What Others are Saying

I thought it might be fun to take a look at some other rankings. Don’t worry; with one exception they’re all mercifully shorter than mine.

  • Here’s one from Buzzfeed, which ranks all 55 movies.
  • Here’s another that ranks all 55.
  • This one ranks through Big Hero 6.
  • This one ranks through Frozen.
  • Another that ranks through Frozen.
  • This one ranks through Wreck-It Ralph.
  • This one ranks through Tangled.
  • This is the only one that’s as in-depth as mine. It ranks through Tangled, but unfortunately it still had three left to go and there hasn’t been a post on the blog in well over a year.

Looking over them you can see that even though there are some films where there is general agreement, every author’s biases and idiosyncrasies slip through. With the exception of the last one, I combined the scores of the other lists with my own to get each film’s average score. Here they are ranked by those averages. Please note that Zootopia is only ranked in three lists, Big Hero 6 in four, Frozen in six, and Wreck-It Ralph and Winnie the Pooh in seven. All other films take their average from all eight lists.

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. The Little Mermaid
  3. The Lion King
  4. Pinocchio
  5. Aladdin
  6. Frozen
  7. Sleeping Beauty
  8. Cinderella
  9. Fantasia
  10. Lady and the Tramp
  11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  12. Mulan
  13. Big Hero 6
  14. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  15. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  16. The Jungle Book
  17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  18. Tarzan
  19. Dumbo
  20. Zootopia
  21. Bambi
  22. Alice in Wonderland
  23. Lilo & Stitch
  24. Tangled
  25. Robin Hood
  26. The Rescuers Down Under
  27. The Emperor’s New Groove
  28. The Princess and the Frog
  29. Winnie the Pooh
  30. Peter Pan
  31. The Great Mouse Detective
  32. Wreck-It Ralph
  33. Hercules
  34. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  35. Fantasia 2000
  36. The Sword in the Stone
  37. Meet the Robinsons
  38. The Rescuers
  39. Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Bolt (tie)
  40. Pocahontas
  41. Treasure Planet
  42. The Fox and the Hound
  43. The Aristocats
  44. Oliver & Company
  45. Make Mine Music
  46. Saludos Amigos
  47. Melody Time
  48. The Black Cauldron
  49. Fun and Fancy Free
  50. Brother Bear
  51. The Three Caballeros
  52. Dinosaur
  53. Home on the Range
  54. Chicken Little

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What Others are Saying