Worst Disney Channel Original Movies

The Top Ten
1 Teen Beach Movie

I watched this movie because of the soundtrack. I knew can't stop singing, I listened to it on YouTube all the time so I watched the movie thinking it was gonna be so good but it was utter dog poo. Don't watch it. Soundtrack: Excellent.
Movie: No.

I can't believe that kids buy in to this crap. Disney has been putting out the same movie over and over again for over five years and people still watch it. Everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong, some examples include: bad acting, poor song selection/writing, plot just thrown together without real character development, famous actors hired just for the sake of making more money. I could go on, but the list would be too long. What gets me mad is that people actually watch this and because of high sales, I can guarantee that more crap like this will be put out for the sake of brainwashed kids.

I feel like I've said a fair amount of this movie already since I couldn't get past five minutes of it and I watched the entirety of ' Foodfight! But eh this by quality is definitely the worst of the DCOMs that I've seen so far, however I feel like this is one of those movies where you get what you expect, a corny and overly hammy cash grab that's only really watched if someone's rushing their kid through the morning. Nothing special or agonizingly anger-inducing that films such as Descendants carry over, it's just one of those films that you expect to be bad. Also was this their working title and they just forgot to change it?

What's with the title!? Teen Beach Movie! It's Like Taking a movie like, Forest Gump, A Movie from 1994, and calling it instead of forest Gump, Basketball Wood Movie. Taking Two Words Then Putting it Before the Word Movie. Whoever the Hell Created this Needs to Quit Thinking, Oh, Kids are so stupid so they will enjoy a crappy movie about two teens who get stuck in a movie. I am still in elementary school and everyone in my GRADE said it would be terrible in June 2013. And, Ross Lynch, and Maia Mitchell are Terrible Actors and singers.

2 Zapped Zapped Product Image

This movie was so sexist. It makes me want to vomit. Zendaya is a pretty good actress but her acting could not help this destined to fail movie. The way she made friends with that weird girl was cheesy. Her relationship with her boyfriend is cheesy and everything about this film is cheesy and awful. The family is so crazy that they need to go to therapy or something and the weak message in this film is delivered so poorly and we've seen the message so many times before in movies. A large portion of those movies being Disney! Just a sexist peice of cheap garbage.

Good lord, the acting stinks, VERY stereotypical, and super offending to boys. I hate everything about it. Oh and it is one of Disney's cheesiest movies. Just another Disney Channel movie that sucked. Zendaya was literally the only good actor in this, but still that doesn't help with all of the other actors. The stereotypes actually really offended me. I am a boy.

Before I start, I just want to remind everyone that your phone getting hit by a satellite dish and thrown into dog food does NOT give it an app that controls boy's brains. On top of that, it's IMPOSSIBLE for an app to control ANYONE.

This movie is horrible. Stereotypical and insulting to males. Not all males a idiotic and rude. On top of that, Zendaya is a bad actor.

Every time I see this movie I cringe. The whole movie is just founded on one the stupidest ideas I can think of. And the villain just pisses me off. She's your stereotypical evil blonde brat who has not redeeming qualities or personality other than the fact that she's "evil".
Horrible, horrible movie.

3 The Cheetah Girls The Cheetah Girls Product Image

I know people are gonna be pissed at my comment, but I really don't care. 1) What is up with their names? I usually LOVE when people have original, uncommon names.. But the names that they picked were so damn hideous. 2) What's up with the blonde chick? She wears the most HIDEOUS outfits EVER. In every movie, without fail. Every single outfit she wore was insanely hideous. Her arms & legs are also way too big. 3) Aqua, or whatever her name is? She would look so much better with a lighter hair color. The black hair just doesn't suit her.

It is kinda boring to watch. The Cheetah Girls are awesome, I love them, but they are better dancers and singers than actresses. They all dance and sing so well, but they can't act. That girl who plays Galleria is kinda good at acting. But all the others are so annoying, like a Miley Cyrus kinda thing! !

