The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies Films

The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

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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, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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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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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

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    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand

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    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing

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    Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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    Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury

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    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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