Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

TOP: The best movies on Disney+ from the last decade

Disney has been a powerhouse in the film industry for years. And not only in terms of animation. It’s no wonder that the Disney+ streaming platform is extremely popular. Fortunately for movie lovers, you can find more than just productions from Walt Disney’s studio there. Polish viewers can choose from over 800 films and 1,000 series. To make it easier to choose a title for your next viewing, we have created a list of the best films from recent years that can be seen on Disney+.

Martin McDonagh’s film topped the lists of the best films of the 2022/2023 season. “Ghosts of Inisherin” received nine Oscar nominations. And although the creators returned home without statuettes, this does not deprive “Ghosts…” of their value. The absurd starting point of this story is worthy of the director’s twisted perception “7 Psychopaths”. We are on the fictional island of Inisherin, where two friends live. Farmer Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and local musician with a penchant for existential philosophizing Colm (Brendan Gleeson) meet in the pub every day at 2 p.m. This routine is interrupted when one day Colm does not open the door to his former friend and from one day to the next he stops talking to him.

“Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos has a chance to win as many as eleven Oscars. In 2018, his “The Favorite” competed for statuettes. The film with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz won the hearts of critics and viewers around the world. The film takes us to the 18th century. England is at war with the French, but the court’s attention is absorbed by duck races and the arrival of pineapples on the market. The ailing Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) sits on the throne, and the country is ruled instead by her close friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz). She looks after the capricious and short-tempered queen with admirable devotion.

A new servant, Abigail (Oscar winner Emma Stone), arrives at the manor and charms Sarah with her charm. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees this as a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. As politics and warfare become increasingly preoccupied with Sarah, Abigail gradually takes her place at Queen Anne’s side. A blossoming friendship with the queen gives Abigail a chance to fulfill her ambitions. So the girl comes to the conclusion that she will not let anyone or anything – whether it be a woman, a man, a politician or a rabbit – stand in her way.

Another Oscar-winning production in the Disney+ library. Three years ago, “Nomadland” was awarded in the categories of best film, best director (Chloé Zhao) and best leading actress (Frances McDormand). Based on a reportage by Jessica Bruder, it is a story about 60-year-old Fern, who, due to the lack of prospects for a better future, begins to lead the life of a modern nomad.

Speaking of McDormand, we cannot ignore the film that won her the second Oscar in her career. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the work of the above-mentioned Martin McDonagh. The film takes place in a small American town. Several months have passed since the murder of Mildred Hayes’s (Frances McDormand) daughter, and the local police have still not found the perpetrator. The determined woman decides to make a bold move: she rents three advertising boards on the road leading to the town and paints a provocative message on them, addressed to the police chief respected by the local community, Sheriff William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). When the sheriff’s deputy, Constable Dixon (Sam Rockwell) – an unbalanced, hot-tempered mama’s boy with a penchant for violence – steps in, the clash between Mildred Hayes and the local law enforcement turns into an open war.

Our next offering also takes place in the United States, but in completely different times. “Hamilton”, one of the most popular Broadway musicals in recent years, was released on the Disney+ streaming platform in early July 2020. The show, recorded with the original cast, was supposed to be released in cinemas, but was eventually made available online.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theatrical experience and a true cultural phenomenon. There is a reason why ‘Hamilton’ it is considered an extraordinary work of art. Anyone who managed to see the show with the original cast will never forget it. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the same Broadway experience with millions of viewers around the world,” Bob Iger (president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company) said earlier on the occasion of acquiring the rights to “Hamilton.”

Marek Mylod’s film is a marriage of several genres. Movie plot “Menu” focuses on a wealthy group of people who purchased a multi-course meal at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant located on an island surrounded by the ocean. The chef there is Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), an eccentric celebrity chef. His guests include a washed-up movie star and his assistant, a famous food critic and her publisher, and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), a non-intelligent fan of Slowik and his partner Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy).

Disney+ is, of course, the “home” for Marvel productions. The films “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” are considered to be the culmination of the third phase. These are extremely spectacular productions that connect the cinematic universe created a decade ago. Twenty superheroes appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War”. It ended up grossing billions again, and the film’s finale went down in the history of entertainment cinema as one of the most shocking. Fans were eagerly awaiting the next part.

The film “Avengers: Endgame” hit theaters a year later and became a box office hit almost immediately. After the dramatic events of “Avengers: Infinity War”, Iron Man drifts alone in space, half of the superheroes have ceased to exist, and Captain America tries to come to terms with defeat. The world will never be the same again, and the survivors must learn to live in new conditions. However, not everyone gives up

“Disney+ positively surprised with the premiere of the film ‘Predator: Prey’ directed by Dan Trachtenberg. After the less than successful spin-offs of the original ‘Predator’ from 1987, viewers received a production that keeps them in suspense and introduces freshness to the franchise,” wrote Justyna Miś in her review. The film tells the story of an Indian woman from the Comanche tribe who begins to realize that she and her tribesmen will soon face trial. with an out-of-this-world threat. The brave Indians soon face the space hunter, the Predator.

Another Wes Anderson film that charmed viewers. The production tells the story of the adventures of Gustav H., a legendary concierge in a famous European hotel in the interwar period, and Zero Moustafa, a lobby boy who became his most trusted friend. The story concerns the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a crazy battle for a huge family fortune, with daring chases on motorcycles, trains, sleighs and skis; and the sweetest of romances – all on the eve of dramatic changes that will leave a brutal mark on the entire continent.

In “Coco”, Pixar proves that its creators have not lost any of their storytelling talent. Lee Unkrich’s animation is a real mine of emotions, from laughter, through delight, to emotion. The hero of the film is Miguel. Music has been banned in his family for generations. However, Miguel dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol, the great musician Ernesto de la Cruz. He is desperate to prove his talent to the world, and this – thanks to a series of strange events – will lead him to the extremely colorful Land of the Dead.