Best fairy tale/fairy tale related movies

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1. Puss in Boots (1969)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

While being on the run for saving a mouse, the famous Puss in Boots, Pero, helps a young peasant boy win the heart of a lovely princess, while trying to rescue her from an evil wizard.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Susumu Ishikawa, Toshiko Fujita, Rumi Sakakibara, Asao Koike

Votes: 703

2. 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: 165,607 | Gross: $184.93M

3. Donkey Skin (1970)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Votes: 3,608

4. 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: 392,632 | Gross: $218.97M

5. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 22,436 | Gross: $0.30M

6. 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, Jack Bailey, Mel Blanc

Votes: 117,323 | Gross: $84.25M

7. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 123,459 | Gross: $51.60M

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: 215,006 | Gross: $111.54M

9. Aladdin (1992)

G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman

Votes: 325,396 | Gross: $217.35M

10. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 10,832 | Gross: $0.27M

11. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon, Thomas White

Votes: 1,328

12. The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)

G | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Tack upsets ZigZag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess YumYum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, ZigZag plans ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Vincent Price, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Bobbi Page

Votes: 3,146 | Gross: $0.67M

13. Swan Lake (1981)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.

Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Keiko Takeshita, Tarô Shigaki, Asao Koike, Yôko Asagami

Votes: 650

14. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 9,680

15. The Snow Queen (1957)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director: Lev Atamanov | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zheymo, Anna Komolova, Mariya Babanova

Votes: 1,909

16. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 65,121 | Gross: $65.71M

17. The Glass Slipper (1955)

Unrated | 93 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn, Estelle Winwood

Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $2.97M

18. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Not Rated | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A handsome prince rides a flying horse to faraway lands and embarks on magical adventures, which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess.

Directors: Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch

Votes: 4,729

19. Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Passed | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig, Cal Howard

Votes: 3,464 | Gross: $7.13M

20. Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1939)

Approved | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

Working in the story department of Surprise Pictures, Olive Oyl writes a script based on the story of Aladdin, casting Popeye as the thief and herself as the Princess.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer

Votes: 487

21. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Votes: 55,247 | Gross: $15.50M

22. Ella Enchanted (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 57,563 | Gross: $22.92M

23. Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958)

79 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a cute little panda, a dragon god and an evil serpent.

Director: Taiji Yabushita | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman, Lisa Lu

Votes: 324

24. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 566,006 | Gross: $267.67M

25. Shrek 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Votes: 384,742 | Gross: $436.47M

26. The Wild Swans (1962)

57 min | Animation

When a witch transforms her brothers into swans, a young princess must find a way to change them back.

Directors: Vera Tsekhanovskaya, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy | Stars: Askold Besedin, Robert Chumak, Erast Garin, Sergey Martinson

Votes: 239

27. Snow White (I) (1916)

Unrated | 63 min | Fantasy, Romance

Snow White is a motherless princess, who arouses the jealousy and hatred of Mary Jane, her mother's former lady-in-waiting, who is the ugliest woman in the kingdom, but aspires to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Dorothy Cumming, Creighton Hale, Lionel Braham, Alice Washburn

Votes: 328

28. 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: 177

29. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Rapunzel (1983)

51 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A sinister witch steals the baby of a simple candle-maker and his wife. Determined to keep the daughter for herself, she locks her up in a tower all alone. Wonders and dangers occur when the girl meets a handsome prince.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Shelley Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 165

30. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Sleeping Beauty (1983)

58 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Reeve, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 151

31. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Little Red Riding Hood (1983)

47 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A sheltered but adventurous young woman finds trouble when she encounters a wolf.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Bay, Diane Ladd

Votes: 132

32. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984)

54 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Snow White must flee from her evil stepmother. She's taken in by the lovable seven dwarfs. Will the wicked queen be able to get rid of her rival?

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Elizabeth McGovern, Vanessa Redgrave, Rex Smith, Michael Preston

Votes: 179

33. 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: 255

34. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: The Three Little Pigs (1985)

52 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Three pig brothers. One is narcissistic, one is greedy but the runt is creative and clever. Big bad Buck Wolf is charged with the task of bringing home a pig for dinner. Pretty pink Tina ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Storm | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jeff Goldblum, Valerie Perrine, Stephen Furst

Votes: 136

35. Cinderella (1947)

G | 80 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A young woman forced into servitude by her step-family gets a chance to attend the royal ball.

Directors: Nadezhda Kosheverova, Mikhail Shapiro | Stars: Yanina Zheymo, Aleksey Konsovskiy, Erast Garin, Faina Ranevskaya

Votes: 990

36. Beauty and the Beast (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee

Votes: 348

37. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 872

38. The Dragon Painter (1919)

TV-PG | 53 min | Drama, Romance

A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love.

Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Edward Peil Sr., Toyo Fujita

Votes: 409

39. Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp (1906)

12 min | Short, Fantasy

The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury, and marriage to a princess. But his rival, an evil magician, steals the lamp for ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Georges Vinter, Paul Capellani, Liane de Pougy, André Deed

Votes: 320

40. The Dark Crystal (1982)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Directors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

Votes: 51,562 | Gross: $40.58M

41. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 113,442 | Gross: $12.73M

42. The Last Unicorn (1982)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil King who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin

Votes: 22,467 | Gross: $6.46M

43. Snegurochka (1952)

67 min | Animation, Musical

The tale about a girl with a cold heart who is dying in agony because of joy and love.

Directors: Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano | Stars: Veronika Borisenko, Leonid Ktitorov, Irina Maslennikova, Veniamin Shevtsov

Votes: 203

44. Magical Sword (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

On the roof of an ancient palace appear a young Knight and his lady. While they are making love an ugly old witch appears and is rather troublesome. The Knight commands her to leave, and ... See full summary »

Director: Walter R. Booth

Votes: 96

45. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 73,862 | Gross: $41.90M

46. Blancanieves (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 9,787 | Gross: $0.28M



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