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Top 10 Barbie Movies

Barbie in the Nutcracker wearing her crown

White horses, love stories with happy endings, true friendships, magic fairies, enchanted forests and adventures, many adventures in the sea and sky.

I’m sure that when you read all this, you couldn’t help but think of some children’s stories from your childhood and the truth is that you are not wrong, since we are talking about the unforgettable and incomparable, Barbie.

More specifically about her series of children’s films, which was released in 2001 and since then has been published up to 39 different titles, all full of charm and childish fun that delighted the little ones in the house.

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Mattel’s famous doll marked an era and was the protagonist of the childhood of thousands of girls thanks to its toys and accessories.

This made the Barbie cartoon brand a benchmark for children’s toys for over two decades and counting!

Although all of the Barbie films were very popular with children, critics had different opinions about the adventures of the beautiful princess and her friends.

Barbie in the Nutcracker standing with the Prince

Although the idea was to entertain and educate children from the point of view of sweetness and fantasy, not all the titles managed to do so in the same way.

Therefore, below we are going to refresh your memory and give you a top 10 movies of Barbie and her friends..

1. Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (2014)

Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper 2004 movie poster

Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper is based on the classic Mark Twain story. One day a chance encounter between the blonde Princess Anneliese and brunette commoner Erika in the marketplace begins a lifelong friendship.

The two friends soon discover the Queen’s advisor, Preminger, has more than one evil plan to take more power for himself. Only Princess Anneliese’s new friend Erika knows how to help her.

2. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)

Baring in the 12 Dancing Princesses 2006 movie poster

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses is a story about widowed King Randolph and his 12 daughters. Barbie plays Princess Genevieve, the king’s most outgoing daughter.

To ensure the daughters grow up to learn to behave like a proper ladies the King enlists his less fortunate cousin, Duchess Rowena to teach the girls about royal etiquette.

3. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D (2006)

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D 2005 movie poster

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus tell the story of a talented ice skater named Princess Annika. When her family and village are attacked by the evil Wenlock she embarks on a journey to the Cloud Kingdom on the back of her flying pegasus, Brietta.

Together, they uncover family secrets and make a plan to defeat Wenlock to save their people.

4. Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)

Barbie Princess Charm School 2011 movie poster

Barbie Princess Charm School is an animation film about a young waitress named Blair Willows. She is a kind and generous girl with a pure heart.

Blair is accepted into Gardania’s prestigious Prince Charm School where she can learn to be a proper princess or royal lady. The selfish Dame Devin recognizes Blair as possibly being the kingdom’s missing heiress to the throne.

5. Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)

Barbie as Rapunzel 2002 movie poster

Barbie as Rapunzel is based on the classic tale. Barbie plays Rapunzel who is trapped in a tall tower by an evil witch. Hidden from the outside world Rapunzel spends much of her day painting and dreaming of a happier life.

After many years alone Rapunzel goes on a journey with her friends Penelope and Hobie to find her happily ever after.

6. Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)

Barbie of Swan Lake movie poster 2003

Barbie of Swan Lake was the third installment of the franchise and the second based on the famous Tchaikovsky ballet, in which Barbie will tell the story of the nutcracker to her little sister Kelly to help her sleep.

Like the rest of Barbie’s deliveries, this beautiful movie will take us back to the kingdom of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, while giving us beautiful dance scenes full of songs to remember.

7. Barbie and the Diamond Castle (2008)

Barbie & The Diamond Castle 2008 movie poster

Barbie and the Diamond Castle ventures into one of the franchise’s most musical films. Two young friends, Liana and Alexa, will have to give music back to the world.

In their adventure, they will have to fight against the evil witch Lydia who hides the key to the Diamond Castle, a magical place where all music is born and where she holds little Melody, a muse’s apprentice that our protagonists will have to free.

8. Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)

Barbie as The Island Princess 2007 movie poster

Barbie as the Island Princess is the story of shipwrecked Rosella who is played by Barbie. Rosella grows up on the island with her animal friends who help watch over her.

One day Prince Antonio arrives and encourages Rosella and her pet friends to explore civilization. Together they discover a plot to take over the kingdom and do what they can to try to save the day.

9. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

Barbie in the Nutcracker movie poster 2001

Barbie in the Nutcracker is the first installment of the Barbie movie series, a fantasy adventure based on the classic children’s opera The Nutcracker; it’s also perfect to watch during the Christmas season.

