#9. The Lion King (1994)


– Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

– Stacker score: 94.5

– Metascore: 88

– IMDb user rating: 8.5

– Runtime: 88 minutes

“The Lion King” was so beloved that it became a long-running hit Broadway musical and was turned into a live-action movie starring Beyoncé. The story follows Simba, a lion cub set to inherit the throne as King of the Jungle—until he runs away after being made to believe he caused his father’s death. Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Jeremy Irons, and James Earl Jones all provided voices for an all-star cast.