The Best Princess Movies

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List Criteria: Any film that features a princess character

A list of the best princess movies, including live action and animated princess films, ranked by voters like you. It includes princess movies for audiences of all ages. What are the best princess movies?

These are the best princess films, including the esteemed Disney Princess movies, as well as both old and new princess movies. Princess stories are the stuff of legend. Whether it be the royalty, the glamor, the regal behavior, or the beautiful dresses, princess movies have something for everyone.

For decades, princess movies have enthralled audiences worldwide, with tales of beautiful ladies and the handsome princes who fall in love with them. And while some princesses are the stereotypical "damsels in distress," (check out this list of seven Disney princesses that make bad role models for examples), other, more modern on-screen royals prove to be tougher – they solve their own dilemmas, thank-you-very-much. One good example: One of the best Disney princesses in recent times, Princess Merida from Brave, was perfectly capable of handling everything on her own.

Not all of the greatest princess films are animated. Some, like Enchanted, Ella Enchanted, and Ever After, are set in modern times. And really, what list of the best princess movies would be complete without 1987's The Princess Bride, one of the most rewatchable movies of all time?

Okay, princess movie fanatics: Start voting, and let's decide, once and for all, which princess film is the greatest ever!
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  1. 1
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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    the people's #1 & added by emmanichole
    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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  4. 4
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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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  9. 9
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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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  10. 10
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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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  12. 12
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    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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  13. 13
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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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    Brave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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  17. 17
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    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by skylaljay
    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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    Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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    Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    The Little Mermaid II: Return ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

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    The Swan Princess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

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    Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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    Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

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    Happily N'Ever After is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

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    The Little Meramid: Ariel's Be... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by moosiclvr
    The Little Meramid: Ariel's Beginning

  30. 30
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    Tinkerbell and the Secret of t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings

  31. 31
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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

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    Barbie as the Princess and the... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes

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    Princess Protection Program is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by mewkristie
    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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    Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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    A Princess for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan

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    Mulan II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen

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    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Be... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker

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    Barbie in A Mermaid Tale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by anna george
    Nakia Burrise, Tabitha St. Germain, Emma Pierson

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    Cinderella III: A Twist in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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    Cinderella II: Dreams Come Tru... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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    Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus

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    A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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    Barbie as Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes

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    Chasing Liberty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

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  45. 45
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    Pocahontas II: Journey to a Ne... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Princess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Nicole Gale Anderson, Nora Zehetner, Devon Bostick

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    Happily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Malcolm McDowell, Carol Channing, Ed Asner

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    Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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