After seeing all the charming behind-the-scenes photos of Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken wearing the brightest pink outfits in the world, everyone has become even more excited for the upcoming live action movie directed by Greta Gerwig. More than that, everyone has gotten a little nostalgic for childhood when all you had to worry about was when the next Barbie movie would come next. It’s a good thing that Netflix has the perfect timing, because they’re about to drop four classic Barbie movies on the streaming platform this month!
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper
Synopsis: Barbie plays two roles in this adaptation of Mark Twain’s story. She is both a royal princess and a poor village girl, both of whom look amazingly alike. Their paths cross again and again until Princess Anneliese is captured and her look-alike Erika must try to save her.
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
Synopsis: With her trusty partner, the winged horse Brietta, Barbie as Princess Annika works hard to defeat an evil warlock, who has cast a devious spell over Cloud Kingdom.
Barbie as Rapunzel
Synopsis: Barbie as the princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in a high tower by a devious witch and a dragon. After she discovers a secret tunnel beneath the tower, Rapunzel is able to explore the world of the nearby kingdom, where she meets a handsome prince.
Barbie: The Nutcracker
Synopsis: Barbie as Little Clara wakes up to find her new nutcracker doll coming to life to battle against the Mouse King. The King shrinks Clara to their size, so she must do whatever it takes to find a princess who can reverse the magic.
Release date on Netflix
All four Barbie movies will be available on Netflix on August 16.
Other Barbie movies on Netflix
While fans have long awaited these classics, there are newer Barbie adaptations already available on Netflix as of writing, namely:
- Barbie: Princess Charm School
- Barbie: A Mermaid Tale
- Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess
- Barbie: The Pearl Princess
- Barbie Dolphin Magic
- Barbie Princess Adventure
- Barbie Big City Big Dreams
- Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale
- Barbie & Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase
- Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (series)
- Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse (series)
Other Barbie movies *we want* on Netflix
We’re hoping the rest of the Barbie films will also be added to Netflix’s roster in the future. Special shout-out goes to the other OG films, especially Barbie of Swan Lake and Barbie: Fairytopia. Fingers crossed! Please hear us out, Netflix!
What’s the best Barbie movie?
No matter how old we get, this is a never-ending debate. We tried our hand at it, so see our ranking of the best Barbie movies below and let us know if you agree with us!