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    39 Classic Disney Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

    Please accept this humble attempt to rank all of our childhood memories. Or don't accept it and drag me!

    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 10 years old, so that excludes the more recent Disney hits like MoanaEncanto, and Raya and the Last Dragon. As time goes on, they'll be added! 

    –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 2023. 

    Finally, 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.

    39. Dumbo (1941)

    Dumbo sitting on a blanket

    38. Dinosaur (2000)

    a dinosaur

    37. Robin Hood (1973)

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

    36. The Jungle Book (1967)

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

    35. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

    people looking at something in awe

    34. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

    a little boy with a sword

    33. The Black Cauldron (1985)

    a boy with an animal friend

    32. The Aristocats (1970)

    three cats climbing through a door

    31. Oliver & Company (1988)

    a dog wearing shades

    30. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

    the hunchback talking to a gargoyle

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

    Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

    28. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

    two mice inspecting footprints on the ground

    27. Peter Pan (1953)

    Wendy and Peter Pan

    26. The Rescuers (1977)

    two mice on a leaf being pulled by an insect

    25. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

    a fox looking down at a dog

    24. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

    Alice among some trees

    23. Pocahontas (1995)

    Pocahontas singing with a raccoon

    22. Cinderella (1950)

    Cinderella being transformed by her fairy godmother

    PSA: This is the point where ranking these movies got really hard, so please consider that in my heart the rest of the list of basically an 20-way tie, mmm'kay?

    21. Treasure Planet (2002)

    three characters talking

    20. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

    Sleeping Beauty and the evil queen

    19. Tarzan (1999)

    Tarzan swinging from a rope and a girl looking at him

    18. Hercules (1997)

    Meg and Hercules cuddling

    17. Fantasia 2000 (2000)

    a whale in the water

    16. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

    dalmation puppies with their parents

    15. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Snow White dancing with the dwarfs

    14. Pinocchio (1940)

    Pinocchio with Jiminy Cricket

    13. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

    a princess holding a frog

    12. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

    Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti together

    11. Frozen (2013)

    10. Aladdin (1992)

    Aladdin with the Genie

    9. Tangled (2010)

    8. Mulan (1998)

    Mulan holding Mushu

    7. Bambi (1942)

    Bambi talking to a skunk

    6. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

    characters around a dinner table

    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

    You probably have some very strong feelings after reading this, so please comment with your own rankings below!