Moana (2016)

Kids & Family • PG • Directed by: John Musker & Ron Clements • 108 minutes

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Viewer reviews

One of the most amazing movies I've had the pleasure of seeing
★★★★★
Milana continues to dazzle me every time I see it. Being at the last couple days of school we watch it in many classes throughout the day. I still haven't gotten tired of it and I've seen it three times today — Gymnastics5423

This is Amazing
★★★★★
5 Stars this movie is my all time favorite it was worth the almost a year wait!! — Angel_Egit.reviews

Ariella Vincetina Niemczyk
★★★★★
I think Moana will be the name for one of my kids when I am a mommy — RBN03052012

Fun for all ages
★★★★★
I was pretty impressed with Moana. The story isn't ground-breaking but it's fun and has some good humor in it. The score and the songs by Lin Manuel Miranda are catchy and really help bring the movie to life. The animation is top notch too, but it's Disney, so kind of goes without saying. Final Word: Go into the film being fully aware that it is a Disney movie that follows the formula to the "T" and you won't be disappointed. The movie is a lot of fun, but certainly not anything I would proclaim as ground-breaking. — Sveeter

Beautiful Movie
★★★★★
Great message ..... movie for all ages — Mermer63

Fell asleep
★★★★
No. Just wasn't great! It was ok, I guess. I'd rather clean than watch this movie again. — Janellaaaaaaaa

Instant favorite for daughter
★★★★★
My 1 1/2 year old daughter absolutely loves this movie. She sings along with the sounds and dances any time there is music. And from my perspective, it's actually a very good and entertaining movie as well. — Andahawk

MOANA
★★★★★
Love this movie!!!!!! — Coolatah

STUNNED
★★★★★
Holy cow what a great movie!!! I loved the theme the message and the storyline!!! So amazingly creative... When the day comes that I am looking back on my life and I see myself watching this I know that those moments were not wasted! DISNEY HAS DONE IT AGAIN FOLKS those who say otherwise are idiots and most likely critics trying to ruin Disney. THEY WILL NEVER DIE IF HAVE A SAY — Vufjddduuddjjdhdd

Great movie
★★★★★
Could have been better with a blonde white princess though.. ;) — Mike5129

Gay af nibba
★★★★
If cancer were a movie, go see gotg 2 or like the new alien movie. 😩😩😩🍆✊️💦💦💦 — Bloodkat66

Seriously
★★★★
I love this movie but it says I have 30 days to start my movie but I didn't even watch it and the next day after I rented it it said it had expired. I would give the movie a 5 but iTunes a zero. — HollyBear04

Disney classic
★★★★★
What an amazing tale to tell. The truth behind all Disney creations are magical, and inspiring. All of the Disney movies have such passion, and soul. This movie has been created with such talent. Although it may have sad moments, it was produced and written to tell us all a tale, very uplifting and could be a true fairytale. Please enjoy this movie with your family and have a wonderful time laughing with this one. I was laughing Like a young child again, it brings you back and full fills your mood and puts out a wonderful message to all Love peace and enjoy your life. Thank goodness for Disney movies This one is on the top of my chart to see again and again! — frebirdshit

A for Awesome
★★★★★
I have to admit that the first time I watched this movie I was a bit disappointed and I didn't enjoy Moana at all, but I missed the beginning part of the movie which plays a huge part of the storyline. When I watched it again, I fell in love with it because everything made sense. I love this movie:) — 2Bhonest1

Loved it!!
★★★★★
When I first saw the preview, I thought, nah I'll wait. But after I saw it! I was WOW! This movie had everything in it! It was an excellent film!! Should've seen it sooner!! — MANIFESTATIONS

I loved this
★★★★★
I saw this movie and yeah — tibetlover

The best Disney movie I've seen but that's not saying much.
★★★★
Too many twists at the end, and not enough at the beginning. Moana herself should have gotten another tattoo, not Maui A good ending though, and strong personalities. The only Disney movie I really like. — MarsLuc.

Best Disney Movie
★★★★★
Must get! — Parker Holden

Moana
★★★★★
I love this movie soooo much! I hate the dolls Maui and Moana and the chicken hehe. I also have the phone case!!! Is the best move invented! DISNEY DID A GREAT JOB!!!!❤️ — laa.12345

Awesome movie!
★★★★★
Love the message the movie is giving to (never to give up)!👍💕 — AwiiG

So GOOD
★★★★★
This is not like the other boring Disney movies! It is so funny! — OMGparrot372

Black People
★★★★
One big family like a big ole bucket of KFC. — InfiniteKO

Love it
★★★★★
Sweet and happy!!!! — dj D77

AMAZING!!!
★★★★★
Got this movie on iTunes Store for my daughter. This is the best Disney Animated Movie that I've ever watched. Good for both kids and adults :) Oh, and some scenes make you cry! ;) — MikiMinionLove

Amazing! A must watch!
★★★★★
This movie touches and dazzles me! Every culture has its folktales and the way they took a character from a folktales and put them in a movie is amazing! As a person who is a part of a younger audience I really enjoy this movie! — Super sonic girl

Watch this. Skip work. Don't sleep. Watch this.
★★★★★
Love. Love. Love. Love. You're welcome. — Admays

Moana and Maui
★★★★★
I really enjoyed this movie with my two younger brothers last night and I liked Moana. It was fun and entertaining to myself. I will love this movie always! — Jolovesgum

Amazing movie!
★★★★★
It was a great movie.the characters were great and it had memorable music.This is my favorite movie.if you have not seen it you should because it is great! — asb2718

