Folk song movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant folk song movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, weird, touching, interesting and dramatic films and TV shows about / with folk song, song, singer, singing, culture clash, dialogue, storytelling, family relations, runaway and dancing plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as folk song: Viy (1967), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), He's Out There (2018), Leave No Trace (2018), Song of Granite (2017), The Blue Beads from Greece (1967), Passion (1999), Misty (1976), Astro Mayabang (2010), Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000).

List of folk song movies

Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, dark fantasy, witch, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, surrealism, danger, church, escapades, supernatural ability, evil dead, priest ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: scary, dark humor, gothic, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, human sacrifice, worm, supernatural, temple, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, surrealism, transformation, monster, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Style: dark, suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller, scary
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, survival, psychopath, mother daughter relationship, forest, vacation, lake house, murder, remote island, crazy, slasher ...
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: sincere, psychological, motivational, road movie, philosophical ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, hiding place, trust, medicine, injury, veteran ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, colorado, xian ...
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Song of Granite (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life story of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, who is estimated to have recorded in excess of 500 traditional Irish sean nós ('old style') songs. Heaney moved from Ireland to the UK, and then on to New York City, where he ...
Plot: singer, music, beach, small town, archival footage, folk song, egg, classroom, pub, irishman, father son relationship, underwear ...
Place: ireland, new york
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The Blue Beads from Greece (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A feud develops between a taverna with bouzoukia and a club next door that plays modern music.
Plot: rich girl, band, fall in love, nightclub, falling in love, dancing, music, folk music, social differences, fight, folk song, gypsy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: greece, athens, athens greece
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Passion (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Passion concentrates on Grainger's unusual relationship with his mother and his sexual peculiarities (especially his obsessive self-flagellation, though homosexuality is also hinted at) which affect his relationship with a woman who comes to ...
Plot: pianist, domineering mother, overbearing mother, friendship, genius, friend, jumping out a window, folk song, sadist, piano, obsession, nipple ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: new york, london, melbourne australia
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And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film, chronicling the last days of Czech resistance fighter Maruska Kuderikova (played by Magda Vasaryova), is based on her diaries. Though she was tortured and eventually executed by the Nazis, her diaries indicate that she was optimistic for ...
Plot: world war two, interrogation, women's prison, women in prison, resistance fighter, resistance, german occupation, communist, imprisonment, flashback, friendship between women, folk song ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia
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Misty (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.
Style: erotic, folk tale
Plot: lesbian incest, small town, beach, incest, kissing in public, seduction, secret, foundling, bar, bisexual woman, bar owner, lesbianism ...
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Astro Mayabang (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Astro is Filipino and he is proud of it. He flaunts it through his clothes, accessories, and collections of CDs, posters, and post cards of the Filipino achievers he idolizes. He comes across Dawn, a Filipino-American girl, who befriends him in ...
Plot: nationalism, church, foreigner, kite, religious faith, poster, t shirt, alcoholic father, folk song, culture, viagra, cap ...
Place: the philippines
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Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Finland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000
Style: based on true events
Plot: nomad, kolkhoz, female director, soldier, socialism, culture clash, marriage, communism, mosquito, ideology, tent, summer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: soviet union, siberia
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Fair and Square (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rica (Judy Ann Santos) has been very protective of her sister Cecil (Sarah Geronimo) even giving up her one true love Bong JC de Vera for her sisters future and after a freak accident 8 years ago at their little Party store for Fireworks, but as ...
Plot: duck, ring, cooking, bridge, caught in the act, kitchen, fireworks, jail, train, pawnshop, billboard, suitor ...
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Stonewall (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Style: touching, tense, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, politics, gender, police raid, transvestism, drag, raid, gay pride, gays and lesbians, city life, against the odds, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, philadelphia, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Ordered to Forget (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As the mass deportations of the Chechen and Ingush peoples begin in 1944, young Daud and Seda escape to the mountains. When they get back to their native village, however, they witness a horrifying war crime.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, bleak
Plot: genocide, war crime, escape, witness, atrocity, mercilessness, burned alive, deportation, world war two, order, folk song, hiding place ...
Time: year 1944
Place: chechnya, caucasus
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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, love and romance, musician's life, americana, couple relations, desert, on the road, hitchhiker ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, los angeles ...
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In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: catholic church, pope, countess, bureaucracy, youth, vatican, kicked in the crotch, peep hole, freedom, catholic priest, demonstration, graffiti ...
Time: 1860s
Place: rome italy, italy
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Leadbelly (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he ...
Style: emotional, rough, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: blues, music, blues music, society, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, folk, social differences, injustice, musician's life, life is a bitch, folk song ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
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I Hate Mondays (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.
Plot: folk song, foreigner, milkman, hospitality, coincidence, one day, farce, bug, comedy of errors, police officer, bad luck, thief ...
Place: warsaw poland
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, las vegas, ohio
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Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, social differences, fish out of water, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, murder, infidelity, mountain ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: appalachia, scotland, england, spain, ireland
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The Canterbury Tales (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.
Style: sexy, semi serious, clever, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: burned alive, adultery, marriage, devil, hell, strong sexual content, eroticism, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, cowboy, aborigine, violence, rape, retribution, gang, savagery, tragic event, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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The Dilemma (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kishanlal marries the beautiful Lachchi, but the day after the wedding, he leaves on business for five years. When Kishanlal reappears only a few days later, Lachchi is delighted, but this new Kishanlal is in fact a spirit who has taken the form of ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, captivating, folk tale
Plot: impossible love, magic, ghost, fall in love, mystery, hidden identity, couples, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Place: india, asia
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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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, love and romance, teenage pregnancy, teenager, coming of age, social relations, youth, adoption, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, brothel, sino japanese war, rape, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, suffering, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: support group, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, post war, female protagonist, child abuse, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, dublin ireland, dinner party, reunion, love triangle, self discovery, family in crisis, introspection, couple relations, bittersweet, friendship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel, who is ...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, newlyweds, honeymoon, womanizer, opposites attract, conservative, apartment, romance, love, eccentric family, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, united states, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
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Ashik Kerib (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the road, couples, family relations, adventure, obsessive quest, love and romance, romance, true love, countryside, homecoming, legend, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), azerbaijan
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American Pop (1981)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American Pop is an American animated film that tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, adult animation ...
Plot: music, jazz, music hall, jazz band, songwriter, music business, love and romance, musician's life, family relations, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: usa, russia, new york, europe, italy ...
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