Worst Disney Channel Original Movies


The Top Ten

1 Teen Beach Movie

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.

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.

I do not mean to be rude but this movie is the worst movie ever made in human history. DO NOT BUY it on iTunes. IT IS NOT WORTH ANY MONEY. As is the original movie from the 60s wasn't bad enough they came up with a second one and I heard news that they were going to come up with a second team beach movie. Why why would you we invent something that is not funny does not have good actors nor actresses and has super super LAME EFFECTS. I'M SORRY IF I OFFENDED ANYONE WHO LIKES THIS MOVIE. I JUST REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY DON'T LIKE IT.

This is the most terrible movie I've ever seen in my entire life. - NostalgiaMonkey

2 Zapped

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. - doctorman

Great movie. men have no righteews - meaatpercentage

So stereotypical. I am very strict with equal rights, and this showed boys the wrong way. I actually sorta liked it, but they portrayed boys awfully. A lot of times, boys can tend to be rude and disrespectful, but they aren't gross (most of the time.) It didn't make much sense, either.

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.

3 High School Musical

Just why?

Overrated and annoying trash - NostalgiaMonkey

I hate this crap.

! Do people agree it's a terrible movie. AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE. My god. - djghostboy

I think it should be higher than Teen Beach Movie. Teen Beach Movie should be #2. - doctorman

4 The Cheetah Girls

Really cringe acting by Raven-Symoné, they are such obnoxious girls and can't act, I only liked the blonde chick to be honest.
Walt Disney wouldn't be pleased w this movie.
( don't come at me please it's my opinion)

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 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.

Disney Channel Original movies are all suck :/

5 High School Musical 2

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

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

This movie is incredibly cheesy and boring.

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

6 Frenemies

Why does Zendaya have to star in every single movie?

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). - Anonymousxcxc

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

Well that I actually agree with (not trying to offend Bella or any Bella Thorne fans) though I love the Mentalist (it ended with a crappy ending though), but one of the episodes had her in it and I still like the show, but that episode felt like CeCe from Shake it Up got put into the Mentalist. Seriously?! Though I still like the Mentalist. - Anonymousxcxc

This movie was really bad. Why it's not higher on list?

7 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!

Disney Why! Just stop. making crappy shows and movies and if you wanna get more viewers just put reruns of old shows and movies TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN DISNEY. WAS ENJOYABLE

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.

Really dumb. I couldn't sit through the whole thing. - funnyuser

8 Camp Rock

Demi Lovato seems very nice but I hate how Shane is just a mean person and has it stuck in his head and only changes because of love like seriously that just means if they break up he will turn bad again

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

I love this movie! I think I like the second one better, though.

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

9 Starstruck

Eh, not bad, I've seen worse.

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!

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

10 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. - Anonymousxcxc

I didn't like it at all, it was an overused plot, not funny, the only good thing was the very vague message of- don't ditch you best friends for a boy/girl

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

Oh yeah, Just your average stereotypical movie... THAT sucks!


The Contenders

11 Let It Shine

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. - maddyparrot22

Don't you mean Disney Channel, you stink. Because a lot of Disney movies rock - doctorman

This movie is great. Unlike that teen beach movie

At least the movie isn't annoying and fake like "Teen beach movie".

I'll honestly watch this movie anyday it's not even "that" bad

12 Teen Beach Movie 2

It is a bad movie

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

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

This was boring and painful to watch. The whole time, I was wanting it to be over

13 Geek Charming

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 loved this movie when I was about 8 or 9, but I haven't seen it since so I don't know if I'd still enjoy it

14 The Descendants

Just by looking at the stupidity of this movie, I can think of many questions.
1. Why are the villains alive? Didn't they die back in those old movies.
2. How come the Isle of the Lost is not that far away from Auradon.
3. Why didn't Mal just use her spell book to take down the force field surrounding the wand and besides, if the wand is so powerful, why can't it protect itself.
4. Why did Prince Ben become the king, HE'S 16 YEARS OLD!
5. How could they even capture Maleficent and bring her to the Isle of the Lost if she is the most powerful villain in Disney?
6. Who in their right mind would keep Maleficent's spinning wheel? What would happen if some dumbass ends up pricking their finger on the needle and end up sleeping forever?
7. Why is Cruella de Vil even in this movie? She was some crazy psycho bitch who wanted to butcher about 101 Dalmatians to make pointless fur coats. But then again, she was a crazy psycho bitch, so they had to put her somewhere.
8. ...more

I'm sorry to anybody who likes this movie, but this movie was just HORRIBLE!

The main actors are crap. They're all just recycled actors from Disney Channel because Disney can't afford actual actors (some actors from this movie are actual actors that can actually act though)

Why do they have to put Dove Cameron in every single movie that they do? She doesn't act or sing good at all. Period.

Secondly, the story is basically every Disney Channel original movie plot. A cheesy and predictable romance. I'd rather drink a giant bowl of acid monkey splodge, thanks.

