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, stylized, serious, realistic and semi serious films and TV shows about / with folk hero, heroes, adventure, escapades, rivalry, horse, good versus evil, sword, danger and vengeance plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as folk hero: Robin Hood (2010), Braveheart (1995), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Beowulf (2007), Excalibur (1981), Rob Roy (1995), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Ned Kelly (2003), Vikings (2013), Hercules in New York (1970).

List of folk hero movies

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, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, folk hero, archer, love and romance, adventure, robin hood, hopes, rivalry, political intrigue, sword fight, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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, war, tragic hero, warrior, courage, love story, heroes, battles, folk hero, vengeance, leadership, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, intense, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, robbery, thief, courage, adventure, justice, greed, robin hood, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, holy land, dungeon, europe, jerusalem
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, monster, sin, dragon, heroic mission, legends and myths, folk hero, good versus evil, weakness, vengeance, ancient, duel ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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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: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, intense ...
Plot: knight, witch, adventure, folk hero, legends and myths, good versus evil, king arthur, king, magic, heroic mission, danger, battle ...
Time: middle ages, future
Place: england, europe
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, against the odds, village, sword fight, rape, adventure hero, outlaw, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
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: humorous, witty, absurd, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: parody, righting the wronged, witch, thief, folk hero, robin hood, arrow, farce, adventure, friends, escapades, criminal heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt, new jersey
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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, rough, sincere, romantic, factual ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, injustice, folk hero, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, crime, ambition, false accusation, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: australia, ireland
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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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, battles, tough heroes, master warrior, king, adventure, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, superhero, fish out of water, folk hero, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, legends and myths, mythology, super strength, good versus evil, strongman, greek god ...
Time: year 1969, twentieth century, 20th century, 1960s, future ...
Place: new york, usa, greece, california
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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: exciting, stylized, sincere, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, prince, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, romance, legends and myths, escapades, battles ...
Time: middle ages
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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: exciting, stylized, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: slavery, adventure, folk hero, family, prince, freedom, hopes, danger, family relations, king, leadership, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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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: supernatural ability, legends and myths, magical, knight, adventure, witch, king, heroes, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, royal family, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, folk hero, heroic mission, adventure, political intrigue, old west, rescue, danger, family relations, legends and myths, parents and children, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, latin america, mexico, los angeles, usa ...
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, rescue, royal family, tough girl, folk hero, good versus evil, robin hood, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, assassination, woman fights a man ...
Time: middle ages
Place: dungeon, england
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Swords of Blood (1962)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: adventurer, outlaw, adventure, folk hero, heist, righting the wronged, leadership, against the odds, gang, romance, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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Arthur's Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To escape the clutches of the evil warrior and sorceress Morgana, Merlin transports young King Arthur into modern day America. When Merlin comes back ten years later to retrieve him, he finds a hip 15 year-old Arthur who does not believe Merlin, nor ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, folk hero, king arthur, changing the past or future, hidden identity, love and romance, family, sent to the future, danger ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary
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Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: violence, sword fight, folk hero, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, state affairs, heroic mission, partners, obsessive quest, battles, swashbuckler ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, europe, holy land, paris france
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The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, king arthur, good versus evil, camelot, adventure, knight, rescue, heroic mission, royal family, folk hero, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: folk hero, in the woods, legends and myths, robin hood, swords and armor, renegades, wizards and magicians, righting the wronged, good versus evil, sheriff, prince, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, human spirit, interracial relations, escapades, society, folk hero, leadership, teaching the ways of the world, adventure, friends, heroes, idealism ...
Time: 20th century
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Shergar (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbread and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time, is kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for a $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life... and his own before it's ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, factual, sincere ...
Plot: abduction, ira, investigation, crimes, family relations, folk hero, political unrest, chases and races, kidnapping, chase, rescue, champion ...
Time: 90s, year 1983
Place: ireland
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
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: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, tough girl, heroic mission, hidden identity, adventure, escapades, folk hero, military life, female protagonist, female warrior, male female relationship, martial arts ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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The Appaloosa (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, bandit, vengeance, adventure, wrestling, bounty hunter, heroes, folk hero, dishonesty, on the run, village life, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
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Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: fighting crime, master criminal, crimes, bank robbery, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, deadly, obsessive quest, folk hero, crime gone awry, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
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Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan PerĂ³n, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, charity, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, italy ...
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Ilya and the Robber (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ilya Muromets has to rescue his trusty horse Burushka and Kiev treasury from the greedy hands of the famous bandit, Solovey-Razboynik.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: folk hero, stolen gold, bandit, prince, russian, highwayman, adventure, good versus evil, heroine, folk tale, heroes, adventure hero ...
Place: kiev ukraine
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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: stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious, based on legend ...
Plot: knight, fighting the system, in the woods, swords and armor, criminal heroes, robin hood, adventure, righting the wronged, robbery, escapades, romance, sheriff ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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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, feel good, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, cross dressing, friendship, princess, dragon, female protagonist, human spirit, emperor, horse, female warrior, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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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, captivating, exciting, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, king arthur, knight, legends and myths, royal family, danger, state affairs, heroic mission, rivalry, throne, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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