Film list based on genre "Legend" - 43 entry


  • Sunan Gunung Jati (1985)

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    Although the character is a historical figure and one of the nine wali (guardians) in Java, the film approaches the story as legend. Sunan Gunung Jati aka Syarif Hidayatulah is portrayed in this film as the grandson of King Siliwangi, who settles in Egypt with his parents, since childhood. His mother wants him to devote himself…

  • Sunan Kalijaga dan Syech Siti Jenar (1985)

     (4.5/10) (2)

    (title translation: Sunan Kalijaga and Syech Siti Jenar) The civil war of Paregreg has made Majapahit lose its authority. The situation is chaotic and the people are suffering. Many regents want to replace Majapahit. In these circumstances, Islam begins to spread in Java. The walis (guardians) known as Wali Songo establish Islamic boarding schools. One of…

  • Putri Duyung (1985)

    (title translation: Mermaid Princess) Tintus, a sailor who works on an offshore oilrig, sees a beautiful mermaid in the middle of the ocean. He tells his friend Tigor who thinks that Tintus is just daydreaming about his girlfriend. Once ashore, a bitter reality awaits him. A gang of robbers led by Erna, a heartbroken former girlfriend,…

  • Ratu Sakti Calon Arang (1985)

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    (title translation: Calon Arang the Powerful Queen) Calon Arang, a widow with supernatural power, plans to seize the Daha throne. Her ambition scares the people. Her daughter, Ratna Mangali, is different from her mother. She is kind and often helps the people. This makes Calon Arang angry, and as a result, men are afraid to propose…

  • Lutung Kasarung (1983)

    (title translation: The Enchanted Monkey or The Disguised Monkey) Based on the West Java legend; Guru Minda, one of the gods who later becomes Lutung Kasarung, is cursed by his own mother, Sunan Ambu, for his desire to be a human, to find a human wife as beautiful as his mother. So she turns him into a…

  • Pelangi di Langit Singosari (1972)

     (6/10) (1)

      Pelangi di Langit Singosari  In the legend of Ken Dedes’, historically known as the wife of Tunggul Ametung who later becomes king of Singosari, she was therefore the first queen of Singosari, in Java. In the film, Ken Dedes (Emilia Contessa) is still an innocent girl who has just started dating , but is taken…

  • Malin Kundang (Anak Durhaka) (1971)

     (7/10) (1)

    (title translation: Malin Kundang (The Bastard)) Malin is the son of a poor widow who lives by the sea. His experience of poverty creates his obsession with power and wealth. He soon signs on with a ship crew and is trained to become a great and wealthy sailor. When he returns to his village, he refuses…

  • La Tando di Toradja (1971)

    (title translation: La Tando in Toradja) La Tando, the ugly prince from Bugis, finds a magical talisman in the river during his journey. Two of his guards who try to grab it are dead but La Tando is spared the same fate. The magic object is an orange containing a pinch of a very long hair…

  • Loetoeng Kasaroeng (1926)

    (literal translation of Loetoeng Kasaroeng: The Enchanted Monkey or The Disguised Monkey) Although foreign-produced, this was the first feature film in Indonesia to present an original Indonesian story, based on a well-known legend in West Java, which concerns the wisdom of not judging a book by its cover. Purbasari is scorned for having a monkey as her…

  • Si Manis Jembatan Ancol (1973)

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    Title translation: The Sweet Girl of Ancol Bridge H. Acim (Mansjur Sjah) who is seriously ill wants to see his daughter Mariah (Lenny Marlina) become a bride. Actually Mariah has been dating John (Farouk Afero), an Indo, but to cheer up his father who wants to see his future son-in-law, she introduces Husin (Kris Biantoro), a…