11 Best Disney movies and shows of all time

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When one hears magic, one thing that often comes to mind is Disney. A historical platform that was started by Walt Disney, this has given us all of our childhood memories, not just our generation but the generations before.

From Mickey Mouse to Snow White, all these characters have made our childhood better by making sure that our dreams are a reality.

But Disney is not just fantasy and magic. It is a world of opportunities. It is something you can get into and get totally lost. It is our way of remembering our childhood. Not one day can pass by when we do not think about the adventures of Zack and Cody or go gaga over the songs of Hannah Montana. To top it all, we can never forget Selena Gomez’s first entry on the Disney Channel.

However, there are many such sitcoms and shows that Disney made before the trend of sitcoms even came into existence. So what are we waiting for? Have a look at 11 best Disney shows and movies of all time.

Hannah Montana

Theme Song 🎶 | Hannah Montana | Disney Channel

Cast: Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Emily Osment (Lilly Truscott), Jason Earles (Jackson Stewart) and more

Year: 2006

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

We all remember the famous Hannah Montana title track and how we drooled over those four seasons with a cute Miley Cyrus playing the dual roles of Miley Steward and Montana. A classic Sitcom suitable for all ages where Miley Stewart lives the life of an average student by day and a famous singer by night, but not without hiding her identity from the public. Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

High School Musical

High School Musical | Original Trailer | Disney+

Cast: Zac Efron (Troy Bolton), Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella Montez), Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay Evans) and more

Year: 2006

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

A movie full of nostalgia, it shows high school students who are totally opposite, like chalk and cheese, auditioning for the school’s prestigious musical. But they have to compete with elite students to turn all their worlds upside down. With two more movies in the consecutive two years, we see how the band’s life as friends and beyond turns towards the real world. We all know Sharpay’s lines, “We need to save our show from people who don’t know the difference between a Tony Award and Tony Hawk.” Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

101 Dalmations

101 Dalmatians (1996) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Cast: Glenn Close (Cruella de Vil), Jeff Daniels (Roger), Hugh Laurie (Jasper) and more

Year: 1996

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

One of the cutest Disney movies, this film has 101 cute little puppies, spotted, white in color by the name of Dalmations, and one woman who wants them all, Cruella! Why? For a fur coat made of their soft fur. Anita works in her company as a fashion designer, and the dalmatians are hers and her husband Roger, who is a computer game writer. They both also have two parent dalmatians and 101 puppies. Can they be saved? Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Cast: Adrianna Caselotti (Snow White), Eddie Collins (Dopey), Lucille La Verne (Evil Queen) and more 

Year: 1937

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Based on the princess story of Snow White, who was kept in exile by her stepmother as she was beautiful, and we all know “Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of them all?” very well. The Evil Queen then wants to kill her. Snow White runs into a forest where seven dwarfs teach her the meaning of life and become her friends. A more recent adaptation is available in 2012. Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (1959) Trailer #2 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Cast: Mary Costa (Briar Rose), Eleanor Audley (Maleficent), Barbara Luddy (Merryweather) 

Year: 1959

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

The official synopsis of the film reads, “A witch curses a newborn princess to die on her 16th birthday. However, a fairy alters the curse, allowing the princess to survive by going into a deep sleep that can be broken by true love’s kiss.” A more recent adaptation was made in 2011. Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

The Suite Life of  Zack and Cody

Suite Life of Zack and Cody - Theme Song | Disney+ Throwbacks | Disney+

Cast: Cole Sprouse (Cody Martin), Dylan Sprouse (Zack Martin), Brenda Song (London Tipton) and more

Year: 2005

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

This show was loved by so many people that it had its own Indian adaptation. This story follows Zack and Cody, two very naughty but identical twin brothers, who have started taking their lives in hilarious ways by creating trouble and ruckus all around when their mother starts working at Tipton, known as one of Boston’s finest hotels. They don’t just get the staff involved in all the pranks they pull, but they also learn some realities about life, like how it is for their mother to be a single parent. The show sees the boys grow up over a span of three seasons. Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

That’s So Raven

Theme Song 🎶 | That's So Raven | Disney Channel

Cast: Raven Symone (Raven Baxter), Kyle Massey (Cory Baxter), Rondell Sheridan (Victor Baxter)

Year: 2003

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

What can a teenager expect amidst having so much confusion and trying to understand life and get on with it smoothly? For Raven Baxter, who is a different and offbeat teenager, life has not been easy. It is because she can foresee the future not fully, just in parts and pieces, but enough to avert any trouble. But she also has a good set of friends who help her out in various situations and help solve a lot of problems before they get out of hand. Because of this, this not-so-normal teenager ends up having a lot of hilarious adventures, which sometimes turn into mishaps. The four seasons of this sitcom are available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Lizzie McGuire

Lizzie McGuire Theme Song | Disney Channel

Cast: Hilary Duff (Elizabeth McGuire), Adam Lamberg (David), Jake Thomas (Matthew)

Year: 2001

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

This is a family comedy that was so relatable that even after 22 years, when people watch it, they are still not able to get over the fact that the show can be so on point about contemporary standards, expectations, and practices. Lizzie is a clumsy middle school girl who is in her teens, trying to figure out life, and has normal issues that any teenager would have. Whereas enjoying her childhood here was not very easy. She has not had genuine friends ever since she was a little child, but she definitely has an annoying younger brother and doting parents. Does this help her get through life easily? Within one season, this show will be available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.


JONAS - Theme Song (Live to Party)

Cast: Nick Jonas (Nick Lucas), Joe Jonas (Joe Lucas), Kevin Jonas (Kevin Lucas) 

Year: 2009

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

The Jonas Brothers have been in the news recently for various reasons, whether it is about their personal life or many other things, especially about the music they make. However, who knew that they were a part of a show exclusively dedicated to their upcoming future? Exclusive with two seasons, the following show is a sitcom that sees three teenage brothers who come together to make a music band and have different phases of formation of their lives as they go on to find out how the real world works and what it is to have a real identity with the taste to start them. Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Liv and Maddie

Liv and Maddie | Theme Song 🎶 | Disney Channel UK

Cast: Dove Cameron (Liv Rooney), Tenzing Norgay Trainor (Parker Rooney), Joey Bragg (Joey Rooney) and more 

Year: 2013

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

The official synopsis of the sitcom reads as, “Maddie’s life turns chaotic when her twin sister Liv, a superstar, returns to high school. Matters get worse as their parents work for the same school.” The show has four seasons and is available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.

Phineas and Ferb

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Cast: Vincent Martella (Phineas Flynn), Dr. Heinz (Dan povenmire), Perry the Platypus (Dee Bradley) and more 

Year: 2007

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

One of the most loved shows by Disney, this animated series has four seasons and features two characters, Phineas and Ferb, who go on crazy adventures during their summer holidays and want to capture monsters or solve problems they never knew existed. However, their annoying sister had to be kept away. Doctor and the Platypus were also always ready to spoil the duo’s plans. But do they get successful? Available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.