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The Best Disney Movies For Boys 

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Updated July 13, 2020 1.2k votes 172 voters 10.1k views

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This list contains information about Disney movies for boys ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Disney movies for boys come in many forms. Some films feature young men deciding their own destinies while others showcase unbreakable bonds. A few good Disney movies for young boys even won Academy Awards.

What films will you find on this list of best Disney films for boys? Toy Story has to be a film that pops into your head. This timeless movie highlights the value of friendship while also unveiling a classic tale about growing up. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are among the famous actors lending their voices to the Toy Story cast. The Jungle Book is another good Disney movie for boys.

McFarland, USA is an inspiring underdog story that encourages viewers to reach for their goals. Other good Disney movies for little boys include The Lion King, James and the Giant Peach, and Ratatouille.

Which Disney movie do you recommend for young boys? Vote the best options up to the top of this list and please add any good or new films we may have missed.

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
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 Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
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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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
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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Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

Released: 1953

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Binh Le added Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
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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The Sword in the Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

Released: 1963

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Binh Le added Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Binh Le added Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Onward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Released: 2020

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Onward is a 2020 American 3D computer-animated film directed by Dan Scanlon. In a suburban fantasy world without humans and populated with elves, trolls, and sprites, where unicorns are as ...more

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Coco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

Released: 1941

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

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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

Released: 1942

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

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Newsies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Released: 1992

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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McFarland, USA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor

Released: 2014

Directed by: Niki Caro

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James and the Giant Peac... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Artemis Fowl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, Hong Chau

Released: 2020

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies For Boys
Ophelia Lovibond, Kyle Bornheimer, Craig Robinson

Released: 2020

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

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