1. Into The Woods (2014)
Into the Woods is a musical retelling of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, with an original plot involving a baker and his wife, their desire to start a family, and their interaction with the witch who has cursed them.
2. Beauty And The Beast (2017)
With a broader mythology and an all-star cast, Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form. Only true love can set free a young prince trapped in the body of a beast. It’s possible that meeting Belle, the only human girl to have visited the castle since it was sealed, is his only chance.
3. Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
In order to buy thatch for their roof, his uncle sends Jack to the market where he meets the lovely Princess Isabelle and saves her from some thugs. He returns home with nothing but a handful of sacred beans given to him by a monk, but his uncle is unimpressed and discards them. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack’s house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king’s guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists.
4. Cinderella (2015)
A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella’s life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy… godmother, of course.
5. Puss In Boots (2011)
A long time before he meets Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but cunning Puss in Boots is on the run from the law after being accused of various crimes. Puss meets his female match, Kitty Softpaws, while attempting to steal magic beans from infamous criminals Jack and Jill. Kitty then leads Puss to… his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Puss’ doubt grows as he recalls past friendships and betrayals, but he agrees to assist the egg in obtaining the magic beans in the end. When the three of them work together, they can steal the beans, travel to the Giant’s castle, and then go after the golden goose to clear Puss’ name once they’ve got the prize.
6. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Jake and Will Grimm, folklore collectors and con artists, travel from village to village performing exorcisms and pretending to protect residents from enchanted creatures. In a haunted forest full of real magical beings, they face a real magical curse that puts them to the test, requiring genuine courage.
7. Mirror Mirror (2012)
A beloved King disappears, and his ruthless wife seizes power in the kingdom, locking Snow White, her beautiful stepdaughter, away in the royal palace when she’s 18 years old. Jealous Queen exiles Princess to forest after she attracts handsome and wealthy prince’s attention. Princess is exiled for her own good. Snow White grows up in the company of a group of rebellious but kind dwarfs and becomes a strong young woman determined to defend her country from the evil Queen. To get her birthright back and reclaim her Prince, she embarks on a magical adventure comedy journey that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences all over the world with her new friends’ help.
8. Cinderella (1950)
Cinderella is raised in a faraway kingdom by her kindly stepmother and kind stepfather until the death of the latter. He marries a cold, cruel woman with two daughters: Drizella and Anastasia. This is how Cinderella’s father remarries. Stepmother turns Cinderella into a virtual slave after father’s death in his own house. As for the King, he decides in the castle across town that his son, the Prince, must find a suitable bride and have a certain number of grandchildren provided for him. Because of this, the King holds a fancy-dress ball for his son’s bride-to-be candidates and invites every eligible young lady in the kingdom. A dress for Cinderella’s upcoming ball is made by the mice and birds under Jaques and Gus’ guidance, but the evil stepsisters promptly tear it apart on the night of the ball. Here comes the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the ball, midnight’s stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest is history.
9. The Witch (2015)
Massachusetts, 1630: William and Katherine try to live a Christian life with five children while homesteading near an impassable wilderness. Families often turn on one another when tragedy strikes: a newborn son mysteriously vanishes, crops fail, etc. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrayal of a dysfunctional family that becomes prey to an unstoppable evil as a result of their own transgressions.
10. Ella Enchanted (2004)
This is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given the “gift” of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda, based on the award-winning novel by Gail Carson Levine. She has no choice but to do as she is told. After her mother dies, she is left in the care of her selfish father, who marries a…disgusting woman and has two treasonous daughters. Prince Charmont, the protagonist of this modern-day fantasy Cinderella story, is the love interest of Ella, who falls in love with him. Instead of relying on a fairy godmother to help her through her trials, she must rely solely on her own strength and intelligence to find Lucinda and break her “curse.”
11. Shrek (2001)
Upon finding out that the evil Lord Farquaad has “swamped” his swamp with all sorts of magical creatures, an ogre named Shrek sets out with his very loud donkey to “persuade” him to return his swamp to him. There’s a deal made, not a bargain. As part of his plan to become King, Farquaad hires Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who has been imprisoned in a tower by a dragon that breathes fire. They return to Fiona’s castle and find out that Shrek, an ugly ogre, has fallen in love with the beautiful princess and that Fiona has a dark secret of her own.
12. Dracula Untold (2014)
Vlad and his family are living a peaceful life in their small kingdom at the turn of the century, but when a Turkish warlord demands that Vlad raise an army of a thousand boys and his son, Vlad turns to an evil power that will allow him to defend his kingdom and family from the Turks… but at a terrible cost.
13. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
a love story between Sophie, a young woman cursed by a witch to take on the body of a woman her own age, and Howl, a young magician. Sophie is cursed and sets out to find her fortune, which leads her to Howl’s bizarre moving castle. Sophie encounters Howl’s fire demon Karishifa in the castle. Karushifa, upon realizing…that Sophie is imprisoned, agrees to lift the curse and allow her to revert to her 18-year-old form in exchange for her breaking his contract with Howl.
14. Ladyhawke (1985)
Thief Philipe Gastone escapes from Aquila’s dungeon, igniting a manhunt. When Captain Navarre befriends him, he saves his life. As soon as Navarre managed to escape with the Bishop’s lust-for-life Lady Isabeau, his men set out to find him. The Bishop has cursed Navarre and Isabeau, turning them into wolves at night and hawks during the day, respectively. Návarre is insistent that Philipe help him get back into the city and kill the Bishop, who is well-protected.
15. Seventh Son (2014)
The local spook, John Gregory, a seventh son of a seventh son, has guarded his country against witches, boggarts, ghouls, and other nocturnal menaces. However, John is getting older and is looking for someone to take his place as an apprentice. Most of them haven’t…made it out alive. The last ray of hope comes in the form of Thomas Ward, a young farmer’s son. Will he be able to make it through the training that so many others failed at? What does he think of the girl in the pointed shoes? What hope does Thomas have against the county’s most dreaded witch, Mother Malkin?
16. Labyrinth (1986)
Sarah, a teenager, is made to babysit her younger brother Toby by her father and stepmother while they are away from home. Toby’s sobbing won’t stop, and Sarah hopes the Goblin King will kidnap him. If you look in the cradle you will discover that Toby has stopped crying and has been taken to the Goblin King Jareth’s castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Despite Sarah’s sincere apologies, Jareth insists that she rescue her brother before midnight, or he will be turned into a goblin. Sarah has no choice but to comply with the Goblin King’s demands. Sarah is soon joined on her quest by the cowardly goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo, and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius. When will they be able to save Toby?
17. Maleficent (2014)
As a young girl growing up in a peaceful forest kingdom, Maleficent thinks her life is perfect until an invading army threatens the peace. After becoming the land’s most ferocious guardian, Maleficent is betrayed by an unspeakable act that begins to turn her pure heart into stone. Avenging her father, Maleficent engages the invading king’s successor in battle and, as a result, curses Aurora’s newborn baby sister. After watching Aurora grow up, Maleficent comes to believe that she is a key to the kingdom’s peace, and perhaps even her own happiness.
18. Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Alice is an impressionable adolescent with a tendency to daydream. She finds it tedious to study poetry and listen to other works of literature. She prefers to read picture books and spend her time imagining stories. A large white rabbit wearing a jacket and carrying a large watch appears one day while she is listening to poetry being read aloud. H…e dashes away, claiming he’s running late for an important meeting. She keeps up with him as he makes his way through the woods. After that, he’s gone down the rabbit hole. Alice continues on her journey, encountering a wide variety of people, creatures, and experiences along the way.
19. The Sword In The Stone (1963)
A young lad named Arthur (also known as Wart) dreams of becoming a knight’s squire. The two meet while Wart is on a hunting trip with Merlin, who is both powerful and amnesiac. He begins by attempting to provide Wart with an education (whatever that entails), under the assumption that if one has an education, one…can go almost anywhere… It goes without saying that this doesn’t quite work out.
20. Beauty And The Beast (1991)
A young prince is cursed to take on the appearance of a monstrous beast after a mysterious enchantress finds out about his life of selfishness. Only by learning to love and earning the love of a young woman can he be saved from his current state of wretchedness. A number of years later, his opportunity arises when a young woman named… Belle is willing to serve as his prisoner in exchange for the health of her ailing father. Belle comes to appreciate her captor with the help of the castle’s enchanted staff and falls in love with him right away. However, a dishonest hunter back in the village has other ideas for Belle.
21. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Princess Snow White charms all but one person in the kingdom: her envious stepmother, the Queen. Upon hearing the Magic Mirror pronounce Snow White the fairest of them all, she is forced to flee into the forest, where she makes friends with the seven adorable dwarfs – Doc… Happy… Bashful…. Sleepy and Dopey. Doc is one of the lovable dwarfs. The only thing that can save Snow White from the Queen’s enchanted apple trick is the magic of true love’s kiss.
22. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
The story takes place in 1944 in falangist Spain, where a young girl who loves fairy tales is sent to live with her ruthless new stepfather, a captain in the Spanish army. She meets a fairy in the middle of the labyrinth in the middle of the night and is taken there by an old faun. After telling her she’s a princess, he makes her endure three torturous tests to prove it. The princess will never be able to prove her worth as the true princess if she fails, and she will never see the king again.
23. Warcraft (2016)
If you’re wondering how the Orcs of Draenor got their name, it comes from Gul’dan, the powerful warlock who created the Horde with the help of Orc clan members when their world was destroyed by evil fel magic that uses life-force. To maintain the portal’s openness, he also captures a large number of prisoners. It is revealed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that fel magic has been discovered among the dead.
The king decides to call upon Medivh, Guardian of Tirisfal to protect his kingdom. On their way to meet with Medivh, the duo encounter an ominous shadow, who holds up a book, and takes it from Khadgar before fleeing. Orcs attack Anduin, Khadgar, Medivh, and a group of soldiers, and they capture King Llane’s freed slave Garona, who leads them to the portal. The chief of a Durotan Orc clan contacts Garona, requesting a meeting with King Llane in order to stop the fel magic. Khadgar, meanwhile, learns that someone in Azeroth assisted in opening the gate. Which of Garona and Durotan, who could be a traitor, should King Llane put his trust in?