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4,292 Ratings

The Princess Bride

Directed by Rob Reiner
United States, 1987
Adventure, Comedy, Family


The beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

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The Princess Bride Directed by Rob Reiner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

Toronto International Film Festival

1987 | Winner: People's Choice Award

Writers Guild of America

1988 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Screen)

Critics reviews

A fairytale for cynical seen-it-all-before kids, this is the most Goldmanesque of movies, romantic without being yucky, classical but quirky, tricky but this time not too tic-cy, tapping into a childlike yearning for heroism and adventure.
December 04, 2019
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Like many American children of the late eighties, I cannot count how many times I’ve seen The Princess Bride.Even the addition of a sixth finger on my right hand would not speed the process. For my generation, this is not just a movie; it’s a facet of our adolescence and a building block of our world-view.
October 30, 2018
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Rob Reiner’s friendly 1987 fairy-tale adventure delicately mines the irony inherent in its make-believe without ever undermining the effectiveness of the fantasy.
October 09, 1987
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