Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, 'The Princess Bride' had a modest box office success on its release in 1988, but has since become a cult classic.
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were swamps. Fire swamps, that is. Full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels. And the most beautiful woman in the world was named . . . Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale.
Beautiful young Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her.
★★★★★ "A risky piece of filmmaking that never feels so" - Ian Nathan, Empire