Top 50 Original Shows on Disney+
It’s always hard to find great shows, we’re luckily spoiled for choice. You can spend all night bombarded with options browsing Disney+, but never end up watching anything!
This is why we’ve curated this top 50 list of the best original shows on Disney+, using the power of Rivr and its users.
This list was last updated on Oct 18, 2021.
35. The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum's always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems. Each episode is centered around something we all love — like sneakers or ice cream — as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.
7.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 12, 2021
34. One Day at Disney
Discover what it’s like to report to work every day for The Walt Disney Company. Step behind the scenes to immerse yourself in one “ordinary” day at Disney.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 20, 2020
33. The Imagineering Story
Explore the past, present and future of Walt Disney Imagineering with noted filmmaker Leslie Iwerks. Ms. Iwerks comes from a family with deep Disney history — her grandfather was an early Disney animator and her father is a former Imagineer — and her previous work includes profiles of Pixar Animation Studios and visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic.
8.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Dec 13, 2019
Kristen Bell is giving one high school musical cast from 20 years ago the chance for a nationally televised Encore!
6.6 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Jan 24, 2020
31. Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Executive producer Jon Favreau invites the cast and crew of The Mandalorian to share an unprecedented look at the making of the series. Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Favreau himself.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Aug 25, 2021
30. Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II
The team behind Frozen II open their doors to cameras for a six-part documentary series to reveal the hard work, heart, and collaboration it takes to create one of the most highly-anticipated films in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ near-century of moviemaking. Cameras were there to capture an eye-opening - and at times jaw-dropping - view of the challenges and the breakthroughs, the artistry, creativity and the complexity of creating the #1 animated feature of all time.
6.9 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jun 26, 2020
29. Primal Survivor
Hazen Audel embarks on an epic trek that will mirror a traditional Berber nomad journey across the Saharan desert cauldron to an oasis.
8.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 24, 2020
28. Shop Class
Youthful ingenuity is on display in this new competition series that features teams of inventive students tasked with designing, building, and testing new contraptions to vie for the title of Shop Class Champs. In each episode, they’ll present their work to a panel of experts who will rate their projects based on engineering, design, and the final test of the build.
8.5 ⭐ | Reality | Released: Apr 17, 2020
The origin stories of 10 athletes, entertainers, and musicians. Each episode centers around a visit to the celebrity’s hometown, touring important locations central to their upbringing. A supporting cast of family members, coaches, teachers, mentors and friends are interviewed, sharing rarely heard anecdotes and insights into the star’s “becoming” story.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Sep 18, 2020
26. The Right Stuff
At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.
7.4 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Nov 20, 2020
25. Disney Insider
This series peels back the curtain of The Walt Disney Company like never before. Tune in each week as the series takes viewers behind the movies, theme parks, destinations, music, toys, and more. Each episode offers three unique stories that capture the magical moments and heartfelt storytelling that is Disney.
7.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Jan 15, 2021
24. Earth to Ned
Ned, a blue-skinned alien, and his lieutenant Cornelius, were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion — but instead became obsessed with popular culture. Now they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity — celebrities — to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions.
8.3 ⭐ | Comedy, Talk | Released: Jan 1, 2021
23. Ice Road Rescue
Reality series following a group of truck drivers in the mountain passes of Norway, some of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe.
8.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 6, 2021
22. Marvel's 616
Explore Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe.
7.6 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 20, 2020
21. Meet the Chimps
The series takes viewers into the secret life of one of the largest and most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the world – Chimp Haven—a 200-acre refuge tucked deep in the forested heart of Louisiana, which is home to more than 300 chimpanzees.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 16, 2020
20. Inside Pixar
This documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
7.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: May 21, 2021
19. On Pointe
A six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City.
8.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Dec 18, 2020
18. Ms. Marvel
A great student, avid gamer, and voracious fan-fic scribe, Kamala Khan has a special affinity for Super Heroes, particularly Captain Marvel. However, she struggles to fit in at home and at school — that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with super powers, right?
0.0 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
The adventures of rebel spy Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The series explores tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire.
0.0 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery
Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
8.4 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama | Released: Mar 5, 2021
15. The Mandalorian
After the fall of the Galactic Empire, lawlessness has spread throughout the galaxy. A lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches, earning his keep as a bounty hunter.
8.5 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Western, Drama | Released: Dec 18, 2020
14. Secrets of the Whales
Sigourney Weaver guides viewers on a journey to the heart of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species. With the help of new science and technology, viewers witness whales making lifelong friendships, teaching clan heritage and traditions to their young and grieving deeply for the loss of loved ones.
8.3 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Apr 22, 2021
13. Earth Moods
The series takes viewers on the ultimate retreat—transporting them to a vast array of colorful and calming corners of the world. Viewers travel to blue glaciers, arid deserts, lush rainforests and pulsating metropolises to escape from the cacophony of everyday life.
8.5 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Apr 16, 2021
12. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, the Falcon, Sam Wilson and the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities, and their patience.
7.8 ⭐ | Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics | Released: Apr 23, 2021
11. Europe's New Wild
Explore the resurgence of iconic wildlife and natural processes across Europe's most breathtaking landscapes, from the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, from deep forests to rugged mountain peaks.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Feb 24, 2021
10. Marvel Studios: Legends
Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series — setting the stage for future events. This series weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
7.6 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Documentary | Released: Sep 1, 2021
9. Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts
Get personal with Robin Roberts and some of Hollywood’s groundbreaking women as they bear witness to their incredible journeys on their path to purpose. Each episode is a profound conversation filled with emotion and inspiration. Listen to never-before-heard stories of how these groundbreakers came face-to-face with their vulnerability, authenticity and intuition. Discover their commonalities and learn how their stories and experiences created room for expansion and evolution.
0.0 ⭐ | Talk | Released: Jul 28, 2021
After stealing the Tesseract during the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” an alternate version of Loki is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority, a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space and monitors the timeline. They give Loki a choice: face being erased from existence due to being a “time variant” or help fix the timeline and stop a greater threat.
8.2 ⭐ | Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Released: Jul 14, 2021
7. Behind the Attraction
Behind The Attraction takes viewers into the history of how popular Disney attractions and destinations came to be, how they have changed over time, and how fans continue to obsess over them.
8.2 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Aug 25, 2021
6. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
Lahela 'Doogie' Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy juggles a budding medical career and life as a teenager. With the support of her caring and comical 'ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path.
7.1 ⭐ | Drama | Released: Oct 13, 2021
5. Growing Up Animal
Heart-warming stories following the development of baby animals on the magical journey from the safety of the womb to the challenges of the wild.
7.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Aug 18, 2021
4. Among the Stars
A six-part docuseries with fly on the wall access into the wider world of NASA, with cameras on Earth and in space. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy is on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission. This series follows Chris and the wider team who take on missions that risk life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.
10.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Oct 6, 2021
3. Welcome to Earth
Will Smith whose curiosity and wonder is positively infectious—is guided by National Geographic Explorers traveling to different corners of the world to get up close and personal with the weirdest, most unusual, dangerous and thrilling spectacles of the planet.
0.0 ⭐ | | Released: Dec 1, 2021
2. The Beatles: Get Back
The three-part documentary series, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage, captures the warmth, camaraderie, and creative genius that defined the legacy of music’s most iconic foursome. The series also includes – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ final performance at London’s Savile Row.
0.0 ⭐ | Documentary | Released: Nov 25, 2021
Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a Super Hero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton’s past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit.
0.0 ⭐ | Action & Adventure, Drama | Released: Nov 24, 2021