21 Best Disney Movies Of All Time (2020 Update)

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Updated on March 18, 2020 by Asher Fergusson

There are few things more classic than a Disney movie. From Beauty and the Beast to Frozen, Disney movies are timeless and will live on forever! Whether you’re looking for a blast from the past or just want to stay up to date on the best new Disney films, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the best Disney movie categories, including the Best Disney Movies of All Time, Princess, Pixar, Action, Non-animated and much more. Check out this list to fulfill all your Disney movie needs.

Best Disney Movies of All Time


1. The Lion King (1994)

The classic 1994 Disney film The Lion King takes place on the African continent and stars Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, and James Earl Jones. This animated adventure drama tells the story of a lion cub prince who gets tricked by his evil uncle into thinking he’s caused the murder of his father and flees his land in shame. Years later, the young cub discovers the truth and returns to claim his throne.

IMDb 8.5 | 1h 28min | 1994 | English

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2. WALL-E

WALL-E is an animated family adventure film set in the near future that recounts the story of WALL-E, a trash collecting robot who has been left to clean up the planet after humans have abandoned it. WALL-E falls in love with EVE, a robot sent to Earth to determine whether it’s safe for humans to return. The film stars Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, and Jeff Garlin.

IMDb 8.4 | 1h 38min | 2008 | English

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3. Toy Story

Toy Story tells the tale of Woody, a toy cowboy living in a little boy named Andy’s room. When Andy receives a new Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday, Woody feels threatened and jealous that he is no longer Andy’s favorite toy. When Woody and Buzz end up lost and far from home, they’ll have to find their way back to Andy before his family moves away. This animated adventure comedy stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Don Rickles.

IMDb 8.3 | 1h 21min | 1995 | English

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4. Aladdin (1992)

The animated adventure comedy Aladdin stars Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, and Linda Larkin. The film is set in the city of Agrabah and tells the story of Aladdin, a mischievous young man who spends his days stealing from the marketplace. One day he meets Jasmine, a bored young princess whose father forces her to be married against her will. When Aladdin finds a magic lamp to grant him wishes, his adventures truly begin.

IMDb 8.0 | 1h 30min | 1992 | English

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5. Pinocchio

Set against the backdrop of Tuscany, Italy this animated family comedy stars Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, and Mel Blanc. The film tells the story of the wooden marionette, Pinocchio, who was created by an inventor named Gepetto who wishes that Pinocchio could become a real boy. When a fairy suddenly grants Gepetto’s wish, Pinocchio tries, with the help of his friend Jiminy Cricket, to stay out of trouble.

IMDb 7.4 | 1h 28min | 1940 | English

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Best Disney Princess Movies


1. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

This animated family fantasy stars our very own Lyric’s father, Robby Benson as the Beast, along with Paige O’Hara and Jesse Corti. Set in a charming French town, Beauty and the Beast recounts the story of a beastly prince locked away in a castle as punishment for living a life of selfishness. When Belle, a kind and beautiful young girl enters the castle, the Beast must prove his love to regain his humanity.

IMDb 8.0 | 1h 24min | 1991 | English

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2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

Snow White is a beautiful maiden regarded in the kingdom as “fairest of them all”. When her step-mother, the evil Queen, becomes jealous of Snow White’s beauty, she banishes her to the dark forest where she befriends seven charming dwarves. When the Queen deceives Snow White with a poison apple, she must rely on true love’s kiss to save her. This animated family fantasy stars Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, and Lucille La Verne.

IMDb 7.6 | 1h 23min | 1937 | English

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3. The Little Mermaid

The animated family fantasy The Little Mermaid takes place in a kingdom under the sea and stars Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois. The film recounts the tale of mermaid princess Ariel who is captivated by life on the shore. When Ariel falls for a human prince, she makes a deal with the evil witch Urusula to allow her to become human.

IMDb 7.6 | 1h 23min | 1989 | English

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4. Mulan (1998)

Mulan is an animated family adventure film starring Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, and BD Wong set in China. It tells the story of Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in her ageing father’s place when he gets called to war. Mulan’s ancestors seek to dissuade her from her plan by sending Mushu, a charming disgraced dragon, to stop her.

IMDb 7.6 | 1h 28min | 1998 | English

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Best Disney Action Movies


1. The Incredibles

The Incredibles is an animated action adventure film starring Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Holly Hunter. The film tells the story of an undercover superhero family living in suburban Metroville. When Bob Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible, gets a mysterious call to action, the entire family must rise to the challenge in order to save the world from complete devastation.

IMDb 8.0 | 1h 55min | 2004 | English

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2. Robin Hood (1973)

This animated adventure comedy tells the classic story of Robin Hood, a thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor people of Nottingham. Starring Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, and Roger Miller, Robin Hood takes place in Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood and his trusty partner head out on adventure after adventure to deceive the greedy prince and give to the poor.

IMDb 7.6 | 1h 23min | 1973 | English

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3. Hercules

Set in Ancient Greece, Hercules tells the story of the immortal son of Zeus and Hera who is stripped of his powers and must become a true hero in order to restore his godliness. Hercules and his trusty steed Pegasus fight to prove Hercules’ worth, but in the end it’s his selfless sacrifice to save his true love that will determine everything. The film stars Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, and James Woods.

IMDb 7.3 | 1h 33min | 1997 | English

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Best Disney Pixar Movies


1. Coco

Set in the imaginary town of Santa Cecilia, Mexico, Coco recounts the story of young Miguel, who aspires to be a musician despite his family’s age-old ban on music. Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt, this animated family adventure film follows Miguel as he embarks on an adventure to the Land of the Dead to meet his great-great-grandfather and discover the truth about his family’s ancestry.

IMDb 8.4 | 1h 45min | 2017 | English; Spanish

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2. Finding Nemo

The animated adventure comedy Finding Nemo stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Alexander Gould. Set in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the film follows Marlin, a timid clownfish, as he goes on a journey to find his son, Nemo, who has been captured and sent to live in a fish tank. Marlin, along with his newfound friend Dory, scour the ocean to find Nemo and bring him back home.

IMDb 8.1 | 1h 40min | 2003 | English

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3. Monsters, Inc.

Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Mary Gibbs, Monsters, Inc. is an animated adventure comedy set in the city of Monstropolis. The story follows monsters Sulley and Mike Wazowski who work for the power company scaring children to make them scream, thereby generating power in the city. When a human baby accidentally crawls into Monstropolis, the monsters are forced to realize that everything may not be what it seems.

IMDb 8.0 | 1h 32min | 2001 | English

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Best Disney Halloween Movie


Hocus Pocus

Set in the city of Salem, the fantasy family comedy Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. After the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark magic in the 17th century, they are accidentally reawakened by shy, awkward Max, who recently arrived in Salem. Max and his friends will have to do what they can to stop the three witches from becoming immortal.

IMDb 6.8 | 1h 36min | 1993 | English

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Best Disney Christmas Movie


The Nightmare Before Christmas

When Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, discovers the existence of Christmas Town, he is deeply intrigued. Instead of putting on Halloween as usual, he rallies the residents of Halloween Town to try to put on Christmas instead, but they can’t seem to understand what to do. This animated family fantasy film stars Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara.

IMDb 8.0 | 1h 16min | 1993 | English

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Best Disney Dog Movie


Lady and the Tramp

The animated adventure comedy Lady and the Tramp stars Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, and Peggy Lee, and takes place in a small town modeled after Walt Disney’s own hometown. The film tells the story of a romance between a sheltered golden cocker spaniel, Lady, and a street savvy mutt who refers to himself as the Tramp. Lady decides to leave her home to go on an adventure with the Tramp.

IMDb 7.3 | 1h 16min | 1955 | English

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Best Disney Non-Animated Movie


Enchanted

In this family comedy starring Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, and James Marsden, the beautiful Princess Gisele is banished from the land of Andalasia by an evil queen. When Gisele finds herself in the not-so-magical land of New York City, she finds herself falling in love with a lawyer, though she’s promised to prince charming back home. Gisele must face the reality of the real world and discover life outside of “happily ever after”.

IMDb 7.0 | 1h 47min | 2007 | English

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Best Disney Horror Movie


The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The animated family comedy The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad takes place around London, England, and stars Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, and Eric Blore. The film portrays two adaptations of the classic “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The story follows the various adventures of Mr. Toad and Ichabod.

IMDb 7.0 | 1h 8min | 1949 | English

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Best Disney Dinosaur Movie


Ice Age

The animated adventure comedy Ice Age starring Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, and Ray Romano takes place during the Ice Age. The film tells the story of a sloth, a sabertooth tiger, and a wooly mammoth who come across an infant human and must figure out how to return him to his people. The unusual heroes must endure the elements of the Ice Age to complete their task.

IMDb 7.5 | 1h 21min | 2002 | English

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Conclusion


From Peter Pan to The Little Mermaid, Disney has been creating magic for generations. From the 1930s to present day, these are the timeless films we all grew up on and the films that our children will be raised on, too. We hope that this collection of the top Disney movies was just what you needed to fulfill your Disney craving and put a little bit of magic back into your life!