The 37 Best Movies on Disney+ Hotstar to Watch in 2023

Douglas Mabiria  - Expert Tech Reporter
Last updated: November 19, 2023
Read time: 29 minutes

Here's our list of the 37 best movies on Disney+ Hotstar to watch now, along with the answers to common questions about the service's use.

Disney+ Hotstar is an amazing streaming platform featuring a vast catalog of entertainment-rich content. This range of movies and shows is often overwhelming for new users, making it difficult for them to decide where to begin. You can instantly stream movies on the platform, including John Wick, Black Panther, and The Fault in Our Stars. Yet, if you want more to binge-watch, read along as we have curated the list of 37 best movies you can watch right now on Disney+ Hotstar.

Disney+ Hotstar provides a wonderful streaming experience through its blend of both classic and modern movies and TV shows and its affordable subscription fee. Its catalog of movies, ranging from classic cartoons to blockbuster action movies, means Disney+ Hotstar has something to watch for everyone.

The platform is among the top-notch movie websites. But, choosing a movie to watch when you have access to that vast library can be daunting. In this article, we researched and curated the best films on Disney Plus Hotstar currently.

Quick overview of the best movies on Disney+ Hotstar

Below, you’ll find brief descriptions of our top movies on Hotstar.

  1. John Wick – This movie tells the story of an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to avenge the death of his dog by thugs from his past. Released in 2014, John Wick is now a cult classic, with multiple sequels, a dedicated fanbase, and has inspired memes and other movies.
  2. John Wick: Chapter 2 – The direct sequel to John Wick picks up where the original movie left off. Having returned to the criminal underworld, Wick discovers that a huge bounty has been placed on his head, and he must continuously fight to save his life.
  3. Interstellar – When humanity is faced with a dystopic famine, NASA sets up a team of explorers to travel through a wormhole in space to ensure humanity’s survival. Interstellar follows pilot-turned-farmer Joseph Cooper and his experiences with the space exploration team.
  4. Goodfellas – Goodfellas is a biographical crime drama film about a young man named Henry Hill. It shows how Hill who, with two of his friends, Jimmy and Tommy, begins the climb from a petty criminal to a gangster on the mean streets of New York.
  5. Titanic – Arguably the most popular romance movie, Titanic shows the misadventures of a seventeen-year-old aristocrat who falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard a ship. It’s a fictionalized tale of the RMS Titanic, a British ocean liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912.
  6. The Fault in Our Stars – The Fault in Our Stars is a coming-of-age story about two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, who meet at a cancer support group. The two set out for Amsterdam on a life-affirming journey to meet a reclusive author, Peter Van Houten.
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – The first film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series introduced the eccentric pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow. Here, Sparrow teamed up with a blacksmith, Turner, to save a lady from his former, now undead, pirate allies.
  8. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – The Kingsman headquarters is destroyed, and the world is held hostage by a criminal mastermind, Poppy Adams, and her drug cartel, the golden circle. Members of Kingsman discover their American counterpart, Statesman, and they plan to stop Adams together.
  9. The Lion King – Now a classic, The Lion King follows Simba, a young lion prince who learns the meaning of responsibility and bravery. Simba must protect his family and kingdom from his uncle, Scar, who murdered his father and desires the throne for himself.
  10. Black Panther – Wakanda is a country in Africa, generally considered the most technologically advanced nation on Earth. The new king of Wakanda, T’challa, must step forward to lead his country into a new future and confront a challenger from its past.
  11. Avengers: Infinity War – The Avengers need to step up to defeat Thanos before he destroys the Earth and the entire universe. Infinity War is followed by Endgame and constitutes the end of MCU phase 3.
  12. The Greatest Showman – Another biographical movie, The Greatest Showman, tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a famous showman, and entertainer. It details the creation of show business and how a man who had nothing became a worldwide sensation.
  13. The Martian – A team of Mars explorers scrubbed their mission and evacuated, leaving behind astronaut Mark Watney, who was presumed dead after a dust storm. Watney now relies on his ingenuity to signal to Earth that he’s still alive and must survive until a potential rescue.
  14. Deadpool – This film tells the story of Wade Wilson, a sarcastic mercenary who was experimented on and became immortal but ugly. Wilson becomes a vigilante superhero with his newfound powers and tracks down the man who ruined his looks.
  15. Gandhi – Gandhi is acclaimed for accurately depicting the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his movement against the British Empire. It showed Gandhi’s life from a lawyer to a famed leader and the spread of his nonviolent protest philosophy.
  16. The Devil Wears Prada – This movie is known for its references to established fashion brands. It shows the relationship between Andy, a smart college graduate, and her boss, Miranda, a powerful but demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
  17. Murder on the Orient Express – The first film in our list in the mystery genre. This entry follows famous detective Hercule Poirot, who investigates a murder on the train on which he’s traveling.
  18. The Avengers – Before there was Infinity War and Endgame, Earth’s mightiest heroes first assembled in Marvel’s The Avengers. This time, they confront Loki and his alien army when they seriously threaten Earth.
  19. The Shape of Water – The Shape of Water explores the possibility of romance between humans and other species. In it, a mute janitor falls in love with an amphibious creature held captive at a research facility and helps him escape from the hands of an evil colonel.
  20. The Notebook – Two individuals from different social classes fall in love but are soon separated by their class differences. Their story is read in a modern-day nursing home residence by an elderly man to an elderly woman who appears to be suffering from dementia.
  21. Iron Man – Billionaire, playboy, genius, and inventor Tony Stark was captured and held captive in an Afghan cave. To escape, he built an armored suit, ultimately deciding to rid the world of evil with his newly developed tech.
  22. Deadpool 2 – In Deadpool 2, Wilson, now an established superhero, defends a young boy from the authorities and gets imprisoned. He escapes and assembles a team of fellow mutants to protect the boy from a time-traveling mercenary.
  23. X-Men: Apocalypse – From the name, Apocalypse refers to an all-powerful mutant who is revered as a god and ruled ancient Egypt until he was entombed. When this powerful mutant tries to destroy the Earth, the X-Men must work together to thwart his plans.
  24. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A crew of deadly ghosts has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and led by an old rival, Captain Salazar, are pursuing Captain Jack Sparrow. They’ve promised to kill every pirate at sea, notably Sparrow.
  25. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – Four siblings discover a wardrobe that leads to the magical world of Narnia. As they explore this world, they find out that they’re fated to stop an impending doom by uniting with a lion called Aslan.
  26. Kingsman: The Secret Service – Where The Kingsman’s espionage saga all began. Gary Eggsy Unwin is a promising street kid recruited into a spy agency and collaborates with his mentor to stop the plans of a twisted tech genius.
  27. Zodiac – A cartoonist becomes obsessed with identifying the Zodiac Killer, an unknown serial killer who terrorizes the San Francisco Bay Area between the late 1960s and early 1970s. He applies his puzzle-solving abilities to get closer to revealing the killer’s identity.
  28. Logan – Logan is the alter ego of the X-Men mutant, Wolverine. He comes out of retirement after a young mutant named Laura flees from scientists and comes to him for help to get her to safety.
  29. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Continuing the journey of Captain Jack Sparrow as he sets sail in search of the legendary fountain of youth. He comes up against a mysterious woman from his past, meets Barbossa, and discovers that the feared pirate, Blackbeard, is searching for the fountain.
  30. Tangled – A magically long-haired princess wishes to explore the outside world but is locked up by her overly protective mother. Her wish eventually comes true when a good-hearted thief stumbles upon her and helps her escape.
  31. National Treasure – This film tells the story of Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian who comes from a family of treasure hunters. He must beat a team of mercenaries to the legendary templar treasure, which he first learned about as a kid from his grandfather.
  32. The Imitation Game – Based on the 1983 biography of Alan Turing, this movie shows how he joins the cryptography team to decipher the German’s enigma code during World War II. It also presented his relationship with fellow mathematicians and how he was chemically castrated.
  33. Thor: Ragnarok – Imprisoned on planet Sakaar and deprived of his hammer Mjolnir, Thor needs to escape to the universe’s other side to stop Hela, the death goddess, and prevent the impending Ragnarok.
  34. Captain America: The First Avenger – In the heat of World War II, Steve Rogers volunteers for an experiment that aims to transform his weak body. Now a super soldier, he fights a secret Nazi organization headed by a warmonger named Red Skull.
  35. Coco – Miguel is a little boy passionate about music but comes from a family that has placed a ban on the art. He wanders into the Land of the Dead and stumbles upon his great-great-grandfather who also loved to sing.
  36. Toy Story – Famed for being the first entirely computer-animated feature film, Toy Story introduces the cowboy doll, Woody, and the space action cadet, Buzz Lightyear. Woody develops jealousy towards Lightyear when their owner starts spending more time with him.
  37. The Little Mermaid – Ariel is the 16-year-old princess of Antarctica, a large underwater kingdom with different kinds of water creatures. She made a devious deal with a sea witch in an attempt to become human and win a prince’s love.