The following films capture the spirit of The Mighty Ducks and are available to stream on Disney+ now.
In addition to The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, which debuted on Disney+ in late 2018, other classic Disney properties are being reimagined for new stories set in familiar, nostalgic settings. There are a lot of movies to watch once the two shows and three movies have been finished with the Mighty Ducks series if you want to finish the story.
But it’s not just about enjoying Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham’s on-screen chemistry.
All of the Mighty Ducks’ storied and cherished narratives are represented in the following films, which capture that spirit.
1. High School Musical (2006)
A musical film like High School Musical and a superhero movie like The Mighty Ducks seem like an odd match at first, given that neither of those movies has a musical component to them. There is, however, a great deal of common ground between thematically developing both films.
For instance, in The Mighty Ducks, the emphasis is on teamwork in order to maximize success. However, in High School Musical, teamwork takes place on stage, rather than court, but the show’s youthful learning themes are evident throughout.
2. Inside Out (2015)
To put it another way, Inside Out isn’t just interested in sports stories about underdogs or how teamwork makes the impossible possible. One of the central themes of Inside Out is that it’s an important member of the Mighty Ducks.
It’s no surprise that Riley is a hockey fanatic. In other words, even if the Ducks fail to convert moviegoers into hockey fans, Inside Out would be a logical next step for them to take.
3. Cars (2006)
While the first Pixar film from 2006, Cars, is often regarded as a tamer effort, it still has a lot going for it. Finally, there is the satisfaction that comes from witnessing a conceited lead character come to appreciate the virtues of kindness and unity while also receiving justice for his past transgressions against others.
Lightning McQueen and Gordon Bombay share a lot of similarities. However, if viewers enjoy the stories of redemption set in small towns, then Cars is the next port of call on their journey through the streamer.
4. Safety (2020)
True story of Ray McElrathbey, a Clemson football player who overcame adversity to become one of the most inspirational athletes in recent memory, is told by movieSafety, which was released recently.
However, Disney’s sports movies tend to focus on stories about heroes, teamwork, and glorious victory, even if not all sports movies do. Security however highlights the important concept of family.
5. The Game Plan (2007)
A quarterback and his daughter he never knew he had are the focus of Dwayne Johnson’s The Game Plan, another Disney sports film featuring family dynamics.
The Mighty Ducks’ Game Plan places a strong emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while also participating in sports.
Fans of the Ducks will enjoy this for even more levity in sports.
6. The Santa Clause (1994)
There are similarities between The Santa Clause and The Mighty Ducks when it comes to themes of family, but the stronger link is the idea that Scott Calvin must learn to put his own interests aside for the good of the group as a whole.
A Disney movie will, of course, have a happy ending no matter what happens. However, it is the individual’s journey of self-discovery that enhances the overall quality of the streaming service experience.
7. Invincible (2006)
The 2006 sports drama Invincible, starring Mark Wahlberg, is a sleeper hit. As with the previous film, Invincible is inspired by a true story (this time, it’s Vince Papale who’s in charge), and it helps keep the focus on the exhilaration of sports.
This is something that sports movies tend to overlook. Fans sometimes prefer to watch games and matches on a big screen rather than documentaries. In the same way that Invincible emphasizes how dramatic a football game can be at times, The Mighty Ducks demonstrates how exciting hockey can really be.
8. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
Some fans of the Mighty Ducks may go to a game just to see if the team they root for is playing. Even if the name “Anaheim Angels” isn’t the most etymologically accurate.
A lot of Disney duck content can be found if that’s the case. The DuckTales television series is entertaining, but the 1990 film DuckTales: The Movie faithfully re-created Donald’s nephews and his Uncle Scrooge in their original form.
9. Remember The Titans (2000)
Remember the Titans is unquestionably the most iconic Disney sports movie of all time.
Fans of Disney, sports, movies, and when all three intersect will always remember the football classic. Remember the Titans follows a similar pattern, with similar concepts, but with a different cast of characters.
Remember the Titans, likeMighty Ducks, illustrates what can happen when children have a champion. They’re capable of pulling off a true sporting miracle.
10. Miracle (2004)
When it comes to sporting miracles, the most well-known was probably the defeat of the Soviet team by the United States national hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. “Are you someone who believes in magic?” At the game, Al Michaels made the call. What happened next is history, as it served as inspiration for Disney’s 2004 film adaptation of the storied event.
Fans of the Mighty Ducks will not want to miss this. When Disney first dabbled in hockey, the Mighty Ducks and Miracle were the most well-known teams – and they both deserve it.