From recent theatrical releases, such as Into the Woods, to required reading lists for students, fairy tales are prominent contributors to popular culture and academia. Some parents may contemplate the lessons taught by fairy tales, while others fear the films may be too scary for their youngsters. We are sharing the Best Fairy Tale Movies series with the intention of addressing both of these considerations as well as broadening the fairy tale genre to include animated classics, live action adventures, and modern interpretations. So, delve into these on-screen stories to experience lessons in love, loss, and life and, perhaps, to find your new favorite film.

 

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Alice in Wonderland

The Princess Bride

Read our review of the 2012 interpretation of the classic, 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' and what parents should know before their kids see the film.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Read our review of the 1984 film, 'The NeverEnding Story,' and what parents should know before their kids see the film.

The Neverending Story

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Labyrinth

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Big Fish

Read our review of the 2012 interpretation of the classic, 'Snow White,' and what parents should know before their kids see the film.

Mirror Mirror

Read our review of the 1991 interpretation of the classic, 'Hook,' and what parents should know before their kids see the film.

Hook

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Enchanted

 

Not only are these fairy tale movies entertaining, they also teach lessons in confidence, tolerance, and maturity. Viewing as a family provides many opportunities to discuss several educational themes that are featured throughout the films such as literary devices, characterization, and even study habits. Did you learn something new from viewing any of these fairy tale movies? Share your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to check out Learning Liftoff’s other movie reviews.

 

 

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