Disney+ is chock-full of content that can scratch all kinds of itches. You want a Star Wars? You got a Star Wars. Craving Marvel superheroes? Knock yourself out. Need some princesses in your life? Disney Plus is positively saturated with princesses. But what if your particular viewing needs on the Mouse House app aren’t so easily sorted? What if you’re in the mood to laugh, but don’t exactly know how? We’ve got you covered, friend.
Below, we’ve sorted some of the best and funniest comedies currently available to stream on Disney+. Many of them fall satisfyingly into the Disney wheelhouse, some of them are quite surprising, all of them will split your sides and tickle your funnybones. Without further ado, please enjoy the best comedies on Disney Plus streaming.
In the mood for something a little more serious? Check out our list of best dramas or action films on the platform.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
1 hr 37 min | Gil Junger
Cast: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
It was a surprisingly progressive take on the teen comedy. A sneaky adaptation of William Friggin’ Shakespeare. A prescient incubator of incredible talent. And one of the many incredible films produced in 1999. It’s 10 Things I Hate About You, and if you’re surprised to hear that the iconoclastic, PG-13-rated romcom is available on the ostensibly family-friendly Disney+ — buddy, so am I! But I highly encourage you to convert that potential energy into kinetic energy and give this picture a stream. Diving cleverly headfirst into the problematic politics of The Taming of the Shrew headfirst, Julia Stiles stars as the rebellious, snarky, and upon modern eyes “usually correct” Kat. She is set up with bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger, of course) by good boy Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, of course) in a scheme to help Cameron wind up with Kat’s younger, popular sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). Compared to many of the other teen romcoms of this era, 10 Things I Hate About You is uncommonly sensitive, nuanced, and pointed in its comic targets. It’s the perfect film for the “teenager who doesn’t want to admit they have deep feelings even though they absolutely do” in all of us. — Gregory Lawrence
Cadet Kelly (2002)
1 hr 41 min | Larry Shaw
Cast: Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole
Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father) stars in the cherished classic Disney Channel Original Movie Cadet Kelly as an artistic girl who is sent to military school. Fighting to keep her individuality and creativity alive, Kelly stands up against the institution and the commanding officer intent on keeping her in line (Christy Carlson Romano). The tension and chemistry between these two young actors captivate, generating immense excitement as their journey from enemies to sisterhood unfolds. A funny and meaningful film about inner strength, friendship, and overcoming adversity, Cadet Kelly is an inspirational movie for young women everywhere. – Yael Tygiel
1 hr 48 min | Tim Miller
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
One of the top 10 highest-grossing movies on 2016, Deadpool found both financial and critical success when it was released. The film centers around Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), aka Deadpool, a wisecracking mercenary who gets diagnosed with cancer. He gets offered an experimental cure for his illness by a mysterious stranger and, after undergoing the treatment, becomes immortal but is left severely scarred. He then goes on a mission to cure his disfigurement. Deadpool was a pioneer in the superhero space, proving that R-rated superhero films could be a huge success. If you’re looking for something fast, funny, and downright filthy at times, make this your next movie night. – Taylor Gates
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
1 hr 34 min | Jim Fall
Cast: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder
After graduating from middle school, flighty and clumsy Lizzie McGuire heads to Italy on a graduation trip with her classmates. In the role that made Hilary Duff (Younger) a household name, The Lizzie McGuire Movie brings the hilariously talented cast of the hit Disney Channel series to the big screen. The film provides Duff a platform to remind audiences once again that she’s oozing with talent – especially when her character collaborates with a certified pop star, also played by Duff, while in Rome. Even with a trip across the globe, The Lizzie McGuire Movie ensures fan-favorite characters get screen time – including her parents, played by comedy icon Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd. But it wouldn’t be a Disney Channel flick without a love interest, this time in the form of hot Italian boy Paolo (Yani Gellman). – Yael Tygiel