Folk movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant folk movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, humorous, weird and sincere films and TV shows about / with folk, singer, musician, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, family relations, singing and friends plots mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
folk movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as folk: Flight of the Conchords (2007), Garfunkel and Oates (2014), I Used to Be Darker (2013), Our Beloved Month of August (2008), The Wind Journeys (2009), Violeta Went to Heaven (2011), Mekong Hotel (2012), Sunshine on Leith (2013), Fraulein (2006), Welcome to L.A. (1976).

List of folk movies

Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, humorous, atmospheric, funny ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, folk, buddies, music band, roommate, goofy hero, odd couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rock, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new zealand, usa
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Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: musician's life, direction and purpose, self discovery, partners, odd couple, introspection, down on your luck, on the road, unfulfillment, siblings relations, folk, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Garfunkel and Oates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates," following the pair as they try to expand the reaches of their meager celebrity. Well-known on the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, music band, music, musician's life, friends, folk, comedian, women, society, rivalry, folk singer, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, mumblecore ...
Plot: family problems, love and romance, introspection, couples, looking for love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, folk, runaway, couple relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
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Our Beloved Month of August (2008)
Genre: Music, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, atmospheric
Plot: countryside, love affair, love and romance, music band, youth, family relations, folk, parents and children, village life, family life, romance, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
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The Wind Journeys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a vallenato singer from Majagual, Sucre, who decides, after his wife's sudden death, to stop playing and return his accordion, which is said to be cursed, to his master. He is joined by Fermín Morales ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, road movie
Plot: elderly, musician's life, artists and showbiz, couples, teachers and students, lifestyle, social relations, small town life, on the road, folk, tradition, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: music, museum, follow your dream, loss of daughter, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, musical tour, latin ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: chile, latin america, france, europe, santiago chile ...
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Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Style: surreal, serious, experimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, reincarnation, supernatural, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, river, folk, world
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
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Sunshine on Leith (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Davy and Ally have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. Sunshine on ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: homecoming, starting over, family relations, love and romance, fall in love, ex military, haunted by the past, hopes, buddies, friends, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, scotland
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Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, friends, longing, immigrants, society, job seeking, secret, sex scene, female nudity, cafeteria, integration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, serbia, europe, sarajevo
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Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: womanizer, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, unfulfillment, musician's life, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Brazilian Western (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo, a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories and singing with his lyrics. Focusing on the love story of outlaw João do Santo ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: brazilian, forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, drug dealing, on the run, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crimes, romance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
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Run & Jump (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a stroke leaves her husband disabled and fundamentally changed, a spirited Irish wife struggles to keep her family members together. All the while they are under the microscope of an American researcher documenting their recovery process.
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: stroke, family relations, family life, recovery, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, family problems, family in crisis, doctors and patients, bittersweet, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father ...
Style: fairy tale, art house, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, clergy, wedding, burned alive, revenge, witchcraft, politics, dealing with death, society, state affairs, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, infidelity, father daughter relationship, love, city life, street musician, musician, relationships, love story, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Boys from County Clare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, opposites attract, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, music band, relationship vs career, fall in love, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, england, liverpool, brazil
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Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: lyrical, semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: journalist, revolution, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, desire for fame, promotion, artists and showbiz, destiny, music, musician, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, san francisco, new orleans
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, drugs, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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Whirlpool (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thriller starring and directed by Alain Delon about ex-cop who is after a drug pusher gang.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: erotica, female nudity, sex with secretary, tough guy, private detective, murder, car chase, blind woman, ex cop, crime investigation, promiscuous woman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: political, suspense, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, blackmail, irish republican army, torture, courtroom drama, killer, investigation, cia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: depressing, emotional, touching, sexy, lyrical ...
Plot: terminal illness, relationships, grief, cancer, love, depression, musician, character study, honest, love story, mental illness, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
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Snow White (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, stylized, fairy tale, social ...
Plot: bullfighting, matador, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, good versus evil, physical appearance, escapades, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, poisoning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: spain
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: road movie, funny, entertaining, epic, visually appealing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adventure, prison escape, small town, obsessive quest, music, country music, treasure hunt, runaway, on the run, satire, creativity, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, ancient greece, usa, southern usa
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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, music, obsession, german, loneliness, blues, retirement, life philosophy, self discovery, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, texas, east germany, austin texas ...
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The Famous and the Dead (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a small town in the countryside in the south of Brazil, a teenager that uses the codename Mr. Tambourine Man spends his time in Internet, at school, smoking pot with his best friend Diego and with his dysfunctional mother. He dreams on leaving ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, tense ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, introspection, escape from reality, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, social decay, teenage love, misfit, social misfits ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, light, lyrical, funny, talky ...
Plot: music, satire, musician, folk singer, singer, love and romance, music band, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life, talented ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Ishtar (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime
Style: humorous, light, talky, feel good, not serious ...
Plot: adventure, politics, fish out of water, friendship, friendship between men, disorder, misfit partners, partners, nothing goes right, state affairs, satire, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: morocco, sahara, middle east, austin texas, africa ...
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Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: funny, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, adoption, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, teenage life, social relations, youth, high school, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, california, usa
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, romance, pianist, street musician, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
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Kiss Me (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbian romance, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbian sex, coming out, couples, love and romance, romance, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, spain, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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