Re-imagined Fairytales

by jwoehr | created - 09 Mar 2013 | updated - 26 Jun 2013 | Public
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1. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 399,135 | Gross: $334.19M

2. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 203,870 | Gross: $234.91M

3. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 216,233

4. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

57 Metascore

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 282,262 | Gross: $155.33M

5. Mirror Mirror (I) (2012)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane

Votes: 86,442 | Gross: $64.94M

6. Neverland (2011)

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Some places may look familiar. Some characters may ring a bell. But in this world, where time stands still, an adventure awaits like none you've ever seen before.

Stars: Keira Knightley, Charlotte Atkinson, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe

Votes: 10,164

7. Alice (2009)

Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Everything you know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day mini-series. The cast includes Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 9,382

8. Tin Man (2007)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 13,565

9. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 151,950 | Gross: $149.26M

10. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 360,837 | Gross: $241.41M

11. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

23 Metascore

Brother/sister duo Hansel and Gretel are professional witch-hunters who help innocent villagers. One day they stumble upon a case that could hold the key to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

Votes: 201,471 | Gross: $55.70M

12. Pinocchio (II) (2022)

Animation, Drama, Family | Post-production

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson | Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Christoph Waltz

13. Hansel and Gretel in 3D

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

An action packed visual FX filled version of the beloved Grimm Brothers' fairy tale in 3D! The film showcases the legendary creatures of German mythology.

14. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy

Votes: 135,454 | Gross: $65.19M

15. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 110,506 | Gross: $37.66M

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16. Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)

TV-G | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The bones of a giant are discovered. This turns Jack Robinson's life upside down as he learns the truth behind the fairy tale and how he can fix his greedy ancestor's mistakes.

Stars: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Redgrave, Mia Sara, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 3,744

17. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 27,720 | Gross: $0.30M

18. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 119,159 | Gross: $37.92M

19. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

Votes: 10,508

20. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 643,879 | Gross: $267.67M

21. Sydney White (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter

Votes: 47,739 | Gross: $11.89M



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