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A list of the best princess movies, including live action and animated princess films, ranked by voters like you. It includes princess movies for audiences of all ages. What are the best princess movies?

These are the best princess films, including the esteemed Disney Princess movies, as well as both old and new princess movies. Princess stories are the stuff of legend. Whether it be the royalty, the glamor, the regal behavior, or the beautiful dresses, princess movies have something for everyone.

For decades, princess movies have enthralled audiences worldwide, with tales of beautiful ladies and the handsome princes who fall in love with them. And while some princesses are the stereotypical "damsels in distress," (check out this list of seven Disney princesses that make bad role models for examples), other, more modern on-screen royals prove to be tougher – they solve their own dilemmas, thank-you-very-much. One good example: One of the best Disney princesses in recent times, Princess Merida from Brave, was perfectly capable of handling everything on her own.

Not all of the greatest princess films are animated. Some, like Enchanted, Ella Enchanted, and Ever After, are set in modern times. And really, what list of the best princess movies would be complete without 1987's The Princess Bride, one of the most rewatchable movies of all time?

Okay, princess movie fanatics: Start voting, and let's decide, once and for all, which princess film is the greatest ever!
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Princess Movies
emmanichole added Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Princess 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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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie 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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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Shego added Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more

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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Princess Movies
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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1,165 337
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Princess Movies
vishala 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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Princess 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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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Lon Harris added Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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Brave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and ...more

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Princess Movies
skylaljay added Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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1,025 488
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Another Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Princess Movies
RemiAmanouil 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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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie added 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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Ever After is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Princess 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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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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The Swan Princess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Princess Movies
John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film based on the ballet "Swan Lake". Starring the voice talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy ...more

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Princess Protection Program is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie added Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Jamie Chung Princess Protection Program is a 2009 Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Allison Liddi-Brown and starring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. The film premiered on June 26, 2009 in the United ...more

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The Little Mermaid II: Return ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Princess Movies
moosiclvr added Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and direct-to-video sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, ...more

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The Little Meramid: Ariel's Be... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Princess Movies

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Mulan II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie added Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen Mulan II is a 2004 American direct-to-video Disney animated film directed by Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland and is a sequel to the 1998 animated film Mulan. The entire cast from the first ...more

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Tinkerbell and the Secret of t... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Princess Movies
anna george added Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings

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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Princess Movies
RemiAmanouil 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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Barbie as the Princess and the... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Princess Movies
DebrhaDee added Martin Short, Kathleen Barr, Robin Atkin Downes Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is a 2004 direct-to-video computer animated Barbie film, and the first musical in the Barbie film series. It is directed by William Lau and stars the voice ...more

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Cinderella III: A Twist in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie 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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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Be... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie added Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning is a 2008 Disney animated fantasy feature film, and the direct-to-video prequel to the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Peggy Holmes, the film's ...more

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Princess Movies
MarylyleMcCue added Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

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Sydney White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Princess Movies
yoyo added Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, John Schneider Sydney White also known as Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a 2007 teen comedy film starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, and Matt Long, and based on the story of Snow White and the Seven

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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Sazonana added Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. In the film's retelling of the tale, ...more

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A Princess for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Princess Movies
kimcomeaux 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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Cinderella II: Dreams Come Tru... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie 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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Barbie in A Mermaid Tale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Princess Movies
anna george added Nakia Burrise, Tabitha St. Germain, Emma Pierson Barbie in A Mermaid Tale is a 2010 computer animated direct-to-video movie and part of the Barbie film series. This is the first modern Barbie movie. It was released on March 9, 2010. This film ...more

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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Princess Movies
doremifasola added Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more

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Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Princess Movies
MarylyleMcCue added Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Tom Islava added Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Princess Movies
LaChance added Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

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Pocahontas II: Journey to a Ne... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Princess Movies
mewkristie added Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 straight-to-video sequel to the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas. While the first film dealt with her meeting with John Smith and the arrival of the ...more

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Barbie as Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Princess Movies
LaChance added Anjelica Huston, Cree Summer, Robin Atkin Downes Barbie as Rapunzel is a 2002 direct-to-video Barbie film directed by Owen Hurley. It is the 2nd in the Barbie film series of computer animated Barbie films, and features the voice of Kelly ...more

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Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Ahava-ChrystalJames added Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus

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Chasing Liberty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Princess Movies
vishala added Mandy Moore, Mark Harmon, Jeremy Piven Chasing Liberty is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode. Written by Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman, the film is about the ...more

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Princess is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Princess Movies
LaChance added Nicole Gale Anderson, Nora Zehetner, Devon Bostick Princess is a 2008 television film starring Kip Pardue and Nora Zehetner.

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Happily N'Ever After is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick Happily N'Ever After is a 2007 film.

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Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Princess Movies
RemiAmanouil 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

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The Princess Switch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Princess Movies
Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Rohl. When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they ...more