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!
Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie released in October 1998. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Rino Romano, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman, + more
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
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 was the first theatrical film based on a Disney Channel original series. The film stars Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg and Yani Gellman, and narrates Lizzie's graduation trip to Rome. At its release the film peaked at number two in the domestic box office, behind X2: X-Men United. The Lizzie McGuire Movie was released on August 12, 2003 on VHS and DVD. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly, Haylie Duff, Alex Borstein, Carly Schroeder, + more
Directed by: Jim Fall
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. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Debbie Reynolds, Jessica Lucas, Peter Wingfield, Kimberly J. Brown, Blu Mankuma, + more
Directed by: Mary Lambert
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, it became the most successful film that Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced, with a television sequel High School Musical 2 released in 2007 and the feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year released to theaters in October 2008. It is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to have a theatrical sequel. The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States for 2006. High School Musical was Disney Channel's most watched film that year with 7.7 million viewers in its ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, + more
Directed by: Kenny Ortega