Last Updated on 15 September 2023
Hansel and Gretel is one of the most popular fairy tales of all time. That story was actually the winner of our Favorite Fairy Tales voting bracket.
Here is a list of all the movies based on the Hansel and Gretel story. The synopses are taken from IMDb, which is where the links go.
1909 – Hansel and Gretel
The illusive and imaginative quality of the fairy tale has been fully preserved in this Edison production, and those who have read the story, or who have heard the opera, will find new interest in it and enjoy the original and logical denouement which comes as a surprise at the end.
1923 – Hansel and Gretel
A silent short directed by Alfred J. Goulding
An “electronic puppet” version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck’s music.
1954 – Hansel and Gretel
A German version. A Brothers Grimm fairy tale involving siblings finding a gingerbread house in the middle of the forest owned by an evil witch who captures them and by fattening them, intends to have them for her meal.
1958 – Hansel and Gretel
Musical retelling of the classic fairy tale, with score by Alec Wilder and William Engvick.
1977 – Hansel & Gretel
A short Depression-era version
1983 – Hansel and Gretel
This is Tim Burton’s Disney Channel Halloween film short that only aired once. It combines live action and stop-motion, making for a creepy adventure into the woods.
1988 – Hansel and Gretel
An American/Israeli musical version. After being told to leave their home by their mother, Hansel and Gretel wrongly walk into the ‘North woods’ were they discover a delicious gingerbread house. Unbeknownst to them it’s a witch that lives there.
1992 – Hansel and Gretel
An Australian version by Opera Australia.
2002 – Hansel & Gretel
A modern retelling of the classic tale. Teen siblings must escape from a psychotic recluse living in the woods.
2003 – Jonukas ir Grytute
A Lithuanian version that is a combination of a crime fiction, a melodrama, a comedy, a horror film, and a fairy-tale.
2007 – Hansel & Gretel
Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie musical score.
2007 – Hansel and Gretel
A Korean version. After meeting a mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.
2013 – Hansel & Gretel
In this modern retelling of the classic horror tale, teen siblings are enslaved by a psychotic recluse within her gruesome house of horrors in the woods.
2013 – Hansel and Gretel Get Baked
A brother and sister battle a witch who lures teenagers into her suburban home with her special blend of marijuana where she then proceeds to kill and eat them to maintain her youth and beauty.
Twins discover a coven of witches. The brother is recruited to join while the sister uncovers their heritage as witch slayers. When the brother is supposed to sacrifice his sister they instead team up to destroy the Witch of the Woods.
Brother/sister duo Hansel and Gretel are professional witch-hunters who help innocent villagers. One day they stumble upon a case that could hold the key to their past.
2020 – Gretel & Hansel
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
A short musical version directed by Alex Preston
Hansel and Gretel have fled the gingerbread house, but what if the wicked witch survived after all?