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6 Modern Movies Inspired by Beauty and the Beast

Updated on July 18, 2017

Beauty and the Beast 2017

The story of Beauty and the Beast has been thrilling readers and audience members for centuries. Producers and directors have used the lovely French fairy tale to create many movies for all to enjoy. The animated version of Beauty and the Beast from Disney was a beautiful, wonderful, and romantic movie. Disney went on to make Beauty and Beast: Enchanted Christmasand Belle's Magical World. If you want more, here are some other movies with a Beauty and Beast-like love story you might enjoy.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Belle is a beautiful, smart young woman. She is taken captive as a prisoner by a beast in a castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous outward appearance and looks within his heart to recognize his goodness. This is another awesome version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast 2014)

This is a French romantic thriller based on the story of Beauty and the Beast that comes out in 2015.

Beastly (2011)

A Beauty and Beast love story for teenagers: This is about a wealthy, arrogant, popular, and self-centered student who shows no respect for his classmates. He invites Kendra to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes him ugly and tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will have to stay that way forever. This movie teaches many lessons about the outward appearance as well as the inner beauty. It is a movie that you must see and help you learn about yourself.

The Beautiful Beast (2013)

Another classic Beauty-and-the-Beast tale that is sort of different from the original story. In this movie, Isabelle is a spoiled, rich girl who spends her time on herself, partying and spending money like crazy. When Isabelle injures herself on a ski trip and gets lost, a man named Jeremy finds her. Jeremy lives alone and is hiding from everyone. He's the first person to deal with Isabella's selfish ways head-on and gradually, she begins to change.

Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale (2007)

This movie also goes by the name, Belle and the Beast. Eric is known to be such a cold, bitter, selfish man that people have given him the nickname "The Beast." But Belle is caring and kind, a hard worker who helps anyone she can. Belle’s father accidentally breaks a costly piece of art at Eric's mansion. Eric gets very angry and Belle has to work to save her father's job. She has to put up with a lot of Eric’s ways, but discovers something else about him. It is a beautiful modern story of beauty and the beast.

Note: Check YouTube and you might find this movie listed there.

Blood of Beasts (2005)

This Beauty and the Beast story is full of action and adventure, like a Viking version of Lord of the Rings. Freya, daughter of the king, must avenge her father by going to a cursed island where the horrible Beast lives. He is a man who was cursed to live as a monster, alone, and in shame. Freya stays on the island with Beast so he will free her best friend Ingrid and her father. She becomes close to Beast and eventually cares for him and sees past his monster-like appearance. Check out the trailer to see a preview of this movie.


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    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Africa

      There is a movie, beauty and the beast in 1946, not 1960. You can check that out and see.

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      4 years ago

      Hello, am looking for a movie (TV-movie maybe?) where story was similar but in modern days ( 1960s or so) and only in the last 3 minutes it showed fantastic elements like the Diana statue shooting and the transformation. Any ideas?

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Africa

      Hi HannahK, Not at this moment. I will keep looking though.

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      5 years ago

      Do you know where I can find Beautiful Beast online to watch?

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Africa

      Thanks for the comment. The beauty and the beast: A latter day tale is also wonderful.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for this presentation. The movies all seem interesting, but I do not like the ugly beasts. Perhaps "Beautiful Beast" is worth a try.


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