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Disney movie fans are going to love 2019. Thanks to a deal between Netflix and Disney (which also owns Marvel and Star Wars franchises) — a deal that runs through 2019 — any die-hard Disney film fanatics will have a wealth of entertainment to binge watch this year.
The films featured on this list include classic movies all the way up to 2018 releases. So get out your calendars and start setting some must-watch movie marathon dates!
2018 Disney Releases Coming To Netflix
Netflix officially released its list of the most-recent Disney releases coming to its streaming platform in 2019. Here they are in chronological order:
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” — Confirmed release date: January 9, 2019
Sadly, this will be the final “Star Wars” movie to hit Netflix before the media deal ends in December. This prequel to the original trilogy shares a bit of the origin story of the iconic Han Solo character before he got to know Luke, Princess Leia and the rest of the “Star Wars” universe.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp” — Confirmed release date: January 29, 2019
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” will be the final Marvel movie coming to Netflix as part of the blockbuster deal between Disney and Netflix.
“Incredibles 2” — Confirmed release date: January 30, 2019
Our favorite superhero family hits Netflix at the end of January and we can’t wait! The story picks right up from the first movie, but this time Elastigirl takes center stage in the crime-fighting world.
“Christopher Robin” — Expected release date: February 2019–April 2019
When Christopher Robin grows up and forgets what life is like with a little fun and imagination, his old friends Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang come back to teach him an important life lesson.
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” — Expected release date June 2019–August 2019
Looking for a touch of Christmas in July? Disney’s adaptation of the classic holiday story starts streaming this summer!
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” — Expected release date June 2019–August 2019
Everyone’s favorite video game characters, Wreck-It Ralph and Vannelope Van Schweetz, return to take on the vast world of the internet in one of Disney’s most recent hits.
“Mary Poppins Returns” — Expected release date: July 2019-September 2019
In a continuation of the classic Disney movie, Mary Poppins Returns is filled with song and dance and is “practically perfect in every way!” And the cameo by original cast member Dick Van Dyke is toe-tappingly wonderful!
Other Disney Movies Available On Netflix In 2019
In addition to the newest additions to the Netflix/Disney collection, viewers can also re-visit some other popular family films from the House of Mouse, including:
“Beauty and the Beast” (2017)
The live-action remake starring Emma Watson as Belle blends incredible animation with some fun live performances from this all-star cast.
This superhero movie was one of the most popular of 2018 and broke new ground in the genre.
“Bridge to Terabithia”
The best-selling book comes to life in this movie as two children transform their local woods into a fantasy world.
“High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
Gabriella, Troy and the rest of the High School Musical gang are getting ready to graduate, but not before one last year of friendship, music and romance.
“101 Dalmations” (1996)
One of the first live-action remakes of a Disney classic movie featured Glenn Close as the evil Cruella de Vil. And she just about stole the show from all the dogs, which couldn’t have been easy!
The Princess Diaries Series
When awkward, shy teen Mia suddenly finds out she’s a princess, her world turns upside down. Does she have what it takes to become a royal? Netflix has the entire series ready for some fun binge-watching!
“A Wrinkle in Time”
Disney loves adapting children’s books into movies. Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” brought on stars like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to star in the fantasy tale.
Disney’s movie about a young boy’s love of music and family is a beautiful story with jaw-dropping animation. And the music is sure to get your feet tapping and even make you shed a tear.
“The Last Jedi”
In addition to “Solo” (listed above), Netflix also has “The Last Jedi” available for streaming.
Tarzan lives in the jungle and was raised by his animal friends. However, a chance encounter with humans brings love and confusion to our hero.
Lighting McQueen is back, but not as fast as he used to be in the past. Can he figure out the importance of lasting friendships over his fading fame?
Behind great men often stand greater women. Disney’s story of the young woman who saved China breaks stereotypes while keeping to the Disney tradition of family loyalty and love.
“Lilo & Stitch”
Before Moana, there was Lilo and her alien friend Stitch. This terrific twosome taught us about how “Ohana means family,” all while getting into some mischievous adventures.
Featuring Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, “Bolt” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2008. Bolt the dog believes his human, Penny, has been kidnapped and goes off to rescue her.
With songs like “Colors of the Wind” and “Just Around the Riverbend,” Disney’s “Pocahontas” shares the story of a young Native American woman who yearns to bring peace between her people and the foreigners who have come to her land.
The Greek demi-god Hercules gets his own movie thanks to Disney. And this film combines classic stories about the world’s strongest man along with some great gospel sounds. A match made in Mount Olympus for sure!
More movie mythology thanks to Disney and Marvel. The God of Thunder hits the big screen for the third time, and this time he’s being held captive on another planet.
What secrets do the U.S. Declaration of Independence hide? Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) believes the historic document holds the clue to a priceless collection. But others have the same idea and, to save the Declaration of Independence, Gates has to do the unthinkable — steal it!
“Meet the Robinsons”
This sweet story reminds audiences to “Keep moving forward!” With time travel, a childhood nemesis and a hilarious look at the future, “Meet the Robinsons” is perfect for kids of all ages.
“Pirates of the Carribean”
Ahoy, maties! Hit the high seas with Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew in this swashbuckling first installment of the popular Disney film series. Johnny Depp made Captain Jack into one of the most recognizable film characters in recent memory!
“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”
The second installment of this comic-book-to-cinema adaptation has the Guardians digging into the family history of Peter Quill when his past comes back to haunt him.
Who says you need to be big to save the world? Forget about the sky falling! In this movie, Chicken Little is ready to face invading aliens who want to take over the planet.
“Do you believe in miracles? Yes.”
It’s one of the most famous quotes in sportscasting history, and it comes from the 1980 Winter Olympics coverage of the U.S. men’s hockey team’s miraculous run to the gold medal.
“The Emperor’s New Groove”
A spoiled emperor gets turned into a llama as his advisors look to take over the empire. The emperor must work with a peasant (played by John Goodman) to get his throne back. Their adventures lead to lots of laughs and some important lessons.
“Atlantis: The Lost Empire”
In search of the lost city of Atlantis, explorer Milo Thatch discovers a journal that may finally prove he’s right about the existence of the legendary empire. His quest leads him to the ocean floor, where he finds out a long-lost secret that may trigger a war between old enemies.