fairy tales

The recent release of Snow White and the Huntsman started me thinking back on Hollywood’s best live-action fairy tales. Sure, when we think movie fairy tales Disney’s animated classic films immediately come to mind, but over the years there have been several attempts to adapt, or create new, fairy tales without the use of animation. Many are best forgotten, but it turns out there are quite a few worthy of discussion. With apologies to The NeverEnding Story and Ever After (both of which will have to settle for honorable mentions), here are the Top Ten Live-Action Fairy Tale Movies.

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Did your grandmother ever read you a bedtime story? I bet it went a little smoother than this. Here’s Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell’s Oscar-nominated short “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty.”

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty