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5 Inspiring Movies Like Moana

2016

Voices: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger, and Rachel House

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Moana Waialiki is a descendant of sea navigators. Her father is the great chief of her tribe. She is the new Disney princess. Her people aren’t catching fish, and their crops are dying, something is wrong. Curious, Moana, tries to find the root of the problem. What she discovers is that Te Fiti, the goddess, has lost her heart. The demigod Maui has stolen it.

To restore food to her land, Moana has to travel the seas, just like her ancestors. She has to find the demigod Maui and manage to convince her to return the stolen heart. Moana is in for a heck of a ride.

This story is based on Polynesian mythology. The animators spared no expense, this cartoon is remarkable. For more great animation films that share a common theme with this Disney Polynesian princess, check out this list of inspiring movies like Moana.


Lilo and Stitch

2002-2006

Voices: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, and Tia Carrere

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Dr. Jumba Jookiba, a ruthless scientist, has created a superior being that can’t swim, called #626. This creature has escaped with a stolen police cruiser and is headed for Earth, in this fun addition to Moana movie suggestions. #626 lands in Hawaii, Dr. Jumba isn’t worried. The island is surrounded by water, #626 can’t get very far. Unexpectedly, a young girl named Lilo finds #626, adopts him, and calls him her dog, Stitch. Stitch makes Lilo’s life a lot more interesting with his curious and naive nature. Lilo is changing Stitch, he is becoming a whole new creature, so much that Dr. Jumba can’t use him anymore. What will happen next? Like the Moana movie 2016, this movie, called Lilo and Stitch, takes place near a beautiful ocean.


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Brave

2012

Voices: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, and Emma Thompson

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Within movie suggestions for Moana, we have to certainly find Brave. We travel to a mythical and rugged time in Scotland for this fun adventure. Merida is the royal daughter, sister to all boys, she is stubborn and impulsive. Her family wants Merida to be a perfect princess. She wants to be a warrior, in this movie about strength like Moana. A choice has been made by the brave Merida and it jeopardizes her family. Now Merida has to spring into action and fix her mistake before her choice causes too much damage. Merida is an inspiration, just like Moana, and must be added to the list of movies like Moana.


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Tangled

2010

Voices: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy

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Rapunzel is another story about a brave girl. She might not be the most recent Disney princess but she is one of the most memorable. Mother Gothel is a witch, she has trapped the blond beauty called Rapunzel high up in a tower. The reason for this is because when Rapunzel was a baby the essence of a magical flower got fused with her golden hair. The only way for the witch to stay young is to keep her locked up. Currently, Rapunzel is a teenager, her magical, blond, hair is over 70 feet long. She is sick of the tower, she wants out, she wants to see the world. As luck may have it, one day a thief enters her tower. Rapunzel convinces this charming thief to take her to the floating lights she sees on her birthday each year. A magical and magnificent journey awaits, in this magical addition to alternatives to Moana.


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Mulan

1998

Voices: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, and BD Wong

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Mulan’s heroic’s continue with Mulan II.

Mulan is based on an old Chinese folktale. In this inspiring story among movies like Moana, we learn about Mulan’s strength and determination. Mulan is brave and strong. When her weakened father is called to fight in the Hun war, Mulan knows that he will not survive. During the night, Mulan cuts her hair, dresses like a man and sneaks out. Ready to be part of the fight. Unbeknownst to Mulan, the ancestors see her trickery and have sent a tiny dragon called, Mushu, to force her to stop what she is doing. When Mushu meets Mulan, in this addition to flicks like Moana, he knows right away that this girl won’t be persuaded, so he decides to help her instead.


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The Princess And The Frog

2009

Voices: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, and Oprah Winfrey

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The Princess and The Frog is a modern retelling of the original story and it’s also a great addition to our list of movies like Moana. Tiana is a waitress that has crossed paths with the carefree Prince Naveen. When a sly voodoo witch turns Prince Naveen into a frog, Tiana is in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets transformed as well. Luckily they make quick friends with an old lady, a Cajun firefly, and a trumpet playing alligator. These new friends are going to help the Prince and Tiana get their human bodies back and break the spell. Truly unique characters make this inspiring story, called The Princess and the Frog, one of the best movies similar to Moana, and a great film for every family member.

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