Based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman, ‘The Princess Bride’ is the cult-classic that tells the story of a farm girl, Buttercup. She falls in love with Westley who goes off to seek fortune so that he can marry her. But on the way, his ship is attacked by the pirates and he is presumed dead. Five years later, Prince Humperdinck proposes to marry her and she reluctantly agrees.‘
The Princess Bride’ has pretty much everything a person needs, a love story, pirate sword fights, giant rats, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal – it’s so perfect. What makes that particularly clever is that The Princess Bride is actually a book in real life – so this film adaptation simply is the act of someone reading that book, and a boy’s imagination of what’s happening. It’s wonderful pacing in that it’s quite abrupt, and almost a nice reminder throughout that, while we know it’s supposed to be a story, we can’t help but to get emotionally involved in the characters. Everything about the movie is majestic. With that said, here’s the list of movies similar to The Princess Bride that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like The Princess Bride on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Enchanted (2007)
The movie that turned the talented Amy Adams into an established star, ‘Enchanted’ is about Giselle who is transported from her animated fairy-tale world of Andalasia to the real-life world of New York City. While she is on the way to her wedding with Prince Edward, Giselle is pushed into a well by Edward’s evil stepmother, Queen Narissa. She finds herself in New York where a divorce lawyer, Robert helps her to find her way in the strange city. Meanwhile, Edward and Giselle’s chipmunk friend, Pip follow her to New York to bring her back. What follows is everything that makes a fairy-tale worth its name.
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9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)