Based on fairy tale movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on fairy tale movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out fairy tale, humorous, captivating, stylized, light and romantic films and TV shows about / with magic, family, good versus evil, princess, fantasy world, adventure, romance, escapades, transformation and love and romance plots mostly in Fantasy, Family and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on fairy tale: Once Upon a Time (2011), Cinderella (2015), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Maleficent (2014), The Princess and the Frog (2009), The Sleeping Beauty (2010), Beauty and the Beast (2014), Tangled (2010), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998), Gretel & Hansel (2020).

List of based on fairy tale movies

Once Upon a Time (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, fairy, magical, princess, curses spells and rituals, power of love, legends and myths, adventure, magic, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 6.9
 162K
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, feel good, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, cinderella, disney, happy ending, imaginary kingdom, prince, love and romance, rags to riches, hopes, fairy, magic ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
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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, stylized, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, dark fantasy, evil queen, snow white, princess, witch, adventure, queen, sorceress, deception, imaginary kingdom ...
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 7.0
 346K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: fairy, magical, witch, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, dark fantasy, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, disney, princess, imaginary, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, france, scotland
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, cinderella story, prince, family, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, transformation, magical, love and romance, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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The Sleeping Beauty (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the heels of the mesmeric “Bluebeard” comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, tense ...
Plot: self discovery, teenage love, imaginary kingdom, miraculous event, youth, love and romance, hopes, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, antidote, witch, modern day adaptation ...
Place: europe, france
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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, magic, transformation, true love, palaces castles and temples, physical appearance, escapades, curses spells and rituals, castle, beautiful scenery, love and romance, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 7.7
 407K
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, romance, adventure, horse, family, follow your dream, unlikely couple, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, fall in love, queen ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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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, step siblings, romance, love, legends and myths, social differences, female protagonist, parents and children, classism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Style: fairy tale, dark, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: forest, witch, supernatural power, witchcraft, black magic, villainess, good versus evil, child, dark fantasy, brother sister relationship, danger, supernatural ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 229K
Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: entertaining, romantic, light, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: genie, disney, rags to riches, sultan, wish fulfillment, palace, treasure, friendship, magic spell, aladdin, prince, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, saudi arabia, arabia
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 744
DJ Cinderella (2019)
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cintia is modern princess, she's connected, decided and loves music. This "pop" princess used to live with their parents in a huge castle with a nice view to the city. Every night she looked through the window and watch the view ...
Style: romantic, sweet, sincere, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: teen drama, family outing, teens
Plot: cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, radio dj, music, parents separation, transformation, love and romance, brazilian, romance, castle, modern day adaptation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Istanbul Tales (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Five interconnected stories set in modern-day Istanbul based on the fairytales Snow White, Cinderella, Pied Piper, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, social differences, hopes, homeless, society, lifestyle, crimes, prostitute, dwarf, cinderella story, love and romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Little from the Fish Shop (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Deep underneath the sea surface, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story of Little -- the Sea King's daughter. They left the plundered waters of their home to live among humans. They now lead a strenuous life ...
Style: puppet animation, fairy tale, captivating, sincere, psychotronic
Plot: first love, teenage girl, prophecy, magic, supernatural power, mermaid, love, train conductor, urban fantasy, parallel worlds, modern day adaptation, merman ...
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 6.3
 1K
Bluebeard (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.
Style: fairy tale, serious, tense, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, serial killer, family relations, gender, innocence lost, siblings relations, feminism, couple relations, mysterious place, palaces castles and temples, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 16th century, 21st century
Place: europe, france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 639
The Pied Piper (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: plague, wedding, clergy, burned alive, disability, siblings relations, folk, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, state affairs, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 4K
Donkey Skin (1970)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, surreal, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: cinderella story, imaginary kingdom, wedding, fall in love, prince, king, donkey, ring, fairy godmother, surrealism, cake, princess ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 258K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, dragon, cross dressing, friendship, good versus evil, human spirit, woman dressed as man, hidden identity, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: fairy tale, not serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, friends, cinderella story, heroes, computer animation, prince, disorder, parody, danger ...
Place: germany
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 181
Regal Academy (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Italy
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A girl finds a magic key and falls into Fairytale Land, and attends Regal Academy, a school for the children of fairytales.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, humorous, exciting
Plot: princess, family, good versus evil, supernatural power, fantasy world, friendship, witch, surrealism, academy, rescue, school, anthropomorphism ...
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Beauty and the Beast (2014)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: France, late 1700s. Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his ...
Style: stylized, lyrical, romantic, sentimental
Plot: dangerous attraction, bittersweet, destructive relationship, tragic hero, disfigurement, disguise, unfulfillment, loneliness, disfigured face, love and romance, aristocracy, romance ...
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 942
Floricienta (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Floricienta is an Argentine family friendly telenovela based on the Cinderella story. It originally aired from 2004 to 2005, but continues to be broadcast in almost 70 countries. Some international channels airing Floricienta are TVE International, ...
Style: funny, fairy tale, light, entertaining, sitcom
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, friends, destiny, ambition, female protagonist, male female relationship, rivalry, cinderella, death of father, family relations, nanny, music band ...
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 23K
Artemis Fowl (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Artemis Fowl the second, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund rescuing his father. Once a transaction is made, they go onto a hunt for the evil pixie Opal Koboi and rush to save Artemis ...
Style: colourful, captivating, light, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: fairy, elf, mythical creature, fantasy life, boy genius, magic, magical creature, child, family, fantasy world, disney, master criminal ...
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Revolting Rhymes (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Style: entertaining, humorous, stylized, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: princess, revenge, nanny, magical mirror, florist, uncle nephew relationship, piggy bank, grandmother granddaughter relationship, bank, death of grandmother, death of mother, impostor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Oddsockeaters (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: ODDSOCKEATERS are small invisible creatures, responsible for socks that go missing when we only have one left from a pair. But unlike them, Seed’s gang wants to have a pair. In the end, they began their fight between two sets of values.
Style: humorous, entertaining, colourful, surreal, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: russian, gang of thieves, mad scientist, collector, heist, pretending to be someone else, rebellion, presumed dead, 3d animation, foot chase, identical twins, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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Moomins on the Riviera (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Finland, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Moomins along with Little My and Snorkmaiden had a sea journey that after storms and desert island dangers leads the family to Riviera, the place that takes their unity to the test.
Style: semi serious, humorous, fairy tale, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, disorder, social relations, friends, family relations, youth, escapades, family, family life, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Place: french riviera, riviera
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The Trip to Panama (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, road movie, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, friends, escapades, adventure, family, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, tropical island, stranded on an island, journey, trip, sea voyage ...
Place: latin america, germany
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Fantastic Journey to Oz (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The cunning and wicked Urfin wants to become ruler of Magic Land. With an army of wooden soldiers, he captures the Emerald City and renames it ti Urfinville. He is all but ready to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by an ordinary girl ...
Style: fairy tale, sentimental, funny, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: wizard of oz, female villain, sorceress, wizards and magicians, parallel world, imaginary kingdom, wizards, magical, dreams, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft ...
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Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina (1994)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, kidnapping, fairy, family, adventure, supernatural ability, rivalry, hopes, danger, love and romance, getting home, friends ...
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 568
Puss in Boots (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cat belonging to a poor miller's son thinks up a great plan for bringing a title, wealth, and marriage for his owner. He begins to carry it out, using a few birds and rabbits as gifts for the king, his own wit, and a pair of boots that make ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, stylized, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, legends and myths, siblings relations, family life, family relations, friends, escapades, love and romance, imaginary, unlikely partners, partners, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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