Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)This Halloweentown sequel is, I’ll say it, even better than the first one. A charming, popular girlie-girl who becomes the “chosen one,” a Yin warrior who has to fight off an ancient dragon demon. He ends up writing and performing on behalf of his untalented friend, who plays the music off as his own to get with Roxie Andrews, a character named after the greatest rapper of all time. Though some commented that the sequel was notably darker than the original "Halloweentown," many fans wrote that they still enjoyed this fun Halloween-themed movie. The Academy Bumps Best International Feature Shortlist Up to 15. It’s streets ahead of Camp Rock, even without Demi’s star power. commented that they enjoyed the songs throughout the movie, but found the plot to be cheesy and the special effects lackluster. " Disney+’s first animated original feature returns to the world of Phineas and Ferb, the hugely popular series that ran on Disney Channel and Disney XD for nearly a decade (from 2007 to … This 2018 version makes some grave mistakes, though. Read on for every Halloween-worthy Disney Channel original movie, ranked from worst to best. This story about SoCal inline-skating teens and dueling sponsorship offers is just a whole cheerful mood and will take you out of your 2020 woes to a simpler time, when pop punk reigned. While this film isn't a work of art, it's still a fairly decent television film.". "I love this movie. 1/20. Kristi Yamaguchi cameos as herself. 59. Bad Hair Day (2015)The plot of this movie is that on the day of the prom, prom-queen hopeful Laura Marano gets swept into a rote buddy-cop comedy with an adult PI played by Leigh-Allyn Baker, all while taking her driving test and having a very bad hair day. Shy and introverted Pete becomes his high-school mascot after striking up a deal with his best friend. Yes, please. A collection of Doug's thoughts on all the Disney Channel movies he reviewed. Here’s the real mind trip, though: Jamie and her fantasy alter ego Isabella are played by sisters Kay and Danielle Panabaker, who have each appeared in multiple DCOMs and who I thought were the same person until literally now. The Other Me (2000)Andrew Lawrence clones himself and I’m thoroughly bored. ," a girl named Skylar unleashes a monster being held by her parents and discovers that she is the fifth generation of a monster-hunting family. One audience member wrote, "It sets up a good amount of material to make the idea of the TV series interesting.". Can I watch it if I don’t have TV? 36. Take it from someone who just watched every single Disney Channel Original Movie on Disney+: You think you want to revisit a Disney Channel Original Movie from your youth. I assume this is a reference to the Joker’s origin story? Aqua. The pair learn about the value of hard work as they try to save his struggling business. Also: “Larry Houdini.”. 88. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. It ends up being a meditation on the terrible realities of child stardom, which is especially fucked up considering, you know, Disney Channel. This would make an excellent double feature with Hocus Pocus or the Hillary Duff Casper, neither of which, shockingly, are DCOMs. 95. and it’s full of dead children in wheelchairs with wings, flying around(??!?!??!??!?!). Still, by the second or third food-fight scene, I was over it. Disney 1. But when they start using it, they open a black hole and the government intervenes. "For a made-for-TV movie on Disney Channel, this is a triumph. becomes a Girl Scout troop leader in order to win the affections of the popular girl. and felt it was edgier than other DCOMs. Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)Don’t Look Under the Bed was so scary, apparently, that it got a rare PG rating and eventually stopped being played on Disney Channel altogether. received many positive reviews from fans, with many praising the premise of the movie. A figure skater gets a hockey scholarship so that she can train with a renowned Russian skating coach who is very mean, so you know she’s good. Ranking Disney Channel's Best and Worst Original Movies. The phantom turns out to be Mickey Rooney, and it’s kind of sad to watch, honestly? All 101 Disney Channel Original Movies Ranked by Lesbianism. Jackson Kale. The fantastic thing about this movie is that Cousin Greg is in it. Aqua … is from Texas and is scared to ride the subway. Then they have to switch places? And “These movie characters don’t know what a phone is!” jokes don’t make me laugh quite as hard as “these Gen-Zers don’t know who Gidget is!” jokes, because the former are done to death and the latter are patently insane. Movies like Quints (that still hold their salt, but my sister made me watch it way too many times, for it to make this list). There's a reason why Wendy Wu is the fifth highest viewed DCOM of all time. In May 2016, Aubrey Page of Collider ranked each DCOM released up to that point, placing The Thirteenth Year at number 16 and calling it an "indisputable DCOM classic". There’s a lot of “bare-minimum comedy” at work here, as though the writers assumed chicken suits and fake sneezing were good enough for discerning Disney Channel audiences. Mae has a crush on Noah Centineo, but mean girl Nevaeh wants him for herself, so Mae and Gabby basically build a Westworld host to take Mae to the dance instead. the movie to be fun but thought that it featured less-than-stellar acting. Photo: Disney Channel. Under Wraps. The celebrity superstar is played by Sterling Knight, who looks like a wax figure. It was cute, but also a little overemotional," wrote one commenter. Mummies just aren’t vampire or mermaid-tier monsters. When he takes a TA job lecturing at a college because he’s Doogie Howser–style smart, he decides to reinvent himself at the local high school as “cool kid” Chaz. There’s definitely a queer reading that could be made of Million Dollar Cook-Off: Eddie’s confused about his identity and what cooking means at a pivotal age; his father shuns him and is furious with him for doing something feminine while his mother understands. Cozi Zuehlsdorff is a semi-unpleasant lead. However, her time on the ship is interrupted by news of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Meadows(!!!) This film mostly stuck with me from childhood because there’s a scene where God(?) A girl and her imaginary friend must work together to stop him. Pixel Perfect (2004)Every single episode of Black Mirror wants what Pixel Perfect has. the scores included in this list were accurate at the time of publication but are subject to change. " To their surprise, a real robot boyfriend arrives on their doorstep and chaos ensues at their high-school homecoming. 