Most Popular Folktale Movies and TV Shows
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3. Onibaba (1964)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror
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.
4. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 Video)
G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.
5. Swan Lake (1981)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A prince falls in love with a princess cursed to change into a swan by day, but their love is threatened by the sorcerer who keeps her imprisoned.
9. The Dove's Lost Necklace (1991)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
This second feature in Nacer Khemir's "Desert Trilogy" is a visually ravishing folktale reminiscent of THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. The story revolves around Hassan, who is studying Arabic ... See full summary »
10. Snow White (1984)
90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
11. Banshee Blacktop, an Irish Ghost Story (2016)
91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
12. Children (II) (2018)
20 min | Short, Horror | Completed
Welcome to the sleepy town of Autumn, where it has become increasingly common for boys to disappear, but where are they going? Who is taking them? This has been a mystery for generations - until now.
13. Town Musicians of Bremen (1989)
86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
14. The Black Rider (1990 TV Movie)
129 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
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.
18. Arrow to the Sun (1973)
12 min | Animation, Short, Family
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 »
22. Tezen (2016)
26 min | Short, Drama
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.
29. Dancing Waters (2006)
6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
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.
31. Ways of Talking: Persuading, Explaining, Instructing (2011– )
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 »
32. Mearra: Selkie from the Sea (2015 TV Movie)
57 min | Musical
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 »
33. Teh-Li Po: An Appalachian Legend (2012)
15 min | Short, History, Horror | Completed
Tailypo is an old folktale popularized in the Appalachian region of America. An old man living in the woods, short on food, crosses paths with a strange creature with a long tail. The old ... See full summary »
34. Suba sang Malogo (2017)
13 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Oscar is a man whose sorrow echoes at the river. He laments the death of his wife by disproving an urban legend, and he is ready for whatever crosses his path --- even death.
35. Stockflame (2005)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy
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.