The over-the-top media services in India famously called as OTT have opened a whole new avenue of entertainment. Then there is Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Voot, Zee5, and the list goes on. If you ask me; after Netflix, Hotstar is my all-time favorite. Interestingly, it has now collaborated with Disney+, thus gaining a new name – Disney + Hotstar. I am in love with the platform for its collection of movies and web series. Moreover, it is the most subscribed platform in India. And why not? Because you can watch all your favorite serials of Star India on Disney + Hotstar.
And that’s why I decided to share my list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. So, let’s see what lies ahead!
1. Badhaai Ho
How could I miss this legendary movie? Badhaai Ho will and always be one of my favorite films for the superlative acting and direction. After a very long time, someone addressed the plight of a couple who become parents at a very old age. No one had openly discussed what they go through; except for in Hollywood films like Bride of the Father Part II.
2. Anaarkali of Aarah
I fell in love with Swara Bhaskar after this film. She is stupendous and beautifully complemented by Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi. It follows the story of a dancer who performs during the political rallies. However, during one event she is molested after which follows the fight for justice. What happens next, is something you need to watch. I am sure you will fall in love with her acting and this movie will be on your list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
If you are a big-time fan of Captain America or Avengers, then you probably know about Chris Evans. So this movie revolves around a little girl named Mary (Mckenna Grace), who is raised by her uncle Frank (Chris), just after the death of her mother. Mary is a prodigy in Mathematics and the story revolves around her custody battle between her grandmother and uncle. This is the best performance of Chris so far and his chemistry with Grace is outstanding. Once you watch it, I am sure it’s going to be on your list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
4. National Treasure film series
National Treasure is a series that falls under that historical genre with mystery, adventure, and action. And I love this genre. And on top of it, my favorite Nicolas Cage plays the central role. The way the movies unearth the mystery of treasure is worth a watch. Rather you will binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
When the trailer and poster were released, I was wondering what this movie will be all about? But it is sheer laughter riot with superlative acting by Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi. Their comic timing is just out of the world. And one of the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
6. Mission Mangal
This film is a classic and true tale of all those women who made India’s First Mars Mission a success. What do I say about the lead cast? They are just stupendous. Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, Sharman Joshi, and the entire crew have nailed it. They make every moment feel so lively. You haven’t watched it yet? Then, you will know how great our country is!
7. Mukti Bhawan
I never thought I would fall in love with this movie. And Adil Hussain has surpassed in this film. He plays the role of a son who keeps his job aside to accompany his elderly father to the holy city of Varanasi. And what happens gradually, is something you should witness yourself! One of the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
8. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Since childhood, we always knew about Tanaji Malusare because of the Battle of Sinhagad. To date, nobody showcased the real struggles Tanaji has to go! But with this movie, it just unwinds all the history. People might have liked Ajay Devgn is this movie but I wasn’t very awed by him. Rather I loved Sharad Kelkar and Saif Ali Khan.
9. Avengers: Endgame
Many people call it overrated but I call it addictive and entertainment. And I am in utter love with Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then be it any series – Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, or my beloved Iron Man; I love them all. Every movie I have watched at least twice or maybe more; because I have lost the count. But once you start watching them then they become the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
10. The Martian
While watching this movie I always wonder, why Matt Damon is always left out on a planet (he was the lost astronaut in the movie Interstellar). Well, jokes apart but this race of survival and then the rescue mission is something you must watch out for! And Matt looks extremely appealing but I personally love Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
11. Ranga Patangaa
Rangaa Patangaa is a Marathi-language film that will connect with you right from the start. This film is a classic portrayal of the social issues that are faced in the rural areas of India. Such movies do not get acclaim from the audiences. But they are way too meaningful than Bollywood films. And watch out for the amazing chemistry of Makarand Anaspure and Sandeep Pathak.
12. The Fault In Our Stars
Do you believe in true love? If no, then please watch this movie. And don’t forget to have a tissue or handkerchief by your side. Because it will make you so emotional that you will be left dumbstruck. I can’t express it in words because you need to watch this film!
