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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 storyline, 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 Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
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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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
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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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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
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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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Brave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
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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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13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 15 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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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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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
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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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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Young Girls
2008
Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Matthew Diamond and starring Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers, and Alyson Stoner. It is ...more

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Wizards of Waverly Place... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Ramona and Beezus is listed (or ranked) 22 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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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Dolphin Tale is listed (or ranked) 25 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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