33 TV Shows And Movies That Were Probably Suuuuuuuper Important To Every 2000s Girl


1. Lizzie McGuire

Lizzie and Miranda furrow their brows in confusion

Disney Channel

Aired: 2001-2004

Why it’s so iconic: The show was lighthearted, but it also managed to tackle some serious issues. And who wouldn’t have wanted to have a little doodle of themself everywhere they go?

2. The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Lizzie and Isabella hold hands and raise there arms up, grinning

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Released: 2003

Why it’s so iconic: We ALL dreamed about being in Lizzie’s spot. I mean, what could be better than going on a field trip to Italy, gaining the attention of a hottie popstar, and getting back at him later on?

3. Barbie of Swan Lake

Odette does ballet in a field near a waterfall

Artisan Entertainment

Released: 2003

Why it’s so iconic: It wasn’t the first Barbie movie, but it’s the first one that matters. You most likely attempted your own ballet and pointe moves after being inspired by this film.

4. Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

Anneliese and Erika wearing matching wedding dress

Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Released: 2004

Why it’s so iconic: This is the Barbie movie that appealed to everyone. Plus, it gave us so many hits. “I Am a Girl Like You” and “Free” are still jams to this day.

5. The Barbie Diaries

Barbie holding a locked diary

Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Released: 2006

Why it’s so iconic: How did we ever look past this animation style? Still, it made being a teenager something to look forward to.

6. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses

Genevieve dances with her sisters

20th Century Fox

Released: 2006

Why it’s so iconic: This is pretty much everyone’s favorite Barbie movie. Chances are, you and your friends strongly identified with one of the sisters.

7. Barbie: Fairytopia Series

On the left, Elina and Bibble knit their brows in confusion, and on the right, Elina swims in the water

Lions Gate Home Entertainment/Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Released: 2005 (Barbie: Fairytopia) and 2006 (Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia)

Why it’s so iconic: Fairies and mermaids? There really was nothing Barbie couldn’t do. And of course, Bibble will always hold a special place in our hearts.

8. Barbie as the Island Princess

Ro stands in front of a prince wearing an extravagant ballgown

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Released: (2007)

Why it’s so iconic: Now, this was the Barbie movie. Still waiting for the moment when I can go to a ball and wear an extravagant dress.

9. Bratz: Starrin’ and Stylin’

The Bratz driving down the street in their convertible with smiles on their faces

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Released: 2004

Why it’s so iconic: Back in the day, you were either Team Barbie or Team Bratz. Bonus points if you remember this DVD coming in that little plastic purse.

10. Bratz Kidz Movies

On the left, Cloe, Sasha, and Yasmine as kids, and on the right, Yasmine, Jade, Sasha, and Cloe look at a frog on a table

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Released: 2007 (Bratz Kidz: Sleep-Over Adventure) and 2008 (Bratz Kidz: Fairy Tales)

Why it’s so iconic: While it was kind of creepy, the Bratz Kidz movies just hit different. And you’re lying if you don’t remember being scarred by the carnival scenes.

11. Bratz: The Movie

Lionsgate

Released: 2007

Why it’s so iconic: The Super Sweet Sixteen scene set unrealistic expectations for your own sixteenth birthday party, but the food fight scene was everything.

12. Winx Club

Stella, Tecna, Bloom, Musa, and Flora walk in formation

VitacomCBS

Aired: (original series) 2004-2009

Why it’s so iconic: The fashion in this show remains unmatched. If you watched this growing up, you’re probably an Instagram baddie now.

13. Trollz

Sapphire, Onyx, Topaz, Ruby, and Amethyst sit around a table with drinks in front of them

DIC Entertainment

Released: 2005

Why it’s so iconic: People tend to forget about Trollz, but this show had it all. I mean, the hair, the friendship, the fighting evil trolls? Iconic.

14. The Princess Diaries

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Released: 2001

Why it’s so iconic: An average teenager finds out she’s the heiress to a throne. It’s the perfect Cinderella story, without the need for a prince.

15. Kim Possible

Kim holds up her phone

Disney Channel

Aired: 2002-2007

Why it’s so iconic: There’s so many things that Kim Possible did right. From the strong female characters, to the realistic portrayal of awkward high school crushes, to the well-developed villains, it just knocked it out of the park.

16. Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama

Kim poses with a hand on her hip

Disney Channel

Released: 2005

Why it’s so iconic: This was one of the first animated Disney Channel Original Movies, and it really packed a punch. There was a love triangle, plot twists, and (of course) girl power. I was rooting for you, Eric!

