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The Best Movies For Young Girls

Updated September 28, 2020 65.4k votes 7.5k voters 535.1k views93 items

List RulesGreat 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 clean movies for girls span many genres, from comedy, to romance, to musicals, and dramas. If you're looking for a little more to watch, check out the best TV shows for young girls.

This list features the best girl movies of all time, which are good for teen and tween girls. Use this list if you are looking for popular girly movies for sleepovers or if you just want to keep your girl entertained throughout the day. Vote up the best movies for girls and vote down any you wouldn't show your own kids.

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  • The Parent Trap1
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham, Dina Lohan, Natasha Richardson

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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  • The Princess Diaries2

    ActorsAnne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews, Sandra Oh, Larry Miller

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • Mean Girls3
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

    Directed byMark Waters

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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Julie Gonzalo

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement5

    ActorsAnne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine, Raven-Symoné, Stan Lee

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • Beauty and the Beast6

    ActorsAngela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • Moana7
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    Moana

    2016

    ActorsAuli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Maleficent8
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    ActorsAngelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton

    Directed byRobert Stromberg

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  • Enchanted9
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    ActorsAmy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel

    Directed byKevin Lima

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  • Matilda10
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    ActorsDanny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Rhea Perlman

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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  • Pitch Perfect11
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    ActorsAnna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp

    Directed byJason Moore

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    ActorsAlicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • Brave13
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    Brave

    2012

    ActorsEmma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Julie Walters

    Directed byMark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

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  • Ella Enchanted14
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    ActorsAnne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox, Minnie Driver, Hugh Dancy

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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    ActorsHilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Regina King, Madeline Zima

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    ActorsGal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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  • Grease17
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    Grease

    1978

    ActorsJohn Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Sid Caesar, Joan Blondell

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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    ActorsJennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo, Renee Olstead, Judy Greer

    Directed byGary Winick

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    ActorsEmma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Arielle Kebbel, Dichen Lachman

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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    ActorsEmma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Imelda Staunton

    Directed byKirk Jones

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  • Frozen21
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    Frozen

    2013

    ActorsKristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Jonathan Groff

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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  • The Sound of Music22

    ActorsJulie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies

    Directed byRobert Wise

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  • Camp Rock23
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    ActorsDemi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Maria Canals Barrera, Kevin Jonas

    Directed byMatthew Diamond

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  • School of Rock24
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    ActorsSarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove, Joan Cusack, Amy Sedaris

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    ActorsSelena Gomez, Maria Canals Barrera, Jennifer Stone, Jake T. Austin, David Henrie

    Directed byLev L. Spiro

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