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The Best Disney Mystery Movies 

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Updated June 6, 2020 496 votes 47 voters 1.1k views 21 items

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Looking for a family-friendly mystery film? Then check out this list of Walt Disney mystery movies. Some of these Disney mysteries will have you guessing to the end like Zootopia, where a rookie rabbit, new on the force, teams up with a street-wise fox to solve a city-wide conspiracy. There is also never a dull moment with Bernard and Miss Bianca as they travel the globe looking to rescue kids that are in trouble. But do either of these movies deserve the top spot on the list? That's up to you to decide.

You can also find Nicholas Cage on this list as he starred in the National Treasure films. Now it is time to determine the best Disney mystery movies with the help of your votes. Vote up the movies that you love and vote down the Disney mysteries that you can live without.

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The Great Mouse Detectiv... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Michener, Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements, John Musker

The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 American animated mystery film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. The ...more
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The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens

The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney ...more
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The Rescuers Down Under ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy

The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more
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That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon ...more
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The Moon-Spinners is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills, John Le Mesurier

Released: 1964

Directed by: James Neilson

The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery in a story about a jewel thief hiding on the island of Crete. The ...more
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National Treasure is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Cormac Wibberley, and Marianne ...more
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National Treasure: Book ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2004 film National Treasure and is the second part of the National Treasure franchise. It was directed ...more
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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Released: 2016

Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more
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Holes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title by Louis Sachar, with Shia LaBeouf as the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV and also starring Khleo ...more
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Candleshoe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
boyer.jasonr added Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes

Released: 1977

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Candleshoe is a 1977 Walt Disney Productions live action family film and heist film based on the Michael Innes novel Christmas at Candleshoe and starring Jodie Foster, Helen Hayes in her last ...more
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That Darn Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bob Spiers

That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a remake of the 1965 film That Darn Cat!, which in turn was based on the book Undercover Cat by ...more
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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw

Released: 2015

Directed by: Brad Bird

Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more
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Muppets Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Celine Dion

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Bobin

Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, and the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Directed by James ...more
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Now You See It... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Aly Michalka, Frank Langella, Johnny Pacar

Released: 2005

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Now You See It... is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie. The film is told in Allyson's point of view, similar to a documentary.
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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more
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Coco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
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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Trenchcoat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Margot Kidder, David Suchet, Jennifer Darling

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael Tuchner

Trenchcoat is a 1983 American action/comedy film starring Margot Kidder and Robert Hays.
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Mystery in Dracula's Cas... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Mystery in Dracula's Castle Johnny Whitaker, Mariette Hartley

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Totten

Mystery in Dracula's Castle is a 1973 tv film directed by Robert Totten.
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Return to Oz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Fairuza Balk, Piper Laurie, Nicol Williamson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Walter Murch

Return to Oz is a 1985 fantasy adventure film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books, mainly The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz. The plot begins with Dorothy's return to the Land of Oz, and her ...more
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Something Wicked This Wa... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr., Diane Ladd

Released: 1983

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 American horror fantasy film directed by Jack Clayton and produced by Walt Disney Productions from a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury based on his ...more
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The Watcher in the Woods... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Mystery Movies
Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

Released: 1980

Directed by: Vincent McEveety, John Hough

The Watcher in the Woods is a 1980 American horror mystery thriller film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. Based on the 1976 novel of the same name ...more