The Princess Bride

Genre:  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: September 25, 1987

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
based on 683 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Margery Mason


A grandfather (Falk) reads a story to his grandson (Savage) about a beautiful young woman named Buttercup (Wright), who is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the detestable Prince Humperdinck (Sarandon). Her childhood sweetheart, Westley (Elwes), embarks on a journey to save her.

Director: Rob Reiner
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman
Screenplay: William Goldman

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  • 5 stars "A wonderful movie for the entire family to see"
  • 5 stars "This is the only movie I would actually go out and buy."
  • 1 star "The smugness oozes off the screen."