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    37 Classic Disney Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

    Please accept this noble attempt to rank all of our childhood memories.

    Classic Disney movies are quintessential childhood, but let's not kid ourselves — they're pretty easy to enjoy as adults as well. They're nostalgic! They're emotional! You know the lyrics to the songs!

    So in the spirit of keeping our collective innermost child alive, here's a ranking of the very best classic Disney movies:

    Before you keep reading, a few disclaimers: 

    –Nothing on this list is less than 20 years old, so that excludes the more recent Disney hits like Frozen and Encanto (there's one exception, but I think you'll agree with it). 

    –No Pixar movies, sequels, or half animation/half live-action movies like Mary Poppins.

    –Some aspects of these movies haven't aged super well, from racist depictions of certain cultures to how young the Disney Princesses are supposed to be. A lot of those things are a product of the times, but it would be weird not to mention them in 2022. 

    –It's very, very hard to rank these movies, kind of like ranking my favorite childhood memories, so I welcome any disagreement you might have. TBH, the top 20 could be in any order as far as I'm concerned.

    37. Dumbo (1941)

    Dumbo sitting on a blanket

    36. Dinosaur (2000)

    a dinosaur

    35. The Aristocats (1970)

    three cats climbing through a door

    34. Robin Hood (1973)

    a bear and a fox looking at something from behind a bush

    33. The Jungle Book (1967)

    a child on a bear's shoulders with a wild cat

    32. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

    people looking at something in awe

    31. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

    a little boy with a sword

    30. The Black Cauldron (1985)

    a boy with an animal friend

    29. Oliver & Company (1988)

    a dog wearing shades

    28. Pocahontas (1995)

    Pocahontas singing with a raccoon

    27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

    the hunchback talking to a gargoyle

    26. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

    Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

    25. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

    two mice inspecting footprints on the ground

    24. Peter Pan (1953)

    Wendy and Peter Pan

    23. The Rescuers (1977)

    two mice on a leaf being pulled by an insect

    22. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

    a fox looking down at a dog

    21. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

    Alice among some trees

    20. Cinderella (1950)

    Cinderella being transformed by her fairy godmother

    19. Treasure Planet (2002)

    three characters talking

    18. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

    Sleeping Beauty and the evil queen

    17. Tarzan (1999)

    Tarzan swinging from a rope and a girl looking at him

    16. Hercules (1997)

    Meg and Hercules cuddling

    15. Fantasia 2000 (2000)

    a whale in the water

    14. Aladdin (1992)

    Aladdin with the Genie

    13. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

    dalmation puppies with their parents

    12. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Snow White dancing with the dwarfs

    11. Pinocchio (1940)

    Pinocchio with Jiminy Cricket

    10. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

    a princess holding a frog

    9. Mulan (1998)

    Mulan holding Mushu

    8. Bambi (1942)

    Bambi talking to a skunk

    7. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

    characters around a dinner table

    6. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

    Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti together

    5. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

    Lilo and Stitch reading a book together

    4. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Beauty looking stunned and the Beast holding a rose in a case

    3. The Little Mermaid (1989)

    Ariel and Eric on a boat

    2. Fantasia (1940)

    Mickey interacting with an animated broom holding buckets

    1. The Lion King (1994)

    Simba and Rafiki talking

    Whether you do or don't agree with this ranking, please comment below!