The Princess Diaries

2001, Comedy/Kids & family, 1h 55m

117 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

A charming, if familiar, makeover movie for young teenage girls. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Nanny McPhee
Ella Enchanted
Freaky Friday
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Ice Age: The Meltdown

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Princess Diaries Videos

The Princess Diaries Photos

Movie Info

Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she's a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey toward the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lessons."

Cast & Crew

Julie Andrews
Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Anne Hathaway
Mia Thermopolis
Heather Matarazzo
Lilly Moscovitz
Mandy Moore
Lana Thomas
Caroline Goodall
Mia's Mom, Helen
Robert Schwartzman
Michael Moscovitz
Patrick Flueger
Student Jeremiah Hart
Sean O'Bryan
Teacher Mr. O'Connell
Sandra Oh
Vice Principal Gupta
Kathleen Marshall
Charlotte Kutaway
Gina Wendkos
Screenwriter
Mayne Berke
Production Designer
Bruce Green
Film Editor
Gary Jones
Costume Designer
John Debney
Original Music
Dawn Soler
Music Supervisor
Margaret Hilliard
Unit Production Manager
Ellen H. Schwartz
First Assistant Director
Casey Hallenbeck
Set Decoration
Caty Maxey
Art Direction
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for The Princess Diaries

Audience Reviews for The Princess Diaries

  • Feb 03, 2016
    This movie is not without its flaws. It's very clichéd as a Disney movie, however as a child of the 90's I was young when this movie was released and now the reason I enjoy it is more because of nostalgia then it being a great movie.
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Not my thing, but im a guy, haha. The movie has a interesting premise, and works out well, but soon becomes just another chick flick, with afunny cast, but is not my kind of movie.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2011
    A fun and wishful film about a geek that becomes a princess. Brilliant in the way that every teenage girl can identify with Mia in some way. If you need a pick up then watch it.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2011
    Once in a while, I enjoy a good, cliched teen comedy. In honor of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton taking place today, I shall review "The Princess Diaries". This is the film that made Oscar-nominee, future Catwoman, Anne Hathaway a star. Anne plays a shy, lonely teenage girl named Mia Thermopolis. When Mia's rich, royal grandmother comes to visit, Mia discovers that she has royal blood and is the princess of a made-up foreign country known as Genovia. She gets a makeover, learns royal manners (which she fails to learn, very funny!), and gets what every celerity hates: unwanted media attention. I thought "The Princess Diaries" was a sweet, funny movie. Anne Hathaway is a great actress in her role of Mia and plays a charming, clumsy princess. I love Julie Andrews and she plays the kind, witty woman we all came to know and love in films such as "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins". Hector Elizondo was cool and funny. I would like to hang out, or even make a movie, with him. The supporting cast includes Mandy Moore, Eric Von Detten, and Sandra Oh. Mandy Moore played the snotty, popular cheerleader. Oh, she was funny but her acting skills: meh, okay. Eric Von Detten is the arrogant jock Mia has a crush on. Decent actor. Of the supporting minor cast, I enjoyed Sandra Oh as the vice principal. I don't watch "Grey's Anatomy" but I seem to be entertained by Sandra Oh when I see her in any film. The writing was good. Had witty moments and also its weak one. It had a good script but I think the main issue is that the film is cliched. Girl likes jock, stuck-up blonde cheerleader, invisible, socially awkward protagonist. We've all seen these before. "The Princess Diaries" is a great family/teen comedy. Its got enough for both genders to enjoy from and is one of the better live-action Disney family films from the 2000s decade. I like this movie and I bet you will enjoy some of it too. Thanks for reading and leave clean comments below. We all like at least one movie that has a Rotten rating on the Tomatometer, don't we? "Its alright! Its okay! You're gonna hit it anyway!"
    Bentley L Super Reviewer

Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides