Costume Dramas: Fairytales/Fantasy

The following list is a compilation of costume dramas (fantasy or fairytale) in movies, TV series, and animations with or without a set time period. I’ll be adding to the list (also on imdb) so check back for updates!

MOVIES

TV SERIES

ANIMATION

  • Adama (2015) – historical fiction (1914) *haven’t seen
  • The Adventures of Tin Tin (2011) – historical fiction (early 20th Century)
  • Aladdin – historical fairytale
  • Anastasia – historical fairytale (early 20th Century)
  • Beauty & The Beast – historical fairytale (late Victorian)
  • Brave – historical fairytale (Medieval)
  • Cinderella – historical fairytale (late Victorian)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016) – fairytale *haven’t seen
  • Enchanted (2007) – fairytale (animation: medieval / live-action: modern)
  • BBC One’s Ethel & Ernest (2016) *haven’t seen
  • Frozen (2013) – fairytale (mid/late Victorian)
  • Frozen 2 (2018) – fairytale (mid/late Victorian) *not out
  • Gigantic (2018) – fairytale (Spain – Age of Discovery) *not out
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012) – Victorian/present-day/fantasy
  • Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart (2014) – Victorian/fantasy *haven’t seen
  • The Little Mermaid – historical fairytale (Mixture of period costumes)
  • Mavka: The Forest Song (2018?) – Ancient Ukrainian Pagan Mythology *not out
  • Moana (2016) – fiction
  • Mulan – historical fiction
  • Peter Pan – historical fairytale (late Victorian)
  • CBC’s Pirate’s Passage (4 Jan 2015) – 1950’s/fantasy *haven’t seen
  • Pocahontas – historical fairytale (Jacobean)
  • The Princess & the Frog – historical fairytale (1920s)
  • Puss in Boots (2011)
  • Shrek 1-4 (2001-2010) – historical fairytale (Medieval)
  • Sleeping Beauty – historical fairytale (Medieval but mixture of period costumes)
  • Snow White – historical fairytale (Medieval)
  • The Stolen Princess (2017)
  • The Swan Princess – historical fairytale (Medieval)
  • Tangled – historical fairytale (Medieval)
  • Thumbelina – historical fairytale (Medieval but mixture of period costumes)