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Ranking the Prince Charmings from ‘A Cinderella Story’ Movies

We all love a Prince Charming, but which prince is the best? We ranked the Prince Charmings from the first five 'A Cinderella Story' movies.
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Cinderella: a timeless story that has been done so many times. Each iteration has new characters, including the important Prince Charming. There’s been some debate on which love interest is the best, so we’re ranking them.

This list will only include the A Cinderella Story movies that began with Hilary Duff’s in 2004. It may also contain spoilers for those who haven’t seen the films.

#5. Dominic Wintergarden in ‘A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish’ (2019)

A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish
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Dominic was the typical rich kid who must get a job to appease his father. Besides that, there wasn’t much urgency in his story, and everything he did was pretty predictable.

He supported his Cinderella, but there wasn’t much depth behind him. He was charming, but that’s pretty much it. Therefore, this prince lands at the bottom of the list.

#4. Joey Parker from ‘Another Cinderella Story’ (2008)

Another Cinderella Story dance class scene
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Let’s get this straight, Joey Parker wasn’t the worst Prince Charming, but he was a little boring.

While he helped Mary follow her dreams in the end, he was a jerk to her at first. He might have been frustrated, but he shouldn’t have taken it out on a random person who was genuinely trying to help.

He was also passive in finding his mystery girl; his friend was the one actively looking for her. To be completely frank, his friend was a better Prince Charming than he was.

He does get redeemed for that dance class scene, though, landing him a little higher than the last guy.

#3. Austin Ames from ‘A Cinderella Story’ (2004)

A Cinderella Story diner scene
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Don’t hate me, but Austin Ames is not the best Prince Charming of the A Cinderella Story franchise. He might be the one with the most iconic kiss, but he’s not the best.

He broke the jock stereotype, but it took him a whole speech about Sam wasting her time waiting for him to realize that.

For most of the movie, he hides who he truly is and ends up needlessly hurting his Cinderella. He also treats his so-called friends pretty badly, especially when he ditched their group costumes without telling them.

He was redeemed for how he broke up with and repeatedly turned down his ex…and that kiss scene that brought an end to the drought. Therefore, he’s number three.

#2. Luke Morgan from ‘A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song’ (2011)

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song
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Luke fell in love with the music his Cinderella created before falling for her.

Their chemistry is apparent throughout the whole film, and their relationship is believable because they become friends first before pursuing a relationship.

The way Luke and Katie go back and forth with their music is beautiful. When she plays her song for him at the dance, you can see him starting to fall for her. This starts off his search for her.

He is always supportive of those around him, even Katie’s stepbrother and stepsister. He also stands up for Katie when he needs to. Even better, that doormat scene was hilarious, and he lent her his jacket like a gentleman.

All of that is why he is the second-best Prince Charming of the franchise.

#1. Reed from ‘A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits’ (2016)

A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
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Reed was the first love interest to fall for his Cinderella for who she is and not who he thinks she is.

He never falls for the girl in the fancy dress that you’d expect for him to fall for; he falls for the girl covered in motor oil working on a motorcycle for the musical.

When he was being pushed to date another girl for publicity, Reed wouldn’t have it and announced to the world, albeit accidentally, that he was in love with the girl he had gotten to know. It made his Cinderella swoon, and so did the audience.

Reed never needed the secret identity to want to be with his one true love. Therefore, because he is the best, Reed ranks number one among these Prince Charmings.