The Best Medieval Movies Films

The Best Medieval Movies

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List Criteria: Vote up all of the best movies that feature medieval times or themes.

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?

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    Monty Python and the Quest for... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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    A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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    The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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    King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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    Henry V is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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    The Lion in Winter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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    Dragonheart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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    Ironclad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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    The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    A Man for All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Arn – The Knight Templar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez

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    First Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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    The Vikings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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    Highlander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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    Beowulf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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    El Cid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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    The Last Legion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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    Camelot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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    Ivanhoe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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    Timeline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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    Pathfinder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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    Arn - The Kingdom at Road's En... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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    Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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    Alexander Nevsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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    Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Daniella Alonso

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    Willow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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    Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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    Knights of the Round Table is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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    The Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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    Legend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Man of La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Sophia Loren, Peter O'Toole, Brian Blessed

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