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The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls

Updated April 30, 2019 707 votes 61 voters 2.9k views40 items

List RulesVote 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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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer' is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 4
    Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,... more on Wikipedia
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    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Brave is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Brave

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

    Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on Wikipedia

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    The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • 13
    Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia

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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 16
    Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Bridge to Terabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2007

    Directed byGábor Csupó

    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film... more on Wikipedia
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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Despicable Me

    Steve Carell, Jason Segel

    Released2010

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

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    Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Soul Surfer

    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

    Released2011

    Directed bySean McNamara

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Frozen

    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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    Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    Aquamarine

    Emma Roberts, JoJo

    Released2006

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls
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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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