17. Sabrina: The Animated Series

Harvey places a hand on his chin as if he's deep in thought, and Sabrina looks on

DIC Productions

Aired: 1996-2003

Why it’s so iconic: As iconic as the original series was, the animated one reached a whole new audience. I’m pretty sure everyone’s favorite was sassy Salem.

18. The Proud Family

Penny sits at the wheel of a car while Dijonay, Zoey, and LaCienega smile in the backseat

Disney Channel

Aired: 2001-2005

Why it’s so iconic: This was one of the few cartoons at the time that featured a non-white family. Paired with a theme song from Destiny’s Child and Solange, it still holds up to this day.

19. 6teen

Jude, Caitlin, Wyatt, Nikki, and Jonesy sit and stand around a table at the mall as Jen works at a lemonade stand in the back

Nelvana

Aired: 2004-2010

Why it’s so iconic: This show set up unrealistic expectations for your teenage years, and you probably didn’t understand most of the jokes until rewatching it when you were older.

20. PollyWorld

Polly and her friends floating in the pool in inflatables

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Released: 2006

Why it’s so iconic: If you remember chewing on the little jackets, you definitely remember this movie. It made you want to spontaneously join a band and take an island trip, too.

21. Strawberry Shortcake: Seaberry Beach Party

Strawberry Shortcake and her friends as mermaids

DIC Entertainment

Released: 2005

Why it’s so iconic: All of the older Strawberry Shortcake movies are iconic, but not all of them feature mermaids.

22. Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie

Strawberry Shortcake holds a picnic basket

Kidtoon Films

Released: 2006

Why it’s so iconic: This was the start of a new animation era, which seemed cutting edge at the time. I also think it’s safe to say that everyone hated the Purple Pieman.

23. Hannah Montana

Miley and Lily standing next to each other

Disney Channel

Aired: 2006-2011

Why it’s so iconic: By day, she’s a regular teenager, and by night, she’s an undercover popstar. This is, dare I say, Disney Channel’s best show. The songs are just as iconic today as they were back then.

24. Hannah Montana: The Movie

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Released: 2009

Why it’s so iconic: This holds the same energy as The Lizzie McGuire Movie. With cameos from Tyra Banks and Taylor Swift, how could you expect anything less than the best?

25. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

Hannah Montana lies on her side and sings while two people hold her up in the air

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Released: 2008

Why it’s so iconic: If you never got to experience a Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert in person, this seemed like it was the next best thing.

26. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

The Jonas Brothers sit down to perform a song as the crowd cheers them on

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Released: 2009

Why it’s so iconic: Following the success of the Hannah Montana concert movie, the Jonas Bros were given their moment to shine. Naturally, everyone had their favorite brother.

27. The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network Studios

Aired: 1998-2005

Why it’s so iconic: The girls showed that you can be cute and still kick butt. If you were a part of a trio friend group, you were probably assigned the role of Bubbles, Blossom, or Buttercup.

28. High School Musical & High School Musical 2

Disney Channel

Released: 2006 (HSM) and 2007 (HSM2)

Why it’s so iconic: There was no greater joy than waiting all week for the premiere of the new HSM movie on Disney Channel. The songs haven’t aged at all.

Disney Channel

Released: 2006 (HSM) and 2007 (HSM2)

Why it’s so iconic: There was no greater joy than waiting all week for the premiere of the new HSM movie on Disney Channel. The songs haven’t aged at all.

29. The Cheetah Girls

Disney Channel

Released: 2003

Why it’s so iconic: This was one of few DCOMs with a diverse cast. Also, “Cheetah Sisters” is still one of the best hits to ever play on Radio Disney.

30. Braceface

Nina talking on her cellphone while she stands next to Alden as Sharon looks at them, frowning

Nelvana

Aired: 2001-2004

Why it’s so iconic: You couldn’t help but feel for Sharon and her misfortunes, but she was also extremely relatable. Plus, she was voiced by the one and only, Alicia Silverstone, who played Cher in Clueless.

31. That’s So Raven

Disney Channel

Aired: 2003-2007

Why it’s so iconic: Raven changed Disney Channel in the best way. The show tackled serious issues and featured a diverse cast.

32. Zoey 101

Nicole, Zoey, and Quinn sitting on a couch with books and magazines in their laps

Nickelodeon

Aired: 2005-2008

Why it’s so iconic: This show single-handedly has had a part in making every older Gen Z’er who they are today. I still wish Logan would have made a move earlier, though.

33. And finally, iCarly

Sam and Carly doing a segment on "iCarly"

Nickelodeon

Aired: 2007-2012

Why it’s so iconic: You’re lying if you say you didn’t want to start a web series with your friend after watching. You settled and made spaghetti tacos at home instead.

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