Disclaimer: We don’t watch a lot of movies. I could give you a better list of great books to read with girls. But here are a few of our favorites:
The first Anne of Green Gables movie is very good, the second I haven’t seen in a long time so I can’t remember how it holds up, just that it changes significantly from the books. The third is universally hated, has nothing to do with the books and should never be watched .
Little Women is more of a mixed bag, but has enough good that I think it’s worth watching (or reading) and talking through with your girls. I watched the first episode of the PBS miniseries that came out last year and really enjoyed it, but didn’t finish it so can’t absolutely recommend it.
The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof are classics and great girl movies! Also Jane Austen movies, although preferably only after they read the books.
This might be less of what you’re looking for, but for a modern lighter movie, we recently enjoyed Ramona and Beezus, which had a surprisingly good (for a modern secular movie) father/daughter relationship. The dad lost his job at the beginning of the movie, but never stopped leading his family and working to keep everyone’s spirits up while looking hard for a new job. It’s more of a sweet movie to watch the family relationships rather than having aspirational characters, but still a fun one to watch together.