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The Best Disney Princess Movies 

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List Rules Only movies featuring Disney Princesses

A list of the best Disney Princess movies including all the Disney films with princesses. This list includes the top Disney Princess movies for audiences of all ages, and, while Disney Princess films tend to be geared toward 2 to 5 year old girls, they can be fun for parents as well (if you're looking to cater specifically to younger children, the best kids movies is the place to be). These are the best animated films Disney has to offer (ok, not ALL the best animated movies, but all the best ones with Princesses).

In the Disney Princess universe, royalty, glamour, regal behavior, and beautiful dresses are all present to make sure the Princess movies have something to offer for everyone. We believe we've thought of them all, but if your favorite Disney Princess film isn't on the list of the top Disney Princess films, please feel free to add it to the list yourself so that it can have a chance at being called the greatest Disney Princess movie ever.

If you love these movies, you should check out Ranker's Disney Princess Halloween costumes list so you can dress up like a real Disney princess.
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
hedgehog_fuzz added Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

Released: 1959

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more

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#235 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #37 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
GwendolynPeterson added Moana
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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
KelseyMustard added Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

Released: 2014

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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Aladdin and the King of ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tad Stones

This film is a 1996 animated film that is the second direct-to-video sequel to the Disney animated feature Aladdin.This movie serves as the final chapter of the Arabian Nights-inspired Disney ...more

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Mulan II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darrell Rooney

Mulan II is a 2004 American direct-to-video Disney animated film directed by Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland and is a sequel to the 1998 animated film Mulan. The entire cast from the first ...more

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The Little Mermaid II: R... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jim Kammerud

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and direct-to-video sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, ...more

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Cinderella III: A Twist ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Sella added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Frank Nissen

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time is the second direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Walt Disney Pictures animated classic Cinderella. Canonically it is a continuation of the original Cinderella, ...more

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The Return of Jafar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Gilbert Gottfried, Jason Alexander, Frank Welker

Released: 1994

Directed by: Alan Zaslove, Tad Stones, Toby Shelton

The Return of Jafar is a 1994 American animated film that is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1992 animated film Aladdin, both produced by The Walt Disney Company. The film was released on May ...more

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#124 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #103 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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The Little Mermaid: Arie... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
moosiclvr added Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peggy Holmes

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning is a 2008 Disney animated fantasy feature film, and the direct-to-video prequel to the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Peggy Holmes, the film's ...more

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Pocahontas II: Journey t... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 straight-to-video sequel to the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas. While the first film dealt with her meeting with John Smith and the arrival of the ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Beauty and the Beast Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Released: 2017

Directed by: Bill Condon

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation ...more

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rich Moore

Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee and directed by Rich Moore.

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#112 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies #33 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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Ralph Breaks the Interne... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more

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Cinderella II: Dreams Co... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
moosiclvr added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Kafka, Darrell Rooney

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is the first direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Disney film Cinderella. It was made in 2001 and released on February 26, 2002. It was followed by Cinderella III: ...more

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#187 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #33 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
ParkerRay added Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more

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#292 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #1,500 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #63 of 99 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the Arab-style folktale. Smitten with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), an ...more

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Sofia the First is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Sella added Sofia the First
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Frozen 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Princess Movies
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

Released: 2019

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Frozen 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.

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