When I was younger, I watched the Disney Channel religiously. I was obsessed with the shows and the movie stars who were mostly my age, but I was even more obsessed with the classic Disney Channel Original Movies. Remember when they would premiere and everyone would look forward to them and then the night they came on, we would all stay in to watch them? Sigh. Those were the good days.
Looking back on some of my absolute favorite Disney Channel Original Movies, I have to admit that the plot lines are ridiculous, the acting is decent at best and basically every movie was kind of… bad. But it doesn’t matter. These movies, no matter how terrible they may be now, will always have a special place in my heart. I love them. And I wanted to watch them again, so I put together my list of 13 favorites. Check them out and I’m sorry in advance for making you procrastinate your school work.
Brink was the first Disney Channel movie that I became obsessed with. This was probably because I’ve always been in love with the idea of California, I used to think I could skateboard (I can’t) and also I had a huge crush on Erik von Detten. PS, where is he?!
I could never fully get into this movie and I think that’s because I was always way too obsessed with Hocus Pocus to care about any other Halloween movie ever. This one still haunts my TV screens every October.
Zenon, Girl Of The 21st Century
This movie absolutely makes my list of best TV movies of all time. How could it not? First of all, it introduced so many new words and second of all, it really made me want to live in space. Why is life so unfair?
The Thirteenth Year
Okay, the kid in this movie is basically the luckiest kid in the entire world because, um, he’s A MERMAID. No big deal, just my life dream. Obviously I re-watched this about 50 million times or just whenever possible.
The beginning of this movie made me want a smart house of my own, but by the end I was like, “The future? No thanks.”
Hands down my favorite TV movie of all time. I couldn’t even tell you why. All I know is that this movie inspired me to start snowboarding. I failed miserably and took up skiing instead, but that’s not the point. The point is… this is the best Disney Channel Original Movie and I’m not listening to any arguments!
I seriously wish the Lawrence brothers were still acting (are they? Am I missing something important?). This movie is one of the reasons why. And horses! This made me love horses even more.
This comes really close to winning over Johnny Tsnumai. These movies caused my obsession with Hawaii. Is it sad that the Disney Channel influenced so much of my life?
I can’t even handle the beginning of this video. It’s so ’90s Disney. This whole movie is weird, actually, but I still like it.
I actually really love that Disney had a girl doing motocross in this movie. Still, this wasn’t one of my top favorites – I was basically the complete opposite of the main character.
The Luck Of The Irish
Honestly, this movie makes me laugh so much. It is literally so ridiculous but so awesome at the same time. The most popular kid in school is really a leprechaun? I mean, half a leprechaun. I can’t even deal with it. Also, fun fact, the main actor also played Ian in Pretty Little Liars. You knew he looked familiar, right?
I’ll watch anything that stars Hilary Duff. Also, getting enrolled in military school was pretty much my worst nightmare when I was a kid. I don’t know why, it was never a possibility.
Get A Clue
Aw, guys. Remember when Lindsey Lohan wasn’t a huge mess? I really miss this Lindsay and I’m not even being sarcastic. I still enjoy this movie way, way too much.
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Which of these movies was your favorite? What did I miss? What do you miss the most about the old Disney Channel? Tell me in the comments!