Mother-Daughter Movie Night

Looking for movies with great female characters and memorable stories that have cross-generational appeal? These engaging picks with strong leading ladies are ideal for moms and daughters to share over a bowl of popcorn (and for some, maybe a tissue or two). Girl power, indeed! And if you feel like reading instead of watching, try our mother-daughter book club picks -- or try our lists of Movie Moms and Movies with Strong Female Characters.

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Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings

age 4+

Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Frozen

age 5+

Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

age 6+

Tale of young baker jam-packed with positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Inside Out

age 6+

Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Moana

age 6+

Memorable musical with a Pacific Islander lead, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Trolls

age 6+

Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Anne of Green Gables

age 7+

Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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Akeelah and the Bee

age 8+

Inspiring drama about a young spelling champ has swearing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Brave

age 8+

Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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The Eagle Huntress

age 8+

Inspiring documentary about barrier-breaking teen girl.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Ever After

age 8+

Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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The Princess Bride

age 8+

Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)
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The Princess Diaries

age 8+

Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Raya and the Last Dragon

age 8+

Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Wolfwalkers

age 8+

Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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A Ballerina's Tale

age 9+

Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Becoming

age 9+

Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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We Are the Radical Monarchs

age 9+

Docu about girls' social justice troop inspires all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
Captain Marvel Movie Poster: Captain Marvel stands, electric power surrounding her body
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Captain Marvel

age 10+

Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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CodeGirl

age 10+

Heartfelt docu showcases tech competition for teen girls.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)