Most Underrated Disney Movies

The Top Ten

1 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

This isn't an underrated film! It's so cool!

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2 Oliver & Company

One of my favorite disney films as a 11 year old. This film deserves more love then it gets.
10/10 animation 10/10 storyline 10/10 charecters 10/10 soundtrack

I love this

Growing up in the 90s this was my most watched Disney film second only to Toy Story.

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

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3 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

So underrated! This is better than all the overrated princess crap! - GreenDayFan21

It's a good movie, but I wouldn't say it's underrated. The reason there isn't a lot of merchandise for it is because it's a bit dark for kids to watch. - yuki-blue

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4 Brother Bear

I love this movie! It reminds me of Jack London and the story is cool.

I hate Brother Bear.

I remember enjoying this film a lot as a kid. And seeing its RT score, yeah it is underrated - codgtamk34

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.

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5 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

Every moment of this film is hilarious. It's one of the greatest Disney films of all times and deserves much more praise than it has received.

One of Disney's funniest films of all time. Every time I watch it I can't stop laughing. All the characters are enjoyable, the villains were enjoyable and the jokes really hit it out of the park. This movie deserves more love and attention by just how ridiculously funny it is. - MLPFan20

On Thanksgiving 2016 we had Netflix. My mom wanted to show us the this movie. We all groaned and moaned. After we wanted it we loved it! My favorite character is Kronk. This movie should be higher in the list,though.

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6 The Fox and the Hound

I have a hound and whenever I watched this movie he would howl

Cried at this film - codgtamk34

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

7 The Aristocats

Oh my gosh this movies is so underrated! but the movie is soon good and I loved the songs like "everybody wants to be a cat "

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

Gosh, this was my favourite movie as a kid, hands down! I loved the music, the plot, and the lovable characters, I don't know why it's so underrated!

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

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8 Treasure Planet

One of my favorite disney movie, I love the characters

The idea behind Disney movies is to take you to another world. This movie does that to the max.

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.

This movie is definitely the most underrated, many people don’t even know it exists. Even though it is one of the most beautifully animated movies Disney has ever produced. With good critical reviews and even an Oscar nomination for best animated feature.

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9 The Sword in the Stone

I love thi movie. Well I would say this movie deserve more attention. If you go to Disney store you'll see nothing related to this movie - Kjellalbintomas

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

10 The Rescuers

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

This IS underrated

This is NOT (NOT underrated)

This is NOT underrated - JaneMoffat

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The Contenders

11 The Rescuers Down Under

Even better than the original in my opinion

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

Best Disney sequel of all time

12 Meet the Robinsons

My personal favorite underrated Disney movie - Genericedgyteenager

How is this not in the top ten?

You only hate Meet the Robinson because your mother loves it with a burning passion?! :O - The Ultimate Daredevil, who finds Meet the Robinsons to be mostly decent and thinks The Nostalgia Critic dislikes and likes Meet the Robinsons at the same time

Amazing movie.

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13 The Princess and the Frog

I love this film a lot. It shares a valuable lesson, includes phenomenal songs, and stars amazing characters. That is everything you need in a perfect Disney film and this movie has it all. I feel this it deserves a lot more credit because the main character, Tiana, is a good role model for young girls. She shows people you need to work hard for what you want instead of waiting for a prince to save you. It also features the first African American princess that makes the movie more amazing. This is truly one of my favorite films and it deserves so much more.

To the person who said this is better than Frozen, isn't every Disney movie except home on the range better than frozen?

This movie is even underrated at being underrated. How is that even possible? - torrenceweaver

This film is so much better than Frozen

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14 Gordy

What the hell is Gordy

THIS IS THE MOST UNDERRATED MOVIE OF ALL TIMES! HOW CAN THIS MASTERPIECE GET 26% AT ROTTEN TOMATOES?! WHY CAN'T IT BE 96%?!

I've never heard of this movie

THIS IS THE MOST UNDERRATED MOVIE OF ALL TIMES! HOW CAN THIS MASTERPIECE GET 14% AT ROTTEN TOMATOES?!

15 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 movie rules. The songs are great and the characters are all funny,likable and charming. As a kid I loved it and it was among my favorite animated films. I know it reused animation from other Disney films but most films from this era (1970's and 80's) did that all the time. That doesn't make it bad (It's still great animation in context) and I recommend this classic adventure to anyone. Hands down the best Disney film made after Walt's death.