Great! I love it BUT,
★★★★
It talks about "Gods" that children should not ask about. It's just a LITTLE to Other "Gods" stuff which I DO NOT like, but other wise it's a adventurous, fun, movie — Buggy/Alli Teague Anders

Amazing
★★★★★
This movie was awesome! I loved it.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🙂🙂🙂😇😇😇🙂🙂🙂😇😇😇🙂 — Funaddictingfabulous

ISLANDERS = RELATABLE 😂🔥
★★★★★
If your an islander I recommend this movie because you'll just die at laughing and relating to almost all of what they do and their songs are just catchy especially if you know and understand the language. Even if your not islander I totally recommend it for you so you can experience the wild islander pride of a Disney movie cause they've never had one. 🍍❤️👌🏽😏👸🏾🌺🌊☀️✨ — 🔥😋💦

Awsome movie to watch
★★★★★
It is very intresting to watch with family and friends having Cinema theatre popcorn, and enjoy the movie at the same time. I love to watch again. — Atul Saxena

Stunning
★★★★★
This movie is everything you need: emotional, funny, uplifting, historically and culturally accurate. The animation is excellent (which means a lot coming from someone who hates most 3D animation), the music is addicting, and the voice acting is superb. Most importantly, Moana is an excellent lead and a great role model for any kid. She's responsible, caring, and brave. And her sass makes this movie golden. It's also a relief to see a movie where ther character design for a teenage girl is respectful of her age (unlike Aladdin, for example; I'm still creeped out by how young Jasmine is supposed to be). The plot is great, and you can watch the movie again and again and still find something new. Everything from beginning to end is connected and well-thought out. Every detail has a significance, and the entire film celebrates rather than fetishizes Polynesian culture. I have seen this movie at least 6 times and I'm not stopping anytime soon. — E. A. Terranova

Fantastic
★★★★★
BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — 11225676236338423763389219

MY FAVORITE!
★★★★★
For me, this is hands-down the best Disney Princess movie ever. The story is great, the characters are original, the animation and color is beautiful, but the best part are the songs! Lin Manuel-Miranda is complete and total MASTERMIND. Best Disney Soundtrack in the history of Disney. — BroadwayChick_23💗

Moana is Great
★★★★★
The movie is a great one it shows moana never giving up and neither should you or if your a parent you and your kid it is worth 5 stars In my opinion so I would rent it and then if u love it I would buy it — Swimmons was here

💗🌊🙏🏻
★★★★★
BEAUTIFUL movie. Next to Zootopia, I pretty sure Moana is my new favorite! — envylightyear

FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE
★★★★★
The only other Disney movie that could compete is Mulan. I love that this movie focuses on culture, family, and doing what's right (and hard) no matter the obstacles. THIS IS A MUST WATCH AND MUST OWN. — krissiiib

I HATE THIS STUPID MOVIE
★★★★
I watched this in the theater when it first came out. I absolutely hated it and was stunned by its stupidity. This movie has no story line and is just like every other Disney kids movie: idividual saves the world. It's a waste of time and energy!!! — k4--

Love the story line
★★★★★
I love that in this movie it's more of an empowering women movie. Showing women can do anything! I just wasn't a fan of the the whole crab snail looking thing and the animation. They should have kept it the Same animation throughout the whole movie — disneygirlforlife

Beautiful, no love?
★★★★★
Wow. The hair, the water and the sand. The animation is just so detailed it already deserves to have 5 stars. But that's not all, as even in the very beginning, it was very predictable of who the 'The Chosen One' was going to be, I find the directors wanted it to be that way to cause less confusion, but, the plot was incredible and the songs just matched right in with each problem. A movie will really captures one's heart when you produce something based off of a culture. Another great movie starring Dwane Johnson! — iiMintyBunny

Bonus Features Won’t Work!!!!
★★★★
So aside from the fact that this movie is very well written and produced, iTunes fails me again with the bonus videos not working. PLEASE FIX THIS! >:( — amyhoover9

HORRIBLE!
★★★★
This movie is absolutely HORRIBLE! I've always hated Disney movies in general, but this has to be one of the worst ones I've ever seen. The plot is boring, predictable, and don't even get me started on the soundtrack. It was so cheesy and obnoxious. There were over 8 songs in less than 20 minutes. Eight!! And I despise singing. Go waste your hard-earned money on something else. — ❄️Arctic Fox❄️

Great!
★★★★★
A one of a kind movie! — bookworms95

Love!
★★★★★
We love love love this movie! — CRue5265

Beautiful
★★★★★
Another beautiful one. Definitely could relate to the goddess and her pain. — nikchardin

Amazing and Awe-Inspiring Movie
★★★★★
This movie was full of lots of fun and adventure and catchy songs that will surely make you tap your feet! Moana is an inspirational character whom all should try to model after because of her happiness and courage. Very funny moments with Haehae the chicken are sure to make anyone laugh! BEST MOVIE EVER!!! — I love Moana

Best! Gift! EVER!
★★★★★
I bought this for my older sister, and she screamed "THANK YOU SO MUCH!" and she downloaded it straight to her computer right away! Then, we watched it, and she was SO happy (I liked it to)! If you want to be a good brother (or sister),GET YOUR SIBLING THIS! IT IS AN AWESOME MOVIE! EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS AWESOME (except the "Shiny" song)! That's all I have to say. — Yoshi_Love_Inc

Moana
★★★★
Hi — Taylor Traynor

Not the best
★★★★★
The art is wonderful, the music is cheesy and not very catchy (rather reminiscent of a badly planned broadway show), and the story is slow and not all that great. Kind of disapointing after how good Frozen was. I appreciate that they were trying to do something different and they definitely had the potential to do something great. Obviously not everyone feels as I do, but that's how I see it. — the_bupp