I’m so grateful that I was invited to a private advanced screening of the new Barbie Movie and I loved every second. So, I decided to share a collection of the best Barbie Movie quotes for inspiration and fun.
Some of these Barbie Quotes may be a bit spoilery, so feel free to skip to my Barbie Movie review for positive moms until you watch the movie. I’m also sharing a list of Barbie Movies in order to take us Barbie fans down memory lane.
About Barbie ( the 2023 movie)
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.
Unless you have a full-on existential crisis.
Or you’re a Ken.
The 2023 Barbie film comes to theaters on July 21st.
Greta Gerwig created a masterpiece as iconic as our beloved Barbie. I laughed, cried, giggled, blushed, and felt all the feels.
Note: I’m writing this during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The Barbie Movie would not exist without the labor of love of those who created these quotes and the people that brought them to life: the writers and actors in these unions.
Best Barbie Movie Quotes – Inspiration
Barbie has been inspiring the world since 1959. In the 80’s, when we had the means to afford a TV, I remember watching Barbie commercials and being in awe.
I had never seen women do what Barbie did. Or own what Barbie owned. I didn’t really care what she looked like, because she was living her dreams!
I broke up the Barbie quotes into two categories. Here are some that fall under inspiration and self-reflection:
“Humans only have one ending. Ideas live forever.” ~ Ruth
“We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back to see how far they have come.” ~ Ruth
“I work hard so I deserve it.”
“The choice is now yours.” ~ Weird Barbie
“Because Barbie can be anything, women can be anything.”
“You have to go to the real world. You can go back to your regular life, and forget any of this ever happened. Or you can know the truth about the universe.” ~ Weird Barbie
“Everybody turn to the Barbie next to you and tell her how much you love her. Compliment her.”
“I feel so beautiful.”
“You’re gonna start getting sad, and mushy, and complicated.”
“Everyone hates women. Men hate women and women hate women. It’s the one thing we can agree on.” ~ Sasha
“Ideas live forever. Humans, not so much.” ~ Ruth
“We fixed everything so all women in the real world are happy.”
“I cry too. It’s actually kind of amazing.” ~ Barbie
“Men look at me like I’m an object, girls hate me.” ~ Barbie
“I’m trained to stand confidently here.” ~ Ken
“Either you’re brainwashed, or you’re ugly and weird. There is no in-between.” ~ Barbie
“Thanks to Barbie, all problems of feminism have been solved.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“She’s not dead, she’s just having an existential crisis.” ~ Weird Barbie
“You’ve been making women feel bad about themselves since you were invented.” ~ Sasha
“This is the best day ever! So was Yesterday, and so is tomorrow, and every day from now until forever.” ~ Barbie
“The real world is not perfect, but you inspire me.”
“I bet they all hug you and say thank you.”
“You’re so beautiful.” “I know it.”
“I’m just a boring mom, with a boring job and a daughter who hates me.”
“Everyone really likes me, and thinks I’m cool and pretty.” ~ Stereotypical Barbie
“I’m not pretty anymore.”
“I’m not good enough for anything.”
“It is literally impossible to be a woman.” ~ Gloria
“What if he doesn’t like me anymore?”
“I just learned to cry. First I got one tear. Then I got a whole bunch.”
“I want to be a part of the people that make meaning, not the thing that is made.”
“I’m really sorry I took you for granted.”
“I only exist within the warmth of your gaze.”
“Maybe it’s time to discover who Ken is.” ~ Barbie
“Barbie is a doctor and a lawyer, and so much more than that.” ~ Barbie
“Ken is me.” ~ Ken
Best Barbie Movie Quotes – Fun
One big element, and maybe the most expected and predictable of this film is that there’s a lot of joyful fun happening. So the fun quotes are up next:
“Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been dolls. But the dolls were always and forever baby dolls, until…” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“Which can be fun… for a while, anyway. Ask your mother.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“Barbie changed everything. And then she changed everything again.”
“She was discontinued by Mattel because a pregnant doll was just too weird.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“It’s almost like reverse here.” ~ Barbie
“Barbie is all these women. And all these women are Barbie.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“You’re very brave, Ken.” ~ Barbie
“Surfing is not even my job. It is not lifeguard. Which is a common misconception.” ~ Ken
“Do you guys ever think about dying?” ~ Barbie
“Every night is girls’ night.” ~ Barbie
“It’s Barbie’s dreamhouse, not Ken’s dreamhouse.”
“I don’t have anything big planned. Just a giant blowout party with all the Barbies, and planned choreography, and a bespoke song. You should stop by.” ~ Barbie
“I do not have a vagina and he does not have a penis. We have no genitals.” ~ Stereotypical Barbie
“If this got out, this could mean extremely weird things for our world.” ~ Mattel CEO
“Get that Barbie!”
“Are we going to get small, like doll size or are Barbies our size?”
“Yay, Space!” ~ Barbie
“Barbie has a great day every day, but Ken only has a great day if Barbie looks at him.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“Please call me Mother.” ~ Mattel CEO
“It happens when you play too hard.”
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“I’m just dying to dance.” ~ Barbie
“Hurry up, the President is here.” ~ Barbie
If this got out, this could mean extremely weird things for our world. This would be catastrophic! ~ Mattel CEO
“I’m confused about that.” ~ Allan
“Hurry Up, the President is here.” ~ Barbie
“You have to see Weird Barbie.” ~ Skipper
“Goodnight Barbies! I’m definitely not thinking about death anymore.” ~ Stereotypical Barbie
“Why didn’t Barbie tell me about Patriarchy?” ~ Stereotypical Ken
“I am. You’re welcome!” ~ President Barbie
“That’s cellulite.” ~ Weird Barbie
“Barbie in the real world. That’s impossible.” ~ Gloria
“I can do the splits. I have a funky haircut. And I smell like basement.” ~ Weird Barbie
“Can I talk to a doctor?” ~ Ken
“Come into my weird house.” ~ Weird Barbie
“You saved Barbieland from the patriarchy.” ~ Ruth
“What if there’s beach? You’ll need someone professional in that.” ~ Ken
“I need a clicky pen.” ~ Ken
“Takes two to open a portal” ~ Weird Barbie
“Men rule the world!” ~ Ken
“I hope nobody sees us, we have a life-size Barbie in our car. How did this even happen? How are you here? You’re like an idea!” ~ Sasha
“No one rests until this doll is back in the box.” ~ Mattel CEO
“I’m not Adventure Barbie, I’m Stereotypical Barbie!” ~ Barbie
“Blame Mattel. They made the rules.” ~ Weird Barbie
“Give us a smile, Blondie.”
“Everyone thinks I’m cool and I’m pretty.”
“It’s happened before. All of *NSYNC.”
“There are no multiples of Allan. He’s just Allan.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
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“Buckle up, Babe. Barbieland is now Kenland.” ~ Ken
“Basically, everything that men do in your world, women do in ours.” ~ Barbie
“Ken isn’t something we’re worried about. Ever.” ~ Mattel CEO
“Are you shining with a real Barbie?” ~ Sasha
“Get into the box and we’ll go back to Barbieland.” ~ Mattel CEO
“We failed them.” ~ Barbie
“Where do the Kens stay?”
“I thought we discontinued her.” ~ Mattel CEO
“Did any of those drawings have thoughts of death and cellulite?” ~ Barbie
“Once I realized the patriarchy wasn’t about horses, I kind of lost interest.” ~ Ken
“I want to do the imagining, not be the idea.” ~ Barbie
“You guys are not doing patriarchy very well.” ~ Ken
“She just has a flattering top and she wants to get through the day feeling kind of okay.” ~
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“I’m Ken’s friend. All his clothes fit me.” ~ Allan “Here I’m just a dude and you know what? That’s enough.” ~ Ken
“Don’t worry. You’re safe here.”
