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1. Paheli (2005)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 11,940 | Gross: $1.41M

2. Shaolin Temple (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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A young man, hounded by a psychopathic general, learns martial arts at the Shaolin temple to avenge his father's death. To achieve this he forgoes a budding romance with his kungfu master's daughter, a shepherdess.

Director: Hsin-Yen Chang | Stars: Jet Li, Hai Yu, Chenghui Yu, Lan Ding

Votes: 3,776

3. Love Hina (2000– )

TV-14 | 544 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata, Yu Asakawa

Votes: 1,994

4. Strigoi (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.5
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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.

Director: Faye Jackson | Stars: Catalin Paraschiv, Rudy Rosenfeld, Constantin Barbulescu, Roxana Guttman

Votes: 1,108

5. The Girl Without Hands (2016)

76 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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82 Metascore

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Laudenbach | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Philippe Laudenbach, Sacha Bourdo

Votes: 999 | Gross: $0.02M

6. The Story of the Fox (1937)

63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 1,094

7. The Imp (1981)

75 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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Nukitsamees (English title: Bumpy) is a family musical which somewhat echoes the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. A brother and sister called Kusti and Iti get lost in a forest while ... See full summary »

Director: Helle Karis | Stars: Egert Soll, Anna-Liisa Kurve, Ülari Kirsipuu, Ines Aru

Votes: 428

8. The Stone Flower (1946)

89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Obsessed with perfecting his craft, young gemcutter Danilo visits the mystical Copper Mountain to uncover the secret behind its infamous attraction - the Stone Flower, a stone carving so captivating that no one can leave after seeing it.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Druzhnikov, Yekaterina Derevshchikova, Tamara Makarova, Mikhail Troyanovskiy

Votes: 371

9. Ilya and the Robber (2007)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Ilya Muromets has to rescue his trusty horse Burushka and Kiev treasury from the greedy hands of famous bandit, Solovey-Razboynik.

Director: Vladimir Toropchin | Stars: Valeriy Solovyov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Oleg Tabakov, Ekaterina Gorokhovskaya

Votes: 1,229

10. Keloglan (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Keloglan (Bald Boy) is a poor villager, one day he learns the Sultan's Daughter is sick and can't wake up since a long time and the Sultan gave a word he will marry his daughter with ... See full summary »

Director: Süreyya Duru | Stars: Rüstü Asyali, Birtane Güngör, Zeki Alpan, Tarzan Baba

Votes: 1,262

11. Kothanodi (2015)

120 min | Fantasy

7.4
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Four folk tales from Assam re-imagined as a narrative about four mothers, each facing demons of her own.

Director: Bhaskar Hazarika | Stars: Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Zerifa Wahid, Urmila Mahanta

Votes: 124

12. Tyll the Giant (1980)

14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.6
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An Estonian folk tale about Tõll, the giant hero who lived on the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa.

Director: Rein Raamat

Votes: 212

13. Tiyanaks (2007)

93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Against the advice of a concerned mythology professor, a group of school friends decide to take an out of town trip during the holy week. When they first leave on their vacation, Shiela, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark A. Reyes | Stars: Rica Peralejo, Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, JC de Vera

Votes: 39

14. The Fox and the Hare (1973)

12 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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The tale about mad fox which scared all the inhabitants of the forest.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Star: Viktor Khokhryakov

Votes: 501

15. The Handsome Fisherman (1953)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Baha Gelenbevi | Stars: Cüneyt Gökçer, Ayten Çankaya, Münir Özkul, Nese Yulaç

16. Teremok (1945)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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The animation film is made on Samuil Marshak's adaptation of Russian folk tale "Teremok"

Directors: Pyotr Nosov, Viktor Gromov, Olga Khodatayeva, Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Tamara Belyayeva, Klavdiya Koreneva, Fyodor Kurikhin, Vladimir Lepko

Votes: 24

17. Mihracenin gözdesi (1969)

Fantasy, Romance

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Director: Yavuz Figenli | Stars: Tugay Toksöz, Nazan Soray, Dündar Aydinli, Özcan Bilge

18. Keloglan (1948)

Comedy

5.7
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Director: Vedat Örfi Bengü | Stars: Ismail Dümbüllü, Suzan Yakar Rutkay, Mehmet Karaca, Vedat Karaokçu

Votes: 29

19. Keloglan (1965)

Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Director: Yavuz Yalinkiliç | Stars: Öztürk Serengil, Suzan Avci, Ersun Kazançel, Ali Seyhan

Votes: 42

20. Antti the Treebranch (1976)

107 min | Drama

5.6
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Directors: Katariina Lahti, Heikki Partanen, Riitta Rautoma | Stars: Markku Blomqvist, Pertti Hilkamo, Maritta Viitamäki, Eero Melasniemi

Votes: 22

21. Kirikou (2001 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Adventure

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3D platformer based on the animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) about a young West African child hero Kirikou who must reach, outsmart and defeat the evil witch Karaba, who brought drought and famine to the land.

Director: Jean-Marie Nazaret

22. Tayozhnaya skazka (1951)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.8
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Animated adaptation of Evenki folk tale.

