Walt Disney pictures has blessed humanity with an abundant array of unforgettable movies. These films range from live-action to animations, and include classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as well as contemporary blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean. Since 1937 to date, Disney has released a staggering 745 movies and counting. Watching all of these movies is simply a daunting task and that is why we have got a line-up of all their best, and lowly rated works right here for you.
10 Disney Movies Rated From Best To Worst
1. Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story is a fantasy/adventure animation which revolves around Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll belonging to a boy named Andy. Andy later acquires a lightyear action figure known as Buzz, and both toys compete for his attention. Woody and Buzz are later forced to join forces in order to get back to their beloved owner. Toy Story was an overwhelming critical and commercial success, grossing $373.6 million at the box office. It is widely regarded as the greatest animated movie of all time. It is also counted amongst the 100 greatest American films of all time.
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is another Disney movie which will remain evergreen. The 1937 animation revolves around a wicked queen who is bent on murdering her stepdaughter, the beautiful Snow White. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs grossed $418 million at the box office, making it the 10th highest-grossing animated film of all time. The film has also been hailed as a genuine work of art with one filmmaker calling it “the greatest film ever made”.
3. Pinocchio (1994)
Pinocchio is another Disney movie which has a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The 1940 musical/fantasy animation revolves around Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who comes alive thanks to a fairy. The young boy later falls in with a bunch of unsavoury characters and this impacts his own behaviour. Pinocchio is the first animated film to win a competitive Oscar; winning the award for best original score and original song. It is also widely regarded as one of the best animated films of all time.
4. Zootopia (2016)
Zootopia is a 2016 crime mystery set in the city of Zootopia, a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. A rabbit police officer later joins hands with a con-artist fox in order to solve the mysterious disappearance of predators in the city. Zootopia featured the voices of Shakira, Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin and Idris Elba. The film grossed $1.024 billion, making it the 4th highest-grossing film of 2016. The American Film Institute also named it amongst the top ten films of 2016.
5. The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy/adventure film which follows the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, ably assisted by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear. The movie featured Neel Sethi in the leading role of Mowgli and was an overwhelming commercial success. It was also a critical success and received the Academy Award for best visual effects.
6. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast is another Disney movie which crossed the one billion dollar mark at the cinemas. The 2017 musical/fantasy is a new spin on the classic tale of Belle and the cursed beast who is a sensitive soul on the inside. The 2017 remake featured the likes of Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The movie was one of the most expensive films ever made ($255 million) but recouped its investment at the box office ($1.264 billion). The movie is also the 15th highest-grossing film of all time.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 fantasy/action film which follows a pirate and a gallant blacksmith as they try to rescue the Governor’s daughter from the clutches of a pirate ship. The Disney movie featured the likes of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, and made more than half a billion dollars at the box office. It also received the People’s Choice Award for favourite motion picture.
8. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 fantasy/adventure film which revolves around a girl, named Alice, and her quest to save the loved ones of a man known as the Mad Hatter. The movie featured the likes of Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp. Alice Through the Looking Glass was panned by the critics but fared better at the cinemas. It has a score of just 29% on rotten tomatoes.
9. Planes (2013)
Planes is a 2013 adventure comedy about Dusty, a small-town plane who aspires to be a high-flying racer someday. Dusty is however afraid of heights and turns to a naval aviator for assistance. Planes featured the voices of Priyanka Chopra and Teri Hatcher. The film performed well at the cinemas but was panned by the critics due to its heavy cultural stereotypes. Planes has a score of just 25% on rotten tomatoes.
10. The Wild (2006)
This is another Disney movie which failed to impress the critics. The 2006 adventure comedy revolved around Ryan, a zoo dwelling cub lion who is accidentally shipped off to Africa to be released into the wild. His father subsequently rounds up his friends for a rescue mission. The Wild received mixed reviews and barely surpassed its budget ($80 million) at the cinemas where it grossed $102 million. It has a score of 19% on rotten tomatoes.