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5 Underrated Movies You Should Watch on Disney +

Disney + is set to go live in just a few days and I for one cannot wait much longer. There are so many shows and movies that I plan on watching, but some of the movies I’m looking most forward to almost no one remembers what I’m talking about. 

And that is not ok. 

So here are five of my favorite, underrated and fantastic movies you should watch. 


Bedknobs and Broomsticks

You’re probably thinking, what on Earth is that? Let me tell you. This 70’s classic movie is the stuff my childhood was made of. Literally, it is a spunky, and a little chaotic, story about a British witch, some kids, and all the chaos they get up to with magic and musical numbers. It is also, more than likely, the first movie I’m going to watch because I was so happy and excited when I saw it on the list of Disney + movies. 


Avalon High 

While a more recent Disney Channel Original movie, I feel like no one appreciated this gem. It took the classic story of King Arthur and the Round Table, made it modern, gave it a great 2010’s soundtrack and blew my middle school mind with a twist I never saw coming. 


The Great Mouse Detective 

Imagine Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock; cocky, smart, and a big fan of mystery, and make him a Victorian mouse. What more could you ask for? Not to mention with his rat of a nemesis and Dr. Watson trying to keep the chaos to a minimum. The Great Mouse Detective is just fun, will make any night in fun, and will make you feel like a kid again as it drudges up your memories of watching this before. 


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

This movie got One Republic stuck in my head, on a loop, for who knows how long. But I was 100% okay with it because I loved watching this movie. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice has everything that I love in a family movie, a goofy main character that discovers he has powers, magic, great banter, and an ending that makes you think it might not end happily and then does. 


The Love Bug 

You may have seen the 2005 remake with Lindsey Lohan, but this 1969 classic is by far the superior version, even if it has inferior special effects. The Love Bug (1969) is a movie everyone can enjoy no matter how bad the special effects are, and that’s coming from me, someone who struggles to watch sci-fi scenes from the 2000’s because of the cringey special effects.


Melissa Locke

Pepperdine '21

This is my senior year of college and I'm a Public Relations major with a Creative Writing outside concentration. I was born and raised in So-Cal and love it so much I couldn't go too far. As much as South California is my home, I adore traveling and learning about other cultures. A Disney fan to the core you can find me watching any of their movies, or breaking my bank account at Disneyland, and if not I'll probably be reading, writing, or enjoying the Malibu climate. 
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