Best Fairy Tale Movies

There's a reason fairy tales have such lasting appeal: They satisfy the part of us that will always enjoy stories that begin with "once upon a time" and end with "happily ever after." Kids will fall in love with these sweet, magical stories about fairies, princesses, dragons, and more. We've hand-picked our favorites, from animated classics to movies with a more modern twist. And if you want more magic, be sure to check out our lists Fairy Tale Books for Kids and Best Fantasy Movies.

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Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland

age 3+

Abby chases a red rabbit into a fun fairy tale for all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings

age 4+

Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Pixie Hollow Games

age 4+

Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess

age 4+

Engaging, faith-based retelling of a classic princess tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

Cinderella

age 5+

Sweet fairy-tale classic for little princes and princesses.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1950)
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Frozen

age 5+

Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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The Little Mermaid

age 5+

Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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Sleeping Beauty

age 5+

Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1959)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

age 5+

Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1937)
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The Swan Princess

age 5+

Classic story is less scary than most animated fairy tales.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)
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MOVIE

Tangled

age 5+

Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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MOVIE

The Thief and the Cobbler

age 5+

A must for family viewing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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MOVIE

Thumbelina

age 5+

Magical, musical story is a classic fairy tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)
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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

age 5+

Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina

age 6+

Disney remake with classic characters has stronger heroine.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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MOVIE

Aladdin

age 6+

A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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Beauty and the Beast

age 6+

Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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Cinderella (2015)

age 6+

Easy-on-the-eyes fairy tale promotes kindness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Enchanted

age 6+

Adorable fairy tale is a fabulous family flick.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Frozen 2

age 6+

Slightly darker sequel charms with catchy songs, messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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