The Lion King is quite possibly the best Disney movie ever made, and I'd argue that it's purely thanks to the icons known as Pumba and Timon. Also, if you — as a full blown adult woman — can get through this movie without weeping hysterically when [SPOILER] happens, you deserve some sort of award.
Sarcastic crab? Check. Sassy Octopus villain who is quite honestly an inspiration? Check. Adventurous woman who wants to live life on her own terms? Check. The Little Mermaid is a classic for a reason and is full of some of Disney's best songs and prettiest animation.
Based on a true story, Mulan is about a woman who fights the patriarchy by pretending to be a man ("With all the force of a great typhoon") and joining the army. And does she save the day with the help of a fun-loving dragon sidekick? You'll have to watch to find out.
You know the story: girl meets
boy beast, they fall in love, and they get married. Only this tale as old as time includes talking flatware and a grumpy dog-monster with a heart of gold. (Psst: The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Harry Potter's very own Emma Watson is also very good — and includes new songs!)
One of the best and most underrated Disney movies ever, The Emperors' New Groove is A. about a talking llama, and B. completely hysterical. Almost every line from the movie is quotable, and it still holds up after all these years.
Toy Story remains one of Disney's most beloved films, and the sequels just keep getting better and better. On the off chance that your kids haven't seen this gem of a movie about talking toys, make sure they watch it before the fourth installment hits theaters.
Yes, Bambi will make you and your entire family weep — and it might be slightly hard for little ones to sit through. But it's worth it for how heartwarming this tale of friendship between a baby deer and his forest friends truly is. Thumper forever!
Most of Disney's traditionally animated films came out back in ye olden days, but Lilo & Stitch is one of its most A+ modern movies. Stitch is absolutely deranged in the greatest possible way, and the bond between him and Lilo is adorable.
Name a better version of Robin Hood, I'll wait. There's something intrinsically magical about this relatively under-the-radar Disney movie. It captures childhood imagination like nothing else, and is one to watch over and over again.
Come for the stunning animation and stay for every scene featuring Dory. Finding Nemo can be slightly stressful for super little kids (it is about a child being separated from his parents, after all!) but it has the happiest of happy endings.
The best part about Wall-E is that it's just as much for adults as it is for kids. The movie says so much about love, friendship, and perseverance — despite having almost no dialogue — and is adventurous enough to keep children entertained.
Any Tim Burton fans out there? Because Frankenweenie is the director at his weirdest and best. As you probably guessed, the movie follows the adventures of a monster-dog — but at its core it's a surprisingly sentimental tale about man's best friend.
Disney knocked it out of the park with Coco, a vibrant, colorful, and deeply moving story of a child who visits his dead relatives on a mission to find out more about his family's past. Warning: It's a tearjerker.
Moana shatters the stereotypes surrounding Disney princesses (no shade, Belle), and her journey is all about discovering her own inner strength and power.
If your kid is scared of monsters under their bed, they won't be after seeing this movie about a company of fluffy critters whose full-time job is freaking out kids. Obviously, they're all lovable and not even a little terrifying, making this the ultimate family flick.
This iconic Disney movie still holds up, by which I mean it's still incredibly surreal. Yeah, it's pretty trippy, but kids will adore watching Alice's adventures through Wonderland with the Mad Hatter.
Another underrated Disney movie, The Rescuers is about an international organization of mice who are tasked with rescuing a girl who's being held prisoner in a Bayou. Thinking to yourself, "wow this is the best plot of all time"? Same.
No movie better encapsulates the magic of childhood imagination, and the belief that if we try hard enough, maybe we'll be lucky enough to never grow up. Plus, Captain Hook is the best villain ever.
Come for the famous spaghetti sharing scene, stay for the abundance of cute puppies and the surprisingly adorable (for an animated movie about dogs) romance.
The plot of this movie is amazing. It's about a group of posh cats who are living their best lives, when they get abducted and have to befriend a bunch of not-so-posh cats. You're welcome!