The 35 Best PG-13 Musicals

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List of PG-13 musical movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 musical movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Musical movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 musical movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Musical movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Musical films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Musical film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List movies range from Glitter to O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

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Use this list if you're looking for some new musical movies that are rated PG-13. Between musicals on Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great musical movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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Martin Scorsese and Kevin Spacey have both directed a Musical PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
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    Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan
    23 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Ol Parker
    In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

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  • The Phantom of the Opera
    2
    Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
    32 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Joel Schumacher
    The Phantom of the Opera, a haunting musical drama film, is a riveting tale of obsession and unrequited love. The enigmatic Phantom, performed with intense depth by Gerard Butler, resides in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He falls for the beautiful soprano Christine Daaé (Emmy Rossum), his protégé. Patrick Wilson plays Raoul, a nobleman vying for Christine's affection, setting up an eerie love triangle. This atmospheric movie won three Academy Awards and is renowned for its striking visuals and unforgettable music score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A compelling journey into the shadows of love, artistry, and madness awaits viewers.

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  • School of Rock
    3
    Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White
    40 votes
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Richard Linklater
    In the vibrant comedy, School of Rock, Dewey Finn (Jack Black), a passionate yet failed musician, finds himself posing as a substitute teacher at an elite prep school. Faced with a class of overachieving students, he diverts from the standard curriculum and instead instructs his pupils in the art of rock 'n' roll. The film, directed by Richard Linklater, explores themes of identity and rebellion while showcasing compelling performances from its cast. Joanna 'Joey' Mullins (Rebecca Brown) and Zack Mooneyham (Joey Gaydos Jr.) play pivotal roles as members of the makeshift band. The movie was nominated for several awards, including Best Comedy at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards.

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  • Mamma Mia!
    4
    Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth
    39 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
    Mamma Mia! is a delightfully vibrant musical comedy. Its heart beats to the rhythm of ABBA's greatest hits, led by Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep), an independent single mother running a hotel on a Greek island. The story swirls around her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), who, on the eve of her wedding, secretly invites three men from Donna's past (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård) hoping to discover her real father. Amidst this chaos, laughter and melodious mayhem ensue. A box office success, Mamma Mia! was nominated for multiple awards including two Golden Globe Awards.

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  • Footloose
    5
    Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid
    30 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Craig Brewer
    As a transplant from Boston, teenager Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) gets a big dose of culture shock when he moves to a small Southern town called Bomont. A few years prior, a fatal accident involving five youths led local councilmen and a beloved clergyman (Dennis Quaid) to enact ordinances against loud music and dancing. Ren -- never one to toe the line -- challenges the ban, simultaneously revitalizing Bomont and falling in love with the clergyman's troubled daughter (Julianne Hough).

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  • Little Shop of Horrors
    6
    Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin
    22 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Frank Oz
    In the quirky musical horror-comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) is a meek florist who discovers an unusual plant with a ravenous appetite. This peculiar specimen, which he dubs Audrey II (voice of Levi Stubbs), has a taste for human blood. As Seymour tries to satisfy the increasingly demanding plant, his life spirals into chaos. Meanwhile, he navigates his feelings for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). Directed by Frank Oz, this film offers a darkly humorous spin on the 'mad scientist' trope, blending catchy tunes with macabre themes - all set within an eccentric flower shop.