Best Movies on Disney+ Hotstar in September 2020

The film industry is massive. With Disney+ Hotstar available to many people in the major countries, the users are all searching for movies that are worthwhile and within their interests. There are a lot of different genres that we can talk about. So today, we’ll compile the best movies on Disney+ Hoster into a list below.

The films that we choose are solely on internet reviews and critics. Each genre will contain up to 5 movies, each having a good rating online. The list will contain movies from different languages, which includes the most native language of Malayalam, followed by Hindi and such. With bragging much, we’ll get straight into the best movies on Disney+ Hotstar in September 2020.

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Best Action-adventure movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. The Avengers(2012)

The Avengers is a 2012 action-adventure movie directed by Joss Whedon. The film includes an extensive line of famous figures like Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, etc. This first installment in the Avengers sequel shows how the Avengers assemble together to put an end to Loki’s threat posed on planet Earth.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

2. Avengers: Infinity War(2018)

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, the 2018 installment Avengers: Infinity War takes event after the 2012 initial installment of Avengers. In this movie, Thanos will show up as a villain who fights forth to get his hands on the infinity stones to gain the power to do what’s impossible. Like always, Avengers come together to stop him from getting the stones at any cost!

IMDb: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

3. Avengers: Endgame(2019)

Avengers: Endgame is an Action-adventure movie directed by Joes Russo and Anthony Russo. This is the final installment in the Avengers sequel and follows up the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War. In this movie, the story kicks off as the remaining Avengers reunite to reinvigorate the mess that Thanos made as he disintegrates half of the universe.

IMDb: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

4. Black Panther(2018)

The next on the list is Black Panther, a 2019 action-adventure movie by Ryan Coogler. The film starts off as T’Challa returns to Wakanda after the death of his father. The return of T’Challa to Wakanda marks to inherit his throne. Right after he’s in power, an enemy related to his family will pose a threat upon his nation and it is in his hands to defend and fight.

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IMDb: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier(2014)

Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, the fifth movie on the list is also another MCU creation. The Winter Soldier is an action-adventure movie starring Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson, Sebastian Stan, etc. The film shows the story as Steve Rogers, Natasha, and Sam Wilson joins to uncover the secret that houses behind a mysterious assassin.

IMDb: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Best Animation movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Aladdin(1992)

Aladdin and his story is known to most people but the classic 1992 version of this story still remains one of the best animated movies ever made. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, this movie revolves around the thief Aladdin. The movie will later take you to incidents where he summons a genie and the beautiful relationship that Aladdin and princess Jasmine falls into.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

2. Bambi(1942)

The movie Bambi originated a long time ago. This animated movie contains a long list of directed that took part in its creation. Bambi is a young fawn and the story of this film revolves around Bambi and his life in the jungle. Deeper in the story, you’ll see Bambi chosen to be the forest’s prince and his endeavor in the forest exposes the beauty of relationships like friendship, love, and care.

IMDb: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

3. Big Hero 6(2014)

Big Hero 6 is an animation movie directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The movie kicks of with two brothers named Hiro and his older brother Tadashi. Deeper into the movie, the story takes a plot twist and unexpected events will put Hiro in the middle of a dangerous plot. To fight the evil, he will turn Baymax, a healthcare companion robot, and his brother’s friends into high-tech heroes to fight against what’s caused such a disaster.

IMDb: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

4. Coco(2017)

Directed by Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich, Coco revolved around the life of Miguel, a youngster dreaming to become a famous musician. However, his family follows a tradition that bans music but Miguel wants to do it anyway as inspired by his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. As Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead, he embarks to discover the unknown and untold story behind his family’s history which puts the movie in a huge plot twist.

IMDb: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

5. Finding Nemo(2003)

Finding Nemo is directed by Andrew Stanton and it is a movie that remains in the heart of anyone that’s watched it. The movie shows the story of Marlin, a clownfish who goes about to find his lost son. Along the way, he’ll meet Dory, a forgetful fish who makes the entire story more worthwhile, fun, and exciting to watch.

