Anne Hathaway: 10 greatest movies of all time

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Anne Hathaway attends the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Anne Hathaway attends the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HFA) /
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1. The Princess Diaries

Original Release Date: The Princess Diaries was released in theaters on Aug. 3, 2001. Its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, hit theaters on Aug. 11, 2004.

Box Office Earnings: Even though the film has lived on as a modern classic, The Princess Diaries was only a mild box office hit, grossing $165.3 million worldwide against a $26 million budget. Still, the impact was enough to warrant a sequel.

Critical Acclaim: Somehow, the film holds a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes and critics at the time weren’t overwhelmingly blown away by the adaptation of the young adult novel. How someone would watch The Princess Diaries and not deem it a perfect movie should warrant a full investigation. Jokes aside, it’s timeless fun that will never go out of style.

About the Role: Of course, Hathaway steps into the Doc Martens of Mia Thermopolis, an everygirl high school student who would otherwise be labeled as a “loser” under early aughts teen movie standards. But she reunites with her paternal grandmother Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews) and learns that she’s the princess of a country called Genovia. Before long, she’s transformed from a four-eyed wallflower into a well-groomed and poised (well, mostly) princess.

Simply the Best: You never forget the first time you encounter a future A-lister onscreen. Anne Hathaway’s first film ever was The Princess Diaries, and what a first movie it was. It’s hard to imagine any other actress playing Princess Mia and any other actress winning the world over.

Hathaway emerged on the scene looking and feeling like an established movie star. She hit the ground running and never flinched. You could say miracles happen, but Hathaway breaking big in The Princess Diaries was no miracle. This was destined.

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