Top 10 Best Disney Movies of All Time

Best known for their animated films and theme park, the Walt Disney brand has become one of the biggest media companies over the decades producing one blockbuster after the other.

To celebrate Disney’s longstanding legacy in animated movies, we’ve compiled 10 of the best Disney movies of all time.

Top 10 Best Disney Movies of All Time

10Dinosaur (2000)

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Dinosaur (2000)

What kid doesn’t like dinosaurs? Disney brings every child’s fantasy to life in this Disney animated movie about an orphaned Iguanodon dinosaur who survives a devastating meteor shower that killed his family.

The film is one of Disney’s astounding achievements due to its excellent visuals and interesting take on what life must have been like for the creatures which roamed the Earth 65 million years ago.

Although not performing too well with the critics, the film is still noteworthy for its phenomenal animation which holds up well to today’s standards.

9Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Disney brings Lewis Carroll’s beloved story about a precocious young girl stumbling inside a literal rabbit hole into a magical world of mad hatters, smoking caterpillars and smiling cats.

Alice in Wonderland (1951) is one of Disney’s best classic animated films that children of today would surely still enjoy. It’s the perfect film for every imaginative child to watch as it fearlessly explores childhood fantasies excellently.

8The Jungle Book (1967)

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The Jungle Book (1967)

Disney continues its tried and tested formula of adapting beloved children’s books into an animated film with their 1967 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

Here we meet Mowgli, a human boy literally raised by wolves, and his adventures with other animals in an Indian jungle. A musical at its core, The Jungle Book balances aspects of drama, adventure, and comedy with its fantastic blend of interesting characters from the cunning and ruthless tiger Shere Kahn to the protective black panther Bagheera.

Despite having a 2016 live-action version, this animated film Disney is still worth a watch with your kids no matter what age they are. It is one of the best Disney movies of all time.

7Tangled (2010)

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Tangled (2010)

The fairy tale Rapunzel finally gets a much needed Disney animated version with Tangled (2010).

The film expounds on the classic tale and Rapunzel’s origins as a kidnapped princess with magical age-reversing, healing blonde hair. It shows how her kidnapper Gothel tricked her into being imprisoned in a tower telling her lies about the supposedly cruel outside world.

Tangled (2010) is definitely one of Disney’s best modern adaptation of classic fairy tales. It brought Disney back to its former glory as an animation studio and proved that they can still create a classic princess film but with a modern twist this time.

6Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was Disney’s ticket to international fame and its first feature-length animated feature.

Disney captivated audiences with a tale filled with loveable sidekick dwarfs, handsome princes, terrifying witches and who would be Disney’s first princess. What more, the film’s technical aspects hold up well today making all the risk Disney took to make it very much worth it.

The film has also been honored with preservation by the US Library of Congress as one of the best films ever made.

5Frozen (2013)

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Frozen (2013)

Whether you’re over the hype now or not, there is no doubt that Frozen (2013) is one of Disney’s best works in the 2010s.

Straying from the usual love story to move the plot, the film’s story focussed on the relationship between two sisters, Elsa and Anna ending up with an emotional story and a relatable set of characters.

Aside from its fresh narrative and commendable animation, the film is best remembered for its superb songs like Let it Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman. It also paved the way for other Disney animated films which don’t feature the usual love story that kids usually see.

4Cinderella (1950)

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Cinderella (1950)

Before the numerous and gimmicky adaptations came to be, there was Disney’s Cinderella (1950). Cinderella is one of the best Disney films.

You probably know the story by now. Cinderella’s life is made miserable by the entry of a new stepmother and two stepsisters in her life when her father remarries after her mother dies. One day her household receives an invitation to a ball which the stepmother decides Cinderella isn’t invited to. But with the help of her mice friends and a fairy godmother, she is given one night to be somebody else and attend the ball where the prince falls in love with her.

Due to the film’s popularity and enduring legacy, Cinderella has become one of the most recognizable fairy tale princesses along with Snow White.

3Aladdin (1992)

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Aladdin (1992)

Most memorable for Robin Williams’ excellent performance as the genie, Aladdin (1992) one of the best Disney movies, tells the story of a young street urchin who is given three wishes after he frees a genie from a magic lamp.

But most importantly, the film introduced the world to the first non-white Disney princess, Jasmine. The film is a great mix of comedy, adventure, and love story backed by excellent performances by voice actors. Its popularity is further cemented by an iconic and award-winning theme song, A Whole New World, performed by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane.

2Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Tale as old as time indeed. Disney adapts the French fairy tale Beauty and the Beast into an animated musical film and one of the Best Disney Movies ever made.

The film follows the smart and beautiful Belle, who is exasperated of small-town life, and The Beast, a formerly human prince cursed by a witch because of his lack of the ability for kindness and love.

Beauty and the Beast was an instant classic at the time of its release and remains popular among children today. Proof of this is its live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson as Belle.

1The Lion King (1994)

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The Lion King (1994)

WIth a live action version coming out in 2019, let’s take a look back onto the original Disney’s animated film The Lion King (1994) which captured our hearts as kids.

Considered to be the best animated musical film ever created, the film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragic play Hamlet but set in the kingdom of a pride of lions in the African Sahara.

The film is memorable for introducing us to memorable and beloved songs like I Just Can’t Wait to Be King and Elton John’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight.

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