The Lion King vs. Beauty and the Beast



My two favorite classic Disney films. Ugh, now THIS is a battle........

Lion King ALL the way. Two great Disney films, though.

Beauty and the Beast is a classic; a wonderful film and the cream of the crop of Disney animated movies. (That Best Picture Oscar nomination was not undeserved.) But The Lion King is absolutely my favorite traditionally animated Disney movie, no question. Definitely a couple of the best of Disney's second Golden Age of animation represented here, though.

My no, 1 Disney film vs no. 2. So yes, I'm voting for my numero uno; Ever just the same, ever a surprise, ever as before, and ever just as sure as the sun will rise.


Great films. Lion King for me.

Beauty and the Beast is one of the top ten movies ever made and by far the best animated film. Lion King might lose this one, but it is a timeless classic as well.

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Beauty and the Beast is a timeless masterpiece. The Lion King is right on its heals.

Love them both. But I gotta go with 'The Lion King'.

Lion King comes from firmer stock (Hamlet) but becomes a forgetable trudge through hip-high cliches with characters cut and pasted from central casting. Hakuna Matata? Really? Beauty and the Beast might not be the best film ever but it is more consistently itself than the Brooklyn Zoo Players presentation of Hamlet.

Just watched the blu-ray version of Beauty and the Beast and my god does that movie hold up, with the music and story... It might be because I have not seen Lion King in a while, but I have to go with Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast is good, but The Lion King is great, and my all-time favorite Disney movie. As such, my vote goes with The Lion King.

The article duking these two out seemed reasonable enough.

Lion King has great source material, voice cast, and a memorable score ... but Beauty and the Beast is just the stronger script, as far as I'm concerned, and one of my favorite movies ever.

They're both great, but two things take me out of The Lion King: Elton John, and all the comedy. If you're going to play it dark, do so, and look for comedy that comes out of those situations. Lion King really dumbed itself down with its slapstick comic-relief duo. And as for Elton John, he's just too popstar and recognizable.

The Lion King is far supirior. The Lion King wins for sure.

Really love Beast & do enjoy Lion King... though at least Beast gives it's OG source material credit. No mention of Kimba or Hamlet, Lion King?

I do like the Lion King but some how I find Beauty and the Beast more absorbing.

Definitely going with the Lion King. The Lion King holds its own against any movie out there not just other family and children animated movies.

Ugh, this is torture. However it will be Lion King for me now. However, it'll probably change.

Very difficult match-up! Undoubtedly two of the best Disney movies of all time. True classics. Both are excellent in every aspect, so what it comes down to for me is the soundtrack. I'm giving the edge to The Lion King. Is there a more soaring, epic song in Disney movies than 'Circle of Life'?

I've seen both movies very recently; The Lion King for the third time (but the first time in more than ten years), Beauty and the Beast for the very first time. I had very fond memories of The Lion King, and didn't expect much from Beauty and the Beast because the plot sounded rather trivial. However, after having watched both of them within the span of only a couple of days, I have to give some substantial credit to Beauty and the Beast. While The Lion King hasn't really aged all that well, Beauty and the Beast was surprisingly mature, even the songs didn't seem as out of place as in other Disney movies (including The Lion King). I am actually highly tempted to pick Beauty and the Beast over The Lion King, but for now, my childhood memories will probably still keep the latter in front.

Lion King, easily for me.

Lion King wins its the best Disney movie closely followed by Mulan.

Lion King is a better overall picture than Beauty and the Beast because of the magnificent and powerful score and the overall storyline. Beauty and the Beast has a terrific secondary cast with Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach, but Nathan Lane is the best Disney character not named Robin Williams.

Lion King Live is better than Lion King the movie, which is better than Beauty and the Beast.

Lion King is good, but there are too many aspects of the film that are just generic-Disney for me to truly call it a masterpiece. Beauty and the Beast, though it still has some cliche Disney flaws, is a very well done film with great supporting characters and some of the best Disney songs written.

The lion king all the way

The Lion King defeats The Beast....

I probably prefered Beauty and the Beast as a child oddly enough, but given the choice today i'd go for The Lion King.

Excellent Disney films from the early 90s. The Lion King gets my vote in a close one.

The Lion King is million times better, Beauty and the Beauty is too booring and it is only for girls.

Oh man... I'm stuck... As a kid I liked Lion King slightly more, but now I like them pretty much the same.... This is tough, maybe I'll go with Beauty and the Beast, but tomorrow I may feel different. B&B it is...

It's really hard! The Lion King is a fun film with a dark and complicated theme, such as responsibility, throne, and betrayal. On the other hand, Beauty and the Beast is a fun romantic film with a great moral message and a (bit) touch of feminism.

beauty and the beast for me

Beauty and the Beast is far and away the better of the two films. The Lion King is much more formulaic, does too many things for gags, and unnecessarily squeezes a lot of philosophical BS into the story. Beauty and the Beast is pure story-telling magic and a classic for the ages.

Beauty and the beast had a better score a better story and the way they executed the movie is very sophisticated a lot times better than the lion king, tlk is one of the best disney movies but its too overrated, beauty and the beast takes this one

Lion King, no question

To me, Beauty and the Beast was just an above average generic princess film by disney. The Lion King however, is a strong contender for best animated film ever.

Both great Disney films of the decade, but The Lion King wins easily before I change to Beauty and the Beast. Which Disney film do you like the most?

Just the classics please.

Lion King is better, but beauty and the beast if very good too, close second.



Both of them have honor for sure but i would go for Lion king


The lion king is better. Wow 90s was a decade for films including Disney.