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List Rules Movies with a Cinderella princess and/or riches-to-rags-to-riches story

A list of the best Cinderella movies, ranked best to worst. These types of movies focus on the famous rags to riches Cinderella story: a diamond in the rough is ultimately discovered and put in her proper place. This theme is used widely to this day with its various topes and allusions permeating Hollywood films. Some of the best Cinderella movies listed here feature wonderful renditions of the tale of one of Disney's best princesses ever. Vote for your favorites and re-rank this list your way, too.

The movies on this list closely follow the Cinderella story. While not all of these movies are for kids, many of them are, and Cinderella is without doubt a favorite fairy tale among young girls. There is a reason Cinderella is often cited as one of Disney's best animated films.

Cinderella is also a favorite fairy tale among adults and older teens, which explains why movies like Ever After and Ella Enchanted are so often included among the great Cinderella films. Disagree? Think that Cinderella is one of the Disney princesses that make terrible role models? Fine, but you cannot deny the timeless story's enduring popularity.

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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray
A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
lovelybabe added Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 teen romantic comedy musical dance film directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. The film was released directly to ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox
Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
VanesaMarrerodeGarufi added Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added 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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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
RiikkaMerimaa added Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song is a 2011 teen romantic comedy musical film, directed by Damon Santostefano who directed the previous film Another Cinderella Story and starring Lucy Hale, ...more

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of ...more

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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
unlucky added Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more

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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
KristinaHam added 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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Rags is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
mteasda added Drake Bell, Keke Palmer, Avan Jogia
Rags is a Nickelodeon Original Movie. It is a musical gender switched inversion of the Cinderella story that stars Keke Palmer, Max Schneider, Drake Bell, Avan Jogia and Nick Cannon. The movie ...more

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A Cinderella Story: If the Sho... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
SerenaSwiderski added Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Law
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits is a 2016 American teen comedy musical film directed by Michelle Johnston, and a sequel to A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. Forced to accompany her evil ...more

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1 284 433
The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli
The Prince & Me is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Ben Miller, with Miranda Richardson, James Fox, and Alberta Watson. The ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
BarboraOčenášová added Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters
Cinderella is a 1997 American romantic musical fantasy telefilm produced by Walt Disney Television. The film stars Brandy, Whitney Houston, Paolo Montalban, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg, ...more

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Ice Princess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall
Ice Princess is a 2005 American figure-skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Hadley Davis from a story by Meg Cabot and Davis, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim ...more

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After the Ball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
sophia-brandewie added After the Ball Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth
After the Ball is a 2015 Canadian romantic comedy-drama film directed by Sean Garrity. A young woman (Portia Doubleday) is forced to dress up as a man due to a series of misadventures.

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Cinderella III: A Twist in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time is the second direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Walt Disney Pictures animated classic Cinderella. Canonically it is a continuation of the original Cinderella, ...more

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Tom Islava added Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep
Into the Woods is a 2014 American fantasy musical drama film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway ...more

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The Slipper and the Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Richard Chamberlain, Annette Crosbie, Michael Hordern
The Slipper and the Rose is a 1976 British musical film retelling the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. This film was chosen as the Royal Command Performance motion picture selection for 1976. ...more

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Cinderella II: Dreams Come Tru... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True is the first direct-to-video sequel to the 1950 Disney film Cinderella. It was made in 2001 and released on February 26, 2002. It was followed by Cinderella III: ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
dianeDG added Julie Andrews, Edie Adams, Alice Ghostley
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, ...more

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Three Wishes for Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
shanellajohnson added Míla Myslíková, Libuše Šafránková, Helena Růžičková
1973 Tři oříšky pro Popelku is a Czechoslovak/East German fairy-tale film from 1973. It was directed by Václav Vorlíček in co-production between DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme ...more

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A Princess for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Ahava-ChrystalJames added Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan
A Princess for Christmas is a 2011 comedy drama family romance film written by Janeen Damian and Michael Damian and directed by Michael Damian.

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Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
vishala added Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is a 2010 American teen musical comedy-drama film directed by John and Sean Dunson and starring Ashlee Hewitt and Sterling Knight. The screenplay was written by Bo ...more