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How To Watch ALL the Barbie Movies

While most of Barbie’s filmography was straight-to-DVD, you can still find most titles on the web if you’re dedicated.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie made waves with its 2023 debut, but it’s far from the first time that Barbie’s had her own film. In fact, she’s starred in well over 40—and that’s not counting any of the TV shows or specials.

Most fans count Barbie in the Nutcracker as the first official Barbie movie, released in 2001. Mattel has pumped out new animated content almost every single year since. The company’s overall Barbie strategy changed over the years, even going so far as to rename her little sister and deny she ever existed, but the sparkly pink movies (and accompanying dolls) have captivated generations of kids.

Gerwig’s Barbie doesn’t pay homage to any of the classics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate its release with a Barbie marathon.

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Where to find every Barbie movie online

When it comes to legally streaming the Barbie movies, you’ll find them in one of two places. Every Barbie movie from 2001 to mid 2017 is available exclusively on video on demand (VOD) services like Amazon and Google Play to buy or rent. (The only exception is The Barbie Diaries, which was removed from all VOD services in the US).

Every animated Barbie movie from mid 2017 through 2023 is available to stream on Netflix. However, this isn’t an exclusive deal, and you can still find these titles on VOD as well.

But there are over 40 Barbie movies, and those $3.99 rental charges really add up. So we’ll let you in on a secret: you can also find Barbie movies for free online if you know where to look. We recommend starting with YouTube, since a lot of ‘00s animated media ends up there. Because of the nature of copyright claims, movies get deleted and reuploaded all the time, so we won’t link to any specific uploads. You won’t have to look very hard, though!

Barbie in a pink and blue dress with swan motifs standing next to a purple unicorn.
Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)

How to use this guide: If you’re interested in renting or buying a digital copy, click on the icon for your preferred VOD marketplace. Feel free to bookmark this page and return to it whenever you want to continue your Barbie journey.

But where can I watch the Barbie movie?

If you’re just looking for the recent Greta Gerwig film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, you can find Barbie (2023) streaming on Max. A Max subscription costs $9.99–$20.99/mo. or $99.99–$209.99/yr., but you can get a 7-day free trial if you sign up through Hulu or Amazon.

You can also purchase Barbie on VOD through most online storefronts. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a full list of options.

Where to find physical copies of Barbie movies

As streaming companies remove exclusive titles from their services, audiences are turning back to physical media. Luckily, Barbie movies began as a direct-to-home-video venture, so physical copies are abundant. Some titles are better when experienced physically—no streaming service can replicate the experience of watching Magic of Pegasus with Barbie pink 3D glasses. Respect Barbie’s creative vision!

Mattel released every Barbie movie on DVD, although you’ll probably have to find older titles secondhand. They’re not too hard to come by—check your local used book sales and garage sales if you’re hesitant to buy them online. (I’ve personally stumbled upon several in the wild without even meaning to!)

Alongside DVDs, Mattel also released VHS copies of Barbie movies during 2001–2005, if you still have a working VCR kicking around.

Barbie in a pink dress with rainbow wings, flying next to a teal and pink furry fairy creature (Bibble)
Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)

And like most media released before the age of streaming, you may also find several Barbie DVDs at your local library, so check there first. If you’re still having trouble finding older Barbie movies, check in with your friends born in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Trust us.

How to watch every Barbie movie in order of release date

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)

Barbie history: Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

Princess and the Pauper is the most popular Barbie movie of all time and was the Barbie franchise’s first original musical. The film inspired a Game Boy Advance (GBA) game, several viral TikTok trends, and a wave of creative fan content from the Zillennial crowd. Mattel has since tried to recreate the P&P formula several times with the reboots The Princess & the Popstar, Rock ‘N Royals, and Princess Adventure.

5. Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)

6. Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)

7. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)

8. The Barbie Diaries (2006)*

*Unavailable for legal streaming

Barbie history: The Barbie Diaries

The Barbie Diaries is the ugly duckling of the original Barbie movies. It was the first time Barbie appeared in a film as herself, rather than playing the part of a princess and/or fairy. This role change wouldn’t happen again until 2010’s A Fashion Fairytale. Unfortunately, The Barbie Diaries is also unavailable for legal streaming. You can, however, still find fan uploads on platforms like YouTube.

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)

Barbie history: The Fairytopia franchise

2005’s Fairytopia film kickstarted a Barbie cinematic universe of five movies: Fairytopia, Mermaidia, Magic of the Rainbow, Mariposa, and Mariposa & the Fairy Princess.

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)

Barbie history: The Kelly problem

Mattel “retired” Kelly, Barbie’s younger sister who often appeared in her films, in 2010. This choice is the likely result of the company not owning rights to sell Kelly dolls in Europe, where her name was “Shelly” instead. In 2010, coincidentally at the same time the movies pivoted to focus on modern-day Barbie characters, the company renamed (and redesigned) Kelly as Barbie’s youngest sister Chelsea.

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)

Barbie history: Life in the Dreamhouse

Mattel tried something new in 2012 with Life in the Dreamhouse: not a DVD movie, but a web series. Rather than casting Barbie as an actor playing the part of a different character (like a child playing with a doll), Life in the Dreamhouse was about Barbie and her friends and family. That series ended in 2015, but its popularity would forever change the landscape of Barbie movies.

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 and the Secret Door (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)

Barbie history: Dreamhouse Adventures

After the success of yet another web series, Dreamtopia, Mattel teamed up with Netflix to create its own streaming franchise, one more focused on fantasy than Life in the Dreamhouse. This collaboration began with 2017’s Dolphin Magic, a movie that served as a prequel to the 2018 streaming series Dreamhouse Adventures.

Every Barbie movie released since Dolphin Magic has been a part of this continuity, where once again, Barbie appears as herself instead of another character.

36. Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)

37. Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)

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

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

Barbie history: Brooklyn Barbie

Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams introduces a new character: Barbie. No, not Malibu Barbie, the white, blonde doll you’re familiar with. This is Brooklyn Barbie, the first Black protagonist in a Barbie film. Previously, Mattel would release Black versions of its characters, like Princess and the Pauper’s Erika and Annaliese, as dolls, but the characters on the screen would remain white.

The two versions of Barbie finally share the stage in Big City, Big Dreams, and Brooklyn Barbie becomes a recurring character in the Netflix/Barbie cinematic universe.

40. Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)

41. Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)

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

43. Barbie (2023)

44. Barbie and Stacie to the Rescue (2024)

Barbie history: Barbie (2023)

2023’s Barbie movie is the first live-action installment in her filmography. Its target audience is adults, not solely children, so the tone is extremely different from her previous films. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, it follows the doll (and her boyfriend Ken, played by Ryan Gosling) as she leaves the Dreamhouse and discovers the real world. It doesn’t reference any of the classic Barbie movies, but Dua Lipa does have a cameo as the mermaid doll from Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022).

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