politics & history 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?

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Kingdom of Heaven Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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The Name of the Rose Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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A Knight's Tale Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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The Lion in Winter Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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Arn – The Knight Templar Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez

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Sword in the Stone Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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Ironclad Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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First Knight Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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Camelot Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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The Passion of Joan of Arc Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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The Pillars of the Earth Hayley Atwell, Donald Sutherland, Eddie Redmayne

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Willow Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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Robin Hood Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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Alexander Nevsky Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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The Last Legion Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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Pathfinder Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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Becket Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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Henry V Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks

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Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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Tristan and Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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The Lion in Winter Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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