I think some of you are just haters and some of you had racial motivation. This movie was great and not like any other Disney Channel original movie. At least the girls didn't forgive Gariella just because her dog went down a hole or well or whatever. Don't deny that original Disney movies are like that. Anyway, GET A GRIP HATERS!

What is camp rock doing on here?! I agree it wasn't the bests efforts of Disney. It probably only got famous because of the amazing demi lovato. Yes, you're right. The cheetah girls are cheesy.

4 High School Musical High School Musical Product Image

This movie is garbage. All the characters do is break into song. Sharpey has the most annoying voice, and Gabriella's voice is equally bad. Troy sounds like a girl, and is a whiny brat. I hated the we're all in this together song, and the basketball song. The second movie is equally bad. However the third movie was actually pretty good. I would recommend hsm 3 than this cheesy garbage

Teen Beach Movie is worse than this pile of garbage, yes, but have you taken the time to resort to this abysmal nonsense!? And the fact that people enjoy this movie and defend it with their lives is shocking like what the poop!? I can't even begin to explain everything I hate about this movie.

This movie was good enough for Disney Channel to think, 'Hey! This movie was so good, why don't we make every other movie a musical too? ' I liked this movie though.

The reason why this movie gets positive reviews is because of kids. I watched it when I was a kid and I don't like it. Besides I don't even like that idea in the first place. I mean a high school where kids can sing and dance everywhere and every time in school? WHAT THE HECK DISNEY? And don't get me started on the sequals they were bad. They also made teen beach movie which has a similiar plot. SINGING AND DANCING! FREAK YOU DISNEY! >:(

5 High School Musical 2 High School Musical 2 Product Image

I had to sit through this cheesy horror! I hate high school musical! This "movie" was boring and so generic!

Why did they even bother with a sequel? Then comes High School Musical 3 *Sigh* "Oh, Disney Good God"

This movie teaches bullying is okay, because they all bully Sharpay throughout the movie.

Why isn't this higher on list? It sucked badly.

6 Girl vs. Monster

Why us it every new Disney Channel movie is about girls? Is it that overly feminist? And the name for the movie was stupid. Why not call it something other than girl vs monster.


From the trailers, it sounded really good, then me and my 6 year old sister watched it and I thought I could throw up it was so bad, my little sister even thought it was stupid! And she's 7!

You'd be better off watching "grown ups movie" then this crappy garbage, and that movie stinks!

Geez. The acting isn't good, and the title is uncreated, but at least this had a solid plot and decent characters and comedy

My sister won't watch it because it's scary. Can you make another movie that's not as scary?

7 Camp Rock Camp Rock Product Image

I don't know, I like the plot itself, and some of the music, but from an acting standpoint? You could definitely tell it was a lot of the actor's were new to the movie world.

I also think the writing is cheesy, but it's Disney Channel, so don't really expect different lol.

"That girl Demi Lovano is such mean girl. She only cares about her self"
You don't know her! Don't judge people just because they are more successful than you!

This movie was good, and I agree that it is better than the sequel, the singing was okay, the plot was great.

This is a very, very sorry excuse for a movie. Demi Lovato sucks at acting and the Jonas bros are trash.

8 Descendants Descendants Product Image

I liked this movie. I read the books so I know the villains resurrected. The singing is not good. Dove Cameron always sings in a fake baby voice. I think the second was a little better. The guys are better singers than the girls sometimes. I think they should explain more about how the villains are alive and all because unless you read the books you are clueless. The movie is called Descendants not The Descendants. I don't understand why they are supposed to be so young. Make them 17! How are there villain kids if the villains aren't even married? Why are Ben and Mal supposed to get married?!? They annouced it in the second movie. Jane says it. I wish they would change the plot in the third movie. I agree with whoever said Ben was too young to be king he isn't even out of high school!

There are a few things wrong with this movie:
1. Yet another High School Drama
2. Most of these characters come from the original fairytales, which where made in what, the 14th century? So Disney doesn't have the right to give them kids or whatever, because they don't own the characters.
3. Why have Maleficent and the original characters not aged, even when the stories are set about 800 years ago, and didn't most of them die anyway?
4. How did they decide which family of all the Disney families would rule, wouldn't they all want to rule?
5. Why is a 16 year old king when his parents are still alive
6. What happened to Mal's dad anyway?

Absolutley horrible. Its cheesy, predicatble and will probably shape down to be one of the worst ever. The author of the books was obviously paid a lot otherwise I doubt she would have sold the rights to Disney Channel. Their movies are always easy to predict and have special effects that are clearly directed by three year olds smashing on a keyboard. The concept is obviously stolen from the netflix series "Ever After High" which is animated and is better than any Disney Channel original ever made. Honestly, this movie was a disaster, but I couldn't have expected anything better from this channel.

My sister actually enjoys The Descendants. She defends the movie when I express my opinions about it. The 'children of fairytale characters' idea has been repeated many times. I've seen it in books, toys and many other things. The plot is stupid and predictable. I thought the adult villains died in the fairytales. The plot is your typical boring highschool drama. There are characters with the 'popular' stereotype from having a popular mother or father. The outfits are way over the top. The songs are annoyingand, the CGI is stupid and the acting is horrible. I can't believe this rubbish movie got a spin-off series and is getting a sequel.

9 Frenemies

I only liked the story with that skater chick and the preppy chick (played by the same actress) and the dog character. Other than that this movie sucked but sigh did they really have to make Savannah (the skater chick) like Jake (the boy love interest dude).

Personally, I liked the story with the boy and his dog. Mainly because it just felt refreshing to FINALLY have a main lead be male.

But that still isn't enough to save Frenemies. All three plots are just clichéd friends-at-war stories, and none of them are done well, let alone with anything new added to them.

The plot was extremely bad, and there were only two actors (Stephanie Scott and Zendaya Coleman) that were actually good/ok everyone else sucked (that includes Bella Thorne)!

I only liked the last story, but the whole movie would be better off without Bella Thorne, seriosly, she can't act!

10 Starstruck Starstruck Product Image

This was a great movie, it was funny, had an unoriginal idea, but still it was a great movie.

This movie is super fun and AWESOME. It's not my fave but it pretty good!

! I forgot all about this movie! But I still remember it. It's a good movie!

Who really thought it was good I didn't. Sterling Knight's voice sucks.

The Contenders
11 Let It Shine Let It Shine Product Image

Great message and it's cool. Coco Jones is cool and the main character is a huge success now. The rapping is REALLY awesome (I was fist pumping a little ) and the story is something you can TOTALLY relate to. Disney, you stink, but this was just awesome.

OK movie but didn't like that everyone is black, it reminds me a bit of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas where most of the characters were black, including CJ, the main character. I'm not racist or anything but just my 2 cents.

To: ihateelsa

What the heck is wrong with you?!?! I live in Atlanta and I'm not black. Watch what you say because you could really offend someone. You're lucky I'm not black or your comment probably really would've p'd me off.

Personally I LOVE this movie not because the stars or the music (even though the music and stars are amazing) it's the fact that this movie had the guts to talk about Christianity unlike any other DCOM. I LOVE this movie.To me I think it's the best DECOM movie out there I defiantly recommend watching it

12 Geek Charming Geek Charming Product Image

Why is this movie on list? It was pretty good from what I remember. There are FAR worse movies on this list that should be on top but as far as I'm concerned, I think the person put this movie alongside the first 10 ones because he/she didn't think of other movies and instead he/she decided to put this GOOD movie on #11! What a bunch of idiots!

I loved the movie too, it's one of my favorite Disney Channel movies! I don't understand why it's even listed here. There are much worse Disney Channel movies out there which aren't even listed. I liked the actress too, she is really cute.

This was actually good. One of the LAST good Disney Channel movies. It was dramatic, yes, but realistic and funny.

I liked this movie until I found out the main guy character in this movie,Matt Prokop; abused his girlfriend in real life. It sickens me that they still play this movie on Disney Channel.

13 16 Wishes 16 Wishes Product Image

Eh it's okay. It has a pretty good lesson that it portrays pretty well. It's a little too girly and VERY cheesy at times. But it's definitely one of the better Disney Channel Original Movies (and that's not saying much)...6.8/10

It wasn't that bad, there are movies under this that are worse than this, like Zapped or High School Musical 3: Senior Year. I actually enjoyed the message this movie delivers.

No this movie is not about a girls wishes come true, it's about not wishing for stuff and just being happy with who you are.

It was a really good movie. But in some parts it was a a little bit stupid because of Debby Ryan and how she was acting.

14 Smart House Smart House Product Image

A kid and his family win a smart house run by a self thinking computer named Pat. Soon the computer takes on a life of its own and acts like an overbearing mother.

Yes it did suck.

I haven't watched all of it but until I do I really understand why it's so damn scary and stupid.

Has anyone actually watched this movie? I surely haven't! What is it even about?

It's not bad, it's creepy.

15 How to Build a Better Boy

This movie sucked. Seriously?! A robotic boyfriend?! Come on Disney you can do better. Well at least for Marvel Studios the new Deadpool movie is coming out, that movie should be good.

It came out the same time as Zapped, and shows that Disney clearly has a feminism problem. People hate on Phineas and Ferb for unoriginality, but this movie is no better.

This movie was really weird and sucked. The acting and the effects were awful.

That girl (I don't know who she is) that played May really can't act.

16 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior Product Image

Yay Wendy Wu. Now why did Teen Beach Crap get a sequel and this movie didn't. Also Descendants (which only the first fifteen minutes and the battle with Maleficent was good plus the character Ben is really likeable, but other than that it sucked) is in the process of a sequel. Seriously Disney Channel. Why? Why are you contributing to Mëgdecis?!

I only saw it once and I was like 8 but it was still wonderful.

I love this movie really

I loved this movie

17 Teen Beach Movie 2 Teen Beach Movie 2 Product Image

The first movie was okay but this one really isn't that good.Its forcing emotions the actors seem like their not enjoying themselves and the plot is all over the place.So if you haven't seen this movie it's about How the cast of Wet Side Story come to the real world but they don't know that they are not real.Now Mack and Brady have to bring them back to the movie somehow or something bad might happen...maybe? They didn't really explain what might happend if they stayed

I didn't even bother watching this. The first one was pure torture. This should be higher.

Practically the first movie but the other way round. This is just a cheesy romance sitcom.

What's the plot of this movie again? People from the sixties coming to the present like WHAT THE HELL

18 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Product Image

Why isn't this number 1? This makes the rest of the High School Musical franchise look like Shakespeare in comparison!

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.

Causing the deaths of both the High School Musical franchise and my faith in Disney ""Original"" movies.

Errrmmm, Sharpay wasn't the best in this movie. No, wait, the acting wasn't the best in this movie, only Bradley Steven Perry and Ashley Tisdale could ACTUALLY act.

I agree, Sharpay's Adventure should be on top 10. I actually think it should be #1 because it was one of the worst movies I ever seen!

19 The Cheetah Girls 2 The Cheetah Girls 2 Product Image

I can't believe kids buy into this cheesy rubbish garbage. This movie honest to god is nothing but a rip-off of original girl singing groups. To be real with you guys, they probably just went to the studio, recorded the songs, ran it throw some type of magical machine a couple of times, threw in some auto-tune, and called it music. The movie is no better. Poor acting, dumb jokes, and the chosen actors that don't look the part.

Do you know anyone who saw this? Me neither...

I love the cheetah girls

You say kids buy into this, but I'm a kid, and I haven't seen it (people seem to call it crap)

20 Phineas and Ferb: The Movie - Across the 2nd Dimension Phineas and Ferb: The Movie - Across the 2nd Dimension Product Image

I agree with the 'Am I the only one who liked it? ' guy. I thought this movie was the only Disney Channel Original Movie I actually liked. Great songs and very funny!

Am I the only one who liked it? Great songs, Great plot, Great acting, Great humor, and a fantastic ending.

This movie is GREAT.The animation is awesome and there's sooo many cool references to other Phineas and Ferb episodes. I don't understand why so many people don't like I think it's amazing

Seriously? This? What's wrong with this movie? I mean, the plot's amazing. Whoever put it on this list is tasteless

21 Zombies Zombies Product Image

How the heck does a chemical reaction make the whole "if you're not a cheerleader, then you're a zombie" thing happen? Also, the song my year is pretty messed up. I mean, it shamelessly shows that the zombies kinda struggle to get graffiti off of their buildings and that they have a little water supply for their plants. Meanwhile, the cheerleaders are livin it up, basking in the good life. What. The. Actual. Heck.

The newest Disney channel movie, the plot is stupid. A chemical accident turned people into zombies and they wear watches that send electric pulses to keep them from eating brains?! Absolutely stupid. The only good thing about this movie is the music.

When my relatives and I saw the "BAM! " promo, we saw potential in ZOMBIES. But after seeing other trailers, such as the "Can they really be friends? " trailer, I thought "Man! This movie is horrible! " Now, after seeing the movie, man! This movie is horrible!

We're human. Do we point it out so much? If they were real zombies, they wouldn't point it out so much. Plus, the lyrics of that song goes "What could go so wrong with a girl and a zombie? " That doesn't make sense. It should be "What could go so wrong with a human and a zombie? "

22 Shake It Up: Made In Japan Shake It Up: Made In Japan Product Image

Shake it Up just sucked in general and the directors were out of their minds in making the show, but making a movie about it makes me think the directors were high. The concept of the so-called "sitcom" (it was not funny at all) was a bunch of dancers that were teenagers were on a T.V. show surprisingly called "Shake it Up". It may be original, but probably the worst idea for a show possible. Then they bring them to Japan. *Sigh*

Wait, this horrible show had a movie as well? I had no idea. I never heard of that. That's expected though..because the show was horrible. I'm glad Zendaya started KC Undercover though. I really like the show, & I'm glad Bella Thorne wasn't the one who got the show. I hate her so much. I really can't stand her.

This should be on top, Shake It Up (more like Shake It Down), it's the WORST Disney Channel show ever created. I don't understand how people even liked this crap, it's beyond my limits!

As if the T.V. show wasn't bad enough they just had to throw this monstrosity out into Disney Channel, Disney you really disgust me right now

23 High School Musical 3: Senior Year High School Musical 3: Senior Year Product Image

It's pretty good actually, not really bad at all. Sure it's cheesy, but its an entertaining cheesy. Overall, pretty good.

It was too much singing and not enough plot or storyline. They tried way too hard in this movie, and it sucks so bad.

It's already on list, it's actually #1 but why isn't HSM3 higher? HSM movies sucked bad and should be on top. Teen Beach Movie was also bad and I agree with being #1 but I think HSM movies were FAR worse!

It's not a Disney Channel original movie. It's a Disney movie released in theatres and it's a really AWESOME movie

24 Can of Worms Can of Worms Product Image

High School Musical is bad but not that bad. This should be much higher, and not last place

25 Avalon High Avalon High Product Image

Some people argue, that this movie is ACTUALLY good!

I tend to disagree.

This is dull, boring, and, it's NOT even funny, among romantic dramas! (And it makes the ENTIRE "Twilight" film series, look like "Titanic"! )

Not even the whole action scene in the end, could make up, fro how bad it was.

The guys from MST3K NEED to make fun, of this!

Yay! I love this movie. Please get it off this list if was actually good compared to crap like Teen Beach Movie.

I loved this movie because it was original, unique, different from what Disney Channel does.

I loved this movie. Alost all other movies by Disney were not so good but this one was good

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