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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    The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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    A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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

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    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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

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    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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    Arn – The Knight Templar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez

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    Henry V is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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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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    Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    The Vikings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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    A Man for All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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

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    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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    First Knight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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


    Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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    Camelot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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    Arn - The Kingdom at Road's En... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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

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    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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    Pathfinder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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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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    The Adventures of Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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

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    Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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

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    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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    El Cid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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    Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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    Knights of the Round Table is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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

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    Last Knights Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis

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    The Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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


    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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    Henry V is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks

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    The Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews

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    A Viking Saga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kim Sønderholm, Erik Holmey, Ken Vedsegaard

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

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    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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    Avalon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Quinn

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