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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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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    June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

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    Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

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    Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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    Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand

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    John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing

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    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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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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    Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight

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    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

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    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, Andy Dick

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    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

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    Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Andy Dick

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    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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