Most Underrated Disney Movies

The Top Ten

1 The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective

This was one of my favourite Disney films growing up and it irritates me when people assume it is automatically bad just because it was made during Disney's "dark age." Does that mean they would hate the Lion King if it was made during that same era?

This list has become "every movie Disney ever made that's not Frozen". Some of the newer entries deserved their lack of attention. I get that people are tired of "Frozen", but that doesn't mean every single other movie is "underrated".

Most people have never even heard of this movie, which is a shame because this is my favorite Disney movie of all time! (Excluding pixar)
This doesn't deserve to be underrated!
It's definitely the most unpredictable Disney movie, and it has the best villain - 17nobrien

Deserves to be number 1, definitely underrated.

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2 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This movie has the best music, best villain, best villain song, best "I Want" song, and the most powerful themes of the entire Disney animated canon... Dark and complex, but hilarious, entertaining, and touching at the same time.

I LOVE this movie! Why do people say it's overrated? I don't remember seeing billions of toys and products for this movie. I mean, sure, there were SOME items made for this movie, but it was NOTHING compared to the Frozen hype. - BeanBag343

Yes, this movie is extremely underrated, but I love it! It's a little dark, but it has great music! - RockFashionista

Best Disney Movie Villain and Villain Song in my opinion

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3 Oliver & Company Oliver & Company

So underrated. It is a lot better than that overrated High School Musical.

It's actually really good. It's my second favorite Disney movie and you should check it out! Why Should You Worry? - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

I know it is known for its songs but the animation was incerdible - lolsy

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4 The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone

This movie is amazing. Enough said. - RockFashionista

Oooo...I had completely forgotten about this one. It should be in the top 5. Merlin is an awesome character, and the imagination put into this film is superb. - Knucklewood

5 The Rescuers Down Under The Rescuers Down Under

It may not be good as the original 1977 film, but it's a best underrated movie.

I felt that it was BETTER than the little mermaid or the lion king - lolsy

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6 Brother Bear Brother Bear

Why is brother Bear this low? I love this movie! My brothers and I used to watch this movie all the time when we couldn't agree on what to watch. this movie makes my laugh and cry, it is definitely in my top five Disney movies of all time! I am an Alaskan and love how accurate the natives and scenery is. I most of all like the relationship between the three brothers, the love and annoyance, the fighting, and the protection. Have brothers myself, the accurately describes how I act with them. This movie should be number one on the list.

My favorite Disney movie of all time. I love the beautiful animation, really likeable characters, and most importantly the messages of brotherhood and perspective. Plus, the setting rolls it all into a five-star package; it's the only Disney movie that takes place in Canada (a lot of people say it takes place in Alaska but I say it takes place in Canada because the moose have Canadian accents and the transformation song is in the Inuit language) and as someone of Canadian decent, that speaks to me. Such a fantastic movie; the people who refuse to watch this movie cause of the critics have no idea what they're missing out on!

It has one of the worst ratings out of all the Disney films which is an absolute crime. As far as underrated Disney movies go, this should be number one. - BKAllmighty

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7 Robin Hood Robin Hood

Okay. This movie is the very definition of underrated. Critics HATE it, because it recycled scenes from other Disney movies, and had the lowest ever budget for any Disney movie(1.5 million), but guess what, critics? NO ONE CARES! Robin Hood was hated by critics, but audiences love it. The caricters are some of the best of Disney, and are very likable (and did I mention that Rob's kind of hot) In short, Robin Hood is definitely the most underrated Disney movie

Come on! Robin Hood was a great movie with loveable characters (specially Little John), great songs, great scenes and great villain, Prince John is a very underrated villain!

This does not deserver to be so low on the list. It should be above the actually very overrated "Hunchback of Notre Dame".

My 7th favourite overall - lolsy

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8 The Aristocats The Aristocats

My favorite movie of all time! People don't take into consideration the fact that this was the first Disney movie produced without Walt Disney. The songs are great, the characters are great, the voice actors are great, and most of all, the plot is great! I still hum "Everybody Wants to be a Cat". - BeanBag343

This used to be my favorite movie and I still love it. I cannot believe that most people don't like it - JaneMoffat

Why people don't like it I don't no!

