Must-Watch Disney Movies for Kids and Adults Alike

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy at least one of these classic Disney movies. From heartwarming tales to action-packed adventures, these films have something for everyone. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a little bit of Disney magic.

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The Lion King

No matter what your age, The Lion King is a must-watch Disney movie. The story of Simba, a young lion cub who must take on the responsibilities of adulthood after his father’s untimely death, is one that resonates with both kids and adults.Aside from its powerful story, The Lion King features some of the most catchy songs in any Disney movie, including “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Hakuna Matata.” The movie also features an all-star voice cast, including Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and Nathan Lane.

Toy Story

Toy Story is a must-watch for kids and adults alike. This Disney movie follows the story of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around. The toys go on adventures, often getting into trouble, but always learning valuable lessons along the way. The movie is full of humor and heart, and teaches valuable lessons about friendship, loyalty, and family.


Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 53rd Disney animated feature film, it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”. It tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naïve snowman to find her estranged sister, Anna, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter.
Frozen won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature), two Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Let It Go”), and two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”). By January 2015, Frozen had become the highest-grossing animated film of all time with a worldwide gross of over $1.27 billion in box office revenue, its soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in the United States for thirteen non-consecutive weeks, selling 3.5 million copies in 2014 alone—becoming the best-selling album of that year—and becoming the best-selling soundtrack album ever with 4.7 million copies sold worldwide.

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Lee Unkrich, the film stars the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, and Willem Dafoe. The film tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his missing son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to accept the unpredictability of life.

The film was re-released in 3D on September 14, 2012, in honor of its 10th anniversary.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a beloved 1989 Disney movie that tells the story of Princess Ariel, a mermaid who dreams of living on land. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with Prince Eric, and must stop the evil sea witch Ursula from taking over her kingdom. The Little Mermaid is a fun and exciting movie for kids and adults alike, with great songs, amazing animation, and memorable characters.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is one of those perfect Disney movies that works for both kids and adults. Adults can appreciate the stunning animation, the gorgeous music, and the complex characters. Meanwhile, kids will love the enchanting story and all of the lovable (and sometimes goofy) creatures.

The Incredibles

This 2004 Pixar movie tells the story of a family of superheroes who are forced to retire and live a “normal” life. But when they are called back into action to save the world, they have to embrace their inner superhero once again. The Incredibles is a great movie for kids and adults alike, and it’s one of Pixar’s best-ratedfilms.


Pixar’s 2009 film “Up” is one of those special movies that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship between an old man and a young boy is sure to touch your hearts, while the stunning visuals and gorgeous animation will leave you in awe.


WALL-E is a heartwarming tale of a robot who falls in love, and it’s perfect for viewers of all ages. The film deals with some pretty heavy topics like consumerism and environmentalism, but it’s also incredibly funny and full of lovable characters.


Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 57th animated feature film in the Disney Animated Canon, it is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker from a screenplay by Jared Bush, and stars Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as Maui.

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