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Top 10 Disney Movies to Watch this Season

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I am not the biggest fan of Halloween, and I’ve never really celebrated it, but I love myself a good Disney Halloween movie. Not to mention the amazing Halloween episodes of some of my favorite shows. Disney Halloween movies aren’t the scariest, but they sure bring me some joy. Here are some of the fan favorites that I enjoy annually.

1. “Hocus Pocus”

Hocus Pocus is such a classic. It’s not a Disney movie, but as usual, Disney bought it out and then produced the sequel as a Disney+ original. As a kid, I can’t lie, this movie did freak me out a bit, but I think it’s fun, spooky and perfect for the Halloween season. Three sisters who happen to be witches come back to life. Who wouldn’t want to know more about that story? Of course, you also can’t forget the classic black cat, Binx. This movie is all sorts of fun and it’s always one of my must-watch movies around this time.

2. “Halloweentown”

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This is my favorite movie franchise. I love all four movies, but my favorite is certainly “Halloweentown High”. Something about watching Marnie discover she’s a witch and find a secret bus that takes her to Halloweentown gets me every time. “Halloweentown” is a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches, and werewolves live apart from the human world. Throughout the movies, she battles wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises. I love Sara Paxton in “Return to Halloweentown”, but Kimberly J. Brown has always been my Marnie. 

3. “Twitches”

Tia and Tamera Mowry are excellent in their roles as Alex and Camryn in “Twitches” and “Twitches Too”. Two teen witches who were separated at birth and adopted by different families meet on their 21st birthday and basically must use their powers to save the world where they were born, Coventry. The magical realm seems to always be in danger, but with these Twitches, they conquer all.  I love watching these movies every year and have been watching them since I was 6-years-old.

4. “Don’t Look Under the Bed”

Now this was a movie that always freaked me out a bit growing up, but in the best way possible. With strange things happening in Frances’ town like dogs appearing on people’s roofs, jello in the school’s pool, and alarm clocks going off early; she has to figure out how to prove her innocence. She ends up finding an older boy named Larry Houdini who turns out to be an ‘imaginary friend.’ He tells her that she is being framed by the Boogeyman. Spoiler alert, the boogeyman looks super creepy.  She goes on a whole adventure where she saves her brother from the boogeyman and turns out she knew the boogeyman all along. It’s such a wholehearted movie. It is a slower burn in the beginning, but it still ranks in the top 10 for me.

5. “Mostly Ghostly”

Now, “Mostly Ghostly” is technically a Universal Studio film based on the R.L. Stine’s kid horror series, but I saw it for the first time on Disney Channel growing up. This movie is one that I truly enjoy. There were multiple versions of the movie over the years, and I have watched them all, but nothing compares to the first one, “Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?” Max the “magician” helps a pair of sibling ghosts find their parents and battle an evil Ghost named Phears. If you want a lighthearted and adventurous, yet spooky Halloween movie, this is the one for you.

6. “Girl vs. Monster”

“Girl vs. Monster” is a thrilling movie where each monster feeds on the fear of people. Skylar has never been afraid of anything because her parents are monster hunters who have trapped her personal monster, Deimata. When Deimata gets loose, Skylar experiences fear like she’s never felt before. When her parents are taken, it’s up to her, her two best friends and her parent’s assistant to save them and the world by capturing monsters. It’s such an enjoyable movie to watch and the songs always have me singing along.

7. “Invisible Sister”

This movie is interesting. While working on a science project, high school student Cleo accidentally creates a vapor that turns a month invisible. The project was cool until her older sister accidentally drank a cup of water with the invisible moth in it. The two sisters, who have completely different personalities, learn to relate to one another and develop a stronger relationship. The movie is family-based and has such a good ending. It’s certainly one I’d watch with my younger siblings.

8. “Haunted Mansion”

I know a new version of this movie just came out, but there is nothing like the 2003 version with Eddie Murphy. First off, this movie is a classic, not to mention hilarious because of the cast members in it. I have always been a huge fan of Eddie Murphy, and this movie just adds to the list of reasons why. His family gets summoned into a mansion they are supposed to sell since they are realtors, but little did they know what was in store. I won’t say too much, but this is a must-watch for me 100%.

9. “Phantom of the Megaplex”

A teen working at the movie theater on a special premiere night finds that the films being shown are full of strange and eerie occurrences. While babysitting his younger siblings and playing host at the premier, it’s up to Pete to contend with disappearing staff, malfunctioning equipment and a broken popcorn machine. The movie gives an eerie vibe but in the best possible way.

10. “Under Wraps”

This was another movie that was redone, however, the 1997 film is a classic. It also happens to be the first Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM). Three curious teenagers and one very confused mummy collaborate through some risky adventures and a race against time to reunite the mummy with his lover. This movie is engaging, funny and adventurous; when you get the chance, don’t hesitate to watch it.


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Delinah Rosario, Eagle News Opinion Editor
Delinah Rosario is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in theater. She is very involved on campus working with organizations such as the Multicultural and Leadership Development Center as the Director of Frosh Mosh as well as serving as a worship leader with Chi Alpha, a religious organization on campus. This is her third year as the Eagle News Opinion Editor, and she plans to make it a great one. She is certified in Photoshop and also has InDesign experience. Delinah also works for Housing and Residence Life as a desk assistant in West Lake Village. She has had a love for theater and writing since she was young and has plans to pursue a career in stage performance while working in freelance editing and writing. She is excited to see what this year will hold and excited for graduation in May 2024.

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    KathyOct 19, 2023 at 3:09 pm

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