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The Best Musical Movies Rated G

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A list of the best G-Rated musical movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest musicals for kids are at the top. If there are any great family musical movies you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous musical movies for kids of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some family-friendly musicals that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of musicals and want to be able to watch them with your kids.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best musicals for kids?" and "What are the greatest family musical movies of all time?" and contains items like The Lion King and The Sound of Music.

Use this list if you're looking for some new musical movies that are rated G. Between musicals on Netflix, Hulu and other services, there are thousands of great musical movies that are family-friendly, so get out there and start watching. And if you love musicals, be sure to check out our list of comedy musicals.

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    The Sound of Music
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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  • 2
    Mary Poppins
    215
    69

    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    The Little Mermaid
    123
    44

    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Lion King
    128
    50

    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • 5
    Aladdin
    95
    36

    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    Singin' in the Rain
    83
    35

    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Cinderella
    74
    28

    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Great Muppet Caper
    63
    22

    The Great Muppet Caper

    John Cleese, Diana Rigg

    Released1981

    Directed byJim Henson

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  • 9
    The Prince of Egypt
    65
    24

    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    72
    33

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig

    Released1937

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

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  • 11
    Fiddler on the Roof
    72
    34

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol

    Released1971

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Cinderella
    70
    32

    Cinderella

    Ginger Rogers, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1965

    Directed byCharles S. Dubin

    Cinderella is a 1965 musical fantasy film written by Joseph Schrank and directed by Charles S....Amazon buy button
  • 13
    The Swan Princess
    60
    23

    The Swan Princess

    John Cleese, Jack Palance

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Rich

    The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film based on the ballet "Swan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    The Jungle Book
    67
    31

    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • 15
    The King and I
    62
    27

    The King and I

    Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner

    Released1956

    Directed byWalter Lang

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  • 16
    An American Tail
    57
    23

    An American Tail

    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn

    Released1986

    Directed byDon Bluth

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  • 17
    Sleeping Beauty
    61
    29

    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

    Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Charlotte's Web
    49
    18

    Charlotte's Web

    Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce

    Released1973

    Directed byCharles August Nichols, Iwao Takamoto

    Charlotte's Web is a 1973 American animated musical film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Lady and the Tramp
    59
    28

    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Peter Pan
    59
    29

    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

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  • 21
    The Aristocats
    55
    25

    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Fantasia
    63
    33

    Fantasia

    Walt Disney, Corey Burton

    Released1940

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee, Ford Beebe

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  • 23
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    62
    34

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1968

    Directed byKen Hughes

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Alice in Wonderland
    56
    28

    Alice in Wonderland

    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel

    Released1951

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy-adventure film produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    The Music Man
    55
    28

    The Music Man

    Ron Howard, Shirley Jones

    Released1962

    Directed byMorton DaCosta

    The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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