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Best Tale Movies

  • Stardust

    Stardust (PG-13, 2007)

    Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller
    The sleepy English village of Wall is so named for the cobblestone wall that has, for eons, kept the... read more villagers safely apart form the supernatural parallel universe that lies just on the other side. It is here that young Tristan Thorne makes a wild-eyed promise to the prettiest girl in the village, whose heart he hopes to win: that he will bring her back a fallen star. Now, in order to make good on his promise, Tristan will have to cross the forbidden wall, and enter a mysterious kingdom lit by unending magic and unfolding legends. In this fantastical realm known as Stormhold, Tristan discovers that the fallen star is not at all what he expected but a spirited young woman injured by her cosmic tumble. Now, she is in terrible danger--sought after by colossal powers including the King's scheming sons for whom only she can secure the throne; and a chillingly powerful witch desperate to use the star to achieve eternal youth and beauty. As Tristan sets out to protect the star and bring her back to his beloved on the other side of the wall, he encounters with a pirate captain and a shady trader, among other surprises. But if he can survive, Tristan will also uncover the secret key to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.
    • fb732100880
      fb732100880: . Read the book too, it adds more depth to the tale.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb575388355
      fb575388355: . Nice 'different' feel to it, slightly tongue in cheek like Starship Troopers but set in a fairy tale world
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb1681052989
      fb1681052989: . A very fantastical tale beautified with use clever use of CGI.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • Penelope

    Penelope (PG-13, 2006)

    Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant
    Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites, is afflicted by a secret family curse that can only be... read more broken when she is loved by "one of her own kind." Hidden away in the family's majestic home, she is subjected to meeting a string of blue-bloods through her parent's futile attempt to marry her off and break the curse. Each suitor is instantly enamored with Penelope (and her sizable dowry)... until the curse is revealed. When a willing mate cannot be found, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor in hopes of snapping a photo of the mysterious Penelope. Max, who is really a down-on-his-luck gambler, finds himself drawn to Penelope and not wanting to expose or disappoint her, disappears and leaves Lemon in the lurch. Fed up by this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and goes out into the world in search of adventure--curse be damned.
  • Shrek

    Shrek (PG, 2001)

    Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel
    Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose precious solitud... read moree is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying him on his mission is wisecracking Donkey, who will do anything for Shrek... except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed.
    • fb100003976777013
      fb100003976777013: A fresh new look on the fairy-tale based story. Woth great humor, brilliant characters, and has very well thought out, and funny p
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • whoisthewalrus
      whoisthewalrus: . Wonderful characters, funny, and a great nod to the fairy tale stories from when we were kids.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • amityisland
      amityisland: Takes the fairy tale stories and throws them into a blender, creating a mix of tasty fun.
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13, 2012)

    Kristen Stewart, Peter Ferdinando, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin
    In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in t... read morehe land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. -- (C) Universal Pictures
    • fb658219749
      fb658219749: It was one way to go with a classic tale not really the route I would have taken, but hell it got made.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb623521209
      fb623521209: . Brave attempt at making this fairy tale gritty but not helped by awful over acting by Charlize Theron.
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb658985734
      fb658985734: . The darker twist of the fairy tale is appropriate but it seems that Other than Charlize, every actor is much too serious and up ti
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
  • The Brothers Grimm

    The Brothers Grimm (PG-13, 2005)

    Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Headey, Peter Stormare
    Two men who have made a career out of spinning remarkable stories find themselves bringing them to l... read moreife in this inventive fantasy inspired by the creators of some of the world's best-loved fairy tales. Will Grimm (Matt Damon) and his brother Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger) earn their living by traveling from village to village and vanquishing strange supernatural beasts that have been menacing the populace. Or at least that's what their clients think has been happening; as it happens, Will and Jake are confidence men who cleverly stage the ghostly attacks and then take payment for making the creatures they fabricated go away. One day, the brothers arrive in a town and offer to help its people drive away evil spirits, unaware that the community is bordered by a genuine enchanted forest, and that young girls in the village have been disappearing at a frightful rate. The Grimm Brothers must now learn how to deal with real magic, with the help of the lovely but fearless Angelika (Lena Headey). Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Grimm also stars Monica Bellucci, Peter Stormare, and Jonathan Pryce. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb503078809: This movie is a epic fairy tale , alot of children stories thrown in this movie ! Im liking the Ginger bread man in one scene
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb743386404
      fb743386404: It's a pretty good modern day fairy tale. It's more the the teen and adult crowds.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • baseball32
      baseball32: New twist on old tale. Quite entertaining. Mystical adventure. Great performances by all actors. Very nice casting of
      Reviewed 20 months days ago