Barbie movies in order

How To Watch All 43 Barbie Movies In Order

Barbie! Everybody knows this name, she’s more than just a toy doll. She is a symbol of change, an inspiration for every generation. Since 1959, Barbie has been a role model for kids showing them, they can be anything they want to be, from having multiple careers to amazing style and having more adventures than any one of us, to top it all off she has even been in movies! The Barbie movie franchise started in 2001 with Barbie in the Nutcracker. All of these movies telling us tales about everlasting bonds of friendship and living out our dreams.

Barbie Movies have come a long way since their beginning in 2001, from stories about magical kingdoms and fairies to adding layers of what its like to be a grown up with a job, a family or even dealing with real world issues. One thing that always stays the same is the magical moments throughout the movies and the life lessons sparkled throughout of hope, kindness and staying true to ourselves. These movies are made for kids, especially girls or honestly for whoever enjoys watching magic, its for them.

Last year, Barbie took a giant leap with her first real life movie! simply titled Barbie. This movie seamlessly blends memories of our beloved doll with how things are today. This live action isn’t just for kids anymore but also grown ups who grew up watching barbie and experienced the magic Barbie bought with her. This movie celebrates everything Barbie has always been, but it also takes a look at the idea of a perfect doll and shows it in a new way. This blog post will help you to watch all Barbie movies in order, keep on reading to bring more magic and joy to your life!

How to watch all Barbie movies in order:

If you want to watch every single Barbie movie ever made, start from the very beginning and watch them in the order they came out. That way, you won’t miss any! Since the first movie, “Barbie in the Nutcracker,” came out in 2001, there have been a bunch of sequels and specials. Follow the list to help you watch all Barbie movies in order without missing out on any of the exciting adventures!

  1. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
  2. Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
  3. Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
  4. Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
  5. Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
  6. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)
  7. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
  8. The Barbie Diaries (2006)
  9. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
  10. Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
  11. Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
  12. Barbie: Mariposa (2008)
  13. Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)
  14. Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)
  15. Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
  16. Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)
  17. Barbie in A Mermaid Tale (2010)
  18. Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)
  19. Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)
  20. Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)
  21. Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
  22. Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)
  23. Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)
  24. Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
  25. Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)
  26. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)
  27. Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
  28. Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
  29. Barbie in Princess Power (2015)
  30. Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals (2015)
  31. Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)
  32. Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
  33. Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)
  34. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase (2016)
  35. Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)
  36. Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)
  37. Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)
  38. Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)
  39. Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)
  40. Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)
  41. Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)
  42. Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure (2023)
  43. Barbie (2023)

1. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

This movie, was released way back in 2001, it was the first Barbie movie ever!  Barbie plays Clara, a girl who gets a Nutcracker doll as a gift. But this is no ordinary doll! It comes alive and whisks Clara away to a magical land. There, they have to team up to defeat an evil Mouse King. This movie is like a fun twist on a famous ballet show, and it shows how Barbie movies can combine exciting adventures with music and dancing.

IMDb Rating 6.3/10

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2. Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)

Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)

Next up is Barbie as Rapunzel, from 2002, In this movie, Barbie is not royalty, she’s Rapunzel, a girl stuck in a tower by a cruel witch named Gothel. But Rapunzel finds a special paintbrush, a gift for her by her parents who she thought were lost forever, the brush is magic! It can make magic portals, with a little creativity and bravery, she escapes the tower, finds her prince, and learns the importance of freedom.

IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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3. Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)

Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)

In 2003, Barbie became Odette in “Barbie of Swan Lake“! This movie is based on another famous ballet. In the story, an evil sorcerer turns Odette into a swan, but Odette finds her courage and battles for her freedom, finding love in the midst of chaos. She fights to break the spell and saves her magical forest from the evil sorcerer.

IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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4. Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)

In Barbie’s first musical movie, she plays dual roles as both a princess and a pauper, who swap places to experience each other’s lives. The Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, inspired by the Mark Twain novel, showing us friendship, freedom, and the discovery of one’s own voice.

IMDb Rating 7.0/10

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5. Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)

Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)

Barbie stars as Elina, a wingless fairy in a world called Fairytopia. When a wicked enchantress threatens to make all flying creatures stop flying just like her, Elina embarks on a quest to save them, showing us courage and the power of believing in oneself.

IMDb Rating 6.1/10

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6. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)

This one’s a first for Barbie, in 2005, Barbie starred in her first 3D movie, “Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus.”  She plays Princess Annika, who meets a magical flying horse named Pegasus. Together, they team up with a wise polar bear to defeat an evil wizard. This movie shows how important it is to be brave and never give up!

IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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7. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)

In this movie, Elina the fairy dives into the ocean! This movie is a direct sequel to “Fairytopia” it is all about the powerful bond of friendship. Elina becomes a mermaidia to save her merman friend Prince Nalu. The movie shows that true friends are always there for each other, no matter what!

IMDb Rating 6.3/10

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8. The Barbie Diaries (2006)

The Barbie Diaries (2006)

This Barbie movie is different from the others. It’s not about magic or fairytales. Instead, it shows Barbie as a regular teenage girl in high school!  She deals with things like friendships, figuring out who she is, and staying true to herself. Barbie Diaries is a story most girls can relate to!

IMDb Rating 5.5/10

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9. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)

In Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses, Barbie plays Princess Genevieve, one of twelve sisters who secretly love to dance! They discover a magical land where they can dance all night. But back in their real world, an evil duchess is trying to take over the kingdom.  This movie shows the power of family and how dancing can bring joy and even save the day.

IMDb Rating 6.9/10

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10. Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)

Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)

Elina the fairy is back in “Barbie: Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow“! This time, she heads off to fairy school to learn how to make the first rainbow of spring. The movie shows that teamwork and working together with friends helps you overcome any challenge.

IMDb Rating 6.2/10

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11. Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)

Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)

In “Barbie as The Island Princess,” Barbie plays Rosella!  She’s a girl who gets shipwrecked on a tropical island as a baby and raised by animals. When she grows up, she travels to a mighty kingdom with her animal friends and even helps save the kingdom from a villain.  This movie is all about adventure and finding out who you really are.

IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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12. Barbie: Mariposa (2008)

Barbie: Mariposa (2008)

This Barbie movie takes us back to the magical world of Fairytopia! Here, Barbie is Mariposa, a butterfly fairy on a quest to save her queen and kingdom. This adventure teaches us all about being brave and the importance of having good friends by your side.

IMDb Rating 6.1/10

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13. Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)

Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)

In “Barbie & the Diamond Castle,” Barbie and her Best friend go on an amazing adventure to find a hidden castle full of diamonds!  They face all sorts of challenges along the way, but their friendship helps them through it all.  This movie is all about the power of music, being loyal to your friends, and never giving up.

IMDb Rating 6.5/10

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14. Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)

Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)

This Christmas movie is a fun twist on a famous story! Barbie plays a famous singer named Eden Starling. At first, Eden is all about work and forget about Christmas spirit. But then, she learns the true meaning of the holidays, giving to others and spending time with loved ones.

IMDb Rating 6.3/10

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15. Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)

Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)

This Barbie movie is a fresh take on the story of Thumbelina! In this modern twist, Thumbelina is tiny but mighty. She sets out on an adventure to save her flower home from being bulldozed over for a new building.  This movie reminds us to take care of the environment.

IMDb Rating 5.7/10

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16. Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)

Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)

This Barbie movie is all about girl power! Barbie plays Corinne, a girl with a big dream, becoming a musketeer and a super brave protector in Paris.  This adventure story is full of mystery and shows that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, no matter what challenges get in your way.

IMDb Rating 6.3/10

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17. Barbie in A Mermaid Tale (2010)

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale (2010)

This Barbie movie has made a huge splash with its release! Barbie plays Merliah, a surfing champion who discovers she’s not just any girl but a mermaid princess!  This movie mixes surfing with underwater adventures. Merliah has to learn who she really is half-human and half-mermaid, while saving her mom and her kingdom. It’s a story about finding yourself and being true to who you are.

IMDb Rating 6.3/10

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18. Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)

Bonjour! This Barbie movie takes us to Paris! Barbie plays herself, on a trip to visit her aunt, a famous fashion designer. But her aunt’s business is in bot going well, with the help of some magical fairies, Barbie and her aunt work together to save the day. This movie shows the power of creativity, teamwork, and believing you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

IMDb Rating 6.4/10

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19. Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)

Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)

Sparkles and surprises! This Barbie movie is all about fairies! Barbie discovers that fairies are real and live secretly all around us. When her boyfriend Ken gets whisked away by a fairy princess, Barbie has to team up with her rival to save him in the magical fairy world. This movie shows that even rivals can become friends, and working together is the best way to solve problems!

