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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    Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Monty Python and the Quest for... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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

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    Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Kingdom of Heaven Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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


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

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


    Excalibur 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


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

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    King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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    The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


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

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


    Henry V 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


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

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    Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


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

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    Ironclad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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


    Ladyhawke 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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    Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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


    First Knight Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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    Arn – The Knight Templar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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    Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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


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

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


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

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    A Man for All Seasons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


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

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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    The Last Legion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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


    Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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


    Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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


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

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

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    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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

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    Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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

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    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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

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    Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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

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    Dmitri Orlov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Sergei Blinnikov

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    Arn - The Kingdom at Road's En... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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

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    El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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

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    Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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

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


    Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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

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    Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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


    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Daniella Alonso

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    Knights of the Round Table is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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


    Maleficent Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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


    Legend Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

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    Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Medieval Movies


    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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


    Peter Cushing, Alan Ladd, Harry Andrews

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    A Viking Saga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Medieval Movies

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    Kim Sønderholm, Erik Holmey, Ken Vedsegaard

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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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