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The Best Cinderella Movies 

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Updated March 25, 2020 56k votes 12.5k voters 951.1k views 39 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite films starring a Cinderella-type princess 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
VanesaMarrerodeGarufi added Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

Released: 2001

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Rosman

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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tommy O'Haver

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The Princess Diaries 2: ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine

Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Another Cinderella Story... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
lovelybabe added Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Damon Santostefano

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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
KristinaHam added Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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A Cinderella Story: Once... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
RiikkaMerimaa added Lucy Hale, Missi Pyle, Alyson Stoner

Released: 2011

Directed by: Damon Santostefano

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
BarboraOčenášová added Cinderella Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Iscove

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The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli

Released: 2004

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
unlucky added Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

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A Cinderella Story: If t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
SerenaSwiderski added A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Law

Released: 2016

Directed by: Michelle Johnston

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Cinderella III: A Twist ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Frank Nissen

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Rags is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
mteasda added Drake Bell, Keke Palmer, Avan Jogia

Released: 2012

Directed by: Bille Woodruff

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Tom Islava added Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

Released: 2014

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
dianeDG added Julie Andrews, Edie Adams, Alice Ghostley

Released: 1957

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

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After the Ball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
sophia-brandewie added Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth

Released: 2015

Directed by: Sean Garrity

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Cinderella II: Dreams Co... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Kafka, Darrell Rooney

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Ice Princess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Rosanne Venhorst added Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Fywell

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A Princess for Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Ahava-ChrystalJames added Roger Moore, Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Damian

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The Slipper and the Rose... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Richard Chamberlain, Annette Crosbie, Michael Hordern

Released: 1976

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

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Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
Becky Simpson added Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

Released: 1954

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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Not Cinderella's Type is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
chloeh12 added Paris Warner, Tim Flynn, Tanner Gillman

Released: 20/2/2018

Directed by: Brian Brough