While sitting through four hours of Gone with the Wind seems like something you can use to bolster your pseudo-cinephile personality, there are plenty of wonderful films to watch out there that don’t feel like a chore. In fact, it’s safe to say you can get your years worth of warm-hearted nostalgia by watching just about any of the many Disney animated movies.
They may not be up there with The Shawshank Redemption, but the best Disney movies tend to hit the ball out of the cinematic park. Since the release of their first animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarves back in 1937, Disney has been changing the game with animated features that break records and keep the children inside all of us feeling fulfilled—until it’s time to do our taxes again.
Though business is booming with animated works, Disney has also begun remaking classic animated films into live-action movies in recent years. With success from their remakes of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, 2019 alone will see adaptations of Dumbo, Aladdin, and the highly anticipated star-studded remake of The Lion King, because let's face it: the magic of fairytales and original songs transcends the animated genre.
With so many classics under their belt, Disney’s promise to continue growing their expansive collection of instant classics will supply today’s children with plenty of films to obsess over just as they did for us. Although the joy of watching a movie so many times that the VHS tape falls apart is long gone, we can still reminisce on the best Disney animated movies that made them the frontrunner of the genre. From 'Sleeping Beauty' to 'The Emperor's New Groove' to 'Coco,' and everything in between, here are the best Disney animated movies.