Best Disney Movies Ranked

The best thing about Disney is that it speaks to people in so many unique ways, and because of this it can be hard to choose a favourite. We’ve created a list of what we think are the best Disney movies, but which ones do you hold close to your heart? Read on to see our rankings, and let us know whether you agree or disagree in the comments below!
    
But a night-in watching Disney movies wouldn’t be complete without the perfect snack in front of you. As we rank our top 10 favourite Disney movies, we’ll be throwing in a few menu ideas to keep things spicy. We’ll also show you our stunning range of Disney jewellery and collectables along the way - perfect for a true Disney fan! 

        

1. Mulan

Mulan is a kick-ass story of feminism, bravery, and breaking the chains of conformity. As the Huns make their way across China, Mulan takes up her father’s sword to protect her country. Throughout the movie, her guardian Mushu has you in stitches as he tackles his own battle attempting to prove his worth to the other guardians. 
      

Coupled with some stellar songs like ‘Reflection’, ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’, and ‘A Girl Worth Fighting For’, Mulan makes it to Short Story’s number one position!

Snack of Choice

What better way to watch Mulan than with a few steamed dumplings, spring rolls wrapped in fresh iceberg lettuce, and a bag of prawn crackers to fill the gaps!

Mulan


2. Lilo and Stitch

Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, feels an empty space after losing her parents. When her sister attempts to fill this void with a very odd pet, things start to get a little ‘hairy’. Though Lilo instantly falls in love with her new pet, she soon finds out that Stitch is, in fact, a well-known extraterrestrial fugitive on the run!
      

The story explores the meaning of companionship and belonging, with the iconic line "Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." touching the hearts of people across the globe. There are moments of sadness and of pure joy, creating a true yo-yo of emotion.

Snack of Choice

When we watch Lilo and Stitch we always feel bad for the big guy who loses his ice cream! Kick back with a bowl of your favourite flavours, and get creative with your toppings for a little extra flair. For a taste of Hawaii, you can’t go wrong with a selection of tropical fruits though!

Lilo and Stitch

3. Finding Nemo

When Marlin’s son Nemo is abducted by scuba divers off the Great Barrier Reef, his quest to bring his boy home begins. This movie is packed with intense aquatic action and colourful characters, like Marlin’s companion Dory who struggles with short term memory loss, the hilarious vegetarian sharks guild, and the radical sea turtles who teach the adventurers how to surf the East Australian Current.

Fun Fact: 42 Wallaby Way Sydney was the most searched address on Google after the release of ‘Finding Nemo’ in 2003! 

Snack of Choice

A packet of seaweed crackers and multicoloured popcorn would be the perfect treat to represent this movie’s vibrant and clever animation!

Finding Nemo

4. Sleeping Beauty 

Sleeping Beauty is a timeless classic. Though it was released in 1959, it still appeals to a young audience through its detailed animation, incredible voice work, and of course, a story that almost everybody knows. 
     
The royal family’s ignorance and self-indulgence results in a powerful fairy named Maleficent casting a spell on the princess, banishing her to an eternal sleep that can only be broken by true love’s kiss. 
        

While some may say that Aurora isn’t the most strong-minded, feministic character out there with her dependency on true love’s kiss, her gentle spirit and precious nature mean that you can’t help but love her all the same. 

Snack of Choice

You can’t go past a block of black forest chocolate and a cup of hot cocoa for this Disney classic.

Sleeping Beauty

5. Pocahontas

The story of Pocahontas is relevant to this very day, as she defends the sanctity of her lands from the Virginia Stock Company’s pillaging and plundering ways. It was also the first Disney movie to be based on a non-fictional character, although aspects of the movie have been dramatised, like the relationship between Pocahontas and John Smith.
          

Since its release in 1995, Pocahontas has become a symbol of bravery and strength, inspiring others to stand up for what they believe in.

Snack of Choice

Chargrilled corn, buttered and salted, with a hint of chilli mayo and a sprinkle of Persian feta. Throw in a bag of sweet potato chips too, because the corn is sure to be gone in seconds.

Pocahontas

6. Aladdin

Aladdin follows the tales of a ‘street rat’ hero who’s destined for greater things. As he battles to win Princess Jasmine’s approval, he uncovers a hidden treasure that grants him three wishes, only to find that approval must be found within before it can be found in others. 
         

This movie is full of colour and creativity, with what we believe to be the best Disney soundtrack of them all.

Snack of Choice

Be transported to Agrabah with a platter of dips, carrot sticks, Medjool dates, grapes and fresh flatbread.

Aladdin

7. The Lion King

You can’t have a top-ranked Disney movies list without the Lion King on it. For many, the plains of Africa are a distant land, but this Disney spectacular brings them to life right before your eyes.
       

Lion Prince Simba, son of Mufassa, is eager to learn about the pride lands, but his eagerness lands him in some tricky situations. The journey follows Simba as he reclaims his rightful place on the throne, with the help of his lively accomplices Pumba and Timone.

Snack of Choice

While a certain meerkat and warthog duo would have us recommend a degustation of bugs, flies, and grubs, we’re sure a fresh and exotic fruit platter would suffice!

The Lion King

8. Moana 

Moana shows resilience and a thirst for adventure on her quest to free the lands of a curse set by the demigod Maui and return the heart of Te Fiti before it's too late. 
      
Set in Ancient Polynesia, this movie has had incredible success in communicating the appreciation of different cultures. Disney worked with many Polynesian communities to create cultural choreography, rhythms and melodies that portrayed the stories of their people in an authentic way.
      

When you watch Moana you’ll feel like you are with her on that tiny boat, battling the waves and witnessing her sheer determination and bravery. She really is an inspiration to all.

Snack of Choice

It’s time to shake things up with a pineapple and coconut smoothie (and maybe a little Malibu if you’re having a girls’ night in)!

Moana

9. Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph is on its way to making the all-time classics category. It’s a visionary and nostalgic sensation, giving those born in the last century a feeling of love and appreciation for the many hours spent in arcades. 
      

Ralph decides that he is sick of being labelled a villain, thus beginning his quest to become a hero. The only problem is he manages to send every character that inhabits the arcade into chaos and distress along the way… 

Snack of Choice

You can’t visit the Sugar Rush race track without a big lucky dip bowl of rocky road, gobstoppers, lollipops and popping candy! 

Wreck-It-Ralph

10. Beauty and the Beast

An unexpected love story and journey of self-discovery, Belle escapes her small-minded village only to face captivity by a fallen prince turned savage. As the strange encounter blossoms into a mutuality of understanding, Beauty and the Beast begin to fall in love
       
The story’s moralistic undertones touch on judgement, acceptance, inner-beauty and of course, what life would be like if teapots, candles and clocks could talk. 
     

While Beauty and the Beast is lucky last in our top 10 Disney movies, it’s one that we will always hold near and dear to our hearts.

Snack of Choice

To match the gorgeous landscape of the French countryside, a platter of mixed cheeses, quince and fresh baguette would go down a treat. Throw in a rosewater lemonade or a nice bottle of vino for the perfect snacking experience!

Beauty and the Beast
                             

So there you have it - our list of the 10 best Disney movies. Did you agree or disagree with our rankings? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out any movies that you haven’t watched yet! 

1 comment

Almost agree im not a Mulan or Pocahontas fan but I think Smiw White and Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio should of made the list

Natalie Michell August 31, 2021

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