Grab your tissues and nostalgia!

The vast array of Star Wars and Marvel content may be Disney+’s biggest selling point, but that’s not all the conglomerate is bringing into your homes. All the animated classics are available, as well as the Pixar films and series for younger audiences, not to mention National Geographic documentaries and thirty seasons worth of The Simpsons, in case you happened to miss a few hundred episodes.



But if space cowboys or superhumans or dancing kids don’t do it for you, there’s an abundance of heartrending material whose stories will affect you deep down. These are the best dramas on Disney Plus right now.

For more recommendations, check out our list of the best movies on Disney+ or the best dramas on Netflix or Hulu.

Editor’s note: This article was updated October 2023 to include Elemental.

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West Side Story (2021)

Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort in West Side Story
Image via 20th Century Studios

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Elemental (2023)

Wendi McLendon-Covey as Gale Cumulus in Elemental (with Ember and Wade)
Image via Pixar

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Chang Can Dunk (2023)

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Avatar (2009)

Neytiri and Jake looking at white floaty things in Avatar (2009)
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The Greatest Showman (2017)

P.T. Barnum performing surrounded by his
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Cruella (2021)

Emma Stone, Joel Fry, and Paul Walter Hauser in 'Cruella'
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Holes (2003)

Shia LaBeouf covered in lizards in Holes
Image via Walt Disney Studios

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Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)


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Hidden Figures (2016)


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The Last Song (2010)

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Old Yeller (1957)

Image via Buena Vista Film Distribution Company

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The Sound of Music (1965)

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Three Men and a Baby (1987)

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Turner & Hooch (1989)

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Sister Act (1992)

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The Sandlot (1993)

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Remember the Titans (2000)

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The Rookie (2002)


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