"Beauty and the Beast" turned 30 Sept. 29. The milestone inspires pleasant reflection on how the Disney princess stereotype has evolved—and how far it still has to go.
Stacker ranked every Disney princess movie from 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to 2019's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"
"Sleeping Beauty" spin-off sequel. Using IMDb user scores, with votes breaking ties, this list covers sequels, prequels, and spin-offs.
Early princess tales, such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Cinderella," and "Sleeping Beauty," created a formula that succeeding princess tales would both reference and reject.
The Mouse House has featured princesses throughout its long history, beginning with "Snow White" in 1937. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White are popular characters.
2007's "Enchanted," 2009's "The Princess and the Frog," and 2010's "Tangled" featured meta-princesses who rejected the classic princess narrative and charted their own lives, sometimes without a prince.
The trend peaked with 2013's "Frozen," which some claim disregarded the princess narrative to tremendous box office ends and became as influential in popular culture as the most well-liked princess films of the past.