Disney animated films shaped childhood for many people. That’s what makes it so hard to rank the best Disney movies. Depending on when you were born and what influenced you, everyone has their favorites.
However, there seems to be some popular opinion when it comes to the best Disney movies, thanks to their timeless music, splendid animation, and memorable lines.
Here is our list of the best Disney movies and what brings them to the top.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
This timeless classic about an Enchantress that turns an egotistical prince into a terrible beast. The only way to break the spell? To get someone to fall in love with him.
Enter Belle. A stunning beauty that gets lost in the woods and stumbles across enchanted castle before the spell is about to break. Between the music and the beautiful animation, this classic film is impossible to forget.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Oh my, sweet Pongo and Perdita. They were the driving force behind many children being desperate for a puppy. The way they expertly get their owners together and save their little pups from becoming a terrible coat.
It’s one of the original Disney animated films for many of us. And it remains a favorite.
Of the more modern-day Disney movies, Coco has surged to the top of our favorites list. Watching little Miguel sing his heart out like his idol, even though his family doesn’t support his dream, is both endearing and heartbreaking.
But the best part? Disney takes us inside the strange Land of the Dead through beautiful animation.
The Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Is there anything more beautiful than Lady, the cocker spaniel? She not only stole the heart of the tramp, but a bat of her eyelashes had us falling for her as well.
And that scene with the spaghetti? It’s one of the most classic movie scenes of all time.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
If ever there was a lesson in jealousy, Snow White was it! The evil queen stopped at nothing to destroy the beauty. Banishing her to the woods and then attempting to kill her with a poison apple.
The fact that her mini-coma can only be broken with a kiss is probably one of the most romantic things we saw as children. Who didn’t want to be saved by a kiss from the prince?
The Lion King (1994)
One of the most heartbreaking animated films also happens to be one of the most uplifting. Watching a small lion cub turn into an adult that eventually comes to terms with his grief and save his pride, is both beautiful and uplifting.
Plus, the music brought us some of the most popular Disney songs. Even now, most of us would probably be able to single along to every verse of the Circle of Life.
Disney has inspired generations of children to dream big. Their animated films bring to life classic and original tales in an unforgettable way.