13 Best Musical Movies For Kids To Watch

13 Best Musical Movies For Kids To Watch

18 May 2023 | 7 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Musical movies for kids are a great source for teaching empathy, kindness, bravery, and many other crucial moral values. Musical movies are designed to have a long-lasting positive effect on your little one’s mind and also enable you to understand their musical interests. 

In this post, you will discover many classic musical movies for kids that are family-friendly and have cheerful toe-tapping music to get your little ones to dance along. So read on to check the lust and binge-watch them on a weekend.

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Mary Poppins 

Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson is considered one of the best musical movies of all time. This movie is about Mary Poppins, who is an English nanny with magical powers. She can talk to animals and also float in the air, and take your kids on magical globe-trotting adventures.

This movie has won several Academy awards and includes endearing lullabies, such as, Feed The Birds and Stay Awake.

The Wizard Of Oz

A fantasy musical adventure movie, The Wizard of Oz features Dorothy as the central character, who lives with her aunt Em and uncle Henry. Dorothy yearns to live somewhere over the rainbow and her dream comes true when her house is transported to the magical land of Oz due to a tornado.

In the land of Oz, Dorothy meets the wicked witch of the East, and the good witch of the North, and makes friends with the Scarecrow and the tin man.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a blend of music and animation and is the first movie from Disney’s Renaissance era. Ariel is a mermaid and the youngest daughter of King Triton, the ruler of Underwater. 

Ariel yearns to be with humans, and when she sees the handsome Prince Eric, she strikes a deal with the octopus witch Ursula to become a human for three days. The movie is also famous for its iconic song Part Of Your World, and your child will love this spectacular underwater world with different sea creatures and mermaids. 

The Sound Of Music

This is unarguably one of the most iconic musicals. Inspired by the beautiful tales of the Austrian von Trapp family, The Sound Of Music tells the story of Maria von Trapp, who leaves the convent to become the governess of the seven children of George von Trapp, a widower and naval officer.

The movie features classic songs, including Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Do-Re-Mi, and Something Good, which have taught generations to sing.


This movie dictates the tale of two sisters, Elsa and Anna, from the fictional Kingdom Ardendelle, and is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘Snow Queen.’ 

Elsa has magical powers and can conjure ice and snow. One night Elsa injures Anna mistakenly and freezes the entire Kingdom into eternal winter. After being branded as an evil sorceress, Elsa decides to escape, leaving behind her sister. This incident kickstarts Anna’s journey in search of Elsa, and she meets the magical snowman Olaf, ice-seller Kristoff, and reindeer Sven.

The Lion King 

Who can forget the iconic Hakuna Matata song from this movie? Well, this classic musical revolves around the central character of Simba, who is the next heir of Pride Rock, located in the African Savannah.

But things take a turn when Simba is suddenly orphaned after his evil uncle Scar kills his father Mufasa. How does Simba get back his Kingdom and ensure the safety of his tribe? Watch the movie to find out.


This movie too is an animated classic and has a fascinating story about a street thief, named Aladdin, who transforms himself into a wealthy prince with the help of a magical lamp. Aladdin meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine, who is the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah, and falls in love with her.

The movie revolves around their love story and the challenges they face as individuals and teaches kids about friendship, courage, and honesty. 

The Jungle Book

This movie narrates the story of Mowgli, who is raised by a pack of wolves in the enchanting jungles of India. In the film, Mowgli experiences some dangerous and humbling experiences as he grows up among the animals. 

The adorable characters (Baloo, Shere Khan, Bageera), the intense animal battles, and the special effects will make the movie a visual treat for your little ones. 

Alvin And The Chipmunks

Alvin and his brothers, Theodore and Simon live in a forest, and store nuts in a tree. Unfortunately, the tree is cut down, and the chipmunks are transported to Los Angeles along with the tree. 

The singing and chatty chipmunks find a new home at Dave Seville’s house, and the chipmunks impress him with their singing talent, and together they start making music together. The lovable chipmunks and their adorable voices will surely leave your kids entertained. 

Beauty And The Beast

This Disney movie is the first-ever animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Its 2017 live remake is also as romantic as the fantasy musical. 

The story is about an arrogant and selfish prince who is turned into a beast by a wicked enchantress when he refuses to give her shelter. The Beast meets Belle, a beautiful young woman, who enters his castle in search of her father, who was imprisoned for stealing a rose. While the Beast lets the father go, he demands Belle stay with him as punishment.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

This movie is based on the legendary children’s book of the same name and tells the story of five kids, who win a golden ticket to explore Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Charlie, Augustus, Veruka, Violet, and Mike go through various chocolate rooms, where Willy Wonka teaches each unruly kid a lesson. 

Charlie learns valuable morals as he explores the factory with his grandfather, and is often entertained by the ommpa-loompas, who are Willy Wonka’s cute little helpers. 


This animated musical tells the story of Miguel, a young boy wanting to be a musician. But music is banned in Miguel’s family, and they will rather have him make shoes for a living than allow him to sing. 

One day Miguel tries to steal his idol Ernesto’s guitar from the grave, and while doing so, he accidentally reaches the Land of the Dead. There, he finds his dead relatives and figures out why music is viewed as a curse in his family.


Musical movies for kids are an excellent way to teach your little ones crucial life lessons and keep them entertained. For instance, movies like The Jungle Book and The Lion King teach your kids about the importance of bravery and wildlife. On the other hand, movies like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Sound Of Music will delight your child with fascinating animations and pleasant music.

Watching these movies together will also help you bond with your little ones, and also engage with them in interesting topics.

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