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List Rules The best non-animated films released under the Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Productions labels

What are the best Disney live action movies? While Disney has put out some of the most incredible, memorable animated feature films of all time, it has also released some remarkable live action films. Some of the live action Walt Disney movies listed here date back several decades; others are more modern classics. One thing they all have in common? They are wildly popular. Vote for your favorites, vote down any you didn't like and, of course, please add any great Disney live action movies that are missing.

Just as Disney's animated movies are almost always top notch, with awesome Disney princesses and menacing animated Disney villains, so are the Disney live action films.

Some of the excellent live action Disney movies listed here have a bit of cartoon action in them, but overall, they qualify. One good example is 1964's 'Mary Poppins,' certainly among the greatest of Disney's live action offerings but also one of the best musical movies of all time, too. Fans of sports films will notice that many of Disney's best live action films are also among the most inspirational sports movies ever -- 'Miracle,' 'Remember the Titans' and 'The Mighty Ducks' come to mind immediately.

Disney has also produced several first-rate live action film franchises, including 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' the 'Chronicles of Narnia' and the 'National Treasure' movies. All of these movies could be considered among Disney's best, but this is about you -- what do *you* think is the best? Start voting, and enjoy reminiscing about some of Disney's most wonderful, non-animated movies. Fun for the whole family!
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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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422 196
The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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384 194
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Maleficent Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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274 141
Saving Mr. Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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101 Dalmatians Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

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365 215
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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407 256
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

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299 200
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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428 165
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The Santa Clause Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

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350 192
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Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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467 191
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The Parent Trap Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

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388 249
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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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279 199
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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

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334 125
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch

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246 208
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Old Yeller Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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298 204
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Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

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288 206
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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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278 121
Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

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215 63
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Cinderella Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

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243 142
Pirates of the Caribbean: On S... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer

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271 158
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The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

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238 135
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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256 94
Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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The Shaggy Dog [1959] Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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208 129
The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Santa Clause 2 Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

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173 102
The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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190 94
The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Muppet Christmas Carol Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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197 170
George of the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
George of the Jungle Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

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Flubber Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton

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241 190
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The Mighty Ducks Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

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186 164
Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
CareyNigh added Pete's Dragon Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

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219 164
Sky High is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Sky High Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter

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205 93
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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191 82
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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167 93
Muppet Treasure Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders

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207 131
Escape to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disney Live-Action Movies
Escape to Witch Mountain Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

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Tron Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

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163 173
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The Love Bug Buddy Hackett, Dean Jones, Michele Lee

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230 130
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Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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164 189
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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Keri Russell, Rick Moranis, Julia Sweeney

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The Rocketeer Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin