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Cinderella (2015)
Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Cinderella (2015)

A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  forgiveness,  hope,  magic,  dance,  betrayal,  love
Locations:france,  woods,  forest
Characters:father,  french
Story:dance ball,  cinderella story,  royal ball,  fairy godmother,  based on fairy tale,  secret garden,  fairy tale,  live action remake,  death of father,  female horse rider,  girl horse relationship,  rider horse relationship,  horse and carriage,  sword fight,  live action adaptation,  magical word,  glass slipper,  opening credits,  based on adaptation,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  lost shoe,  live action and animation,  bareback riding,  evil stepmother,  retelling,  audio flashback,  duke,  cinderella,  goose,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  17th century,  held captive,  kindness,  based on cartoon,  young version of character,  lizard,  forename as title,  happy ending,  horseback riding,  oppression,  disney,  pumpkin,  meeting,  kingdom,  attic,  ensemble cast,  ball,  female lead,  fairy,  guard,  stranger,  servant,  mouse,  royalty,  dress,  prince,  europe,  father daughter relationship,  garden,  falling in love,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  transformation,  princess,  king,  widow,  orphan,  death of mother,  painting,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  remake,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Beauty And The Beast (2017)
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  magic,  dance,  love
Locations:france,  woods,  forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  live action remake,  sword fight,  based on cartoon,  young version of character,  happy ending,  disney,  kingdom,  ensemble cast,  ball,  servant,  dress,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  garden,  race against time,  transformation,  king,  death of mother,  painting,  sword,  remake,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  party,  singing,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:france
Characters:father,  french
Story:cinderella story,  based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  glass slipper,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  cinderella,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  servant,  royalty,  prince,  europe,  king,  painting,  horse,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship

Cinderella (1950)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Cinderella (1950)

In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, led by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history. (Read More)

Characters:father
Story:royal ball,  fairy godmother,  fairy tale,  glass slipper,  cinderella,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  forename as title,  pumpkin,  kingdom,  ball,  fairy,  servant,  dress,  prince,  king,  party,  character name in title,  one word title

Ella Enchanted (2004) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Ella Enchanted (2004)

Based on Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a "gift" of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. She must obey anything anyone tells her to do. When her mother passes away, she is cared for by her thoughtless and greedy father who remarries a loathsome woman with two treacherous daughters. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella story features fairies, ogres and elves...as well as a hero in the guise of Prince Charmont, whom Ella falls in love with. Unlike Cinderella though, she must depend on herself and her intelligence to get her through her troubles and find Lucinda in order for her "curse" to be broken! (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Characters:father
Story:cinderella story,  royal ball,  fairy godmother,  fairy tale,  sword fight,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  cinderella,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  horseback riding,  fairy,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  sword,  horse

Mirror Mirror (2012)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Mirror Mirror (2012)

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  sword fight,  evil stepmother,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  kingdom,  royalty,  prince,  princess,  king,  sword,  remake,  horse,  female protagonist,  party,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Brave (2012)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Thriller

Brave (2012)

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Themes:magic
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:female horse rider,  girl horse relationship,  rider horse relationship,  sword fight,  bareback riding,  young version of character,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  royalty,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  transformation,  princess,  king,  sword,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  one word title,  dog

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

After a beautiful princess, Aurora, is born in to royalty everyone gathers to exchange gifts. Everything is perfectly fine until an unwanted guest appears, Maleficent. Magnificent casts a spell on the young princess and announces that she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on the evening of her 16th birthday. Fortunately, one of the good fairies, Merryweather, changes the spell so Aurora will fall asleep, and that the only way to wake her up were the tears from her true love. Finally the day comes. Will she be left to sleep forever? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  love
Locations:france,  forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  sword fight,  happy ending,  disney,  kingdom,  fairy,  guard,  royalty,  dress,  prince,  princess,  king,  sword,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  singing

Maleficent (2014) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Maleficent (2014)

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  betrayal
Locations:france,  forest
Story:fairy godmother,  based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  retelling,  kingdom,  female lead,  fairy,  father daughter relationship,  princess,  king,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Little Mermaid (1989)

