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01st Dec 2017

Here’s 10 fairytale romances to binge on Netflix this weekend

If you're not sick of the royals just yet...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement this week.

It was very exciting.

So, if you’re not at all sick of all things royal yet, here are 10 fairytale, princess story, rom-coms you can binge on this weekend.

Cinderella

After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her circumstances, she refuses to despair.

An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger (Richard Madden) she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who has a magic touch for ordinary things.

P.S. I Love You

When Gerry (Gerard Butler), the husband of Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), dies from an illness, she loses the love of her life. Knowing how hard Holly will take his death, Gerry plans ahead.

Beginning on her 30th birthday, she receives the first in a series of letters written by him, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward to a new life.

A Christmas Prince

An aspiring young journalist, Amber Moore, is sent to the foreign nation of Aldovia to cover a press conference regarding the crown prince Richard, who is set to take the throne following his father’s recent death. Richard is alleged to be an irresponsible playboy and is also rumoured to be planning to abdicate.

Though she hopes it will lead to a big break, the prince fails to appear for the press conference, frustrating the assembled journalists. However, Amber is soon mistaken for the new tutor of the young princess, Emily, and takes the opportunity to go undercover to investigate the rumours of abdication.

Maid In Manhattan

The story of Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez), a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel.

By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the pair together for a magical night of romance. When Marisa’s true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart.

Beauty and the Beast

In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, a lovely young woman, Beauty, always puts her family’s needs before those of her own, especially after her father loses their fortune.

Then, when her father garners the ire of a monstrous neighbour, she selflessly takes his punishment — imprisonment in a castle. Hardly seeing her captor in the beginning, Beauty eventually spends more time with the beast and begins to feel the power of love.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince is a feature length animated film inspired by the French novella Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943 by poet, author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In Osborne’s film, this fable of friendship, love, loss and loneliness is brought to the screen focusing on a young girl we come to know as “The Little Girl,” who is being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live.

As the little girl adjusts to a new home, school and surroundings, her world is suddenly interrupted by an eccentric, kind-hearted neighbour we come to know as “The Aviator.” “The Aviator” introduces her to a new world where anything is possible, a world that he himself was initiated into long ago by “The Little Prince.”

It’s there that “The Little Girl” embarks on a personal odyssey into the universe of “The Little Prince,” a world where it is only with your heart that you can see what is essentially invisible to the eye.

Monte Carlo

A young woman, her uptight step sister and her best friend use their savings for a long anticipated dream trip to Paris, which turns out to be a big disappointment. When they decide to take a break from their lousy tour and duck into the lobby of a luxury hotel, one of them is mistaken for a spoiled British heiress. Before they get the chance to reveal their true identities they are wrapped up in misadventures during a vacation to Monte Carlo instead.

Ella Enchanted

As a baby, Ella (Anne Hathaway) receives a visit from Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox), her fairy godmother, and is bestowed with a magical talent that requires her to obey anything that she is told to do. This proves to be more of a curse than a blessing, particularly once her mother dies and she is forced to live with the cruel Dame Olga (Joanna Lumley).

Eventually, Ella embarks on a journey to find Lucinda and break the spell, accompanied by the handsome Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy).

The Notebook

In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair.

In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.

Snow White

A prince, seeking the greatest treasure, stumbles upon seven little men guarding a coffin. They tell him the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess who was forced to run away from home after her jealous stepmother tried to have her killed.

When the evil queen realizes that the girl is still alive and living with the dwarfs, she sets out to destroy her only rival once and for all.