10. Cinderella (1950)
I thought it was important to get at least one traditional love story in the list. I’ve never been a big fan of ‘Disney Princesses’, as you will soon go onto see I am far more partial to animal stories, but Cinderella is the first Disney ‘romance’ I ever saw. I remember begging my mom to get me a Cinderella dress up kit and I used to dream of the day I would meet my ‘Prince Charming’. Granted, that phase didn’t last long, but the simplicity of the story made it easy for me to imagine it eventually becoming my reality. And while it is the classic fairy tale we’ve all heard a million times, the cute, tongue and cheek humour of the Mice makes the movie. Seriously, now that you’re older, watch it again. You’ll find so much more comedy in it than you ever realised was there! Yes, Cinderella is a victim of circumstance who has almost no personality, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with having a brief idealistic girly idol as a young child, and now being much older, I far more idolise little Gus Gus!