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Best Fairy Tale Movies for Kids

Who doesn’t love a fairy tale movie? Full of magic, enchantments, and mythical beings like wizards, goblins, elves, and fairies, these folk tales are loved by all. Although these fictional narratives are often intended for kids, some fairy tales are also enjoyed by adults. We have listed some fairy tale movies you can watch with your family for a fun-filled, magical evening.

1. Secret of the Wings

In this movie, out of curiosity, Tinker Bell ventures into Winter Woods, a place forbidden to her and other warmer fairies. However, her curiosity leads her to her twin sister, Periwinkle, and the two discover a fantastic secret. After uncovering their secret, you can also watch “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.”

2. Maleficent

Starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, you can watch this fairy tale movie with your kids. The story is about Maleficent, a kind-hearted fairy who changed after her lover Stefan deceived her. To take revenge, she curses his newborn daughter, Aurora. However, she has a change of heart when she realizes that only Aurora can bring peace to the troubled country. Also, don’t forget to catch its sequel, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”

3. The Swan Princess

This 1994 fairy tale movie is a story of true love and evil forces. The movie shows two childhood friends falling in love with each other as adults but parting ways after a fight. However, things take a different turn when a power-hungry sorcerer curses the princess to live as a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love. Will the prince be able to rescue the princess from the spell? Don’t forget to watch the other 12 films in this series, like “The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain,” “The Swan Princess: Christmas,” etc.

4. Oz the Great and Powerful

Full of mystical creatures, this movie shows James Franco playing the role of Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician who escapes from the circus he works at and arrives in the Land of Oz, where he meets a witch, Theodora. However, he must now fight the witch to save the land and prove that he is indeed the mighty Wizard of Oz.

5. Thumbelina

Thumbelina is a story of hope and love. The tale revolves around Thumbelina, a thumb-sized girl who yearns for the company of someone her size. And soon, the wish comes true when she meets and falls in love with Cornelius, a fairy prince.

6. Howl’s Moving Castle

Jealous of a teenage milliner, Sophie’s closeness to Howl (a wizard), the Witch of Waste transforms her into a 90-year-old lady. To lift the curse, Sophie embarks on an incredible adventure to break the spell with the help of Howl’s friends, Calcifer and Markl. This is a magical film to dip your toes into the world of anime if you haven’t given it a try already.

7. Penelope

The film is about a young heiress named Penelope Wilhern, who was born with a pig snout due to a curse placed on her family. The curse can only be broken when she finds her true love. You will love watching this modern-day fairy tale movie with your family.

Apart from these, you can also watch “Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland,” “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” and “Tangled,” among others. There are enough fairy tale movies to keep you and your kids entertained for hours. So, which of these fairy tale movies will you watch first with your little ones? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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