7 Modern-Day Movies that Are Fairytales in Disguise

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Beauty and the Beast = Edward Scissorhands
The fairytale: Belle is a pure-hearted beauty who lives among terrible people. She begins living in a Beast's palace as a prisoner, but ... more 
Photo by: Wikipedia
Beauty and the Beast = Edward Scissorhands
The fairytale: Belle is a pure-hearted beauty who lives among terrible people. She begins living in a Beast's palace as a prisoner, but soon discovers her captor's pure and caring heart. Her jealous sisters trick her into returning home, and the Beast nearly dies of heartbreak. Belle weeps over him and professes her love, causing the Beast to turn into a prince. The two get married.
The movie: Kim is a pure-hearted beauty who lives in a town of terrible people. She begins living with a new houseguest, the scary looking Edward Scissorhands, and soon discovers her cohabitant's pure and caring heart. Her jealous boyfriend attacks Edward, and Edward kills him. Kim professes her love to Edward, causing literally nothing to change. The two never see each other again.
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 11:55 AM EDT

Adaptations of classic stories are absolutely necessary. When people change, so too must the literature those people are subjected to. Archetypal fairytale princesses are great and all, but we can do a lot better in the role model department. Give me alien-killing astronauts over dressed-up royals any day - they are fully capable of taking care of themselves, and their clothes are probably a lot comfier. In light of our changing society and because I'm in a particularly feminist mood today, here are 7 modern-day movies that are unexpectedly similar to some of our most beloved fairytales. You'll be surprised just how much these edgy updates have in common with their spellbinding predecessors. -By Caitlin Morton

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