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1. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 45,072

2. Onibaba (1964)

Unrated | 103 min | Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 11,522

3. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,116

4. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 Video)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

Directors: John Lasseter, Dan Scanlon | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Wallis, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 5,820

5. Kothanodi (2015)

120 min | Fantasy

8.0
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Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.

Director: Bhaskar Hazarika | Stars: Seema Biswas, Asha Bordoloi, Pradhan Dewri, Adil Hussain

Votes: 79

6. Year of the Fish (2007)

96 min | Animation, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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53 Metascore

A rotoscope-animated modern-day Cinderella story set in the underbelly of New York's Chinatown.

Director: David Kaplan | Stars: Tsai Chin, Ken Leung, Randall Duk Kim, An Nguyen

Votes: 205

7. Hófehér (1984)

90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.9
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A farcical retelling of Snow White. Disillusioned Snow White isn't all that pretty or cute, her friends dwarfs aren't all that hospitable, her evil stepmother is an alcoholic and prince charming likes the ladies too much.

Director: József Nepp | Stars: Ferenc Kállai, János Körmendi, Ilona Béres, Judit Halász

Votes: 556

8. The Black Rider (1990 TV Movie)

129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

9.3
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Inspired by the German folktale "Der Freischütz". Wilhelm, a file clerk, falls in love with a huntsman's daughter. In order to marry, Wilhelm must prove his worth as a hunter and gain her father's approval.

Stars: Jan Moritz Steffen, Heinz Vossbrink, Susanne Eisenkolb, Jörg Holm

Votes: 33

9. A Tale of Two Humans

Drama | Announced

Set once upon a time on a remote Irish island buffeted by relentless Atlantic storms, a simple peasant couple long to have a child in a universe that seems to be conspiring against them. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Nobile

10. Los 4 músicos de Bremen (1989)

86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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Based on the Brothers Grimm folktale, four aging farm animals, a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster, leave their farms to become musicians in Bremen and enjoy life. However, they find a den of thieves and decide to outsmart them.

Director: Cruz Delgado | Stars: Rafael Alonso Naranjo Jr., Gonzalo Durán, Eduardo Jover, Claudio Serrano

Votes: 133

11. Amores Muertos (2011)

8 min | Short, Romance

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Not accepting the death of her lover 'Ruben', Amanda tries to reach 'Death' to try and get him back.

Director: Alex Flores | Stars: Samantha Avila, David Baracskai, Galicia Bloom, Maritza Brikisak

12. Ang pamana (2006)

Drama

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Director: Romeo Candido | Stars: Darrel Gamotin, Caroline Mangosing, Nadine Villasin, Nicco Lorenzo Garcia

Votes: 22

13. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to a castle in Germany and investigates sightings of a mysterious monster.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Gerald B. Browning, Marianna de Fazio, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Votes: 29

14. The Crane Wife (2012)

Short, Drama

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A poor man nurses an injured crane back to health and sets it free. This simple act of kindness changes his life forever.

Director: Alexa DiCambio | Stars: Michael Whitney Hyde, Thia Stephan, James Murphy, Mich Zeman

15. Arrow to the Sun (1973)

12 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.5
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Based on a folktale from the Acoma Pueblo Native Americans of the southwest, this beautifully animated film tells the story of a mysterious boy's search for his father, the God of the Sun. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald McDermott | Star: Joquin Brant

Votes: 6

16. Litoral (2008– )

240 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Santiago Meneghello, Daniel Kiblisky, Francisca Walker, Héctor Aguilar

Votes: 7

17. La Recta Provincia (2007– )

180 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Bélgica Castro, Ignacio Agüero, Ángel Parra, Javiera Parra

Votes: 37

18. Banshee Blacktop, an Irish Ghost Story (2016)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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A drifter is picked up by police in connection with the disappearance of a young couple on a remote, windswept island months before. But the drifter turns the table on their investigation and relates a tale of madness and the supernatural.

