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The Best Movies For Young Girls

Updated September 28, 2020 64.6k votes 7.4k voters 530.6k 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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  • 1
    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham, Dina Lohan, Natasha Richardson

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Julie Gonzalo

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • 5
    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 6
    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • 7
    Moana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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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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  • 8
    Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsAngelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton

    Directed byRobert Stromberg

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  • 9
    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsAmy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel

    Directed byKevin Lima

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  • 10
    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsDanny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Rhea Perlman

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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  • 11
    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsAnna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp

    Directed byJason Moore

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  • 12
    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byMark Rosman

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  • 13
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsAlicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • 14
    Brave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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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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  • 15
    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsAnne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox, Minnie Driver, Hugh Dancy

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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  • 16
    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsGal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    Grease

    1978

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

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsJennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo, Renee Olstead, Judy Greer

    Directed byGary Winick

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  • 19
    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byRobert Wise

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  • 20
    Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsEmma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Arielle Kebbel, Dichen Lachman

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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    Nanny McPhee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsEmma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Imelda Staunton

    Directed byKirk Jones

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  • 22
    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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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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  • 23
    Wizards of Waverly Place: The  is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls

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

    Directed byLev L. Spiro

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  • 24
    Camp Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsDemi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Maria Canals Barrera, Kevin Jonas

    Directed byMatthew Diamond

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  • 25
    School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies For Young Girls
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    ActorsSarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove, Joan Cusack, Amy Sedaris

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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