1. The Lion King (1994)
A lion-sized hit at the cinema when it first came out, this sparkling animation has only gone from strength to strength since—with a theatre spin-off, a remake and about a bazillion rewatches on Disney+ to its name. Simba, the lion cub who grows from young pretender to regal presence at Pride Rock, is our flawed hero; Scar, the hissable villain; Pumba and Timbo, the fun and flatulent double act who provide the laughs. It’s just never not a joy. Hakuna matata! Rated G.