Cinderella Cinema

Cinderella is probably the most beloved and retold fairy tale of all time. It captures the hope that everything will turn out as it should be and that true love conquers all. The story is very dear to my heart, possibly because I sometimes tend to lose faith. The Slipper and the Rose and EverAfter are two of my all-time favourite movies and I secretly wish I can add Kenneth Branagh's adaptation to that list in the future.

I'm not very fond of the recent teen adaptations, hence I did not include them in this list.

Projects that are announced, but not yet listed on IMDb:
Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (optioned book by Carolyn Turgeon).
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1.
First Love (1939)
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In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school... (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Musical modernization in which an orphan is sent to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle. ” - Un-muted
 
2.
Cinderella (1950)
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When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
“ Bibbidi-babbedi-beautiful. ” - Un-muted
 
3.
The Glass Slipper (1955)
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Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale. (93 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Musical adaption featering a lot of dance/ballet. ” - Un-muted
 
4.
Cinderella (1957 TV Special)
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The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (90 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
“ The very first Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella movie musical with Julie Andrews starring as Cinderella. It was broadcasted live! ” - Un-muted
 
5.
Cinderella (1965 TV Special)
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1965 TV-version of the classic fairy tale, set to a Rodgers and Hammerstein score. (84 mins.)
“ Remake of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1957 tv movie. Lesley Ann Warren is charming in the title role, but the movie itself hasn't aged well. ” - Un-muted
 
6.
Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts. (82 mins.)
“ Czech re-imagining with a very pro-active Cinderella.
A nice alteration of the story. ” - Un-muted
 
7.
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
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In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love... (146 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
“ One of my favourite movies of all time, and definitely the grandest Cinderella version out there. This is a musical with delicious songs, amazing decors and the most beautiful costumes. You have to see this! ” - Un-muted
 
8.
Cinderella (1997 TV Movie)
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
“ The last take on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with a star-studded multi-racial cast. The movie is flawed though. It's been fifteen years. We need a new adaptation! ” - Un-muted
 
9.
Charmed (1998 TV Series)
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Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones. (42 mins.)
“ 05x03 - Happily Ever After: An evil witch traps the Charmed Ones in warped versions of classic fairy tales. Phoebe relives the events of Cinderella. ” - Un-muted
 
10.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ A down to earth version of the fairy tale. How it could have happened in reality. Still hopelessly romantic, of course, but without the magic. A true classic and must! ” - Un-muted
 
11.
Cinderella (2000 TV Movie)
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Cinderella (named Zezolla) and her family live mid 20th century, where fashion is practically everything... (90 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
“ The original fairytale but based in a modern world full of fashion and technology. ” - Un-muted
 
12.
I Was a Rat (2001 TV Series)
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A little boy found wandering the streets is taken in by Bob and Joan, a kindly couple. The boy is cold... (90 mins.)
Director: Laurie Lynd
“ BBC miniseries based on the children's book I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman. ” - Un-muted
 
13.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002 TV Movie)
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A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters (90 mins.)
Director: Gavin Millar
“ Based on the book of the same name by Gregory Maguire, this movie tells the famous story through a stepsister's point of view. Charming, but lacking something. ” - Un-muted
 
14.
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002 Video)
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Jacques and Gus tell the story of how Cinderella becomes a princess but loses touch with herself. (73 mins.)
Director: John Kafka
“ Three little stories for little enjoyment, about Cinderella's first steps as a brand-new princess. ” - Un-muted
 
15.
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007 Video)
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Lady Tremaine gets her hands on the Fairy Godmother's wand, then turns back time to the day Cinderella tried on the glass slipper... (74 mins.)
Director: Frank Nissen
“ This sequel to the original isn't half bad. At last Prince Charming gets a personality! ” - Un-muted
 
16.
Cinderella (2011 TV Movie)
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(59 mins.)
Director: Uwe Janson
“ German TV adaptation, part of the Auf einen Streich
fairy tale series. ” - Un-muted
 
17.
Cenerentola (2011 Mini-Series)
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Once upon a time in post-war Rome: 13-year old Aurora, a gifted pianist, is the daughter of Valerio... (180 mins.)
“ This project has me really intriged. Italian scenery combined with a refreshing take on the Cinderella tale? I'm in. Unfortunately this seems nowhere to be found. ” - Un-muted
 
18.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
“ Cinderella is also present in this television series about fairy tales. Look out for 01x04 - The Price of Gold. ” - Un-muted
 
19.
Into the Woods (2014)
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (125 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Adaptation of Sondheim's musical. Don't expect the classic tale. It's a good movie, but the story needs a bit of reflecting afterwards. ” - Un-muted
 
20.
Cinderella (2015)
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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. (105 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Disney's live action version of their immortalized Cinderella story, directed by Kenneth Branagh. It's beautiful and I especially liked Richard Madden's performance. Wasn't impressed by the CGI and thought it took away some of the magic of the film. ” - Un-muted
 
21.
Cinderella (????)
An updated take on the classic tale of a mistreated step-daughter who dreams of marrying a prince.
Director: Bruno Aveillan
“ Universal Pictures' spin on the fairy tale. ” - Un-muted
 
22.
Cinderella's Secret (????)
Cinderella's Secrets starts from a traditional myth with a universal message and develop it in a modern way.
“ A modern style musical film, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and Pan's Labyrinth ” - Un-muted
 
23.
Cinderella and the House of Plagues (????)
In the year of our Lord, 1348, Vulkenstein castle falls victim to the pestilence sending Cinderella...
“ N/A. ” - Un-muted