my favorite fairy tale films

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1. Hansel & Gretel (I) (2002)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in... See full summary »

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jacob Smith, Taylor Momsen, Delta Burke

Votes: 1,141 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Puss in Boots (1988)

G | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Family

A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Marner | Stars: Christopher Walken, Jason Connery, Carmela Marner, Yossi Graber

Votes: 547

3. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Cinderella (1997)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Brandy Norwood, Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle Reid

Votes: 5,589

4. Little Red Riding Hood (1968)

79 min | Drama

Teenage Anja runs away from her reform school with her friend Tarja. Anja starts dating Hannu and finds herself a job, but one day she doesn't show up but goes to see a middle-aged airline ... See full summary »

Director: Timo Bergholm | Stars: Kristiina Halkola, Petra Frey, Hannu Kahakorpi, Lasse Pöysti

Votes: 112

5. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,378 | Gross: $0.57M

6. The Three Little Pigs (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Animation

George, Marko and Joe are tricked out of their money by a wolf and his mate. They are thrown out of their home and forced to build their own house.

Stars: Ric Herbert, Joanna Moore, Lee Perry

Votes: 34

7. Pinocchio (1940)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

99 Metascore

A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 122,018 | Gross: $84.25M

8. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 223,128 | Gross: $111.54M

9. Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Jack goes up the beanstalk to rescue a little girl who has been transformed into a harp.

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Colin Ford, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lloyd, Adair Tishler

Votes: 1,585

10. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Dancing Princesses (1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A king with six daughters who is extremely over protective locks them in their room at night. But for some reason they order shoes from the cobbler practically every day and the king has to... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller, Roy Dotrice, Starr Andreeff

Votes: 113

11. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986)

44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A retelling of "The Arabian Nights" folk tale about a Middle Eastern lad obtaining a mysterious magical lamp.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Robert Carradine, James Earl Jones, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 265

13. The Sleeping Beauty (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan, David Chausse

Votes: 657 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982)

55 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 187

15. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 170,878 | Gross: $184.93M

17. Rumpelstiltskin (1995)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Max Grodénchik, John Ducey, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Tommy Blaze

Votes: 2,130 | Gross: $0.29M

18. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 381,327 | Gross: $200.82M

19. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

88 min | Comedy

Very comical movie of Goldilocks and the Three Bears we love it trying to find one

Director: Brent Loefke | Stars: Hanna Hall, Edward Asner, Dwier Brown, Staci Greason

Votes: 85

20. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers (1984)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers". The king hires him to rid the castle of ghosts and evil spirits.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Dana Hill, Christopher Lee, Peter MacNicol, David Warner

Votes: 127

21. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A Prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 401,355 | Gross: $218.97M

22. Thumbelina (1994)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The tiny girl meets a fairy Prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook

Votes: 14,389 | Gross: $11.37M

23. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Princess and the Pea (1984)

53 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A bored prince realizes he would like a wife. His mother searches through all the kingdoms far and wide for a "suitable" princess. In the meantime, a charming and witty young lady, who ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Tom Conti, Liza Minnelli, Beatrice Straight, Tim Kazurinsky

Votes: 125

24. The Pied Piper (1986)

Not Rated | 53 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Michal Pavlícek, Vilém Cok

Votes: 983

25. The Snow Queen (1986)

Unrated | 90 min | Family, Fantasy

In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's longest story, the beautiful Snow Queen has captured two children and now keeps them apart. She has inserted a sliver of her own special ice ... See full summary »

Director: Päivi Hartzell | Stars: Satu Silvo, Outi Vainionkulma, Sebastian Kaatrasalo, Tuula Nyman

Votes: 379

26. Rip Van Winkle (1978)

27 min | Animation, Short

Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of ... See full summary »

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: Will Geer, Tim Conner, Bob Griggs, Bill Gratton

Votes: 89

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