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, light, romantic, stylized, exciting and entertaining films and TV shows about / with magic, fantasy world, good versus evil, transformation, family, destiny, storytelling, adventure, mentor and danger plots mostly in Fantasy, Family and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fairy tale: Shrek (2001), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Shrek 2 (2004), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Maleficent (2014), Cinderella (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2014), Ella Enchanted (2004), Tangled (2010), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997).

List of fairy tale movies

 7.9
 554K
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: feel good, fairy tale, witty, surprise ending, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: princess, opposites attract, reluctant partners, dragon, swamp, friendship, save the princess, love and romance, ogre, adventure, odd couple, daring rescue ...
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 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
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, suspenseful, gothic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, monster, creature, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, fascism, resistance, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.2
 376K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: princess, transformation, odd couple, dragon, prince, good versus evil, magic, adventure, ogre, family, friendship, queen ...
Place: dungeon
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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: romantic, fairy tale, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: beast, opposites attract, good versus evil, true love, kingdom, love story, disney, magic, beautiful scenery, curse, heroine, prince ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
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 7.0
 301K
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: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, fairy, magical, good versus evil, betrayal, princess, in the woods, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, king, imaginary kingdom, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
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 6.9
 136K
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, stylized, sweet, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, prince, fall in love, cinderella, true love, magic, evil stepmother, hopes, love and romance, family, transformation ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: france
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Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
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 ...
Plot: beast, true love, magic, transformation, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, healing power, curse, man beast, physical appearance, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
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 6.3
 55K
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, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fairy, adventure, imaginary, true love, love and romance, prince, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, fall in love, giant, magic ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon
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 7.8
 361K
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: feel good, humorous, fairy tale, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, follow your dream, horse, unlikely couple, disney, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure, love and romance, young lovers, queen, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother, the film includes the talking mirror, a poisoned apple, and some ruffian gold (not diamond) miners (and they aren't dwarfs or ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, dark, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, palaces castles and temples, witch, magic, danger, betrayal, pregnancy, murder, mirror, fantasy world, jealousy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
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 5.5
 102K
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: gothic, suspenseful, surprise ending, fairy tale, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, danger, dangerous attraction, fall in love, deadly creature, in the woods, village, legends and myths, hunt down, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
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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: exciting, captivating, offbeat, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, true love, power of love, family relations, fairy, parents and children, fantasy world, imaginary, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 6.6
 132K
Puss in Boots (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, cat, friendship, talking cat, escapades, save the day, good versus evil, treasure hunt, talking animals, magic, happy ending ...
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: exciting, fairy tale, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy ...
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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: feel good, fairy tale, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, prince, romance, legends and myths, social differences, parents and children, love, step siblings, classism, emotional abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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 6.8
 57K
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, romantic, feel good, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: physical appearance, witch, loneliness, disfigurement, fall in love, pig, self discovery, misfit, looking for love, magical, love and romance, fairy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: london
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 7.1
 164K
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: humorous, fairy tale, stylized, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: princess, imaginary kingdom, true love, good versus evil, prince, witch, rescue, parallel world, love and romance, magical, queen, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, captivating, atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, self discovery, adventure, imaginary, love and romance, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magical, transformation, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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 5.6
 79K
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: humorous, fairy tale, feel good, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, date night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, save the day, adventure, fall in love, financial problem, imaginary, snow white, evil queen, black magic, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, save the kingdom ...
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, light, stylized
Plot: christmas, fantasy world, princess, female villain, disney, snow, magical object, mouse, betrayal, christmas eve, attic, army ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: fairy tale, biting, romantic, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: creature, love story, supernatural, laboratory, cold war, sign language, interracial friendship, interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, escape, interspecies romance, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, pittsburgh, united states, soviet union
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 8.4
 274K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, afterlife, musician, boy, guitar, singer, skeleton, life after death, fantasy world, music, child, child protagonist ...
Place: mexico
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, fairy tale, emotional, compassionate, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, imagination, childhood, family, nightmare, bullying, part animation, life & death, grandmother, truth, boy ...
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Beauty and the Beast (1978)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Julie, the youngest daughter of a bankrupt merchant, sacrifices her life in order to save her father. She goes to an enchanted castle in the woods and meets Netvor, a bird-like monster. As Netvor begins to fall in love with Julie, he must suppress ...
Style: fairy tale, bleak, romantic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: beast, castle, curse, father daughter relationship, transformation, gothic horror, strong female character, supernatural romance, stockholm syndrome, sister sister relationship, drinking wine, female protagonist ...
Place: central europe
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 6.1
 2K
Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: island, memory, curse, hopes, haunted by the past, starting over, mystery, romance, curses spells and rituals, loner, funeral, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, berlin germany
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, exciting, fairy tale, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, magical, family, self sacrifice, parallel world, young heroes, king, adventure, throne ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: dungeon, england, london
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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, humorous, offbeat, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, pre-teens, kids
Plot: cinderella story, true love, prince, good versus evil, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, fairy, adventure, wish come true, rivalry, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: german democratic republic, czechoslovakia, east germany
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, escape from reality, queen, cat, journey, adventure, transformation, imagination, magical, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: china
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 5.7
 1K
Charming (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA, Cayman Islands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.
Style: fairy tale, light, entertaining, funny, romantic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: prince, princess, magical, trial, love, curse, satellite, choice, kingdom, trap, fairy godmother, king ...
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The Little Mermaid (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, colourful, emotional, gothic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mermaid, magic, falling in love, singing, circus performer, evil sorcerer, circus, werewolf, witch, kiss, flashback, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi
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