Favorite Zorro Movie

by jalapenoman | created - 30 Jul 2014 | updated - 30 Jul 2014 | Public

There have been many movies and television series made about Don Diego de la Vega (Zorro). These films have come from such diverse places as the United States, Mexico, Spain, England, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, France, West Germany, and Belgium.

Some of the films have been adventurous, some have been comical, some have been politicized, and there have even been a couple of pornographic Zorro versions!

Which live action version (no animation) of Zorro is your favorite? Which one "left a mark" on you?

Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/232781955

Note: This list does not include films about the adventures of the son of Zorro or the grandsons of Zorro, only about the character himself.

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1. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim, Noah Beery

Votes: 2,026

3. The Bold Caballero (1936)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.

Director: Wells Root | Stars: Robert Livingston, Heather Angel, Sig Ruman, Ian Wolfe

Votes: 130

4. Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Passed | 212 min | Action, Adventure, History

The masked hero leads a fighting force to fight a villian who plots the conquest of The Republic of Mexico.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova

Votes: 353

5. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A young Spanish aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 8,852 | Gross: $4.36M

6. The Dream of Zorro (1952)

93 min | Adventure, Western

An old gentleman, a direct descendant of Zorro, has a single son named Raimundo in whom there is no trace of proud pride.

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Walter Chiari, Delia Scala, Vittorio Gassman, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 38

8. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Votes: 2,827

9. Zorro the Avenger (1962)

90 min | Adventure, Western

Don Jose disguises himself as Zorro, the masked freedom fighter, who tries to protect his people from the wrath of an evil military officer who is using his position to his own advantage.

Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent | Stars: Frank Latimore, María Luz Galicia, Rafael Romero Marchent, Howard Vernon

Votes: 33

10. Zorro in the Court of Spain (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Western

The perfidious brother of the deceased Duke of Lusitania usurps the throne from its legitimate heir, the Grand Duchess; however, an enigmatic man in black known only as the Zorro is out for justice. But, who is this valiant vindicator?

Director: Luigi Capuano | Stars: George Ardisson, Alberto Lupo, Nadia Marlowa, Maria Letizia Gazzoni

Votes: 35

(a.k.a. Zorro at the Spanish Court)

11. Shades of Zorro (1962)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Two brothers, Billy and Dan, head to California, determined to hunt down and kill Zorro to avenge the death of their brother.

Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent | Stars: Frank Latimore, María Luz Galicia, Paul Piaget, Robert Hundar

Votes: 51

(a.k.a. The Shadow of Zorro)

12. Sword of Zorro (1963)

88 min | Western

In 1830, the year of Mexico's independence, a group of tyrannical governors decide to impose their despotic rule over the population of recently freed citizens. Many men of honor will rise ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Blasco | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Gloria Milland, Mikaela, Giuseppe Addobbati

Votes: 57

(a.k.a. The Three Swords of Zorro)

13. Duel at the Rio Grande (1963)

90 min | Adventure, Western

General Gutierrez, the evil governor of Mexico, imposes taxes on the people and terrorizes them with his henchmen.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Sean Flynn, Folco Lulli, Gaby André, Enrique Diosdado

Votes: 64

14. Zorro and the Three Musketeers (1963)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A romantic adventure about royal kidnapping, friendship across the trenches and high treason.

Director: Luigi Capuano | Stars: Gordon Scott, José Greci, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Livio Lorenzon

Votes: 78

(a.k.a. Zorro and the Three Musketeers)

16. Zorro the Rebel (1966)

93 min | Western

California, a province of the Spanish colony Mexico. Don Ramiro, the secretary of the tyrannical governor, is charged with assuring his son, don Luis, the chief of the military police, can ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Howard Ross, Dina De Santis, Charles Borromel, Arturo Dominici

Votes: 16

19. The Avenger, Zorro (1969)

78 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The young Fred turns out to be a hindrance to Bill Warner and, as he did with his father, Bill will try to get rid of him to take over his ranch.

Director: Rafael Romero Marchent | Stars: Fabio Testi, Simonetta Vitelli, Riccardo Garrone, Antonio Gradoli

Votes: 50

24. The Sexcapades of Don Diego (1972)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An "adults only" retelling of the legend of Zorro.

Directors: Robert Freeman, William Allen Castleman | Stars: Douglas Frey, Jacqueline Giroux, Penny Boran, John Alderman

Votes: 251

25. Red Hot Zorro (1972)

85 min | Adventure, Western

A soft-core sex farce using the Zorro legend as an excuse for countless lusty exploits. Jean-Michel Dhermay is the dashing and amorous Zorro who stands up agaunst the tyrannical California ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Roussel | Stars: Jean-Michel Dhermay, Evelyne Scott, Alice Arno, Roger Darton

Votes: 25

26. The Mark of Zorro (1974 TV Movie)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Frank Langella, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Louise Sorel

Votes: 501

27. Zorro (I) (1975)

G | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the New World, a new Spanish governor finds the province of Nueva Aragón under the iron fist of the corrupt Colonel Huerta and vows to bring justice under the guise of a masked avenger.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Ottavia Piccolo, Enzo Cerusico

Votes: 2,842

(The Great Adventure of Zorro)

30. Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman

Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $11.12M

31. Zorro (1990–1993)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

In nineteenth century Spanish California, heroic masked swordsman Zorro, who's actually a local nobleman, must protect his friends and small town (or pueblo) of Los Angeles from its corrupt magistrate (or alcalde) and other menaces.

Stars: Patrice Martinez, Duncan Regehr, James Victor, Juan Diego Botto

Votes: 1,344

32. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 159,745 | Gross: $94.10M

33. The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

47 Metascore

Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega and his wife, Elena, to take action.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes

Votes: 88,119 | Gross: $46.46M

34. Zorro: La Espada y La Rosa (2007– )

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Christian Meier, Marlene Favela, Arturo Peniche, Osvaldo Ríos

Votes: 501

35. Zorro (2009– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Richard Gutierrez, Rhian Ramos, Michelle Madrigal, Bianca King

Votes: 24

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