Talking about Disney movies is almost as good as watching Disney movies! I drafted this list of films last week, before writing the first part of this feature, and I knew for sure that these were my six favourite Disney movies because even seeing them typed up on a sticky note made me giddy just thinking about them.
The fact that people still seem to think Disney is just for kids baffles me. The clever meanings behind the plot points, names and references aren’t made for children – they’re for us!
Anyway, these six films are all incredible. It was so difficult to order them, but I tried my best. Here are my favourite Disney movies of all time!
6. Wreck-It Ralph
Now, if you’ve seen this film you’ll probably get what I mean, but oh my… Wreck-It Ralph definitely isn’t aimed at children. A child wouldn’t understand the cleverly personified, nostalgic references to the games people played in the 80’s and the 90’s – they prefer the fun storyline, lovable characters and perfectly designed game worlds. All of that extra stuff just makes the film even more fantastic for us!
5. Inside Out
Inside Out has such an imaginative and unique storyline. From the perspective of a young girl’s personified emotions, the film is set almost entirely inside the workings of her brain. Fantastic.
Each of the characters – Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear and Sadness – are great and although Joy and Sadness take centre stage, everyone can relate to all of them, even just a little bit.
4. Beauty and the Beast
I sing “Beauty and the Beast” every day, without fail. It’s such a beautiful song and it’s such a beautiful film. I only watched this for the first time very recently, after my hugely Disney loving fiancé finally broke down my final Disney resisting wall. I don’t know why I’ve been so against watching the older Disney movies recently – some of my childhood favourites are Disney!
It’s a stunning film though, and I’m so glad I watched it. The whole “loving your kidnapper” hatred that people are still going through doesn’t sit well with me, though – her love, her heart, her choice.
Mulan is one of my all time childhood favourites. She’s such a strong, independent lady *does finger snaps* and she deserves way much more screen time. What a fantastic film. The fact that Mulan is based on a real woman is great. I can still remember little me growing in confidence whilst singing “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”. I even remember re-watching it a couple of months ago, and growing in confidence then, too! It’s such a powerful scene.
That is actually one of my favourite songs and scenes from any movie. Ah, I’m feeling super empowered right now. Isn’t it amazing what a memory can do to you?
I could go on forever about Mulan, but I won’t. Moving on…
2. Alice in Wonderland
Full of childhood memories, Alice in Wonderland will always have such a dear place in my heart. It’s always had such an important role in mine and Matt’s relationship too – it’s even taking centre stage as the subtle theme of our wedding! I feel as if this is too perfect to talk about – it means so much to me.
It’s quirky, colourful, musical, full of emotion and if you ever want to dig deeper into Wonderland, you’ve got the novel to fall back on.
1. The Aristocats
Here we are. My favourite ever Disney movie is a movie about cats – shock horror there, eh? Not at all. Aristocats is full of everything I love: cats, classic romance, a bit of a bad boy, Paris, French architecture, classical music and swing music. That list right there is a pretty decent description of me.
It’s quite a niche Disney film, really. It’s not up there with the popularity of Lion King and Toy Story, but I think it still knocks them out of the water – it’s amazing.
Are any of my favourites your favourites, too?
This was my 200th post! That’s a lot of posts. I hope you’ve enjoyed them all, if you stuck around since the beginning. If not, I hope you enjoy everything I’ve got for you in the future. 🙂
You can read my previous post here.