Most Popular Ancestor Movies and TV Shows
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1. Coco (I) (2017)
PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Votes: 308,495 | Gross: $209.73M
2. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 206,018 | Gross: $77.59M
3. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 71,942 | Gross: $67.41M
4. Assassin's Creed (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.
Votes: 171,693 | Gross: $54.65M
5. Only God Forgives (2013)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Votes: 102,595 | Gross: $0.78M
6. Alpha (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
Votes: 46,829 | Gross: $35.85M
8. The Haunting (1999)
PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.
Votes: 68,206 | Gross: $91.41M
9. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Votes: 51,369 | Gross: $40.85M
11. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 29,886 | Gross: $50.01M
13. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Votes: 27,129 | Gross: $2.60M
15. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.
Votes: 18,126 | Gross: $16.68M
16. Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Crime
Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.
17. Possession (2002)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
Votes: 12,484 | Gross: $10.10M
18. The Resurrected (1991)
R | 108 min | Horror
Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.
19. Grey Owl (1999)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.
Votes: 3,241 | Gross: $0.63M
20. Let's Make Love (1960)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
Votes: 6,211 | Gross: $6.54M
21. The Last Wave (1977)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
23. Dementia 13 (2017)
Unrated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
At a wealthy family estate, extortionists go after their matriarch and her inheritance while a ghost and and ax-wielding figure lurk in the shadows.
24. The Midnight Hour (1985 TV Movie)
Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?
25. Basil (1998)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
27. House of Dark Shadows (1970)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.
28. The Dead Lands (2014)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure
After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.
Votes: 4,274 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Castello Cavalcanti (2013)
Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.
30. Ten Canoes (2006)
Unrated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,258 | Gross: $0.28M
32. Antonia's Line (1995)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
Votes: 7,809 | Gross: $4.82M
33. A Family Thing (1996)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Earl Pilcher, Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,062 | Gross: $10.12M
34. Blood and Roses (1960)
Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A lonely and bitter young heiress - jealous of her cousin's engagement to another woman - becomes dangerously obsessed with legends surrounding a vampire ancestor, who supposedly murdered the young brides of the man she loved.
36. The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance
In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon sends Captain Renault of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche and Major Nicolet to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked ... See full summary »
37. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
39. Fangs of the Living Dead (1969)
PG | 88 min | Horror
A beautiful virgin inherits a castle, but when she arrives at it, she finds that the inhabitants include a strange nobleman and a bevy of beautiful women she suspects may be vampires.
40. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.
42. The Last Samurai (1990)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the trail of a samurai ancestor, two Japanese businessmen on a quest for spiritual fulfillment arrive in Africa with a group of tourists, only to get kidnapped by the local guerrilla leader. A tough mercenary must rescue them.
43. Painted Fire (2002)
Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.
Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $0.06M
44. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.
45. She (1935)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »
46. The Man in Grey (1943)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance
After a brutish, hedonistic Marquis marries a pretty young Clarissa to act as a 'brood sow,' he begins an affair with her friend who plots to take her place.
47. Last Train Home (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama
A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.
Votes: 3,304 | Gross: $0.29M
48. A Dream of Kings (1969)
R | 107 min | Drama
A Greek American father of a dying boy decides to take his son to Greece to breathe the clean air of his ancestors, in an attempt to save the boy's life. However, money is a problem.
49. The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
G | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a ... See full summary »
50. Close to Eden (1991)
PG | 119 min | Drama
The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »