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The Best Disney Channel Original Movies of All Time

Updated March 23, 2021 184.1k votes 10.9k voters 149.9k views110 items

List RulesVote 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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    Debbie Reynolds, Rino Romano
    Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie released in October 1998....  more
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    The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly
    The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 American teen comedy film which was released by Walt Disney...  more

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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
    High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film...  more

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    Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge

    Debbie Reynolds, Jessica Lucas
    Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie released for the...  more
  • 5

    Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

    Raven-Symoné, Kirsten Storms
    Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie, starring Kirsten...  more
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    Cadet Kelly

    Hilary Duff, Sarah Gadon
    Cadet Kelly is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Hilary Duff. The film premiered...  more

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    The Luck of the Irish

    Henry Gibson, Ryan Merriman
    The Luck of the Irish is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie. It has been shown in reruns...  more
  • 8

    Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

    Selena Gomez, Maria Canals Barrera
    Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama...  more
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    High School Musical 2

    Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens
    High School Musical 2 is an American musical film directed by Kenny Ortega. High school...  more

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    The Cheetah Girls

    Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon
    The Cheetah Girls is a 2003 musical comedy film, the first for Disney Channel and Walt Disney...  more

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    Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks
    Life-Size is a 2000 made-for-TV film directed by Mark Rosman and originally premiered on ABC....  more
  • 12

    Smart House

    Katey Sagal, Jessica Steen
    Smart House is a 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie about a teenage computer whiz, his widowed...  more
  • 13

    The Thirteenth Year

    Kristen Stewart, David Alan Coulier
    The Thirteenth Year is a 1999 fantasy comedy-drama Disney Channel Original Movie. It was...  more
  • 14

    Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time

    Dakota Fanning, Raven-Symoné
    Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time is a 2003 American made-for-TV animated film about a...  more
  • 15

    Camp Rock

    Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas
    Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Matthew Diamond and starring...  more

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    Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
    Twitches is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, is based on the popular Twitches book series...  more
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    High School Musical 3: Senior Year

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
    High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and...  more

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    Princess Protection Program

    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato
    Princess Protection Program is a 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Allison...  more

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    Halloweentown High

    Debbie Reynolds, Frank Welker
    Halloweentown High is a 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on Disney Channel on...  more
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    Lemonade Mouth

    Bridgit Mendler, Christopher McDonald
    Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 musical drama film based on the book of the same name by Mark Peter...  more

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    My Date with the President's Daughter

    Elisabeth Harnois, Dabney Coleman
    My Date with the President's Daughter is a 1998 television film produced by Buena Vista Home...  more
  • 22

    Descendants 2

    Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce

    2017 Fantasy/ Action Film Directed by Kenny Ortega - When the pressure to be royally perfect gets to be too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost. She discovers that Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken over as queen and that her gang is finalizing plans to bring down the barrier. 

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    Hannah Montana: The Movie

    Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift
    Hannah Montana: The Movie is a 2009 American musical comedy-drama film based on the Disney...  more

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    Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes
    Motocrossed! is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie about a girl named Andrea Carson who...  more

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    The Suite Life Movie

    Debby Ryan, Brenda Song
    The Suite Life Movie is a 2011 comedy-drama science fiction film directed by Sean McNamara,...  more