Folk hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant folk hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized and epic films and TV shows about / with folk hero, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, murder, battles, good versus evil and horse plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as folk hero: Robin Hood (2010), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Braveheart (1995), Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014), King Arthur (2004), Robin Hood (1984), Merlin (2008), Vinland Saga (2019), Rob Roy (1995), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).

List of folk hero movies

 6.6
 252K
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, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, robin hood, medieval, love and romance, folk hero, archer, adventure, fighting the system, escapades, king of england, king, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: knight, robin hood, folk hero, period piece, chase, good versus evil, thief, justice, courage, adventure, bow and arrow, archer ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, holy land, jerusalem, israel
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 8.3
 955K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, heroes, leadership, folk hero, vengeance, idealism, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
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Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in the 19th century, when lowly butcher Dol Moo-Chi refuses to carry out an assignment, his failure causes tragedy to unfold upon his family and himself. As Dol Moo-Chi is about to be executed, a group of righteous thieves known as Kundo arrive.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: folk hero, rebellion, injustice, gang of thieves, martial arts, adventure, political unrest, good versus evil, rebelliousness, vengeance, rich and poor, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, korea, east asia
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 6.3
 159K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: exciting, epic, rough, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, battles, swords and armor, roman empire, king, army, folk hero, medieval, freedom, adventure, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
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 8.5
 4K
Robin Hood (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robin of Sherwood, was a British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Created by Richard Carpenter, it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest, and ran from 1984 to 1986 on the ITV network. In America it was retitled Robin ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: robin hood, folk hero, in the woods, legends and myths, vigilantism, sword and sorcery, fighting the system, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, renegades, wizards and magicians ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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The Three Heroes: The Heiress to the Throne (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The Prince of Kiev decided to appoint an heir to the throne, only bad luck - who could it be? A relative, friend of the family or maybe an overseas princess? Without thinking twice, the Prince-Father chooses almost a princess, and most importantly a ...
Style: folk tale, fairy tale, funny, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: folk hero, heir heiress, love, adventure, niece, palace, search, intrigue, friendship, russian, matchmaking, fight ...
Time: middle ages
Place: kiev ukraine, constantinople
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 7.9
 73K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, magical, king arthur, supernatural ability, knight, imaginary kingdom, witch, wizards and magicians, dragon, curses spells and rituals, camelot, friendship ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 8.8
 12K
Vinland Saga (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, vikings, sea battle, battles, war, viking, massacre, danger, folk hero, vandalism, intrigue, power struggle ...
Place: scandinavia
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 6.9
 40K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, village, against the odds, outlaw, criminal, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: absurd, humorous, witty, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: parody, righting the wronged, robin hood, thief, prince, folk hero, in the woods, arrow, farce, witch, adventure, friends ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, jerusalem, egypt, new jersey
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Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: prophet, desert, folk hero, leadership, human spirit, self discovery, obsessive quest, miraculous event, introspection, righting the wronged, hopes, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history, 7th century
Place: middle east, arabia
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 7.4
 57K
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: stylized, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, mythology, witch, king arthur, adventure, good versus evil, holy grail, arthurian legend, legends and myths, folk hero, sword fight, magic ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe, britain
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 6.5
 26K
Ned Kelly (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, romantic, factual ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, crime, false accusation, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
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 6.2
 161K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, monster, dragon, heroic mission, good versus evil, sin, tragic hero, magic, viking, escapades, ancient ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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Robin and Marian (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: robin hood, adventure, folk hero, tragic love, nun, knight, romance, rivalry, danger, old love, unfulfillment, crusade ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, france
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Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, fish out of water, folk hero, superhero, greek god, contests and competitions, legends and myths, obsessive quest, gangsters, super strength, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: twentieth century, year 1969, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, greece, california
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Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, exciting
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, female fighter, tough girl, military life, heroic mission, hidden identity, military, adventure, escapades, gender, soldier ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 6.4
 748
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, tense, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, folk hero, bible, apostle, christian, state affairs, heroes, legends and myths, bible story, father son relationship, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
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The Harder They Come (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a ...
Style: exciting, rough, road movie, tense, serious ...
Plot: reggae, music, marijuana, folk hero, crime, crimes, culture clash, disorder, fish out of water, down on your luck, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, new jersey
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Prince Valiant (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Arthurian legend of young Prince Valiant, son of the King of Scandia. After the King is exiled by an evil leader, the Prince travels to Camelot to secure the aid of King Arthur in helping restore his family to power and prevent a plot by the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, feel good, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, prince, heroes, knight, battles, folk hero, dishonesty, danger, escapades, romance, rivalry, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, rebellion, folk hero, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, murder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sword fight, adventure, heroes, tough guy, folk hero, heroic mission, legends and myths, old west, parents and children, political intrigue, family relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
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 6.5
 1K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: battles, folk hero, adventure, danger, leadership, heroes, military, escapades, soldier, strong female presence, swashbuckler, tent ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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Nomad: The Warrior (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: nomad, battles, leadership, heroic mission, folk hero, tragic hero, rise and fall, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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Merlin: The Return (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Merlin: The Return" is the story of the battle between good and evil. The dark forces of Mordred are pitted against the mythical sorcery of Merlin. Mordred and his mother Morgana have been imprisoned in another world for the past 1500 ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: good versus evil, heroic mission, true love, folk hero, adventure, danger, rescue, rivalry, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Laurence Connor, promises to be the rock event of 2012. The star-studded line-up includes award-winning ...
Style: stylized, humorous, controversial, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social decay, redemption, rise to the top, folk hero, superhuman powers, hopes, betrayal, supernatural ability, fighting the system, religions or cults, righting the wronged, heroes ...
Place: holy land
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: tough girl, heroes, robin hood, good versus evil, rescue, royal family, folk hero, dishonesty, adventure, assassination, escapades, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
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Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: adventure, folk hero, wizards and magicians, treasure hunt, deadly, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Place: europe, greece
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