Most Popular "Folk Tale" Titles
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1. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
2. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
3. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Musical
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
4. Song of the Sea (2014)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.
5. 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.
6. Song of the South (1946)
Approved | 94 min | Animation, Family, Music
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.
Writers: Joel Chandler Harris, Dalton S. Reymond, Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Vernon Stallings, Morton Grant, Maurice Rapf | Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten
8. Katalin Varga (2009)
82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been ... See full summary »
9. Heaven on Earth (2008)
106 min | Drama
Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.
11. Frosty (1964)
84 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A fairy-tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
12. For Those in Peril (2013)
92 min | Drama
Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »
14. Pathfinder (1987)
86 min | Adventure, Action, Drama
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »
15. Greedy Guts (2000)
132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »
16. Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the ... See full summary »
17. Viy (1967)
77 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Writers: Konstantin Ershov, Nikolai Gogol, Georgiy Kropachyov, Aleksandr Ptushko | Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov
18. Bagpuss (1974– )
15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily ... See full summary »
19. 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.
20. Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be ... See full summary »
21. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)
88 min | Drama
A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.
22. Semum (2008)
116 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Director Hasan Karacadag argues that he tried to create a model of a Turkish-Islamic horror film and that he would make the world recognize this model, of which he sees "Semum" as the first... See full summary »
26. Die Geschichte vom Brandner Kaspar (2008)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
70-year old Brandner Kaspar lives with his granddaughter Nannerl in the mountains at the Schliersee. As he is visited by the Death and wants to take him, Brandner Kaspar tricks him and gets another 20 years of life.
28. How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)
96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as a servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »
30. The Fox's Widow (1962)
15 min | Short, Animation, Family
Based on a Norwegian folk tale, with the addition of a second tale and a scene from a third. - The basic story: Mr. Fox is dead. His widow, Reve-enka (literally "the fox widow"), sits alone... See full summary »
31. Anansi the Spider (1969)
10 min | Animation, Short, Family
This animated African folk tale features the trickster character Anansi, a spider with human qualities. When Anansi goes on a voyage and falls into trouble, his six sons come to his rescue.... See full summary »
32. Mount Head (2002)
10 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can't stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head. He cuts it off; it grows back. After a while, he gives up and lets ... See full summary »
34. 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 »
36. Snaker (2001)
Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Based on a Cambodian folk tale. In a small Thai village, Nhi comes across a Snake Immortal and falls in love with him. She becomes pregnant by the snake, but does not tell her husband. When... See full summary »
38. Suburban Sasquatch (2004 Video)
97 min | Horror
When a giant blood-thirsty anthropoid goes on a killing in a sprawling suburban park area, it's up to a couple of rangers, a reporter and a mystical Native-American Warrior to try and stop it.
39. What's Love Doing in the Mountains? (2005)
PG | 28 min | Short, Drama
Hasan, a young farmer who lives in a small village in western Turkey, asks permission to marry his lover, Ayse. Her father, the landlord of the village, decides to test Hasan's courage and ... See full summary »
This documentary begins with Ken Russell posing the question: "What is a true English folk song, if there is such a thing?" After recieving an indifferent response from his dog, Ken ... See full summary »
46. Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (1981)
11 min | Short, Animation, Family
In this African Folktale, the Sun (in a round, orange mask) and the Moon (in a purple, rhombus-shaped mask) once lived as husband and wife in a hut on land. When they invite too many people... See full summary »