Fairy tale movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fairy tale movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out fairy tale, visually appealing, exciting, light, humorous and whimsical films and TV shows about / with magic, good versus evil, storytelling, transformation, destiny, mentor, happy ending, imaginary, adventure and family plots mostly in Fantasy, Family and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fairy tale: Cinderella (2015), Once Upon a Time (2011), Ella Enchanted (2004), Shrek (2001), Maleficent (2014), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Red Riding Hood (2011), Tangled (2010), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pan's Labyrinth (2006).

List of fairy tale movies

 6.9
 156K
Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, hopes, disney, rags to riches, magic, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
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Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, fairy, good versus evil, magical, adventure, curses spells and rituals, power of love, imaginary, legends and myths, happy ending, princess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 6.3
 61K
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, true love, wizards and magicians, imaginary kingdom, prince, imaginary, magic, adventure, fall in love, love and romance, giant ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.8
 600K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, witty, surprise ending, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, adventure, dragon, swamp, opposites attract, talking animals, love and romance, friendship, save the princess, reluctant partners, magic, ogre ...
Time: 2000s
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 7.0
 337K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: fairy, magical, witch, fantasy world, good versus evil, dark fantasy, disney, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, wizards and magicians, villain, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, europe
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, snow white, dark fantasy, adventure, witch, queen, deception, immortality, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
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 5.5
 107K
Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: werewolf, dangerous attraction, supernatural, danger, in the woods, fall in love, deadly creature, village, hunt down, legends and myths, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: middle ages
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 7.7
 396K
Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, family, follow your dream, adventure, unlikely couple, horse, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, romance, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: happy ending, opposites attract, fantasy world, beast, disney, love story, beautiful scenery, prince, true love, good versus evil, magic, kingdom ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.2
 607K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, witchcraft, magical creature, kingdom, evil queen, prince, dark fantasy, queen, good versus evil, battle, love ...
Place: europe, france
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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: fairy, adventure, good versus evil, creature, magical, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, mythology, parallel world, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
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 7.6
 250K
Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, imaginary, adventure, magical, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, love and romance, prince, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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 5.6
 83K
Mirror Mirror (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince. There's just one problem - he's in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White. Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, snow white, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, save the day, fall in love, prince, financial problem, cinderella story, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals ...
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 7.4
 561K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, romantic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, family, disney, adventure, snow, royal family, love and romance, supernatural ability, sisters, magical, family relations, queen ...
Place: europe, norway
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, beast, love and romance, disney, fall in love, prince, princess, imaginary, power of love, stockholm syndrome, rose, magical ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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 5.6
 75K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, love, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, beast, youth, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, popularity, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 174K
Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers ...
Plot: princess, true love, prince, good versus evil, magical, disney, rescue, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, queen, witch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, parallel world, self sacrifice, adventure, talking animals, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, talking animals, queen, magical, imagination, journey, cat, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: london, china
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 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, fish out of water, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, fantasy world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, good versus evil, getting home, cat ...
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 6.3
 15K
Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: good versus evil, teenage protagonist, witch, happy ending, disney, high school, imaginary, villain, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, witchcraft ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Style: touching, fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, self discovery, imaginary, adventure, magical, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia, East Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film stars Libuse Safrankova as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, date night, kids
Plot: cinderella story, adventure, prince, cinderella, love and romance, true love, hopes, wish come true, fall in love, life turned upside down, good versus evil, fairy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: czech republic, german democratic republic, czechoslovakia, east germany
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 6.7
 59K
Penelope (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, witch, true love, pig, looking for love, loneliness, romance, magical, disfigurement, self discovery, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: london
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, magic, evil force, escapades, giant, imagination, danger, book ...
Time: 80s
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Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Beauty and the Beast is the adaptation of a story by Madame de Villeneuve. Published anonymously in 1740 as La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins, it paints a portrait of Belle, a joyful and touching young girl who falls in love with the Beast, ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, colourful, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beast, transformation, true love, magic, palaces castles and temples, physical appearance, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, man beast, curse, castle ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 6.9
 4K
I Am Dragon (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. Mira left everything behind in the past - family, friends and groom. Now the only things she had were a stone cage and a ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, touching, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dragon, love and romance, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, tradition, save the princess, skinny dipping, human sacrifice, lullaby, woman undressing, sailboat ...
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 5.9
 130K
Into the Woods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, melancholic, talky, lyrical ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, in the woods, witch, wizards and magicians, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, cinderella, lost in the woods, moral ambiguity, redemption, prince ...
Place: new jersey
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, light, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: cinderella story, prince, love and romance, cinderella, romance, legends and myths, social differences, parents and children, love, step siblings, classism, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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