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The Best Disney Movies for Girls 

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Updated November 22, 2019 1.3k votes 192 voters 4.6k views 17 items

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This list contains information about Disney movies for girls ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best Disney movies for girls come in many forms. Some films feature young women deciding their own destinies while others showcase sisterly bonds. A few good Disney movies for young girls were made more than 50 years ago.

What films will you find on this list of best Disney films for girls? Brave has to come to mind. The 2012 movie follows Merida as she defies expectations, breaks traditions, and unites the land. Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, and Billy Connolly are among that famous actresses and actors who voice characters in Brave. Frozen – featuring Anna and Elsa – is another great Disney movie for girls.

Freaky Friday – starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis – is a good movie for mothers and daughters as it highlights empathy and understanding. Other good Disney movies for little girls include The Princess Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, and Mulan.

Which Disney movies do you recommend for young girls? Give the best options a vote up and please add any good or new films we may have missed.

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more
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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more
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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more
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Brave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more
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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
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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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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The Princess and the Fro... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more
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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

Released: 1937

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, + more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more
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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more
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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

Released: 1995

Directed by: Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Frozen 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
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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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies for Girls
Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark Waters

Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more