13. The Shape of Water
Love has no boundaries, right? That’s exactly what is portrayed in this film. A mute janitor falls in love with a humanoid amphibian who is held captive in a Government facility. But the way their romance unfolds is something to be not missed. Above all, the excellent acting of Sally Hawkins spurs magic in the movie.
14. Dear Dad
After Roja, Arvind Swami has been my favorite South Indian actor. Besides, he continues to retain his charm, personality, and appeal to date. And if you are a true fan, then watch this movie. If I tell you the central story then there’s no fun. But I can just say that the bonding between son and father is a binge-watch.
Ratatouille gave us the ultimate mantra, “anybody can cook.” And I am sure, it inspired many to venture into the culinary world including me. The entire movie is shouldered by a tiny rat – Remy who makes you fall in love, get angry, and feel emotional too! His journey of becoming a chef is something you must watch!
I love animated movies and so Brave is a must to be on this list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. This movie features the story of Merida who is fearless and makes sure to go against all the odds. One small mistake and her world turns upside down. But how she mends ways is something to watch out for. Moreover, she is not a delicate girl but a fierce one who takes control of her life.
17. The Devil Wears Prada
When you have a stunning combination of talent – Anne Hathway, Emily Blunt, and the virtuoso Meryl Streep. Then just imagine how the result would be? That’s exactly how the film is! And yes, it is one of the most expensive films because you will find the most classy fur coats, handbags, accessories by the finest fashion designers ever! And how much ever ruthless you find Miranda Priestly (Streep) in the film, yet you will fall in love with her.
18. Finding Nemo
Who aren’t in love with Nemo, his dad Marlin and friend Dory? I am sure everyone knows this trio because they struggled to swim from one ocean to another. Whenever I see this movie my heart goes “awwwww.” This movie will highlight how committed and protective our parents are! It will make you respect parents more. And that’s why it is on my list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
You don’t have to be a winner all the time to taste success. Even a loser or a back-bencher can win a rat race. And that’s beautifully portrayed in this movie. I’ve watched this movie in theatres and also on television as well as on Disney + Hotstar. I just the love raw acting of all the characters and the message it gives. It motivates and makes me fall in love with myself!
It is impossible to not have Avatar on the list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. I have watched this movie 20 times. Missed watching it in theatres but fulfilled by yearning on television and Disney + Hotstar. Wonder how Earth would be in the coming days? Then, watch this movie! Owing to the present situation, definitely one of the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
21. Arjun Reddy
After Arvind Swami, one South Indian actor I simply adore is Vijay Deverakonda. I mean I love him. And while watching this Telugu movie, I did not dig into factors like male ego, sexist, or alpha male attribute. But watching it for his acting. Yes, there some people like Arjun Reddy who are born like this. But it’s upon us on how to handle them!
22. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Oh, how I love this movie series! Always been one of my favorite and top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. And Ben Stiller is my favorite actor followed by Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and Rami Malek. Most importantly, you get to know about many historical events with this movie.
23. Coffee Ani Barach Kahi
This movie is a story about two people who are stark opposite yet they fall in love. But soon their life witnesses a hurdle and what happens next is a visual treat. The small lovey-dovey nuances, the presence of two hotties – Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Bhushan Pradhan is a treat for the eyes. Most importantly, it’s so good to see my friend Neha Mahajan on the silver screen. Love her overall presence and acting!
It’s Disney + Hotstar! So, how could you get away with a Frozen movie series? I thoroughly enjoyed the first part but the second part is a letdown. But Frozen (part 1) is one of the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. And I yes, I love the song, “Let it go,” by Demi Lovato because of which I love this movie and binge-watch all the time.
I must have watched this Telugu film at least 10 times since it started streaming on Hotstar. Again, it has my favorite actor Arvind Swami in a negative role. And I thoroughly enjoyed his overall presence. Arvind Swami overpowers Ram Charan throughout the film. I loved the action sequences, the plot, direction, and acting. Ekdum paisa-vasool film and one of the top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar.
On a parting note
So, this is my list of top movies to binge-watch on Disney + Hotstar. If I missed any, then enlighten me with your list. Because my list is still incomplete as I have a lot of movies to watch yet! And peeps, who haven’t subscribed to Disney + Hotstar, then do it now. They have some amazing packages and amazing set of movies as well as web series!