Did Your Family Love Raya and the Last Dragon? Watch These 14 Movies Next!
From the adorable Tuk Tuk and the hilarious Sisu to brave and strong Raya, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is full of great lessons for the whole family. Raya’s courage in her adventures as she works to bring peace to her people is so inspiring. Personally, I admire how she learns to trust others throughout her journey. While Raya and the Last Dragon is a one-of-a-kind movie, there are several similar movies available that would make great options for your next movie night. They all have important themes that empower kids, like going out of your comfort zone to help others, not judging a book by its cover and self-discovery. For 14 options you and your family can consider watching, read ahead.
Moana‘s storyline is probably one of the most similar to that of Raya and the Last Dragon. Both Moana and Raya set out on dangerous adventures seeking a token that can save their people. They learn about themselves on their journey and (spoiler!) reunite their people at the end.
Just as Druun feed off fear and pain in Raya and the Last Dragon, the monsters in Monsters, Inc. do as well. If you want your child to watch a movie about learning to defeat fear, check out Monsters, Inc. next.
Can’t get over how adorable Tuk Tuk is? The animated version of Mulan also features a precious and hilarious sidekick: a dragon named Mushu. This movie is like Raya and the Last Dragon in that Mulan and Raya both use their intelligence and compassion to fight for people they love.
I don’t know about you, but Sisu is one of my favorite characters in Raya and the Last Dragon. If you want to watch another movie about finding a friendly dragon, check out Pete’s Dragon.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Similar to Raya, Atlantis: The Lost Empire‘s protagonist Milo sets out to find something ー namely, Atlantis, that legendary lost empire. If Raya’s determination inspired you, this movie is a great one to watch next.
Raya and the Last Dragon features a strong girl who fights for her people. Braveis similar – Merida challenges tradition and sets her own path, learning to fight evil and gaining courage along the way.
Not everything that’s typically scary always is, and we can’t judge a book by its cover. These are lessons Raya and Sophie from The BFG both learn. Sophie is surprised to find the giant she stumbles upon isn’t scary after all, and the two work together to fight against the evil giants.
Beauty and the Beast
If Raya’s journey in learning how to trust people touched you, Beauty and the Beast may touch you as well. As the two main characters, Belle and Adam, begin to trust each other, they fall in love. You’ll also get to see some shape-shifting like you did in Raya and the Last Dragon.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup and his dragon Toothless go to new territories and fight to protect their land and people, just like Raya did for Kumandra. This exciting sequel is a cute movie about friendship, family, and courageous acts you’ll do for people you love.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Dora goes on a quest to find her parents who disappeared. She navigates obstacles and discovers secrets that make for an engaging movie. This is a perfect option for viewers who appreciated the familial aspects in Raya and the Last Dragon.