Classic Disney films bring back so many memories. To say one is better than the next is impossible, especially considering each plot and character pulls at your heartstrings and makes you giggle to the point of no return. Below, we’ve selected what we think are just some of the best Disney movies. From here, we encourage you to choose your own favorites. Maybe our list will be the first films you show your kids – or inspire you to plan a Disney movie marathon!
Mary Poppins (1964)
Remember that saying, “Just a spoonful of sugar…”? Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins taught us that everything in life can be fun – we just have to be willing to see the magic of it all. Watch now on Disney+.
The Jungle Book (1967)
Thanks to The Jungle Book, “The Bare Necessities” has been stuck in our heads at least a dozen times. The song immediately gets us grooving along with Mowgli and his best bear pal while teaching us the meaning of true friendship. Watch now on Disney+.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Lion King (1994)
“Hakuna Matata” is the motto of this film – and for a good reason. Simba initially runs away from his problems. But this Lion King soon learns he must grow up and fight any enemy that dares to take his kingdom. Watch now on Disney+.
Toy Story (1995)
Andy has no idea how adventurous his toys are. The second he leaves his room, it’s a full-on party! Friendships grow strong, enemies are made, and battles are fought together among the toys. Toy Story, Disney’s first entirely computer-animated film, showed us how to work together and be part of something bigger than ourselves. Watch now on Disney+.
Mulan does everything she can to save her father, including willingly taking his place in war and becoming one of the greatest heroines in China’s history. Little do her comrades know that she’s a woman the entire time. Watch now on Disney+.
Finding Nemo (2003)
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” We take that to mean to push on and prevail; things will get better in time. Thank you, Dory, for teaching us that lesson in Finding Nemo. Watch now on Disney+.
Independence at its finest, Moana takes a daring adventure into the sea to save her people. Do her parents forbid her to make the journey? Certainly. Does she listen? Absolutely not. Watch this fierce girl become a woman and save the day. Watch now on Disney+.
Now it’s your turn? What are some of your favorite Disney movies? Share them with us in the comments below!