Top 10 Best Disney Couples of All Time, Ranked

Last updated September 22nd 2023

Top 10 Disney Couples

The Prince awoke Snow White with True Love's Kiss in Disney's first full-length animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Since then many other Disney couples have lit up the big screen. Using the criteria listed below, we rank the top 10 best of the best: the most likeable, romantically compatible Disney couples from the Disney animated canon.

Criteria: odds of meeting, obstacles overcome, friendship and likeability as a couple

List of the Top 10 Best Disney Couples

Snow White and the Prince
Snow White and the Prince

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Odds of meeting: A prince and a princess with a penchant for singing and romance are just bound to meet.
Score: 4

Obstacles overcome: First the huntsman forces Snow White into the woods, then the evil queen sets out to poison her.
Score: 6

Friendship: The kiss that awakens Snow White proves that she and the prince are each other's true love, but it's unclear how well they know each other.
Score: 6

Likeability as a couple: Unfortunately we don't see much of the two together after Snow White sends the dove from her balcony to kiss the prince.
Score: 7

Final Score: 23/40

Lady and Tramp
Lady, Tramp

Movie: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Odds of meeting: A mutt from across the tracks and a pampered cocker spaniel may at first seem like an odd couple unlikely to meet, but these two prove that opposites attract.
Score: 5

Obstacles overcome: Si and Am wreack some havoc; Tramp's recklessness endangers Lady, and aunt Sarah muzzles the poor girl, who ends up in the pound.
Score: 5

Friendship: Even wildly different personalities can get along when there is understanding and compromise.
Score: 7

Likeability as a couple: It doesn't get much cuter than two dogs sharing a meal at the back of a restaurant.
Score: 9

Final Score: 26/40

Cinderella and Prince Charming
Cinderella, Prince Charming

Movie: Cinderella (1950)

Odds of meeting: The prince issues an invitation to every eligible young woman in the kingdom to attend the ball - good thing Lady Tremaine and her daughters fail in their efforts to stack the odds against sweet Cinderella.
Score: 6

Obstacles overcome: Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters stop at nothing to prevent her from having any contact whatever with Prince Charming.
Score: 7

Friendship: Cinderella and Prince Charming have a limited time to get to know each other at the ball. But since they live happily ever after, one may safely assume that a solid friendship is eventually formed between them.
Score: 7

Likeability as a couple: Not even the king can resist watching them dance.
Score: 8

Final Score: 28/40

Belle and Beast
Belle, Beast

Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Odds of meeting: Belle wanted more than her provincial life, but could never have dreamed she'd one day end up in an isolated, enchanted castle with a less than hospitable host.
Score: 7

Obstacles overcome: The Beast's temper and Belle's stubbornness stand in the way of breaking the enchantment, and Gaston certainly doesn't help things.
Score: 8

Friendship: The tension between them eventually dissipates, and a warm friendship takes its place, as the Beast shows Belle his library, and Belle teaches him to read.
Score: 7

Likeability as a couple: Who'd have ever thought that a snowball fight could be so charming?
Score: 7

Final Score: 29/40

Rapunzel and Flynn / Eugene
Rapunzel, Flynn

Movie: Tangled (2010)

Odds of meeting: Flynn could hardly believe his luck when he found Rapunzel's tower so cleverly hidden in the midst of the forest.
Score: 7

Obstacles overcome: Their journey to the kingdom is not without obstacles, the chief one being Mother Gothel, desperate to keep Rapunzel all to herself.
Score: 6

Friendship: They don't start out as friends, but it isn't too long before they come out of their shell and find it impossible not to like each other.
Score: 8

Likeability as a couple: Their occasional clumsiness only adds to their overall likeability.
Score: 9

Final Score: 30/40

Tarzan and Jane

Tarzan, Jane

Movie: Tarzan (1999)

Odds of meeting: An orphaned boy raised by apes in a treacherous jungle is improbable; his coming across another human in that same jungle as a young man verges on the impossible.
Score: 9

Obstacles overcome: A great many dangers lurk in the jungle, and a great many obstacles stand in their way, but their greatest challenge is bringing their two very different worlds together.
Score: 6