Directors: Evgeniy Raykovskiy, Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Zhanna Balashova, Yulyen Balmusov, Tatyana Barysheva, Tatyana Kanaeva

Votes: 30

23. How Death Came to Earth (1971)

14 min | Short, Animation

6.5
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Director: Ishu Patel

Votes: 20

24. Ferhat and Sirin (1966)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.5
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After plenty of struggles and countless traps of his enemies, a blacksmith still finds faith in his forbidden love to whom he gifted a fine-made jewelry that holds a sacred relic to build a tunnel inside a glorious mountain to reach her.

Director: Nuri Akinci | Stars: Tunç Oral, Nuran Aksoy, Selma Volkan, Selma Akçin

Votes: 21

25. Tahir and Zühre (1952)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 13

26. Arzu and Kamber (1952)

111 min | Drama, Romance

3.7
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Director: Lütfi Akad | Stars: Sezer Sezin, Kenan Artun, Settar Körmükçü, Muazzez Arçay

Votes: 13

27. Zaloglu Rüstem (1966)

Adventure, History

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Director: Muharrem Gürses | Stars: Atilla Arcan, Tijen Par, Erol Tas, Suzan Avci

28. U strakha glaza veliki (1946)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.5
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A sly fox meets in the forest an unprecedented beast, an ordinary cat. The fox invites the cat to visit and announces that the governor is visiting her and requires gifts from the animals.

Directors: Pyotr Nosov, Olga Khodatayeva | Star: Grigoriy Shpigel

Votes: 20

29. Canada Vignettes: December Lights (1979)

3 min | Short, Animation, Drama

5.8
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Three men walking in the frozen woods at night experience a strange and wonderous happening.

Director: Raymond Gauthier | Star: John Boylan

Votes: 6

30. Solomennyy bychok (1954)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.5
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Animated adaptation of Ukrainian folk tale.

Directors: Leonid Aristov, Olga Khodatayeva

Votes: 31

31. Girlfriend (1989)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Director: Elena Gavrilko

Votes: 33

32. Chudo-melnitsa (1950)

18 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale "Zhernovki".

Director: Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Nikolay Aleksandrovich, Boris Chirkov, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 24

33. Tri meshka khitrostey (1954)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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Animatad adaptation of Ukrainian folk tale about crafty Fox and credulous Hedgehog.

Directors: Olga Khodatayeva, Pyotr Nosov

Votes: 20

34. Sehzade Murat ve Gülnaz Sultan (1966)

Fantasy, Romance

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Director: Nuri Akinci | Stars: Yusuf Sezgin, Sevda Ferdag, Tunç Oral, Nevzat Kigi

35. The Invisible Hand (1962)

38 min | Short

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Director: Veronica Leo-Hongell | Stars: Edna Burret, Emma Väänänen

36. Zolotye kolosya (1958)

20 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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Pined Poor orphans, Yanka and Olesya, pined their field. They wanted to start sowing, but the Miller came and took all their wealth from them - a basket of selected grain. He wanted to take... See full summary »

Directors: Leonid Aristov, Olga Khodatayeva | Stars: Nina Gulyaeva, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksandr Khanov, Georgiy Millyar

Votes: 14

37. Volk i semero kozlyat (1938)

Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale.

Director: Sarra Mokil

38. The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd (2019)

Animation, Short

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39. Askepott (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Family

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A Norwegian stage play based on the popular folk tale about Cinderella.

Directors: Runar Borge, Knut Midttun | Stars: Juni Dahr, Randi Lindtner Næss, Ann-Britt Langeland, Reidun Nortvedt

40. The Magical Power of Fan Li Hwa (1971)

Adventure, Fantasy

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Director: Kuo Hua Li | Stars: Lan Pai, Yang Yueh, Fu Sheng Tsui, Chi Ma

41. Repka (1936)

Animation, Short, Family

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Animated adaptation of Russian folk tale "Repka" ("The Giant Turnip").

Director: Sarra Mokil

42. Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby (1972)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.1
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Based on national negro fairy tales about Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox.

Director: Tadeush Pavlenko | Stars: Vitaliy Derkach, Valentin Dukler, Lyudmila Kozub

Votes: 8

43. Ali Baba and 40 Thieves (1982 Video Game)

Family

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44. Gora samotsvetov (2005– )
Episode: The Gifts of the Black Raven (2012)

12 min | Animation

6.1
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Gocha is always cheerful and welcoming to his friends. It's a pity that he sometimes has nothing to offer. Once, his visitors turned out to be birds with their King Raven. The host decides to do his best to please his guests.

Director: Stepan Biryukov | Stars: Paata Abzhandadze, Aleksandr Lenkov, Temur Sikmashvili, Nani Tsetskhladze

Votes: 9

45. Gora samotsvetov (2005– )
Episode: The Hotan Carpet Tale (2012)

12 min | Animation

6.5
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A proverb says that it's easier to gather sand with a needle than to weave a carpet. A Hotan carpet tells an epic tale in which the carpet itself is the motif - a legend of the predators ... See full summary »

Director: Natalya Berezovaya | Stars: Sergei Kapkov, Sergey Merinov, Eduard Nazarov, Aleksandr Plyushchev

Votes: 8

46. Gora samotsvetov (2005– )
Episode: Zlydni (2005)

12 min | Animation

8.0
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Directors: Stepan Koval, Sergey Merinov | Stars: Yuriy Kovalenko, Aleksandr Lenkov, Yevgeniy Shakh, Irma Vitovskaya

Votes: 114



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