12 Magical Movies to Stream After Watching Disney+'s Godmothered
New Disney+ film Godmothered is the latest interpretation of fairy godmothers providing a storybook ending. Starring Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell, Godmothered offers a welcome twist on the typical fairy-tale story and hints at what we can expect from other upcoming magical godparents on screen.
So what other tales as old as time should you watch (or rewatch!) after Godmothered? Well, we have some ideas for what to stream next! From celebrating the 70th anniversary of Cinderella to spotting your favorite A-lister donning a tiara, these film picks are sure to add a little sparkle to your whole family's day. Check out the gallery to find out where to view your childhood favorites (and maybe introduce them to your kids!), and discover new classics that are full of bibbidi-bobbidi-boo charm.
The 1950 film that started it all follows good-hearted Cinderella as she overcomes the wrath of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters to attend the royal ball, all with the help of her fairy godmother.
The live-action remake stars Lily James as the lovely Cinderella who endures her evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett). After receiving a mysterious invitation, Cinderella hopes to attend the palace's ball and seeks assistance from a kind beggar (Helena Bonham Carter).
The 1998 film follows orphan Danielle (Drew Barrymore) as she is forced into servitude under her stepmother, Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston). Of course, a fairy godmother saves the day to ensure Danielle meets the man of her dreams!
The 2007 classic stars Amy Adams as a displaced princess who falls for divorce lawyer Robert (Patrick Dempsey) while waiting for her Prince Charming (James Marsden) to rescue her from the dreaded New York City. Laughs, tears, and, yes, a few musical numbers round out this modern classic. Thank goodness it's getting a much-deserved sequel!
A Simple Wish
An 8-year-old girl prays for her father to win the lead role in a musical production, but her clumsy fairy godparent accidentally turns her dad into a statue. A quest of good vs. evil ensues in this landmark portrayal of the first male fairy godparent, played by Martin Short.
The famed Brothers Grimm fairy tale centers on Princess Aurora, who falls victim to the evil Maleficent. A trio of good fairies raise the princess in hopes to save her from an eternal slumber that can only be broken by true love's kiss.
Curses, magic, and princesses are abundant in Angelina Jolie's Maleficent. A follow-up to Sleeping Beauty, the film tells the surprising backstory of the titular supposed villain and proves why it's key to never judge a book by its cover.
Into the Woods
An all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, and Anna Kendrick rounds out this musical mashup of fairy-tale stories. A barren couple venture into the magical woods to reverse a witch's curse. During their journey, the duo encounter Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and more iconic storybook characters.
Snow White (Lily Collins) is the rightful ruler of her kingdom, but an evil jealous queen (Julia Roberts) seeks to stage a coup. Add in a charming prince (Armie Hammer), and this modern take on a classic story has a few surprises up its sleeve.
A Cinderella Story
In the most millennial cast ever, Hilary Duff stars as Sam, who is trying to obtain a true "prince" of her own: an acceptance letter to dream school Princeton. Of course, high-school heartthrob Austin (Chad Michael Murray) also wants to attend the same university. Cue evil stepmother (Jennifer Coolidge) and stepsisters, while Sam finds her own fairy godmother is in fact her waitress boss, Rhonda (Regina King). The lovable movie proves anybody with a kind soul and watchful eye can be a fairy godmother, even in real life!