IMDb: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Best Biographical movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. All the Way(2016)

All the Way is a biographic film directed by Jay Roach, which shows the presidency of Lindon B. Johnson. It portrays Lindon B. Johnson became the president of the United States, which he took an oath to right in the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The core of the film focuses on how Lindon B. Johnson serves his first year to quickly pass the Civil Rights Act as we know today.

IMDb: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%

2. Bad Education(2019)

Directed by Cory Finley, Bad Education is a recent biographic film starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Jenney. The film shows the story in a Long Island school where its superintendent and assistant steals millions of dollars from the school. What makes the film worthwhile is the fact that they’re both expected to make the school one of the best in the country while they reap in the dark.

IMDb: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

3.  The Favourite(2018)

The Favourite is a 2018 biographic film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz. The film displays the ruling of the England order when the queen Anne falls sick and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill takes part in governing the country on the queen’s behalf. Things take a turn when a new servant Abigail arrives and Sarah admires her capability.

IMDb: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

4. Ford v Ferrari(2019)

Ford v Ferrari is a biographic film directed by James Mangold, starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film shows the true story between Ford Motor Company and Enzo Ferrari as an automotive designer and a British-born driver unites to build a race car for Ford in order to challenge the existing and dominating race cars created by Enzo Ferrari.

IMDb: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

5. Hidden Figures(2016)

Directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is a 2016 biographic movie that shows the story of 3 African-American females. They play as females who are contributing a major part to the launch of the astronaut John Glenn into the orbit. While they have a very important task at hand, the film shows how they struggled with racial and gender discrimination against them at work.

IMDb: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Best Comedy Movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Angoor(1982)

Directed by Gulzar, Angoor is a comedy film that tells the story of two pairs of identical twins. At the beginning of the film, you’ll find that they get separated due to an unfortunate incident that occurs in their life. Deeper in the movie shows you how their lives intertwine years later and the confusion and misunderstandings that lead to an amazing humorous act.

IMDb: 8.3

2. Chithram(1988)

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Chithram is a south-Indian movie directed by Priyadarshan and it is recognized to be one of the most successful movies in Kerala’s movie industry. The story of the film follows Vishnu, who pretends to be married to Kalyani due to the fact that she doesn’t want her father to realize her fiance left her. The act that they made up leads Kalyani to discover the dark secrets of Vishnu.

IMDb: 8.6

3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a famous comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, released back in 1988. The movie revolves around the life of Roger and the unfortunate events in his life. The film begins into Roger hiring a detective as he’s suspicious that his wife has an affair with Marvin. Things later take a turn when Marvin is found dead and Roger gets accused.

IMDb: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Best Comedy-drama movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. All About My Mother(1999)

All About My Mother is a comedy movie directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Penelope Cruz, Antonio San Juan, etc. The film starts into showing us the devastating accident that happens to Manuela’s son when he gets run over by a vehicle and dies. Emotionally challenged, the film further takes us through the story on the journey that Manuela embarks to find her son’s father.

IMDb: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

2. Ankhon Dekhi(2014)

Ankhon Dekhi is directed by Rajat Kapoor and the film revolves around a father who is pretty much biased to most things in his life. The story of the film shows us how he first resisted his daughter from marrying the man that she loves just because he was seen bad by the villagers. However, things take a turn in his biased life when he meets the man his daughter loves and he decides to change his opinions and live an unbiased man.

IMDb: 8

3. Badhaai Ho(2018)

Directed by Amit Sharma, Badhaai Ho is a comedy movie starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, etc. This film revolves around the life of a 25-year-old man Nakul and how he fails his relationship with his girlfriend Renee in the struggles of coping with the news of his mother’s pregnancy.

IMDb: 8

4. Bajrangi Bhaijaan(2015)

Bajrangi Bhaijaan involves plenty of other elements than comedy such as action and adventure. Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan revolves around the story of a devotee of Lord Hanuman, Pawan, who finds a Pakistani child lost in Haryana. With his honesty, he sets out to take her back to her family although he is aware of what will cost him.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

5. Force Majeure(2014)

Directed by Ruben Östlund, Force Majeure is a family comedy movie that shows the story of a family that includes the husband Tomas, wife Ebba, and two pre-teen children. Their holiday is hit with a threat by an avalanche, which doesn’t actually occur. However, the entire family cracks up because of the selfish act of Tomas when he was aware of a disaster. 

