There are many fairytale movies, most of them belong to Disney, but here we will look at some of the best fairytale based movies outside Disney.
The Brothers Grimm - I mentioned this in an earlier post. Released in 2005, it stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as the brothers Grimm who discover real horrors plaguing a village and they must save the people. They are portrayed as con artists in the movie, who end up saving the day using their skills.
Red Riding Hood (2011) - This movie featured Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, a young woman who finds her village terrorized by a wolf. There were some good twists in this movie as Valerie discovers she can hear the wolf in her head. Are they connected?
Snow White: A Tale of Terror - Starring Sigourney Weaver and Monica Keena, this movie is particuarly unsettling. Snow White flees from her new stepmother, who finds ways of trying to kill her, including dropping trees on her and of course, offering her a poison apple. Sigourney Weaver is really good in this version and it leans more toward horror than fairytale.
Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie 1985) - This is a version I watched as a child and I found it pretty disturbing. It is aimed at children, but it is definitely not the Disney version!
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