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  dance,  betrayal,  love
Characters:father
Story:cinderella story,  based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  happy ending,  disney,  kingdom,  royalty,  dress,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  falling in love,  transformation,  princess,  king,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dog

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Drama, Fantasy, War

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  magic,  love
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:father
Story:fairy tale,  death of father,  opening credits,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  fairy,  servant,  royalty,  dress,  prince,  transformation,  princess,  king,  death of mother,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  love
Locations:forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  evil stepmother,  stepmother stepdaughter relationship,  kingdom,  royalty,  prince,  transformation,  princess,  horse,  female protagonist,  singing,  character name in title

Beauty And The Beast (1991) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father's place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  magic,  dance,  love
Locations:france,  forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  girl horse relationship,  rider horse relationship,  disney,  servant,  royalty,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  transformation,  princess,  horse,  female protagonist,  character name in title,  dog

The Secret Garden (1993)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Secret Garden (1993)

Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  magic
Story:secret garden,  death of father,  horse and carriage,  horseback riding,  servant,  garden,  orphan,  death of mother,  horse,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  dog

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:hope,  magic,  betrayal,  love
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  sword fight,  duke,  young version of character,  happy ending,  kingdom,  fairy,  guard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  transformation,  king,  orphan,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  voice over narration,  character name in title

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. (Read More)

Themes:hunting
Locations:france
Story:death of father,  horse and carriage,  retelling,  duke,  horseback riding,  royalty,  europe,  garden,  princess,  king,  death of mother,  painting,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  dog

Shrek 2 (2004) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona. (Read More)

Characters:father
Story:fairy godmother,  based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  fairy,  mouse,  prince,  princess,  king,  cat

Elizabeth (1998)
Biography, Drama, History

Elizabeth (1998)

This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

Themes:dance,  betrayal,  love
Characters:french
Story:horse and carriage,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  duke,  forename as title,  horseback riding,  guard,  servant,  royalty,  dress,  father daughter relationship,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  female protagonist,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  one word title

Stardust (2007)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Stardust (2007)

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  magic,  betrayal,  love
Locations:forest
Story:sword fight,  happy ending,  kingdom,  ensemble cast,  mouse,  prince,  race against time,  transformation,  princess,  king,  sword,  horse,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  live action remake,  horse and carriage,  sword fight,  live action adaptation,  opening credits,  live action and animation,  horseback riding,  mouse,  father daughter relationship,  garden,  painting,  sword,  cat,  horse,  female protagonist,  party,  character name in title,  dog

Tristan + Isolde (2006) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Drama, Romance

Tristan + Isolde (2006)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Themes:hunting,  dance,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:death of father,  sword fight,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  father daughter relationship,  princess,  king,  orphan,  death of mother,  sword,  horse,  character name in title

Into The Woods (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical

Into The Woods (2014)

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. (Read More)

Locations:woods,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  cinderella,  ensemble cast,  fairy,  prince,  garden,  transformation,  death of mother,  horse,  singing,  title spoken by character

The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)
Action, Adventure, Drama

The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

Paris is starving, but the King of France is more interested in money and bedding women. When a young soldier dies for the sake of a shag, Aramis, Athos and Porthos band together with a plan to replace the king. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask. All that remains now is D'Artagnan, will he stand against his long time friends, or do what is best for his country? (Read More)

Locations:france
Story:royal ball,  death of father,  horse and carriage,  sword fight,  opening credits,  17th century,  kingdom,  guard,  royalty,  europe,  king,  sword,  remake,  horse,  title spoken by character

Aladdin (1992)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin's luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know is that the Sultan's sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:father
Story:based on fairy tale,  sword fight,  happy ending,  disney,  guard,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  garden,  transformation,  princess,  sword,  horse,  singing,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

Pocahontas (1995) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

Pocahontas (1995)

This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  betrayal,  love
Locations:forest
Characters:father
Story:17th century,  disney,  europe,  father daughter relationship,  falling in love,  princess,  female protagonist,  singing,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

A Little Princess (1995)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Little Princess (1995)

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Characters:father,  french
Story:horse and carriage,  kindness,  attic,  servant,  mouse,  dress,  father daughter relationship,  princess,  orphan,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  voice over narration

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Themes:betrayal
Story:death of father,  sword fight,  duke,  kingdom,  prince,  princess,  king,  orphan,  sword,  horse,  title spoken by character

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Comedy, Family, Romance

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

Princess Mia has just turned 21 and is supposed to succeed her grandmother as the Queen of Genovia. But Viscount Mabrey who wishes that his nephew who is also in line to the throne to be the new ruler, reminds everyone of a law that states that an unmarried woman can't be made queen, and with the backing of parliament, he opposes Mia's coronation. But Queen Clarice asks that Mia be allowed time to find a husband, and she is given 30 days. But Mabrey tries to do what he can to stop that. But his nephew, Nicholas has met Mia and they are both attracted to each other but Mia upon learning who he is, dislikes and doesn't trust him but Clarice has invited him to stay with them for the 30 day period to keep an eye on him. (Read More)

Themes:love
Story:cinderella story,  royal ball,  duke,  happy ending,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  ball,  royalty,  princess,  orphan,  cat,  horse,  female protagonist

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:hope,  magic,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:death of father,  young version of character,  oppression,  kingdom,  guard,  royalty,  father daughter relationship,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  transformation,  king,  orphan,  death of mother,  sword,  horse,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:fairy tale,  death of father,  horse and carriage,  goose,  horseback riding,  guard,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  transformation,  king,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  horse,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

Frozen (2013)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Frozen (2013)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna's sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It's a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can't stop. She fears she's becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  betrayal,  love
Locations:woods
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  opening credits,  happy ending,  disney,  kingdom,  prince,  princess,  orphan,  sister sister relationship,  female protagonist,  singing,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:hope,  dance,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:sword fight,  ball,  guard,  servant,  royalty,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  transformation,  painting,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  dog

Ladyhawke (1985) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ladyhawke (1985)

Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for two years, ever since he escaped with the Lady Isabeau who the Bishop has lusted after. Navarre and Isabeau have a curse that the Bishop has placed on them that causes Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Isabeau to be a hawk during the day. Navarre insists that Philipe help him re-enter the city to help him kill the heavily guarded Bishop. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  love
Locations:forest
Story:female horse rider,  girl horse relationship,  rider horse relationship,  sword fight,  bareback riding,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  mouse,  garden,  transformation,  sword,  horse,  title spoken by character

The Cat Returns (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

The Cat Returns (2002)

A young girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli's earlier anime "Whisper of the Heart"), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  love
Story:sword fight,  kindness,  kingdom,  mouse,  prince,  king,  cat,  female protagonist,  mother daughter relationship

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Themes:hunting,  dance,  betrayal,  love
Story:horse and carriage,  horseback riding,  royalty,  father daughter relationship,  king,  sister sister relationship,  singing,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  dog

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  love
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:father
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  death of father,  young version of character,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  orphan,  death of mother,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  female protagonist,  voice over narration,  party,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title

Labyrinth (1986) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Labyrinth (1986)

The teenager Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby brother Toby while they are outside home. Toby does not stop crying and Sarah wishes that her brother be taken by the Goblin King. Out of the blue, Toby stops crying and when Sarah looks for him in the cradle, she learns that he wish was granted and the Goblin King Jarethhas taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents an asks Jareth to give Toby back; but the Goblin King tells that she has to rescue her brother before midnight, otherwise Toby will be turned into a goblin. Soon Sarah teams up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the beast Ludo and the knight Didymus and his dog Ambrosius in her journey. Will they rescue Toby in time? (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  magic,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:father
Story:fairy,  guard,  father daughter relationship,  garden,  race against time,  transformation,  king,  sword,  cat,  singing,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  dog

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Music, Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

Characters:father
Story:lizard,  disney,  kingdom,  mouse,  royalty,  father daughter relationship,  king,  cat,  horse,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dog

Little Women (1994)
Drama, Family, Romance

Little Women (1994)

'Louisa May Alcott' (qv)'s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  love
Characters:father
Story:dance ball,  horse and carriage,  dress,  father daughter relationship,  painting,  sister sister relationship,  cat,  female protagonist,  party,  singing,  mother daughter relationship

Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Biography, Drama

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:france
Characters:father,  french
Story:horse and carriage,  horseback riding,  servant,  dress,  orphan,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  female protagonist,  character name in title

The Sword In The Stone (1963) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way. (Read More)

Themes:hunting,  magic
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:disney,  kingdom,  mouse,  transformation,  orphan,  sword,  cat,  horse,  title spoken by character,  dog

Willow (1988)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Willow (1988)

A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow Ufgood, a dwarf farmer and magician and the baby girl is taken into the care of Willow's family. But when a terrifying dog-like creature attacks Willow's village, whilst tracking down the baby. Willow consults the village council and the wizard The High Aldwin. The High Aldwin gives Willow a task and Willow leaves the village and embarks on the task to give the baby girl to a responsible person. But Willow soon learns the baby is Elora Danan, the baby girl destined to bring about the downfall of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Joined by his allies: swordsman Madmartigan, sorceress Fin Raziel and the Brownies Franjean and Rool, Willow takes it upon himself to protect Elora from Queen Bavmorda, who intends to kill Elora and prevent Elora from fulfilling her destiny. And Willow and his allies are pursued by Queen Bavmorda's daughter Sorsha and the evil commander of Queen Bavmorda's army General Kael, whom are searching for Elora and bring her back to Queen Bavmorda's castle, where Queen Bavmorda bids to kill Elora in a ritual and prevent the prophecy of her downfall. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  magic,  betrayal
Locations:forest
Story:fairy tale,  sword fight,  kindness,  horseback riding,  kingdom,  fairy,  father daughter relationship,  transformation,  princess,  sword,  cat,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  one word title,  dog

A Cinderella Story (2004)
Comedy, Family, Romance

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Samantha or "Sam", has a rough childhood with her father dying in an earthquake and a new stepmother with two awful stepdaughters. But on the bright side, Sam has an awesome best friend named Carter and an email relationship with a guy named Nomad. One day, Sam gets an email from her Nomad saying that he wants to meet her in the middle of the dance floor at their high school Halloween dance. She accepts the invitation and glides into the room wearing the best outfit ever! Her Nomad takes her outside where they share a romantic dance together and Sam realizes that her email friend is the most popular guy in school, Austin Ames. She runs back to her stepmother's diner before she knows she went to the dance and drops her phone on the way. Austin finds it and starts a search for his Cinderella. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Characters:father
Story:cinderella story,  fairy tale,  death of father,  stepsister stepsister relationship,  cinderella,  father daughter relationship,  female protagonist

The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

The Princess And The Frog (2009)

A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Story:based on fairy tale,  retelling,  royalty,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  princess,  cat,  mother daughter relationship,  dog

Ben-hur (2016) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:forgiveness,  hope,  betrayal,  love
Story:sword fight,  oppression,  kingdom,  prince,  father daughter relationship,  orphan,  sword,  remake,  horse,  voice over narration,  party,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  character name in title,  dog

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:hope,  magic,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:sword fight,  kingdom,  fairy,  guard,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  princess,  orphan,  sword,  voice over narration,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title

Pinocchio (1940)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Pinocchio (1940)

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Story:based on fairy tale,  fairy tale,  forename as title,  disney,  fairy,  transformation,  cat,  singing,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  one word title

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:live action remake,  sword fight,  kingdom,  guard,  stranger,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  transformation,  king,  sword,  party,  title spoken by character,  character name in title

Robin Hood (1973) is one of the best movies like Cinderella (2015)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Romance

Robin Hood (1973)

An imaginative Disney version of the Robin Hood legend. Fun and romance abound as the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest and his valiant sidekick plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and his partner as they put the tax squeeze on the poor.

Locations:forest
Story:sword fight,  disney,  guard,  mouse,  prince,  sword,  cat,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  dog

Pompeii (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Pompeii (2014)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:death of father,  sword fight,  guard,  father daughter relationship,  race against time,  princess,  orphan,  death of mother,  sword,  sister sister relationship,  horse,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  one word title,  dog

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