If your family loves belting out tunes together in the car, you’re going to love these good family musical movies! They’re filled with song and dance numbers guaranteed to get your family’s feet tapping and heart thumping in the rhythm of the beat. Whether it’s your favorite Disney movie (almost all of those are musicals, so take your pick!) or a classical Broadway-turned-big screen flick, good family musical movies are just plain fun. Check out a few of our favorites!
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Top 3 Favorite Good Family Musical Movies
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 animated musical romantic fantasy film that is based on the 1756 Beauty and the Beast French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It features the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury and Bradley Michael Pierce. Beauty and the Beast is about a smart, beautiful girl who is kidnapped by an ugly-looking beast and brought to his castle. While at the castle, Belle makes friends with a few of the staff including a candelabra, a teapot, and a mantel clock. What happens when Belle discovers that the ugly-looking beast is an enchanted prince?
Annie is a 1982 musical drama movie that is adapted from the 1977 Annie Broadway Musical. The move stars Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Geoffrey Holder and Edward Hermann. Annie is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of Annie, an orphan who resides at an orphanage that is fun by a crazy drunk woman. Annie is chosen to spend time with a politician who is trying to improve his image. Annie soon wins the heart of the politician’s staff as well as fellow politicians. When the politician offers reward money to find Annie’s biological parents, the owner of the orphanage and a few others try to get the reward money for themselves.
Enchanted is 2007 musical live-action animated fantasy romantic comedy film starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon. Enchanted tells the story of Giselle, a princess who is banned from her magical land by the evil queen. Forced to be on the streets of Manhattan, Giselle meets and develops feeling for an attorney. However, she is engaged to be married to a prince back home. Now, Giselle must figure out if she can survive romance in the real world, discovering that it takes more than just a true love’s kiss.
More good family movies for fans of musicals
- Into the Woods
- Wizard of OZ
- Happy Feet
- The Muppets Movie (any of them, actually)
- The Sound of Music
- Mary Poppins (again, any Disney movie, so I’ll stop mentioning them!)
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
- Strange Magic
- Nightmare Before Christmas
24 thoughts on “17 Delightful Movies for Families Who Absolutely LOVE Musicals”
Oliver Twist, Jungle book, chitty chitty bang bang, sound of music, Mary poppins 2. We love family musicals.
Ella Enchanted is a lot of fun–good humor too! :)
This is a great list. My girls and I will for sure watch these.
I think my daughter and her family (2 little ones, 18 months and 3 1/2 years) definitely like some of these, especially Disney ones (Frozen, of course!) Hubby is not so fond of them, so we don’t usually watch them.
I love family movies and I love musicals! These are definitely some good ones! I haven’t seen Annie yet, but I loved Enchanted and Beauty and the Beast!
I don’t like musicals. Maybe that is why I never got into Frozen. I do like Beauty and the Beast though.
Thanks for sharing this list. We love Wizard of Oz
I love musicals. Great list! I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever seen strange magic. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.
I love all of these movies! Anything with a catchy song gets me every time.
Grease is my favourite hands down! I love Wizard of Oz as well though & Mary Poppins! Another one of my favourites as a kid was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Bed Knobs & Broomsticks! :)
You definitely can’t go wrong with any of these choices. Musicals can be so much fun to watch!
What a great list. I love musicsl movies when i was young. I didn’t know now if i can still watch it the whole time
Oh no…I do not like musicals at all….LOL..I cannot stand them for more than a few minutes and then I am like okay…
I love Beauty and the Beast! This is a great list.
Wonderful list!! I just saw Grease Live the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it – so it’s my fav!!
If I am to be honest, I loved musical as a child but don’t think I could sit through one now.
I’m not a huge musical fan but I remember Annie being my favorite when I was younger.
Annie was my favorite musical when I was little and I had an incredible time being a pat of the cast when I was a teenager. I get emotional when I hear the music now.
Musicals are always fun to watch, especially with kids. They get captivated with the songs which is beautiful! I love exposing my kids to music because it’s a very good outlet. Thanks for the list!
Beauty and the Beast is one of my all time favorites! Awesome list.
One of my nieces LOVES Annie. I’ve started having my girls watch Beauty and the Beast as well as Labrynth. my girls are young yet for into the woods
What a great list! Parents would LOVE to see it, so I will share with friends who have kids.
Annie and Grease is a family favorite and Popeyes is awesome!
i’m glad you put “Grease” on the list – and not the version broadcast live the other night either! :)