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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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77 Metascore

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

3. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

4. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Robin Swicord | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

5. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

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A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

Stars: Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther, Daniel DeSanto

6. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.8
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A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an ancient leper colony, becomes shrouded by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

7. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

8. Merlin (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 182 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

9. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 92 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Writer: Richard Maltby Jr. | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

10. The Company of Wolves (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Fantasy

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A bag full of symbolic folklore about werewolves, or, rather, their sexual connotation. Granny tells her granddaughter Rosaleen strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in ... See full summary »

Writers: Angela Carter, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Graham Crowden

11. The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

Writer: Bill Muir | Director: Bill Muir | Stars: Billy Unger, John Marengo, Sammi Hanratty, James Hong

12. Wishbone (1995–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.4
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Creator: Rick Duffield | Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

13. Dragon Age II (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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The medieval world of Thedas is invaded by demonic Darkspawn. Hawke and Hawke's family are saved by a powerful mysterious witch Flemeth. They end up in a foreign city where racial, religious and political tensions threaten to tear it apart.

Writers: Ferret Baudoin, Jennifer Brandes Hepler, Sheryl Chee, David Gaider, Mary Kirby, Lukas Kristjanson | Director: Mark Darrah | Stars: Jo Wyatt, Nicholas Boulton, Adam Howden, Joanna Roth

14. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004 Video)

G | 68 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Mickey, Donald and Goofy are the French three Musketeers.

Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, David M. Evans | Director: Donovan Cook | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor

15. Ink (I) (2009)

107 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A mysterious creature, know as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.

Writer: Jamin Winans | Director: Jamin Winans | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Quinn Hunchar, Jessica Duffy, Jennifer Batter

16. My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Writer: Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Madeline Zima, Forest Whitaker, Elias Koteas

17. Deeply (2000)

101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.0
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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

Writer: Sheri Elwood | Director: Sheri Elwood | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Julia Brendler, Trent Ford

18. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Steve Barron | Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer, John Trudell

19. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

TV-G | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Writers: Moss Hart, Myles Connolly | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

20. Hi-5 (2003–2009)

22 min | Family, Comedy, Music

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A high-energy kids show full of song and dance and action starring 5 exciting (and ethnically-diverse) perfomers.

Stars: Jenn Korbee, Kimee Balmilero, Curtis Cregan, Karla Mosley

21. Deadtime Stories (2012– )

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Stars: Jennifer Stone, Joshua Erenberg, Grace Kaufman, Aiden Lewandowski

22. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 125 min | Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

23. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999–2000)

30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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A group called The Midnight Society meet at night and tell ghost stories around a campfire.

Stars: Daniel DeSanto, Kareem Blackwell, Elisha Cuthbert, David Deveau

24. The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Icarus and Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Euridyce.

Creator: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Frances Barber

25. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

Creator: Bruce D. Johnson | Stars: Kath Soucie, Kevin Michael Richardson, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

26. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Writers: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

27. The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

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The scary and silly goings-on at a mad scientist vampire's home/lab.

Stars: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

28. VH1 Storytellers (1996– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Dave Matthews, David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Meat Loaf

29. Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Rival book salesmen Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are forced by Sultan Yosemite Sam to read fairy tales to his spoiled, selfish son, Prince Abba-Dabba.

Writers: John W. Dunn, David Detiege, Friz Freleng, Warren Foster, Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce | Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, June Foray, Shepard Menken

30. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.4
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The adventures of a family who head west to the California gold fields in the 1850s.

Writers: Karen Cushman, Christopher Lofton | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Glenn Close, Jena Malone, Bruce McGill, Meat Loaf

31. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

32. Khadak (2006)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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53 Metascore

Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.

Writers: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Batzul Khayankhyarvaa, Tsetsegee Byamba, Banzar Damchaa, Tserendarizav Dashnyam

33. Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Three of the most popular and controversial Civil War stories by legendary writer Ambrose Bierce are presented in this acclaimed feature collection.

Writers: Ambrose Bierce, Brian James Egen, Kathrin Gnorski, Don Maxwell | Directors: Don Maxwell, Brian James Egen | Stars: Campbell Scott, Vivian Schilling, Nathan Darrow, T. Max Graham

34. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

GP | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Writers: David D. Osborn, Robert Blees, Jimmy Sangster, Gavin Lambert | Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

35. Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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The tale of how Arjuna fought his inner self and became the legendary archer.

Writers: Rajesh Devraj, R.D. Tailang | Director: Arnab Chaudhuri | Stars: Yuddvir Bakolia, Ila Arun, Anjan Srivastav, Sachin Khedekar

36. The Cat with Hands (2001)

4 min | Animation, Horror, Short

7.4
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The dark, surreal story of a cat who wants to be human

Writer: Robert Morgan | Director: Robert Morgan | Stars: Livy Armstrong, Daniel Hogwood-Kane, Victoria Hayes

37. CBeebies Bedtime Story (2009– )

10 min | Family

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A celebrity reads a children's bedtime story.

