5 Fairy Tale Movies Worth Watching

Sabienna Bowman

Sabienna is a freelance writer, pop culture junkie and unabashed fangirl. She blames an early exposure to The X-Files and the Must See TV era of NBC for her twin life-long loves of sci-fi and sitcoms. She's not sure where her all-consuming love for all things British came from, but it led her to Doctor Who so she doesn't complain.

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  • Awesome list, but it’s kind of cheating a bit to classify all of these fantasy films as fairy tales. Might as well throw Labyrinth, Legend, Willow, The Princess Bride and The Dark Crystal on there.

    • Sabienna B.

      I’m a total cheater, but I tried to stick with movies that are fairy tales in spirit at least. I was tempted to add The Princess Bride, but it crops up so often on these kinds of lists that I decided to go with the lesser known MirrorMask instead.

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Anonymous

    I remember having those nightmares about the Red Bull when I was a kid.

    • Sabienna B.

       That thing was terrifying. The skeleton always freaked me out too.

  • You picked some good movies and I love that you included MirrorMask, it was such a good film that unfortunately not many people saw.

    I also love Ever After, I’ve seen it so many times. Haha.

    And of course The Fall is gorgeous thanks to director Tarsem Singh.

    I would have to add Amelie to your list, which I think has a fairy tale feel. I love it soooo much! And Big Fish.

    • Sabienna B.

      I can’t believe I forgot Big Fish! That’s one of my favorite movies.

      MirrorMask is ridiculously underrated. I remember watching it for the first time in a film class and then immediately running out to buy a copy. I just fell in love with it on the spot.

      • Yes, Big Fish is also one of my favorites. It’s so beautiful. And MirrorMask I discovered thanks to a friend.