‘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. His ship is attacked by pirates along the way, and he goes missing. Five years later, Prince Humperdinck proposes to her, and she accepts despite her reservations.’
The Princess Bride has it all: a romance, pirate sword fights, giant rats, Andre the Giant, and Billy Crystal.
As a real-life book, The Princess Bride was adapted into a real-life movie by someone reading that book and creating a story in a boy’s head about what happened.
I really like the pace because it’s so abrupt and serves as a nice reminder that even though we know it’s supposed to be a story, we still care about the characters.
The film is magnificent in every way.
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. Only Walt Disney’s original “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” can compare. This is the story of Princess Snow White, the “fairest of them all,” told in its purest form. This wicked stepmother, Queen, is determined to be the most beautiful woman in all of Europe and is worried that Snow White will steal her crown away from her.
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. Because he doesn’t want to kill her, the Huntsman tells her to flee. Even so, the Queen’s mirror still portrays Snow White as the fairest maiden, prompting the Queen to send a poison apple after her.
3. Aladdin (1992)
This film, starring Robin Williams as the Genie, is one of the best in the Disney canon. Aladdin, a street urchin, discovers a lamp that, when rubbed, summons a Genie, who can grant his master’s wishes.
Aladdin has feelings for Princess Jasmine, but he knows she will never marry a man like him, so he asks the Genie to make him a prince so he can marry her. Sadly, the evil Grand vizier (also known as Jafar) is plotting to seize control of the kingdom and use Aladdin’s lamp as a tool to do so.
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 exciting life away from her small-town surroundings. A magical castle in the middle of the jungle is home to a Beast and all of its servants have been turned into household items.
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 ethereal “Let It Go” song. 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. She sets out to find Elsa with the help of an iceman named Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven.
6. Cinderella (1950)
The magic of the originals, on the other hand, never wears off. Cinderella’s story has also been remade and retold numerous times over the years, sometimes with contemporary twists and other times in its original, unaltered form. 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. On the other hand, a malicious wizard uses his spell on the Prince in order to turn him into one. 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. From his childhood paralysis experience to becoming a war hero, Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, is chronicled in this film. The character’s childlike innocence, both on and off-screen, was handled expertly. 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.
Running Forrest! Run! has taken many forms in modern-day pop culture, with the movie and novel both having cult status. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $678 million worldwide and being adored by everyone.
9. Brave (2012)
Princess Merida of the Dunbroch family has been prepared to be a model citizen and ruler. 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. Because of this, she and her mother, Queen Elinor, are no longer close.
Merida looks to a witch for guidance in order to make a positive change in her life. This cake, which she gives her mother, is an amulet from the witch, and it will grant her wishes. The spell turns Elinor into a bear and causes havoc throughout the kingdom as a result. Merida and her mother set out on a journey to learn the true meaning of bravery in order to break the spell.