There are a lot of factors that determine whether a movie is good or not—performances, cinematography, script—but one aspect that can influence our enjoyment of films, even years later, is the nostalgia factor. Sure, The Irishman was great, but did it hit the same spot that a repeat viewing of Hocus Pocus can? I don’t think so.
Ever since the advent of Disney+ in November, we’ve had a whole lot more nostalgic favorites to devour. Below, find five of the Disney-centric streaming service’s best offerings, guaranteed to soothe even the most up-to-date culture vulture.
Before the live-action remake hits theaters, get your fix of mid-to-late-’90s pop culture with this animated Disney hit. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll consider the feminist heroism. (Also, enjoy Mushu while you can, because he’s not in the remake.)
Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)
If you were a tween girl in the early aughts, chances were that your parents’ idea of punishment was to make you go to bed without watching Lizzie McGuire. Relive your teenage feelings, whether it’s coveting Lizzie’s perfectly crimped hair or envying her Aaron Carter kiss.
Where’s the live-action remake of this one, Disney? This animated musical about Greek god Hercules stars the surprising voice-acting lineup of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, and Rip Torn, and its adventures are as rousing today as they were back in 1997.
That’s So Raven (2003–2007)
Raven-Symoné is one of the undersung comedic actors of our time. Watching the eponymous teen and her clique attempt to navigate the problems caused by her psychic powers is a trip, as are the noughties outfits on display (Juicy tracksuits for everyone).
101 Dalmatians (1961)
The original animation for this movie is absolutely beautiful, and surprisingly fashion-forward (yes, Cruella De Vil is a villain, as her name implies, but you can’t tell me she didn’t look great). Dog lovers and vintage cinema fans alike will plotz.
Originally Appeared on Vogue