Based on legend movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on legend movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspenseful, tense, fairy tale, disturbing and serious films and TV shows about / with supernatural, medieval, heroes, magic, death, suspense, good versus evil, chase, legend and fight plots mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on legend: Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020), The Northman (2022), Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018), Mulan (2020), White Snake (2019), The Countess (2009), First Knight (1995), The Green Knight (2021), Robin Hood (2010), Beowulf (1999).

List of based on legend movies

Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A nine-tailed fox settles down in the city. A female television PD chases after the nine-tailed fox.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary, anime ...
Plot: past life, immortal, mythical creature, interspecies romance, spirit, reincarnation, supernatural, investigation, lost love, afterlife, possessed, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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The Northman (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Thriller
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save his mother, kill his uncle and avenge his ...
Style: thought provoking, dark, saga, cerebral, captivating ...
Plot: viking, revenge, prince, medieval, fight, sword, vengeance, sex scene, norse mythology, death of father, murder of father, male protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century, 10th century
Place: iceland, northern ireland, ukraine, norway, fictional island
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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted ...
Style: dark, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, captivating ...
Plot: found footage, ghost, mental institution, macabre, paranormal investigation, fear, night, supernatural horror, youth, vlogger, legend, friends ...
Place: south korea
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Mulan (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: China, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, stylized, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, teens
Plot: female warrior, martial arts, heroine, woman dressed as man, tough girl, disney, female protagonist, chinese woman, asian, mythical creature, sword, heroes ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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White Snake (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as ...
Style: exciting, light, captivating, anime, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ancient, snake, love, mythical creature, dragon, magical, good versus evil, legend, supernatural ability, magic, super powers, emperor ...
Place: china
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The Countess (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, dark, feminist film ...
Plot: countess, female protagonist, serial killer, female serial killer, bloodbath, death of husband, murder, impossible love, witchcraft, virgin, older woman younger man relationship, agony ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages
Place: hungary, europe, slovakia
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First Knight (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. ...
Style: epic, romantic, sentimental, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: knight, love triangle, king arthur, sword fight, arthurian legend, betrayal, medieval, love story, love, beautiful scenery, camelot, sword ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Green Knight (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Style: surreal, fairy tale, cerebral, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: myth, medieval, king arthur, ghost, warrior, monster, creature, fear, decapitation, arthurian legend, characters in danger, knight ...
Time: middle ages
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, robin hood, knight, fighting the system, sword fight, folk hero, archer, love and romance, betrayal, heroes, bow and arrow, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 19th century, 12th century
Place: england, france, london, europe
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Beowulf (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the ...
Style: dark fantasy, serious, suspenseful, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, monster, female warrior, medieval, warrior, sword, massacre, sword fight, martial arts, battles, fight, legend ...
Time: future, middle ages
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Troy: Fall of a City (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Australia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege of Troy.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: ancient history, siege, greek island, ancient, death, fight, greek mythology, infidelity, brother brother relationship, medieval, mythology, deception ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, murder, investigation, small town, legends and myths, goth, uncover truth, mysterious character, horseman, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, new york state
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, epic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, female fighter, heroic mission, martial arts, female soldier, tough girl, escapades, heroes, soldier, military, gender ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.
Style: fairy tale, epic, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: knight, arthurian legend, sword fight, king arthur, mythology, medieval, good versus evil, battles, legends and myths, magic, sword, legend ...
Time: middle ages, future, 5th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Green Snake (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mischievous snake who assumes human form interferes with the romance between her reptilian sister and a hapless man.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, allegory ...
Plot: martial arts, monk, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, hidden identity, snake, fall in love, rivalry, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, clergy, sister sister relationship ...
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Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quebec, 1956. The impulsive and headstrong Nelly Maloye, a novice private eye, joins the methodical and pragmatic Simon Picard, a research scientist in a dubious quest to prove the existence of the elusive Yeti. The brave-hearted heroes come ...
Style: light, stylized, funny, anime
Audience: family outing
Plot: yeti, scientist, journalism, diary, expedition, chase, friendship, guide, museum, discovery, rocky mountains, sasquatch ...
Time: 50s
Place: nepal, himalaya
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The Whistler: Origins (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Venezuela
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the mid-nineteenth century, in a small Venezuelan village, Father Giovanni and a clerk write the story of a supernatural case that they have witnessed, is the story of a mysterious specter, which the people of the town have baptized as "El ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, psychological, tense
Plot: curse, abusive father, supernatural, violence, supernatural power, evil, rescue, paranormal, demon, rivalry, paranormal phenomena, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
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Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2015)
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Join the legendary Robin Hood and his merry friends in the most imaginative retelling of a classic fairytale! In this extraordinary adventure filled with off-beat antics and non-stop fun, Robin Hood must use his charm and wit to win the ongoing ...
Style: 3d animation, captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: robin hood, bow and arrow, archer, adventure hero, rescue, friendship, treasure chest, dragon, magic, gang of outlaws, village, child hero ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
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The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It's Halloween, and friends Nick and Kate are on a mission to find the biggest and best pumpkin in the patch. Unfortunately, the pumpkin thy chose is haunted by the ghost of the Headless Horseman...and he wants his head back! Aided by the ...
Plot: halloween, ghost, evil spirit, legend, magic, horseman, remote control, pumpkin, haunted house, skeleton, manuscript, thief ...
Place: new york
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Robin Hood: The Ghost of Sherwood (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After selling his soul to a sorceress Robin is killed in battle. Distraught over these horrific turn of events Marian and Little John attempt to resuscitate Robin and his Merry Men. In doing so they inadvertently have turned the one-time heroes into ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: robin hood, undead, ghost, archer, adventure hero, sword fight, magic, german, legend, sword and sorcery, forest, death ...
Place: germany
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The Stolen Princess (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wonderful story happened in the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and battling sorcerers. Ruslan, a wandering artist dreaming to become a knight, met beautiful Mila and fell in love with her; he didn’t even suspect that she is the ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, romantic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: princess, save the princess, happy ending, good versus evil, chase, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hopes, heroes, obsession, artist, medieval ...
Place: ukraine
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Lady of Csejte (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on a story of Countess Bathory, a serial killer in 16th century Transylvania who supposedly killed hundreds of children.
Style: gothic, enigmatic, bloody, suspenseful
Plot: castle, domestic servant, loss of sister, temptation, killings, suspense, investigation, serial killer, monster, girl, vampire, countess
Time: 17th century
Place: hungary
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The Legend of Luo Xiaohei (2011)
Genre: Animation
Country: China
TV show
Story: The story begins on a rainy night, when a homeless little black cat is brought home by a young girl Luo Xiaobai. She names the cat Luo Xiao Hei. However, Luo Xiao Hei is no ordinary cat: he is a supernatural entity that hosts several small creatures ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, semi serious, feel good, anime
Plot: shapeshifting, cat, friendship, supernatural ability, teamwork, supernatural power, legends and myths, friends, elf, supernatural, shorts
Place: china
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LEGO Monkie Kid: A Hero Is Born (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Monkey King comes to life as a young boy named MK, obsessed with the legends of old, discovers Monkey King's magical staff. After witnessing Red Son and Princess Iron Fan release the Demon Bull King from his prison under the mountain, MK ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monkey king, lego, monkey, legends and myths, satire, animal protagonist, young heroes, animals, teamwork, ape man, magic, magical creature ...
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Penelope (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia, Croatia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This Australian-Croatian co-production appropriates Homer's tale of Penelope, which follows a woman's psychological struggle as she waits twenty years for her husband to return from the Trojan War.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, experimental, art film
Plot: desire, surrealism, female protagonist, ancient history, historical event, love story, historical character, ancient world, girl, sex, massacre, swan ...
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Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: There is an ancient ritual known to humankind for more than a hundred years...According to the legend, an ominous entity known as The Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door and staircase on a mirror in the darkness, and by saying her name ...
Style: disturbing, mystical, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: death, ghost, supernatural, ritual, supernatural horror, rite, prank, vengeance, paranormal phenomena, female ghost, paranormal activity, vengeful ghost ...
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by ...
Style: intellectual, enigmatic, uplifting, inspirational, mind bending ...
Plot: art, renaissance, leonardo da vinci, painter, artist, discovery, talented, scientific discovery, talent, genius, inventor, art history ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
Place: italy, france, milan italy
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Jiang Ziya: The Legend of Deification (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Atop the ruins of war, top commander Jiang Ziya is given the task to banish the Nine-tailed Fox Demon who threatens all mortals' very existence. When he discovers the Nine-tailed Fox's life linked to the soul of an innocent girl, he is ...
Style: anime, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense
Audience: family outing
Plot: chinese mythology, fight, creature, mythical creature, good versus evil, power, showdown, exile, god, suspense, magic, supernatural ...
Place: china
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Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: mystical, spooky, tense, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, kidnapping, suspense, child in peril, paranormal investigation, abduction, mysterious disappearance, private investigation, disappearance, family problems ...
Time: 2010s
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Aladdin (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: arabian nights, wish fulfillment, aladdin, genie, disney, magic, disney princess, princess, sultan, palace, love, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: baghdad iraq, arabia, middle east, saudi arabia, iraq
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