Stars: David Tennant, Jonas Armstrong, Rob Brydon

38. The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)

112 min | Drama

6.5
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A portrayal of the lives of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak. Based on the journals of 1920s Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen.

Writers: Eugene Ipkarnak, Madeline Ivalu, Herve Paniaq, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Abraham Ulayuruluk, Louis Uttak | Directors: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Pakak Innuksuk, Leah Angutimarik, Neeve Irngaut, Natar Ungalaaq

39. Mark Twain Tonight! (1967 TV Movie)

78 min | Comedy

7.6
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Recreating the one-man show he starred in on Broadway, 'Hal Holbrook' portrays Mark Twain as a 70-year old humorist who skewers politicians, newspapermen and so-called patriots in this 90 ... See full summary »

Writer: Hal Holbrook | Director: Paul Bogart | Star: Hal Holbrook

40. A Map of the Heart (2002)

122 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Katrin and Jürgen spend their holidays in Corsica. Katrin is in her mid-thirties, working as a tracer at Jürgen's company who suddenly remembers he's married -- but not with Kathrin. So ... See full summary »

Writers: Markus Busch, Dominik Graf | Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Antonio Wannek, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ralph Herforth

41. The Miracle (2007)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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While confessing to her priest, Tekki Lomnicki, a little person, must face the painful truth about a journey she and her mother made to Lourdes if she is to win a chance at redemption.

Writer: Jeffrey Jon Smith | Director: Jeffrey Jon Smith | Stars: Tekki Lomnicki, Rula Sirhan Gardenier, Michael Chinn, Mary Redmon

42. The Law West of Tombstone (1938)

Passed | 73 min | History, Music, Western

6.1
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Notoriuos liar Bill Barker, having been banished westward by the law, talks the townspeople of Martinez into making him Mayor and Judge. Here he has to deal with the outlaw the Tonto Kid, ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence Upson Young, John Twist | Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Harry Carey, Tim Holt, Evelyn Brent, Jean Rouverol

43. The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

5.8
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In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien | Stars: Herbert M. Dawley, Willis H. O'Brien

44. Ang mahiwagang daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (1973)

Action, Comedy, Family

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Creator: Francisco V. Coching | Director: Celso Ad. Castillo | Stars: Ramon Zamora, Jeanne Young, Lotis Key, Eddie Garcia

45. Aesop's Fables (1971 TV Movie)

30 min | Musical, Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Writer: Earl Hamner Jr. | Directors: Robert Chenault, Hal Sutherland | Stars: Bill Cosby, Keith Hamilton, Jere Fields, John Byner

46. Tatlong Baraha (2006)

Action

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The father and sons triumvirate play three oppressed Filipinos during the Spanish regime-a cowardly farmer (Lito), a mentally challenged man (Mark), and a hunchback bellringer (Maynard). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ely Matawaran | Director: Toto Natividad | Stars: Lito Lapid, Mark Lapid, Maynard Lapid, Basty Alcances

47. The Captain's Kid (1936)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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Marcia Prentiss, a New England spinster, is annoyed when reaching her summer home to find that her niece, Betsy Ann, is there after being told to remain in school, but is there because she ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Reed, Earl Felton | Directors: Nick Grinde, Tom Reed | Stars: May Robson, Sybil Jason, Guy Kibbee, Jane Bryan

48. Amarelinha (2007)

19 min | Short, Family

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Matteus is a six-year-old who treasures storytelling hour with his parents before bedtime. Believing that they will stop telling him bedtime stories once he learns how to read, Matteus ... See full summary »

Writer: François Choquet | Director: François Choquet | Stars: Cody Benjamin Lee, Brody Nicholas Lee, Alex Castillo, Paula Lemes

49. Rootin' Tootin' Roundup (1990 TV Movie)

73 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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A compilation of classic Disney western-themed shorts tied together by an old duck prospector Samsworth Sam who tells the tales of the old west using these classic cartoons.

Writer: Kenny Wolin | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

50. Tkies khaf (1924)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Starring real-life mother and daughter Ester-Rokhl Kaminska and Ida Kaminska, this film is a precursor to the 1937 classic, The Dybbuk, featuring the same classic tale of frustrated love and destiny and the breaking/fulfillment of vows.

Writers: Peretz Hirschbein, Jacob Mestel, Henryk Bojm | Director: Zygmunt Turkow | Stars: Adam Domb, Ester Rachel Kaminska, Ida Kaminska, Mojzesz Lipman