106. "The Color of Friendship" (2000) 9. One fan wrote, "The idea is so original based on Disney's own fairytale villains and was adapted perfectly into an enjoyable family movie.". Now that she knows her family's history, Skylar must battle monsters that are trying to stop her. about how sushi is yucky raw fish. Many fans of "The Proud Family" show wrote that they enjoyed the animated group's return in this full-length movie. You Lucky Dog (1998)Kirk Cameron stars in this caper about a fraud dog psychic whose body gets possessed sometimes by a dog who is also an heir to a fortune. It’s too similar a premise to Katherine Heigl’s Wish Upon a Star, which you’ll read more about shortly. Even so: Who was the audience for this movie about a bunch of teens who listen to doo-wop music and are into bowling to a humorless degree in the year 2000? 91. 46. 83. As the decades rolled on, the movies started to get way worse when it came to gender. The decision to make this puberty parable about a merman instead of a dime-a-dozen mermaid is what tips The Thirteenth Year over into iconic. Life Is Ruff (2005)Best in Show meets Cory in the House. Typical misunderstandings ensue. In "The Color of Friendship," a white South-African girl studies abroad in Washington, DC in the 1970s and lives with the family of an African-American congressman. The plot about the pitfalls of private-company-owned space exploration (hi, Elon) and British boy-band fandom still rings true today Space in general terrifies me, but Zenon made it seem like an endless sleepover. ," a white South-African girl studies abroad in Washington, DC in the 1970s and lives with the family of an African-American congressman. Some audience members commented that they found "StarStruck" to be a charming romantic comedy. In "The Jennie Project," a family brings home a chimpanzee and treats her like a human child, teaching her American Sign Language so she can communicate. 8. In "Descendants 2," the daughter of "Sleeping Beauty" villain Maleficent returns from her new home to the Isle of the Lost, where the villains had been imprisoned. Smart House (1999) The romantic tension between Sam, Ricky, and Loretta is felt. “Monster Mash” who? The main character is even named Cyrus DeBarge. A lot of this top-ten section is greatest aughties nostalgia hits, but allow me to direct... 3. Teen Beach 2 (2015)This sequel couldn’t have possibly lived up to the impossibly high expectations I had for it. Many fans found this movie to be cute and charming. , "It has catchy tunes, but what truly makes it a stand-out are its relatable, genuine characters, well-acted by a talented ensemble. Only one way to find out. One fan wrote, "Predictable, but still light and fun to watch if you want to turn your brain off.". They are bullied at school because they are tall, but they are also 29-year-old women who look nothing alike, surrounded by kids. The teenager is tired of moving around and wants to convince him to leave the Navy. This is undeniably true. They do this by reenacting the Buffy episode where everyone is turned into their Halloween costumes. One reviewer commented, "I laughed a couple of times and I found the scenes with the dog delightful, but I can't find any other reason why I would watch this film again. That is, until they trade places. 96. Also, and this is what always got me, it acknowledges the blunt reality that it would take a literal Hanukkah miracle for a team of Jewish kids to beat literally any other middle school in basketball. Chanel (Adrienne Bailon) has a single mom who loves her but pays more attention to the men she’s seeing. It’s my favorite formula, which is to say, the Buffy one. falls along the lines of how great Disney was in its glory days. As one commenter wrote, "Well acted and very satisfying for the fans of this show, with many twists and turns and interesting plot.". ", Read More: 12 things you probably didn't know about 'Halloweentown'. The high schoolers return for summer break in "High School Musical 2." Song! Kudos for that. On Halloween night, a girl finds out that she comes from a family of witches and follows her grandmother, played by Debbie Reynolds, back to her mystical home in Halloweentown. , "Well acted and very satisfying for the fans of this show, with many twists and turns and interesting plot. Read on for a ranking of the 50 best DCOMs of all time, according to audiences. Alley Cats Strike (2000)Disney Channel has made movies about every possible sport. 106. Fans wrote that they love this classic DCOM because of its catchy songs and entertaining premise. But Camp Rock original flavor ultimately has the upper hand. Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama (2005)Now this is how you do a feature-length Kim Possible DCOM. 78. 56. Every Halloween-Themed Disney Channel Original Movie, Ranked 1. wrote, "The magic, the Halloween spirit; it's all perfect for the month of October.". Tru Confessions (2002)Shia LaBeouf has his Leo–in–What’s Eating Gilbert Grape breakout moment as a teen with developmental disabilities. A clear focus on writing a story of the battle between good and evil. I was going to put this movie lower, but Hunter Harris said, “How was I supposed to learn what a hickey was without that movie,” which is as good a justification for it as any! Here’s what I didn’t care for: Can of Worms. The dreadful biology-class number, “Oh, Biology,” is probably the moment when this movie tipped over from cringeworthy and mediocre to genuinely offensive: The “over-40 soul” in a teenage body sings about getting horny for a young boy, with lyrics like “Why can’t my grown-up brain control my teenage parts?” and “I’m not in control and hunger has its say and hormones have their way” and “Though we’re both 15, he’s much too young.” Lock this movie in the Disney Vault and then set the vault on fire. 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