One time, in faraway lands, we were able to tell a fairytale that was so special.
The story of Cinderella, a fairy godmother who takes a poor maiden from her horrible life to make way for a beautiful romance with a handsome prince in 2021 is a classic. From Broadway to TV and film, good ol’ Cinderelly has been played by icons of all ilks, including pop star Camila Cabello in Amazon’s latest adaptation.
Which of these stories is most magic? The 12 best streaming options have been compiled by us. It’s best to think about cueing up the next time you feel like you might need some magic. Enjoy!
Not available for streaming: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1957) with living legend Julie Andrews isn’t currently on stream. You can guarantee it’d be high on the list if it were. __S.9__
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Cinderella is played byCamila Cabell
This adaptation is the best. Writer/director Kay Cannon (perhaps best-known for her work with New Girl and Pitch Perfect), delivers high production values and solid comedy in Amazon’s 2021 adaptation. It stars Billie Porter and Nicholas Galitzine as well as Idina Menzel and Pierce Brosnan. Cannon’s version of the title lacks elegance or heart, although it has some wonderful covers and a catchy song in Cabello’s “Million to One” pop tune.
Cinderella (2021), is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Another Cinderella Story (2008)
Who plays Cinderella: Selena Gomez
This adaptation is the best.In the original A Cinderella Story (2004), Selena Gomez plays a struggling dancer who has a difficult home and a miserable school life. A modern miracle happens when she shows her moves to Drew Seeley’s handsome pop star. The movie is a mix of DCOM and pop culture vibes.
You can rent/purchase another Cinderella Story through Amazon Prime Video or iTunes.
Cinderella is played byVoiced By Daphne Zuniga
This adaptation is the best of its kind: Happy Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Childis an multicultural series that reimagines classic stories for kids from all walks. The series’ take on Cinderella (released in Season 1 1995) offers a vital representation of Mexico for this genre and adorable illustrations that you will enjoy at all ages.
You can watch Happily Ever After on HBO Max.
Who plays Cinderella: Lesley Ann Warren
This adaptation is the best. If you were born in either 1980s or 1990s, chances are that you have seen a copy of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderellacirca 1995. The movie isn’t as good as one would like, with poor camerawork and low video quality making it feel more like community theater. However, Lesley Ann Warren’s performance in Cinderella has stood the test of the time. The actress’s melodious voice and her charming girl-next door charm make this straightforward retelling special. She’s also wearing the iconic fur-trimmed dress. The one.
You can watch Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1965), streaming online on Amazon Prime Video.
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Cinderella played byJerry Lewis
This adaptation is the best.Comedy icon Jerry Lewis plays the title Cinderfella in this 1960 gender-swapped tale. It stars Anna Maria Alberghetti playing Princess Charming, and jazz legend Count Basie as Bandleader. This telling has great music and skilled dancing. It won’t be for all audiences but if “Fred Astaire-meets-fairytale” intrigues you at all, cue it up.
Cinderfella can be rented/purchased through Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.
7. Sesame Street: CinderElmo (1999)
The role of Cinderella is played by Kevin Clash
This adaptation is the best. Yes, CinderElmois just as cute as you imagine, but this children’s show has so much more to offer. You will be able to see the Muppets retell this fairy tale with their hilarious Muppet-ness. Keri Russell plays Princess Charming and Oliver Platt the Fairy Godperson. Kathy Najimy, the Evil Stepmother, is also there. This 65-minute treat is stuffed with stuffed toys that are sure to sell.
You can rent or purchase CinderElmo through Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.
6. A Cinderella Story (2004)
Cinderella is played byHilary Duff
This adaptation is the best: We have much to be thankful A Cinderella Story for that it’s difficult to know where to start. What is it about the rainy kiss that Hilary Duff shared with Chad Michael Murray. Regina King’s talk about not letting fear of being struck out stop you from playing the game? Jennifer Coolidge holding up a cookie, saying “so moist.” This is a aughts movie for all ages. It takes the Cinderella tale and gives it so many amazing scenes that you forget it was based.
What to Watch: A Cinderella Story streaming on Netflix
5. Disney’s Cinderella (2015)
Cinderella played byLily James
This adaptation is the best of Disney’s live-action remakes. It ranks #1: Cinderella (2015). Kenneth Branagh directed this movie. It has both the visual integrity of The Lion King (2019), but also the modern narrative skills of Mulan (2021). This winning combination helps the film’s star-studded cast shine. Lily James plays a stunning Cinderella opposite Richard Madden’s prince charming. Cate Blanchett is the true star of the show, as she plays the role of a wicked Stepmother. Her performance will continue to be the best.
Cinderella (2015) streaming online at STARZ
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Anne Hathaway plays Cinderella
This adaptation is the best. Based on Gail Carson Levine’s YA novel, Ella Empoweredexpands the original Cinderella story by many means. A curse similar to Sleeping Beauty but with obedience rather than narcolepsy. There’s also a group of mythical creatures that rebel against the King. And even a cover of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, complete with stunning choreography. Anne Hathaway is the star of one her most famous roles.
You can watch Ella Enchanted on HBO Max.
The role of Cinderella is played byDrew Barrymore
This adaptation is the best. Every After is a title from the ’90s that has been so loved and so specific to its time it can be difficult to recall it having anything to do Cinderella. But it does. This historical romance is directed by Andy Tennant and stars Drew Barrymore playing Danielle de Barbarac as a young orphan in Renaissance-era France. Danielle lives with Rodmilla de Ghent, her evil stepmother. Anjelica Hudson plays Anjelica Huston. She faces an uncertain future, until art and love free her. Although this story may seem a little dark for young children, adults will love its complex themes and melancholy.
You can watch Ever After: A Cinderella Story on Disney+.
The role of Cinderella is played by Ilene Woods
This adaptation is the best. Only the 11th Disney movie, Cinderella (1950) has been the most widely recognized adaptation of the fairytale. It is a unique adaptation of the fairy tale, with beautiful songs and animation that reflect Disney’s original approach to musicals. It’s an unforgettable fairytale. From Ilene’s beautiful vocals in “A Dream Is A Wish My Heart Makes” to the magical transformation scene of a fairy godmother, it is.
Disney’s Cinderella (50) can be viewed on Disney+.
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Cinderella is played byBrandy
This adaptation is the most successful. Although it received mixed reviews at its time, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) remains the greatest Cinderella tale available. The spectacular performances of Brandy and Whitney Houston, who play Cinderella as well as the Fairy Godmother, are a huge draw. But, what’s more important is the wide representation Robert L. Freedman has provided with his musical film, which features a cast including Bernadette Peters, Bernadette Alexander, Victor Garber and Whoopie Goldberg.
You can watch Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) online on Disney+.
Publiated at Mon, 6 Sep 2021 21.47:33 +0000