Film The Best Movies for Young Girls  

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List Rules Great movies for young girls to watch.

The films on this list of the best movies for girls have been ranked as the absolute best by the community, when it comes to movies that tweens will love to watch during sleepovers. These films feature strong female characters facing crisis, learning from their mistakes, and kicking butt.
 
This list ranks the best movies for girls, many of which have been top box office hits and have received awards. The best movies for girls often have a warm-hearted story line, feature a romantic theme, or have an element of comedy. Great movies for girls span many genres, from comedy, to romance, to musicals, and dramas.
 
This list features the best girl movies, including My Girl, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Titanic, Mean Girls, Kit Kittredge, A Little Princess, Ladybugs, and many more. Vote up the best movies for girls below or add one you think is great but isn't already on the list.

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2001 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) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1998 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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2004 Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2003 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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1995 Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2012 Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2014 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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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2007 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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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2004 Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2004 13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and directed by Gary Winick. Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy ...more

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Maryellen Elizabeth added 2004 A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
carlybobarly added 2016 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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Brave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Amy Boal added 2012 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) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Tom Islava added 1991 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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Grease is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1978 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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2008 Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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Ramona and Beezus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2010 Ramona and Beezus is a 2010 Fox-Walden film adaptation of the Ramona series of novels by Beverly Cleary. The film's title derives from Beezus and Ramona, the first of Cleary's Ramona books, ...more

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1965 The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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Camp Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2008 Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie starring the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. The music is written by Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Regina Hicks and Karen Gist. The film is directed ...more

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Dolphin Tale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2011 Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. It stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick, ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1987 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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Lemonade Mouth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2011 Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 musical drama film based on the book of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and written by April Blair, and stars Bridgit ...more

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Wizards of Waverly Place: The ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama fantasy film based on the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. It was directed by Lev ...more

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The Lizzie McGuire Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 American teen comedy film which was released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 2, 2003. The film serves as the finale of the television series Lizzie McGuire. It ...more

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1997 Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2003 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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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1999 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Tom Islava added 2013 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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Nanny McPhee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2005 Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse ...more

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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2005 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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Minions is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
jsnungaray added 2015 Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2003 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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2007 Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 is an upcoming music and comedy film written by Kay Cannon.

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added 2006 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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The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1993 The Secret Garden is a 1993 British drama fantasy film directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, John Lynch and Maggie Smith. It was written by ...more

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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1991 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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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Michael McDuffie added 1996 Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Mean Girls 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
emimathpractice added 2011 Mean Girls 2 is a 2011 American teen comedy television film directed by Melanie Mayron. It is a sequel/spin-off to the 2004 film Mean Girls. The film premiered on ABC Family on January 23, 2011 ...more

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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1998 Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Elise Hennigan added 1992 A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2007 Nancy Drew is a 2007 American film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew, Max Thieriot as Ned, Kay Panabaker ...more

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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1995 A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Ol Parker, and a sequel to the 2008 film. A year after the death of her mother Donna (Meryl Streep), Sophie ...more

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Seventeen Again is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Maryellen Elizabeth added 2000 Seventeen Again is a fantasy–comedy film. It first aired on Showtime on November 12, 2000, and was released on DVD on April 9, 2002. The film stars Tia & Tamera, and their brother Tahj ...more

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1987 Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as ...more

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The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
1984 The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 West German epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy who reads a magical library book that tells a story of a young ...more

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Cadet Kelly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
Maryellen Elizabeth added 2002 Cadet Kelly is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Hilary Duff. The film premiered with 7.8 million viewers. It is Duff's second starring film role, her first being Casper Meets Wendy. ...more

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Blended is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2014 Blended is an upcoming comedy film written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera and directed by Frank Coraci.