Ultimate Disney Summer Movie Guide

This top tier is for the summer Disney channel original movies (DCOMS) that defined a generation and are still just as iconic a decade later as they were when they were first released. These movies all have amazing soundtracks that stand the test of time. I mean who doesn’t remember the “Hoedown Throwdown” from “Hannah Montana The Movie,” “Bet On It” from “High School Musical 2,” and “Don’t Run Away” from “Let It Shine.” At the end of the day these movies are guaranteed to make your summer a fun one.

In this tier we have the movies that aren’t the best but are still amazing. Both movies are a great representation of what we all wanted our summers to look like. “Camp Rock” and “The Cheetah Girls 2” had soundtracks and all-star casts that made these movies just as iconic as the movies in the first tier. When you can’t watch any of the movies in the first tier, watch one of these because they will give you that same classic feel -good summer DCOM feeling.

This tier is reserved for the most mid of all of the summer DCOMS. “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” and “The Suite Life Movie” were both extensions of two really popular shows at the time. The movies are great by association, but because they aren’t original ideas and are just building on old ideas that already work I don’t see them as deserving to be in the top tier. That doesn’t mean they’re bad. They’re awesome movies if you’re feeling nostalgic for the old days of Disney channel.

This bottom tier is for the bottom-of-the-barrel summer DCOMS. These movies aren’t necessarily bad, but they also aren’t good. “Camp Rock 2” is a huge disappointing step down from its predecessor “Camp Rock.” and “Teen Beach Movie” was a lazy remake of “West Side Story.” The only good parts of these movies were the Jonas Brothers and Ross Lynch. You can watch these movies a hundred times and still not know what they are about. If there’s absolutely nothing else to watch, these movies are an okay last resort.