The Little Mermaid (1989). Ariel is a mermaid with a fascination for the human world. She lives in Atlantis with her single father and six older sisters. After a storm, she rescues a human man - Prince Eric - and falls keenly in love with him, causing her to make a bargain with the sea witch to get legs in order to be with him. As a part of this bargain, she loses her voice - the only part of her that Eric remembers. With the Sea Witch’s deadline, Ariel has to woo Eric in three days to keep her legs and her life.
This film means a lot to me on a whole lot of different levels and one day I’ll write about that properly. But not now. Now, just know that this is a great film, a pinnacle, I believe, of Disney’s Golden Age and a wonderful representation of strong women, love, father-daughter relations and faith, not in higher powers, but in each other. It’s beautifully directed, written and scored and actually, a helluva lot better than a lot of the films nominated for bigger awards this year. But I’ll get to that. Eventually anyway.
Long story short - watch this movie. 9/10.