Top 10 Darkest Disney Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Black Cauldron

With its creepy villain and the undead army that he's created with the black cauldron, this movie could be on the list where the darkness raised the bar in Disney animation.

There is a rumor where there is a deleted scene where there was partial nudity from the princess. Brought to you by the happiest place on earth

Forgive me for saying this guys, but I'm afraid those people at Disney might have been on drugs when they made this piece of trash.

2 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Many of the people voting seemed to have confused dark with scary. Something scary is in your face, Ursula's death can be called scary. Dark implies something more subtle that has an alternative meaning. The song hellfire in Hunchback is dark. They show no blood and death, it is just shown with words where he sings about raping Esmeralda and/or sending her to hell. My other choices for this list would be Zootopia for the racism. The Princess and the Frog because the villain is literally dragged into hell. And finally, The Lion King for making Scar strikingly similar to Hitler. - schnippernyc

This film with themes of lust, sin, religion, and racism, it can't be ignored that this is one of Disney's darkest animated film they've created.

For it's darkness it's such a good movie, it's really something different and the songs are great. It's mixed with a lot of humour so this is still good for younger audience.

It's themes of lust, genocide, and righteousness make this Disney flick much darker than their usual fare.

3 Pinocchio

By today's standards Pinocchio should be rated PG a lot has to due with the whole Pleasure Island scene an island where bad kids can drink, smoke fight with and even kill one another the only thing its missing is an hooker bar, but as it turns out the island is a trap where the coachman turn the kids into donkey's and sell's them off to places like the salt mines and the whole sequence where Lampwit turns into a donkey is pretty scary. - egnomac

I can't believe I saw this when I was like 5. I mean it's pretty good but really dark, to me, especially the pleasure island part

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4 Return to Oz

Return to Oz drops everything that was great about the original Wizard of Oz colorful atmosphere, musical numbers and lovable characters and replaces it with hideously deformed characters and darker tone. - egnomac

Egnomac this is me mrcoolface. What did you mean with the whole giving the devil my due thing on overdense's top ten members list. Also I don't hate you, I just don't like anime. It doesn't interest me.

This is a dark, creepy and weird film that they made based on L. Frank Baum's books.

5 The Lion King

Scar murders Mufasa in order to take over as king then tricks Simba into deserting his kingdom by telling him that Mufasa's death was his fault, Simba comes back all grown up and challenges Scar then sends him over the edge and is either killed or eaten by the Hyenas. - egnomac

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6 Fantasia

Four Words: Night on Bald Mountain - egnomac

7 The Fox and the Hound

The first half of the movie is more kid friendly but after both Tod and Copper grow up they are pitted against each other even Big Mama warns Tod that the time will come when Copper will do what Amos has trained him to due which is hunt game, just the scene where Tod and Copper are face to face with each other with a crazed look in their eyes as they go in for the kill. - egnomac

This was the warning by IMBD, that The Fox & the Hound is sure to be the darkest Disney movie since it first came.

The Fox & the Hound franchise is as old as the best-know Mario franchise which is even more famous than the Mickey Mouse franchise overall.

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8 Toy Story 3

This is my favorite but its kinda dark

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9 Bambi

Despite its cuteness this movie has a couple of dark moments most memorable is the death of Bambi's mom another scene is where a couple of birds are hiding in the grass and one of them starts panicking uncontrollably and flies off and is shot down by the hunters. - egnomac

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10 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

The Contenders

11 The Nightmare Before Christmas
12 Frozen

I'd love this movie more if there wasn't singing

I LOVED this film, but I don't consider it dark.

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13 Big Hero 6
14 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Evil Queen commands the Huntsman to kill Snow White and if that wasn't enough also wants him to rip out her heart and place it in a chest as proof of her death. - egnomac

15 The Great Mouse Detective

It's dark when the bad guy falls to his death

16 101 Dalmatians
17 Pocahontas
18 The Princess and the Frog

Its Dark mostly for the whole Voodoo magic thing. - egnomac

19 The Black Hole

Very underrated movie and pretty dark after you've watched it.

20 Monsters University
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