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The Best Disney Movies About Friendship 

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Updated July 26, 2019 1.1k votes 104 voters 2.2k views 22 items

List Rules Vote up the best Disney movies that focus on characters who are or become friends.

This list is all about ranking Disney movies about friends from best to worst by user votes. The best Disney animations about friendship come in many forms. Some films feature former rivals finding common ground and forming a friendship while others celebrate the beauty of BFFs. A few of the best Disney cartoons that help with friendships highlight the power that comes from love and trust.

What films will you find on this list of good Disney movies that deal with friends? Toy Story has to be at the top. Even the films theme song “You've Got a Friend in Me” is all about best buddies. The friendship between Bambi, Thumper, and Flower is one of the most heart-warming in all of animated cinema as shown in Disney's 1942 masterpiece, Bambi.

Dumbo is another good Disney movie about friendship and how pals can push you to be your best. The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, and Tangled also have memorable storylines about friendship.

Which Disney movie do you love to watch with your BFF? Vote the best Disney films about friendship up to the top of this list and please add any we may have missed.

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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The Many Adventures of W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

Released: 1967

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

Released: 1942

Directed by: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright, + more

Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more
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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more
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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more
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Toy Story 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal

Released: 2019

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.
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Up is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more
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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

Released: 1940

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen, + more

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the ...more
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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more
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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more
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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

Released: 1941

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, Norm Ferguson, + more

Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

Released: 1937

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, + more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more
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Christopher Robin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss

Released: 2018

Directed by: Marc Forster

Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more
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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more
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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the Arab-style folktale. Smitten with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), an ...more
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more
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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence

Released: 2016

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more
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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more
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The Princess and the Fro... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies About Friendship
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more