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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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

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Another Cinderella Story... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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A Cinderella Story: Once... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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A Cinderella Story: If t... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
SerenaSwiderski added A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Law
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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

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Rags is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Drake Bell, Keke Palmer, Avan Jogia
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters
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The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli

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Ice Princess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall

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After the Ball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth
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Cinderella III: A Twist ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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A Princess for Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan
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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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Not Cinderella's Type is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Paris Warner, Tim Flynn, Tanner Gillman
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Cinderella II: Dreams Co... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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The Slipper and the Rose... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Elle: A Modern Cinderell... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams, Thomas Calabro