More Fantastic Family Movies Like Moana

Looking for more great family movies like Moana? Check out 5 of our favorites that feature many of the same themes!

With such original characters and themes, you might think that there aren’t many other movies like Moana out there for your family to enjoy. It’s true that it’s probably one of Disney’s most unique princess movies to date, but you can still find other great flicks for your next movie night with a lot of the same themes. The film combines adventure, comedy, fantasy and music, so we’ve chosen some other great choices that bring together similar elements. ¬†Check out our favorite other movies like Moana!

More family movies like Moana

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 computer animated movie that combines comedy, drama, music and fantasy all into one movie. It is loosely based on the 2002 book titled The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker. The movie tells the tale of Tiana, a waitress who wants to own her own restaurant. But, one day, she is turned into a frog after kissing a prince. The Princess and the Frog features the voices of Anika Noni Rose as Tiana and Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen.

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 computer animated comedy adventure movie. It takes place on a fictional Earth where dinosaurs were never extinct. The movie focuses on Arlo, a young dinosaur who befriends a young boy on his journey through rough and strange lands. The Good Dinosaur features the voice cast of Raymond Ochoa as Arlo and Jack Bright as Spot.

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 computer animated sci-fi comedy drama movie that led to the television series titled Lilo & Stitch: The Series, which aired from 2003 to 2006. The movie focuses on a young Hawaiian girl named Lilo, who adopts Stitch, a fugitive extra-terrestrial. Lilo & Stitch features the voices of Daveigh Chase as Lilo Pelekai and Chris Sanders as Stitch.


Frozen is a 2013 computer animated movie that combines fantasy, music, drama and comedy all into one movie. The movie was inspired by the 1844 fairy tale titled The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. The movie showcases the lives of two sisters, Anna the Princess of Arendelle and Elsa the Snow Queen of Arendelle. Anna sets out on a journey to rescue her sister and along the way befriends Kristoff, an iceman and Olaf, a comical snowman. Frozen features the voice cast of Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf.


Tangled is a 2010 computer animated musical, comedy, fantasy movie that is loosely based on the 1812 fairy tale titled Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. The movie is about a young princess named Rapunzel, who dreams of leaving her secluded tower, and gets her wish one day, with the help of her long hair and a handsome intruder. Tangled features the voices of Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider.

These are just a few movies like Moana that would be perfect for your next family movie night! Remember, Moana comes out in theaters on November 23rd!

Do you know of any other great movies like Moana that should be on this list? Share in the comments!

24 thoughts on “More Fantastic Family Movies Like Moana”

  1. My little niece had seen all these movies not only once but more than once. I lost track how many times she had watched them. They are all great films so can’t blame her. :)

  2. These are all great family movies for those who love the movie Moana. I have not yet seen Moana but will have to get it for my niece’s kids and watch it with them. We have seen all these other movies. Thanks for sharing the list.

  3. I haven’t seen Moana yet, but my daughter and I have watched all of the other movies and love them! We look forward to watching a new movie whenever she comes home from college!

  4. I love all of the movies listed above and can’t wait to see Moana!! I always go see a movie on Thanksgiving Day and this may be my movie for this year!!

  5. I haven’t seen The Good Dinosaur yet! Disney movies are so good; you’d think they were created for adults more than for children, haha

  6. I would really love to expose my boys to more movies with female leads so that they can see how girls can do absolutely anything–just like boys. Thanks for all of these great movie suggestions.

  7. Jennifer Van Huss

    Frozen is my favourite movie ever!! I love that movie! I am seeing a sneek peek of Moana this week! I can’t wait! Frozen may just jump down a rung!

  8. I love tangled. HAHA she had a pet lizard and I have one, too! I haven’t seen the Good Dinosaur yet, will have to watch that one. I’ve heard it’s sad. We’re lookin forward to Moana. I went to school with Dwayne Johnson so it’s always cool to see him play different characters – even the cartoon ones!

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