In the film, we are introduced to Clara, a sweet little girl who receives a Nutcracker as a Christmas present.

However, she soon realizes that her Nutcracker is enchanted and that inside him lives a prince and an entire army led by the evil Mouse King.

It will be Clara’s mission to go into that kingdom and help the prince rescue the Sugar Princess, who lives in the Land of Candy beyond the mountains. A beautiful adventure that will make you fall in love!

10. Barbie in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (2008)

Barbie In 'A Christmas Carol' 2008 movie poster

Barbie also has several special movies for Christmas, such as Barbie in A Christmas Carol, being this Christmas story a children’s version of Dickens’s classic tale in which Barbie and her friends will help an English Victorian singer who is bitter about her professional failures.

They help her understand the true importance of life and make her fall in love again with the spirit of Christmas.

More Barbie Movies to Watch

After you watch the top 10 Barbie movies then check out some of the other fun Barbie films below. Find a full list of all Barbie films on your Barbie movies page and see which streaming service has your favorite movies or read about the history of the Barbie movie franchise.

Anneliese and Erika in Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper

Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess (2013)

In this magical adventure, our friend Barbie becomes the royal ambassador of Flutterfield along with her purple pet Zee. Her mission is to restore peace with the crystal fairies that inhabit the kingdom of Shimmervale.

During her adventure, fairy Barbie will befriend Shimmervale’s Princess Catania and the two will have to face the evil witch Gwyllion and her pet bat Boris, who plan to turn all the crystals in the kingdom into stone and make the magic disappear.

As the best Barbie movie fairy adventure, this film highlights the values of friendship and companionship through magic. Pure sweetness!

Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)

Barbie and the Three Musketeers 2009 movie poster

In this film, Barbie takes us to meet the young and enthusiastic Corinne, with whom we will travel to the 16th century to see how she becomes, along with her friends Miette, Aramina, Renée, and Viveca, a brave musketeer.

The dream of all of them is to be able to fight in the service of the French royal family, but at that time women were totally forbidden to work as soldiers.

Luckily, an unexpected master offers to train them secretly to deal with an evil conspiracy being hatched against the young Prince Louis. A fantastic adventure that will entertain the whole family!

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)

Barbie Fairytopia Mermaidia

In this new Barbie Fairytopia Mermaidia adventure, Barbie will play the role of the young fairy Elina, who has just acquired a new set of shiny wings for her past exploits in which she defeated the evil wizard Laverna.

Although Elina is only a novice sorceress, she will be forced to test her new powers in order to face a new threat: Laverna’s followers kidnap Nalu, the Prince of the Merfolk.

Our Barbie movies mermaid must prevent the land from ending up in the hands of evil and she will achieve this with the help of her faithful assistants Bibble, her pet, and the sweet mermaid Nori.

Together they will save the peaceful Barbie Fairytropia from the clutches of Laverna and her henchmen.

Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)

Barbie the Pearl Princess 2014 movie poster

This time Barbie is Lumina, a young and beautiful mermaid who was born with magical powers thanks to which she is able to make pearls dance.

Her adventure begins when her adorable aunt, with whom she has lived in the palace since she was a child, forgets to go to an important dance in the palace, so Lumina decides to go in her place and start a long journey.

In this adventure, the Barbie movies Princess Lumina will meet all kinds of magical creatures with whom she will face all kinds of challenges and forge a beautiful friendship.

She investigates their true origin and the reason for their magical powers. Pure magic!

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)

Barbie A Fashion Fairytale 2010 movie poster

This film is perfect for those children who dream of one-day becoming fashion designers. On this occasion, Barbie will travel to the romantic city of Paris to help her aunt Millicent not to close her fashion shop for good.

Together with her dog Sequin and three magic fashion fairies she meets when she gets there, she will make a fabulous fashion collection that will help her aunt save the business and help her take her first steps in the fashion industry.

A beautiful and entertaining film that will delight lovers of haute couture clothing and design.

Barbie & Her Sisters In The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)

Barbie & Her Sisters In The Great Puppy Adventure 2015 movie poster

This movie presents a wonderful adventure full of unexpected twists in which Barbie, her pets, and her three sisters, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea find a mysterious treasure map in their grandmother’s attic.

Throughout the film, they must unravel all the mysteries hidden on the map and find the hidden treasure in the town of Willows. A thrilling adventure that will delight the whole family!

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Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon established Featured Animation in 2006 to celebrate animated movies. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Find out more about me and my movie journey, About Featured Animation.