Most Popular Folklore Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
Votes: 21,408 | Gross: $54.73M
2. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Votes: 105,632 | Gross: $174.53M
3. American Gods (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
5. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
Votes: 243,547 | Gross: $504.01M
6. The Nun (2018)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Votes: 96,848 | Gross: $117.44M
7. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
Votes: 171,903 | Gross: $39.18M
8. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Votes: 226,850 | Gross: $120.62M
10. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
11. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.
Votes: 111,147 | Gross: $37.92M
13. Pocahontas (I) (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.
Votes: 154,789 | Gross: $141.60M
14. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 299,306 | Gross: $2.38M
15. Leave No Trace (2018)
PG | 109 min | Drama
A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Votes: 35,984 | Gross: $6.05M
16. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 218,135 | Gross: $140.54M
17. Candyman (1992)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Votes: 59,757 | Gross: $25.79M
18. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Votes: 11,855 | Gross: $83.48M
19. The Golem (2018)
95 min | Drama, Horror
During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.
21. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Votes: 59,270 | Gross: $11.26M
22. Elizabethtown (2005)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.
Votes: 64,572 | Gross: $26.84M
25. Hilda (2018–2020)
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Hilda follows the adventures of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants, to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she ... See full summary »
26. The Company of Wolves (1984)
R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.
Votes: 13,779 | Gross: $4.39M
27. Forbidden Kingdom (2014)
Not Rated | 127 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
An eighteenth century English cartographer, Jonathan Green, sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transylvania, only to discover the dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical Romanian forest.
Votes: 4,418 | Gross: $34.59M
28. The Field Guide to Evil (2018)
R | 117 min | Horror
A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.
Directors: Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, Yannis Veslemes | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Jilon VanOver, Sarah Navratil, Vangelis Mourikis
30. To the Forest of Firefly Lights (2011)
45 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Hotaru is rescued by a spirit when she gets lost in a forest as a child. The two become friends, despite the spirit revealing that he will disappear if he is ever touched by a human.
31. Heaven Is for Real (2014)
PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Votes: 24,451 | Gross: $91.44M
32. The Darkness (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.
Votes: 12,572 | Gross: $10.73M
33. Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris (2019)
100 min | Animation
Upin, Ipin and their friends come across a mystical 'keris' that opens up a portal and transports them straight into the heart of a kingdom.
Directors: Adam Bin Amiruddin, Syed Nurfaiz Khalid bin Syed Ibrahim, Ahmad Razuri bin Roseli | Stars: Asyiela Putri Bt Azhar, Mohd Amir Asyraf Bin Mohd Noor Rashid, Irfan Fahim Bin Mohd Irman, Ahmad Mawardi Bin Abdul Rahman
34. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
2 skeptical reporters are sent to Transylvania to find the Frankenstein monster - or get fired. They are laughed at there but something suspicious is going on - maybe there are monsters, vampires, mummies and werewolves.
Votes: 5,805 | Gross: $7.20M
35. The Hallow (2015)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror
A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Votes: 14,044 | Gross: $0.01M
37. November (2017)
115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In a poor Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.
Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $0.02M
38. Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
40. The Seventh Sign (1988)
R | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.
Votes: 12,253 | Gross: $18.88M
41. Cat People (1942)
Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.
Votes: 17,625 | Gross: $4.00M
43. Victor & Valentino (2019– )
TV-Y7-FV | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The series follows two brothers, very opposite from each other who spend a summer with their grandma in Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Latin American folklore come to life.
44. Last Days in the Desert (2015)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Drama
An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.
45. Subspecies (1991 Video)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his ... See full summary »
46. The Trump Prophecy (2018)
120 min | Drama
A fireman and public servant Mark Taylor hears a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, hears Mark's ... See full summary »
47. Sacrifice (II) (2016)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
After digging up a bizzarly mutilated corpse on her land, physician Tora Hamilton uncovers a lethal connection to ancient pagan rituals.
48. Do You Believe? (2015)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Votes: 6,539 | Gross: $12.99M
50. The Encounter (I) (2010)
85 min | Drama
Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »