Everyone has probably watched at least three Disney movies when they were younger. Even the new generation have their own Disney films specifically catered to them. But over the course of so many years, there have been hundreds of Disney movies that have sparked our imaginations and created our wildest dreams when we were just children. Before we were introduced to technology and all of that, Disney overtook our lives and it was a golden age of films during the 90s as well. To help you remember, we have compiled this list that consists of possibly some of the best Disney movies of all time until this very day. Here are the top 10 animated Disney films of all time in no particular order.
10. Hercules (1997)
To start off this list is the mighty Hercules and his godlike powers. Although most of the movie is about the main character kicking bad guys that Hades keep throwing at him, the main theme of this Disney Classic is self-discovery especially when a person lost his way a bit. The incredible soundtrack and the iconic Go The Distance performance by Michael Bolton is what makes this film one of the best that was released by Disney.
9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
This particular movie is what sparked the fairy tale, princess and prince charming concept that took over the world by storm. Being the first of it’s kind, the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a Disney Classic that every child should watch even if it was released in the year 1937. With a pretty girl, her little dwarves, an evil witch, a poison apple, and of course the prince charming, this movie is without a doubt of the best film Disney has ever made.
8. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Continuing on with the Disney Classics is another fairy tale concept with the beautiful princess and her story to find her true love. Although the characters aren’t the usual, it is still a fairy tale ending where the princess ends up with the prince and they live happily ever after. With so many adaptations of this film, from plays to games to live action, it is truly one of the best films Disney has ever put out.
7. The Lion King (1994)
One of the greatest animated films of all time, The Lion King takes tremendous pride in it’s world wide recognition as one of the best. In fact, the movie is so good that it was even remade to a higher quality for the newer generation to appreciate it more. The opening sequence with the iconic score is already enough to give you goosebumps and the incredible plot is somewhat of an icon that Disney has.
6. Tarzan (1999)
The most heartbreaking and heart warming Disney Classic, the film Tarzan has showed the world that Disney is teaching kids the right way, showing them love and respect to every single living thing, no matter what you are or who you are. Released in 1999, this classic has sparked a lot of attention with it’s incredible plot line and heart wrenching dialogue. Of course it is still a happy ending. But the concepts and the themes in this film reaches out to everyone, not just kids. Which is the reason why this is one of the best Disney films of all time.
5. Mulan (1998)
One of the most successful Dinsey films of all time, Mulan has shown the world that Disney appreciates every ethnicity and gender in all kinds of timelines. The film being about a female lead character volunteering to join the army to fight for her country and to prevent her aging father for getting hurt, this tale of self-discovery and courage has inspired a lot of people to stand up for what they believe in.
4. Finding Nemo (2003)
Probably the most iconic of them all, Finding Nemo has touched the hearts of not just kids, but people of all ages and sizes. The universal theme of losing a loved one and wanting to protect the people they have makes this film easy to relate to. The fun animations and the colorful scheme makes it an even better film as it is one of the few movies from Disney that was released in the 2000s that made this list.
3. Aladdin (1992)
Journey through the desserts by riding on a flying carpet and experience the magical world of Aladdin as it tops any list of best animated films. This incredible masterpiece is arguably one of the best animated films of all time. The music score and the soundtrack alone are enough proof of it’s magnificence and it is a pioneer of it’s kind. Released in the year 1992, Aladdin is simply one incredible ride that everyone of all ages should watch.
2. Frozen (2013)
The most recent, and probably the most successful Disney film of all time, Frozen has made a huge mark in the world of film and television. The soundtrack has reached the number one spot in all major music charts all around the world and the film is the most successful up to date. Although it is a different approach than Disney usually does, focusing on family love instead of romance, this feature film is definitely deserving of it’s spot as one of the best Disney films of all time.
1. The Little Mermaid (1989)
And finally, who could ever forget Ariel and her fins as we appreciate some of the best Disney films ever. The Little Mermaid is one of the most iconic symbols for Disney and is a part of many children’s dreams and fantasies. A story about wanting to explore the world outside of her home, to experience new things and to find love, this movie allows one to imagine the endless possibilities that we can achieve in our lifetime.