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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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Halloweentown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Halloweentown Debbie Reynolds, Rino Romano, Kimberly J. Brown

Released: 1998

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie released in October 1998.

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The Lizzie McGuire Movie... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly, Haylie Duff

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jim Fall

The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 American teen comedy film which was released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 2, 2003. The film serves as the finale of the television series Lizzie McGuire. It ...more

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Zenon: Girl of the 21st ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Raven-Symoné, Kirsten Storms, Gregory Smith

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kenneth Johnson

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie, starring Kirsten Storms as the eponymous heroine. The film was based on the book Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century written ...more

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Cadet Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Hilary Duff, Sarah Gadon, Aimee Garcia

Released: 2002

Directed by: Larry Shaw

Cadet Kelly is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Hilary Duff. The film premiered with 7.8 million viewers. It is Duff's second starring film role, her first being Casper Meets Wendy. ...more

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Halloweentown II: Kalaba... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Debbie Reynolds, Jessica Lucas, Peter Wingfield

Released: 2001

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie released for the holiday of Halloween. This is the second installment in the Halloweentown series.

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High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, ...more

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The Luck of the Irish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Henry Gibson, Ryan Merriman, Timothy Omundson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Paul Hoen

The Luck of the Irish is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie. It has been shown in reruns each March on the Disney Channel around St. Patrick's Day.
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Smart House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Smart House Katey Sagal, Jessica Steen, Ryan Merriman

Released: 1999

Directed by: LeVar Burton

Smart House is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie about a teenage computer whiz, his widowed father, and his little sister, who win a computerized house that begins to take on a life of its ...more
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Life-Size is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
JenAnistonFriends added Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks, Jere Burns

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mark Rosman

Life-Size is a 2000 made-for-TV film directed by Mark Rosman and originally premiered on ABC. It was released to DVD and VHS in the same year. The film is a family comic fantasy starring Lindsay ...more
10
High School Musical 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school student Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) stresses over getting a job, with the price of college expenses looming on ...more

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The Thirteenth Year is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Kristen Stewart, David Alan Coulier, Brian Haley

Released: 1999

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

The Thirteenth Year is a 1999 fantasy comedy-drama Disney Channel Original Movie. It was released May 15, 1999. The film was directed by Duwayne Dunham, who has directed other children and ...more

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The Cheetah Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Vince Corazza

Released: 2003

Directed by: Oz Scott

The Cheetah Girls is a 2003 musical comedy film, the first for Disney Channel and Walt Disney Pictures, based on a bestselling series of young adult books of the same name by Deborah Gregory.

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Camp Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas

Released: 2008

Directed by: Matthew Diamond

Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Matthew Diamond and starring Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers, and Alyson Stoner. It is ...more

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Twitches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
VanessaHawelu added Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Morgane Slemp

Released: 2005

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

Twitches is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, is based on the popular Twitches book series published by Scholastic Press. Produced by Broomsticks Productions Limited, the film stars Tia ...more
15
Wizards of Waverly Place... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Selena Gomez, Maria Canals Barrera, Jennifer Stone

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lev L. Spiro

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. It was directed by Lev ...more
16
My Date with the Preside... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Elisabeth Harnois, Dabney Coleman, Will Friedle

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alex Zamm

My Date with the President's Daughter is a 1998 television film produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Walt Disney. The film premiered as part of ABC's revival of The Wonderful World of ...more

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Kim Possible: A Sitch in... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
VanessaHawelu added Dakota Fanning, Raven-Symoné, Kelly Ripa

Released: 2003

Directed by: Steve Loter

Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time is a 2003 American made-for-TV animated film about a crime-fighting high-school cheerleader named Kim Possible, who battles a band of time-traveling criminals. The ...more
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Halloweentown High is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
AndrewWilkerson added Debbie Reynolds, Frank Welker, Finn Wittrock

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé

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19
Princess Protection Prog... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

Released: 2009

Directed by: Allison Liddi

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Brink! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Erik von Detten, Geoffrey Blake, Christina Vidal

Released: 1998

Directed by: Greg Beeman

Brink! is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie set in the backdrop of aggressive inline skating.

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Lemonade Mouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Bridgit Mendler, Christopher McDonald, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Released: 2011

Directed by: Patricia Riggen

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Motocrossed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Alana Austin

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steve Boyum

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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Zenon: The Zequel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Kirsten Storms, Stuart Pankin, Shadia Simmons

Released: 2001

Directed by: Manny Coto

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24
Johnny Tsunami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Lee Thompson Young, Kirsten Storms, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Released: 1999

Directed by: Steve Boyum

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High School Musical 3: S... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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