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, captivating, stylized, light, humorous and feel good films and TV shows about / with magic, transformation, love, princess, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, female protagonist, happy ending, teenager and castle plots mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on fairy tale: Cinderella (2015), Maleficent (2014), Once Upon a Time (2011), Tangled (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Aladdin (2019), DJ Cinderella (2019), Three Wishes for Cinderella (2021), Frozen (2013), Into the Woods (2014).

List of based on fairy tale movies

Cinderella (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: cinderella, princess, disney, happy ending, love, cinderella story, magic, fall in love, prince, imaginary kingdom, kindness, rags to riches ...
Time: victorian era, 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: europe, france
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Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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, dark fantasy, exciting, captivating, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, fantasy world, disney, princess, fairy, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magical creature, transformation, magical, villain ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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, stylized, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, adult
Plot: magic, fantasy world, power of love, true love, hopes, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical, prince, fairy, curses spells and rituals, princess ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: maine, seattle, usa, new england, fictional island
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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, romantic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, fall in love, disney princess, couples, love and romance, horse, female protagonist, unlikely couple, young woman, power of love, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany, fictional island
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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, dark fantasy, exciting, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: magic, witch, good versus evil, snow white, fantasy world, evil queen, princess, sorceress, queen, immortality, imaginary kingdom, heroine ...
Time: middle ages
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: arabian nights, wish fulfillment, aladdin, genie, disney, magic, disney princess, princess, sultan, palace, love, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, arabia, middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
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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: captivating, sweet, romantic, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: cinderella story, radio dj, princess, happy ending, cinderella, music, love, castle, punishment, love and romance, sister sister relationship, romantic rivalry ...
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Three Wishes for Cinderella (2021)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Norwegian remake of the 1973 Czech film "Three Wishes for Cinderella" by Václav Vorlícek.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella, cinderella story, magical, christmas, magic, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, snow, female protagonist, evil stepmother, wizards, magician ...
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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, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, sisters, magic, disney princess, snowman, snow, wizards and magicians, power of love, happy ending, female protagonist, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway, scandinavia
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, 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, light, exciting, stylized, entertaining
Audience: kids, teen fantasy, adult
Plot: christmas, disney, fairy, female protagonist, magical object, nutcracker, christmas eve, imaginary kingdom, princess, female villain, good versus evil, life turned upside down ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
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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, kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, good versus evil, cinderella, moral ambiguity, redemption, vengeance, magic, dancing, fantasy world ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway, Czech Republic, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Espen “Ash Lad”, a poor farmer’s son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King – in order to collect a reward and save his family’s farm from ruin.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: troll, brother brother relationship, love and romance, friendship, good versus evil, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, obsessive quest, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, folklore ...
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Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
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: dark, fairy tale, dark fantasy, captivating, scary ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: witch, forest, suspense, witchcraft, cannibal, good versus evil, supernatural power, black magic, child, supernatural, brutality, villainess ...
Time: 2020s
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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, atmospheric, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: genius, magical creature, fantasy life, disney, fairy, magic, child, elf, mythical creature, fantasy world, dream world, humour ...
Place: ireland
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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: giant, imaginary kingdom, magic, youth, legends and myths, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, save the princess, princess, mythology, good versus evil, monster ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, tower bridge london
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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: romantic, sentimental, stylized, lyrical, fairy tale
Plot: beauty and the beast, aristocracy, disguise, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, disfigurement, bittersweet, tragic hero, heroine, young woman, romancing partners, love and romance ...
Place: france
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Cinderella (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: cinderella, cinderella story, kingdom, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, love and romance, magic, princess, evil stepmother, true love, disney, prince, fairy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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River Where the Moon Rises (2021)
Genre: History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Born a princess and raised a soldier, Pyeong Gang is a woman with big dreams and limitless ambition. Determined to become the first Empress of Goguryeo, Pyeong Gang will stop at nothing to make her dream come true. Clever and level headed, Pyeong ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: female warrior, unconditional love, female ninja, conspiracy, assassin, female protagonist, female soldier, suspense, relationships, warrior, couples, strong female character ...
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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, exciting, absurd, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: magic, love, evil queen, strong female lead, snow white, sorceress, witch, female warrior, good versus evil, runaway, magical power, supernatural ...
Place: egypt
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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, art house ...
Plot: social differences, hopes, lifestyle, society, murder, homeless, prostitute, dwarf, love and romance, city life, sex scene, kurd ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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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, colourful, light, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: magic, true love, beast, transformation, castle, imaginary kingdom, man beast, curse, beauty and the beast, beautiful scenery, curses spells and rituals, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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White as Snow (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Claire is a beautiful young woman who works at her late father’s hotel, that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, humorous, scenic, parody ...
Plot: casual sex, sexual arousal, stepmother, sexual promiscuity, sex scene, love, repeated scene, car accident, kidnapping, rivalry, young girl, jealousy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: alps
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Robinson is a wealthy business man with no time for anything but work. However, a family curse is looming over him - no man in the Robinson line ever lives past the age of thirty. With his upcoming birthday appears the remains of literally ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, feel good, humorous, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, mysterious character, heroes, legends and myths, magic, midget, youth, rivalry, family relations, holiday, magical, aging ...
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Sleeping Beauty (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the kingdom of Letonia, the young prince Égon spends his nights playing the drums. During the day, he only has one thing on his mind: finding Sleeping Beauty in the kingdom of Kentz and breaking the spell over her. But his father, the king, ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: sleeping beauty, princess, castle, kingdom, legend, fairy, royal family, magic, magical, fictional kingdom, save the kingdom, king ...
Time: year 1900, year 2000
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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: fairy tale, captivating, sincere, anime, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teenage girl, first love, supernatural power, prophecy, magic, stop motion, love, female nudity, parallel world, train conductor, merman, family relations ...
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The Little Mermaid (2023)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, interesting
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: sea, love, disney, theater, mermaid, disney princess, deal, father daughter relationship, composer, prejudice, mythology, prince ...
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Donkey Skin (1970)
Genre: Comedy, 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, surreal, absurd, art house, experimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fall in love, cinderella story, surrealism, princess, wedding, love and romance, father daughter relationship, donkey, leaving home, love story, impostor ...
Place: france
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Rumpelstiltskin (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the 1400's, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a witch's shop and purchases a certain figurine, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, slasher, serious, bleak ...
Plot: chase, woman in danger, child in peril, legend, kidnapping, salvation, monster, murder, death, creature, villain, magical creature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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White Snake 2: Green Snake (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While trying to free her sister from Fahai's clutches, Xiao Qing winds up in a dystopian city and meets a mysterious man who can't recall his past life.
Style: fairy tale, anime, disturbing, captivating
Plot: chinese mythology, martial arts, sisters, battles, power struggle, sister sister relationship, fight, magic, magical creature, chinese, medieval, legends and myths
Place: china
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Pinocchio (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: The enchanted story of Pinocchio.
Style: fairy tale, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, child, pinocchio, puppet, magical creature, friendship, magic, father son relationship, deception, friends, con trick, thief ...
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