Did you sign up for Disney+ so you could watch the smash-hit musical Hamilton on July 3? You’re not alone—the app was downloaded 74% more times last weekend than it was in the month of June. Now that you’ve watched it and watched it at least once more, maybe you’re stuck wondering what Disney+ shows might interest you. We got you covered.
If you love musicals
If you’re craving more live action, take a peak at Newsies filmed on stage with the original Broadway cast in the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. This is another historical fiction tale a la Hamilton that deals with themes of rebellion, injustice, and rising up. It has great music, cute boys in pageboy hats dancing, and strong New York accents.
Other musicals Disney+ shows to stream include: The Sound of Music, Annie, High School Musical The Musical The Series, Encore with Kristen Bell, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods, The Little Mermaid Live.
If you love history
Hamilton might have inspired you to learn more about our history or the world around us. Disney+ has loads of documentaries with National Geographic like: The Greeks, The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great, Origins: The Journey of Humankind. There’s also movies based on historical events such as Remember the Titans, Secretariat, Eight Below, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Togo.
If you love Right Hand Man and Yorktown
Are your favorite songs in Hamilton the ones that dramatize the war and put the characters in high stakes situations? Then Disney+ has the movies for you: Red Tails, The Finest Hours, John Carter, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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If you love Lin Manuel Miranda
Perhaps you’ve been a fan since his In the Heights days, or maybe Hamilton is how you discovered the gift of Lin Manuel Miranda. There are loads of Disney+ shows to help fill this void.
You can hear more of his writing and singing on Moana, the Disney animated film he composed. He is also on tap to help create a live action The Little Mermaid in the coming years, so when you finish Moana, you should go ahead and stream the mermaid collection with The Little Mermaid 1, 2, and 3. Finally, you can close it out with Mary Poppins Returns, in which Lin has a starring role and also wrote some music.
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If you love King George III
Did you know the incredible actor who let the spittle fly on Hamilton’s You’ll be Back is actually the voice of Kristoff from Frozen? Indeed he is! You can watch both Frozen 1 and 2 on Disney+ to hear the melodious voice of Jonathan Groff. There’s also a special deep dive documentary on the making of Frozen 2 only on Disney+ which is a great watch for anyone interested in stories and how they get made. It includes a special moment of Jonathan Groff in the studio recording in New York, and then leaving and getting on his bike to presumably go home. What a chill guy!
If you’re looking for more badass actors of color telling their own stories this time
Hamilton broke barriers when it came to Broadway. If you’re looking for more phenomenally talented actors of color, the lexicon of Disney+ shows has some choices. Check out: Black Panther, Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri, The Proud Family, Queen of Katwe.
If you’re looking for more strong women like the Schuyler Sisters
Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy are scene-stealers in Hamilton. Miranda has said Angelica is the smartest person in any room, which is what makes us love her so much. Eliza’s powerful strength and dignity in Burn is something to be admired, as well. Here are more stories featuring powerful women chasing what they want in various Disney+ shows and movies: Captain Marvel, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Cadet Kelly, Zootopia, Kim Possible, Ice Princess or my personal favorite DCOM of all time, Motocrossed.
If you’re looking for more book to screen adaptations
Hamilton was adapted from the Ron Chernow biography. Disney has a lot of adaptations you can sink your teeth into like: A Wrinkle in Time, Artemis Fowl, The BFG, The Chronicles of Narnia, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Last Song.
If you’re looking for something feel-good after sobbing at the end of Hamilton
Did Hamilton leave you a sniveling mess? Check out some of these Disney+ shows to perk you up: The Princess Bride, The Parent Trap, Splash, Thor: Ragnarok, The Emperor’s New Groove.
If you’re looking for more Hamilton
There isn’t really a cure for wanting more Hamilton, except maybe listening to the music all over again and rewatching nonstop. But Disney+ has a little more content to get you through your Hamilton hangover. Watch The Undefeated Presents Hamilton In-Depth, a thirty minute interview with Lin Manuel Miranda and a bunch of the cast and director Thomas Kail.