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31 Best 2000s Movies on Disney Plus to Watch Right Now

By Lore Apostol / December 31, 2021

The Disney Plus library is filled with all kinds of movies, including kids' movies, action movies, films for adults, and also quite a lot of productions from each decade. This means there is plenty to choose from when it comes to older movies, so let's see the list of best '00s movies on Disney Plus that you can watch right now.

However, keep in mind that you need to subscribe to Disney+ in order to access any of the titles in the streaming service's library.

31. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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Another action movie featuring Dwayne Johnson, this time along with Alexander Ludwig, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carla Gugino in an action-packed remake of the 1975 Disney live-action film Escape to Witch Mountain (there was one in 1995 as well), which is based on the 1968 novel of the same name. The cab driver played by The Rock drives two aliens disguised as teens back to their ship in a race against time, government agents, and an alien hunter.

30. Treasure Planet (2002)

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Disney's Treasure Planet is a science fiction adaptation of the 1883 Treasure Island adventure novel, and it used a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. Right now, it is the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made. The voice cast features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jim Hawkins, an adolescent pining for adventure, and Brian Murray as John Silver, his cyborg cook on the ship, as they go on a treasure hunt following a secret map.

29. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

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Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan return to the magical world of Narnia one year after the adventures in the first movie, only to learn that 1300 Narnian years had passed. Now, an evil king rules the land, so they again turn to their lion friend Aslan to embark on a journey to bring back Prince Caspian from his exile and install him in his rightful place - and save the land and restore peace in the process.

28. Avatar (2009)

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James Cameron's movie was a hit back then, telling the story of the human colonization of Pandora, a lush habitable moon in the Alpha Centauri star system, in order to mine the valuable mineral called unobtanium. As expected, the mining colony's expansion threatens the existence of a local tribe of humanoids called Na'vi. So, humans find a way to interact with the natives: they remotely operate a genetically engineered Na'vi body.

27. Enchanted (2007)

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Amy Adams stars in a Disney fairy tale that has come to life in modern-day Manhattan. Much like in the "Once Upon a Time" series, an animated princess is sent to the real world by an evil queen. There, she meets a cynical Manhattan divorce attorney who does not believe in true love, happily-ever-after, or fairy tales since his wife left him and their daughter. However, he starts to see that he may actually be enchanted by his new lady friend.

26. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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The saga continues with the second movie of the National Treasure film series. This time, Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) and his team need to get to a mysterious and heavily guarded book that would help him find the Lost City of Gold and prove the innocence of his ancestor, who was tied to the conspiracy behind Abraham Lincoln's death. However, there is only one way to get his hands on the book: he must kidnap the President.

25. National Treasure (2004)

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This is the first one in the National Treasure film series and stars Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha, and Christopher Plummer. Hunting treasure and discovering mysteries in a continuous chase makes this a thrilling action-adventure movie that follows a historian and amateur cryptographer searching for a huge lost treasure stockpile that was hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War - and of course, his team is not the only one looking for it.

24. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

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This animated movie is set in 1914 when a young linguist called Milo Thatch (voiced by Michael J. Fox) finds a sacred book. He believes this book will help him find the legendary lost city of Atlantis, so he takes a crew of mercenaries and embarks on an exciting journey. Leonard Nimoy shows his voice talent (we all love his astonishing acting) through Kashekim Nedakh, the King of Atlantis.

23. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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This is the beautiful story of two mischievous characters: a six-year-old Hawaiian girl named Lilo and Experiment 626, a blue extraterrestrial koala-like creature who is adopted by Lilo as a pet dog and renamed Stitch. The creature is created by a mad scientist to cause chaos and destruction, and he initially uses Lilo to avoid being captured by an intergalactic federation but ends up considering her family and changes his mind.

22. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, so he takes his family and flees before Springfield is encased in a giant dome by the EPA. Even though the Simpsons are declared fugitives, the others ultimately return to Springfield to prevent the town’s demolition, abandoning the selfish Homer. However, he tries to redeem himself, so he follows his family back to the city in an effort to save it.

21. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

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Hilarious David Spade voices Emperor Kuzco of the Inca Empire, a spoiled, narcissistic, and selfish 18-year-old with a serious attitude. However, he accidentally turns into a llama by his ex-advisor Yzma (Eartha Kitt) and her dim-witted sidekick and henchman, Kronk (Patrick Warburton) which helps him realize the error of his ways. It's seen as one of the best films released during Disney's post-Renaissance era and the most comedic.

20. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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Mr. Fox (George Clooney) had a happy life until he fell into his old ways and started plotting the world's biggest chicken heist. His spree of thefts results in his family, and later his community, being hunted down by three farmers known as Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. It also stars Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson, among others. Even though it underperformed at the box office, the family fun film was praised for direction, humor, and stop-motion animation.

19. Invincible (2005)

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This biopic is based on the true story of underdog Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg), a 30-year-old bartender and Philadelphia Eagles fan who never played ball. After he finds out about the open public tryouts that coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear) stages at Veterans Stadium, he decides to attend and give it a shot. He proved to be a talented player, and he got to play for the team between 1976 and 1978.

18. X-Men (2000)

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This is the story that gave birth to sequels, spin-offs, prequels, and reboots, and it was critically acclaimed for cast performance, story, and thematic depth. Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, and Anna Paquin starred in this film focused on mutants Wolverine and Rogue. They are involved in a conflict between Professor Xavier's X-Men and Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants.

17. The Princess Diaries (2001)

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Disney's The Princess Diaries comedy movie is based on the young adult novel of the same name. Anne Hathaway plays a shy American teenager called Mia Thermopolis who discovers she's actually the European kingdom heiress. Now, she needs to decide whether to stake a claim to the throne or forever renounce it. Throughout the story, she is guided by the kingdom's reigning queen, her estranged grandmother (Julie Andrews).

16. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

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A tree where three young chipmunk brothers called Alvin, Simon, and Theodore live is cut down and driven to Los Angeles after JETT Records acquires it as a Christmas tree. When they are discovered and kicked out of their house, a producer hears them sing, and this is how they get a gig offer. However, there are some evil characters lurking around and waiting for the opportunity to kidnap the chipmunks.

15. Night at the Museum (2006)

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If you love Ben Stiller, this comedy is a good choice when it comes to rewatching movies. This is the first one in the Night at the Museum franchise, where he's a divorced father that gets a job as the new night guard at the National History Museum. There, he discovers that after visitors leave and the museum closes, the exhibits come to life because of a mysterious magical Egyptian artifact.

14. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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This is the 10th-highest-grossing movie overall in Disney company history and won several awards. Young Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan are separated from their mother in a London bombing during the Blitz, and they end up in a fantasy world called Narnia. This is an excellent Disney production where we get to see James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus and Tilda Swinton in a magnificent role as the White Witch who cursed Narnia to eternally experience winter and never Christmas, while the children fight to defeat her with the help of the wise lion Aslan.

13. The Incredibles (2004)

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The Incredibles is one of the most appreciated Disney and Pixar collaborations, and it features a family that's made entirely of superheroes. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl live a quiet suburban life with their three children and hide their powers as per the government's request. However, they all get into a conflict with a vengeful fan who becomes their enemy - and the movie's villain. It won two Academy Awards and one Hugo Award, and it's rated PG for "action violence."

12. Cars (2006)

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The first installment of the Cars movie series is the most loved of all since it is where it all began. Our favorite talking cars are voiced by Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, and George Carling among others, and race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (as "Junior"), Mario Andretti, Michael Schumacher, and car enthusiast Jay Leno (as "Jay Limo") voice themselves in a hilarious story where brash rookie sensation Lightning McQueen finds new friends while stranded in deserted Radiator Springs.

11. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

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Just like all the other movies in the Ice Age series, this one is hilarious and engaging, as our favorite characters face a massive flood. Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge reprise their roles as Manny, Sid, Diego, and Scrat. They work together with their new friends, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and her possum brothers, to save the valley from impending doom. During this adventure, Manny finds love.

