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The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls 

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Updated December 28, 2019 267 votes 17 voters 49 items

List Rules Vote up the best movies for eleven year old girls to watch.

The best films for 11 year olds need to be a number of different things. First and foremost, they need to be engaging, modern technology offers a million distractions, and keeping the attention of a tween is not an easy task. Additionally, many of these appropriate movies for eleven year old girls give young ladies excellent role models and show them that even in the face of great obstacles, goals and dreams can be accomplished with hard work and perseverance.

Hidden Figures tells the true story of three brilliant black female mathematicians in the 1960s, who fought against not only gender stereotypes but racial ones as well, in order to work for NASA during the Space Race. Soul Surfer is another true story featuring a strong female heroine. In this inspirational movie, teenager Bethany Hamilton is able to get back on the surfboard and compete following a horrible shark attack where she loses her left arm.

Those are just two of the powerful biographical narratives in this list of movies for 11 year old girls. There are several more inspiring stories as well. However, some of these top films for 11 year old girls are just really fun to watch and are sure to entertain.

Let us know what you think. Vote up your favorite films for eleven year old girls.  

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
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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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more
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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old 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 Baby-Sitters Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn, Marla Sokoloff

Released: 1995

Directed by: Melanie Mayron

The Baby-Sitters Club is a 1995 family comedy drama film directed by Melanie Mayron, in her feature film directorial debut. It is based on The Baby-Sitters Club series of novels and is about one ...more
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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Released: 2016

Directed by: Theodore Melfi

Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American ...more
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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old 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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Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2011

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back ...more
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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. The film, which was made in both the United States and ...more
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old 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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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old 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
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Grease is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Released: 1978

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more
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The Sisterhood of the Tr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Hughes

Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.
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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more
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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

Released: 1971

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed ...more
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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1991

Directed by: Howard Zieff

My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the ...more
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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1992

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Sister Act is a 1992 American musical comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Joseph Howard, with musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman. It stars Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer ...more
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The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Christopher Cain

The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary Swank. It is the fourth and final film in the original The Karate Kid series. It was directed by ...more
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Nancy Drew and the Hidde... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham

Released: 2019

Directed by: Katt Shea

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is a 2019 American mystery drama film directed by Katt Shea, loosely based on the book by Carolyn Keene AKA Mildred Wirt Benson. A bit of an outsider ...more
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Penelope is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mark Palansky

Penelope is a 2006 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Mark Palansky which was first released in 2006 and stars Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. ...more
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Akeelah and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison. It tells the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl who participates in the Scripps National ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 11 Year Old Girls
coccomacc added Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more