Since the foundation of Disney was laid by the two brothers Walt Disney and Roy in 1923, the company has grown its wealth to over $250B. Disney found its way up to the market by releasing numerous films from different genres.
There are over 100s films produced by Disney, but not all were liked by the fan base. However, the majority of Disney movies are rated 6+ on Imbd. To conclude top 10 movies of Disney is a challenging task for me as a fan.
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However, I have created the top 10 Disney movies list based on its rating, business, story, thrill, adventure, acting, graphics, etc. So before wasting time, let’s dive into our Top 10 Disney Movies. Also Disclaimer: These are just top 10, so if you want to see all the movies, I’d recommend checking a Disney Movie Tier List.
Lion King (1994)
Lion King makes its way into our top 10 Disney Movies. Numerous movies, games, and dramas are so ingrained in our pop culture that it is impossible for someone not to know about them. Lion King is one of those movies that Generation Z has a nostalgic relationship with.
The first movie of Lion King is among the top-rated movies of Disney on Imbd with an 8.5 rating. Subsequently, looking into animated graphics keeping in mind the release date of Lion king does justice.
In previous times the graphics were not supposed to be realistic. However, in the case of Lion King, it is an animated movie. Looking at the technology advancement back in time, it is surprisingly excellent.
The Story of the Lion King is said to be based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The story revolves around the pride of Lions of Savanah, led by king Mufasa. The kingdom lives in peace and harmony under Mufasa’s Rule. The thrill comes with the birth of Mufasa’s son, Simba.
The birth of Simba does not excite Scar, who was the next heir to the throne. Scars turn against his family and form an alliance with Hyenas in a turn of events. Scar plots to murder Mufasa and Simba to take the throne by harsh means.
Wall E is another masterpiece of Disney. Wall E is yet another among the animated movies that make it into our Top 10 Disney Movies. Since Disney is the pioneer of animated films, Wall E is the movie you don’t want to miss. With an 8.4 rating on Imbd, Wall E is considered one of the best movies by Disney.
This movie is based on a Robot named Wall E and typically revolves around the main character and his love life. The success of Wall E in terms of numbers is over $500 million, with a production cost of $180 million.
Since the release of Wall E on June 27th, 2008, it has won numerous awards, including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Nebula Award for Best Script, BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and many more.
The Story of Wall E revolves around the main character Wall E, a robot supposed to clean the waste that covers the Earth. In the film, the Earth is featured 800 years or more from now hence it is entirely deserted and full of scraps making it inhabitable.
All the humans live in a giant ship called axiom, where they have all the world’s luxuries. Though the movie has many hidden messages like global warming and abuse of waste, the film’s main story is the love story of Wall E and Eve.
Toy Story is, if not the great but one of the greatest animated movies in the world. I remember being a kid watching Toy Story not once but many times. Every time I watched the film I laughed. This movie changed the narrative of all animated films.
With the collaboration of Disney with Pixar, Toy Story was released on November 22nd, 1995. The film closed at the Box office with a revenue of $373 million. Since the release of the movie, the film has generated 8.3 ratings on Imbd, which is quite impressive.
Moreover, Toy Story has won various awards, including the Special Achievement Academy Award in 1996. However, the sequel Toy Story 4 won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
The story Toy story is about toys and their life. Toy Story presented the concept with absolute brilliance however it may raise a question about what is so unique about the story. Back in the time, animation was newly familiar with cartoons and humans animated.
To make it realistic, they made them talk and everything that a living thing does. Understandingly, Toy Story is unique because it shows you the whole life of a toy while back in the time, there weren’t any films like this. The main plot of the story is about two characters.
These characters are toys owned by a Boy named Andy Davis. We all used to have our favorite toys to play with as a kid. The main plot revolves around the old toy Woody who is jealous of Buzz Lightyear, who is the new toy bought by Andy’s mother for Andy.
Finding Nemo is yet another masterpiece by Disney. Finding Nemo is a movie of thrill, adventure, emotional comedy, and many things that can’t even describe the brilliance of this movie. Finding Nemo is a story by Andrew Stanton.
Though the film was released on May 30th, 2003, it is still worth watching. Since the release of Finding Nemo, it has had a rating of 8.3 on Imbd. Finding Nemo was successful both in numbers and awards. With a production cost of just $94 million, the box office closed at a whopping revenue of $940.4 million.
Looking into awards won by Finding Nemo are over 20, including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in a Feature Production, Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Writing in a Feature Production, and many more.
The story Finding Nemo revolves around Marlin, the father of Nemo, a clownfish who is in pursuit of finding lost Nemo. Marlin is overcautious due to an incident in which Marlin lost his wife.
Nemo gets lost after a diver catches him and places him in an aquarium as a gift to the dentist’s niece. Nemo meets a blue reef fish named Dory, who suffers from short-term memory loss.
We all have been watching animated movies from our childhood till now. However, we never ceased to pay attention to how technically hard it is to make an animated film with no actual set of characters acting on a set apart from voice actors.
