20+ years of Barbie movies: A comprehensive ranking

by Rana Schenke | 13 Jan 2022

Industry Commentary, Op-Ed

If you were a kid in the early 2000’s or anytime after that, you might be familiar with the animated Barbie films — the first of which was released over 20 years ago in 2001. 


When I was a kid, I used to watch these movies all the time with my younger sisters, and we loved reenacting scenes from the movies with our Barbie dolls.


In 2020 after the pandemic hit, we decided to rewatch all of the Barbie films from our childhood to the present and rate them. Some of them we hadn’t seen before, and some were childhood favorites. Regardless of our previous opinions on them, we decided to watch them all and record our thoughts/ratings for each.


This is our definitive ranking of the currently released Barbie films (yes, “Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams” and “Barbie: Princess Adventure” are here!), including a rating and short review for each.