The upcoming movie ‘Damsel’ is a fantasy film that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directed. The plot surrounds a dutiful damsel named Princess Elodie. After she agrees to wed a handsome prince, she finds herself trapped and recruited as a sacrifice as a repayment of an ancient debt.
As she is thrown inside a cave in which a fire-breathing dragon resides, she becomes compelled to rely on her wits and willpower to survive.
British actress and producer Millie Bobby Brown has been cast as Princess Elodie in the upcoming movie.
Brown came to prominence for her portrayal of Eleven in the popular sci-fi series Netflix– ‘Stranger Things‘. She is also renowned for starring as Enola Holmes in the Enola Holmes film series.
Other cast members of the upcoming movie include Nick Robinson playing Prince Henry, Angela Bassett playing Elodie’s stepmother Lady Bayford, Robin Wright playing Queen Isabelle, Ray Winstone playing the King, Brooke Carter, Shohreh Aghdashloo, etc. The film is set to be released on October 13, 2023, on Netflix.
In this article, we have listed a number of other films that you must watch if you are intrigued by the plot of ‘Damsel’.
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5 Must-Watch Films Like ‘Damsel’:
Beauty and the Beast (2017)-
Bill Condon directed this musical romantic fantasy movie that is the live-action adaptation of the same named 1991 animated movie of Disney, both of which are based on the renowned fairy tale’s 1756 version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
In this movie, Emma Watson has portrayed the character of Belle, a good-hearted young courageous woman who is a bibliophile and seeks a life beyond the simplicity of her village.
Dan Stevens has portrayed the Beast, who is a cursed prince, destined to have his curse lifted only after someone loves him despite his beastly appearance. Emma Watson is most familiar with her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series and also her women’s rights works.
Dan Stevens is known for her portrayal of Matthew Crawley in the British historical drama series ‘Downton Abbey‘ from 2010 to 2012. The movie was released in the United States on March 17, 2017.
Catherine Called Birdy (2022)-
This medieval comedy movie has recently been released and adapted from the same named 1994 novel by Karen Cushman.
Bella Ramsey who rose to prominence after portraying Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s epic fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones‘, has starred in this movie as the titular character Lady Catherine or “Birdy”, the daughter of a lord in medieval England who keeps on thwarting her financially destitute parents’ plans to marry her off.
The movie premiered on September 12, 2022, at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later released on October 7 on Amazon Prime Video.
This fantasy action drama film is the live-action adaptation of the same named 1998 animated movie by Disney both of which are based on Chinese folklore of Ballad of Mulan.
The plot follows Hya Zhou, the eldest daughter of an honored lord in Imperial China, who, defying tradition and law, masquerades as a man in order to take the place of her ailing father during a general conscription to fight the Rouran army.
Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei portrayed the protagonist in the movie. The film won nominations for two Academy Awards and one British Academy Film Award. It was released in the United States on September 4, 2020.
The Princess (2022)-
Le-Van Kiet has directed this American period action thriller movie the plot of which revolves around a determined and courageous Princess.
As she finds herself kidnapped in a remote tower after she refuses to marry a cruel sociopath intending to usurp the throne of her father, the Princess becomes determined to save her family and kingdom.
Joey King portrayed the titular Princess in the movie. Other cast members include Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, Veronica Ngo, Ed Stoppard, Alex Reid, etc. The film was released on July 1, 2022, on Hulu.
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (2020)-
Anna Mastro directed this sci-fi fantasy superhero action movie the plot of which revolves around a rebellious princess named Samantha or Sam who is second in line to the throne.
She is not interested in aristocratic or royal life. But things take a new turn for her when she discovers that she possesses superpowers and is destined to protect the world.
American actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee portrayed Princess Sam in the movie. Other cast members include Niles Fitch, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Olivia Deeble, Noah Lomax, Ashley Liao, Sam Page, Skylar Astin, Élodie Yung, Sofia Pernas, Greg Bryk, etc. The film was released on September 25, 2020, on Disney+.