Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

Fairy tales are different, both for the youngest and for the biggest. Today we have prepared for you a selection of magical and exciting stories that you probably would not have dared to watch as a child.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

It has long been known that the original fairy tales, whether they are Charles Perrault or folk art, are far from idealistic versions adapted for children's perception.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

The good here is sometimes more terrible than the classic evil, queens sooner or later become monsters, princesses, contrary to popular opinion, still marry giants (and if they try to neglect the groom, they find themselves without some important part of the body), and old women ask butchers to take off their skin for the sake of returning youth.

If the word "fairy tales" beckons you in the title-forget about it, here you should pay attention to the epithet "scary", and remove the children from the screen, they absolutely do not need to see the severed heads. Because, to be honest, not only negative characters will fly off their shoulders here, and defeating evil does not mean surviving.

The maximum that is expected is to get a kingdom, and then if the kingdom is a decent payment for the destroyed psyche. In general, forget all those stories for weaklings that were told to you as a child — real fairy tales for adults have nothing to do with them.

An excellent domestic attempt to create your own fairy tale. Yes, it was not without some boredom, but in general — the most real "girl" movie, with a heartwarming love story between a beauty and another monster. After all, it is quite a pressing story.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

Princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon on the day of her wedding with a not very beloved, but promising groom. The monster only at first glance seems so scary, because, as usual, he has a warm, kind heart in his chest, besides, he has an important ability to turn into a handsome man.

A modern look at the ancient Slavic traditions, an exciting story and incredible music — what else do you need to want to see this fairy tale?

The story of Snow White, forced to flee from her father's house because of her unprecedented beauty and the envy of her stepmother, worries many filmmakers. As soon as they did not retell an old fairy tale! And here is another non-trivial version of the authorship of Tarsem Singh.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

In this tape, Snow White knows how to fight like a real robber, and the prince is more like an infantile mother's son, who on the one hand is ready to fall in love with a beauty, and on the other hand, at the first call, rushes to the queen, unable to choose which side he is on, and most importantly, which side is bad. A cute and not quite childish story with a very ambiguous humor? Why not?

Where Tim Burton is, there's Johnny Depp, where Johnny Depp is, there's Tim Burton. Surprisingly, Burton manages to more than organically fit his favorite actor into almost every film, regardless of the plot and genre. "Sleepy Hollow" is a film that is alien to any conventions.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

This is both a horror and a melodrama, and even in some sense a good fairy tale with a traditional happy ending, in which good prevails, albeit over abstract, but still evil. Constable Ichabod Crane of the NYPD arrives in the small village of Sleepy Hollow to solve the mystery of a series of crimes. One by one, the villagers are beheaded, and it seems that it is not possible to find the maniac. And what if the killer is not a person at all, but, say, a headless horseman?

And another psychedelic creation of Burton and Depp. However, in the case of "Alice" it is difficult to get into a trap — it is probably not possible to distort reality better than Lewis Carroll did, if the head begins to burst from the impressions received while reading the text, then it is scary to imagine what will happen if you see all this on the screen.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

But, I must say, Burton chose to remain the original here and made some qualitative changes to the history familiar to us from childhood. Namely ,he" raised " Alice, gave her a groom, from whom she actually escapes to Wonderland, and most importantly, brought the Hatter to the fore.

By the way, the role of the tea lover was played by Johnny, so it is quite understandable why Alice falls in love with him (and not only Alice, but all the viewers), but it is absolutely impossible to comprehend the fact that she never kissed the Hatter. But there were all the chances! So, frankly speaking, Burton Carroll's story was simply taken as a basis and composed his own, no less psychedelic adult fairy tale.

Another vampire saga — this topic seems to be truly inexhaustible. Director Matt Reeves decided to tell his audience about children.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

Twelve-year-old Owen, not too successful in making friends with peers, a guy driven by stronger boys from his school, meets his new neighbor Abby, the children quickly find a common language, but, as in every fairy-tale (and creepy) story, there is one "but". Abby is a vampire. It is she who causes a series of brutal murders in the town.

The police believe that a maniac is operating in the city, and the murders are of a ritual nature. So, now Owen faces a difficult choice — to hand over the mysterious girlfriend to the authorities or try to maintain friendly relations, and at the same time save the residents of the city. By the way, this picture is a remake of the Swedish film of the same name, perhaps even more creepy, like everything Scandinavian.

We all know about the brothers Grimm since childhood, well, at least, that they collected fairy tales from cities and villages in order to pass them on to future generations. However, as experience shows, or rather, Gilliam's film, the legendary relatives were not only engaged in this.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

They also fought against the dark forces — a common thing in Middle Ages. Along with the brothers, other heroes of the German epic appear in the film, the noble goal of each of them is to overcome evil, well, or let it break out into the leaders. And if you haven't seen this movie yet, it's worth watching it both for those who like to tickle their nerves a little, and for those who would like to take another look at the acting work of Heath Ledger, especially since here he performs a duet with the many — faced Matt Damon.

A bloody version of the already ambiguous fairy tale by Charles Perrault. In a quiet village, there is a werewolf who ruthlessly deals with the locals. An experienced hunter comes to the aid of the unfortunate, but he, unlike other daredevils who rushed to fight with a monster and suffered a crushing defeat, is going to act by other methods.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

Among the villagers, the hunter notices a girl Valerie (probably a grown-up Little Red Riding Hood) and understands: only she has a special, magical connection with a werewolf, or maybe the beast is hunting exclusively for her at all. Without a doubt: Valerie is the perfect bait for a wolf. A subtle psychological game begins. Yes, fairy tales for adults are an exciting thing.

Adult and children's story at the same time: stuntman Roy after an unsuccessful stunt finds himself in the hospital without the ability to move independently. To somehow distract himself from the oppressive reality, he begins to communicate with a little girl.

Fairy tales for adults: 9 magical movies that you will watch without children

Roy tells Alexandria a fairy tale, composing more and more new details, noticing himself how the fiction becomes true. In a fairy tale, everything is different — in order for wishes to be fulfilled, you just need to defeat evil, but what about in real life?

If only this would help you get back on your feet, it seems that you would destroy all the world's villains, but, alas, there are no monsters nearby, and the most loyal friends and beloved girl are ready to leave you alone with their misfortune, at the first opportunity that turns up.

Keywords: For adults | A selection | Fairy tales | Movies

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