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The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls  

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List Rules Vote up the best PG and G-Rated movies for twelve year old girls to watch.

What films can 12 year old girls watch? They are not quite teenagers but still pretty far removed from being little kids. The best films for 12 year old girls run the gamut of every genre from science fiction to musicals to fantasy. These age-appropriate movies are perfect for a sleepover party or a rainy day afternoon and help you decide which movies a 12 year old girl should watch.

The list of good movies for 12 year old girls promises to deliver adventure, laughter, and one of the most tragically beautiful love stories ever told. Find out what happens when a boy wishes he was big and when Marty McFly brings a DeLorean up to 88 MPH.

The top films for 12 year old girls need to entertain a tough audience that is between adulthood and childhood. It’s not easy growing up and the tween years may be the most difficult time in a young person’s life. Some of these movies offer a chance to escape, while others teach valuable life lessons.

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd
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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer'... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus based on ...more
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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell
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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
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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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews
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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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more
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Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb
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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Brave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly
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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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard
The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin
The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more
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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton
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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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more
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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more
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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
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 Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more
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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. When a mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand ...more
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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more
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Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb
Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
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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Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield. It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, ...more