Cinderella is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. Here’s a look at the many films that have been based (loosely or otherwise) on this famous fairy tale.
The newest take on the classic story stars ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James as Cinderella, and Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as her evil stepmother. And in the role of fairy godmother? Helena Bonham Carter.
Disney’s animated classic has aged well. The movie was a huge critical and commercial success, saving Disney from near bankruptcy. The film is still a big seller on DVD today.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
Then teen-queen Hilary Duff starred with Chad Michael Murray in this reimagining of the fairy tale, high school style.
Comedian Jerry Lewis stars in this humorous take on the classic tale where genders are reversed, but the story remains the same.
Ella Enchanted (2004)
Before she won the Academy Award for ‘Les Miz,’ Anne Hathaway played the titular character in this retelling of the classic tale, based on the young adult book written by Gail Carson Levin.
Ever After (1998)
Drew Barrymore stars as Danielle, a strong, Cinderella-like heroine, in this more realistic, very grounded take on the tale. Angelica Houston shines as a wicked stepmother of sorts.
The Glass Slipper (1955)
The beautiful, big-eyed Leslie Caron stars in this MGM musical film version of the fairy tale as an outcast who wins the heart of a prince.
Into the Woods (2014)
Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella, and the handsome prince is enchanted by her because she keeps running away. Sadly, she discovers it’s really just all about the chase in this big-screen adaptation of the popular musical.
The Slipper and the Rose (1976)
This British fantasy-romance takes place in the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, where the king and queen throw a ball in order to find a wife for their single son.
Shrek the Third (2007)
Amy Sedaris lends her voice to Cinderella in this third installment of the ‘Shrek’ franchise. Other fairy tale princesses joining her are Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rapunzel.