The movie that we’ve all been waiting for (arguably since 1959) has finally arrived on digital: Barbie (2023), directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, strutted its way into theaters with record-breaking success to the tune of more than $1 billion. Now, you can hang out with Barbie from the comfort of your couch. As of today, Barbie is availble to rent or purchase on digital through Prime Video, Apple TV and more platforms.
While the live-action movie version of Mattel's famous toy has been in the works — in some form or another — for 14 years, this isn’t the first time Barbie has appeared in a movie. In fact, animated Barbie has appeared in more than 40 films (and shows) since her 2001 debut in Barbie in the Nutcracker, with a filmography that ranges from fairy tales to Christmas movies to a vlog-style web series.
So before you harness your Ken-ergy, toss on the most Barbie-core outfit in your closet and sit down to stream Barbie (2023), let’s take a stroll down the pink brick road through the timelessly beloved Barbie's lengthy cinematic history. Here’s where to watch all the Barbie movies, including Barbie Princess and the Pauper, Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse and Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses, plus what you need to know about the new Barbie movie.
When does the Barbie movie come out?
Greta Gerwig’s new Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, premiered Friday, July 21, 2023. Tickets are much easier to track down these days and many theaters are still regularly showing the Barbie movie, so grab yours now!
How to watch the new Barbie movie?
Barbie (2023) premiered exclusively in theaters at first, before heading to VOD this month. Eventually, Barbie will be released on a streaming platform — most likely Warner Bros.’ Max (formerly HBO Max).
How many Barbie movies are there?
The Barbie cinematic universe is wide, with more than 40 animated movies featuring Babrie in some form or another. Early Barbie films cast Barbie the doll as the actress playing another character in what is usually a familiar fairy tale, such as Barbie as Rapunzel or Barbie of Swan Lake. But later films (and web series) see Barbie step into her very own high-heeled shoes to portray herself.
Are the Barbie movies streaming anywhere?
Currently, only the most recent 13 Barbie movies are available to stream on Netflix — including the newest chapter of DreamHouse Adventures: Barbie: A Touch of Magic. The other 32 are available to rent or buy through a VOD platform like Amazon or Apple — and some of them are even uploaded free on Barbie’s official YouTube channel.
Barbie Movies on Netflix:
Barbie: Mermaid Power
Barbie: Dolphin Magic
Barbie: Princess Adventure
Barbie: Big City Big Dreams
Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures
Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday
Barbie: Epic Road Trip
Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure
Barbie: Happy Birthday to You
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventure: Go Team Roberts
Barbie: It Takes Two
Barbie: A Touch of Magic
The top 10 Barbie movies ranked (according to the Rotten Tomatoes audience score):
Where to watch every single Barbie movie
Looking to crush all 43 past Barbie films and shows before going to see the new Barbie? Here’s the full list of every Barbie movie in release order (plus where to watch them):
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, unavailable for legal streaming in the US)
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 and the Secret Door (2014)
29. Barbie in Princess Power (2015)
30. Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals (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 Dreamhouse Adventures (2018)
38. Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)
39. Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)
40. Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)
41. Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)
42. Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)
44. Barbie: A Touch of Magic (2023)
45. Barbie (2023)