1. The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries is a Disney movie aimed toward a teenage crowd, but having females from pre-school to old age, adoring the movie. It’s about a regular, sort-of misfit girl, Mia, played by Anne Hathaway, who finds out her father who passed away, was actually Prince of a country named Genovia. Her grandmother, played by Julia Andrews, is not blood lineage and therefore cannot remain Queen for much longer. Now Mia must make the decision to become Princess of this country or go about her life in San Francisco. She undergoes a major transformation, changing from geek to glamour, fighting to remain her true self, and falling in love at the same time.
2. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Now that she is graduated from college, and living in Genovia as Princess, Mia discovers another obsticle in becoming queen. In order to become Queen she must get married. And let’s not forget the gorgeous Chris Pine, that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for his character, Nicholas Devereaux, and Anne Hathaway’s character, Princess Mia, to fall in love, despite his uncle’s plot to try and take over her throne.
3. Ella Enchanted
Based on Gail Carson Levine’s award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a “gift” of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. Anything anyone tells her to do, she must obey. When her mother passes away, Ella is cared for by her thoughtless and greedy father who remarries a loathsome woman with two treacherous daughters. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella features fairies, ogres and elves…as well as a hero in the guise of Prince Charmont, whom Ella falls in love with. Unlike Cinderella though, Ella must depend on herself and her intelligence to get her through her troubles and find Lucinda in order for her “curse” to be broken! The film stars lovely Anne Hathaway as Ella and the sexy Hugh Dancy as Prince Charmont.
A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. It’s a storybook view of romance meets the real world. The tunes are catchy, and what woman wouldn’t want to watch Patrick Dempsey?
5. What A Girl Wants
Daphne(Amanda Bynes), a free-spirited American 17-year-old raised by her equally free-spirited mother (Kelly Preston), learns that her father, (Colin Firth), is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. She must attempt to fit in with the social requirements demanded of her, while also getting to know her father, dealing with his territorial potential wife and step daughter, maintaining her own self-identity, and managing to find love at the same time. Meanwhile her parents try to rekindle their lost love for each other.
6. The Prince & Me
The movie chronicles the story of Paige Morgan ( Julia Stiles) and Eddie (Luke Mably), who meet at college. Eddie happens to be the prince of Denmark, and right when Paige is falling in love with him discovers this. They have a romance with predictable ups and downs that end happily. Paige graduates and goes on to medical school, while Prince Edward declares that he will wait until she is able to marry him. This one is geared for an older audience more so than most of the movies listed here.
7. The Princess Bride
A classic film, for all ages, that will never be forgotten. The viewer, is transported to a place out of time–to Florin, a kingdom in the ultimate imaginary land, complete with dashing heroes, cowardly princes, rhyming giants, shrieking eels, rodents of unusual size, fancy swordfights, and yes…even some kissing. The lovely Buttercup (Robin Wright) learns that “As you wish” really means “I love you” when she falls for her charming farmhand, Westley (Cary Elwes). While trying to seek his fortune, however, Westley disappears at sea, an apparent victim of the Dread Pirate Roberts, who takes no prisoners. A few years later, Buttercup, engaged to the oily Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), is kidnapped by an oddball trio of rogues–brains, Vizzini (Wallace Shawn); brawn, Fezzik (André the Giant); and sword, Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin in a standout performance). As they sail away toward the Cliffs of Insanity, they notice the pursuit of a man in black…and the adventure begins.
>>The next three if you’re not already familiar with the plots, you should be ashamed of yourself. I’ll give a quick synopsis anyways. Three classic Disney movies that shape fairytales for most of the other movies (had to include some Disney Princess movies somewhere):
8. The Little Mermaid
Dreaming of life on the land as a human being, a young mermaid princess makes a bargain with a sea witch in order to win the heart of a prince (whom she is love with), only to discover that the witch has a bigger agenda and must save her father’s kingdom in a race against time itself.
P.s. I’m sure every girl at some point after watching this movie tried combing their hair with a fork.
9. The Beauty and the Beast
Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced “affections” of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle’s father, causes the two to meet, deal with each other, and fall in love, despite appearances, turning Beast into Prince again.
P.S. on this one….Belle made the gold dress famous.
Let’s not forget about the classic fairytale, rags to riches, happy-ending, Prince Charming, love story. Cinderella. Cinderella is a young woman forced to work as a servant for her horrible stepmothers and two stepsisters. The King invites every eligible maiden to attend to a ball for the Prince returning home, and he shall pick one of them to become his bride. The stepmothers forbid her from going and she is forced to stay at home. Her fairy godmother appears and turns a pumpkin and mice into a beautiful horse and Carriage with footmen. She then turns Cinderella’s rag dress into a beautiful ball gown. She then goes to the ball and dances all night with the Prince. She has to flee at midnight as that is when the fairy godmothers spell will end. The prince doesn’t even get hername but is sure that she is the one who he will marry. He finds her when the glass slipper that she left behind is a perfect fit. Cinderella and Prince Charming end up falling in love and they live happily ever after.
- Every woman still dreams about her “happily ever after”, so swooning over movies like these are a result of the fact that they still touch the core of her childhood dreams of being a Princess and finding Prince Charming.