Best Sci-fi Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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24. The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

Released on: June 2, 2016

Directed by: Pearry Reginald Teo

Written by: Josh Nadler, Pearry Reginald Teo

Starring: Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall

Imagine if Sleeping Beauty was brought into the 21st Century. That’s precisely what this film dares to do, and frankly, it does it well. In this version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty is not a damsel in distress, but a spirit guide that has been confined to a castle, forever doomed to haunt it, since the Crusades.

When the “new guy” moves in, he has no idea what he’s in for, and he finds out the hard way when he begins getting haunted by the curse of the Sleeping Beauty. And yes, spoiler alert: he does rescue the princess in the end. Aw!