The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies Films

The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

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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.'

What are the best fairy tale movies? This list will answer that question.

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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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #2 on the original list
    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #1 on the original list
    Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #8 on the original list
    The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #4 on the original list
    Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #12 on the original list
    Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #7 on the original list
    Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #15 on the original list
    The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #11 on the original list
    Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #6 on the original list
    The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #5 on the original list
    Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #3 on the original list
    Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #19 on the original list
    Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #13 on the original list
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #24 on the original list
    Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Willow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #32 on the original list
    Willow Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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    Legend is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #36 on the original list
    Legend Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #9 on the original list
    Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #47 on the original list
    Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #28 on the original list
    The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #16 on the original list
    Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #17 on the original list
    Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #35 on the original list
    Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #41 on the original list
    The Dark Crystal Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

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    Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #29 on the original list
    Labyrinth Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

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    Splash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #45 on the original list
    Splash Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #14 on the original list
    Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #42 on the original list
    Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Puss in Boots is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #30 on the original list
    Puss in Boots Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #26 on the original list
    Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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    Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #25 on the original list
    Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #23 on the original list
    Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #20 on the original list
    Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #27 on the original list
    Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    Penelope is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #33 on the original list
    Penelope Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand

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    John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing

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    #57 on the original list
    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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    #55 on the original list
    Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena

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    Hook is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #18 on the original list
    Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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    The Red Shoes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    The Red Shoes Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight

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    Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #37 on the original list
    Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #40 on the original list
    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    #54 on the original list
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

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    The Brothers Grimm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #34 on the original list
    The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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    #50 on the original list
    Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

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    Hoodwinked! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #49 on the original list
    Hoodwinked! Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Andy Dick

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    Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

    #43 on the original list
    Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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