Some stories are such universal classics that Hollywood will frequently go back to tell them…again, and again. But we can always use another Little Women movie. Louisa May Alcott‘s coming-of-age classic tells the story of the four March sisters growing up in Civil War America as they struggle with poverty, societal pressures, and the pangs of first love. But the four “little women” always manage to find the joy in little things, and forge their own paths as women in a time when life was not easy for the gender.
Frequently a holiday classic for its sentimental themes — and, of course, it’s Christmas setting — Little Women has managed to resonate through the years despite being over 150 years old. So we’re ranking the major feature film adaptations of Little Women, excluding the difficult-to-find silent film versions. Here are the Little Women adaptations, ranked.