Quiet on the Set, the Tooth Fairy is Here!

Friday is movie night, when the whole family curls up on the couch with popcorn bowls and healthy snacks. The lights are dim, the blankets are out, everything is ready. There’s only one thing left to do: choose a movie. Don’t fall victim to the endless Netflix scroll! If your child recently lost a tooth and is pining for the magical sprite to be on her way with tiny gifts, a Tooth Fairy film is a great option. These big-screen portrayals are entertaining for children and adults alike. 

Rise of the Guardians

If you’re looking for an animated gem, Rise of the Guardians is your pick. This Dreamworks flick tells the story of several festive figures, including Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and our personal favorite, the Tooth Fairy, as they team up to stop a villain named Pitch Black. Released to impressive critical reception, Rise of the Guardians garnered several award nominations, including one for Best Animated Feature Film at the Golden Globes. The Tooth Fairy, a cute, hummingbird-like critter voiced by Isla Fisher, is a bouncy, bubbly spin on the tradition, with an important role in the film.

The Tooth Fairy

When you think of the Tooth Fairy, you probably don’t think bulging muscles and a chiseled jaw. But Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson trades his typical action hero role for wings and a smile in this heartwarming feature. Johnson plays a hard-hitting, no-nonsense hockey player forced to “serve time” as a Tooth Fairy. This one is sure to get some laughs from your kids, and watching the former WWE-superstar flutter around will get some from you too.

The Tooth Fairy 2

That’s right. They made another one. Only this time, it’s not a hockey-padded Dwayne Johnson, but a denim-clad Larry the Cable Guy. The comedian of “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” fame dons a pink tutu and wand in this sequel, where his Tooth Fairy disbelief lands him in the role himself. Like its predecessor, this movie is full of silly moments and lessons about the value of childlike belief. Kids will love its slapstick comedy, and adult fans of Larry the Cable Guy will enjoy seeing some of the humor that made him famous.


The early 2000s saw the Disney Channel churn out classics like High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls, but the 90s had some made-for-TV treasures as well. Case in point: Toothless. Here, we see Kristie Allie as a successful dentist who passes away and ends up in Limbo, where she must earn her way to Heaven by performing “community service” as the Tooth Fairy. Allie’s character will get kids excited about the Tooth Fairy while teaching what’s important in life.

Santa Clause 2

Okay, this one isn’t really about the Tooth Fairy, but it does feature her. If you’re nearing the holiday season and one of your children loses a tooth, here’s a portrayal you can enjoy with your eggnog. Played by Art LeFleur, the Tooth Fairy serves on the Council of Legendary Figures along with Tim Allen’s Santa and several familiar faces (Easter Bunny, Cupid, Mother Nature, etc.). LeFleur’s fairy is both humorous and good-natured, and this movie provides yet another take on his or her role in our lives, all while getting you in the holiday spirit.

The Hairy Tooth Fairy

In Spanish folklore, the Tooth Fairy sometimes isn’t a fairy at all, but a rodent – a friendly, tooth-collecting rat named Ratoncito Pérez. This Spanish-Argentine animated comedy explores that tradition with levity, humor, and suspense. If you love foreign films, cute critters, and engaging with different cultural legends, The Hairy Tooth Fairy is a fantastic choice. Not only will it present a new, intriguing perspective on our fairy friend, but it can also help children study a new language!

Popular culture is expanding the Tooth Fairy’s story all the time, giving us plenty of sidesplitting, zany representations. The commonality between them? Every Tooth Fairy, from The Rock to Ratoncito Perez, loves teeth in tip-top shape. Each of these films offers a chance to teach about good, consistent dental health. For tips, ideas, and stories that go beyond movie night, make sure to follow Flutterpop on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.