Fun Fan Theories From Movies About Princesses That We Really Want To Believe

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Movies about princesses have always been a favorite genre amongst fans, especially when they're rooted in favorites from childhood. The women in princess movies were always fierce, strong, smart, and loyal, perfect characters for young people to look up to. From unanswered questions to character quirks, some passionate fans managed to come up with some interesting theories surrounding films about princesses.

Check out these princess movie fan theories below, and don't forget to vote!


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    503 VOTES

    Everyone In Town Thinks Belle Is Strange In 'Beauty And The Beast' Because She Isn't Under The Enchantress' Curse

    From Redditor u/Great-Ambassador-285:

    The fact that Gaston loves Belle but no other villagers do annoys me. Why does he love her but no one else likes her!?!?

    Belle and her Dad are not under the Enchantress' spell because they moved to the "Small Provincial Town". They didn't live there when the spell happened. This is why everyone thinks they're weird, unknown to the villagers they have experienced other places. The villagers are stuck in the town. This is backed up by the fact that in the latest version that Monsieur Jean says "I've forgotten something...but the trouble is I can't remember what"...he has indeed lost his family who is part of the living furniture curse from the witch/fairy.

    So the reason that Belle is a weirdo is due to the fact she knows the wider world, whereas the villagers do not, rendering her 'different'. Belle has moved into a town in a time hold.

    However, what about Gaston? Even though Belle's looks "have no parallel" no other man desires her (that we know of). But Gaston does. Surely, if he were in this time hold, he would also think her weird?

    But what If I told you Gaston wasn't affected!? In the song "Belle" he and Le Fou have a bit of dialogue. Gaston says he said wants to marry Belle. He wants to because since the war he is "missing something!" (Cue artistic brilliance that Le Fou then says, "je ne sais quoi" and Gaston doesn't "know what it means" even though he is meant to be French).

    What if during the war the witch/fairy put the spell on the town thus Gaston isn't under the spell, so he see's Belle as she really is? But he is too stupid, self involved and small minded to realise - he is blinded by arrogance to know something is wrong with the town, but this is the exact reason why he 1. Sees her for who she is and 2. Feels like something is missing; the life of his hometown is missing. It exists but doesn't live.

    Therefore, the reason Gaston loves her is due to him not being affected by the time hold as he was away at war when the spell was cast.

    503 votes
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    297 VOTES

    Diana Gave Up On Humanity After 'Wonder Woman' Because Of WWII

    From Redditor u/Afalstein:

    At the end of Wonder Woman, Diana talks about how she has faith in love, how love will change the world and how humanity has such beautiful potential. This is why she wants to protect the world.

    Except this doesn't make sense, because Diana hasn't been protecting the world, and in fact said in BvS that she gave up on humanity a long time ago. Bruce calls her out on this in Justice League, but Diana doesn't really give much of a response.

    My theory is that Diana's hope at the end of Wonder Woman reflects the hope of Versailles. Diana did actually think Ares got it wrong and that without his influence there would be no war. I mean, everyone started getting along the second he was dead. She thought the war was too terrible and that no one would fight again.

    But then WWII happened. And Diana got a very exact and very grim view of the cycle. The same war, over again, except worse this time. And worse than war, genocide.

    My theory is that this is why Diana is in the shadows and not involved at the time of BvS. WWII brought her hope in humanity to the lowest point. And it's not until Batman's act of kindness (returning the picture to her) and Superman's act of selflessness (coming to protect a world that scorned him) that she rediscovers her faith in love.

    As a further thought, assuming Diana was on the side of the Allies, perhaps she helped liberate some of the camps--but was shocked anew by the atom bomb, which would be hard to reconcile with her warrior ethos. Thus she ended up with no particular government and faded into the shadows.

    297 votes
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    249 VOTES

    The Grandson's Father Has Passed Away In 'The Princess Bride'

    From Redditor u/SaltySpitoonReg:

    So the most glaring piece of evidence comes early on in the film when the Grandfather comes in to read the book to his Grandson. He goes on to say that "this is the book my father read to me when I was sick and I used to read it to your father, and today I'm going to read it to you."

    Now it seems to be tradition that this book is read to the sick child of the father in the family, so you'd certainly think that the grandfather would want the tradition to be carried on in the typical fashion.

    1. Why would he do this? Because the father isn't there to read the book to his son. And outside of a deceased theory (work, on a trip, divorced), any reason why you could argue the father wasn't there that day could easily be solved by saying that the father could pick a different time to read the book to his son. Versus grandpa doing it.

    2. Outside of objecting to kissing scenes, as any boy would, when is the only other time the grandson becomes upset?

    It's the scene where we are led to believe that Westley, the main male character, is dead. The kid is in denial and asks the grandpa if he's truly dead or just faking and doesn't seem to want to accept this.

    You could argue that it's just a young kid getting into something but, it makes sense he'd be trigged by this is he has lost his father.

    3. The climax of the book involves Inigo demanding for his father back. Perhaps the grandfather would have assumed this would resonate with the grandson.

    4. At the end of the movie the grandson asks the grandfather to come back and read it to him again tomorrow. Now again you could argue that Dad may be at work but the son doesn't even entertain the idea of the father who presumably lives there reading him the book.

    He immediately requests the grandfather. And again the grandfather makes no mention of letting his dad read it to him to carry on their tradition.

    In fact Peter Falk seems to have a glimmer in his eye when he says "as you wish". It's a really emotional moment for him, you can tell. Why? It's not just that he's carrying on the tradition and the grandson has liked it, but he's carrying on the tradition in place of his son.

    249 votes
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    215 VOTES

    Leia's Initial Accent In 'Star Wars' Is To Showcase Her Political Clout

    From Redditor u/TomSthePoster:

    In the first Star Wars film, Princess Leia is established as a prominent member of the Imperial senate, and when engaged, she speaks with a high class posh to emphasize her standing among other important figures, including Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader. She also needs to seem professional on record, such as when contacting Obi-Wan Kenobi.

    However, when there is no need to be political or "in character," Leia's natural voice has an American-like bite, easily heard as she barks for the "walking carpet" Chewbacca to get out of her way.

    What was thought to be Carrie Fisher dropping an odd British accent halfway into the film is actually a characteristic of a princess showing face as a political public figure.

    215 votes
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    163 VOTES

    The Magic Mirror Is Just Mirroring Ravenna's Own Fear And Doubts In 'Snow White And The Huntsman'

    From Redditor u/AlienEarSlug:

    Queen Ravenna's magic mirror is just mirroring her own fears and doubts. That Ravenna thinks Snow might be fairer than her and so the mirror tell her this.

    The mirror is an instrument of dark magic and, if other fiction is anything to go on, dark magic can not be fully trusted. So when Snow was young, Ravenna noticed that she would grow up to be beautiful but that was still years off and she might not be as beautiful as she did. But as the years went by Ravenna noticed her brother becoming a bit obsessed with Snow and could tell he was attracted to her.

    Before that Ravenna was the confident ruler the kingdom came to fear but after this she started to have her doubts about her own beauty. So she consults her mirror for reassurance, sucks the life force from more young maidens, and terrories the nearby village just to gain back some confidence. But the mirror senses her doubts, her fears.

    After all it is a reflection of herself, and while it holds magic, the magic is likely powered by Ravenna herself. If it weren't you would think that others would be able to see the creature that resides in it.

    163 votes
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    151 VOTES

    Sam's Dad Was Murdered In 'A Cinderella Story'

    From Redditor u/rosiering:

    In the beginning of A Cinderella Story, when the earthquake hits their town, Sam's father leaves Sam in her bedroom doorway when Fiona calls for Sam's father. We learn that this leads to Sam's father's death. We're not given exact details but we assume he was somehow killed by the earthquake. Fiona inherits everything, including Sam, because Sam's father's will is hidden in a story book.

    I realized that the earthquake posed a perfect scenario for Fiona to get rid of her new husband. She is never shown expressing any sadness over the death of her husband and in fact, is seen instead reveling in the possessions she has all to herself now. What if the earthquake hit, Fiona realized the opportunity, and somehow posed the murder like an accident?

    Remember, Fiona signed her husband's will and then hid it. What other reason would she have had to hide it if she didn't plan her husband's early death? It's all very suspicious.

    151 votes