* AdaptationDisplacement: Many who can quote the movie from end-to-end don't even realize there ''is'' a book.
** In the introduction to more recent printings of the book, William Goldman says flat-out that if you are picking it up for the first time, it's probably because you've seen the film.
** It says quite a bit when on the wiki pages where this is mentioned, it usually goes under "Film" rather than "Literature".
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The ending song performed by Willy [=DeVille=].
** Also the soundtrack. In the last sword fight, the timing of the music is perfect with the choreography, and the chords embody the dramatic tension and climax of the scene. This happens throughout the movie, but here it is most noticeable.
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: Many guys hear the title and [[ChickFlick instantly scoff]], refusing to ever watch it. Much like the [[ThisLoserIsYou boy in the movie, itself]].
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* CultClassic
* DownerEnding: At the end of the book, the characters are on the run, with indications of trouble ahead and the Prince's forces slowly catching up to them. This is followed by one last 'editor's comment' from Goldman, saying that "life isn't very fair: it's just fairer than death, that's all."
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Inigo; Miracle Max and his wife.
** Especially Max and his wife. Inigo at least gets more than one scene.
* FountainOfMemes
* GirlShowGhetto: To compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis.
** Then again, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.
* HoYay: Humperdinck and Count Rugen anyone? And Inigo and Fezzik.
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:The Man in Black is Westley, and he has developed an immunity to iocane powder]].
* MagnificentBastard: The Man in Black [[spoiler:aka Westley.]]
* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/ThePrincessBride Enough to warrant its own subpage.]]
* NightmareFuel:
** The Pain Machine.
** The old lady. ''Boooo!''
* OneSceneWonder: Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the Miracle Max scene; Peter Cook's impressive clergyman; Mel Smith's Albino.
* OlderThanTheyThink:
** Parodied in the book, with an explanation that a scene with Fezzik and Inigo going on minor quests to save Westley was 'cut' because it seemed like a ripoff of ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'', even though the 'original version' came out first. (Unfortunately, the film cut out even a mention of the "deleted scene," which made Fezzik's possession of a holocaust cloak -- which he acquires ''for'' that scene -- seem very out-of-left-field. Many would argue this [[TropesAreNotBad isn't a bad thing]].)
** In the film he gets the cloak from Miracle Max.
** Vizzini saying "All aboard!". The book notes that this was before trains, but the saying actually comes from carpenters loading lumber, and this was well after carpenters.
* TheWoobie: Fezzik. Not so much in the movie, but after learning that in the book his parents forced him into wrestling at the age of nine and threatened to leave him forever if he wouldn't fight, you start to feel sorry for him.
** Similarly, Inigo. He grew up dirt-poor, and only had his father. Then, a nobleman kills his father for taking offense when the nobleman refuses to pay more than a tenth of the agreed-upon price for the sword he commissioned. Not only that, but in the book, plenty of villagers knew the nobleman murdered Domingo Montoya. They all just let him leave though, because there was no way they could convict him of his crime.
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''Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You caused an EditWar. PrepareToDie.''
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