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The Best Movies for 12 Year Old Girls

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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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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • The Princess Diaries2
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    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • Back to the Future4
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Matilda5
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

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  • Brave8
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    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

    Released2011

    Directed bySean McNamara

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    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2007

    Directed byGábor Csupó

    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film...  more

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  • Freaky Friday11
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    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • A League of Their Own12
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Released1992

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • Aquamarine13
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    Aquamarine

    Emma Roberts, JoJo

    Released2006

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

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  • Frozen14
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    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1991

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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  • West Side Story16
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    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

    West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and...  more

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  • 13 Going on 3017
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    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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    Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Released1987

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne

    Released2006

    Directed byDoug Atchison

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    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Released2002

    Directed byLarry Shaw

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    Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox

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    Ella Enchanted

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

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