Director: Sean Garland | Stars: Bernadette Carlin, Ken Doyle, Liam Halligan, Dylan Kennedy

19. Mearra: Selkie from the Sea (2015 TV Movie)

57 min | Musical

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Mearra - Selkie from the Sea presents an enigmatic and bittersweet story of love, loss, and transformation that begins with Mearra, a young Selkie maiden, falling in love with Ian, a lonely... See full summary »

Director: Chris Olsen | Stars: Linda Marie Smith, Robert Arendt, Sarah Chalcroft, Chris Corsale

20. Tezen (2016)

26 min | Short, Drama

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A restless daughter meets a spirit-fish who gives her pure water but as her family devours the delicious water, they begin to suspect more than the origin of its taste.

Director: Shirley Bruno | Stars: Jerbilande Charles, Louvanksy Charles, Madame Dieucibon Charles, Monsieur Dieucibon Charles

21. Ways of Talking: Persuading, Explaining, Instructing (2011– )

29 min

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This programme presents three Ways of Talking, as persuading , explaining and instruction. Persuading is demonstrated through animations with Judge Jenny Folk Court where folktale ... See full summary »

Stars: Margo Cargill, Pauline Eyer, Carola Insolera, Gerard Mcdermott

22. Stockflame (2005)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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Matthew Stockflame feels impelled to fight against Doc Wood an ancient demon and arch-enemy of his family. He receives help from a ghost knight and his army.

Directors: Christopher M. Peckham, Ludwig Szebel | Stars: Bodo Bach, Roberto Cappelluti, Vince Ebert, Joshua Fenslau

Votes: 25

23. Gasa lamai singye (1989)

Drama

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Director: Ugyen Wangdi

24. A Friend of the Devil (2012)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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A young woodcutter seeks the help of the Devil to win the heart of his beloved.

Director: Conall Pendergast | Stars: Luis Fernandes, Conall Pendergast, Kate Werneburg, Jenny Westoby

25. Closer

Short, Fantasy, Horror | Post-production

This is a tale where the borders between the worlds had vanished into one person.

Director: Andrew Ogorodnikov | Stars: Anastasia Mikhailova, Andrew Ogorodnikov, Yuriy Zhirov, Igor Mikhailov

26. Death of a Matriarch (2007)

3 min | Animation, Short

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Explains the origins of agriculture to mankind when two Brothers make a tragic mistake in dealing with their fears toward their Mother.

Director: Tak Masuda

27. The Moonbird (2010)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.4
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A dark fairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird.

Directors: Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod | Stars: Ophelia Colver, Rachel Ferjani

Votes: 13

28. Dancing Waters (2006)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Mother and daughter say farewell in a night of transformation. In the last evening they spent together, Maribel witnesses her mother's body become the spirit of the Sea.

Director: Claudia Molina | Stars: Alexandra Collins, Brenda Crichlow, Shallom Ly

29. Stories from My Childhood (1981– )
Episode: Beauty and the Beast (A Tale of the Crimson Flower) (1998)

41 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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A Russian folk version of "The Beauty and the Beast".

Director: A. Lamanov | Stars: Amy Irving, Tim Curry, Robert Loggia, Catherine Gallant

Votes: 6

30. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Luck Child (1988)

24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.3
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When a cruel, cold-hearted king hears about the birth of a luck child prophesied to one day rule in his stead, he seeks out the child and tries to get rid of him. But luck is with the baby ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: John Hurt, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Jackson, Anthony O'Donnell

Votes: 103

31. The Storyteller (1987– )
Episode: The Soldier and Death (1988)

24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

9.0
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An honest soldier receives a ruby whistle, a comparable dance, an unbeatable deck of cards and a magic sack for being kind to three beggars. He defeats a bunch of devils by playing cards ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: John Hurt, Bob Peck, Stuart Richman, Walter Sparrow

Votes: 187