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These are the best Disney Plus shows to add to your watchlist in July

Disney nostalgia and awesome new shows to stream

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Disney Plus has finally created a competitive library of original series that can compete with other services like Netflix and Max. It is also a treasure trove of Disney nostalgia for anyone who grew up in the 90s and early 2000s. On top of all that, the streamer has released a few of the most popular TV series to come out in recent years, and those series, on top of the deep catalog, make a Disney Plus subscription worthwhile for any viewer or Disney fan.

With content from Star Wars, Marvel, and the Disney channel all available to stream right now, there’s something for everyone, whatever you might be into. If you’re looking for movies, take a look at our must-see list of Disney Plus movies. Now, keep reading and check out the best Disney Plus shows you can stream this month.

Loki (2021)

Loki
tv-14
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino
Created by
Michael Waldron
Watch on Disney+
In yet another Marvel series spinoff from the already expansive film universe, Loki takes the endless possibilities of time from Endgame and runs with them. When the titular trickster god is sent to what is basically time prison for stealing the Tesseract in Endgame, Loki is forced to work with the timekeepers to ‘fix reality’ as they know it. Filled with clever dialogue, some genuinely smart things to say about who Loki is as a character, and a genuinely thrilling climax, Loki is one of the best Marvel shows Disney has made. The second season is set to premiere on October 6, 2023.

America's Funniest Home Videos (1989)

America's Funniest Home Videos
tv-pg
34 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Talk
Created by
Vin Di Bona
Watch on Disney+
Are you craving a trip down memory lane? Tired of the constant advertisements on YouTube? Longing for the days when you could relax on your grandmother’s rug and watch hilarious videos? No need to worry. Disney Plus offers the original America’s Funniest Home Videos for your enjoyment. All you need to do is lean back and enjoy the show that arguably kickstarted meme culture.

WandaVision (2021)

WandaVision
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Stars
Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn
Created by
Jac Schaeffer
Watch on Disney+
One of the most critically-acclaimed series of 2021, WandaVision has it all. If you’ve seen all of the Avengers movies, then you are likely already familiar with Wanda and Vision — but you have never seen them like this. Set in a series of sitcoms throughout the ages, WandaVision follows the couple as they traverse a televerse where they happen to be the main characters. We don’t want to give away the story any more than that, though, so you’ll just have to watch it.

The Mandalorian (2019)

The Mandalorian
tv-14
3 Seasons
Genre
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Stars
Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff
Created by
Jon Favreau
Watch on Disney+
One of the biggest draws of Disney Plus is that you can watch all the Star Wars movies online. But The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars series and it has been widely well-received after three seasons. You get to see Pedro Pascal deliver a magnificent performance without ever revealing his face and loads of great Star Wars cameos that fans will truly appreciate. Think of The Mandalorian as a slightly darker, more gritty Star Wars film.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
tv-pg
7 Seasons
Genre
Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein
Created by
George Lucas
Watch on Disney+
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the best things to come out of the early 2000s movies. With Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka Tano as a few of the main characters, this series follows the Jedi Knights as they lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of separatists. It adds some great depth to the Star Wars universe, so if you think of yourself as a fan, it’s worth binging all 133 episodes.

The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons
tv-pg
35 Seasons
Genre
Family, Animation, Comedy
Stars
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
Created by
Matt Groening
Watch on Disney+
What more can really be said about The Simpsons? If you haven’t already watched this amazing adult animated series, then you should. And even if you have already watched it, you should probably watch it again. With over 700 episodes worth of content, you may want to narrow your search to the greatest Simpsons episodes so it doesn’t suck you in and take over your life.

Star Wars: Andor (2022)

Star Wars: Andor
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Stars
Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller
Created by
Tony Gilroy
Watch on Disney+
The Star Wars TV shows have been up and down in terms of quality ever since The Mandalorian originally debuted, but virtually everyone agrees that Andor is the best of the bunch. Telling the story of Cassian Andor in the days before he became a formal part of the Rebellion, Andor is the kind of thrilling, political TV show that we rarely get on television anymore, whether it’s a Star Wars show or not. Featuring genuinely rousing speeches, some truly sharp direction, and some actual heft behind its performances, Andor is the best Star Wars show by a mile, and maybe the best show on Disney+ period.
Andor (Disney+) "Rebels" Trailer HD - Star Wars series

The Beatles: Get Back (2021)

The Beatles: Get Back
tv-14
1 Season
Genre
Documentary
Stars
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Created by
Peter Jackson
Watch on Disney+
A documentary series unlike any other, Get Back uses behind-the-scenes footage of The Beatles preparing for their famous rooftop concert to give us a new understanding of what their relationship was like near the end of the band. The documentary is so well put together and features moments of breathtaking genius from every member of the band. More than that, though, it humanizes these totemic figures, reminding us that these were just four friends who liked making music together, and turned out to be pretty good at it, too.
The Beatles: Get Back Documentary Series Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Behind the Attraction (2021)

