Through the years, there have been several inspired Cinderella movie. Cinderella is more than just a Disney princess, it’s an idea, it’s a theme, it’s a concept. Cinderella can be related to a love story, to a family with mistreated children. Here are many of the different versions, each of these movies are somehow related to the initial idea of what Cinderella is.

Cinderella (1950):

In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella’s father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, lead by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history

Lady and the Tramp (1955):

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. Jim Dear and Darling introduce Lady to the infant. Soon after, Jim Dear and Darling decide to go on a trip together, leaving their Aunt Sarah to look after the baby and the house. Aunt Sarah, however, hates dogs and refuses to let Lady near the baby. When Lady clashes with Aunt Sarah’s two trouble-making Siamese cats, Si and Am, she takes Lady to a pet shop to get a muzzle. A terrified Lady escapes, but is pursued by some street dogs. Tramp sees the chase and rescues Lady. The two then visit a zoo, where Tramp tricks a beaver into removing the muzzle. That night, Tramp shows Lady how he lives “footloose and collar-free”, culminating in a candlelit Italian dinner. Can you see the cinderella effect in this movie? Just think of the cats as stepsisters…

Glass Slipper (1955):

In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke’s castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her.

If the shoe fits (1990):

A modern Cinderella in Paris: While the plain Kelly Carter jobs as a gadrobiere for the famous fashion designer Francesco, she dreams of designing shoes for him. However she can’t win his attention… until she meets a good fairy on the street, who enchants a pair of Kelly’s shoes, so that she turns into supermodel Prudence whenever she wears them. She attends one of Francesco’s balls and immediately wins his heart. Now, how can she make him love her real self?

Ever After (1998):

With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home.

A Cinderella story (2004):

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery (Hilary Duff) is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau, Austin (Chad Michael Murray) at the school’s Halloween dance. Sam’s wicked stepsisters go through her email conversations with Austin and humiliate her in front of the whole school.

Ella enchanted (2004):

Ella (Anne Hathaway) is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for who she’s falling for.

Cinderella Man (2005):

James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) was a light heavyweight boxer, who was forced to retired from the ring after breaking his hand in his last fight. His wife Mae (Renee Zellweger) had prayed for years that he would quit boxing, before becoming permanently injured. To support his family, Braddock works as a laborer at the docks, but he still has a dream to box. Several years after his last fight, Braddock’s old manager wants him to be a last-minute substitute to fight against the second-ranked world contender. In this case, Braddock is one of those hungry fighters who astonishes everyone by winning the fight. Braddock is back in the ring and begins to win all his fights against younger, stronger, and heavier boxers. In a sports article, Braddock is named the “Cinderella Man” for his miraculous comeback. Braddock gets a chance to fight the heavyweight champion, Max Baer (Craig Bierko), for the title. Max Baer had killed two men in the ring, and everybody believed Braddock would be number three. As the underdog, Braddock became the champion of the downtrodden masses.

Another Cinderella story (2008):

A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams (Selena Gomez) at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in front of him, he sets out to find his masked beauty.

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