7 fairytale film remakes that are actually good

we promise.

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It might feel like Hollywood execs and film studios have been pretty heavy-handed with live-action remakes recently: Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo... But the fact of the matter is that they've been doing it for decades. And although we love seeing new indie dramas and original rom-coms, we also love seeing our favorite classic stories come to life—and we're not alone. Most viewers gravitate towards familiar stories, choosing to watch a spin-off over an unknown film. In the eyes of the film industry, remakes are generally considered box office hits. That certainly doesn't mean they're all good—or even halfway decent. But some are definitely gems. Click through the gallery to see our picks for the top seven fairytale film remakes of all time.