15 Spectacular Live Action Movies Based on Fairy Tales

Once upon a time… were the coolest words, we often waited to hear while we were kids. Because that’s how every fairy tale or bedtime story started then!

Fairy tales have been one of the most entertaining things during our childhood days. Most of us had a grandmother, who would tell us interesting stories every night before we went to sleep. Besides being the most entertaining factor in our lives, these fairy tales are also somehow responsible for igniting our creative skills as we imagine the whole world described in these short little bedtime stories.

However, seeing their popularity among the kids as well as understanding the importance of fairy tales among everyone, the Hollywood industry has gone one step ahead and crafted these sweet little bedtime stories into spectacular cinema.

Today, we bring you an amazing list of beautifully crafted Best Fairy Tales movies that would take you back to your childhood days:

Best Movies Based on Fairy Tales

Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella 2015 film on fairy tales

One of the best romantic fantasy of every girl is the story of Cinderella, that she grows up with. In fact, the folk tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault is the main reason that gave birth to the concept of every girl waiting for her prince charming. There are a lot of movies made based on the Cinderella folk tale, yet, the one that makes it to the list the 2015 American romantic fantasy film, Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh. Although not a direct remake, the film is inspired by few elements of Walt Disney’s 1950 animated film of the same name.

Beauty and the Beast (2014)

Beauty and the Beast 2014 film on stories

Yet another popular fairy tale movie is 2014 Franco-German romantic fantasy film, Beauty And The Beast. The film is based on the highly famous folk tale of the same title written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. It is a romantic story that is centered around a beautiful girl and a cursed beastly scary man. Again, because of its widespread popularity, a lot of animated movies/series are adapted within similar theme of the folk story. Many of these movies are fully based on the folk tale, while some are a modern adaptation of the same concepts. However, the 2014 film is completely inspired from folk tale.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 film about fairy tales

Alice in Wonderland convinced us about a different land full of wonders somewhere on the earth in our childhood. However, the 2010 dark fantasy film of the same title and based on the similar concept took us on a spectacular journey through a complete new universe of amazing wonders that would let us relive the fantasies of our childhood that was limited to story books and animated films or series. The film stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice, along with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter in supporting roles.

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods movies on fairy tailes

If you were a huge fan of fairy tales or bedtime stories, then you must watch the 2014 Romantic Fantasy film, Into The Woods. The film is inspired by a series of Grimm Brothers’ Fairy tales from Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. Starring the likes of Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, the film is remarkable for its locations and elements from different fairly neatly molded into one single feature film.

Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent film on fairy tale

All our life, we have been told the story about a beautiful princess and an evil witch, whenever there’s a mention of the famous folk tale Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault. However, Maleficent is a film that narrates the fairy tale from a different perspective of the main antagonist, Maleficent, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. Directed by Robert Stromberg, this epic dark fantasy film also stars Elle Fanning as the beautiful princess, along with Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites and other supporting actors.