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, stylized, exciting, light, entertaining and humorous films and TV shows about / with magic, fantasy world, destiny, good versus evil, mentor, dialogue, transformation, storytelling, family and childhood plots mostly in Fantasy, Family and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Spirited Away (2001), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Shrek (2001), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Shrek 2 (2004), The 10th Kingdom (2000), Once Upon a Time (2011), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Cinderella (2015).
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How to Train Your Dragon
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
USA
98 min.
 8.1
The 10th Kingdom
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
UK, Germany, USA
417 min.
 8.4
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A Wrinkle in Time
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
109 min.
 4.2
The Monkey King 3
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
China, Hong Kong
114 min.
 5.5

List of fairy tale movies

Beauty and the Beast
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, remake of cult film, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, beast, love story, romance, interracial romance, good versus evil, opposites attract, magic, love, culture clash, witch, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
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 8.6
 523K
Spirited Away
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, human becomes animal, greed, adventure, fantasy world, ghost town, good versus evil, surrealism, friendship, rescue, family, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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How to Train Your Dragon
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, dragon, animal training, adventure, human animal relationship, good versus evil, happy ending, family, unlikely friendships, talking animals, foe turned friend, training ...
Place: scandinavia
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 7.9
 534K
Shrek
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, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, odd couple, daring rescue, magic, save the princess, good versus evil, verbal byplay, talking animals, reluctant partners, ogre, opposites attract, stereotypes ...
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 8.2
 549K
Pan's Labyrinth
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: fairy tale, surreal, suspenseful, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: maze, young heroes, monster, fantasy world, imagination, magic, fascism, dark fantasy, brutality, violence, fairy, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.2
 362K
Shrek 2
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, funny, feel good, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, odd couple, talking animals, family, animals, good versus evil, friendship, transformation, magic, teamwork, ogre, parody ...
Place: dungeon
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The 10th Kingdom
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, scenic, feel good, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, alternate reality, parallel universe, romance, chase, transformation, friendship, beautiful scenery, secrets, love ...
Place: new york, usa, virginia
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Once Upon a Time
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, twists and turns, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, magic, fantasy world, curse, imaginary kingdom, happy ending, friendship, parents and children, family relations, magical, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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Alice in Wonderland
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: fairy tale, colourful, captivating, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, imagination, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, magic, talking animals, transformation, queen, journey, mad, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: china
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 6.9
 133K
Cinderella
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, family, magic, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, prince, evil stepmother, transformation, sister sister relationship, hopes, rags to riches, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: france
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 7.0
 292K
Maleficent
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, stylized, entertaining, exciting, serious ...
Plot: witch, magic, betrayal, vengeance, fantasy world, good versus evil, in the woods, villain, beautiful scenery, little girl, love, greed ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
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Beauty and the Beast
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, light, stylized ...
Plot: magic, transformation, true love, beast, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, beautiful scenery, man beast, unlikely couple, healing power, curse, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.8
 346K
Tangled
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, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, family, magic, romance, mother daughter relationship, long hair, follow your dream, princess, unlikely couple, horse, imaginary kingdom, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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Snow White: A Tale of Terror
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: witch, magic, betrayal, fantasy world, good versus evil, palaces castles and temples, danger, rescue, mirror, dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, goth ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
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 5.5
 100K
Red Riding Hood
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, mystery, village, romance, danger, fall in love, chase, betrayal, love triangle ...
Time: middle ages
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Oz the Great and Powerful
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutches of evil.
Style: fairy tale, colourful, light, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, witch, magic, imaginary kingdom, wizards, illusion, magic trick, parallel universe, transformation, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: 1900s
Place: kansas
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 304K
Aladdin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, magic, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, rags to riches, genie, unlikely couple, unlikely friendships, love, desert, chase ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, saudi arabia
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 128K
Puss in Boots
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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, talking animals, escapades, magic, talking cat, friendship, good versus evil, save the day, treasure hunt, imaginary kingdom, happy ending, family ...
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Masha and the Bear
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 7 min.
Story: Masha is an energetic three-year-old who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, colourful, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, cartoon bear, babysitting, getting along, child care, grandfather granddaughter relationship, childhood, family relations, parent child relationship, family, youth ...
Place: russia
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The Little Mermaid
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, light, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, good versus evil, friendship, witch, family, disney, romance, underwater, love, prince, magic, follow your dream ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: caribbean, denmark
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, magic, queen, beautiful scenery, imagination, talking animals, sister sister relationship, rabbit, childhood, rivalry, falling from height ...
Place: london
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Snow White and the Huntsman
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: fairy tale, serious, exciting, scenic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, immortality, adventure, snow white, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, danger, evil stepmother, rivalry, against the odds, save the kingdom ...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: magic, adventure, school, witch, fantasy world, good versus evil, friendship, orphan, best friends, wizards, chosen one, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 71K
Beastly
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, touching, romantic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, unlikely couple, transformation, self discovery, physical appearance, curse, teenager, witch, high school, drugs/alcohol, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 56K
Penelope
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, feel good, sweet, romantic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, looking for love, isolation, witch, curses spells and rituals, physical appearance, magic spell, love story, love, fall in love, love and romance, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 233K
Stardust
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, romantic, light, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: magic, adventure, romance, true love, good versus evil, witch, love story, chase, race against time, destiny, transformation, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 492K
Frozen
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, touching, feel good, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, family, magic, good versus evil, princess, snowman, sisters, reindeer, curses spells and rituals, music, beautiful scenery, supernatural ability ...
Place: europe, dungeon
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 4.1
 937
Black Forest
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tourists trapped in an enchanted forest do battle with evil fairy tale creatures.
Style: fairy tale, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: in the woods, parallel world, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, wolf, missing child, group of friends, cannibalism, witch, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, funny, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, social misfits, disorder, creativity, redemption, imaginary kingdom, magic, greed, kids and family, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
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 7.5
 31K
The Magicians
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: magic, school, fantasy world, supernatural ability, society, betrayal, love and romance, teacher, king, monsters, college, studying ...
Place: new york
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