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
    Tangled 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


    The Little Mermaid 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

    ranked low on reranks
    Beauty and the Beast 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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  6. 6
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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by Shego
    Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

  7. 7
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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

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

  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


    Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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


    Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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


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

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

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    Shrek 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

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

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


    Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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

    added by skylaljay
    Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

  18. 18
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    Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Princess Movies


    Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

  20. 20
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    Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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


    Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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

    added by moosiclvr
    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea 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


    The Swan Princess John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

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

    added by LaChance
    Princess Mononoke 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

    added by MarylyleMcCue
    Shrek 2 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

    ranked low on reranks & added by mewkristie
    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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    Shrek the Third 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

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

    added by RemiAmanouil
    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
    Princess Protection Program 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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    Sydney White 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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    A Princess for Christmas 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

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    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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    A Little Princess Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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    Chasing Liberty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven

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    Barbie as Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes

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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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    Happily Ever After is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by Angelaina Ayala
    Happily Ever After Malcolm McDowell, Carol Channing, Ed Asner

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

    added by LaChance
    Princess Nicole Gale Anderson, Nora Zehetner, Devon Bostick

  48. 48
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    Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Princess Movies

    added by RemiAmanouil
    Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro

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    The Slipper and the Rose is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    The Slipper and the Rose Richard Chamberlain, Annette Crosbie, Michael Hordern

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    Nausicaä of the Valley of the ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai

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