- Awards: Won 2 Academy Awards & 1 Golden Globe Award
The Lion King follows the life of Simba, the son of pride leader Mufasa. Sadly, his father is killed by his jealous brother Scar after pushing off a cliff into an oncoming Wildebeest stampede. Simba’s life is also in danger, so he gets away but nearly dies as he does not know what to do to stay alive. He is befriended by a warthog named Pumbaa and meerkat named Timon. The three grow together, but as Simba gets older, he eventually wants to rejoin his tribe. With the persuading of his childhood friend Nala, he works to get control back and away from his uncle. It might be a “kid’s movie,” but it’s clearly among the classic movies of this generation.