THIRD (and I can't say this enough) THEY BUTCHERED THE BEST SIDEKICK SONG, MADE THE CHARACTERS STEREOTYPES OF STEREOTYPES (mulans daughter does NOT sound Chinese at all, let that sink in.)

Lastly, this movie sounds like a stupid fanfiction. Did the creators of this movie even watch the movies to know that MOST Disney VILLAINS DIED or that NOT ALL Disney MOVIE IS SET IN MODERN DAY MADE-UP FAIRYTALE ...more

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!

I at least said it when it was out. I really have something against Dove Cameron. I hate everything with her. Cloud nine was stupid, too. The dog dude's storyline was everything all people do. He does something, he gets injured, he stops. Like, what? By the way Dove can't sing or act

15 16 Wishes

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. - doctorman

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

I love 16 wishes I want to buy it someday.

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.

16 Smart House

I hate this movie

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. - Blackcat100p

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?

17 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

I loved this movie

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

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 MĂ«gdecis?! - Anonymousxcxc

I love this movie really

18 The Cheetah Girls 2

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...

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

I love the cheetah girls

19 Phineas and Ferb: The Movie - Across the 2nd Dimension

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 film is WORSE than Fried Dynamite! What's Next?! A FISH HOOKS MOVIE?!

Why is it on here? This movie is awesome! - steelers1979

20 Zombies

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? "

The plot is super cheesy it completely ignores what the hell a zombie even is

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!

The leads are good actually.

21 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure

Ashley Tisdale was one of the worst and most obnoxious actresses disney ever put on film

Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.

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

This was good, it showed a new side to 'Sharpay' buy it would have been better if they just ended the High School Musical universe with High School Musical 3

Ryan should've had the spin off instead.

22 Can of Worms

High School Musical is bad but not that bad. This should be much higher, and not last place - 445956

23 Avalon High

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!

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

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

I loved this movie!

24 High School Musical 3: Senior Year

This movie was released in theaters. Why is this movie on the list

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

In my In my honest to god opinion, all of the high school musical movies suck.

This was bad, but they should add Teen Beach movie! That was the worst so far!

25 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

The only thing good is that the bad guys won. All Disney Channel movies are like this: everything is good; something bad happens; main character(s) fix the problem; everything is good again

I think Disney Channel is just way too simple and out going.

Please camp rock ids so much better but the songs in the second 2

This movie and the original are good! what are you talking about? XP

I like High School Musical movies too. They're better than most of today's movies.

26 Hannah Montana: The Movie

I hate Hannah Montana even as a kid I hated it. - Ihateschool

Not a big fan of it

Good god, this movie. All I see is Wrecking Ball and cheesyness, the only characters I actually liked from the T.V. show were Lilly, Oliver, and Jackson. - Anonymousxcxc

Hannah Montanna is a bitch

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27 The Suite Life Movie

I loved this movie, but I was only like 10 or 11 when it premiered and it did have some flaws. Other than that though it was funny and dramatic. Loved it.

Really cheesy. Like every Disney Channel Original movie. - doctorman

Loved it. Wonderful movie.

To be honest, this movie sucked ass.

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28 Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars

Good. They took a good book and bungled it.

Another Nickelodeon property kidnapped by Disney. - SavageLG

That one Nick movie got a sequel/reboot? - PerfectImpulseX

It wasent very good

29 Shake It Up: Made In Japan

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!

Why isn't this higher? Shake It Up sucked badly and so did this movie. I'm surprised it's on #28 when it should be on top 3!

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

It was okay, but it wasn't much of a movie. Its plot was all over the place and not very clearly.

30 Cloud 9

It was better than the other 2 2014 movies, How to Build a Better Boy and Zapped. I actually enjoyed this one. - doctorman

I agree it was the better of the 2014 Disney Channel movies, but it still wasn't too good.

Would've been better if they hadn't cast Dove Cameron. Oh do I hate her. She's a horrible actor, too.

This movie shouldn't be on the list

31 Dadnapped

The acting in this was horrible and the plot made me sick. This is a really crappy movie and the message is not delivered good. The message is delivered in a really cheesy way. The directors and writers of this make me sick. Disney Channel Original Movies usually do suck, but for some reason, this made me really ticked off. - doctorman

Agreed. It was actually good. Not the best though.

This was actually good.

32 Hatching Pete

I thought it was going to be stupid when I heard about it so I didn't watch it until this year (2015) and I actually liked it so, other comments that are judging by the title, don't!

True. It's like the saying "Never judge a book by its cover." So this is more like Never judge a movie by its title

Good movie! Not bad.

Even the title says:"don't watch this, it's a waste of time."

33 Life Is Ruff

The sequel to Cory in the House where he becomes a dog sure looks promising. - PerfectImpulseX

34 Girl Meets World

Who cares if this is a show? It sucks either way. I really, REALLY tried to enjoy the first season. But I eventually had to give up. EVERY single thing that they say & do makes absolutely no sense. At all. They come up with the most random, that makes absolutely no sense. Sabrina Carpenter is a good actress. She doesn't belong on such a horrible show as this one.

