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Rom-Coms To Watch If You're Obsessed With Royalty

'I finally meet a guy who likes me for me. And I'm not even me.'
PHOTO: Monte Carlo/20th Century Fox

Whether you've prayed for lola to tell you "jk you're actually a princess!", or dreamed of meeting a hot guy in Rome to drive you around on a vespa, most of us growing up had at least one "but what if I AM a princess?" moment. 

Let's face it, the chances of this happening are .05% in a gazillion. But hey, if you're a hopeless romantic, this list is for you. ~*winks*~

1-2. The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

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Who hasn't heard of this pop culture phenomenon? Based on Meg Cabot's novel of the same name, Anne Hathaway stars as Mia Thermopolis, a regular teenager who discovers that she is the heir to the throne of Genovia, currently ruled by her grandmother Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews). Watch Mia take control of her life, despite typical teenage bullying (hi, Mandy Moore!) and boy problems. Thank god for best friends and bodyguards-to-the-rescue!

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The 2004 sequel stars Chris Pine as Mia's rival to the throne (and future love interest) Lord Nicolas Devereaux. Prince William also makes a cameo appearance, though probably not in the way you're thinking. ~*winks*~ 

Fave line: "A queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early."

3. The King And I (1956)

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The musical film was based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam, which obtained material from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. When widowed educator Anna arrives with her young son Louis to tutor the royal children, she doesn't realize her biggest challenge is dealing with a stubborn king. If you're looking for a happier ending (no spoilers here!), Warner Bros. released an animated version in 1999.

Fave line: "I will say no more, because there is no more to say!"

4. The Prince And Me (2004)

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Denmark's Crown Prince Edvard (Luky Mably) is an irresponsible playboy, who decides to attend college in America. Paige Morgan (Julia Stiles) is a pre-med student attending university in Wisconsin. After a disastrous first meeting, the two eventually learn to get along, but will their new relationship withstand 'the big reveal' of Eddie's true identity?

Fave line: "If you're going to be a doctor, you're going to have to get used to naked men."

5. Ever After (1998)

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The film begins with a 19th century Grande Dame discussing the origins of a painting with the Brothers Grimm. She decides to show the brothers a glass slipper and share the story of Danielle de Barbarac (Drew Barrymore). In the 16th century, Danielle's father remarries a wealthy baroness and adopts her two daughters. When her father dies, Danielle's stepmother forces her stepdaughter to act as a household servant. Danielle encounters Prince Henry (Dougray Scott) attempting to steal her father's horse, but Henry begs for her to keep silent because he is trying to escape an arranged marriage to Spanish Princess Gabriela. 

Although the film lacks the fairy godmother and talking animals present in Disney's animated version, Leonardo Da Vinci and his Mona Lisa do make several appearances! 

Fave line: "While Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived."

6. The Princess Bride (1987)

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The film begins with a grandfather reading a book, The Princess Bride, to his sick grandson. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, the 1987 film focuses on Westley the farmhand, who with the help of several companions he befriends along his journey, attempts to rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the evil Prince Humperdinck. Be prepared for a ton of laughs!

Fave line: "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."

7. Princess Protection Program (2009)

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Princess Rosalinda María Montoya Fiore (Demi Lovato) is about to be crowned queen of Costa Luna. General Kane, dictator of neighboring country Costa Estrella, captures her mother Queen Sofia. Rosalinda is saved by Joe Mason, an agent of the Princess Protection Program, and hides with Joe's family in Louisiana. Joe's daughter Carter (Selena Gomez) eventually befriends "Rosie" and the girls teach each other to survive the perils of high school. 

Fave line: "I'll eat carbs before I see her wearing my crown."

8. Monte Carlo (2011)

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Grace (Selena Gomez) and Emma (Katie Cassidy) are best friends. After quitting their waitress jobs, the girls head to Paris for a summer adventure, along with Grace's stepsister, Meg (Leighton Meester). Grace is mistaken for a British heiress named Cordelia, so the trio head to Monte Carlo to enjoy a week of extravagant parties and cute boys, including one Theo Marchand (Pierre Boulanger), the son of Cordelia's host. However, problems arise when the real Cordelia arrives.

Fave line: "I finally meet a guy who likes me for me. And I'm not even me."

9. Ella Enchanted (2004)

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Another rom-com based on Cinderella, Ella Enchanted tells the story of Ella (Anne Hathaway), who was "blessed" with the gift of obedience from her fairy godmother. Wishing to find her godmother and get rid of the spell, Ella meets Prince Char (Hugh Dancy) along the way, and must decide whether breaking the spell also means breaking her own heart. Can these two have a happy ending? It's up to Ella to decide—no pressure there!

Fave line: "[I'm] her lawyer, numbskull! If the gauntlet doesn't fit, you must acquit."

10. Enchanted (2007)

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Narrated by Julie Andrews, the film acts as both an homage to and self-parody of Disney's previous animated films. In the animated kingdom of Andalasia, Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) will lose her throne once her stepson, Prince Edward (James Marsden), marries his true love. The queen is horrified to discover that Edward has found "The One," and disguises herself as an old hag to push Giselle (Amy Adams) into a well, transforming the young woman into a 3D version of herself. Giselle learns to navigate life in New York city with the help of Morgan and her father Robert (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, Prince Edward has also found his way to New York–will it be too late for a happy ever after? And who will Gisele choose?

Fave line: "Thank you for taking care of my bride, peasants."

11. Roman Holiday (1953)

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European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) decides to escape the royal life while touring Rome. She falls asleep on a park bench and is found by American reporter Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's real identity and tells his editor he can come up with an exclusive interview with her. But will romance get in the way?

If you love The Lizzie McGuire Movie, you have to watch this film–feel nostalgic as you watch hot men ride on vespas around the beautiful sites of Rome!

Fave line: "At midnight, I'll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper."


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