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The 13 Most Dreamy Female Movie Heroines You Once Worshipped

Remember the magic you felt from these movies of the '90s and early 2000s?

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1. Juliet as played by Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet

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Even before this movie came out, you listed Romeo and Juliet as your favorite "book" (there's a small chance you hadn't actually read it), so when the world's most romantic tale became a movie, it was the most beautiful thing ever. And those angel wings. OMG.

2. Matilda as played by Mara Wilson in Matilda

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After seeing this movie, you made a promise to read more and spent hours of time in your imagination moving things by magic and basking in Miss Honey's love.

3. Danielle as played by Drew Barrymore in Ever After

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This Cinderella movie made princesses cool, edgy, and acceptable again. This moment was epic — for months after you wore glitter eyeshadow, did your hair in braids, and even wore fairy wings to the dance.

4. Charlotte as played by Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation

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This whole movie felt like a dream and made you weirdly excited to grow up... and experience being lost. Because it looked so cool!

In Austen's words: "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich..." Basically, all the ingredients for a perfect girl crush.

8. Jennifer as played by Reese Witherspoon in Pleasantville

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This movie made you yearn for the skirts and sweaters of the '50s. And despite Reese playing something of a bad girl, there was something powerful about her as well.

9. Hallie/Annie as played by Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap

The magic in LiLo's role was really about your desire to be rich, travel, have a mom who was a fashion designer, wear great clothes... and discover another you, which would be really cool.

11. Jo as played by Winona Ryder in Little Women

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Jo may not be the prettiest girl in this movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic, but she gets all the best stuff — a steamy guy, a book deal, a real career. She's a real modern lady.

12. Mia Thermopolis as played by Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries

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Come come now. You must admit that there was a time when you liked Anne Hathaway. And this movie set you on a daydreaming kick about free makeovers and showing up your classmates.

13. Sarah as played by Robin Tunney in The Craft

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OK, if you and your friends became witches and had magical powers, obviously you'd be the best at them. Which is why you loved this girl. (I might also add that she was responsible for the millions of games of "light as a feather, stiff as a board" you played at sleepovers.)

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