10. Ice Age (2002)

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This movie screams comedy, as silly sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) keeps the laughter going by putting himself in comic situations and delivering hilarious lines while taunting loner wooly mammoth Manny (Ray Romano) and sardonic saber-tooth tiger (Denis Leary). As they come across a human baby, they try to return it to their tribe. Let's not forget the silly "saber-toothed squirrel" called Scrat, who is perpetually searching for a place to bury his acorn.

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

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This is the most awkward of the movie series, as Jack Sparrow is trapped in Davy Jones' Locker, and an unexpected alliance is formed to rescue him: Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Hector Barbossa, and the crew of the Black Pearl. The reason is not what one would expect - they actually need Jack to cast his vote to preserve the freedom-loving pirate life, as he's the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court. This means we get to see Bill Nighy as Davy Jones and Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma/Calypso again.

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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An older movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Dead Man's Chest as thrilling as the others, but this one has a deeper and more touching story involving the sad romance between Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and Calypso. It's also one that pushed more memes and quotes into pop culture thanks to Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) special hilarious input while stranded on the island with the indigenous people who made him their temporary god-king before trying to sacrifice him.

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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It's awesome to watch this spectacular older movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean in 4K and see again how the story began, as Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) steals Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) ship, the Black Pearl, and attacks Port Royal to kidnap the governor's daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). Jack goes with blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) to retrieve his ship and save Elizabeth along the way, in a fantasy action movie seasoned with comedy.

6. Iron Man (2008)

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Even though it's the first of the Iron Man movie series, it is the one that created the hero and pumped in a lot of action as Downey Jr. delivers a rockstar performance. It became a massive success, exceeding Disney's expectations. We are introduced to Tony Stark, who is kidnapped and forced to build a destructive weapon, but uses his wits to create the iconic suit and escape, then fights a longtime friend and becomes a better person by deciding to be Iron Man and protect the world.

5. Finding Nemo (2003)

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Who doesn't love this beautiful animation? It tells the story of a clownfish called Marlin (Albert Brooks), who used to live peacefully in an anemone with his family. However, he goes looking for his son after he's captured from Australia's Grand Barrier Reef and taken to a dentist's office. On his journey, he meets the adorable regal blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), who keeps forgetting things. This is a great option when it comes to selecting a throwback movie on Disney Plus.

4. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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This must be the cutest monster story ever. We get to meet little human girl Boo, who accidentally ends up in a fantasy world, where all kinds of monsters train and work in a factory that gathers children's screams to power up the monster city. Big blue Sulley (John Goodman) and round green Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) need to hurry and return the human child to her world before it's too late, but the cunning purple, eight-legged lizard-like monster Randall (Steve Buscemi) stands in their way.

3. Wall-E (2008)

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This is one of the best science-fiction comedy stories that kids and adults alike love. Wall-E is a curious and adorable little robot that was made for compacting trash who works on a future, uninhabitable, deserted Earth. But his life changes, and he finds a new purpose as he meets Eve, a sleek robot girl. It stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, and Sigourney Weaver.

2. Up! (2009)

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This sad and also heartwarming Pixar and Disney animated movie tells the story of elderly widower Carl Fredricksen (Asner), who decides to go on a journey to South America to fulfill a promise he made to his late wife, Ellie. While traveling by lifting his house with a ton of helium balloons, he's accompanied by a kid called Russell (Jordan Nagai) and meets a talking dog (Bob Peterson) and a giant bird who's being hunted by the explorer Charles Muntz (Cristopher Plummer).

1. Ratatouille (2007)

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This is an extraordinary and heartwarming tale for all ages, with a spectacular animation that tells the story of the hilarious and cute rat Remy, who loves to cook and dreams of becoming a chef. This is how he ends up befriending the employee of one of the most exquisite restaurants in Paris and also helps the guy woo the girl he likes. In the end, as he tries to save the restaurant's reputation, he decides to prepare and serve a Ratatouille dish.

This is our list of the best 2000s movies on Disney Plus. If you'd like to add anything else, use the button below to leave a comment. And lastly, thank you for visiting TechNadu!



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