This Independence Day, if you’re looking for some suggestions on what to watch on Disney+, I’ve picked out some suggestions of some of the best new releases, along with some classic Americana!

Here’s the rundown:

Note: The availability of titles may vary depending on your country.

Independence Day

This classic 90s summer blockbuster, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, is about an alien race that destroys major cities of the world with their advanced weaponry. However, a geek, a pilot, the US President and a group of ragtag survivors unite to save mankind from annihilation. 

For me, “Independence Day” is a great movie to pop on July 4th; there’s just something about watching it when you know it is set on the same day and completely leans in on over-the-top nature.  It’s fun, it’s goofy, and I love it!

American’s National Parks

This National Geographic series takes viewers on a trip around some of the most beautiful places in the United States. Each hour-long episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.   If you want to learn a little more about America, this is a great way to do so, and if you’ve ever visited any of the beautiful national parks in the US, this series will bring back those amazing feelings of being there.

Inside Out

With the sequel currently doing incredible numbers at the box office, this weekend, why not check out the first film on Disney+.  The film tells the story of eleven-year-old Riley, who has moved to San Francisco, leaving behind her life in Minnesota. She and her five core emotions, Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness, struggle to cope with her new life.

The Bear

If you’ve never seen the FX series “The Bear”, this long weekend might be a great time to jump in and binge all three seasons of this award-winning show.  “The Bear” is about a young chef from the fine dining world who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide. As Carmy fights to transform both the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveals itself as his chosen family.

Captain America: The First Avenger

One of the first instalments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the introduction to Captain America, who, during World War II, Steve Rogers decides to volunteer in an experiment that transforms his weak body. He must now battle a secret Nazi organisation headed by Johann Schmidt to defend his nation.   As a classic symbol of Americana, watching Captain America on Independence Day feels like a natural choice.

What are you going to watch on Disney+ this Independence Day? Let me know on social media!

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Roger Palmer

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. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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