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, offbeat, humorous and talky films and TV shows about / with folk, artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, musician's life, singer, singing, culture clash, family relations and lifestyle plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, France, Germany 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), The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000), Our Beloved Month of August (2008), The Wind Journeys (2009), Violeta Went to Heaven (2011), Attack of the Eye Creatures (1967), Mekong Hotel (2012), Sunshine on Leith (2013).

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: humorous, surreal, atmospheric, rockumentary, not serious ...
Plot: musician's life, aspiring singer, roommate, buddies, music band, folk, rock, goofy hero, odd couple, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny, light ...
Plot: musician's life, partners, self discovery, introspection, odd couple, direction and purpose, unsuccessful, folk, artists and showbiz, cross country, down on your luck, 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: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, music, friends, folk, comedian, society, rivalry, best friends, strong female presence, 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, contemplative, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family problems, love and romance, introspection, couples, looking for love, crumbling marriage, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how he got there, working back and forth between archival ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, prodigy, rising to stardom, music, estrangement, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1930s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, atmospheric
Plot: countryside, family relations, youth, love and romance, music band, love affair, village life, parents and children, family life, hopes, romance, folk ...
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, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, elderly, artists and showbiz, couples, teachers and students, social relations, small town life, on the road, folk, lifestyle, tradition, musician ...
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, touching, realistic ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, folk, latin, musical tour, hopes, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, geneva switzerland, santiago chile, santiago de chile ...
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Attack of the Eye Creatures (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Alien "eye" creatures invade a small town in this uncredited remake of "Invasion of the Saucer Men".
Style: scary, semi serious, suspense, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, evil alien, chases and races, danger, escapades, battles, folk, severed arm, disembodied hand, air force, alien, flying saucer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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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: serious, surreal, experimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, reincarnation, mother daughter relationship, folk, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: homecoming, starting over, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, ex military, fall in love, friends, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, afghanistan
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This is Jinsy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This is Jinsy is a British comedy series. The pilot first aired on 1 March 2010 on BBC Three. The programme is about the bizarre residents of the fictional island of Jinsy and based on the island of Guernsey, where the two writers are from. The show ...
Style: surreal, stylized, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: social relations, native, salesman, goofy hero, island, odd couple, imaginary, punishment, partners, weatherman, disorder, silly humor ...
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Punching the Clown (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A satirical songwriter comes to Los Angeles and puts his life's work in jeopardy.
Style: humorous, satirical, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: showbiz, mistaken identity, rising to stardom, media, ambition, musician's life, farce, overnight success, change of luck, music, disorder, radio dj ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Antonio das Mortes (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Brazil, West Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mauricio do Valle reprises his role as Antonio das Mortes, the troubled hitman from Black God, White Devil. A new incarnation of Cangaceiro bandits, led by Coirana, has risen in the badlands. A blind landowner hires Antonio to wipe out his old ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, offbeat, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, rivalry, state affairs, society, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, underdog, adventure, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, humorous, psychological, talky ...
Plot: womanizer, family relations, dishonesty, love and romance, love triangle, looking for love, sexual relations, love affair, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Girl in Gold Boots (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A girl tries to become the top star in the glamorous world of Go-Go Dancing.
Style: exciting, tense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ambition, dancing, waitress, mysterious character, dancer's life, crime, danger, love and romance, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dangerous attraction, folk ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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A Little Help (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's a movie for everyone whose life has been thrown off-course, out of whack, or simply not turned out the way they planned it. In other words, it's a movie for everyone, period. Set in suburban Long Island in the summer of 2002, with the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, lie, infidelity, dishonesty, lifestyle, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, dentist, couples, family relations, lawsuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, paralysis, friends, strong female presence, profanity, folk, homecoming, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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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, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, love and romance, music band, satire, lovers reunited, musical tour, talented ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, small town, brothel, mining town, gambler, snow, brothel madam, mine, couples, business venture, graphic violence, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c., vancouver british columbia canada, seattle washington ...
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Goldfish Memory (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A small group of friends experience relationships which grow and stumble, involving everything from straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships. The speed with which these relationships last leads to the Goldfish memory effect, the belief ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, love triangle, looking for love, lesbian, wooing, couple relations, battle of the sexes, romance, couples, infidelity, gay, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Touching Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, introspection, family problems, estrangement, small town, addiction, dream, baseball, twins, sport, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, arizona
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Moon Father (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Tajikistan, Germany, Japan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Switzerland, France, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The unborn child of Mamlakat is telling her story. She is 17, beautiful and vivacious, and dreaming secretly of becoming an actress. She lives with her father and brother in a small village in Central Asia. One night she is seduced by an actor from ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: village, village life, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, bittersweet, family relations, social relations, ethnic, on the road, folk, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, musician's life, love and romance, americana, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico ...
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I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, star, african american, poet, vietnam war, musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
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Norwegian Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: suicide, young man, love triangle, young lovers, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, love affair, love and romance, teenager, reading, first sexual experience ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, love and romance, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, folk, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
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Here and There (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Serbia, USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Here and There (Serbian: Tamo i ovde) is a Serbian film which was premiered at the Belgrade Film Festival FEST 2009. Here and There follows two interconnected stories on two different continents. Robert (Thornton), a depressed New Yorker, tries to ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, fish out of water, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, disorder, eviction, culture clash, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, serbia, europe, belgrade
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician's life, musician, loneliness, music, cat, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, struggle, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, witty, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: debt, dark humor, cat, gypsy, wedding, fall in love, deal, corruption, couples, arranged marriage, smuggling, loan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
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