IMDb: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Best Crime Movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Jigarthanda(2014)

Jigarthanda is a thriller movie directed by Karthik Subbaraj that revolves around the life of budding director who is making up plans for a movie on gangsterism. For this purpose, he sets out to research on a merciless gangster. Everything takes a turn when they find out about him and gets caught for snooping on them.

IMDb: 8.3

2. Maqbool(2003)

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Maqbool is a crime movie starring Irrfan Khan that shows the story of an underworld don’s henchman. He and his boss’s mistress falls into a relationship. However, the entire story becomes more intense and thrilling when she asks him to kill his boss and become the next leader.

IMDb: 8.1

3. Talvar(2015)

Talvar is a crime thriller directed by Meghna Gulzar starring Irrfan Khan. The movie revolves around an investigator and his investigation regarding a murdered girl. When the investigation itself is complicated, he slowly gets leads and the prime suspects emerge to be the parents of the girl that’s murdered.

IMDb: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

4. Vada Chennai(2018)

Vada Chennai is a 2018 action crime movie directed by Vetrimaaran, starring Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh, etc. The story of the film portrays a proficient carroms player who joins the world of crime and local gangsters. As they plan to wipe out his locality, his intuitions force him to wipe them out before they wipe his locality.

IMDb: 8.5

Best Drama Movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. 3 Faces(2018)

3 Faces is a 2018 drama film directed by Jafar Panahi that revolves around the incidents happening with a famous actress. When she gets to watch the video of a girl’s plea for help, she seeks help from the filmmaker to travel to her and help her. The movie further portrays their journey to the girl by road and the amusing sights along.

IMDb: 7
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

2. Ankur(1974)

Directed by Shyam Benegal, Ankur is a drama film released back in 1974. The movie revolves around a childless Dalit couple, Lakshmi and Kishtayya, who are happy with the current life that they’re living. Further in the movie, unfortunate incidents happen between the couple when Lakshmi is seduced by Surya, the son of the village landlord.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

3. Dead Poets Society(1989)

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 drama movie directed by Peter Weir that proposes some of the really valuable and motivating segments in life. The movie stars Robin Williams as a progressive English Teacher who is different from the other. Through his career, he encourages his students to live a life against the status quo and break free from the social norm.

IMDb: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

4. The Hate U Give(2018)

Directed by George Tillman Jr., The Hate U Give is a drama movie that revolves around the life of an African-American teenager, Starr Carter. The movie shows her facing pressure from various communities and her will standing against what is wrong after witnessing a police officer shooting her best friend.

IMDb: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

5. Kammatti Paadam(2016)

Kammatti Paadam is a south-Indian movie directed by Rajeev Ravi, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Vinaayakan, Shaun Romy, etc. The movie revolves around two friends, Krishnan and Ganga. Krishnan returns to his neighborhood from Mumbai after Ganga calls him for help. Upon reaching, he finds out that the criminal past they had is back to haunt them.

IMDb: 8.1

Best Fantasy movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Edward Scissorhands(1990)

Edward Scissorhands is a fantasy movie directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp stars as Edward Scissorhands, a man with hands of scissors. He is taken in by Peg, a kind lady, after the passing of Edward’s inventor. Everything then turns worse when Edward gets blamed for a crime that he did not commit.

IMDb: 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

2. The Jungle Book(2016)

Directed by Jon Favreau, the 2016 version of The Jungle Book follows the same old story of Mowgli in the jungle. The film follows Mowgli and his friends in the jungle. Later in the story, you’ll see Shere Khan, the tiger threatening to kill him. Mowgli, being in the middle of life and death, is always protected by a panther and bear and help with the struggles.

