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 serious, exciting, realistic, stylized, captivating and epic films and TV shows about / with folk hero, heroes, adventure, rivalry, escapades, chase, danger, legends and myths, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as folk hero: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Beowulf (2007), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Merlin (2008), Vikings (2013), Robin Hood (2010), Rob Roy (1995), Robin Hood (1984), Robin Hood (2006), Camelot (2011).

List of folk hero movies

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, good versus evil, adventure, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, chase, dishonesty, greed, justice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 152K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, monster, sin, legends and myths, heroic mission, folk hero, mythology, curse, weakness, vengeance, ancient, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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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: humorous, witty, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parody, righting the wronged, folk hero, robin hood, farce, arrow, adventure, witch, thief, in the woods, friends, injustice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 63K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, wizards and magicians, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magical, royal family, supernatural ability, heroes, king, dragon, knight, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 302K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, legends and myths, heroic, tough heroes, master warrior, battles, viking, adventure, folk hero, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 233K
Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
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: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, adventure, love and romance, betrayal, archer, robin hood, king of england, bow and arrow, village, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 37K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: USA, 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: exciting, serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: folk hero, adventure, vengeance, violent man, danger, sexual cruelty, pregnant from rape, village, sword fight, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 3K
Robin Hood (1984)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Plot: folk hero, in the woods, legends and myths, adventure, vigilantism, robin hood, vigilante, righting the wronged, criminal heroes, fighting the system, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 15K
Robin Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in the United States. Based on the traditional stories of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, semi serious, based on legend ...
Plot: knight, fighting the system, in the woods, criminal heroes, robin hood, adventure, righting the wronged, romance, escapades, injustice, folk hero, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 22K
Camelot (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Ireland, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, heroic mission, legends and myths, royal family, state affairs, camelot, danger, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, adventure, family, leadership, heroes, hopes, folk hero, heroic mission, family relations, king, freedom, hebrew ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 209K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, cross dressing, human spirit, princess, hidden identity, emperor, impersonating, training, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 24K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, crime, wilderness, irish, lawlessness, resistance, capture, false accusation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: australia, ireland
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 52K
Excalibur (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: 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: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, captivating ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, king, legends and myths, rise and fall, holy grail, infidelity, king arthur, magic, adultery, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 149K
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: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, battles, king arthur, adventure, folk hero, battle, frozen lake, freedom, christianity, military, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: europe, england, britain, dungeon, scotland ...
Is relevant ?
12 Paces without a Head (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon. However, Störtebeker is badly wounded in the attempted capture and the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: folk hero, pirate, adventure, ship, ocean or sea, treasure hunt, escapades, heroes, best friends, criminal heroes, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1400s
Place: northern germany, hamburg germany
Is relevant ?
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: emotional, serious, tragicomedy, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: folk hero, robin hood, adventure, tragic love, nun, knight, romance, legends and myths, crusade, lovers reunited, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 80s
Place: england, france
Is relevant ?
Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: folk hero, hercules, superhero, good versus evil, fish out of water, obsessive quest, gangsters, rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, twentieth century, future ...
Place: new york, usa, greece, california
Is relevant ?
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, folk hero, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history
Place: middle east
Is relevant ?
Robin of Locksley (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robin McAllister (Devon Sawa) and his family win the lottery and they end up moving from Kansas City to Seattle where Robin attends Locksley Academy, a wealthy private school. While there Robin comes up with a plan to help one of his friends who was ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: lottery, folk hero, arrow, romance, high school, school, teenage life, robin hood, thief, adventure, righting the wronged, youth ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 639
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
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: serious, realistic, based on the bible
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, bible, leadership, apostle, obsessive quest, legends and myths, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 3K
Zorro (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A newly arrived governor finds his province under the control of the corrupt Colonel Huerta. To avoid assassination by Huerta, he pretends to be weak and indecisive so Huerta will believe he poses no threat. But secretly he masquerades as Zorro, and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, daring rescue, secret identity, superhero, good versus evil, vigilantism, folk hero, sword duel, masked vigilante, master warrior, fighting crime, heroic mission ...
Place: california, europe, spain, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, courage, fight scenes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 98K
Robin Hood (1973)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: thief, prince, childhood sweetheart, outlaw, robin hood, fox, bear, folk hero, good versus evil, true love, adventure, archery ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe
Is relevant ?
Miles from Home (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, bank, folk hero, small town, arson, crime, americana, on the road, crimes, countryside, society, fugitives ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: iowa, usa, midwest, soviet union
Is relevant ?
Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: To avenge his father's death and free the people of Seriphos from the evil King Galinor of Argus, the noble Perseus must defeat a dragon -- and the monster Medusa, whose steely gaze has cast the kingdom's best soldiers into stone.
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, folk hero, good versus evil, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, master warrior, one man army, soldier, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
Is relevant ?
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: reggae, music, marijuana, murder, folk hero, crime, culture clash, drug dealing, urban, parish, church choir, disc jockey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: jamaica, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 120
Where's Jack? (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: folk hero, betrayal, criminal heroes, adventure, fugitives, highwayman, chase, prison, on the run, false accusation, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 18th century
Place: england, london
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 858K
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, heroes, war, courage, battles, warrior, leadership, vengeance, love story, master warrior, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
Is relevant ?
Last Hero in China (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
Style: humorous, semi serious, epic, based on legend
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, folk hero, kidnapping, gang, adventure, gangsters, master warrior, chase, daring rescue, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
Is relevant ?