Disney Channel's elite movies
Arts Entertainment

15 Of The Best Disney Channel Original Movies Of All-Time

*Cue the 'we wanna watch a Disney channel movie' intro*

15 Of The Best Disney Channel Original Movies Of All-Time

Disney channel movies consumed all of our childhoods so I wanted to highlight the elite 15 movies that I could watch over and over again.

1. "Halloweentown" (Yes all of them — even the one with Sara Paxton)

Not even just four of the best Disney channel movies but also four of the best Halloween movies out there. Them recasting Marnie was pretty bold, but the only reason I accepted it was because Sara Paxton is everything to me and killed the role of my favorite Cromwell. Also, can we please have a moment of silence for the scene with Ethan and Marnie where right where "You Want Me" is playing? Iconic.

2. "Twitches" (1&2 — we claim both)

I think these are the movies that throughout my childhood brought me the most magic. Not only do these two films have my favorite set of twins, but I think it also tells the most beautiful story of the bonds of sisterhood and how you can do anything you set your mind to — which is such an important message for young people.

3. The High School Musical Trilogy

This trilogy gave us Zac Efron, so that right there makes it deserving of a spot on my list. These movies always transport me back to the time in my life in which I cried listening to Troy's speech during the 3rd movie and how I was so emotional thinking that these movies were coming to a close. Arguably the best parts of the movies were the soundtracks and we can't deny that.

4. "Cadet Kelly"

Anything Hilary Duff touches automatically turns to gold so it's no surprise that this movie is stellar. Being a military kid, I know the struggles all too well of trying to fit in with those kids and that lifestyle. Luckily, my step-dad didn't ship me off to a military academy, but I can definitely relate to the other parts of the film. Plus it has Christy Carlos Romano, who is a Disney staple at this point.

5. "The Suite Life On Deck The Movie"

You can agree with me or be wrong, but this movie was just as quality as the TV show. It had all the classic Martin twins chaos and that just makes me feel nostalgic every time I watch it. I don't have much to say about this one, so just go watch it and fall in love with it.

6. "Princess Protection Program"

Everyone in 2010's favorite duo Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato star in this feel good movie about a princess and a girl who works at a bait shop becoming best friends and it's just so good. The best part of this film is the song "One And The Same" since it's the epitome of Disney channel songs.

7. "Camp Rock"

This film brought us the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato and we have to be thankful for that. The 1st one was definitely better than its sequel and comes with some of my favorite songs from any Disney channel movies.

8. "Teen Beach Movie"

People definitely don't give this movie as much credit as they give movies like Camp Rock or HSM, but it think for a younger generation that holds the same weight. It has a attractive and talented lead both male and female and the songs are absolute bops.

9. "Lemonade Mouth"

You can hate me for saying this but this movie is the BEST Disney channel movie musical. The acting? Incredible. The music? No duds. Plus this movie introduced us to Hayley Kiyoko, so obviously it's full of immense talent. Also each person in the movie such a deep story line and they have lives outside of school and the band unlike movies like high school musical where their whole life is about their high school experience.

10. "Radio Rebel"

Maybe I am partial to this movie because it takes place in my homeland of Seattle or maybe I just appreciate quality films, but I would consider this Debby Ryan's best performance and the end scene where everyone says "I'm radio rebel" is a cinematic masterpiece.

11. "Cloud 9"

In this Oscar worthy performance that Dove Cameron delivers, you will find yourself both rooting for her and falling in love with Luke Benward — what more could you want? This is a movie that I believe all young girls should watch as it shows that you can't let a boy discourage you and get you down and that you can do anything you set your mind to.

12. "Read it and Weep"

This movie gave the Panabaker sisters their careers and thank god for that. It's such a classic Disney channel movie and is still probably a top of my list. Also: how adorable is Jason Dolley?

13. "Geek Charming"

Now I will only be talking about Sarah Hyland's Performance in this film as her counterpart is an abusive piece of shit and we do NOT support him. Sarah is an absolute scene stealer in this film and is both good with her comedic timing and knows how to be serious at the same time.

14. "Jump In"

This movie made me realize that Corbin Bleau is the man of my dreams. It also produced the song "Push It To The Limit" which is one of Disney's finest songs.

15. "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie"

I am just going to say it this is the best Disney Channel movie based off of a TV show. This movies gives you humor it gives you emotion and I love it with my whole entire heart. The scene where Justin starts to forget Alex breaks my heart every time.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

We have all been there. Mindlessly scrolling through social media and then we see that post. We see someone we once saw a future with creating it with someone else. However this time it was really different. A lot of times when we say we are happy for someone we don't really mean it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Samuel Branch on Unsplash

Affirmations affirm beliefs that we are in need of strengthening. They help up to focus on goals that we are striving for or on a powerful part of ourselves that we need a little reminder is within us.

They specifically focus on positive outcomes or belief systems that we're working to solidify, rather than solely focusing action on eradicating something "bad" or "wrong" from your life.

Keep Reading... Show less

About a year ago, I began my own fitness journey. Growing up, I had played soccer and kept busy, but after an injury cut my soccer career short I suddenly became very inactive. It took years of misfires before I finally found a new active passion for weight lifting. Getting started is never easy, and setting up for success is the best plan of action to assist anyone in your life who is thinking about starting their own journey. These are a few items you can gift for the fitness rookie in your life:

Keep Reading... Show less

Nordstrom's Biggest Sale Has The Most Legendary Deals On Luxury Beauty Brands We've Ever Seen

Counting down the days to the Chanel box set gracing my front door.

I oftentimes (excessively) use the excuse of my job as a writer to justify my excessive spending habits.

I needed the new Huda Beauty palette before anyone else in the name of journalistic integrity. It was my job to test out the new Francis Kurkdjian fragrance to make sure I could tell people whether or not it was truly worth the splurge (it was).

Keep Reading... Show less

Some people are so good at downplaying their sadness that even they don't realize how much they do it. When you ask them how they are they will always say that they are good, even when they aren't. They exhaust themselves by plastering an energetic and carefree persona in the spaces that you watch them in because at least to you they can control how they appear. They can pretend to be the happy person they want to be when everyone is telling them how funny and bubbly they are all the time.

Keep Reading... Show less

Mental health is not an easy endeavor. It's not a fad. It's not a bandwagon that you can hop on and off of whenever you want to. Your yearly dose of sadness is not depression. I'm not here to define what depression — or anxiety, or any other type of mental health issue looks like — but I will tell you what it's not.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash

Whether it's dealing with a global pandemic or getting fired from your job, the fear of not knowing can become consuming if it isn't controlled. Below are some easy ways to take back control and establish a peace of mind.

Keep Reading... Show less

My South Asian Roots Inspire My Future Career As Both A Scientist And Journalist — Here's How

Being born to culturally diverse parents, I feel like I have the best of both worlds!

Erikka Chowdhury

To all of those who don't know me, I'm an American girl with South Asian parents who have carved their own niche as immigrants in the USA.

Keep Reading... Show less

The beaches are starting to open up. At least in Cape Cod, where my family and I were able to vacation this week. Near our house, we have a bit of a private beach, which is great.

Keep Reading... Show less

I sometimes look back at the days when I had anorexia and think to myself what would have happened if I had taken another bite? Nowadays, I spend days dreading over my figure and wondering if the old sundresses and outfits even fit. I tell myself that they do, but I feel like reality holds a different truth.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments