Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)
We have to start with the most famous adaptation of them all: the 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. Belle is a beautiful bookworm who hopes that there's more than the French provincial life expected of her, including marrying the conceited town hunk, Gaston. When her father goes missing, Belle ventures to find him and stumbles into an adventure right out of one of her favorite books. Belle finds her father locked away in a cursed castle and promises to stay with its master, the Beast, in exchange for his release. She accepts her new circumstances and befriends Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts, housestaff-turned-household-objects. As she gets to know the Beast, she uncovers the truth behind his curse . . . and learns she may be just the person to break it.