8. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - Beauty Wins
After narrowly escaping being drowned in a well like an unwanted cat as a baby, Disney’s deformed bell ringer Quasimodo is adopted by the dude who just tried to kill him and forced to live a life of solitude in Notre Dame’s belfries because those bells aren’t going to ring themselves, and also he’s far too ugly to be out in public scaring Parisians.
When good-natured gypsy Esmeralda shows him a modicum of kindness, poor Quasimodo think he may have found a person nice enough to look beyond his physical appearance but showing she’s actually about as deep as a puddle, Esmeralda ditches him in favour of a typically handsome guy.
Though the hunchback is eventually accepted by the people of Paris and can walk around without fear of being pelted with tomatoes, we can assume that he’s so repulsive that the only physical relationship he’ll be having in future is with his hand.
The lesson here? If you’re ugly, nobody will truly love you. Only a marginally less depressing story than Victor Hugo’s original novel in which Quasimodo is subjected to more public humiliation, Phoebus only want Esmeralda for sex and Esmeralda dies in the end.