IMDb Rating 5.9/10

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20. Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)

Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)

This Barbie movie is about finding your inner leader! Barbie plays Blair, a regular girl who gets to go to a special Princess Charm School. There, she learns all about being a leader, taking responsibility, and how kindness can make a real difference. This movie shows that anyone can be a leader, no matter who they are.

IMDb Rating 6.6/10

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21. Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)

This Barbie movie is a Christmas adventure! Barbie and her sisters are all excited for a holiday together, but a snowstorm throws their plans into a whirl. They end up at a cozy inn instead.  Even though their plans change, Barbie and her sisters learn the importance of family, giving to others, and the true magic of Christmas.

IMDb Rating 5.4/10

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22. Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)

In this sequel, Barbie is back as Merliah, the surfing champion who’s also a mermaid princess!  This time, she has to double the trouble – saving her ocean kingdom again and winning a big surfing competition.  The movie shows how Merliah can find a balance between her two worlds and stay true to herself no matter where she is.

IMDb Rating 6.1/10

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23. Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)

Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)

This Barbie has a musical twist to it! Barbie plays two characters, a princess and a pop star. They magically swap places and live each other’s lives for a while. The movie is about figuring out who you really are and what you want to be in life. It turns out, being a princess or a pop star, both have their ups and downs and not everything is as picture perfect as it seems from the outside.

IMDb Rating 5.8/10

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24. Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)

Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)

This Barbie movie is all about ballet magic! Barbie plays a ballerina who discovers a pair of special pink shoes. These shoes whisk her away to a land where she can dance in all sorts of famous ballets. But the most important lesson Barbie learns is that she can create her own magic by believing in herself and that confidence is the key to everything.

IMDb Rating 5.6/10

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25. Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)

Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)

In this Barbie movie, Barbie is back as Mariposa, the butterfly fairy. This time, Mariposa is on a mission to make friends with the Crystal Fairies, who are kind of different from her.  The movie shows that even if people seem different at first, you can always find common ground and become friends. It’s all about trust, friendship, and understanding each other.

IMDb Rating 6.1/10

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26. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)

Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)

This movie is for all the house lovers out there. This movie takes Barbie and her sisters on a vacation to Switzerland, where they learn how to ride horses at a fancy academy in the mountains. There, they find a magical horse and save it from danger. This movie is all about sisters having fun together and making new animal friends!

IMDb Rating 6.0/10

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27. Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)

Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)

Dive into yet another underwater adventure with Barbie! In this movie, Barbie plays Lumina, a mermaid with a special talent: she can control pearls! Lumina dreams of becoming a princess, but she learns that the most important power comes from within herself. Along the way, she uses her talents to help her friends and even save the entire kingdom!

IMDb Rating 6.2/10

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28. Barbie in Princess Power (2015)

Barbie in Princess Power (2015)

This Barbie movie is full of all the super hero hype! Barbie becomes a superhero with amazing powers.  She has to learn how to use her new skills to help others, but she also wonders what it really means to be a hero.  This movie shows us a girl with immense power and how she handles the responsibility that comes with great power!

IMDb Rating 5.3/10

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29. Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals (2015)

Barbie in Rock 'N Royals (2015)

Get ready to rock! In this Barbie movie, there’s a switch, Barbie, who is a princess, gets sent to a rock music camp, and a famous rockstar named Erika ends up at a princess camp.  This hilarious musical is all about following your dreams, no matter what they are. Barbie and Erika learn that being different is okay, and that music can unite people in unexpected ways.

IMDb Rating 5.9/10

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30. Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)

Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)

This Barbie movie is a puppy party! Barbie and her sisters find a treasure map in their grandma’s attic.  Following the map leads them on a fun adventure filled with adorable puppies! 

IMDb Rating 6.1/10

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31. Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)

Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)

This Barbie movie is full of action! Barbie and her friends turn into secret agents with super cool gymnastic skills. They have to work together as a team and use their brains to catch a jewel thief. This movie shows that being smart, working together, and staying true to what’s right is the best way to win the day!

IMDb Rating 5.5/10

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32. Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)

Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)

This Barbie movie blasts off to space!  Barbie is a princess who travels among the stars on a hoverboard.  She teams up with a cool rescue crew to save the stars from going out.  This adventure is all about bravery, shooting for your dreams, and never giving up on what you believe in!

IMDb Rating 5.8/10

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33. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase (2016)

Barbie & Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase (2016)

Gearing up for a dance competition on a sun-kissed island paradise, Barbie and her sisters are ready to show off their moves. But their tropical getaway takes an unexpected turn when their beloved puppies disappear! Determined to find their puppy friends, Barbie and her sisters embark on a whirlwind adventure. 

