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The best Disney Channel Original Movies on Disney Plus

We've uncovered the best Disney Channel Original Movies on Disney+ to help keep boredom at bay.

By Danielle Valente
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Thinking about a marathon? The best Disney Channel Original Movies on Disney+ are a good place to start! 

From '90s classics to new favorites with the likes of Zendaya, this list has a little bit of everything: Halloweentown, Zapped, Camp Rock and much more. Fair warning: You might have a hard time figuring out where to start. 

When you're done, be sure to explore the streaming services' best Disney movies of all time (we're sure there are strong opinions about which films make the cut), Disney princess movies and family movies

The only next order of business would be figuring out the snack situation! 

Disney Channel Original Movies on Disney Plus

Even Stevens Movie
Even Stevens Movie
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1. The Even Stevens Movie

A dream getaway for the Stevens turns into a nightmare when they realize their all-expenses-paid trip is actually a stunt to get them onto a reality show. Rated TV-G. 

Halloweentown
Halloweentown
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2. Halloweentown (1998)

Marnie and her siblings are headed to Halloweentown to visit their grandmother, who just so happens to be a (good) witch. Well, what happens when Marnie discovers that she too has some of those powers? Will those forces be enough to help save Halloweentown from evil villains? Rated TV-PG. 

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Cadet Kelly
Cadet Kelly
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3. Cadet Kelly (2002)

Kelly isn't exactly what you'd picture when military school comes to mind. But is there more to the girly fashionista than meets the eye? She—and the entirety of her step father's military acaedmy—are about to find out. Rated TV-G. 

GET A CLUE
GET A CLUE
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4. Get a Clue (2002)

Lexy's journalistic coverage takes a turn: The school gossip columnist soon finds herself delving into investigative reporting to uncover the whereabouts of a missing teacher. Rated TV-G. 

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THE CHEETAH GIRLS
THE CHEETAH GIRLS
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5. The Cheetah Girls (2003)

The Cheetah Girls have their eyes on a record deal, and it seems the music deal of their dreams is about to come to fruition when they meet a popular producer. But is this newfound fame really what they had in mind? Rated TV-G. 

TWITCHES - Tia and Tamera Mowry
TWITCHES - Tia and Tamera Mowry
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6. Twitches (2005)

In true Tia and Tamera Mowry fashion, the real-life twins play separated twins at birth—this time, with a few magical elements mixed in. When they retunite in the film, the sisters realize their powers are actually stronger when they join forces. Oh, the possibilities! Rated TV-PG. 

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COW BELLES - "Cow Belles" is a Disney Channel original movie about two wealthy, free spirited teens (played by Alyson Michalka from "Phil of the Future" and her sister Amanda Michalka) whose father, owner of a major dairy operation, puts them to work to t
COW BELLES - "Cow Belles" is a Disney Channel original movie about two wealthy, free spirited teens (played by Alyson Michalka from "Phil of the Future" and her sister Amanda Michalka) whose father, owner of a major dairy operation, puts them to work to t
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7. Cow Belles

Two sisters get way more than they bargained for when they are tasked with running the family's dairy over summer vacation. Will they be up to the challenge? Rated TV-G. 

WENDY WU: HOMECOMING WARRIOR
WENDY WU: HOMECOMING WARRIOR
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8. Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior (2006)

Wendy's mind is on capturing the title of homecoming queen against her school nemesis. But high school superlatives get pushed to the side when a monk shows up and informs her that she's a female warrior reincarnated...and needs to defeat a villain. Guess that homecoming crown will have to wait! Rated TV-PG. 

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAl
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAl
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9. High School Musical

What happens when the basketball captain decides to swap the court for the stage? He and East High newcomer Gabriella are the school's new theatrical duo, and it seems like everyone gets caught up in their vocal awakening. Rated TV-G. 

CAMP ROCK
CAMP ROCK
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10. Camp Rock (2006)

Mitchie's dreams come true when she's able to attend Camp Rock. But, she's a bit thrown off by the other campers' experience. However, after a run in with Connect 3, it seems she's found her niche. Rated TV-G. 

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PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM
PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM
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11. Princess Protection Program (2009)

Disney loves a princess drama stemming from a fake country. 

Rated TV-G. 

zenon
zenon
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12. Zenon Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

Zenon is living in the year 2049 on an orbiting space station. Futuristic! She's sent to Earth when she's disobedient but needs to return to outer space when she learns that an evil, intergalactic villain intends to ruin her home. Rated TV-G. 

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THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP -
THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP -
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13. The Color of Friendship (2000)

When Mahree and Piper come together for a semester, they originally have doubts as to whether they'd be able to find common ground, considering they are from such different backgrounds. But after they put preconceived notions aside, they learn to build a strong bond. Rated TV-G. 

ZAPPED
ZAPPED
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14. Zapped (2014)

Young Zoey finds herself in a situation many women would kill for: to control men. After she has a tech glitch with her smartphone, somehow she's able to control all of the boys she's surrounded by. Talk about convenient! Rated TV-G. 

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HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY
HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY
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15. How to Build a Better Boy (2014)

Mae gets in a whole mess of trouble when she reveals to her classmates that she has a boyfriend. Considering he's a figment of her imagination, she must use her tech skills—and assistance from BFF Gabby—to remedy the situation. Thus, she creates a virtual significant other. Problem solved! Well, when a military branch sets its sights on her digital beau, things could get even messier than they were before. Rated TV-G. 

More fun for kids: 2020 Kids' movies

Dolittle
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1. Dolittle (January 17, 2020)

The famous British veterinarian Doctor Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) no longer leaves the walls of his manor—or the company of his animal pals (voiced by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard and others). But when Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) becomes sick, the doctor sets out to find a mythical island in search of a cure. Rated PG. 

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