Disney has a special place within many of our hearts, and if you are a Disney and 90s nostalgia fan, then this is just for you! Disney Channel is celebrating 100 original DCOMs or Disney Channel Original Movies this memorial day weekend by airing 51 of their most popular DCOMs. While I might not care for the recent movies and shows Disney Channel has created over the years, I definitely have connected with many of the old ones.
Today I am listing my top ten Disney Channel Original Movies, and man was this hard. Click here to see the line-up starting Friday, May 27, 2016.
I have to include an honorable mention that just didn’t make the cut: Read It and Weep. When this film came out in 2006, I did not expect much. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It teaches those who watch that fame does not account for everything and that the people around you are the ones you should truly care about and wish to keep.
#10: Pixel Perfect
There’s no way that you wouldn’t find yourself grooving or humming to the Zetta Bytes’ song: Nothing’s Wrong With Me. The movie shows that perfection is unattainable and that being who you are is far greater.
#9: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
I couldn’t make this list without including this stellar film. Aired in 1999, Zenon portrays the futuristic era as humans live in space. It’s a lighthearted film with a captivating storyline.
#8: The Ultimate Christmas Present
I can not remember the last time this movie came on Disney Channel as it is not the most popular film. However, it is so good. It combines life lessons, drama and a little added humor for a well-developed, enjoyable film.
This, by far, is the film I am itching to watch around October. It shows those who watch that being “normal” might be easy, but will it make you happy?
#6: Cow Belles
Aly and Aj star in this 2006 film as the realities of life hit them. They begin to realize that they are not the only ones living on planet earth and that caring for other people might not be so bad after all. Their song: On The Ride, which is featured in the soundtrack, encompasses this.
Oh how I was scared when I first saw this DCOM due to the “darkness.” However, I slowly began to fall in love with it once I got past that. Of course the film had to be great if it featured Tia and Tamera Mowry. “Go Twiches. Go Twiches. It’s our birthday. It’s our birthday.”
#4: Camp Rock
Demi Lovato is such an amazing singer, so it was only right to give her a leading role in a musical, and man was it a good idea. The songs are catchy, fun and a life lesson is wrapped up nicely inside. It also didn’t hurt to include The Jonas Brothers.
#3: Get A Clue
I have got to say that this is one of the most underrated DCOMs, but man-oh-man are people missing out. First off, this film definitely sparked my crave for journalism and mystery. I, for sure, wanted to dress like a fashionable new yorker, and I am sad that it is not one of the top 51 movies so that I can see it on TV. However, this had to be in my top three.
#2: Highschool Musical 2
Highschool Musical had to be somewhere in the mix, and it just so happens to be runner up. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the first film, but the second takes it way up a level. Zach Efron’s Bet on Me performance — do I need to go any further? I love this movie as I am sure many others do.
#1: The Cheetah Girls 2
If you know me well enough, this will not come as much of a shock to you. I was obsessed with the Cheetah Girls when I was younger. I know all of the songs and dances and even tried to make some of the outfits. I guess it doesn’t come as I surprise that cheetah is my favorite print. Just like Highschool Musical, I loved the first one, but the second was my favorite by far.
Let me know what your favorite DCOMs are in the comments.
(Screen grabs taken by me)