Here’s Your Guide to Discover 7 Hidden Disney+ Gems

Other than the Disney classics and Marvel blockbusters, here are some hidden gems that you can also find on Disney+!
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Always have a problem choosing what to watch? Here are some lesser-known shows and films available on Disney+ to start the ball rolling!

Streaming platforms have become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, offering us a plethora of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more to choose from. One of our favourites is Disney+, especially with its Marvel content (you can consider us some of the biggest MCU nerds in Singapore).

But let’s be real, many of us tend to stick to the same old favourites and overlook some of the hidden gems that are lurking in the depths of these platforms. These less-known offerings may not be as heavily advertised or as popular as the mainstream content, but they often offer a refreshing change of pace and can be a great way to discover new and exciting content.

These hidden treasures are waiting to be uncovered and appreciated by viewers who are willing to step outside of their comfort zone. So, the next time you’re scrolling through Disney+, take a chance on something new and exciting, and you might just discover your next favourite show or movie.

1. Disney’s Live Experiences from Your Couch

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“We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no!” But we must talk about him. If this song has been stuck in your head but you have no idea where this was from, it’s a sign to watch Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl now. All-rounded star Stephanie Beatriz, known for her role as Rosa Diaz in the Fox/NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, reprises her role as Mirabel in the live version of Encanto. Older classics that have been adapted to live specials, such as Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration and The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! are also available on Disney+. What other way to bring the young and old to have a magical time together?

2. Jam Out to Concerts from Your Favourite Pop Stars

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The live experiences don’t stop there. For those who can never seem to get their tickets for live concerts, this is the perfect place to watch your favourite idols to catch their live performances – over and over again! Whether it’s BTS (BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA), Billie Eilish (Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles), Taylor Swift (folklore: the long pond studio sessions), or Elton John (Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium) , you can now see and hear them literally just 30 cm away from you. Party solo or party in a group, you will never lack any hits to jam to anymore!

3. Highly-Acclaimed Movies and Blockbusters

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With Disney+, you will have one less worry about not having the time or money to watch the next new film in the theatres. Latest releases, including the critically acclaimed movies The Menu and The Banshees of Inisherin are already available on the platform, and Avatar 2: The Way of Water will join these blockbusters soon too! Grab your favourite snacks, drinks, and friends and watch these movies in the comfort of your home. If you are in the mood for some nostalgia, fret not because cult classics are here on the same platform too. Whether it’s The Shape of Water or The Rocky Horror Picture Show, whatever you wish for, Disney+ will be here to make it come true.

4. Wonder and Wander with Documentary Films and Series

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This one’s for the knowledge seekers: that the world’s most fascinating stories and information are just a click away. For true crime fans, check out How I Caught My Killer and learn how some of the most notorious criminals were finally brought to justice. And for those interested in the limits of the human body and mind, Limitless with Chris Hemsworth is an absolute must-watch. But that’s not all, Disney+ has also got award-winning documentaries like Free Solo, which follows a climber as he scales the 3,200-foot El Capitan without ropes. It’s a true testament to the power of the human spirit and what we’re capable of achieving. So, if you’re ready to explore the knowledge of our world and expand your mind, look no further. It’s all at your fingertips – literally!

5. The Best US Hit Drama Series: Ready, Set, Binge!

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We can blame Disney+ for one of our colleague’s current obsession with Grey’s Anatomy. Since getting Disney+, it’s been a non-stop Grey’s binge fest that carries over into lunchtime conversations. Enough already! If you also find yourself craving the comfort of your old favourite shows like Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1: Lone Star, or The Simpsons? Disney+ has got a whole assortment of favourite US hit series, both old and new, just waiting to be binge-watched. From the thrilling crime shows to heartwarming dramas, there’s something for everyone. Settle in and click “next episode” for hours on end.

6. Asian Domination: The Best Oriental Hits Taking the World by Storm

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Asian drama fanatics will be pleased to know that there are some seriously awesome programmes on the platform. Whether you’re into action-packed and exhilarating dramas like Big Bet and Gannibal, or heart-fluttering romances like Call it Love, Disney+ has got you covered! With an endless supply of Asian dramas to choose from, you can sit back and binge-watch to your heart’s content. And anime fans, don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten about you! Check out the latest shows like Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc and the highly-raved SPYxFAMILY for some seriously epic viewing. Settle in and get ready to be totally immersed in the world of Asian content.

7. A Disney Adult’s Dream Come True

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Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the magic of your favourite movies and theme parks? If you’re a Disney nerd and want to dive deep into the behind the scenes for all things Disney with Disney Insider and Behind the Attraction – two awesome shows that take you behind the scenes of the happiest place on earth. With Disney Insider, you’ll get an exclusive peek into The Walt Disney Company and discover the unique stories behind your favourite attractions. And with Behind the Attraction, you’ll get an in-depth look at iconic rides like Space Mountain and learn all about the magic that makes them so special. Whether you’re a die-hard Disney fan or just love a good behind-the-scenes look, these shows are a must-watch. Don’t miss out on the exclusive moments you can only find with The Walt Disney Company.

We all know that Disney+ is the ultimate destination for Star Wars, Marvel, and all our favourite franchises, but there’s truly so much more to discover on the platform. Discover even more magic with Disney+ here.