Every Disney Live Action Remake From Worst to Best

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

35 Responses

  1. jsebastian says:

    Still need to Pete’s Dragon. Have you seen the new Beauty and The Beast yet? Curious to see where you’d rank it on this list!

  2. aliciagaile says:

    Of the movies on this list I’ve only seen Cinderella, Maleficent, and Alice in Wonderland, but I agreed with your points on those three. Never cared for the Alice story in general. Maleficent had a great premise and chickened out by turning her into a good guy. Cinderella was sweet and heartwarming with gorgeous sets and costumes.

  3. Jason says:

    I think the worst is Maleficent. True, that Jolie did a great job in the role, but the movie was too busy and “tonally” unbalanced.

  4. I was suitably impressed with The Jungle Book and cannot wait for Jon Favreau’s version of The Lion King. Although I did love Maleficent and that would be my number 2, with Cinderella 3rd and Pete’s a dragon 5th. Xx

  5. Karandi says:

    I liked Alice in Wonderland. Okay, it was different but it was quite enjoyable (though the sequel was pretty rubbish).

  6. M.R. Miller says:

    Never was a huge fan of the animated Jungle Book but really loved the live action version. Loved the casting, particularly Bill Murray. Only other movie on this list I’ve seen is Alice in Wonderland, which I’d agree was not great. But I might watch Cinderella now based on your review. Thanks!

  7. Great list! I differ a little just because I really didn’t enjoy Maleficent. So maybe Alice in Wonderland might get a little higher for myself especially since I do like Mia Wasikowska. And I love the story of Cinderella so it might rank a little higher than Jungle Book but they are pretty much neck to neck :). Still have to see Pete’s Dragon though…hopefully soon.

    Will you be updating this ranking as more live action Disney remakes come out?

  8. Can’t even remotely agree on Alice. Loved the live-action, generally despise the cartoon–it doesn’t have a heart or a feel for Carroll’s quirkiness, just a lot of stock cartoon wackiness. Though the two are separate enough I’d count the live action version as an unrelated take on Carroll.

  9. shivamt25 says:

    Seems right. Although I liked Pete’s Dragon a little bit more than Cinderella.

  10. I actually quite liked Maleficent. It was beautiful and I liked the story be caused by I detest Disney Princesses and the message they send. Agree with you on the rest.

  11. That’s a pretty fair ranking, although I haven’t seen Pete’s Dragon yet.

    What film was Alice Through the Looking Glass based on?

    • MovieBabble says:

      It was an Alice Through the Looking Glass animated film but according to my research it was produced by an Australian Studio and not Walt Disney so it appeared that Disney was not involved

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