Friday, May 1, 2020

5 Unofficial Disney Princess Movies to Watch

Day 600 of social distancing (it feels like). How many shows and movies have you finished binging so far? In case you need some suggestions, here are a few unofficial Disney Princess movies for you to check out on Disney+ while you're stuck at home.

The Princess Diaries
Who doesn't love Anne Hathaway as the lovable misfit turned princess? Mia may not be the most elegant of princesses, but I think that's what makes her relatable. Growing up, she wasn't a princess; she was a regular person like any of us. In the end, it's a nice uplifting movie when you're having a bad day. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all." Also, check out its sequel on Disney+.

Star Wars
Say what you will about the Star Wars movies new and old, but Princess Leia (or General Organa, as she's known more recently) is amazing. She was feminism before forced representation in the media happened. She was a tireless hero in the original trilogy and a fearless advocate of freedom (as well as a fierce mother) in the sequel trilogy.

Wreck-It Ralph
Long before Vanellope met the official Disney Princesses on the internet, she was Princess Vanellope in Sugar Rush. A lot can be learned from this little ball of spunk. She's a great example of self-acceptance and of following your dreams. Also she's witty. She's one big reason I love the Wreck-It Ralph movies.

Black Panther
The movie may focus on Prince T'Challa, but let's not forget his sister Shuri, Princess of Wakanda. If it weren't for her intelligence and technological prowess, her brother would only have his Black Panther powers and fighting stills, none of the tech. She also quickly outwitted Banner in Infinity War, when she instantly knew how to separate Vision from the Mind Stone, which had never even occurred to Banner.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
I honestly don't know why Kida isn't an official Disney Princess. It's probably just because her movie was released at a downer point in Disney's history. All the same, she doesn't get the credit she deserves. Like Ariel, she defied her father because of what she believed was right. Like Belle, she was willing to sacrifice her for the ones she loved. If you haven't watched Atlantis in a while, turn it on and enjoy.

Hang in there while you're stuck at home. If you're feeling stressed, try to laugh it off (that's my goal). At least we know this will eventually pass.

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