IMDb: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

3. Mary Poppins(1964)

Mary Poppins is a 1964 movie directed by Robert Stevenson. The story of the film follows Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny who is capable of magic. With the troubles that the two children of Mr. Banks cause, he hires Mary Poppins to look after them. With her magic, she brings about changes in the family and also spreads happiness.

IMDb: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003)

Directed by Gore Verbinski, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the first installment in its series. The movie revolves around pirates. A blacksmith decides to join the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow when they kidnap the love of his life, suspecting that she has the medallion that Jack is looking for.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

5. The Shape of Water(2017)

The Shape of Water is a drama movie directed by Guillermo del Toro, which won a great number of awards with the title. The movie follows the life of Elisa, a lonely janitor in a secret research facility. In this building, she finds a mysterious amphibious creature. The movie further goes on as the two of them develop a unique relationship.

IMDb: 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Best Historical drama movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Kaalapani(1996)

Directed by Priyadarshan, Kaalapani is a south-Indian film set in 1915 British India, starring Mohanlal. The movie follows an Indian doctor Govardhan who is falsely accused and put behind bars at Port Blair for bombing a train. The core of the film shows us the extremely inhumane treatment carried out to the inmates like him.

IMDb: 8.4

2. The Last King of Scotland(2006)

The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 history movie directed by Kevin Macdonald. The film revolves around a Scottish doctor on a mission for a Ugandan dictator. The film further portrays how the doctor develops a more pleasing bond with the dictator. In the end, the doctor gets more than what he bargained for and the film shows his haste to escape.

IMDb: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

3. Pathemari(2015)

Pathemari is a 2015 south Indian movie directed by Salim Ahamed, starring Mammootty, Jewel Mary, Sreenivasan, etc. The film follows the life of Narayan, a young man who gives hit utmost care for the family that he’s leading. He goes to Dubai and faces many struggles working there. The film shows us how he fights through the struggles just for the sake of his family’s happiness.

IMDb: 8.4 

4. Shatranj Ke Khilari(1977)

Shatranj Ke Khilari, meaning The Chess Players, is a Hindi movie directed by Satyajit Ray. This film follows the life of two best friends with the never-ending obsession for playing chess incarcerated within them. With their dream at hand, they both decide to abandon their family to rise with their growing obsession for the mind game.

IMDb: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Best Horror movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night(2014)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a horror movie under the direction of Ana Lily Amirpour. The movie revolves around a worn-down Iranian city that witnesses the presence of a vampire. It is a skateboarding vampire that arrives to haunt the city, preying on men that disrespect women.

IMDb: 7
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

2. Manichitrathazhu(1993)

Manichitrathazhu is considered to be one of the masterpieces ever made in the Indian movie industry. Directed by Fazil, the film stars Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, etc. The story of the film starts as Nakulan moves to his haunted ancestral home. When things get bad with his cousin’s behavior, Nakulan seeks help from his psychiatrist friend, from where things get more intense in the film.

IMDb: 8.7

Best Romantic comedy-drama movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Bangalore Days(2014)

Bangalore Days is a south-Indian movie directed by Anjali Menon, starring Nazriya Nazim, Fahad Fassil, Dulquer Salman, etc. The movie follows the lives of three cousins, Divya, Kuttan, and Arjun who finally fulfill their dream of relocating to Bangalore. With their dream fulfilled, they live in the city facing challenges and learning new things, which ultimately changes their lives.

IMDb: 8.3 

2. Love, Simon(2018)

Love, Simon is a 2018 romantic comedy-drama movie directed by Greg Berlanti. The movie revolves around the life of a teenager, Simon Spier, who is yet to tell his friends or family that he’s gay. While he keeps his secret, a blackmailer threatens to reveal his secret. From there, Simon prepares himself to cope with what his identity actually is.

IMDb: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

Best Romantic drama movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. The Fault in Our Stars(2014)

The Fault in Our Stars is a romantic drama movie directed by Josh Boone, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. The movie follows two cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, who get to meet at a cancer support group. As they develop a bond in between, they set out on a journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam that Hazel is a hard fan of.

