Set up a weekend watch party with one of these four wholesome movies


Disney+ has added the GroupWatch feature to its popular streaming service to allow multiple people to view a movie together in different locations.

Emma Bartlett, Arts and Culture Editor

Disney Plus’ original movies have proven to be a huge success with endearing stories that captivate audiences and pull at the heartstrings. While other streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime offer their own assortment of original content, Disney Plus has truly beaten them by developing a strong and unique variety of films that bring nostalgia to every viewer. So, as you settle into the spring semester, snuggle up on the couch with your roomies and check out the following four films.


Based on a true story, teenage Zach Sobiech has just finished celebrating being cancer free and is settling into his normal life. When a strange cough develops after a few months, Zach’s mother takes him to the hospital where the news is grim. Zach’s cancer is back and he has only a matter of months to live. Zach attempts to make his remaining time on Earth worthwhile by becoming the famous musician he wanted to be. While his song “Clouds” takes off and makes it on the radio, Zach continuously fights for every breath. He is soon offered the chance to perform a concert in front of a huge audience, but he has only weeks left to live. Will Zach be able to make it to the performance as his cancer starts to get the best of him? “Clouds” is a great two-hour movie that will melt your heart as you get to know Zach and watch as he attempts to live his life to the fullest.


Similar to “Ella Enchanted,” the movie “Godmothered” tells the story of young Eleanor Fay Bloomingbottom, an aspiring godmother, who finds herself out of her fairytale land and in a new place called Earth. Eleanor secretly takes on a mission to save her home since it is falling apart because the people of Earth no longer believe in fairy godmothers. After finding an unanswered letter from a young girl named Mackenzie who needs help, Eleanor sets off to restore the faith in fairy godmothers. When Eleanor does find Mackenzie, however, the 11-year-old child she was looking for is now a single mother in her mid-thirties who is on the verge of losing her job. Can Eleanor help this woman get her happily ever after while also saving her homeland? “Godmothered” is an hour and 53 minutes long and is filled with comedy that will keep you laughing throughout the film.


Ray McElrathbey is a new freshman football recruit at Clemson University. After receiving word that his mother has been sent to rehab and his younger brother is about to enter the foster care system, Ray decides to take care of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr by hiding him in his room at Clemson. Based on a true story, Ray learns the value of family as friends help take care of his brother. Disaster strikes when the coaches find out and Ray’s spot on the team is put at stake. With further complications that involve appearing before the NCAA, Ray must prove why he deserves to remain on the Clemson football team while also being the sole caregiver of his younger brother. “Safety” is two hours long and shows Ray’s passion and commitment not only to sports but to family.


“Soul” is an animated film that tells the story of Joe Gardner, a band teacher who aspires to be a full-time jazz pianist. After landing a gig with one of the most famous jazz musicians, Joe has a near-death experience where he gets stuck in the afterlife. He wakes up to find his soul walking toward the light and realizing where he is, Joe tries to escape. He ends up in a new land called the “Great Before” and is recruited to help Soul 22 find a life purpose so she can be sent to Earth. With an adventure of their own, Soul 22 and Joe must both decide if they are ready to take the next step that fate has laid out for them. “Soul” is an exciting hour and 47 minute long film following Joe’s adventures outside of himself.