Who doesn’t love a good old fairy tale? Yes, there are exciting action movies, heart-breaking romantic films, mind-boggling intellectual flicks, and some guilty pleasure trash that we might enjoy watching from time to time. But, there is a charm of fairy tales that never really let’s go of its hold on the audience. And over time, fairy tales have progressed from being the rudimentary stories of ‘damsel in distress’ to intelligent, badass women who rebel against the outdated societal norms.
So, don’t let anyone tell you that fairy tales are just for kids! Don’t fall for that nonsensical ‘you’re way past watching this’ argument. There is so much emotional depth in these movies that they make us cry, and such sharp life lessons that can actually be quite enlightening, sometimes. And also, they make us feel good, so of course, we love them. Here’s the list of top fairy tale movies ever. And yes, adults can enjoy them too. You can watch some of these best fairy tale movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
15. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
This oldest surviving animated feature film starts with a sorcerer who offers a flying horse to the Caliph and asks to marry his daughter, princess Dinarsade, in return. But, she doesn’t want to marry him, so her brother, Prince Achmed objects. The sorcerer tricks him into riding the horse, but the Prince doesn’t know how to stop it, so he keeps riding away. If you are skeptic about this film being placed into the fairy tale category, consider this- it has a sorcerer, a witch, a curse, an adventurous journey of self-awareness, a fight to protect the kingdom, and love. If this isn’t the recipe for a fairy tale, what is? Also, this story overlaps with that of ‘Aladdin’, so that’s a bonus!
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14. Sleeping Beauty (1959)