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Disney Princess Movies: 10 of the Best

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Stella Griggs
Youth flew by far too quickly. Rewatching some Disney Princess movies may help to ease some of the nostalgia.

Disney Princess movies have been around for almost a century, inspiring dreams of being royalty into many children’s lives. From 1937 to now, 15 Disney Princesses have been created, each having a different story but with the same outcome: a happily ever after. 

#1: Beauty and the Beast (1991) 

This movie is my personal favorite because I always wanted to be Belle. Growing up, I loved reading and small-town charm, so Beauty and the Beast was my dream. Belle’s kindness captured a beast’s heart, turning him into the prince he was all along. This movie shows the concept of falling in love with someone because of who they are on the inside, not the outside. 

#2: Tangled (2010) 

Tangled is one of the more recent Disney movies, and it has been a fan favorite since it was released. The soundtrack is iconic, with songs like “When Will My Life Begin” and “I See the Light.” In Tangled, Rapunzel’s goal is to achieve her dream of seeing the floating lanterns, which many can relate to if they have their dreams. Tangled can show children that their dreams are attainable and should be followed. 

#3: Cinderella (1950) 

This film might be the most iconic Disney film of all time and deserves the title. Cinderella goes from being a lowly maid to a princess in just a few days with the help of her Fairy Godmother and the unyielding love of a prince. Growing up, I always wished for a fairy godmother, like many other young girls from each generation. 

#4: Mulan (1998) 

Mulan is set in China and features a girl who wishes to protect her family and is willing to do so at all costs. I always found this very daring and admirable, so it is one of my favorites to rewatch. 

#5: Princess and the Frog (2009) 

This movie follows Tiana, a hardworking young girl in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tiana kisses a prince-turned-frog, and instead of turning him into his usual self, Tiana also becomes a frog. Princess in the Frog is an example of hard work paying off but with a Disney take on it. 

#6: The Little Mermaid (1989) 

Growing up, I was in love with Prince Eric and constantly watched The Little Mermaid. I don’t watch it frequently anymore, but this film is my go-to whenever I get hit by a wave of nostalgia. 

#7: Aladdin (1992) 

Another picture with an incredible soundtrack, Aladdin contains songs like “A Whole New World” and “Arabian Nights.” Jasmine is a born princess but falls in love with Aladdin, who is considered beneath her. In the end, a heartfelt happily ever after is found between the two main characters. 

#8: Sleeping Beauty (1959) 

One of the classics, Sleeping Beauty, is about Aurora, who is cursed as a child and falls into a deep sleep for 100 years, only to be saved by a prince. The antagonist, Maleficent, is an evil witch whose jealousy leads her to harm others. Everyone has dealt with jealousy in a way, and Sleeping Beauty is an example of not letting envy fully control you. 

#9: Frozen (2013) 

I remember seeing Frozen in theaters and belting the words “Let It Go” for months after the release. Although it has lost personal appeal, I still think of Frozen if I wish to relive the past and reconnect with my six-year-old self. 

#10: Snow White (1937) 

Being the first Disney Princess movie, Snow White set the stage for future films. It started an era that has yet to end. I don’t enjoy Snow White as much as the other movies, but I felt it needed to be included, seeing as it set the stage for all other Disney Princesses. 

All Disney Princess movies are available to watch at disneyplus.com.

 

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Stella Griggs, Staffer

Hi, I'm Stella! I'm a sophomore at Plant and this is my first year at the school. This is my first year in the newspaper and I'm so excited! Go panthers!!

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