Who is idiot who put it on list? Girl Meets World is a show, not a movie. Plus it's pretty good. So take it off the list now!

Wow... this is a SHOW and it's pretty good. Although now, it's gotten a bit too dramatic

Idiots these days.. This is a show! And it's not bad at all!

35 The Cheetah Girls: One World

I didn't watch very much of this. That's because 1) Galleria wasn't in it. It just felt like I was hampering with the mood with her absence. (Admit it, she was the only reason we watched the first one) 2) I could tell right away how this plot would go. It's the I-want-it war again. Where the three characters all want something only one of them can get. In fact, now that I think about it, I wonder if Galleria could have helped the plot... - GraphiteTail

There are too many Cheetah Girls movies. - doctorman

36 Princess Protection Program

Nice movie.Love Selena and Demi.Get this movie off the list.

I liked this one. - Anonymousxcxc

Aww... I like this one...

Good GOD, this film. First time I watched this, I actually stopped after the PPP was introduced. It was just so...stupid. That and I had a slight headache and wasn't in the mood to put up with the rest of this. - GraphiteTail

37 Invisible Sister

There's one problem with this movie that really sticks out for me: how could they not tell the difference between the two girls? They both sound different. There voices aren't even similar at ALL. The younger sister'a voice is really annoying & ugly. I'm pretty sure anybody would have caught onto that. They aren't even the same height. They have different body shapes. The younger sister's ears are also way bigger than the older sister's.

Eh. It was alright. My one complaint is the romance. While minor, it was still like almost every Disney Channel Original Movie out there. Romance, romance, and more romance. *sighs* - RiverClanRocks

It was okay, but boring, and it is an overused idea, not funny, not original, need I go on?

It's better than Descendants. - Anonymousxcxc

No really it is if you look at it from a logical standpoint. Plus they don't have a dragon that looks like it came from Barney or something. Although one minor thing that annoyed me was that Cleo's hair before the whole impersonation thing had a pink streak in it, but then she had to make that streak brown again for the impersonation thing. However long after the lacrosse game and for the rest of the movie she keeps her hair like that. I'm sorry but what the heck? Did the stylists just get lazy for the rest of the movie thinking, "alright screw it. I don't want to dye that streak of hair again, let's keep it the way it is and maybe audiences won't be able to tell the difference." - Anonymousxcxc

38 Descendants 2

This wasn't that bad

I'm only voting this just so I can comment. I actually think this is one of the best, even though it's a single.

My little sister is obsessed with this movie we watch nonstop she sings the dumb songs all the time I'm getting sick of it that and the zombies songs and I thought she had a problem with frozen

39 The Proud Family Movie

I watched this a long time ago when I was little, and I don't remember much, I know I liked it.

Hey? who put this?

40 Quints!

I actually LOVE this movie! YOU ALL SHOULD SHUT UP!

Isn't the mom like way too old to be pregnant?

That's shocking


41 Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!

Loved this movie so much. It was a movie of the last good Disney Channel show.

GLC is by far my favorite Disney show, and this was an enjoyable movie as expected. - Garythesnail

What? This movie was amazing and hilarious and I adore GLC!


42 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

I like Wizards of Waverly Place, but this has to be the most horribly written movie to ever be put on DVD and produced to any television station any day.

I agree.

43 Twitches Too

This movie was awesome!

I think it was good and really intrestid

44 The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Foodfight! brought me here. This is the same actor who plays the voice of Dex Dogtective's girlfriend(later wife*), Sunshine Goodness.

*Movie spoiled. You're welcome.

45 The Poof Point
46 You Lucky Dog
47 Jump In!

i hate it

48 Lemonade Mouth

I loved this movie along with the music!

The most horrible ear invading train wreck I have ever watched in my entire life. Bridget Mendler is a horrible actress any day. The musical are just screwed up rip off's of the original High School Musical movies. Plus, a lot of the movies Disney Channel makes are musicals.

This was great! It was one of the few Disney Channel movies I actually liked.

I hate music, but this movie was actually pretty good. It even made me cry.

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49 Adventures in Babysitting

I meant that the original is good. The new one sucks. I thought they were making a second sequel. Yes, the two previous comments are mine but I can't delete them.

This hasn't even come out yet, but it seems stupid. - Anonymousxcxc

I actually really enjoyed this movie :p. Definitely one of the best Disney movies made (that's not saying a lot but still). My friend and I can not stop watching this. Please don't put this on the list if you haven't even watched it. Don't judge a book by its cover, as they say.

According to Wikapedia, this movie is a Remake of "Adventures in Babysitting" which came out way back in 1987. I saw the original and for a 80's B flick, it was pretty good. Although given Disney's current record, they'll butcher this flick like a side of rotting beef. - Blackcat100p

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