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 Movie Poster Image
Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Frozen Movie Poster Image
Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Movie Poster Image
Tale of young baker jam-packed with positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Inside Out Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Trolls Movie Poster Image
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Anne of Green Gables Movie Poster Image
Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Eagle Huntress Movie Poster Image
Inspiring documentary about barrier-breaking teen girl.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Ever After Movie Poster Image
Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Raya and the Last Dragon Movie Poster Image
Charming, epic adventure mixes monsters, humor, heart.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Wolfwalkers Movie Poster Image
Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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A Ballerina's Tale Movie Poster Image
Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Becoming Movie Poster Image
Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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We Are the Radical Monarchs Movie Poster Image
Docu about girls' social justice troop inspires all ages.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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CodeGirl Movie Poster Image
Heartfelt docu showcases tech competition for teen girls.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Hidden Figures Movie Poster Image
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Strictly Ballroom Movie Poster Image
Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Hairspray (2007) Movie Poster Image
Infectiously fun musical with a message.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Pride & Prejudice Movie Poster Image
Gorgeous Jane Austen adaptation has timeless appeal.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Whale Rider Movie Poster Image
Excellent, gorgeous drama with uplifting messages.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Emma. Movie Poster Image
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Steel Magnolias Movie Poster Image
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Wonder Woman Movie Poster Image
Engaging, entertaining, empowering superhero adventure.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Bend It Like Beckham Movie Poster Image
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Dreamgirls Movie Poster Image
Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Dumplin' Movie Poster Image
Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Mamma Mia! Movie Poster Image
Upbeat, silly ABBA musical has sexual innuendos.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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The Prom Movie Poster Image
Star-studded, slightly edgy musical is all about acceptance.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Miss Juneteenth Movie Poster Image
Courage, humility, empathy in mother-daughter drama.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Testament of Youth Movie Poster Image
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Terms of Endearment Movie Poster Image
Glossy, funny, and packs a real emotional wallop.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Amelie Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful, charming, whimsical film has mature moments.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Joy Luck Club Movie Poster Image
Poignant tale of Chinese-American moms, daughters.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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