It can be a challenge to find a great movie to watch on date night so we have come up with this list of the best romantic Disney movies to help you out. There are many great romances throughout Disney movies so we’ve rounded up the best ones into one handy place. What’s even better, is that all these movies are available to watch on Disney+ now!
These romantic Disney movies capture a broad range of what Disney has produced, including animated films, classic romance films and some of the more forgotten romantic movies. We’ve also included a few animated shorts in case you need a little romantic boost and don’t have much time.
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14 Best Romantic Disney Movies To Watch On Date Night
Who knew animated movies could be so sad? The story of Carl and Ellie is one of the most beautiful love stories that Disney has every made and will have you crying before the movie has even really started! Join Carl and the earnest Russell as they fulfil Ellie’s greatest wish of exploring the wilds of South America, and fall in love with this incredible romantic Disney movie which is available on Disney+.
10 Things I Hate About You
Not often thought about when you think of the most romantic Disney movies, 10 Things I Hate About You still stands as one of the greatest romances, and movies in general, that the Disney umbrella has ever made. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You is a delicious romcom starring the incredibly talented Heath Ledger. If you want to feel like you’re in the 90s again, you can watch this now on Disney+.
Beauty and the Beast
Whether it’s the live action or the original animated movie, Beauty and the Beast is one of the most classic romantic Disney movies there is. A beautifully told tale as old as time sees Belle and the Beast fall in love, alongside a soundtrack that is absolutely stunning. Featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters, Beauty and the Beast is a great choice for date night and both the live action and the animated version are available to watch on Disney+ now.
A Disney Channel original movie from 2010, Starstruck is the story of what happens when celebrity singer Christopher Wilde meets and falls for a regular girl. It feels like a pretty organic love story – especially for a Disney Channel original – and the film is full of catchy songs that you’ll be able to remember years later! And you can watch it right now on Disney+.
The Blue Umbrella
Whilst The Blue Umbrella may not technically be a movie, it is 6 minutes of pure romance. Who knew shorts could be so romantic? But when Pixar starting popping these gems into our movies we were hooked. The Blue Umbrella is one of the greatest and you can’t help but feel a little more romantic after watching it, which is why it deserves a place on the most romantic Disney movies list. It’s easy to squeeze a little more romance into your day as The Blue Umbrella is available to watch on Disney+.
Hercules is one of the classic animated Disney movies that often seems to be forgotten. An epic tale of one man’s fight to find his place in the world and join his family in Olympus, Hercules has a bit of something for everyone. Including some romance with one of the best Disney characters ever created, Meg. Their romance has some added dimensions which some of the other classic animated romantic Disney movies are sometimes missing. You can find it on Disney+ for a fun, romantic date night movie.
Often missed off when people think of the most romantic Disney movies, Avatar offers one of the greatest love stories in film history alongside incredible story writing, casting, and ground-breaking visual effects. Running to 2 hours and 40 minutes on Disney+, you’ll want to set aside plenty of time for this beautiful film on date night, but it is well worth it.
A modern favourite, Tangled sees the princess take matters into her own hands when it comes to her own life and love. Based on the classic tale of Rapunzel, this is an interesting retelling with a true romance running through it. Being available on Disney+ makes it a great choice for a romantic Disney movie to watch on date night.
Never Been Kissed
Another Shakespeare retelling from the 90’s, Never Been Kissed stars Drew Barrymore as a nerdy reporter who goes back to high school undercover for a lifestyle piece for her magazine. She must relive her past high school trauma but manages to find love along the way. It’s based loosely on As You Like It and is a great comedy as well as a wonderful romantic Disney movie that you can watch on Disney+ now. It also features James Franco in his film debut.
High School Musical
People love to hate on High School Musical but it is in actual fact the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever created which leads us to believe that people actually secretly love it. It’s probably due to its catchy soundtrack and casting – Zac Efron is still a lot of people’s crush! The romance between Troy and Gabrielle is also quite touching at times making it one of the best romantic Disney movies to add to your list for date night. All 3 High School Musicals are available to watch on Disney+, along with the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a Disney+ Original.
Paperman is an award winning short film that explores the idea of never giving up on love. Using a blend of traditional and computer animation techniques this black and white animated short is a stunning story. Just 6 minutes long, Paperman is the ideal romantic Disney movie to start your date night, available on Disney+.
The Princess and the Frog
If you don’t believe in love at first sight then The Princess and the Frog may just be the romantic Disney movie for you. When Tiana and Naveen first meet there is certainly no love at first sight, and, in fact, they spend most of the movie on their way to get another woman to kiss him! But whilst they do end up in love by the end, it is not their romance that is the highlight of this film. That belongs to Ray and his love for Evangeline. A true romantic movie that you can watch on Disney+.
Aladdin teaches us that love knows no boundaries when Princess Jasmine falls for the street-rat, Aladdin. Together they push back against the things trying to keep them apart and they end up getting their happily ever after. Recently remade into a live action film, Aladdin is a great choice if you’re looking for romantic Disney movies and both versions, as well as the under-appreciated animated Aladdin sequels are available on Disney+.
While You Were Sleeping
A Sandra Bullock classic, While You Were Sleeping is a great romantic Disney movie for any date night. It also features on our Best Disney Christmas Movies list as well, so if you’re having a December date night this could be a great film for you. Sandra Bullock stars as a Chicago subway worker who has loved a man from afar, until she saves his life and ends up pretending to be his fiancé. Superbly written, this is a classic movie that everyone should watch, and you can watch it now on Disney+.
Watching an incredibly romantic movie on date night can be just what you need, so we hope that you’ll be able to find a great one from this list. There are plenty of romantic Disney movies available so you should have a good supply for many date nights to come!