The Definitive Ranking of Scooby-Doo Movies Pt. 3

Come and read our penultimate part of the Scooby-Doo movie ranking!

20. Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur

You probably wouldn’t know it by its name, but this movie is extremely infamous. If you were around Twitter during 2019, you probably remember the Shaggy meme that blew up. Well, this ignited it. Shaggy gets so traumatized during one of the mysteries he can’t stop screaming, then gets hypnotized by a doctor to forget his own fear. And it’s honestly hilarious. He’s not only fearless but an unstoppable smug that changes the gang’s dynamic in a great way. There are also dinosaur ghosts, so there’s that.

19. Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire

The premise of this movie is perfect. There’s Scooby-Doo, vampires, and it’s a musical! Even if you’re not a fan of musicals like myself, the songs are pretty far between, and they are really good. My personal favorite is at the beginning, ‘’Done with Monsters’’, sung by the whole gang. There are some really fun sequences with Shaggy and Scooby being as dumb as they tend to be and Fred haunting vampires. Music was always a big part of the franchise ever since the second season of ‘’Where are You’’, it’s not even the first time the main cast goes on to sing a song out of nowhere. But it was inevitable that we were gonna get a musical.

18. Big Top Scooby-Doo!

If I’m being honest, I didn’t have high hopes for this one. Between all the playing with other genres and weird concepts, this was just…Scooby-Doo on a circus. But fortunately, the comedy carries this movie. It’s unexpectedly fun, with a nice enough mystery too! And one of the weirdest sequences in Scooby-Doo, where our dear dog turns into something pretty disturbing.

17. Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon

I like how Scooby-Doo has had many encounters with Hanna Barbera’s superhero, Blue Flacon, and each one of them feels very different from the other. This time the gang is going to a convention very much like Comic-Con to meet Shaggy’s and Scooby’s hero, the actor from the old Blue Falcon show, while a new Blue Falcon movie with another actor is being announced. It’s a pretty great story about an actor trying to regain his lost glory, and I think that’s pretty cool.

16. Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery

The best thing you can do if you want to watch this movie is go in completely blind. Don’t read anything about the plot, don’t look up a trailer, nothing. I’m only going to say it’s a trip. You’re not going to expect what they do, but almost every choice made with this movie is great. It looks like a pretty normal crossover with the gang going to a KISS amusement park and finding out there’s a mystery to solve, only to do things very differently.

15. Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

Do they really do car races at the WWE? I have absolutely no idea, but the one thing I know is this movie rules. There are certain aspects I don’t care for, like the competition going on between Daphne and Velma. But it’s a very entertaining movie, as you see Shaggy and Scooby taking part in one of the competition’s teams and trying to survive both the races and the phantom trying to kill everyone. It’s not better than the previous WWE crossover for any particular reason, just more entertaining to watch.

14. Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness

Here it is, the movie that inspired Ridley Scott to direct Alien. The gang wins a lottery that takes them into a space program from a billionaire. As people say, art imitates life, and it goes wrong, although, here, it happens when an alien gets into the spaceship and starts trying to murder the passengers, xenomorph-style. Again, some things are not cool, like the alien design, which I think doesn’t pop out enough and often looks like a random black shape. But especially, another competition between Daphne and Velma, although it concludes in a much better way. However, the atmosphere of the movie is on point, and it’s a pretty fun and unexpected adventure with some amazing settings.

13. Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

Scoobert’s newest movie! And it’s a great one. There’s a feeling of Americana horror that I love, although it lasts little and leaves place for a much more adventurous feeling, although accompanied by a very cool and bizarre setting. It’s one of the more balanced crossovers I’ve watched, as it never feels like either Courage or Scooby are sidelined to leave space for the other to shine brighter. Both have their moments and little arcs that feel very satisfying when completed at the end.

12. Sword and the Scoob

This drops the horror aspect of Scooby-Doo totally. There is a mystery, of course, but all of this takes place during the medieval times after Arthur from the Arthurian legends was already made king, as the teens sleuths are sent back in time by Morgan le Fay. This is another movie where we find out more about Shaggy’s ancestors, but surprisingly it doesn’t focus much on him. There are some awesome moments where Daphne gets to kick ass and be cute with Fred, which I always appreciate. The line these movies walk between supernatural and real people in costumes is probably the best they’ve done, in my opinion. If you ever felt like Scooby-Doo needed to check out medieval adventure off the list, this is for you.

11. Cyber Chase

Cyber Chase is the last movie from the 90s tetralogy, which are, for most, the best Scooby movies ever made. It’s also the first movie from the franchise to make the jump from traditional animation to digital, which they mix with the plot. While it is at the bottom of those movies for me, Cyber Chase is a really fun movie that managed to make the digital animation look good even when the What’s New movies struggled with it. We get to see some iconic monsters from the old cartoons as backup for one of the most charismatic villains Scooby-Doo ever had, and the gang meeting their virtual selves it’s a highlight of the franchise.

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