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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    Braveheart

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

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  2. 2
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    - 275
    Kingdom of Heaven


    Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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  3. 3
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    - 130
    Gladiator

    added by CherylMakingMovesFoster
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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  4. 4
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    - 172
    The Name of the Rose


    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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  5. 5
    + 513
    - 219
    Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail


    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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  6. 6
    + 480
    - 182
    Excalibur


    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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  7. 7
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    - 182
    The 13th Warrior


    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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  8. 8
    + 676
    - 312
    A Knight's Tale


    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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  9. 9
    + 560
    - 212
    King Arthur


    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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  10. 10
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    - 91
    Ironclad

    added by Vitoruk
    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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  11. 11
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    - 79
    The Lion in Winter


    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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  12. 12
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    - 57
    Arn – The Knight Templar

    added by RazvanPop
    Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez

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  13. 13
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    - 113
    Henry V


    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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  14. 14
    + 230
    - 109
    Ladyhawke


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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  15. 15
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    - 93
    Sword in the Stone


    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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  16. 16
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    - 97
    Dragonheart

    added by JoshSimmons
    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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  17. 17
    + 187
    - 100
    Merlin


    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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  18. 18
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    - 46
    The Vikings

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

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  19. 19
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    - 11
    The Princess Bride

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

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  20. 20
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    - 150
    The Seventh Seal


    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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  21. 21
    + 72
    - 30
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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

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    - 141


    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    + 135
    - 110
    A Man for All Seasons


    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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    + 206
    - 157
    The Last Legion


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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    + 157
    - 129
    Ever After: A Cinderella Story


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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  26. 26
    + 102
    - 67
    The Passion of Joan of Arc


    Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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    + 120
    - 75
    Timeline

    added by JoshSimmons
    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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  28. 28
    + 247
    - 232
    First Knight


    Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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    + 121
    - 103
    Hamlet


    Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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  30. 30
    + 147
    - 119
    Camelot


    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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    + 77
    - 44
    Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End

    added by RazvanPop
    Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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  32. 32
    + 77
    - 51
    Beowulf

    added by RicLee
    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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    + 65
    - 41
    Ivanhoe

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

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    + 78
    - 59
    Pathfinder

    added by RazvanPop
    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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    + 36
    - 7
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

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

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    + 24
    - 12
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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    + 35
    - 23
    Cromwell


    Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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  38. 38
    + 126
    - 120
    Season of the Witch

    added by JoshSimmons
    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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  39. 39
    + 42
    - 27
    Alexander Nevsky

    added by RazvanPop
    Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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    + 13
    - 3
    El Cid

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

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  41. 41
    + 36
    - 11
    Last Knights

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

  42. 42
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    - 64
    Knights of the Round Table


    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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    + 28
    - 31
    The Black Knight


    Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews

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    + 23
    - 10
    Henry V

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

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  45. 45
    + 21
    - 26
    The Reckoning


    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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  46. 46
    + 21
    - 6
    Highlander

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

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  47. 47
    + 25
    - 31
    A Viking Saga

    added by RazvanPop
    Kim Sønderholm, Erik Holmey, Ken Vedsegaard

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    + 20
    - 25
    Anonymous

    added by RazvanPop
    Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi

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    + 19
    - 27
    Prince Valiant


    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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    + 11
    - 4
    Dragonslayer

    added by but chickens double d
    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol

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