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The Best Cinderella Movies

Updated October 8, 2020 51.7k votes 12.6k voters 955.8k views39 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films starring a Cinderella-type princess or riches-to-rags-to-riches story.

Here is a list of the best Cinderella besed 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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    Cinderella

    Lily James, Cate Blanchett

    Released2015

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    The Princess Diaries

    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore

    Released2001

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal  is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews

    Released2004

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Ella Enchanted

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

    Released2004

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

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    A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    A Cinderella Story

    Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Rosman

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

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    Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Another Cinderella Story

    Selena Gomez, Jane Lynch

    Released2008

    Directed byDamon Santostefano

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    A Cinderella Story: Once Upon  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Released2011

    Directed byDamon Santostefano

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    The Prince and Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    The Prince and Me

    Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson

    Released2004

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Cinderella

    Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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    A Cinderella Story: If the Sho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits

    Sofia Carson, Jennifer Tilly

    Released2016

    Directed byMichelle Johnston

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    After the Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    After the Ball

    Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin

    Released2015

    Directed bySean Garrity

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    Cinderella III: A Twist in Tim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille

    Released2007

    Directed byFrank Nissen

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    What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    What a Girl Wants

    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston

    Released2003

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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    Not Cinderella's Type is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Not Cinderella's Type

    Paris Warner, Tim Flynn

    Released20/2/2018

    Directed byBrian Brough

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    Ice Princess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Ice Princess

    Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Fywell

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    Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Into the Woods

    Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick

    Released2014

    Directed byRob Marshall

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    Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Julie Andrews, Edie Adams

    Released1957

    Directed byRalph Nelson

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    Cinderella II: Dreams Come Tru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

    Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Kafka, Darrell Rooney

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    Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Sabrina

    Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1954

    Directed byBilly Wilder

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    A Princess for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    A Princess for Christmas

    Roger Moore, Katie McGrath

    Released2011

    Directed byMichael Damian

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    Rags is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Rags

    Drake Bell, Keke Palmer

    Released2012

    Directed byBille Woodruff

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    Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cinderella Movies
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    Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale

    Sterling Knight, Kiely Williams

    Released2010

    Directed bySean Dunson, John Dunson

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