The Princess Bride

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Writer: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay)
Run time: 98 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations.

A young woman named Buttercup (Robin Wright) lives on a farm in the country of Florin. Whenever she gives her farm boy Westley (Cary Elwes) an order, he answers “as you wish” and happily complies. Westley leaves to seek his fortune so they can marry, but his ship is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who famously never leaves anyone alive. Five years later, Buttercup reluctantly agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), heir to the throne of Florin, but before the wedding, she is kidnapped by three outlaws.

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