Animated Films like UP is one of those movies which is emotional and natural. As a result, it is entirely resonant with the audience. UP was released in 2009 and was produced by Jonas Rivera. Up was a successful movie with a rating of 8.3 on Imbd and has won multiple awards in the film industry.
These awards include the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film 2010, Academy Award for Best Music 2010, AFI Movies of the Year, etc. Moreover, the total production budget of Up was $174 million, which in return closed the box office at $745.1 million.
The story of UP starts with 78-year-old balloon seller Carl Fredricksen who has a lifelong dream of making house fly by tying hundreds of balloons. Due to his balloon-powered flying house, Carl Fredricksen traveled far to South America Wilderness.
In the turn of events, Carl surprisingly sees Russel, a young boy, in his balloon-powered place. Subsequently, the story behind the movie UP is to be grateful for the things and people you have around you.
Toy Story 3
After releasing Toy Story 2 a decade later, Toy Story 3 was released. Now I have to say Toy Story 3 is more of a realistic approach where Andy is all grown up and is a college student. Toy Story 3 was released on June 18th, 2010. With a rating of 8.3 on Imbd, Toy Story remains one of the best movies ever produced by Disney.
Moreover, the production budget of Toy Story 3 was $200 million, and it closed the box office with a significant revenue of $1.067 billion. Toy Story 3 has won various awards, including the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film in 2011.
The story is a sequel to the previous film Toy story. In Toy Story 3 gang is accidentally split up when the toy gang finds themselves heading towards the attic but unfortunately ends up in the trash that was supposed to go to the daycare.
Woody’s quick thinking saves the toys, but Woody is left behind. In a turn of events, Woody and the gang plan to reunite themselves.
Beauty and the beast 1991
Beauty and the beast has got to be the best movie by Disney. The featured animated film had many aesthetics, from castles to villains and the perfect love story. Keeping in mind the year film was released, we should acknowledge the graphics. Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 with just a $25 million production budget.
The success of Beauty and the Beast in numbers is extraordinary, with box office closing at $440.1 million. Moreover, the film has won many awards, including Academy Awards for Best Music, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical, or Comedy 1992. Since the release of Beauty and the Beast, it has achieved an 8.1 rating on Imbd.
The main story of Beauty and the Beast revolves around a village girl and the prince who was converted into a beast by a witch. The village girl named Belle met the Beast in his castle after he imprisoned her father.
With her spirit, Belle tries to make the Beast more alive and take him out of his isolation, who is ready to give and accept love.
Aladdin was released in 1992 and is considered a pioneer film of Disney with Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, and the Mermaid. Aladdin is a great movie. However, some even thought it to be racist. Aladdin has a rating of 8.1 on Imbd.
Moreover, Aladdin was produced with a production budget of just $28 million and closed at the Box office at $504 million. Subsequently, awards won by Aladdin include Golden Globe Award for Best Score, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound, and Academy Award for Best Music 1996.
The story of Aladdin is about the love between Aladdin, who is a street urchin, and Princess Jasmine, the daughter of Sultan Arabah. In a turn of events, Aladdin finds a new friend, a Genie. Both Aladdin and Genie work together on a mission to stop an evil sorcerer from overthrowing Princess Jasmine’s kingdom.
Pirates of Caribbean The Curse of Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean is the most liked sequel by Disney. With the name of Jack Sparrow, we all get hyped up. Pirates of the Caribbean is a movie about Pirates and their quests. Subsequently, Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of Black Pearl was released in 2003, and since then, it has maintained a rating of 8.1 on Imbd.
With the Production cost of $140 million, the movie was able to do business of $654.7 million. Ultimately, the film has won many significant awards like Empire Award for Best Movies, BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair, Saturn Award for Best Costume Design, and many more.
The movie starts with the typical entry of Capt. Jack Sparrow without a ship and crew. Jack is imprisoned for being a pirate however, later in the evening, A ship arrives at the dock and attacks the city. In the after-match, the Pirates kidnap Governor’s daughter Elizabeth.
She has a coin that can break the long-standing curse on the Pirates. In turns of events, William Turner, a blacksmith, allies with Jack Sparrow to rescue Elizabeth.
Ratatouille is another masterpiece developed by the collaboration of Disney and Pixar. It was exciting for Pixar to create Ratatouille because of its unique story and animations. Ratatouille’s animations allowed Pixar to explore a new world of animations.
With a production budget of $150 million, Ratatouille was released in 2007. The successful business of 8.1 ratings on Imbd and box office of $627.7 million, Ratatouille is still one of the go-to movies with the family.
The story of Ratatouille revolves around a rat named Remy. Remy has a dream of becoming a great chef but faces difficulties in the human world.
Remy moves to Paris after getting separated from his family to pursue his dream. Remy meets Linguini, a sanitation worker at a restaurant, and with Linguini’s help, he makes food that impresses the chef.