27 Reasons "Enchanted" Is Actually The Best Disney Movie Ever

Once upon a time, Disney outdid itself.

1. The film is both live-action and traditionally animated, doubling the Disney magic.

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2. Amy Adams produces an Oscar-worthy performance, skillfully adapting Giselle’s animated personality to the real world.

Playing a Disney princess without being too cliché is no easy feat, and Amy nailed it.

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3. Actually, the whole cast is pretty incredible.


Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey, and James Marsden? YES, PLEASE.

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4. And Frozen star Idina Menzel makes an appearance as well, making all your Disney dreams come true.

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5. Oh, did I forget to mention that Julie Andrews narrates the movie?

A nice hat tip to Mary Poppins as well.

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6. But why stop there? The film also added three actual Disney princesses.


Left: Jodi Benson - Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
Middle: Paige O’Hara - Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Right: Judy Kuhn - Pocahontas’ singing voice in Pocahontas.

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7. As if the star-studded cast wasn’t enough, the film also parallels scenes from Snow White.

Including the storybook, evil step mother, magic mirror, and poisonous apple.

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8. And Beauty and the Beast.

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9. AND Sleeping Beauty.

(And basically every other Disney movie, which is perfect.)

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10. The whole movie is riddled with easter eggs, like the prince mannequin Giselle builds in the beginning, who was meant to be Robert and not Edward.

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11. The musical numbers are of unmatched excellence, perfectly blending fairy tale and reality.

And they’re composed by Alan Menken, who did the music for pretty much every Disney movie ever.

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12. Giselle’s outfits are stunning and suitably give off that magical fairy tale vibe.

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13. (Especially the animated ones.)

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14. The plot of having a Disney princess go to NYC as “the place where there are no happily ever afters” is kind of genius.

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15. Which provides tons of great comedic moments as fairy tale characters clash with disgruntled New Yorkers.

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16. Actually, this movie is just hilarious from beginning to end.


So sassy!

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17. It adds a twist to typical fairy tales, having the princess save the prince.

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18. And it’s also super self-aware and even pokes fun at classic Disney tropes, like “love at first sight.”

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19. And the “innocence” of Disney princesses.

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20. Giselle is nice to literally everyone, which is the best lesson a Disney film could teach you.

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21. But she also learns that anger and sadness are totally normal and necessary emotions to have.


And it’s the cutest scene in the history of film.

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22. Robert’s story arc is unusually complex for a “knight in shining armor.”

He’s grouchy and a touch neurotic before Giselle, but once he meets her, he softens up and opens himself up to love.

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23. And Giselle changes a lot too, learning to want more from life than just a fairy tale ending.

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24. But, more importantly, the sexual tension between them is SO REAL (and relatable).



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25. And so much of the movie is grounded in a world we can all relate to.

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26. It also proves that not everything has to be a fairy tale to be special or important.

Like when Robert gives his daughter a book about Rosa Parks and Marie Curie and teaches her about empowering women.

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27. And it also shows that real life can be just as magical if approached with an open heart.

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