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List Rules 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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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

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Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Another Cinderella Story Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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The Swan Princess John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

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Princess Protection Program Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

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Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings

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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

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Mulan II Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen

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Sydney White Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker

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Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes

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Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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A Princess for Christmas Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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Barbie in A Mermaid Tale Nakia Burrise, Tabitha St. Germain, Emma Pierson

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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

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Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

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A Little Princess Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus

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Chasing Liberty Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

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Happily N'Ever After Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

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Barbie as Rapunzel Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes

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Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro

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Princess Nicole Gale Anderson, Nora Zehetner, Devon Bostick

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Happily Ever After Malcolm McDowell, Carol Channing, Ed Asner