Most Popular "Folk Song" Titles
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2. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 54,046 | Gross: $25.81M
3. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Votes: 13,301 | Gross: $19.99M
4. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 42,552 | Gross: $0.01M
5. The Proposition (2005)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Votes: 45,344 | Gross: $1.90M
6. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,064 | Gross: $4.37M
8. American Pop (1981)
R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Music
The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.
Votes: 3,490 | Gross: $6.00M
10. Songcatcher (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music
After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $3.05M
11. Song of Granite (2017)
104 min | Biography, Drama
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in THE SONG IN GRANITE, an audacious exploration of the man and his music... See full summary »
Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.01M
14. Ashug-Karibi (1988)
73 min | Drama
Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »
15. Hallelujah (1929)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical
In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »
16. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.62M
17. Misty (1976)
100 min | Drama
Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.
18. Leadbelly (1976)
PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »
19. Tovarich (1937)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »
20. Hating kapatid (2010)
Rica (Judy Ann Santos) and Cecil (Sarah Geronimo) are sisters who grow up with their Lola Amor (Gina Pareño) while their parents (Tonton Gutierrez & Cherry Pie Picache) work abroad. Rica ... See full summary »
21. Passion (1999)
102 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.
22. Zonda: folclore argentino (2015)
85 min | Documentary, Musical
Poetic, riveting and moving, Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage.
Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Ploning (2008)
106 min | Drama, Romance
Ploning, is a story of one mans search for the enigmatic woman who has deeply wounded him in the past. Having grown up in an illegal Taiwanese fishing vessel, Rodrigo (30 years old) returns... See full synopsis »
26. The Singing Revolution (2006)
Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music
Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of ... See full summary »
Votes: 547 | Gross: $0.33M
29. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Votes: 172 | Gross: $0.09M
30. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.05M
31. ...a pozdravuji vlastovky (1972)
90 min | Biography, Drama, War
Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »
32. Geraldine (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Janey Edwards, working for Cambria Records, is managing the personal appearance tour of sobbing songster Billy Weber, and Janey is disgusted when Billy leaves her at Santa Fe College with ... See full summary »
33. Neurosia: Fifty Years of Perversion (1995)
Unrated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Neurosia is the autobiography of the director Rosa von Praunheim. The movie begins with Rosa presenting his autobiography in a movie theater. Before the film begins, he is shot. But - his ... See full summary »
35. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
105 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »
36. Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)
98 min | Comedy
An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.
37. Astro Mayabang (2010)
90 min | Comedy
Astro is Filipino and he is proud of it. He flaunts it through his clothes, accessories, and collections of CDs, posters, and post cards of the Filipino achievers he idolizes. He comes ... See full summary »
38. Yunost Maksima (1935)
92 min | Drama, History, War
A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism and revolutionary boiling in the days of 1907. ... See full summary »
40. Zemaljski dani teku (1979)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
An old sea captain has lived on his own as long as he has been able to. Between his pension and the portraits he paints for a little spending money, he has done all right. However, the day ... See full summary »
43. Glamour Girl (1948)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »
44. Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)
88 min | Drama
Mr. Tsurujiro is a Japanese folk singer assisted by Ms. Tsuruhachi on the shamisen. The pair is popular, but he nitpicks often on her music and so they split. She marries a benefactor, but after a joint show, feels music is above marriage.
47. Kang ding qing ge (2010)
This romantic drama, named for the famous Kangding folk song, focuses on the lasting love between Li Sujie, a young Han Chinese engineer, and Dawa, a Tibetan serf. The couple meet in 1950 ... See full summary »
49. Ayúdeme usted compadre (1968)
115 min | Musical
A select group of immortal Chilean songs, from folklore and pop, that show us the beauty and diversity of this country. A must-see for every Chilean, and for every music lover.