The movies of the famous Mattel doll have accompanied many generations. However, there are certain jewels that will remain in our minds for life.
10. Barbie: Princess School
The most recent film in our ranking was released in 2011. The protagonist of the film is called “Blair” and, in true Gossip Girl style, here we also see how the main character tries to fit in at a prestigious school for princesses.
9. Barbie: Fairytopia
It premiered in 2005 and continues to be one of the favorites of all fans of the saga. It tells the story of Elina, a wingless fairy who sets out on a journey to save the fairyland, a place called ‘Fairytopia’. The best of the movie? Her pet; a furry animal called ‘Bibble’ that gives a lot of cuteness.Barbie: Fairytopia (2005) (IMDb)
8. Barbie as the island princess
It tells the story of Princess Rosella who, after surviving a shipwreck, grows up on a deserted island where she is accepted and raised by some animals. Extra points because her songs are a real gem.
7. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
If you also had the little purple pegasus toy when you were a child, you know that this tape is unforgettable. The coolest thing about the movie is that Annika, the main character, is not only a princess but she is also an ice skater. The best? Brie Larson (yes, Captain Marvel) performed the movie’s theme song.
6. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia
If the first film in the ‘Fairytopia’ saga was a hit, the sequel released in 2006 is a true relic. On this occasion, Elina undertakes a trip to Mermaidia, the country of mermaids, to rescue the prince and prevent an evil fairy from ruling the place. Trust me when I tell you, no matter how old you are, you will love it!Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006) (IMDb)
5. Barbie in the Nutcracker
It was released in 2001 and was the first in the Barbie series of computer-animated films. In fact, the dances were captured in motion while some members of the New York City Ballet performed them. Although it’s basically a modernized version of The Nutcracker, it’s still one of the most endearing.
4. Barbie as Rapunzel
I’m sure you saw it on VHS around 2002 and you still remember little Penelope (the dragon that accompanied Rapunzel at all times). It is one more version of the tale of the Grimm brothers with the odd change. The best of the movie? The princess’s unforgettable magic brush that could be painted with outside the castle!
3. Swan Lake Barbie
Yes, I know you’ve been waiting for her. This film is simply a classic in the saga, not only because it is based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet, but also because of its animation and costumes. Who does not remember that scene when Barbie turns into a swan? ICONIC! Barbie and Swan Lake (2003) (IMDb)
2. Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses
Okay, admit it; you also danced the main dance of the movie a million times. It earns position two in our ranking for being one of the most versatile films in the saga. It tells the story of Princess Genevieve, who along with her eleven sisters discovers a secret entrance that leads to a magical world.
1. Barbie: The Princess and the Commoner
This film was released in 2004 and, despite its age, its songs are still iconic; so much so that the “I’m like you” dance became a TikTok trend. It stands out for being a musical but the story and the costumes are the other couple of elements that make it.Barbie in the Princess and the Commoner (2004) (IMDb)
Barbie Movies on Netflix
The Barbie catalog on Netflix is more extensive than you might imagine, as it contains more than 15 films from the saga. Among them: Barbie: The secret of the fairies, Barbie: The princess and the pop star, the aforementioned, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams and Barbie: School for princesses; among many others. Take a look at her catalog and go back to your childhood.Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006) (IMDb)
But the most exciting of all is that Netflix will include four other must-see Barbie classics that you can see from the platform on August 16: Barbie: the princess and the commoner, Barbie Fairytopia: The Magic of the Rainbow, Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses and Barbie: Butterfly. Truly a walk down nostalgia!
Barbie Movies on Apple TV
If you are in the mood to see one or another movie from the complete saga, Apple TV is your option. Contrary to other platforms, here you find the possibility to rent or buy any movie of the famous doll, including all of our ranking!