Most Popular "Folk Hero" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- Instant Watch Options
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
2. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
3. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
60 min | Adventure, History, Western
Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
4. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
5. Hercules in New York (1969)
G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
7. Convoy (1978)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
8. Robin and Marian (1976)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
9. Money for Nothing (1993)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He... See full summary »
10. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
12. Miles from Home (1988)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
13. Jesse James (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
15. The Harder They Come (1972)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.
16. Madame Satã (2002)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro.
17. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994 TV Movie)
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Hercules and Deianeira go in search of fire to save the world from cold. All the world's fire are fast going out. Hercules' father, Zeus, is on hand to help (and sometime hinder) the two.
18. Last Hero in China (1993)
111 min | Action, Comedy, History
Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
19. 12 Paces without a Head (2009)
108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
East Fresia 1401: the era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon... See full summary »
20. Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)
101 min | Action
Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong ... See full summary »
21. Where's Jack? (1969)
G | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime
Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London. Jack is working as an apprentice to a clockmaker when his brother Tom is ... See full summary »
22. Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)
95 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.
23. The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
93 min | Comedy, Drama
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »
24. Gunmen of Rio Grande (1964)
85 min | Western
Famed marshal Wyatt Earp is sent to clean up a lawless mining town on the Mexican border.
Writers: Tulio Demicheli, Guy Lionel, Gene Luotto, Chen Morrison, Giovanni Simonelli, Natividad Zaro, Italo Zingarelli | Director: Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Guy Madison, Fernando Sancho, Madeleine Lebeau, Gérard Tichy
25. Stepping Razor: Red X (1993)
103 min | Documentary
On a fall night in 1987, three men forced their way into Peter Tosh's home in Kingston, Jamaica. Inside, they drew guns and forced their way upstairs where they confronted Tosh and some ... See full summary »
26. The Fury of Hercules (1962)
97 min | Adventure
In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.
Writers: M. D'Amiens, Arpad DeRiso, John Davis Hart, Larry Madison, Gianfranco Parolini, Giovanni Simonelli, Sergio Sollima | Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni, Elke Arendt
27. Kidnapped (1938)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1747 Jacobite Scotland young David Balfour's life is threatened by his greedy uncle who wishes to become heir to the considerable Balfour estate.
Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Sonya Levien, Eleanor Harris, Ernest Pascal, Edwin Blum | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Otto Preminger | Stars: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith
28. 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.
29. Hercules Against Rome (1964)
87 min | Adventure, History
Hercules comes from Greece to Ravenna, Italy, because a friend from childhood days has sent for him: Hercules should help the Roman Emperor who is in danger because of an intrigue lead by ... See full summary »
30. Hereward the Wake (1965– )
25 min | Drama
Hereward, son of Duke Leofric and Lady Godiva, fought a long and ultimately hopeless guerilla war against the invading forces of William the Conqueror in the fens of Lincolnshire, betrayed not only by his allies but by his own weaknesses.
31. Tell (2007)
96 min | Comedy
William Tell, the number one "Swiss" hero is about to rock the screens. In reality, he's an Austrian dreaming of the Swiss passport. When noblemen send him on a mission to free the country ... See full summary »
32. The Stopwatch Gang (2012)
The FBI coined the name, "The StopWatch Gang," for the stopwatch worn during their bank robberies ranging from California to Florida. Using outrageous disguises such as wigs, sunglasses and... See full summary »
33. The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western
The last solo-starring feature film Bill Elliott made for Columbia, as his next eight westerns for Columbia featured Tex Ritter as his co-star. Young Dave Crockett and his sidekick ... See full summary »
35. Gaspard le bandit (2006 TV Movie)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Gaspard de Besse and his gang of highwaymen escaped the law for years in old monsieur de Morières's jurisdiction in rural, Ancient Régime France. When Gaspard is badly injured trough ... See full summary »
90 min | Comedy
Popular cheeky character from 19th century German literature, Bonifatius Kiesewetter, is a magnet for the ladies, but he has his eyes set on the Baroness, her daughters and her estate.
39. The Avenger (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Romance, Western
Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.
42. María Cano (1990)
106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Colombia 1920's. The country receives compensation for the separation of Panama and is open to foreign credit to undertake major development works. Growing mass of workers but not improve ... See full summary »
43. The Outlaw Lewis Redmond (2009)
TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary, Short
Storytellers, folklorists, historians and descendants recover the memory of the 'American Robin Hood,' 'Major' Lewis Redmond, at one time the most famous outlaw in the United States.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Davy Crockett Goes to Congress
Unrated | 53 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The second of five programs about Davy Crockett involves him being bored with life, so he and Georgie plan to resettle their families and file their claims. In town, Davy wins a gunfight ... See full summary »
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Mal and the crew of Serenity land to pick up some contraband In Canton, a township on Higgins' Moon, where labor is provided under servitude run by the local magistrate. Jayne had once ... See full summary »