The Best Medieval Movies Films

The Best Medieval Movies

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What are the best medieval movies? Kings, sword fights, jousting, horses... fire, pillaging, knights, people with English accents saying "m'lady" and "ye"... This is a list of all the greatest medieval movies ever made, from movies about The Dark Ages to Renaissance films. Many of these may also be considered to be movies about knights. The best movies that take place in the Middle Ages are listed and can be sorted by categories. What films take place in medieval times?

They can also be imported into your own list of medieval films. For more interesting movie lists, check out the samurai movies, gangster films, and Holocaust movies lists.


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    - 356
    Braveheart

    the people's #1
    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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  2. 2
    + 1147
    - 281
    Kingdom of Heaven


    Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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  3. 3
    + 740
    - 138
    Gladiator

    added by CherylMakingMovesFoster
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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  4. 4
    + 527
    - 236
    Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

    most listed
    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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  5. 5
    + 486
    - 179
    The Name of the Rose


    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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  6. 6
    + 498
    - 187
    Excalibur


    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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  7. 7
    + 575
    - 189
    The 13th Warrior


    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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  8. 8
    + 694
    - 322
    A Knight's Tale


    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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  9. 9
    + 574
    - 220
    King Arthur


    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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  10. 10
    + 294
    - 102
    Ironclad

    added by Vitoruk
    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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  11. 11
    + 211
    - 84
    The Lion in Winter


    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  12. 12
    + 200
    - 65
    Arn – The Knight Templar

    added by RazvanPop
    Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez

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  13. 13
    + 224
    - 117
    Henry V


    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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  14. 14
    + 235
    - 118
    Ladyhawke


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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  15. 15
    + 192
    - 100
    Sword in the Stone


    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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  16. 16
    + 234
    - 102
    Dragonheart

    added by JoshSimmons
    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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  17. 17
    + 193
    - 106
    Merlin


    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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  18. 18
    + 120
    - 50
    The Vikings

    added by OCD Man
    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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  19. 19
    + 75
    - 16
    The Princess Bride

    added by erich-henson
    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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  20. 20
    + 83
    - 32
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    added by Tirichin Amazigh
    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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  21. 21
    + 200
    - 158
    The Seventh Seal


    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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  22. 22
    + 108
    - 70
    The Passion of Joan of Arc


    Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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  23. 23
    + 140
    - 113
    A Man for All Seasons


    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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  24. 24
    + 215
    - 163
    The Last Legion


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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  25. 25
    + 188
    - 149


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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  26. 26
    + 159
    - 132
    Ever After: A Cinderella Story


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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  27. 27
    + 126
    - 80
    Timeline

    added by JoshSimmons
    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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  28. 28
    + 251
    - 236
    First Knight


    Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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  29. 29
    + 123
    - 105
    Hamlet


    Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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  30. 30
    + 148
    - 123
    Camelot


    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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  31. 31
    + 78
    - 48
    Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End

    added by RazvanPop
    Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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  32. 32
    + 68
    - 43
    Ivanhoe

    added by OCD Man
    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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  33. 33
    + 78
    - 54
    Beowulf

    added by RicLee
    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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  34. 34
    + 46
    - 29
    Alexander Nevsky

    added by RazvanPop
    Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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  35. 35
    + 42
    - 8
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    added by but chickens double d
    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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  36. 36
    + 79
    - 61
    Pathfinder

    added by RazvanPop
    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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  37. 37
    + 20
    - 5
    El Cid

    added by james-m-lengyel
    Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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  38. 38
    + 128
    - 124
    Season of the Witch

    added by JoshSimmons
    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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  39. 39
    + 26
    - 16
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    added by but chickens double d
    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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  40. 40
    + 36
    - 27
    Cromwell


    Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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  41. 41
    + 69
    - 66
    Knights of the Round Table


    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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  42. 42
    + 37
    - 15
    Last Knights

    added by isaac-maitre
    Last Knights Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis

  43. 43
    + 23
    - 28
    The Reckoning


    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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  44. 44
    + 28
    - 34
    The Black Knight


    Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews

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  45. 45
    + 23
    - 8
    Highlander

    added by but chickens double d
    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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  46. 46
    + 23
    - 13
    Henry V

    added by but chickens double d
    Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks

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  47. 47
    + 14
    - 7
    Robin Hood

    added by but chickens double d
    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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  48. 48
    + 22
    - 30
    Prince Valiant


    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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  49. 49
    + 55
    - 67
    Avalon


    Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Quinn

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  50. 50
    + 25
    - 34
    A Viking Saga

    added by RazvanPop
    Kim Sønderholm, Erik Holmey, Ken Vedsegaard

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