For anyone who thinks this is a children's movie and that it lacks the showiness of other fantasies of this era (e.g. the labyrinth, legend), in my opinion, doesn't fully see the perfection within this movie. Through its entirety, Director Rob Reiner balances excitement and fantasy with satire and parody. To the point that one cannot tell whether this film is a fantasy or a parody of a fantasy. It really is that good. The story within the story is something that so many can relate to. The relationship built between the grandfather and the grandson is just intricate enough to hit that tender spot in our hearts, but it never takes away from the plot of the story. Instead it adds just the right amount of "interjective" humor while giving us a side story that warms our emotions. This is the type of films that parents who cannot take another standard kiddie film can turn to as both adult comic relief and a film for the kids. Or a date night movie. The humor stands out just enough, without taking away from the focus of action, adventure, and fantasy. It is easy to see why this film has a rating of 4.9/5. It is on my list of movies I must watch at least once a year.
Fine and Absolutely Alright Remember how the Twisted Prince tried to kill Westly via the use of the "Pit Of Despair", and casted his shadow on guilder. That's why Westley, along with Fezzik and Inigo Montoya, stormed the castle in Florin, with it, Count Rugen died at the hands of the wounded spaniard, and Westley is reunited with Buttercup. When Humperdinck came to the room, Westley warned the Remorseless Prince that it would be "To the Pain". Humperdinck was then presumed Locked Up in the dungeon
Best movie My parents made me watch this when I was 11. Back then I hated it, I had the kids thoughts all the way through. I have seen this movie hundreds of times after the first and it has grown to be my favourite. It is worth it all the way.
Mt favourite movie I have never been so in love with such a strange fairy tale. So when I found there is a book (yes, there certainly is, and it is even better than this master piece of a film), I just had to get my hands on it. The title, "The Princess Bride" holds the name for my favourite book and movie!!
the best movie you can watch!!! once you get this movie the not so ordinary fairy tale will come to life when the prince dies and the princess almost kills her self this is a movie that all kids should like there are some violent parts though but i think it is a great movie for all ages have fun!
Best Movie Ever! This isn't a kissing story... It's a story of fencing, fighting, giants, adventure, comedy, true love, R.O.U.S.', miracles, a 6 fingered man, torture, princesses, pirates, ..... and so much more! Love the story! Almost have the whole movie memorized! Never get enough of this classic 80's movie. "Inconceivable!"
The perfect movie: Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... even the reading of the book by S Morganstern will keep your rapt attention. Should I see it again? Okay, as you wish...
One of the best movies out there! I love this movie with all my heart. When my English teacher in middle school showed the class this movie, I fell in love and have watched this movie countless times already and I'm only twenty. I love the good things in life and this is just one of the best things in life.
Great movie It isn't the fact that it is an old movie for that I loved it but it was romantic, action, adventure, and fantasy it is all these different generes and it all came together and blew me away
And its not even that pointed to a gender You might read the title and say hey this movie is a romance movie and yes it is but its got more than just romance i mean not spoiling anything but the have 1 min of them just rolling down a hill its hilarious but its not just for girls
AMAZING Fairy Tale Movie! This movie was so good. I just loved it so much. The producers and directors picked the perfect actors to play Buttercup, Westly and everyone else. I'm even reading the book as well, but its way different from the movie. Doesn't matter though. Just an amazing Fairy Tale!
This movie is a classic for good reason! It has all the elements of a great story. It's hilarious, touching, rousing...just great fun! Timeless is another good word to describe it! Princess bride was so well cast, great writing, amazing sword fighting and some of the most memorable characters ever! Inconceivable!
As you wish... I enjoy this movie today as much as I did in back 1987. My six year old was glued to my arm and the screen the whole way through the first time we watch it together. This film is timeless gold for family viewing.
Modern classic This is one of those rare tales marrying the fantastical and the modern resulting in a classic of film. A movie of my childhood. Fun, entertaining, funny, and touching. Just as the grandfather describes the tale, it really does have a little of everything (fencing, giants, adventure, true love!).
Anne Hathaway, the delightful star of THE PRINCESS DIARIES, is Ella in the charming fairy tale adventure ELLA ENCHANTED. On the day of her birth, Ella is given a gift by her Fairy Godmother -- the gift of obedience, which is also a curse. Under no circumstances can Ella refuse anything she is asked to do, no matter how wicked it may be. Tired of being taken advantage of, Ella, with a talking book as her companion, leaves home to find her Fairy Godmother and return her unwanted gift. This simple errand soon turns into an amazing journey filled with ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves, and the plotting of Prince Charmont's evil uncle who wants to take over the Crown and rule the kingdom. Bursting with colorful characters, music, wit, and whimsy, ELLA ENCHANTED is a truly enchanting and heartwarming tale that will captivate the entire family.
In this spoof of the Robin Hood story, Robin (Cary Elwes) returns after a long battle to discover that the good King (Patrick Stewart) has been exiled, and in his place the evil King John (Richard Lewis) rules with the help of the despicable Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees). Robin assembles a new band of merry men, including the Rabbi Tuckman (Mel Brooks), to unseat the bad King, and finds he has a friend in the palace with the lovely Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeth). Unfortunately her keeper, the haggard Broomhilde (Megan Cavanaugh), has installed a chastity belt on Marian to insure her virtue.
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
Winner of the first Academy® Award for Best Animated Feature (2002), Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination with…the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Shrek (Mike Myers) goes on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.
"Scheming princes, wicked witches, flying pirates, celestial love, a pure-hearted hero, all in a magical land. What more do you want?" raves Today's Gene Shalit for Stardust, an epic adventure starring Claire Danes with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. In Hopes of wooing a beautiful girl (Sienna Miller), Tristan (Charlie Cox) promises to bring her a falling star. But he's in for the adventure of his life when he discovers the star is actually a celestial beauty named Yvaine (Danes). When an old witch Lamia (Pfeiffer) attempts to steal Yvaine's youth, Tristan must protect her at all costs. This magical fairytale like no other will make you laugh out loud and believe in love again.
The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson, the half-human son of Poseidon, continue in this heroic, action-packed thrill ride! Out to prove he's not just a one-quest wonder, Percy and his demigod friends embark on an epic journey to the treacherous Sea of Monsters in order to find the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their world...and save us all!
Once upon a time in Fairy Tale Land, the age-old balance between good and evil has been thrown out of whack. Frieda, Cinderella?s power-mad stepmother (Sigourney Weaver), has formed an unholy alliance of evil to take on the good guys.
Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway), best friends since childhood, are always there for each other, through good times and bad. Even their respective bridal engagements happen within hours. Together they plan their weddings, each to take place at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. But a clerical error and subsequent clash in wedding dates pits the two brides against each other in a competition that quickly escalates into all-out war.
The greatest fairy tale never told continues when Shrek (Mike Myers) embarks on another whirlwind adventure with Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) to find the rightful heir to the throne. Meet the magical misguided Merlin (Eric Idle), an awkward Arthur (Justin Timberlake), and a powerful posse of princesses in a tale where everyone lives happily ever laughter.