“Any power you have should be masked under a giggle.”
“Every night is boys’ night.” ~ Ken
“The real world’s not what I thought it was.” ~ Barbie
“I’m bummed. You’re a bummer.”
“Do you want pants?”
“I can already feel my heels lifting.”
“I’ll play guitar at you.”
“I’m here for little girls and their dreams in the least creepy way possible.”
“You have to figure out who you are without me.”
“It’s a repeat of Skipper in Key West.” ~ Mattel CEO
“We just hide it better now.”
“I’m a man with no power, does that make me a woman?” ~ Aaron
“Just pick a direction and run.”
“Mojo Dojo Casa House.” ~ Ken
“It’s like a spa day for my brain.”
“How’s that feel? It’s not fun, is it?”
“I was perfect before.”
“That’s life. It’s all change.” ~ Gloria
“That’s terrifying. I don’t want that.” ~ Barbie
“Tell me your secret dream, child.”
“Nobody looks like Barbie, except, of course, Barbie.”
“Note to the filmmakers: Margot Robbie is the wrong person to cast if you want to make this point.” ~ Barbie Movie Narrator
“It’s like I’ve been in a dream where I was really invested in the Zack Snyder cut of the Justice League.”
“I’m just Ken.” ~ Stereotypical Ken
“That will make money.”
“You’ve done it. You’ve opened a portal.” ~ Weird Barbie
And now for the LONGEST and BEST quote of all:
America Ferrara’s Character Gloria’s Monologue About Being A Woman in the 2023 Barbie Movie
It is literally impossible to be a woman. You are so beautiful, and so smart, and it kills me that you don’t think you’re good enough. Like, we have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we’re always doing it wrong.
You have to be thin, but not too thin. And you can never say you want to be thin. You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin. You have to have money, but you can’t ask for money because that’s crass. You have to be a boss, but you can’t be mean. You have to lead, but you can’t squash other people’s ideas. You’re supposed to love being a mother, but don’t talk about your kids all the damn time. You have to be a career woman, but also always be looking out for other people. You have to answer for men’s bad behavior, which is insane, but if you point that out, you’re accused of complaining. You’re supposed to stay pretty for men, but not so pretty that you tempt them too much or that you threaten other women because you’re supposed to be a part of the sisterhood. But always stand out and always be grateful. But never forget that the system is rigged. So find a way to acknowledge that but also always be grateful. You have to never get old, never be rude, never show off, never be selfish, never fall down, never fail, never show fear, never get out of line. It’s too hard! It’s too contradictory and nobody gives you a medal or says thank you! And it turns out in fact that not only are you doing everything wrong, but also everything is your fault.
I’m just so tired of watching myself and every single other woman tie herself into knots so that people will like us. And if all of that is also true for a doll just representing women, then I don’t even know.
Positive Moms: Is the Barbie Movie appropriate for kids under 13?
Barbie Movie is rated PG-13 for sexual suggestions and some language. However, you know your child and your family, so here’s everything you really want to know in order make an informated decision:
There is definitely swearing, although it wasn’t as much as you see in most PG-13 movies. There is the H, D, and F words, as well as the OM-gee expression.
You won’t find violence or gore. No blood, no weapons, and the fight are mostly entertaining and sports-themed.
Mature Content, Sex, Nudity, Romance
There is no romance in the Barbie Movie and not a single sex scene. Yes, you’ll see lots of Kens with their shirts off. But there is catcalling and some innuendos that are definitely referring to sexual acts. As you can see in the quotes, the words vagina and penis are mentioned.
Of coure, as you could see in the Barbie movie quotes above, the plot is heavy on themes about the patriarchy, feminism, and the gender wars. It also explores depression, thoughts of death, and corporate greed. There’s also drinking shown.
Barbie Movie Review: The Movie of the Year
You’ve already seen the memes and the pink. The Barbie movie is a viral sensation. But it’s not just the most anticipated film of the year, it’s definitely going to be the most memorable.
