The King and I

The King and I

Walter Lang

Genre: Musicals
Released: 1956-06-29
Rated: NR
Length: 2h 13min
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7.3/10
7.3
From 103 Ratings

This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner's Academy Award®-winning performance, an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein® score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.


  • The King And I

    5
    By Reed girl 72
    I never get tired of seeing this movie for lots of reasons One. The acting is superb.Two Roger's and Hammerstein's musical score. Three the location is breathtaking with scenes of women. Four. Yul Brynner as the kingWow!What charisma. And Deborah Kerr as Anna Leoneons what else can I say give this movie a ten star rating

  • This movie is great

    5
    By KbCheetah
    This movie is great, and fun. I like this movie a lot. I love all of the characters in this movie. It is a really great movie.

  • Exquisite and powerful

    5
    By Ashley7757
    This movie guts me every time. The connection between these two characters is palpable and the music takes it over the top. I grew up watching this and other Rogers and Hammerstein musicals but this story will always be my favorite.

  • Totally Worth It!!

    5
    By Distressed Whisper
    This was recommended to me by the Nostalgia Critic, and I'm so glad I checked it out! It's infinitely better than any other versions (ESPECIALLY the disney animated version) and I encourage anyone and everyone to watch it.

  • I remember...

    5
    By Jaspre
    I am only twenty-three years old, but I can remember sitting around with my grandmother and watching this when I was a little girl. I miss those days and am so happy I found this movie on iTunes. Thank you, Apple, for at least offering this :)

  • King and i

    5
    By Timmi👮👮👮
    This was the best movie ever😄😄😄😄

  • YES!

    5
    By B.Bopp
    I love this movie! It's so funny and Yul Brynner is perfect in his role as the king.

  • Breathtaking!

    5
    By PuppyPaws12
    I recommend this to EVERYBODY! It's so good! The songs are catchy, and it's just a really fun enjoyable movie! If your reading this right now please, listen to me! This movie is definitely worth YOUR money! Buy it! It will change your mood, in a good way! A really good way!

  • "Shall We Dance?"

    5
    By *emy*
    I remember the first time I saw this movie. I could not stop singing the song "Shall We Dance" for a week. I was so entranced by it. Aside from the role originally played by Gertrude Lawrence, Deborah Kerr did a fabulous job if not better in the role of Anna Leonowens. It truly is one of Rodgers and Hammersteins greatest achievements in musicals. I encourage anyone who is in musical theatre to see this because of the spectacular production and character portrayl of the king by Yul Brynner.