4 of the Best Musical Movies for Teens

Today we're going to share some musical movies for teens that they'll love. And, they might even get up to dance and sing!
4 of the Best Musical Movies for Teens
Ana Couñago

Written and verified by the psychologist Ana Couñago.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

These musical movies for teens combine songs, dances, and dialogue. Many adolescents love them because they’re entertained by the movie and they can also enjoy the music, dancing, and story. In addition, while watching the movie, they can identify with the young characters in the film. 

So, what are the best musical movies for teens? We’ve created a list of some of the best-known ones. Take note!

Four musical movies for teens

high school musical

1. High School Musical

This is the quintessential musical movie for teens. It tells the story of Troy, the captain of the high school basketball team, and Gabriella, a sweet and shy girl who excels in science.

Despite their differences, they form a perfect pair, both artistically and in life. Also, they manage to surprise the school and land the lead roles in the school musical, which creates a lot of problems.

This musical starring Tory and Gabriella was a fan favorite for teens everywhere from the moment it was released. In fact, they had so much success with this movie that Disney Channel decided to make two more films about this young group of friends.

2. The Descendants

As the name suggests, this film tells the story of the descendants of some of Disney’s classic villains.

  • Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s son
  • Jay, Jafar’s son,
  • Evie, The Evil Queen’s daughter
  • Mal, Maleficent’s daughter

Ben, the son of Beauty and the Beast, inherits the kingdom from his parents. He decides to let this group of villains’ descendants coexist with the children of Disney heroes. However, this leads to many problems and they have to make some tough decisions. This is one of the best musical movies for teens because the plot doesn’t follow the norm, and the music and action are the main protagonists. 

3. Enchanted: one of the best musical movies for teens

This film was nominated for three musical Oscars and two Golden Globes for Best Actress and Best Original Song. These recognitions are due to the modern, critical and humorous way they tell a classic princess story.


Princess Giselle is transported by a spell from an evil queen to Manhattan. While there, she has to abandon her childish and cheesy customs and adapt to society. And of course, it has your typical fairytale ending: they lived happily ever after!

4. Cheetah Girls

This was the first of the musical movies for teens from the Disney Channel. It stars four friends who decide to start a music group and they work to become big pop stars.

Unexpectedly, a leading music producer discovers them and turns them into huge stars. However, they soon realize that fame and success aren’t as pretty and simple as it seems. In addition, this film teaches the value of friendship and companionship. 


Many teenagers find themselves wanting to sing and dance to the songs on the soundtrack after watching these musical movies. And, they’re not ashamed to!

This is great for their development because it’ll help them become more creative, stimulate their motor skills, build self-esteem and help them release their emotions. Also, there are even young people who discover their passion for music and dance after watching these types of films. 

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Miret, R. y Balagué, C. (2009). Películas clave del cine musical. Ediciones Robinbook.

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