Today I wanted to count down my top ten favorite films featuring fairytales, that were not made by Disney!
Number 10: Sleeping Beauty (2014)
~This is a modern re-telling of the classic tale. It is set in the medieval period, and largely follows the original storyline!
Number 9:Snow White: a Tale of Terror (1998)
~This 90s film is a darker take on the traditional Snow White story.
Number 8:Ever After: a Cinderella Story (1998)
~This film starred Drew Barrymore and Angelica Huston, and it is an adorable telling of Cinderella!
Number 7:Anastasia (1997)
~This story tells the legend of Anastasia (youngest daughter of the last Tsar of Russia) surviving when her parents and siblings were executed during WWI. She gets re-united with her grandmother, and falls in love along the way!
Number 6:The Swan Princess (1994)
~This story is a version of the Swan Maiden tales (there are several swan fairytales, I actually wrote a whole blog post about it!). The same story inspired the ballet Swan Lake.
Number 5: The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
~This is a modern re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale. It tells the story of a man who inherits a house that hides a curse!
Number 4: La Belle et la Bete (1946)
~This is the classic French version of the story, and even went on to inspire the 90s Disney classic animated film!
Number 3: Stardust (2007)
~I love this Neil Gaiman fairytale film. The book upon which it is based is my favorite of Gaiman’s books! Such a sweet faery story, and even featured a man falling in love with a fallen star (yes a fallen star who became human)!
Number 2: The Princess Bride (1987)
~One of the best 80s movies ever, and based on an absolutely incredible book! I adore this movie, and it is even a fairytale movie my husband is willing to watch!
Number 1: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: a Gothic Romance (2013)
~My number one pick may be a bit of a cheat, since it is a filmed production of a ballet. However, it is my list so I make the rules! This is my absolute favorite production of my favorite ballet!
~I hope you enjoyed my countdown of non-Disney fairytale films. Let me know you thoughts in the comments below!