Personally, Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) were an essential part of my life growing up and they really shaped my childhood.

A Ring of Endless Light is based on a Madeleine L’Engle novel of the same name, which should be reason enough to go back and give it another shot. Add in a love triangle, telepathic dolphin communication, and the fact that it’s only 88 minutes, and you’ve got a pretty solid afternoon-in movie to watch on Disney+. This movie plays out exactly how you think it would and isn’t groundbreaking in any way, but it’s pretty stinking adorable and is super science-positive. She performs beautifully and is told she made the Olympics as her hockey team carries her off the ice…. Calvin really wants a rare comic book to complete his collection, it’s called Gotham Man which is a clear nod to Batman.

Troy feels the same way, as his thoughts linger on the girl he originally met at the ski lodge, and he begins considering if he might enjoy singing more than the sport he’s been playing his entire life. Torn between her dream and letting her newfound friends down, Katelin talks to her teammates who tell her to go to the figure skating competition. You’d think that the weird alien would make it worth remembering, but it seems like few people ever mention this movie when talking about DCOMs. They succeed in luring the Buffalo back to their preserve. Cow Belles fared well with audiences but is often overlooked because it didn't break any records and the story wasn't as original as some of the other beloved DCOMs.

Let's face it, Disney Channel was way better back in the day, no matter what the kids say these days. Remember when Kirk Cameron used to rule the Disney Channel? It's hard to believe this phenomenal DCOM was released 16 years ago. The Disney Channel has put out its fair share of sports bio-pic DCOMs over the years, but Right on Track seems to be one of the least memorable of all of the ones based on a true story.

Disney+ gives fans access to Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM); these 10 forgotten ones, however, are worth rewatching. That at least pays for their expenses, right? When she inherits a plot of land in Hawaii from her aunt, Sydney, her father, and her stepmother decide to go back. Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire is a 2000 Disney Channel original movie about a thirteen-year old named Adam and his siblings. You might recognize her most as Sabrina's Aunt Hilda in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. They laugh, they fight, and they learn how to become a family. His father, Kenneth, pushes him to be the best that he can be in the sport, as he is a former Golden Glove champion. But, an entire generation has now grown up associating the company with another form of filmmaking: The Disney Channel Original Movie… Meant for kids, these movies influence youth in ways that other movies can't. We’re here to show you the best and worst of the 2000s Disney films you probably forgot about. The movie stars Susan Egan as Ms. Bartlett. The movie stars Alex D. Linz as the main character. Everyone has their favorite fast food item. Even Shia LaBeouf enjoyed rewatching it. Who knows, maybe its inclusion on Disney+ will make it into some sort of cult classic. This position has been a dream come true for me. Charlie falls in love with a girl named Claire, portrayed by a young Emmy Rossum. While at first she struggles to learn and play the game, especially because it’s not her main focus or dream (she was also figure skating at the time) and the film gives a great message to kids/teens that sometimes you have to work hard and do things that you don’t necessarily want to do or even believe in to obtain your goal(s). The 2001 Disney Channel original movie premiered in December, which, of course, was right before Christmas. The movie starts out with them performing at a birthday party, to which several mistakes are made. But, an entire generation has now grown up associating the company with another form of filmmaking: The Disney Channel Original Movie. So why does it make this list of unforgotten Disney Channel movies? When Allie must team up with Miles on a school project regarding a work of literature that her parents wrote, she begins to envision Camelot and the prophecy, which states that Arthur is going to return. The original animated Disney movies are iconic, but some of their sequels are easily forgotten. I'm not afraid to admit that I still have dreams of introducing the newest DCOM premiere while drawing Mickey Mouse in the corner of the screen and you're lying to yourself if you say you've never secretly wanted to, too. However, she is still torn and ends up going to the hockey game instead of the Senior Nationals.

Eddie was the twin brother of Tru, who made a documentary for a contest about what living with her brother was actually like. There are six gorgeous puppies five of which are black and one of which is a golden retriever (which feels pretty tone deaf, but keep in mind this is 2005, around the time Janet Jackson took all the heat for that “wardrobe malfunction” while Justin Timberlake somehow got more popular). Allyson attempts to remove it for him before he is killed by Max (who kills people who wear the ring, for some reason). Related: The definitive ranking of the best Disney Channel Original Movies (as decided by YOU), Disney+ launches in United States: See complete list of movies and TV shows, Greedo gets the last word in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ on Disney+, This div height required for enabling the sticky sidebar. Years ago, if someone told me my first time voting in an election would be so important, I would think they were lying. He establishes himself as one of the fastest members, ranking their team as one of the most highly-acclaimed in the district. Aside from being a great dance film, Gotta Kick It Up is also hailed for its diversity both on and off the screen. Before the explosion of reality TV that gave way to shows about families raising multiple children, the Disney Channel Original Movie The Grover family from the DCOM Quints were doing all the work.

The twins went on to play in the WNBA. However, she ends up watching the original video of her interaction with Danny and sees some doves appear out of thin air and begins to believe him again.

Who doesn't love a movie about a leprechaun that plays basketball? GeniusAnother Disney Channel original movie revolving around a thirteen year old is the 1998 movie … In return for becoming a better person, Santa gives Nick the electric guitar he's always wanted. Recycling is more complicated than hippies bowing down to the recycle triangle. Santa and his super tall elves, portrayed by John Salley from Bad Boys II and Bill Fagerbakke who voices Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, help the girls save the day. This DCOM is extremely underrated, which is unfortunate because it is a true feel-good family film. It's about a blind high school outcast who tries out for the wrestling team and triumphs; a truly inspirational film about overcoming adversity. Another pair of Disney-famous sisters, Aly and AJ Michalka, star in this classic riches-to-rags DCOM. In the original movie’s debut, it was watched by 6.5 million viewers and sold more than 800,000 copies on DVD.

Let's start accepting that "women's work" can be anything.

Starring the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, two of the most prominent Disney stars of their time, Camp Rock was everybody’s favorite musical Disney Channel Original Movie.

We all loved him in Growing Pains, which is probably how he ended up starring in this super early DCOM.

Released in 2005, Go Figure tells the story of Katelin Kingsford, a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion ice skater. The movie starts in the best way possible, by showing a box of adorable puppies that are in a box outside of a grocery store. The movie was about Brittany who hated her boring life living in the suburbs. At home, he is an adopted child to two doting parents who want nothing more than to see Cody excel at everything that he does. Loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the film follows Andrea Carson, a young woman who dreams of being the best motocross racer but is barred from competition by her family because she's a girl. Her mother, Gwen, is incredibly against this, as well as the idea of Marnie attending a Halloween party, which sparks both confusion and anger from the young teenager.