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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    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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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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


    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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


    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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


    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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


    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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

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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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


    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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


    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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

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    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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


    John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

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    The Little Mermaid II: Return ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

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    Princess Protection Program is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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    The Little Meramid: Ariel's Be... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    The Little Meramid: Ariel's Beginning

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    Tinkerbell and the Secret of t... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings

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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes

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    A Princess for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan

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    Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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    Mulan II is listed (or ranked) 32 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) 33 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker

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    Cinderella III: A Twist in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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    Barbie in A Mermaid Tale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Nakia Burrise, Tabitha St. Germain, Emma Pierson

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    Cinderella II: Dreams Come Tru... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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    Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Pocahontas II: Journey to a Ne... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

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    Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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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 in the Magic of Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus

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    Happily N'Ever After is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

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    Barbie as Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes

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

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    Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

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    Princess is listed (or ranked) 48 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) 49 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) 50 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro

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