IMDb: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 81% 

2. Titanic(1997)

Directed by James Cameron, Titanic tells the story of Jack and Rose, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows Titanic, the fantasized events on it, and its sinking. The core of the movie focuses on Rose from an aristocratic family, who falls in love with an artist, Jack, as they both meet on the Titanic.

IMDb: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

3. Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal(1986)

Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal is a south-Indian movie directed by Padmarajan, starring Mohanlal, Thilakan, Shari, etc. The movie kicks off as Sofia’s stepfather fixes her marriage with his drinking partner. Things become more intense in the family when her mother agrees to a different proposal.

IMDb: 8.4 

4. Premam(2015)

Directed by Alphonse Puthran, this romantic drama movie, Premam, starring Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, etc tells the story of George, a young man. The film follows his romantic journey, where his first love fails and finds love again through his college lecturer, Malar. However, things don’t ever go well for him but his life leads him on to a happy ending.

IMDb: 8.3 

5. Thoovanathumbikal(1987)

Thoovanathumbikal is a 1987 south-Indian movie directed by Padmarajan, starring Mohanlal, Sumalatha, Parvathy Jayaram, etc. The movie follows the life of Jayakrishnan living a dual life. He does everything to his capability to ensure that they never collide. However, he fails in his effort when he falls in love with two women.

IMDb: 8.6

Best Sci-fi Movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. The Martian(2015)

The Martian is a Sci-fi adventure movie directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, etc. The movie starts off as a group of astronauts leave behind Mark Watney and takes off from planet Mars, assuming that he’s dead after a storm. However, he still stays alive and the movie further goes on showing us the attempt of crew members to bring him back.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

2. Planet of the Apes: Rise(2011), Dawn(2014), War(2017)

Planet of the Apes consists of three sequel parts; Rise of the Planet of the Apes(2011), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes(2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes(2017). The 3 sequels show how a new drug evolves the apes into more like human begins. As it makes them more intelligent, the final sequel ends in a war between the apes and humans.

Best Thriller movies on Disney+ Hotstar

1. Aaranya Kaandam(2010)

Aaranya Kaandam is a 2010 thriller movie directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja. The movie follows the life of Singaperumal, who, even in his older stage of life, feels mighty. When he constructs the perfect plan to beat his arch-enemy Gajendran, multiple events lead them into a situation where they both harm each other to somehow succeed.

IMDb: 8.6 

2. Black Swan(2010)

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan is a thriller drama movie starring Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassal, etc. The film follows a ballerina, Nina. When she gets the chance to play the White Swan, her artistic directed decides that Lily will be a better fit than her. This leads Nina into madness, making the film an intense thriller to watch.

IMDb: 8
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

3. Drishyam(2015)

Drishyam is another south-Indian movie that’s gained national fame. Directed by Jeethu Joseph starring Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba, etc., the film was then dubbed into multiple languages. The movie follows the life of a happy, family man, Georgekutty. However, things become worse when his family accidentally commits a crime and with the director’s brilliance, the movie makes the perfect thriller!

IMDb: 8.3

4. The Sixth Sense(1999)

The Sixth Sense is a thriller drama movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The movie follows Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, and a young boy who can somehow communicate with unhappy spirits. The movie shows us the events that take place with the young boy through the journey of his treatment by Malcolm Crowe.

IMDb: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

5. Take Off(2017)

To conclude our list, we have Take Off directed by Mahesh Narayan. The movie displays the real events from Iraq when a group of Indians was held hostages by the terrorists. The movie shows us the wit of the Indian Ambassador Manoj, his efforts, and how fiercely he operated to rescue the hostages from the hands of the terrorists.

IMDb: 8.2 

 

 

 

Winding up, this marks the conclusion of our list with a total of over 55 movies combined together from different genres available in Disney+ Hotstar. Depending on your personal interests, you may filter out the movie genres and watch those that appeal to you. That said, we hope reading the article above has equipped you with some bit of information. Please let us know by commenting down below if you have any further queries regarding the same.

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