Behind the Attraction
tv-pg
2 Seasons
Genre
Documentary
Stars
Paget Brewster
Created by
Brian Volk-Weiss
Watch on Disney+
It may be a little bit too self-promotional for some, but for the Disney park obsessive in your life (trust me, you have one), there are few shows better than Behind the Attraction. The series takes an in-depth look at the stories behind many of the most popular rides at Disney theme parks around the world and focuses on everything from major rides to the specialty desserts served at the parks. Is it just one extended ad for the global Disney theme park economy? For sure, but it’s also slickly produced and pretty entertaining if you can look past all the promotion.
Behind the Attraction Season 2 | Official Trailer | Disney+

The Wonder Years (2021)

The Wonder Years
tv-pg
2 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Family
Stars
Elisha Williams, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh
Created by
Saladin K. Patterson
Watch on Disney+
The original Wonder Years was justifiably one of the most beloved shows of its era. Although it came out in the 1980s, it was about the 1960s, and the massive cultural hangover that decade produced on the generation that had become adults in the years since. Now, The Wonder Years has been rebooted with a more diverse cast and lead, and it’s still finding ways to tell meaningful, relevant stories about how the past informs and shapes the present. For Black America, the past is almost never something to be nostalgic for, and this show captures that reality brilliantly.
THE WONDER YEARS Trailer (2021) Don Cheadle, Series

X-Men '97 (2024)

X-Men '97
tv-pg
1 Season
Genre
Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Ray Chase, Jennifer Hale, Alison Sealy-Smith
Watch on Disney+
A show that is explicitly designed to invoke the nostalgia of the 1990s, X-Men ’97 is an explicit continuation of the animated show that was popular more than 20 years ago. Although the X-Men have since had an entire franchise’s worth of live-action movies, for many, the original animated show is still their favorite version of what the heroes can be. Although it’s now in much higher definition, the show has a very similar art style to the original series, and has the same combination of individual episode arcs combined with bigger, more overarching stories.
Marvel Animation's X-Men '97 | Official Trailer | Disney+

The Muppet Show (1976)

The Muppet Show
tv-g
5 Seasons
Genre
Kids, Comedy, Family
Stars
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Created by
Jim Henson
Watch on Disney+
The Muppets are an institution today, but there was a time when Jim Henson’s puppets were much more unfamiliar to most people. The Muppet Show helped close that gap when it aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The series, which ran for a total of five seasons and followed the antics of the titular puppets, was not actually for kids, although it’s easy to see why you might think that. The Muppets has always been an off-kilter but brilliant form of adult entertainment, and The Muppet Show is what every other Muppets property has been chasing ever since it went off the air.
Original Theme Song | The Muppet Show | Disney+

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (2023)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
tv-pg
1 Season
Genre
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Family
Stars
Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri
Created by
Rick Riordan, Jonathan E. Steinberg
Watch on Disney+
A pretty successful adaptation of some of the most popular kids’ books of the past 20 years, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows its titular character as he comes to terms with his status as a demigod and the powers that come with it. The first season adapts the first novel, but subsequent installments should cover the sequels, which are just as beloved as that first book. While the film adaptations didn’t live up to the love fans have for the books, this series seems to have largely fit the bill in its first season.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians | Official Trailer | Hulu

Genius (2017)

Genius
tv-14
4 Seasons
Genre
Drama
Stars
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Aaron Pierre, Weruche Opia
Created by
Kenneth Biller, Suzan-Lori Parks, Noah Pink, Jeff Stetson
Watch on Disney+
Nat Geo’s Genius series has been a fascinating depiction of a number of the most well-known people in world history, but its season that focused on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X has been uniquely excellent. While there’s certainly no shortage of depictions of both world-historic figures, Genius gives a chance to live with both of them in the moments in between the things they’re best known for. It’s also an insightful look at all the ways the two were more similar than they often get credit for.
Genius: MLK/X | Official Trailer | National Geographic

What shows are coming to Disney Plus in July?

July 1

  • Attack of the Red Sea Sharks
  • Baby Sharks in the City
  • Shark Attack 360 (S1, 8 episodes)
  • Shark Beach with Anthony Mackie: Gulf Coast
  • Shark vs. Ross Edgley
  • Sharks Gone Viral
  • Supersized Sharks

July 2

  • The Acolyte – Episode 6 at 6pm PT

July 3

  • Bluey Minisodes – First 7 Minisodes Streaming

July 9

  • The Acolyte – Episode 7 at 6pm PT

July 12

  • Disney Descendants (Sing-Along Version)
  • Disney Descendants 2 (Sing-Along Version)
  • Descendants 3 (Sing-Along Version)
  • Descendants: The Rise of Red

July 17

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (S27-29, 66 episodes)
  • Pupstruction (S1, 4 episodes)

July 19

  • EPCOT Becoming: Inside the Transformation

July 21

  • NFL Flag Football Championship
    • Boys 15 Under Final (3-4pm PT)
    • Girls 18 Under Final (4-5pm PT)

July 24

  • Firebuds (S2, 13 episodes)

July 31

  • Mickey Mouse Funhouse (S3, 5 episodes)
  • Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Camp Minnie (S1, 6 episodes)
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