The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

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Average of 4326 ratings: 3.9 Stars

1987 M Contains violence.

Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair. - True love has never been a snap.

A young boy (Fred Savage), bedridden with the flu, is less than thrilled when his grandfather (Peter Falk) arrives to read him the Princess Bride - a fairytale adventure passed on by grandfathers and fathers to their sons and grandsons, generation after generation.

As this tale of true love unfolds, the boy is drawn into the wonders of the fairytale kingdom of Florin, the adventures of Buttercup (Robin Wright) (the most beautiful woman in the world) and Westley (Cary Elwes) (the man she loves). With an evil prince, three almost-evil henchmen, some killer rats, long lost loves returning from the dead, and a bit of torture, you couldn't possibly call THIS a kissing book!

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93 minutes
1987 Toronto Film Festival
People's Choice Award
Fatso Top 100
Rated #66 out of Fatso's Top 100

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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5 by maxqnz

The only thing I don't get is how this gem only makes it to 84 in the top 100. Great dialogue, fantastic characters, well-acted, a fun story. This movie would be a classic if only for Wallace Shawn... Read more

4 by James

The Princess Bride has a cult following for a very good reason. It mixes themes from many storybooks, and deals out a good deal of humour that doesn't spoil but enhance the magical nature of the movie... Read more

5 by Valleygirl

The best silly movie out. I first saw this in the cinema when it came out with a group of 20-something year old workmates. The guys came along to humour us girls - but at the end it was them asking... Read more

4 by Iamthelizardqueen.

This silly flick was sucked into the psyche of an entire generation, & deservedly so as it contains all the elements of a classic fable; nihilistic romanticism, intelligence, humour & universal allegory. Still cool, totally nostalgic. Enjoy.

5 by girlf

Love this movie. Would enjoy watching it again and again over and over!

Great fantastical creatures. Good humour. (Not too much mushy love stuff despite being a love story as well as a journey... Read more

1 by Pippa

If you were a kid in the 80s, I'm sure this film is very close to your heart. But this is not a film that has aged well. There are definitely some great one-liners in here, but the script sounds like... Read more

5 by Meganw

My favourite movie ever and my children (5 and 8) enjoyed it too. It has loads of comedy and in jokes for the adults as well as a plain good adventure story for children. "Boy, fetch me that jug ..... Read more

4 by Kiwiboer

A movie is saw as a teen in '87. Got it for my boys. After all these years it is still a good story and family friendly movie. Just love the them song Storybook Love by Mark Knopfler.

4 by chickletducks

Fairytale for the 90s generation. Still fantastic :)

4 by Jaybey1

A funny, silly movie - I suspect you need to put your cynical side somewhere else to really enjoy it but if you do, its a classic.