Disney had such a big part in so many of our childhoods. They put out so many amazing movies that it’s easy to understand how some didn’t quite get the same level of attention.
With all the princess musicals dominating the top tier, the rest of the movies just didn’t get the same level of marketing. That didn’t mean they weren’t amazing movies though. How many of these underrated Disney movies have you seen?
1. A Bug’s Life
A Bug’s Life came out at the same time as another cartoon movie about bugs called Antz so it never really got the full level of focus from kids. It was still a pretty great movie with adorable characters, most importantly Heimlich the caterpillar.
2. The Sword in the Stone
The classic story of The Sword in the Stone deserves a bit more love than it usually gets. A lot of people haven’t even ever seen it! It’s got all that adorable classic animation you remember from your childhood and if you haven’t seen it in a while you should absolutely rewatch it.
3. The Black Cauldron
So this one may have just been a little bit too much when we were kids, but you should go back and watch it now because it is amazing. It may have just been too scary for some kids, or too awful to watch the most adorable little character sacrifice himself, but now that we are “grownups” we can handle it… right?
4. Oliver & Company
Who doesn’t love an adorable group of misfits? Especially when they are voiced by some huge names like Joey Lawrence and Billy Joel? Some of the greatest Disney songs are in this movie, but still no one seems to love it as much as they should.
5. The Fox & The Hound
I understand that you might be thinking “this movie is way too sad, I can’t watch that again!” But honestly, it’s also just so very good! It is one of the few movies that doesn’t have your typical happy ending but that’s not always a bad thing. If you really hate how sad it gets you should just watch the first part before it gets sad because it’s the cutest thing ever.
6. A Goofy Movie
Goofy and his son Max gave us an amazing story of father-and-son bonding that really deserves more love than it gets. It has so many amazing moments in it, including the purely wonderful singer, Powerline.
7. Rescuers Down Under
Taking our favorite Rescuers “down under” really takes this sequel to the next level. A lot of people actually like this sequel more than the original, which is perfectly alright because it’s absolutely awesome.
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8. Robin Hood
Robin Hood is arguably one of the best Disney movies around, and yet not many people remember it. You need to give it another watch, because it’s so well done.
Tarzan had a pretty solid soundtrack and a stellar voice cast, but something about this movie just didn’t resonate with the audiences as much as some of the other Disney movies.
10. Emperor’s New Groove
This movie originally had a very different plot, but honestly the movie is better than the original plan. It’s a movie that I still recommend to everyone I can because it is laugh out loud funny through the entire thing.
11. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
This movie takes a trip down to the lost city of Atlantis, which you would think more people would have enjoyed. It was well made, had great characters, and the story was pretty great too. It’s really just too bad no one seemed to watch this movie!
12. The Great Mouse Detective
I don’t know if the Sherlock Holmes theme of this movie was just too much for kids or if they just never heard of it. I don’t think it was marketed as well as some of the other Disney hits which is really too bad because it was an awesome movie.
The Aristocats was an absolutely adorable movie with the cutest little kittens ever. Maybe it’s just because I love animals, but I think this movie deserves more recognition for how good it is!
14. Meet The Robinsons
A lot of people didn’t bother to watch this movie because it came out a bit later, but honestly it’s something that kids and adults should all watch. It’s an absolutely heartbreaking story with a sweet ending that everyone needs to see. PLUS, it has this dinosaur:
I will defend Hercules until my dying day. It’s by far one of the best Disney movies out there and yet no one ever seems to love it as much as they should. The songs are great, the story is fun, and even though it doesn’t exactly follow the Greek myth as it was originally told, it was perfect exactly as it was.