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

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16 The Black Cauldron

This movie is so underrated that the Princess (who is a cool character) Elionwy is not in the line up.

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.

This movie has a very unique and surprisingly dark style compared to pretty much any other Disney movie. It's a great movie and I bet you that a lot of people will have no clue what you're talking about it, when you mention it, since they've probably never even heard of it. - Verbindungsfehle

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!

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17 A Goofy Movie

Love this film, it's so underrated!

With awesome songs, some generally touching scenes, some funny parts that I don't find cheesy, and a generally interesting story, this is WAY too underrated. Now only if disney would release a high def widescreen dvd/blu-ray of this movie in region 1 than my life would be complete!

Small Man used 2 be d's most underrated disney character but not anymore. - Trollsfan536

Nobody ever talks about this movie

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18 Bolt

I watched this movie for the first time in my life and I loved it. It has a great story and amazing songs. I love the song 'Barking at the moon' and the song 'I thought I lost you' which were in the movie. It's a shame Disney swept this movie under the rug and chose to forget about it.
Bolt deserves more love, people.

This should be in the top 3 Bolt was the start of Disney's Renaissance of the 2010s (I know it came out in 2008) that paved the way for new fresh gigantic hits like Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph and Zootopia. It's a shame this movie got thrown under the bus.

Why is Bolt so low? This movie is basically my childhood, a simple plot and storyline with extremely lovable characters

Bolt is my best disney film

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19 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
20 The Brave Little Toaster

A classic but creepy film

The thing is it's known but underrated.

21 Dinosaur

Nobody seems to remember this film, and that's really sad because is my whole childhood. Also, the animation is amazing, specially when it is probably one of the first cgi disney movies.

I love Disney's Dinosaur to death! If you don't feel like it, at least watch the first ten minutes, and listen to the amazing soundtrack! - higgsboson2142

It's a great movie that deserves more attention - PeeledBanana

WHAT? DINOSAUR IS UNDERRATED THIS MOVIE IS THE REASON WHY I HAVE A SMILE ON MY FACE

22 The Lion King 1 1/2

MY CHILDHOOD

23 Fantasia

Too much people don't love this. People on Clevver News's list of "Top 7 Best Disney Movies" didn't put Fantasia on their lists of best Disney movies. I give Fantasia more than a 10/10.

24 A Bug's Life

Only film from Pixar's early years (Toy Story to Cars) to not have a sequel - codgtamk34

Dude, do you see the logo on the top of the image next to Pixar? ITS Disney. THIS IS A Disney MOVIE.

This movie isn't by Disney and it isn't underrated (although it isn't talked about as much except when you say it is one of Pixar's first feature films).

25 Atlantis: The Lost Empire

So underrated, it's actually a crime to me. Awesome story, great characters you just love and a beautiful soundtrack. Amazing from start to finish

Loved this movie as a pre-teen, and it still kicks ass!

Best - wren6

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.

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26 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

That is the best live action movie Disney has made. And its not underrated.

27 Hercules

This is my favorite Disney movie

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

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28 Wreck-It Ralph

Needs to be in the top ten. This is one of my favorite Disney movies. And it's a shame to see this movie overshadowed by other movies that don't deserve as much praise as this one. (Frozen, I'm looking at you.) This movie has a great plot, touching parts such as Vanellope getting hate when she didn't need it, great humor, and my favorite part is the cameos. Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser, a mentioning of Mario, and PacMan. Sadly, this movie just didn't meet others interests as much as a movie that I can only consider "Good" (No offense, but I thought Frozen was good. Nothing higher than that.) This movie I could only find merchandise for while it was in theaters. Basically to sum it all up, this movie deserves more popularity than it has now. I see it almost NOWHERE at Disney World on trips, because a new Frozen ride offers 5 hour wait on the first day.

Why in the name of all that is holy is this movie wasting away in near-obscurity while "Rise of the Guardians", which did far less well at the box office, is so very popular and has oh-so-many loyal and vocal fans you'd think it had been the more popular and profitable animated offering of the 2012 holiday season when it was the other way around?

This movie deserves so much more attention than it's given, I just looove video games and retro crap and this movie really broke the mold for me. I just feel like...I don't know... why am I getting upset over an animated kids movie? I don't know it's just like, at least put a "Fix-It Felix J.R" arcade machine in Disney World or something like that! I know that it exists, would it really be so much to at least do that?! I also feel like that everyone in the Disney Fandom who isn't into "magical princesses with singing" are immediately alienized. (Sound familliar? ) Just please bring this higher on the list please!

