Best Disney Movies of All Time

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40. The Jungle Book (2016)
> Directed by: Jon Favreau
> Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley
> Domestic box office gross: $364.0 million

Director Jon Favreau scored critical acclaim with this part-CGI/part live-action remake of the Disney 1967 classic animated feature. Both the original and remake are based on Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 short story collection of the same name and follow a “man-cub” named Mowgli who is forced out of the jungle after being raised by wolves.

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39. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
> Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee
> Domestic box office gross: $93.6 million

Barbara Luddy and Larry Roberts lend their voices to the titular roles of this beloved 1955 Disney romance about a pampered uptown spaniel and a gruff downtown mutt who find an unexpected connection. This film’s classic animation holds up well with current critics, earning a 93% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. It was the first animated film shot using the ultra-wide CinemaScope lens.

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38. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
> Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
> Starring: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O’Malley
> Domestic box office gross: $144.9 million

This 1961 animated classic introduced one of the all-time great Disney villains — Cruella De Vil voiced by Betty Lou Gerson. After Cruella kidnaps a litter of 15 puppies, canine parents Pongo (Rod Taylor) and Perdita (Cate Bauer) launch a harrowing plan to get them back. Based on the children’s story by Dodie Smith, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” scores an impressive 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes but falls behind in audience score at 76%.

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37. Lincoln (2012)
> Directed by: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
> Domestic box office gross: $182.2 million

Daniel Day-Lewis won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the 16th president of the United States in this Steven Spielberg-directed 2012 biopic. Sally Field was also nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln. The film focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s final months in office as he struggles to unite the fractured nation and end slavery.

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36. Cinderella (1950)
> Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley
> Domestic box office gross: $85.0 million

Walt Disney and company adapted “Cinderella” from a folk tale with roots dating back as far as ancient Greece. This version is a comparatively whimsical tale to the original story. At the time of its release, critics lauded Disney’s lush animation. Reviewing the movie for The Chicago Tribune, Mae Tinee said it has “glowing colors to bedeck the old fairy tale.”