Strictly speaking, The Princess Bride is as much a fairy tale as is a pirate movie, but there’s no doubting its swashbuckling nature, and is a worthy addition to our list. The movie is rated 8.0 on IMDb and gets a mighty 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and this timeless classic has captured the hearts of audiences for over three decades.
The movie, which is based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman, tells the story of a young woman named Buttercup, who falls in love with a farm boy named Westley. Their love story takes them on a journey through dangerous terrain, as they encounter pirates, giants, and other fantastical creatures.
The Princess Bride has something for everyone. It's a romance, a comedy, an adventure, and a fantasy all rolled into one. The characters are all memorable, from the charming and witty Westley to the larger-than-life Fezzik, played by Andre the Giant. The movie also features a standout performance by Mandy Patinkin as the revenge-seeking Inigo Montoya, whose famous line "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." has become a cultural touchstone.
One of the reasons that The Princess Bride has endured as a classic is its ability to balance humor with heart. The movie is filled with witty banter, hilarious one-liners, and clever twists, but at its core, it's a story about love, loyalty, and the power of true friendship. It's a movie that makes you laugh, cry, and root for the heroes.
Thanks to its clever writing, memorable characters, and timeless themes, The Princess Bride stands the test of time and is a beloved classic that continues to entertain audiences of all ages. Whether you're a fan of romance, comedy, adventure, or fantasy, The Princess Bride is a movie that's sure to capture your heart.