‘The Princess Bride,’ a cult classic based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name, tells the story of Buttercup, a farm girl. Her heart is set on marrying Westley, so he sets out to make his fortune so that he can be there for her when they tie the knot. However, his ship is attacked by pirates along the way, and he goes missing. She reluctantly accepts Prince Humperdinck’s marriage proposal five years later.
The Princess Bride has it all: a love story, pirate sword fights, giant rats, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal.
Considering The Princess Bride is a book, that’s particularly clever. The film adaptation is simply someone reading that book and a boy’s imagination of what happens in it. It’s got great pacing because it’s so abrupt. It serves as a nice reminder that even though this is a story, we can’t help but care about the characters. The entire picture exudes majesty. So, without further ado, here are some of our picks for films to watch if you like The Princess Bride. Some of these films, such as The Princess Bride, are available on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
1. Enchanted (2007)
‘Enchanted,’ the film that launched the career of talented Amy Adams, tells the story of Giselle, a young princess from Andalasia who is suddenly thrust into the bustling metropolis of New York City. Giselle is pushed into a well by Queen Narissa, Prince Edward’s evil stepmother, on the way to her wedding. She ends up in a strange city like New York, where a divorce lawyer named Robert helps her get her bearings. When she goes to New York, Edward and Giselle bring back their chipmunk friend Pip. The rest of the story has everything a fairy-tale needs to live up to its name.
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
Snow White has been the subject of numerous films over the years. One exception is Walt Disney’s original masterpiece, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’. It’s the story of Princess Snow White, ‘the fairest of them all,’ as told in the original fairy tale. The Queen, Snow White’s cunning stepmother, aspires to be the most beautiful woman in the land and fears that she will be displaced by Snow White’s natural beauty.
In order to get rid of her, she contracts with a huntsman who will take her to the jungle where she will be killed by the jungle. The Huntsman, on the other hand, is unable to commit murder and instead asks her to flee. As a result of her vanity, the Queen sends a poisoned apple after Snow White, believing she is the fairest of them all.
3. Aladdin (1992)
As long as Robin Williams is playing Genie, this will always be a classic. Aladdin, a street urchin, discovers a lamp that, when rubbed, summons a Genie, who can grant his master’s wishes. Princess Jasmine has fallen head over heels in love with Aladdin, but he realizes that he can never be her prince charming because of his appearance. Nevertheless, Jafar, the evil Grand vizier, has grand plans for the kingdom, including obtaining Aladdin’s lamp.
4. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Even though I enjoyed Emma Watson’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the 1991 animated version’s charm can’t be ignored entirely. Belle is a lovely bookworm who longs for an adventure to get her away from the drab life in her small village. An enchanted castle with a Beast as its prince and all of its servants turned into household items sits in the middle of the jungle. When the Beast kidnaps Belle’s father, she makes a deal with him to get him back. After spending time with Beast, Belle comes to the conclusion that he’s not all that bad after all.
5. Frozen (2013)
Frozen is a beloved Disney film thanks to the heartbreakingly beautiful song “Let It Go.” Arendelle’s Princess Elsa possesses a magical ability to manipulate ice, but she is unable to do so. A mishap during her coronation ceremony triggers a winter storm that envelops the kingdom. Elsa flees to avoid the wrath of everyone and finds fulfillment in her new life as an independent woman. Princess Anna is confident that Elsa is only scared because she is her sister. With the help of an iceman named Kristoff, as well as his reindeer named Sven, she sets out to find Anna’s sister, Elsa.
6. Cinderella (1950)
The magic of the originals, on the other hand, never wears off. Retellings like Cinderella’s have seen many different versions, some with modern twists while others have stayed true to the original story. Cinderella from the 1950s is the one who got it all started. The tale of a young woman who is forced to attend a royal ball by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, only to be saved by her fairy godmother is a timeless classic.
7. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Tiana aspires to be a successful young chef and one day open her own restaurant. Tiana’s best friend, Charlotte, throws a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia when he arrives in New Orleans because she wants to woo him into marrying her. Unfortunatly, an evil wizard injures and frogs the Prince’s spirit. He asks Tiana to kiss him, thinking she is Charlotte, in order to break the spell. Tiana, on the other hand, transforms into a frog.
8. Forrest Gump (1994)
The film, based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name, was a critical and commercial success, winning six Academy Awards. In the film, Tom Hanks plays the equally adorable Forrest Gump, tracing his journey from his childhood encounter with paralysis to becoming a hero in World War II for his nation.
The character’s childlike innocence, both on and off-screen, was expertly handled. Some of the characters’ quirks, like Forrest’s use of a hard ‘G’ to end sentences, have gained cult status and are frequently referenced in popular culture. It’s no surprise that both the movie and the novel have become cult classics, with the phrase “Run Forrest! Run!” appearing in countless iterations over the years. The film, which made over $678 million worldwide, was a huge hit with moviegoers of all stripes, just like the book.
9. Brave (2012)
A perfect queen is instilled in Princess Merida of the clan Dunbroch from an early age. Merida does not want to get married, and her parents are failing miserably in their attempts to change that. She enjoys archery and going on adventures. As a result, she and her mother, Queen Elinor, have a falling out.
Merida looks to a witch for guidance in order to make a positive change in her life. The witch provides her with a spell in the form of a cake, which she gives to her mother as a birthday present from her mother. In the process, it turns Elinor into a bear and causes havoc throughout the kingdom. Merida and her mother set out on a journey to learn the true meaning of bravery in order to break the spell.