Most Popular Folk Song Movies and TV Shows
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1. That Thing You Do! (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.
Votes: 58,629 | Gross: $25.81M
3. 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: 39,976 | Gross: $6.05M
4. He's Out There (2018)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
5. The Proposition (2005)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Votes: 48,268 | Gross: $1.90M
6. The Flowers of War (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 46,917 | Gross: $0.01M
7. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
R | 93 min | Horror
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Votes: 9,424 | Gross: $1.19M
8. Barefoot in the Park (1967)
G | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Votes: 15,353 | Gross: $19.99M
10. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,746 | Gross: $4.37M
11. American Pop (1981)
R | 96 min | Animation, Drama, History
The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.
Votes: 4,051 | Gross: $6.00M
14. Songcatcher (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music
After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,108 | Gross: $3.05M
15. Ashik Kerib (1988)
73 min | Drama
Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »
16. Yellow Earth (1984)
89 min | Drama, History, Music
'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns... See full summary »
18. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $0.62M
19. Misty (1976)
100 min | Drama
Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.
20. Leadbelly (1976)
PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »
21. Tovarich (1937)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ... See full summary »
23. Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)
98 min | Comedy
An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.
24. Song Of Granite (2017)
104 min | Biography, Drama
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in Song of Granite, an audacious exploration of the man and his music. ... See full summary »
Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.02M
25. **** (1967)
1,500 min | Drama
Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
26. Passion (1999)
102 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.
28. And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)
90 min | Biography, Drama, War
Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »
29. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
105 min | Drama, History
In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »
31. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.05M
32. Hating kapatid (2010)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance
Rica (Judy Ann Santos) and Cecil (Sarah Geronimo) are sisters who grow up with their Lola Amor (Gina Pareño) while their parents (Tonton Gutierrez & Cherry Pie Picache) work abroad. Rica ... See full summary »
33. The Singing Revolution (2006)
Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music
Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of ... See full summary »
Votes: 576 | Gross: $0.33M
34. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.09M
37. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
108 min | Documentary, History, Romance
Trinh T. Minh-ha combines archival footage, text, and interviews to paint portraits of Vietnamese women past and present. She explores the fiction of documentary and the truth of subjective experience and all their inherent contradictions.
Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh
38. The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
An old sea captain has lived on his own as long as he has been able to. Between his pension and the portraits he paints for a little spending money, he has done all right. However, the day ... See full summary »
39. Yunost Maksima (1935)
92 min | Drama, History, War
A 1935 USA trade-paper reviewer called it... "an impressive and technically outstanding historical drama dealing with czarist terrorism and revolutionary boiling in the days of 1907. ... See full summary »
40. Metallica: Whiskey in the Jar (1999 Video)
5 min | Short, Music
The text of the song is a story of a robber who, having committed a robbery of a government official, turns out to be betrayed by a woman named Molly, or Jenny (it is impossible to answer ... See full summary »
41. Song of the Gringo (1936)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Tex is sent to investigate miners being killed and their mines confiscated. The culprit is Evans and after Tex joins the gang, he is sent to kill two more miners. When Estaban is killed, Tex is put on trial for all three murders.
42. Geraldine (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Janey Edwards, working for Cambria Records, is managing the personal appearance tour of sobbing songster Billy Weber, and Janey is disgusted when Billy leaves her at Santa Fe College with ... See full summary »
43. Glamour Girl (1948)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »
44. Astro Mayabang (2010)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Astro is Filipino and he is proud of it. He flaunts it through his clothes, accessories, and collections of CDs, posters, and post cards of the Filipino achievers he idolizes. He comes ... See full summary »
46. Huang he yao (1989)
113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Dang Gui saves a woman and her daughter running away from a bandit. When he falls in love with her, she is forced to go back with the bandit and leave her daughter. Dang Gui takes over the responsibility for raising up the girl.
47. The Irish Rovers (1971–1975)
30 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Irish folk songs, and comedy skits featuring the boys as mischievous leprechauns. A multitude of guest stars. Filmed in-studio and on location throughout Canada.
48. Neurosia: Fifty Years of Perversion (1995)
Unrated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Neurosia is the autobiography of the director Rosa von Praunheim. The movie begins with Rosa presenting his autobiography in a movie theater. Before the film begins, he is shot. But - his ... See full summary »
49. Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »