We all love fairy tales! They’ve been a part of our childhood, and we still can’t get enough of them. Here is our the top five fairy tale-inspired movies that you shouldn’t miss. From Angelina Jolie as Maleficent to Drew Barrymore as Cinderella, these movies have reimagined the classic fairy tales in their unique way, making them a must-watch for all fairy tale lovers.

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#1. Maleficent (2014) 

Based on the fairy tale – Sleeping Beauty.

Get ready to enter the enchanting world of Maleficent! This dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie as the infamous Disney villain will transport you to a magical kingdom unlike any other. Based on Walt Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty, the film retells the story from Maleficent’s point of view, providing a thrilling new perspective on the beloved story.  Join Maleficent on her journey from a pure-hearted young girl to the fiercest guardian of her land, and watch as her heart turns to stone after a cruel betrayal. Seeking revenge, she curses the king’s newborn daughter, Aurora, setting off a chain of events that will determine the fate of the entire kingdom. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure filled with action, drama and a touch of Disney magic!

#2. Ever after

Based on the fairy tale – Cinderella.

Get ready to fall in love with the timeless tale of Ever After! This 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by the amazing Andy Tennant, will take you on a magical journey through the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Starring the talented Drew Barrymore, the fierce Anjelica Huston and the dashing Dougray Scott, this movie is a must-watch!

Meet Danielle, a young girl forced to live with her cruel stepmother Rodmilla and her snobbish stepsisters, Marguerite and Jacqueline. But when fate brings her face-to-face with Prince Henry, the future King of France, everything changes. With a little bit of deception and a whole lot of charm, Danielle captures the prince’s heart. But can their love survive the pressures of royal life and a looming wedding deadline?

Join Danielle and Prince Henry on their journey of love and self-discovery in Ever After. Don’t miss the chance to witness the power of true love, especially in the presence of a genius.

#3. Penelope

Based on the fairy tale – Beauty and the Beast.

Get ready for a fantasy-filled romantic comedy that’ll sweep you off your feet! “Penelope” is a 2006 film directed by Mark Palansky and starring a star-studded cast including Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant and Reese Witherspoon.

The film follows the story of Penelope Wilhern, a young girl cursed with the Wilhern curse that can only be broken by true love. In her quest to find love, Penelope discovers a hidden family secret, faces numerous obstacles, and learns the importance of self-acceptance.

With suitors vying for her affection and a tabloid reporter hot on her trail, Penelope sets out on an inspirational journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets unlikely companions and learns the most important lesson of all – to love herself just the way she is.

So, get ready to fall in love with “Penelope,” a heart warming tale of love, adventure, and self-discovery


#4. Ella Enchanted

Based on the fairy tale – Ella Enchanted.

Get ready to be enchanted! Ella Enchanted, the romantic comedy film based on Gail Carson Levine’s beloved novel, will sweep you off your feet. Anne Hathaway shines as Ella, a young woman with a “gift” of obedience granted by a fairy named Lucinda. But when her thoughtless and rich father remarries a despicable woman with two devious daughters, Ella’s life becomes a living nightmare. Enter Prince Charmont, played by the dashing Hugh Dancy, and a cast of fairies, ogres, and elves. This modern-day fairy tale puts a hilarious spin on the classic Cinderella narrative. Unlike the original, Ella must use her wit and intelligence to break her curse and win her prince’s heart. Don’t miss out on this magical journey.

#5. Enchanted

Based on the fairy tale – Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Enchanted is a fantasy romantic comedy movie released in 2007, which tells the story of Giselle, a classic Disney princess who is forced out of her animated kingdom by an evil queen and sent to modern-day New York City. The film is a delightful blend of classic and contemporary elements, with nods to iconic Disney fairy tales and modern romantic comedies. The movie features an all-star cast including Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Susan Sarandon, and is full of catchy musical numbers that will have you tapping your feet and singing along. Enchanted is a charming and heart warming film that appeals to audiences of all ages and celebrates the power of true love and the magic of fairy tales.