Barbie movie is silly, fun, and entertaining – and yet, it’s deep, dark, and dramatic. Everything we need right now.
The diversity, inclusion, and representation are strong in the Barbie movie. This is very reflective of the Mattel dolls, which is fantastic.
There were a couple of very noticeable brand partnerships: Gucci and Chevrolet. I really love how they achieved product placement in a movie about an actual product – a toy. The plot is fantastic and also a giant marketing effort. Just brilliant!
The movie absolutely brings Barbie to life. At Barbieland everything looks like your childhood dreams. There’s joy and fun … and societal issues that turn a toy into a political statement… and a sex object. Or maybe into an inspiring idol to emulate?
Barbie brings out the best and the worst in us and that can be toxic or lovely. The movie really highlights this in a beautiful way.
The soundtrack, the cinematography, every imaginative detail brought to life, and the carefully crafted words all elicit intense emotions. You will likely laugh hard and cry hard – and love it.
BARBIE Movie Cast
From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring:
Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken.
Alongside America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”).
The film also stars Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).
BARBIE Movie Filmmakers
Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel.
The film’s producers are Oscar nominee David Heyman (“Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, with Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Ynon Kreiz, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.
BARBIE Movie Creative Team
Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Brokeback Mountain”), six time Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Anna Karenina”), editor Nick Houy (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (“Paddington 2,” “Beauty and the Beast”), music supervisor George Drakoulias (“White Noise,” “Marriage Story”) and Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (“The Shape of Water,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).
Barbie Animated Movies: List of Barbie Movies In Order
So if you are a big Barbie fan, like we are in my home, you know the Barbie movie franchise didn’t start with the live-action Barbie movie.
Some of my and my 4 daughters’ favorite movies include Barbie movies. We love the magical world of Barbie. Barbie films deliver the best catchy songs, magical creatures, and fairy friends.
Whether our Mattel Barbie doll is part of the royal family in a magical kingdom, a rockstar, a young country girl, or a ballet dancer, she’s always ready for a new adventure.
In every animated movie, we learn a powerful lesson, whether it’s about the power of family, the importance of best friends, or how to overcome adversity (like fighting secret agents or maybe an evil wizard or the evil mouse king himself!)
These are the stories and fairy tales where you can join Barbie for a ride:
Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)
Barbie as Rapunzel (2002)
Barbie of Swan Lake (2003)
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004)
Barbie: Fairytopia (2005)
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005)
Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
The Barbie Diaries (2006)
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006)
Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (2007)
Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
Barbie: Mariposa (2008)
Barbie & the Diamond Castle (2008)
Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008)
Barbie Presents Thumbelina (2009)
Barbie and the Three Musketeers (2009)
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale (2010)
Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010)
Barbie: A Fairy Secret (2011)
Barbie: Princess Charm School (2011)
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)
Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012)
Barbie in the Pink Shoes (2013)
Barbie: Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (2013)
Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale (2013)
Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
Barbie and the Secret Door (2014)
Barbie in Princess Power (2015)
Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals (2015)
End of home video releases (2015–2017)
Barbie & Her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure (2015)
Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016)
Barbie & Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase (2016)
Barbie: Video Game Hero (2017)
Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)
Barbie: Princess Adventure (2020)
Barbie & Chelsea: The Lost Birthday (2021)
Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (2021)
Barbie: Mermaid Power (2022)
Barbie: Epic Road Trip (2022)
Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure (2023)
I love these movies – and I love that the new 2023 Barbie movie is something absolutely new, and one of its kind.
The Barbie movie is emotional, meaningful, and a love letter to all women. The men get love, too… and we feel the “kennergy” strongly!
It’s a must-see… and it’s worth every bit of the hype. So dress in pink, grab your popcorn, and let’s go party!
Which of these Barbie movie quotes did you love most? Share in the comments below and be sure to check out other movie quotes on the blog!
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