10 Disney Movies You Might Not Have Seen (but should!)
There are so many Disney movies to see—from the blockbusters, such as A Wrinkle in Time and Frozen to all of the princess movies and Toy Story franchise. Of course, with such an extensive movie library, there are ten movies you probably haven’t seen, but really should:
Right in the middle of her popularity from starring in Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff played a free-spirited eighth grader named Kelly in this 2002 Disney film. Kelly isn’t happy that her mother has married the commander of the military school and Kelly must attend because there are no other schools in the area. Kelly has trouble fitting in, but slowly overcomes obstacles to become a leader.
Did you enjoy watching the bobsledders in the Winter Olympics? Then you’ll love Cool Runnings, a hilarious 1993 Disney movie about a Jamaican sprinter who fails to qualify for the Olympics, but decides to try out for the Winter Olympics bobsled team. Problem? He doesn’t have a team and has never been on a bobsled. After an embarrassing start, the team gets an opportunity to try again. It’s a great movie about perseverance and finding your true self.
Escape to Witch Mountain
Before there was A Wrinkle in Time, there was Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain, a well-done suspenseful 1975 science fiction movie based on the book of the same name. Escape to Witch Mountain is about two orphans, Tia, who communicates with animals and open locks with her mind, and Tony, who has telekinesis. When someone claiming to be their uncle tries to claim them, the kids race off to Blue Ridge Mountain, where they find out they are of extraterrestrial decent. Dwayne Johnson starred in a 2009 reboot, Race to Witch Mountain.
Simply the mention of legendary comedians Don Knotts and Tim Conway as crackpot criminals should be enough for you to watch this funny 1976 Disney film Gus. If you need more, how about the amazing Ed Asner as Hank Cooper who owns a failing professional football team and brings in a mule who can kick field goals? Classic Disney comedy.
This Disney film stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker and has become a cult classic since it’s 1993 debut. A group of kids accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters back to life. With the help of a talking cat, they need to break the spell and return the sisters to the grave before the entire town is destroyed.
You will absolutely fall in love with Wall-E, an adorable little robot who is the last living thing left on Earth. He is busy keeping it clean when he spots the probe EVE, who has come from another planet to see if there is any life on Earth. Wall-E falls in love with EVE and hitches a ride when a ship comes to claim her. This 2008 animated film is about love with messages about the environment.
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach was released in 1996 and is a Tim Burton animated version of a Roald Dahl book, so what’s better than that? James is an orphan that is forced to live with his not-so-nice aunts, when he finds his way out and discovers an enormous enchanted peach. He uses it to set sail for New York City and adventure awaits.
This December, Disney will release a new version of the 1964 classic Mary Poppins called Mary Poppins Returns, which will star Emily Blunt as everyone’s favorite nanny. But if you haven’t seen the original starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, pop that popcorn, gather the kids and sit down now. This Disney musical is one of Disney’s best, is brilliantly done and has memorable songs that you’ll be singing with your kids for years to come. The plot focuses on Mary Poppins, who comes to stay at the dysfunctional Banks family house. With a little bit of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious magic, Mary Poppins works on bringing a family back together.
This 1997 Disney animated movie is not mythologically accurate, but it is a must-see. The soundtrack in Herculesis great, the plot is solid, the animation is beautiful and Hades is both hilarious and terrifying. Let’s not forget that Hydra is one of the scariest Disney monsters of all time.
Up, up and away in this amazing 2009 emotional movie that will take you on a wonderful cinematic journey. You’ll meet Carl, a widower who attaches a bunch of balloons to his house to fly away and keep a promise he made to Ellie, his late wife. What he doesn’t know is that Russell, a scout, is in his home and goes on the journey with him. One of the most touching Disney flicks of all time.
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