Most Popular "Based On Folk Tale" Titles
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1. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Writers: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
2. Robin Hood (1973)
G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.
Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov
3. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
PG | 137 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
4. Puss in Boots (2011)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.
5. The Shaolin Temple (1982)
95 min | Action, Drama
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »
7. Love Hina (2000– )
TV-14 | 544 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »
8. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
82 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.
9. Flirting Scholar (1993)
102 min | Comedy, Romance
A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.
10. A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fantasy adventure about the arrival of Buddhism in China. When the Goddess of Happiness tosses the Longevity Monk and his disciples out of heaven (because the Monkey King tried to attain ... See full summary »
11. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
11 min | Animation, Short, Drama
A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect...
12. The Story of the Fox (1930)
65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »
Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive
14. A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The convoluted continuation of the adventures of the time-traveling, now-human Monkey King, who attempts to fulfill his divine destiny.
15. Sedmero (2015)
103 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A young girl takes a hard task. She must try to save her brothers and get rid of the curse placed on them by their mother. It is a story of courage, perseverance, but also of the power of words, truth and true love.
16. The Little Match Girl (1928)
40 min | Short, Drama
An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.
17. Keloglan (1971)
Keloglan (Bald Boy) is a poor villager, one day he learns the Sultan's Daughter is sick and can't wake up since a long time and the Sultan gave a word he will marry his daughter with ... See full summary »
18. Ilya and the Robber (2007)
80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Ilya Muromets has to rescue his trusty horse Burushka and Kiev treasury from the greedy hands of famous bandit, Solovey-Razboynik.
20. Kothanodi (2015)
120 min | Fantasy | Post-production
Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.
23. Tiyanaks (2007)
Action, Horror, Thriller
Against the advice of a concerned mythology professor, a group of school friends decide to take an out of town trip during the holy week. When they first leave on their vacation, Shiela, ... See full summary »
38. The Hotan Carpet Tale (2013)
12 min | Animation, Short
A proverb says that it's easier to gather sand with a needle than to weave a carpet. A Hotan carpet tells an epic tale in which the carpet itself is the motif - a legend of the predators ... See full summary »
48. The Gifts of the Black Raven (2013)
12 min | Animation, Short
Gocha is always cheerful and welcoming to his friends. It's a pity that he sometimes has nothing to offer. Once, his visitors turned out to be birds with their King Raven. The host decides to do his best to please his guests.