I absolutely adore this movie. It is so underrated you have no Idea. - Scaranna

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9 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Atlantis: The Lost Empire

This movie had one of the best visual art styles I've ever seen in any 2d animated film. Not to mention that it is very similar to "20,000 leagues under the sea" but with Atlantis as a twist. Pretty amazing!

And nobody can forget the beautiful "Princess Kida" or "Kidagakash". This film, is very similar to some other anime films, which is awesome. Atlantis also had lots of epic action scenes. The people who made this also created a whole civilization, with it's own language, culture, history, and architecture. Very few movies have achieved this, like Lord of the Rings did...

" Atlantis: The Lost Empire" is also the first science - fiction and fantasy Disney film. And one of the few animated Disney films to be rated PG.

The main reason this film was received poorly by critics was because the film was too "violent" for a Disney movie, which is ridiculously biased. If you've never seen this movie and you love Disney, then check it out. It has a wonderful story, great characters, and awesome action. - Mcgillacuddy

This movie is one of my favorites from Disney.

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10 The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound

Simple storyline with brilliant characters and emotion. I know many people don't notice this Disney film but it's one of my personal favorites and I really connect to it on an emotional level

The Contenders

11 Treasure Planet Treasure Planet

This movie represents the struggle of not knowing where and what you want to be in life, which is something I think we all go through. When I watched it as a child I thought 'eh it was an okay movie', but as I grew older I rewatched the film a few times and only then was I able to get the real meaning of the film. I was and still am distraught at what my future looks like right now, but Jim and Silver have both taught me that maybe it's okay not to know all the answers. Maybe you just have to follow what you love. Take life by the horns and pursue what you want to pursue, not what anyone else says. So yeah, to me this film is the most underrated movie of all time and it might even be the best Disney movie of all time.

Amazing characters, visuals, atmosphere, and plot

This movie is amazing and deserves better recognition.

Love this movie so much!

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12 The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron

This movie is incredibly underrated. It's a bit on the darker side, but it's a very good movie with memorable characters for anyone who watches it. I really want Disney to pick this movie back up and give it the amazing animation it deserves.

I've never seen this movie. But I heard it didn't do too good at the box office, and from what I saw it looked BEAUTIFUL! I have to see this!

This movie was AMAZING people say it is bad and I say NO it is amazing

Everyone says Elionwy is boring, but she has a lot of personality if you really look at her. She is talkative, brave, and selfless.

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13 The Emperor's New Groove The Emperor's New Groove

This animation is the most perfect comedy that Disney has done. Even Aladdin, which is extremely fun, can't make us laugh as much as "The Emperor's New Groove" does. Why this animation is so little remembered? - Palmeiras

One of the funniest movies Disney has ever made

Fantastic movie. But I wouldn't call it underrated - Knucklewood

I like it a lot - lolsy

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14 The Rescuers The Rescuers

Far and away worse than the sequel (but not terrible). - The Ultimate Daredevil

Far and away better than the sequel. - Knucklewood

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16 Hercules Hercules

Hercules character became my role model as a kid. I wanted to be strong, brave and kind like him. In a way it still is. Inspiring only as it gets. By far most underrated disney movie of all time, considering it should be right next to the greatest: lion king and toy story. No more, no less. Period.

Disney's best villains are the ones that you can't hate. Hades is a hilarious villain, and Meg is sassy and fun.

I love Hercules. Hades is annoying, NOT hilarious.

I really like this movie. It's very funny, has great music, likeable characters and a great villian

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17 Dumbo Dumbo

Underrated if for no other reason that THIS, not the extremely OVERRATED "Hunchback of Notre Dame", was the original Disney movie about an outcast. But of course everyone ALWAYS credits "Hunchback" for that.

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18 Meet the Robinsons Meet the Robinsons V 2 Comments
19 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
20 Fantasia 2000 Fantasia 2000

This is amazing and one of the most creative Disney films. You can watch it on Natflix

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