Best Disney Animated Movies With Female Lead Characters


The Top Ten

1 Tangled

Probably my favorite Disney movie. Rapunzel is a strong female lead. There's a guy who helps her, but she makes him do it. She even saves him, more than once. The dialogue is funny, the songs amusing (and not annoying), and the horse is hilarious.

Yep tangled is best on this position, I mean exactly it has action, drama, romance, thill and etc. So the couple suits perfect. But it deserves 2nd because it was not that happy ending, I mean at last he cut her hair and that to so much short. So I think it got 2nd

How have I not noticed that Flynn has a frying pan in his hand on the cover? What is wrong with me?

I love this movie!

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2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White may be a product of her time, confined to domestic duties rather than fighting back against the Queen, but she also makes the most of surviving out in the world on her own and actively earns her keep in taking refuge with the Seven Dwarves, forming a stronger, more maternal bond with them than the brief romantic connection she had with the prince. On the day she's tricked into eating the poison apple, she was trying to win one of them over, and judging by his reaction to her kissing him on the head, she succeeded.

Also, the art is breathtaking, and the animation is just so beautiful to look at.

Snow White all the way! (slapping/smacking Anna from Frozen hard right in her face) Take that, Anna from Frozen!

So much better than that Frozen trash.

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3 Frozen

I still think Disney should've tried harder to do a movie about 'The Snow Queen.' My biggest main complaint about Frozen is that Elsa the Snow Princess/Queen didn't/doesn't always get to use her ice magic powers all the time enough at all. The "Let It Go" sequence was the highlight for me. I still always wanted to see Elsa do something, anything and everything much more spectacular than ever all the time in canon, but she never did at all and it's all thanks to all of those cruel, unfair, lazy creators of Frozen who got away with disappointing all of us. My other biggest main complaint about the show, Once Upon A Time is that Ingrid the Snow Princess/Queen didn't/doesn't always get to use her ice magic powers all the time enough at all either. I also still always wanted to see Ingrid do something, anything and everything much more spectacular than ever all the time in canon too, but she also never did at all either and it's also all thanks to all of those unfair writers of the show, ...more

How is Prince Hans of the Southern Isles before the king of Arendelle? Hans himself is the rather forced canon villain of this less classical movie. While I think he's a good character, I think he's a very weak Disney villain. The twist near then end of the movie felt very forced and thrown in last minute. Which was due to the fact that they got rid of their original villain (which was Elsa), so they needed another villain to fill in her place but instead it turned Hans into a weak villain, and continues to remind me of all the problems that Frozen had. I feel like if Hans wasn't the rather forced canon villain at all either, then he would've also been turned into a hideous beast as his punishment by a beautiful enchantress in canon too so he would've been able to do anything to redeem himself and his whole entire life by earning a redemption in order to be free from being trapped under the spell just like the titular beast prince himself (Beauty and the Beast 1991/2017). The lazy ...more

Elsa was a character written to be misunderstood. The script writers and producers certainly succeeded. I don't care if someone can manipulate snow and ice, I've seen several people do it in fiction, *scoff* I don't really get why people make such a BIG DEAL about Queen Elsa!

About a wicked queen who does not care if her OWN SUBJECTS freeze to death. She even sings about the cold not bothering HER anyway. It's always about her. Anna is so sweet, loyal, forgiving, loving, and amazing, she gives up her life for this evil woman who happens to be her sister(but does not act like it). Elsa deserved to be stabbed to death. There! I said it.

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4 Mulan

Unlike 99% of the movies on this list (other than tangled, Alice in wonderland and frozen being the 1%), Mulan is a movie that showcases a girl getting along without the help of a man. It was one of Disney's first feminist movies.

When someone says you fight like a girl, remember this movie

Wait, Ping was a female the entire time!?

Mulan is not a fake bitch!
She is real, powerful and beautiful!

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5 Cinderella

I grew up loving this movie. I love Cinderella. She's my favorite.

Cinderella is amazing!

I love this movie


6 The Little Mermaid

Ariel had the mot beautiful voice and the greatest sense of adventure. Loved her and loved this classic.

My little sis loves this movie

Ariel is one of the greatest Disney leads in my opinion.


7 Beauty and the Beast

It is actually pronounced Belle but anyways at least put this at number 2

Queen of all Disney movies

Bell should be number 1!

8 Alice In Wonderland

Alice is a great female character. She can be bland at times, but she's also smart, witty and tenacious. She actually does have a spine.

Curiouser and curiouser

Alice all the way! Take that, Anna from Frozen!

9 Sleeping Beauty

I love this movie 10 best animated movie it's so good

So dreamy. So romantic. So exciting. So funny.

10 Zootopia

Judy is the best, she is brave and so beautiful too

Emotional but strong, strict still caring... Judy hopes

Judy Hopps Is Such A Strong Female Lead


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The Contenders

11 Brave

This movie shows us that not only prince or some hero can save the day but even a princess can do it on her own

This is the unique princess story. I like it!

Very Underrated


12 Moana

Moana is brave, caring, smart, strong, pretty much anything you'd want in a character. I don't know why she's so low.

Not my favorite but voting because I feel this movie is very underrated - Phillip873

Easily the best film on here see it and upvote it.

13 Pocahontas
14 The Princess and the Frog
15 The Aristocats
16 The Rescuers
17 Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is awesome! She feeds kids SHUGAR

18 Lilo & Stitch
19 Inside Out

Joy is such a strong and interesting character, and Sadness is, too!

20 Finding Dory
21 Hercules

As amazing as Meg is, she isn't the lead character. Hercules is.

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22 Lady and the Tramp
23 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
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1. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfes
2. Tangled
3. Aladdin
1. Mulan
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Pocahontas
1. Cinderella
2. Frozen
3. Alice In Wonderland

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