IMDb Rating 4.8/10

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34. Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)

Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)

In a surprising twist, Barbie’s world gets flipped upside down when she’s magically sucked into her favorite video game! Transformed into a roller-skating hero, she finds herself in a vibrant digital landscape far different from her usual life.

IMDb Rating 5.0/10

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35. Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)

Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)

Go deep into an underwater wonderland with Barbie and her sisters! This enchanting movie whisks them away to a vibrant coral reef teeming with colourful fish and playful dolphins. Barbie and her sisters encounter a pod of graceful dancing dolphins. The movie beautifully captures the beauty of the natural world, reminding us to protect the wonders that lie beneath the waves.

IMDb Rating 5.6/10

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36. Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)

Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)

Barbie gets a makeover for the 21st century in this film!  Ditches the damsel-in-distress routine, this movie follows Barbie on her path to becoming a modern princess

IMDb Rating 5.5/10

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37. Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)

Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)

Chelsea, the youngest of the Barbie sisters, feels like she’s lost in the shuffle during their family vacation. It’s her birthday, but everyone seems focused on other things. Feeling a bit down, Chelsea goes on an unexpected adventure.

IMDb Rating 5.3/10

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38. Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)

Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)

Barbie discovers another Barbie from a different part of the country in New York City, and together they compete in a summer performing arts competition.

IMDb Rating 5.8/10

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39. Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)

Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)

Returning to the ocean, Barbie and her mermaid friends go on a mission to rescue a young dolphin separated from its mother.

IMDb Rating 5.3/10

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40. Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)

Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)

In this animated special, Barbie and friends take a cross-country road trip full of fun and unexpected challenges.

IMDb Rating 6.8/10

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41. Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure (2023)

Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure (2023)

With the main focus on Barbie’s sister, Skipper, we see how she tackles a babysitting challenge that turns into an unexpected adventure.

IMDb Rating 5.7/10

OVERALL RATING

Standalone Barbie Movies:

There are some Barbie Movies that can be watched without having to watch a previous one before it, so you don’t have to worry abut missing out on any of the magical adventures. Here is a list of all the barbie movies in order that can be watched separately:

  1. Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
  2. Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
  3. Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
  4. Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
  5. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)
  6. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
  7. Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
  8. Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)
  9. Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)
  10. Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
  11. Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)
  12. Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)
  13. Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
  14. Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)
  15. Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
  16. Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)
  17. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)
  18. Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
  19. Barbie and the Secret Door (2014)
  20. Barbie in Princess Power (2015)
  21. Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals (2015)
  22. Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)
  23. Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
  24. Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)
  25. Barbie & Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase (2016)
  26. Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)

Barbie Movie Sequels:

Some of the Barbies have sequels or even prequels, keep on reading so we can guide you on how to watch these barbie movies in order.

Barbie: Fairytopia

  • Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
  • Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
  • Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
  • Barbie: Mariposa (2008)
  • Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)

The Adventures of Barbie, Ken, and Raquelle:

  • The Barbie Diaries (2006)
  • Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)
  • Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)

Mermaid Tales:

  • Barbie in A Mermaid Tale (2010)
  • Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)

The Dreamhouse Saga:

  • Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)
  • Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)
  • Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)
  • Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)
  • Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)
  • Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)
  • Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure (2023)

Final Words:

The Barbie movies are a treasure of love stories continuing for over two decades. From the fairytale charm of Barbie in the Nutcracker to the live-action adventure of 2023, Barbie has become a legendary icon on the big screens.  These movies aren’t just fun adventures, they are a seamless blend of friendship, bravery, and believing in yourself. Whether Barbie is a princess, a mermaid, or a superhero, she inspires viewers to reach for their dreams. The stories themselves show the changing world, embracing diversity and teaching valuable lessons about acceptance and standing up for what’s right.  As the series keeps growing, it holds a special place in many hearts, leaving a sparkling mark on children’s lives. With more adventures on the go, the magic of Barbie’s world promises to keep inspiring and teaching generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the Barbie (2023) movie ok for kids?

There is some talk of death and dying in the movie, which may be a little less appropriate for younger children under the age of 8.

What is Barbie’s full name?

Barbara Millicent Roberts.

How many Barbie animated movies are there?

There are 43 Barbie movies.

Is Rapunzel a Barbie?

Yes, Barbie is Rapunzel.

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