TV The Best Princess Movies  

45.1k votes 6.1k voters 759.4k views 55 items Embed

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!
list ordered by

1,789 248
Ranker Video
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

The Best Disney Princess Movies The Best Netflix Original Documentary Movies

2,178 483
Ranker Video
emmanichole added Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

1,765 395
Ranker Video
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

1,512 412
Ranker Video
Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

1,319 313
Ranker Video
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

1,310 397
Ranker Video
Shego added Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

1,077 366
Ranker Video
Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

856 198
Ranker Video
mewkristie added The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

1,073 380
Ranker Video
Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

1,007 469
Ranker Video
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

915 254
Ranker Video
vishala added The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

1,087 387
Ranker Video
Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

1,007 560
Ranker Video
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

1,100 390
Ranker Video
Lon Harris added The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

770 232
Ranker Video
Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

1,139 272
Ranker Video
Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

843 325
Ranker Video
skylaljay added Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

890 408
Ranker Video
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

866 370
Ranker Video
RemiAmanouil added Another Cinderella Story Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

739 311
Ranker Video
Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

533 202
Ranker Video
mewkristie added A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

557 362
Ranker Video
Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

646 299
Ranker Video
The Swan Princess John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

397 209
Ranker Video
mewkristie added Princess Protection Program Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung

481 271
Ranker Video
moosiclvr added The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

396 190
Ranker Video

414 206
Ranker Video
anna george added Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings

414 217
Ranker Video
RemiAmanouil added A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

237 116
Ranker Video
mewkristie added Mulan II Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen

46 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences 25 Bad Smells That You Secretly Enjoy

183 95
Ranker Video
mewkristie added The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker

406 269
Ranker Video
yoyo added Sydney White Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider

192 104
Ranker Video
mewkristie added Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

458 251
Ranker Video
DebrhaDee added Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes

271 165
Ranker Video
kimcomeaux added A Princess for Christmas Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan

125 87
Ranker Video
MarylyleMcCue added Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

154 104
Ranker Video
mewkristie added Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

64 33
Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Sazonana added Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

323 236
Ranker Video
anna george added Barbie in A Mermaid Tale Nakia Burrise, Tabitha St. Germain, Emma Pierson

163 170
Ranker Video
LaChance added Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

63 44
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

90 92
Ranker Video
MarylyleMcCue added Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

134 132
Ranker Video
mewkristie added Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

91 63
Ranker Video
mainpleine added A Little Princess Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

69 Movies That Sparked Off-Screen Celebrity Romances The Best Netflix Original Specials

183 171
Ranker Video
Ahava-ChrystalJames added Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus

180 194
Ranker Video
vishala added Chasing Liberty Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

88 77
Ranker Video
LaChance added Barbie as Rapunzel Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes

283 337
Ranker Video
Happily N'Ever After Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

182 224
Ranker Video
RemiAmanouil added Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro

60 63
Ranker Video
LaChance added Princess Nicole Gale Anderson, Nora Zehetner, Devon Bostick

41 72
Ranker Video
LaChance added Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai