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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 Music1
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    RatedG (USA), UK: U

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  • Mary Poppins2
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    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    RatedG, G (USA)

    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced...  more
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  • The Little Mermaid3
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    RatedG (USA)

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • The Lion King4
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    RatedG (USA)

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more
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  • Pinocchio5
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    Pinocchio

    Danny Kaye, Flip Wilson

    Released1976

    Directed byRon Field, Sid Smith

    RatedG (USA)

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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame6
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline

    Released1996

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    RatedG (USA)

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  • A Goofy Movie7
    85
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

    RatedG (USA)

    A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The...  more
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  • Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird8
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    21

    Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

    Chevy Chase, John Candy

    Released1985

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    RatedG (USA)

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  • Oliver & Company9
    80
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    Oliver & Company

    Billy Joel, Bette Midler

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Scribner

    RatedG (USA)

    Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt...  more
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  • The Great Mouse Detective10
    72
    15

    The Great Mouse Detective

    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Michener, Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements, John Musker

    RatedG (USA)

    The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 American animated mystery film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • Scrooge11
    72
    18

    Scrooge

    Alec Guinness, Albert Finney

    Released1970

    Directed byRonald Neame

    RatedG (USA)

    Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic 1843 story, A Christmas...  more
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  • Fantasia 200012
    75
    21

    Fantasia 2000

    Steve Martin, Bette Midler

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Algar, Don Hahn, Paul Brizzi, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg

    RatedG (USA)

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  • Pufnstuf13
    72
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    Pufnstuf

    Cass Elliot, Billy Barty

    Released1970

    Directed byHollingsworth Morse

    RatedG (USA)

    Pufnstuf is a 1970 feature film based on the television series H.R. Pufnstuf....  more
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  • The Nutcracker Prince14
    68
    15

    The Nutcracker Prince

    Kiefer Sutherland, Peter O'Toole

    Released1990

    Directed byPaul Schibli

    RatedG (USA)

    The Nutcracker Prince is a 1990 animated romantic fantasy film made by Lacewood Productions...  more
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  • Aladdin15
    91
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    RatedG (USA)

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more
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  • Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw16
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    Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw

    Nancy Cartwright, Tony Longo

    Released1988

    Directed byPierre DeCelles

    RatedG (USA)

    Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw is a 1988 animated feature film distributed by TriStar...  more
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  • Gay Purr-ee17
    63
    16

    Gay Purr-ee

    Judy Garland, Mel Blanc

    Released1962

    Directed byAbe Levitow

    RatedG (USA)

    Gay Purr-ee is a 1962 American animated musical film produced by United Productions of America...  more
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  • The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm18
    64
    17

    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

    Barbara Eden, Yvette Mimieux

    Released1962

    Directed byGeorge Pal, Henry Levin

    RatedG (USA)

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  • The Brave Little Toaster19
    64
    18

    The Brave Little Toaster

    Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

    Released1987

    Directed byJerry Rees

    RatedG (USA)

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  • Singin' in the Rain20
    80
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    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    RatedG (USA)

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  • The Princess and the Frog21
    68
    22

    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    RatedG (USA)

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  • Jesus Christ Superstar22
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    21

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman

    Released1973

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    RatedG (USA)

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1973 British musical film directed by Canadian film director...  more
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  • Cinderella23
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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    RatedG (USA)

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  • Funny Girl24
    61
    18

    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    RatedG (USA)

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  • The Little Prince25
    55
    16

    The Little Prince

    Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse

    Released1974

    Directed byStanley Donen

    RatedG (USA)

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