Recently I’ve shared some of my top movies that should be on Disney+ this time next year, including Disney movies, shows and family friendly movies. But there is one more collection of movies I’d like to see available on Disney’s new streaming service, 20th Century Fox.
There is a massive back-catalog of movies in the Fox library and once Disney gains control of them once the purchase is finalised, there is little reason for these family friendly movies to be on the service. While more mature holiday themed movies like Die Hard (yes its a Christmas movie!) will be at home on Hulu, here are my top 5 Christmas Fox movies.
1) Jingle All The Way
Having a Christmas movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is always a winner in my books, it’s daft and over the top. Seeing Arnie chasing around trying to find the hottest toy of the year, Turbo Man, just reminds me of the chase for “Buzz Lightyear” I was in back in the 90’s. Though I’m not sure the sequel featuring Larry “The Cable Guy” and WWE’s Santino needs to be on Disney+.
2) Miracle On 34th Street
There have been many versions of this classic Christmas story and hopefully all of them will be added to Disney+, to offer fans a chance to see the different versions. While the 1994 version with Richard Attenborough is my personal favourite, having some classic movies from the 1940’s will give some variety for viewers.
3) Home Alone
Easily one of the most popular holiday movies of all time, the original Home Alone is classic Christmas family Entertainment and will fit perfectly on Disney+. I’ve see this movie on countless occasions and while I often feel the second movie has its merits, the original captures something amazing. Though the entire situation feels out of date, as with mobile phones and tougher airport security, they couldn’t make it nowadays! I’m also gonna throw in a number of sequels including the fourth and fifth TV movies, which were actually made for Disney!
4) Mr Poppers Penguins
I’m a sucker for a Jim Carrey movie and this one is another great family movie for the holiday season. It might not be on par with his work in other movies like Ace Ventura, The Mask or Dumb & Dumber, this one is a fun modern family adventure.
5) Once Upon A Deadpool
Currently this new version of Deadpool 2 is raising money for charity with a limited holiday re-release as Fox have edited out all the bad language and mature scenes, to create a PG-13 version with Fred Savage. While the two Deadpool movies have no place on Disney+ due to their R rating, bringing this version to Disney+ makes total sense. Plus it would help boost the Marvel content available.
What do you think of these Fox movies joining Disney+?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.