The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies Films
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The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

List Criteria: Movies must take place in a fairytale world.

What are the best fairytale movies ever made? The films on this list include some wonderful, classic tales. Some are based on actual fairy tales, and others are simply so fantastical they qualify. A great fairytale movie manages to capture the movie goer's imagination with a compelling storyline, interesting characters and certainly, great acting (including voice acting). Which fairytale films are your favorites? Vote them up on this list, and be sure to add any favorites that are missing.

Disney movies immediately spring to mind whenever great fairytale films are discussed. For decades, Disney's animated tales of magical lands filled with colorful characters, including princes and princesses, and dastardly villains enthralled millions of movie fans. Oh, and yes, everyone lives happily ever after, of course.

But Disney's animated films aren't the only great fairy tale movies -- not by a long shot. Some truly excellent fairytale movies aren't animated at all. Examples? 1998's 'Ever After' was a great, romantic take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale, and 2007's 'Enchanted' was a great nod to some of the best fairytale films ever made. And no list of the best fairytale movies would be complete without 'The Princess Bride,' arguably one of the best movies of all-time -- fairytales or not!

Some of the best fairy tale movies are primarily for children, but in recent years, several new, darker movies based on classic folklore tales have emerged, including 2011's 'Snow White and the Huntsman.'

Enjoy voting on this list of the greatest fairytale movies ever made, and don't forget to add any films that aren't listed!
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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    the people's #1 Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    most listed Gerald McRaney, Alan Oppenheimer, Moses Gunn

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    Marvin Miller, Verna Felton, Taylor Holmes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall

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    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Frank Welker

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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    Ed Wynn, Sterling Holloway, Heather Angel

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    ranked low on reranks Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Brad Garrett

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    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Walter Catlett

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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    ranked low on reranks Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Jeanne Moreau

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Billy Barty

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    ranked low on reranks Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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    David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Frank Oz

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Barry Dennen

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy

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    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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    Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

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    added by CalliopeAnagnosti Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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    Gilbert Gottfried, John Hurt, Carol Channing

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    Reese Witherspoon, Russell Brand, Christina Ricci

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    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    added by ChadArndt Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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    added by RichardSeeger Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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    Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Andy Dick

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sigourney Weaver, Monica Keena, Sam Neill

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