Adaptations

The Best Zorro Movies and Shows 

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Updated October 15, 2018 469 votes 105 voters 2.5k views 40 items

List Rules Only movies featuring Zorro as a main character.

Since the first official adaptation of Zorro in 1920, the masked hero has returned to the screen dozens of times. From TV shows and feature films to the earliest serials, Zorro stories are regularly being remade, adapted for the modern era, or the inspiration for an homage.

Disney has produced several Zorro TV shows and movies, like the 1958 Sign of Zorro or both the 1957 and the 1990 Zorro television series. Already a popular subject for movie serials in the '40s, Zorro movies were made in Italy at a rapid pace in the '60s, with multiple films released a year, like L’Ombra di Zorro, El Zorro la Volpe, and even Zorro Contro Maciste (retitled Sampson and the Slave Queen).

Adaptations of the Zorro character can be official or unofficial, with Zorro Productions controlling the trademarks and copyrights to the Zorro character. Almost all Zorro movies and shows are official but some are note, including the telenovela Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa and the anime Kaiketsu Zorro.

Whether you love them for their particular take on one of the earliest masked avengers, for their cheesiness, or how well they adapt the stories, which Zorro shows or movies are the best?

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The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more
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Zorro is an American action-adventure western drama series produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the well-known Zorro character, the series premiered on October 10, 1957 on ABC. The ...more
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The Mark of Zorro is a 1940 American adventure film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox. The action movie stars Tyrone Power as Don Diego Vega, ...more
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Zorro, also known as The New Zorro, New World Zorro, and Zorro 1990, is an American action-adventure drama series featuring Duncan Regehr as the character of Zorro. Regehr portrayed the fearless ...more
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The Mark of Zorro is a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Noah Beery. This genre-defining swashbuckler adventure was the first movie version of The Mark of Zorro. Based on the 1919 ...more
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Zorro is a 1975 Italian/French film based on the character created by Johnston McCulley. Directed by Duccio Tessari, it stars famous French actor Alain Delon as Zorro. Filmed in Spain, this ...more
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The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero ...more
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The Sign of Zorro is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.
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Zorro's Fighting Legion is a 1939 Republic Pictures film serial consisting of twelve chapters starring Reed Hadley as Zorro and directed by William Witney and John English. The plot revolves ...more
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Zorro, The Gay Blade is a 1981 feature film. This comedy features George Hamilton in a Golden Globe-nominated dual role as both Don Diego de la Vega and his gay twin brother Bunny Wigglesworth, ...more
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Zorro's Black Whip is a 1944 Republic Pictures film serial starring Linda Stirling. The film was made after the popular 1940 20th Century-Fox remake of The Mark of Zorro and Republic wasn't able ...more
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Don Q, Son of Zorro is the 1925 sequel to the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro. It was loosely based upon the 1909 novel Don Q.'s Love Story, written by the mother-and-son duo Kate and Hesketh ...more
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The Mark of Zorro is a 1974 television film and also a backdoor pilot for a television series which ABC-TV declined to pick up. The film used Alfred Newman's musical score for the 1940 film ...more
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Zorro(1981) is a cartoon about a man who fights crime and saves the day. He uses a sword to kick butt and after he is done he uses his sword to put a "Z" which stands for Zorro. He has ...more
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Sword of Zorro (La Tre Spade di Zorro)
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Zorro the Avenger
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Son of Zorro is a Republic film serial. It was the 43rd of the 66 serials produced by that studio. The serial was directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and Fred C. Brannon. George Turner starred as ...more
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The Bold Caballero is a 1936 film based on the famous character Zorro, created by Johnston McCulley. The characters Don Alejandro Vega and Bernardo are notably absent. Native American stars ...more
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Zorro Rides Again is a 12-chapter Republic Pictures film serial. It was the eighth of the sixty-six Republic serials, the third with a western theme and the last produced in 1937. The serial was ...more
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El Zorro Vengador
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Samson and the Slave Queen (Zorro Contro Maciste)
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Man with the Golden Winchester (Il Figlio di Zorro)
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The Masked Conqueror (Zorro alla corte di Spagna)
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Shades of Zorro (L'ombra di Zorro)
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