Shame it's only the people who insist Vanellope and Hiro should be romantically involved are the only reason this movie isn't completely forgotten. After all, what Frozen didn t already take away from Wreck It Ralph as far as records, fans, and such, Big Hero 6 finished the job. And the only presence of Wreck it Ralph in Disney World was replaced with a meet and greet for Hiro and Baymax.

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29 Cars

You do realize this is the UNDERrated list, right?

Such a great classic. Cars 3 should be as well

People Hate It For No Reason After Its Bad Sequel Came Out

This should be much higher! At least in the top 20.

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30 Fantasia 2000

Go see the only YouTube video of "Top 10 Best Animated Sequels" by ElectricDragon505 to see why Fantasia 2000 is actually a lot better than people make it out to be. On the only list of "Top 11 Disney Movies I Don't Like", Ben Tannehill only focused on the negatives that Fantasia 2000 has.

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

If you think this movie isn't underrated, I can gave you one very good reason, why it definitely deserves to be higher on this list: The animation for Rhapsody in Blue. - Verbindungsfehle

31 Chicken Little

It does try to hard at being a comedy and it is a little to mean spirited but at least I found it enjoyable

I honestly liked the film, remember those Mickey Animal abuse cartoons that every one likes, this is the SAME THING. - Maddox121

Why do people hate this movie? - 18cwrogers

I really like this movie

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32 Make Mine Music

God and creative

come on

33 Pocahontas

This is the MOST gorgeous animated movie in HISTORY and on the list of best disney movies it was 31! It is so underrated, on that list it should have been number one

Mmmm nah. It wasn’t very good and the source material is an interesting choice. - children

34 Tomorrowland

Looks like this movie is set to be one of the biggest flops of 2015, which is a shame as I found it to be an enjoyable adventure of a movie.

Despite that this film flop, this is movie, in my opinion, is 100% least better than "G-Force".

35 Winnie the Pooh
36 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
37 Holes

love tihis

38 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.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is too discredited its adult themes, masterful animation, complex musical numbers and strong characters. But it is too popular compared to Dumbo, the first animated blockbuster about an outcast which is much more than your typical kids' flick. - The Ultimate Daredevil, who began his YouTube career as Kieran Stark.

REALLY underrated! Deserves lots of more credit

My 2nd favourite overall lol

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39 Adventures in Babysitting
40 101 Dalmatians

I do like this movie, but nary a person alive doesn't know who Cruella de Vil is so I'd hardly call it "underrated".

One of my favorites!

41 Brave

YES! This movie is so criminally underrated! - children

42 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Nope nope nope

43 Lady and the Tramp

The animation is a little too good.

44 Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator is Disney showing off. It's underrated and a lot of people might have not even heard of it. #1 best movie ever! - RockFashionista

45 The Finest Hours

YES! THIS IS FINALLY PUT ON THE LIST AND NEEDS MUCH MORE UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE! DISNEY HAS TOO MANY UNDERRATED MOVIES!

46 Angels In the Outfield
47 Enchanted

I feel like I'm the only one who remembers this movie.If you like Princessmovies :This is Disney's best Princessmovie (with Mulan of course) - PugsfromMoon

48 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

I really loved this movie, it's one of the only good sequals and teaches a lot too

I know a lot of sequels are terrible but, this is probably one of the best sequels I have ever watched it has some darkness like the old movie.

So many people have never heard of this movie! I know sequels are often terrible and especially as a sequel to the amazing lion king, people just assume it will be bad. It's actually amazing!

49 Bridge to Terabithia

I've read the book, never seen the movie, but I'll gladly give it a try! And yes, this is probably highly underrated. - hefaus

The fact that Bridge to Teribithia is (you said it yourself, and what's your name? ) emotional, adventurous, sometimes funny and et cetera et cetera are why we should all love movies such as this! I am a hardcore Disney fan myself, and Bridge to Terabithia is not just an adaptation.

I never hear people talk about this movie, but it deserves it. It's emotional, adventrous and sometimes funny. This should definitely be talked about more

50 The Jungle Book

This movie is pretty underrated, even though lots of people (including me) love it.

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