Friendship: Tarzan and Jane are both curious, adventurous and kind. Almost immediately they discover that they have much in common, and become true friends.
Score: 8

Likeability as a couple: As their mutual attachment grows, so does their likeability.
Score: 7

Final Score: 30/40

Simba and Nala
Simba, Nala

Movie: The Lion King (1994)

Odds of meeting: Simba and Nala were both born into Mufasa's pride, and grew up together in the Pride Lands. At a very young age, they were betrothed by their parents.
Score: 4

Obstacles overcome: The Pride Lands is a wild kingdom, full of dangers and enemies. Young Simba and Nala are chased and nearly killed by hyenas in the Elephant Graveyard, and are separated for years after Simba's evil uncle Scar forces him to flee. Later they face off against Scar and the hyenas so that Simba can reclaim his rightful place as king.
Score: 8

Friendship: As cubs, they're the very best of friends, and have wonderful adventures together. When they meet again years after Simba's escape from the Pride Lands, they find their old friendship has blossomed into love.
Score: 10

Likeability as a couple: Simba and Nala have a lot of fun together, and help each other learn and grow. They're better for knowing each other.
Score: 8

Final Score: 30/40

Aladdin and Jasmine
Aladdin, Jasmine

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

Odds of meeting: The princess and the street-rat would undoubtedly never have met had they not been so brave and daring, she by venturing outside the palace walls, he by saving her from the angry vendor.
Score: 7

Obstacles overcome: For Aladdin there is the obstacle of gaining the favour of the sultan and winning the affection of the stubborn princess. For Jasmine there is the obstacle of convincing her father to let her marry whomever she deems worthy; and for both Aladdin and Jasmine there is, of course, the evil sorcerer, Jafar.
Score: 7

Friendship: That they don't have a very great deal in common strangely seems to make their friendship stronger.
Score: 8

Likeability as a couple: Whether they're sharing a tender moment, going off on an adventure or even arguing, it's plain to see that they belong together.
Score: 9

Final Score: 31/40

Anna and Kristoff
Anna, Kristoff

Movie: Frozen (2013)

Odds of meeting: It's unlikely, but not impossible, that Anna and Kristoff would have crossed paths had Arendelle not been trapped in eternal winter.
Score: 7

Obstacles overcome: After battling the elements, fighting off wolves and escaping from a giant snow creature, Anna and Kristoff must race against the clock to save Anna's heart from freezing over.
Score: 7

Friendship: The more time they spend together the more they genuinely like each other, and the more time they want to spend together. Theirs is a pure friendship, free from any pretense.
Score: 9

Likeability as a couple: It's hard not to fall in love with Anna and Kristoff, even before they realise they've fallen for each other.
Score: 10

Final Score: 33/40

Ariel and Eric
Ariel, Eric

Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Odds of meeting: Sure, she's a princess and he's a prince, but one lives under the sea and the other up on land. Were it not for Ariel's curiosity, bravery and sheer determination, she would certainly never have met Eric.
Score: 10

Obstacles overcome: As if it weren't hard enough for Ariel to adapt to life on land and try to communicate her feelings for Eric without being able to speak, Ursula has to go and do her utmost to sabotage her efforts.
Score: 8

Friendship: As they're both spirited, enthusiastic, romantic and naturally curious, they get along easily.
Score: 8

Likeability as a couple: From the moment they meet on the beach it becomes obvious that there's something special about these two.
Score: 8

Final Score: 34/40

Here is our ranking of the top 10 best Disney Couples of all time:

  1. Snow White and the Prince (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  2. Lady and Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
  3. Cinderella and Prince Charming (Cinderella)
  4. Belle and Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  5. Rapunzel and Flynn (Tangled)
  6. Tarzan and Jane (Tarzan)
  7. Simba and Nala (The Lion King)
  8. Aladdin and Jasmine (Aladdin)
  9. Anna and Kristoff (Frozen)
  10. Ariel and Eric (The Little Mermaid)

Honourable mentions:

Robin Hood & Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
Pongo & Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
Aurora & Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)
Hercules & Meg (Hercules)
Fix-it Felix & Sgt. Calhoun (Wreck-it Ralph)
Tiana & Naveen (The Princess & the Frog)
Bernard & Bianca (The Rescuers)

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