Best Live Action Disney Movies


The Top Ten

1 Mary Poppins

Wonderful - iliekpiez

A spectacular soundtrack, amazing acting, and tons of magic! What more could you want from a Disney film?

There are a few Oliver! Esque moments here. The chimney sweeps all looked like they walked out of the Consider Yourself number for example.

Why is Avengers #2? Mary Poppins is a classic!

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2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

A great adventure movie. - iliekpiez

Woo Hoo of course "Pirates Of The Caribbea" It's #1!

Best movie of all time.

Best movie ever!

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3 Marvel's The Avengers

This is not only one of Diney's best live-actions, but one of Disney's best in general. This is still one of the highest grossing and rated movies of all time for good reason, and it paved the way for our beloved MCU. But Loki, just Loki.

It is great, but overrated. - iliekpiez

The first Marvel Studios film to be released under the Disney banner.

Also known as Marvel Avengers Assemble

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4 Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This is without a doubt the greatest love action movie because it's creativity, good plot, and SHEER COMPLEXITY. This was the first time that animated characters had interacted with reality, by that I don't mean just people, everything. If so much as a paper clip was bumped by a cartoon it moved. The makers had to build robots, and use wires and other techniques to pull off moving the objects at the right time, and the actors had to act in air with nothing there. And it is SEAMLESS. It is one of the largest projects in movie making EVER. Every character had to be drawn in multiple cells and layers, and shaded according to actual light in real life instead of in a cartoon. And they had to use so many animators that they were borrowed from other studios, countries, even art students in college. The human acting is incredible and considering a majority of the things they interact with aren't even real. Damn. They had to go to mime school to play the parts. This is also the only movie, ...more

A amazing film. - iliekpiez

One of the few times you'll see Mickey and Donald sharing screen time with Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, Droopy and Sylvester the Cat among others - jezza0

Touchstone Pictures is owned by Disney

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5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A surprisingly great sequel. - iliekpiez

This is an extremely underrated sequel to the original. I don't understand the hate that goes towards it. Yes it isn't as good as the original but Gore Verbinski vision for this franchise is brilliant. How often do you see pirates that look like squids, sword fights on wheels and a living heart buried in a chest.

6 The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

A very good fantasy - iliekpiez

Four children peter susan edmund and lucy are sent away to another place because of the world war. There they live with a professor. Lucy once finds out that there is a land behind a cupboard. She takes all her siblings there too. There they meet a lion called aslan. A white witch wants to rule land narnia. Will the 4 siblings be able to save narnia? - demirocks456

Do I even need to say it? 10/10

Terrible movie

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7 National Treasure

Terrible film - iliekpiez

I love this movie and I didn't know it was Disney

National Treasure is probably the best Disney movie of all (excluding Pixar movies that have "Disney" on the cover). It's like a combination of an action movie and a mystery.

One of my favorite movies. I remember watching this movie in school a lot - Ajkloth

8 Maleficent

Atrocious piece of nature, this is - iliekpiez

How is this bit higher! The dragon is the best, the story is killer, and ANGELINA JOLIE PEOPLE!

Yeah she acted really well! Also... what dragon?

This deseves a sequel

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9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Should be top 3 at least. Amazing film and groundbreaking experience

I love this film - iliekpiez

Without doubt best disney movie and one of the best star wars movies

I love Star Wars. People judge me because I'm a girl. But seriously Star Wars is without a doubt number one

10 The Jungle Book (2016)

The CGI animation in this movie is beautiful, that's why I can't wait to see how disney will improve on it's cgi in the live action lion king - BreakFastBeast2005

The Contenders

11 TRON: Legacy

Good, but not better than Tron. - iliekpiez

An absolutely breathtaking movie with great acting and it's quite arguably the best 3D movie ever. - Shadsilvson11

This movie is criminally underrated please watch it before you judge it.

This Is A Great Movie! - VideoGamefan5

12 Enchanted

Disney was making fun of itself, but at the same time was paying tribute to itself.

I'm sorry, but I just have to confess that I may not think this movie has been that great.

The best Disney movie I'd seen so far. I love patrick dempsey and amy adams.

I like this Disney movie. It's a better version of cartoon characters traveling into New York City than The Smurfs Movies. - Gabriola

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13 Gordy

THIS MOVIE IS WONDERFUL! It's the story of a little pig who saves the family! It's just as good as The Lion King and Frozen!

You'd have to drink a fair amount of whiskey to really enjoy whatever the Hell this is.

14 Cinderella

With an all star cast including Cate Blanchett channeling Marlene Dietrich, Helena Bonham Carter channeling Johnny Depp, and Lily James channeling Mia Wasikowska, you will be enchanted by their performances. Keep an eye out for a cameo from Would I Lie To You host Rob Brydon as a court painter.

There's a subtle Downton Abbey casting gag here with Lily James (Lady Rose) being forced to wait hand and foot on Sophie McShera (Daisy).

Cate Blanchette's potrayal of the stepmother oozes of classic Golden Age icons like Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Vivian Leigh. Just as Well Lily James holds her own against Cate and Helena Bonham Carter.

The chemistry between Lily James and Richard Madden (or Lady Rose Aldridge and Rob Starkk in T.V. language) is breathtaking. Take note Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman.

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15 Guardians of the Galaxy
16 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 Alice in Wonderland

This is not Alice in Wonderland, Alice is returning to Wonderland. It should be called Return to Wonderland.

Without Johnny Depp as a hatter we wouldn't have even had Angelina Jolie as a vengeful fairy, Lily James as a ragged servant girl, Sir Ben Kingsley as a black panther, Idris Elba as a Bengal tiger or Sir Ian McKellen as a mantel clock

It has Johnny Depp for the ladies and for the guys, it doesn't hurt that Mia Wasikowska is drop dead gorgeous.

If it weren't for this adaptation of Alice we wouldn't have had that recent Cinderella adaptation which incidently also features Helena Bonham Carter.

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18 National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Justin Bartha is a total lookalike of Uncharted's Nathan Drake!

19 Saving Mr. Banks

This movie is so underrated. It deserves to be #1.

20 Captain America: Civil War
21 The Muppets

I remember watching this when I was little. It's very good! - Misfire

Wonderful dedication to Henson - iliekpiez

22 Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets are awesome!

23 Iron Man 3

Third time's the charm for Robert Downey Jr's wise cracking superhero.

Robert Downey Jr returns as the genius billionare playboy Tony Stark.

24 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
25 Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Chose "The Force Awakens" but if we were talking pure Disney, I would've gone with this. Way better than "Mary Poppins". - truckturner

One of my favorite Disney movies.

26 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey


27 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

HAHA! NO! Read the book, skip the movie. - LarkwingFlight

This movie is awesome.

28 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Go Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad and Luke Evans! (And Ian McKellen and Audrey McDonald)

The movie was so cool. Out of all live action remakes, I believe this one was the best out of all the live action remakes!

This was amazing

As fantastic as the animated, seriously.

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29 Jungle 2 Jungle

Martin Short was very funny in this film! - Weasltown

30 The Parent Trap (1998)

I love this movie, much better than Hayley Mills! Lindsay Lohan rocks!

This movie is a lie to kids who's parents have divorcced. - AnonymousChick

31 The Pacifier
32 Pete's Dragon

A bit dated, but a cute story and and a fun soundtrack makes this a great film.

33 Into the Woods

How is this 106? This is my favorite musical ever made

34 Hocus Pocus
35 Mr. Magoo
36 Flight of the Navigator

In my opinion, this 1986 film doesn't seem the least bit dated.

What? 36? This movie HAS to be higher! IT'S LIKE, THE BEST MOVIE EVER! - RockFashionista

37 Avengers: Age of Ultron
38 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War

Only low because it's new

How is it so low it is amazing

39 Bridge to Terabithia

This movie is so beautiful and sad. I cried so hard. Should be much higher than some of those rubbish films!

Even though I had the ending spoiled, I still cried like a baby. So heartbreaking

40 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
41 Glory Road
42 Wizards of the Waverly Place: The Movie
43 The Reluctant Dragon
44 The Santa Clause
45 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
46 Spider-Man: Homecoming

If this was a Disney movie, then it should keep it's mean-spirited tone.

47 Old Yeller
48 Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

This is arguably one of Disney's most enjoyable live action adventures. The squid scene is very well remembered, as is the performance of "Whale of a Tale". The performances from leading actors Kirk Douglas and James Mason are absolutely stunning. It's one of Disney's underrated films, I highly recommend it. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

Only 38?! This is the best movie of all time!

49 The Apple Dumpling Gang
50 Love Leads the Way
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