Once Upon a Time...

by yrnej | created - 06 Sep 2014 | updated - 14 Sep 2014 | Public

These aren't exactly fairy tales, but which of these "Once Upon a Time" titles is your favorite?

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1. Once Upon a Time (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson

Votes: 868

Once Upon a Time

2. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 284,216 | Gross: $5.32M

Once Upon a Time in the West

3. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

77 Metascore

A low-life bandit and an IRA explosives expert rebel against the existing government and become heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 27,835

Once Upon a Time in the Revolution

4. Once Upon a Time (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

"Once Upon a Time" is a mix of the fairy tales Mother Holle and Cinderella. Maria, Bello, and Mr. Bottle are quite happy. However, life changes when a wandering con artist tricks Mr. Bottle... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Kauka | Stars: Ursula Heyer, Martin Hirthe, Tilly Lauenstein, Arnold Marquis

Votes: 135

Once Upon a Time

5. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 291,222 | Gross: $5.32M

Once Upon a Time in America

6. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, History

Late 1800s Foshan, Guangdong: Wong Fei Hung/Jet Li trains men in martial arts to help defend against foreign powers already holding Hong Kong and Macau. He looks after cute 13th Aunt, who's just returned from England. Lots of fight scenes.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Biao Yuen, Jacky Cheung

Votes: 16,452

Once Upon a Time in China

7. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, David Chiang

Votes: 8,642

Once Upon a Time in China II

8. Once Upon a Time in China III (1992)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Xin Xin Xiong

Votes: 6,145 | Gross: $3.56M

Once Upon a Time in China III

9. Once Upon a Time in China IV (1993)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action

Wong Fei Hung must deal with both foreign threats and the nationalist Red Lantern Society in this continuation of the popular kung fu series.

Director: Bun Yuen | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Jean Wang, Siu Chung Mok, Xin Xin Xiong

Votes: 871

Once Upon a Time in China IV

10. Once Upon a Time in China V (1994)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action

Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Rosamund Kwan, Siu Chung Mok, Kent Cheng

Votes: 767

Once Upon a Time in China V

11. Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

Following an ambush in his visit to America, Wong Fei-hung becomes separated from his fellow travelers and suffers memory loss.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong, Kwok-Pong Chan

Votes: 3,371

Once Upon a Time in China and America

12. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 97,632 | Gross: $0.07M

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

13. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Vanessa Feltz

Votes: 4,040 | Gross: $0.17M

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

14. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 148,937 | Gross: $56.36M

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

15. Once Upon a Time in the Hood (2004)

94 min | Action

In the gang infested neighborhoods nearby Chicago's Little Village, Raul follows in the footsteps of his older brother Freddy.  Raul's destiny as a member of the Latin Crowns street gang ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Frausto | Stars: Eric Aviles, Aimee Bravo, Carmen Cenko, Ivan Chaparro

Votes: 105

Once Upon a Time in the Hood

16. Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles. Two young boys living in a refugee camp are doing their best living in these... See full summary »

Director: Hyeong-jun Bae | Stars: Wan Lee, Chang-ui Song, Greena Park, Ki-young Lee

Votes: 125

Once Upon a Time in Seoul

17. Once Upon a Time in Dublin (2009)

97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The violent story of Jay and Jonnie Linski, two Polish-Irish brothers who try to come to terms with the brutal murder of their youngest sibling, Danny. The story follows the terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Figgis | Stars: Emmett J Scanlan, Eoin Macken, Bill Fellows, Karl Hayden

Votes: 40

Once Upon a Time in Dublin

18. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him and a police officer is caught in the middle.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai

Votes: 15,416

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

19. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 36,965 | Gross: $0.14M

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

20. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 201,606

Once Upon a Time

21. Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A woman tries to make a life for herself in a violent Brazilian city.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: Maeve Jinkings, João Miguel, Marcelo Gomes, Hermila Guedes

Votes: 571

Once Upon a Time Veronica

22. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After killing his mentor, a gangster comes into power to rule over Mumbai. In the process he falls for an aspiring actress, nevertheless he finds that his protege has fallen for her too which leads to enmity between them.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 6,290

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!

23. Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Assigned to protect a small town in Vietnam, Dao arrives to fight against the crime boss; but soon his past catches up with him, threatening to destroy the cherished village.

Director: Dustin Nguyen | Stars: Dustin Nguyen, Van Veronica Ngo, Roger Yuan, Thai Hoa

Votes: 442

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam

24. Once Upon a Time in Queens (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Recently released from prison, an ex-mafia boss tries not to fall into his old habits, but surviving outside of the mafia is harder than it seems.

Director: David Rodriguez | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nittoli

Votes: 367

Once Upon a Time in Queens

25. Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (I) (2013)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime

15 Metascore

After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.

Director: Paul Borghese | Stars: Armand Assante, William DeMeo, Cathy Moriarty, Ice-T

Votes: 557

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn

26. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole.

Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 11,052

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

27. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime

A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

Director: Ching-Po Wong | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Philip Ng, Andy On, Kuan Tai Chen

Votes: 1,811

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai



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