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Olivia Peterman
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Penelope Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand

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Thumbelina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies
The Monto Gawe added Thumbelina John Hurt, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing

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The Company of Wolves is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies
The Company of Wolves Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies
Snow White: A Tale of Terror 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
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
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
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

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Happily N'Ever After is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies
Happily N'Ever After 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
The Brothers Grimm Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

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Beastly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies
Beastly 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
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
Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie