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The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Disney Channel Original films - no Disney movies that were released in theaters.

A list of the best Disney Channel Original Movies, voted on and ranked by fans. Along with its hit live-action shows and hilarious animated series, Disney Channel offers great entertaining made-for-television films geared towards kids, tweens and young adults. The list of televised Disney Channel films below includes hit movies that launched the careers of several Hollywood stars including Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan and teen heartthrob Zac Efron.

The the best old Disney Channel movies, to popular disney channel movies from recent years, this list has them all. The top-rated cable network premiered its first original TV movie Tiger Town in 1983 under the Disney Channel Premiere Films umbrella. In 1997, Disney re-branded its made-for-TV films into Disney Channel Original Movies, which were also called DCOMs for short. Since then, a number of DCOMs have become franchise hits such as the cultural phenomenon High School Musical and the entertaining Cheetah Girls movies. The High School Musical sequel even set a basic cable record with 17.2 million viewers when it premiered in 2007. Stars of several Disney Channel series have also acted in a hit DCOM including Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato.

What are your favorite good Disney Channel movies? Take a trip down memory lane and upvote your top DCOMs below. Make sure to add any not listed or re-rank this list of the top Disney Channel movies of all time!
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Lemonade Mouth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Bridgit Mendler, Christopher McDonald, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 musical drama film based on the book of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and written by April Blair, and stars Bridgit ...more

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High School Musical 3: S... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron
High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by ...more

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Descendants is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
gamachec2 added Kristin Chenoweth, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dove Cameron
Disney's Descendants is an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie that is slated to air sometime in 2015. It is released by Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Channel Films. It stars Mitchell Hope, ...more

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Jump In! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Victoria Henderson added Keke Palmer, Corbin Bleu, Kim Roberts
Jump In! is a 2007 Disney Channel Original Movie, which premiered on January 12, 2007. It was released on Disney Channel UK on April 27, 2007. The film, starring Corbin Bleu and Keke Palmer, ...more

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Mom's Got a Date with a ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Laura Vandervoort, Caroline Rhea, Robert Carradine
Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire is a 2000 comedy horror that aired as a Disney Channel Original Movie.

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Teen Beach Movie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
JenAnistonFriends added Maia Mitchell, Ross Lynch, Barry Bostwick
Teen Beach Movie is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered July 19, 2013 on Disney Channel, starring Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell. The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico. The only Disney ...more

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16 Wishes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
VanessaHawelu added Debby Ryan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Cainan Wiebe
16 Wishes is a 2010 Canadian-American television film starring Debby Ryan and Jean-Luc Bilodeau, which premiered on June 25, 2010 on Disney Channel and July 16, 2010 on the Family Channel. The ...more
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Starstruck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Starstruck Danielle Campbell, Chelsea Kane, Abbie Cobb
Starstruck is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sterling Knight and Danielle Campbell.

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The Color of Friendship ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson, Lindsey Haun
The Color of Friendship is a 2000 television film based on actual events about the friendship between two girls; Mahree & Piper, one from the United States and the other from apartheid South ...more
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Johnny Tsunami is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Lee Thompson Young, Kirsten Storms, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Johnny Tsunami is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie. It was nominated in 2000 for the Humanitas Prize as Children's Live-Action Category. Johnny Tsunami is the predecessor to Johnny Kapahala: ...more

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Double Teamed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Mackenzie Phillips, Joey Miyashima, Teal Redmann
Double Teamed! is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the life stories of professional basketball players Heather and Heidi Burge. The film aired on the Disney Channel on January 18, ...more

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Motocrossed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Alana Austin
Motocrossed! is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie about a girl named Andrea Carson who loves motocross, despite the fact that her father finds her unsuited for the sport, being that she is ...more

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Kim Possible Movie: So t... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
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Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who ...more
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Phantom of the Megaplex ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Mickey Rooney, Taylor Handley, Caitlin Wachs
Phantom of the Megaplex is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie, produced by the Disney Channel. With a title and concept very loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera, the film concerns ...more

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Hannah Montana: The Movi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
blackparade added Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks
Hannah Montana: The Movie is a 2009 American musical comedy-drama film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana, which was released on April 10, 2009, by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Geek Charming is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
assassin7413 added Sarah Hyland, Sasha Pieterse, Lili Simmons
Geek Charming is a 2011 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the novel by Robin Palmer. The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and was written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy. It ...more
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Pixel Perfect is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Leah Pipes, Raviv Ullman, Spencer Redford
Pixel Perfect is a 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie. It aired in the United States on January 16, 2004 and in the United Kingdom on January 21, 2004. This is the 50th Disney Channel Original

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Wendy Wu: Homecoming War... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Brenda Song, Anna Hutchison, Justin Chon
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior is a 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Brenda Song and Shin Koyamada. Koyamada plays a Chinese monk who visits the title character, an American teenager ...more
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Descendants 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
weemorgy67 added Descendants 2 Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson

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Cloud 9 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
nstelzer23 added Dove Cameron, Luke Benward
Cloud 9 is a 2014 American television film by Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Paul Hoen and written by Justin Ware, Don D. Scott and Katie Wech. It stars Luke Benward, Dove Cameron, ...more
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Susie Q is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Shelley Long, Amy Jo Johnson, Andrea Libman
Susie Q is a 1996 Super RTL Original movie that aired on Disney Channel frequently in the mid 1990s. Justin Whalin, Amy Jo Johnson and Shelley Long starred. The movie told the story of a ...more
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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Lois Chiles
Wish Upon a Star is a 1996 television film directed by Blair Treu, written by Jessica Barondes, and starring Katherine Heigl and Danielle Harris. It focuses on two teenage sisters that magically ...more

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Zenon: Z3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
AndrewWilkerson added Raven-Symoné, Kirsten Storms, Stuart Pankin
Zenon: Z3 is the third and final installment of the Disney Channel's "Zenon" television film series, following Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Zenon: The Zequel. It was released on ...more
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Don't Look Under the Bed... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Stephen Tobolowsky, Steve Valentine, Robin Riker
Don't Look Under The Bed is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie. It is also the Disney Channel's second and final attempt at a horror film released by Disney. This film was the first DCOM to be ...more

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Zapped is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
marilu283 added Zendaya, Aleks Paunovic, Spencer Boldman
Zapped is a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the tween fiction novel Boys Are Dogs. The movie began production in early August 2013. It will premiere in 2014. Zendaya portrays the lead ...more