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    26 Things On Disney+ That Are Totally Worth A Rewatch

    Still a ~whole new world~ when you watch these bangers. πŸ§žβ€β™‚οΈ

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    1. Finding Nemo β€” Baby! This movie will be a good time forever. You'll be mad at Nemo for getting lost all over again. You'll get mad and then forget how mad you are at Dory because she's so adorable (😜 IYKYK). And, you'll feel for Marlin the whole way. It's def an em-OCEAN-al rollercoaster. 🌊

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    And if you're curious about Finding Dory, then you'll be happy to know that YES it's on Disney+ too! It 1000% did the original film we love so much justice.

    P.S. Anybody else ever randomly think of the P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydnee address? Welp. A BuzzFeed writer actually went to the famous Finding Nemo address to see if it's a real place to go. You wanted the tea. You got it.

    2. The Parent Trap β€” A rewatch will reveal that the real villains in this film are the parents for deciding to permanently split up children because of their failed relationship. They deserved all the hell that Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan gave them as far as I'm concerned. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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    Pssst... this 1998 version isn't the first one. The original film The Parent Trap is also on Disney+ and very enjoyable, btw, if you really want to throw it back. Both are pretty good. This '90s baby is biased though and does prefer Lohan's performance as Hallie Parker and Annie James.

    3. Toy Story β€” These toys are hilarious and after seeing all four films in the series again, I notice there were definitely jokes made in the first two that I didn't get as a kid.

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    Warning: You may or may not cry at the very last line of Toy Story 4. It will push you headfirst into your feelings and bring the entire story around full circle.

    4. Aladdin β€” Because theory: Neither Aladdin (a liar) nor Jafar (a controlling, evil sorcerer) were good enough for Princess Jasmine or her tiger, Rajah. Go back to Agrabah (πŸ˜‰) for the night and watch Aladdin lie his way into a princess's life. 😭

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    Also, this soundtrack is top tier! "A Whole New World" is still a charming banger for the ears. Oh, and despite much public ridicule, I actually DO recommend you go back and watch the 2019 reboot of Aladdin with Will Smith. Sure, he looked doofy with that ponytail, but if you take away expectations for him to fill Robin Williams' shoes as The Genie, he did an actually lovely job by bringing his own flair. He's not Robin Williams' Genie; he was his own and quite entertaining at it. I also really enjoyed the songs. If anything, you could watch your old fave and then watch the newbie to compare.

    5. Remember The Titans β€” This movie made everyone want to attend a football-frenzied college for a while there. Denzel Washington shines (per usual πŸ‘‘) as the IRL Coach Herman Boone who successfully integrates the team and pushes them toward the championship game.


    It's technically a sports drama but has some super hilarious moments and another VERY special thing about the film? The legendary Wood Harris' performance as Julius Campbell. If you forgot about any of this magic, it'll all come barreling back when you turn it on at the house. A total touchdown for movie night. 🏈

    6. Avatar β€” You've seen it. You know why it's visually dope. Fall right back in love with Neytiri and her world as Jake does β€” but maybe this time you'll question your original position on whether or not Jake belongs in Pandora.

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    Don't forget those 3D glasses if you have the capabilities on your TV! Also, re-experiencing the Avatar world may help you out until the long-awaited Avatar 2 release in December 2022.

    7. The Sound Of Music β€” Two words: Julie Andrews. Her performance in this film was absolutely stunning and completely transcends time and all that other jazz. It also carefully used music to tell a story set during a very tough event in history, which was World World 2.

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    The "My Favorite Things" song is still a top tier Disney record, too. Sigh. Crown Julie Andrews, for real.

    8. Mary Poppins β€” Yeah, we gotta double up. Julie Andrews brought joy to literally everyone with this one, too. You could also have a whole nanny-loving night with this and other films that followed it much later like Nanny McPhee and Mrs. Doubtfire.

    Mary Poppins and her friend Bert (currenty a chimney sweeper but he has many jobs) stand with the children she nannies for

    The songs in this one are still so good! Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews together was just perfection.

    9. Ratatouille β€” It may be the dopest story (since the Ninja Turtles, respect to Master Splinter) with rats in the plot? We totally wanted those rats to win at life and get all the good things.

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    Btw, there are some pretty wild or just super cool details in Ratatouille that you probably, OK definitely, missed.

    Also, admit it: You hadn't heard of the meal ratatouille until Ratatouille came out. Just me? πŸ€πŸ€”πŸ™ˆ

    10. The Princess Diaries β€” There's literally 50/11 reasons it's worth a repeat. One is watching Anne Hathaway's first film (what a kickoff boo). Another is the pleasant and iconic Julie Andrews. The third? Erik Von Detten! Remember that hottie? IYKYK. 😘

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    P.S. I always thought Mia's hair was better before they straightened it. All sis needed was the right hair products to really get those waves popping. What say you? Lemme know after you refresh yourself! πŸ˜‹

    11. Jack β€” Listen, this may be Robin Williams' most underrated comedy film. In case you've forgotten how terrific he was in this and in general, you'll def want to go back to Jack.

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    It's the story of a 10-year-old who ages 4x as fast as the average kid does. Kinda similar to The Serious Case of Benjamin Button, I guess? But way, way funnier because, duh, it's Robin Williams. He shines. The kids he acts with β€” including the lovely Jurnee Smollett β€” shine. You know you're going to laugh but don't forget, you just might need tissues.

    12. Mrs. Doubtfire β€” Yeah, it's always appropriate to do back-to-back Robin Williams. This film may be his FUNNIEST comedy and you're about to laugh at some jokes you haven't laughed at in a while and I promise you, they'll still be hilarious.

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    13. The Cheetah Girls β€” At one point, this was all us tweens cared ANYthing about. Cheetah print everything. Dance moves. Cute crushes. Memory a lil' ~spotty~ about how fun and slightly ridiculous it all was? Yup, you're due for a rewatch.

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    And can we all agree now that Chanel was top two in the Cheetah Girls? And she wasn't two.

    14. The Little Mermaid β€” I say rewatch this for a lil' deprogramming. No, it's time. In WHAT world β€” sea or otherwise β€” are women giving up royalty status, family, friends, and their ability to speak, for a man they haven't even met?! Eric wasn't even that fine. I'm 1000% sure there were hotter merpeople ~under the sea~. πŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€‘πŸ™ƒ

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    The songs were and still are lit though! Let's hope the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid does something about this injustice. Go ahead and watch this oldie to prepare for the newbie.

    15. Cool Runnings β€” Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It's bobsled time! AGAIN, baby. This movie is so good and so funny. You can't help but root for the Jamaican bobsled team in their competitions and their friendship. If it's been some years since you watched, go ahead and get some movie time on the cal.

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    Two other reasons to watch: 1) As a kid, I pretty much viewed this as a comedy only and didn't even really register that it's also an educational film based on a true story about a real Jamaican bobsled team. It definitely highlighted the ups and downs of Black people's experiences playing sports traditionally dominated by white people. 2) LEON. He's in it (shown in the GIF) and fine then like he's fine now. Welcome. 😍

    16. Smart House β€” Disney Channel fans know! The house was VERY lit to my 8-year-old eyes until it mal-WTF-unctioned on that family. They did not deserve 🀣.

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    I'm rewatching this with you because I need to know if the house was initially as dope as my 8-year-old eyes thought it was β€” or if they should have known from the jump.

    17. Ruby Bridges β€” It's a lovely true story about the first Black girl to attend a desegregated school that's always worth rewatching for yourself and showing to any kids you know.

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    And when you think about the fact that Ruby Bridges is alive and only 65 years old, it always puts things into a whole other perspective. I really enjoyed watching this film to learn her story but also to show the display of a family unit trying to work through something so challenging together.

    18. Lilo & Stitch β€” Rewatching this one will remind you just how adorable and equally destructive a little girl and a lost alien can really be as friends.

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    Non-spoiler reminder: You prob will tear up when Stitch delivers his Ohana line to prevent being taken from Lilo. It's OK. Push through it.

    19. Holes β€” This film adaptation of Louis Sachar's novel of the same title was a major hit and told a fabulous story. To be honest, it's one of the few movies that actually did the book pretty good justice IMHO.

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    I say you whip out the novel and watch the film again for old time's sake. And for some Shia LaBeouf screentime which is always good.

    20. Freaky Friday β€” Admit it. Lindsay Lohan's '90s and early 2000s movie run is always worth returning to now and then. She and Jamie Lee Curtis really kept us laughing with this remake.

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    Yup, watching this on a Friday night is a solid move. And jussst in case the original Freaky Friday movie of 1976 was played more in your childhood, that's on Disney+ too. Woot!

    21. Who Framed Mr. Roger Rabbit? β€” '90s babies had Space Jam, but before that, there was this film β€” the first to mix cartoons with live-action. I rewatched it not long ago and it was so cool to go back and see how far technology has come and to get lost in the hilarious crime mystery.

    Roger Rabbit hugging detective Eddie Valient while they both look on terrified. It's the perfect representation of their relationship as Valient tries to clear Roger's name.

    Toontown awaits your return, peeps!

    22. Don't Look Under The Bed β€” Disney was definitely on a mission to scare the crap out of us on a random Friday night. Lol, rewatching this now that you're older will probably show you how scary it WASN'T.

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    Just don't spoil it for any kids who may watch it with you. Boogeyman fears are a rite of passage. They do deserve 🀣.

    23. Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit β€” Ooh, this one doesn't even require you to watch the first one because it's just that ill of a sequel. The music is great. Whoopi is WHOOPI.

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    And who doesn't want to re-see young Lauryn Hill talking smack and singing it down?

    24. Hocus Pocus β€” You know the Sanderson Sisters are the baddest witches, period. This movie's lit on Halloween and any other day. Unlike the black candle. We don't need that lit in 2020. Just relax.

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    Fingers crossed for a Hocus Pocus 2 with the original witches and wild things happening with their fashions.

    25. A Goofy Movie β€” It's one of the most underrated animated Disney films and deserves all the flowers. It's also a timeless, lovely story about the relationship between a dad and his son.


    Laughs will be had and heartstrings will be tugged.

    26. The Lizzie McGuire Movie β€” Head on back to Rome with Lizzie and friends. Remember her outfits? Remember her hairstyles? Remember how we wanted it ALL?!!

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    The only thing I didn't get about Lizzie was her interest in Ethan... He was NOT fine enough for all those nerves and a perfect study on how men can do the least and still get the most. Whew. Glad she had better options in this movie.

    This is you cruising through all your old favorites on Disney+.

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