politics & history The Best Medieval Movies

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

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Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren Patrick Stewart

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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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King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen Ray Winstone

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson Judi Dench

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The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas Tony Curran

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Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine George Sanders

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright André the Giant

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

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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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Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie Jason Isaacs

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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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El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston Herbert Lom

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Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins John Malkovich

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

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Ironclad Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti Brian Cox

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell Sam Raimi

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Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown Michael Hayes

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Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter Glenn Close

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

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

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

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Camelot Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris Franco Nero

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Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker Michael Sheen

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

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Willow Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak Warwick Davis

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

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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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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris Timothy Dalton

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

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Pathfinder Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban Clancy Brown

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Robin Hood Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe Mark Strong

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Henry V Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton Leslie Banks

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Tristan and Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill Mark Strong

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Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter James Earl Jones

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Becket Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton John Gielgud

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Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee Ron Perlman

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Gary Oldman, Tim Roth Richard Dreyfuss

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

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