“Jack The Giant Slayer” is the latest of many films based on fairy tales. Take a look at some of the other movies that are based on children’s books.
“Sydney White” (2007): This movie, starring Amanda Bynes, puts a modern-day spin on “Snow White” as it tells the story of a college freshman.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012): Starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, this movie tells the story of the huntsmen who was ordered to kill Snow White.
“Mirror Mirror” (2012): This portrayal of “Snow White” features Julia Roberts as the queen.
“Penelope” (2006): Inspired by “Beauty and the Beast,” this film tells the story of a teen born under a curse who must find true love to break it. Christina Ricci stars.
“Beastly” (2011): This film, featuring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, is inspired by “Beauty and the Beast.” It tells the story of a teen, who is transformed into a monster, trying to find true love.
“Alice in Wonderland” (2010): Tim Burton’s film featured Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” (1998): This movie, starring Kate Beckinsale, tells the story of a mother, Alice, who falls asleep while reading to her daughter and walks through the looking glass into the magical land.
“Dreamchild” (1985): This film tells the story of Alice, now an old woman who is haunted by the characters she enjoyed as a child. Coral Browne stars.
“The Company of Wolves” (1984): This film, starring Angela Lansbury, features a grandmother warning her granddaughter about the dangers of men and wolves as she goes through adolescence.
“Red Riding Hood” (2011): Starring Amanda Seyfried, this tells the story of a girl who falls in love with a woodcutter in a town that is haunted by a werewolf.
“Freeway” (1996): This twist on “Little Red Riding Hood” featuring Reese Witherspoon tells the story or a teen on the run who’s traveling to her grandmother’s house.
“Peter Pan” (2003): Peter Pan takes the Darling children to Never Never Land in this interpretation of “Peter Pan,” starring Jeremy Sumpter.
“Hook” (1991): This film features an adult Peter Pan returning to Never Never Land to rescue his children, who have been kidnapped by Captain Hook. Robin Williams stars as Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman plays Captain Hook.
“Finding Neverland” (2004): This film, starring Johnny Depp, tells the story of J.M. Barrie’s relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013): In this twist on the fairy tale, starring Jeremy Renner, Hansel and Gretel are bounty hunters looking for witches around the world.
“The Brothers Grimm” (2005): Will and Jake Grimm are con artists who encounter a curse which forces them to use true courage. Matt Damon and Heath Ledger star in this film.