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The Best Knight Movies  

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List Rules Any movie that features knights is qualified to be added to this list.

A list of the best knight movies ever made, with posters and information about the director, actors, and release date. What are the best movies about knights? This knight films list is a great starting point for you to make your own list of the top 10 knight movies. What are the best knight movies of all time? A Knight's Tale, Gladiator, and Braveheart are all no brainers, but there are plenty of others that could top the list. Perhaps it's Arn: The Knight Templar

You can sort this list of knight movies by title, director, or names of the actors in the knight film. This may not be all the movies about knights, but it is the best. Vote for your favorites to determine which is the greatest.

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Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...more
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more
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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Boorman

Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more
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A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus ...more
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King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

Released: 2004

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Franzoni. It stars Clive Owen as the title character, Ioan Gruffudd as Lancelot, and Keira Knightley as ...more
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Robin Hood: Prince of Th... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

Released: 1991

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, Mary ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

Released: 1999

Directed by: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton

The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Diane Venora ...more
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Willow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Howard

Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more
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Monty Python and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Knight Movies
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more
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Dragonheart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated ...more
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Arn – The Knight Templar... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Flinth

Arn – The Knight Templar is a 2007 epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the fictional Swedish Knight Templar Arn Magnusson. The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, Arn – ...more
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Highlander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

Released: 1986

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne ...more
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First Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It stars Richard Gere as Lancelot, Julia Ormond as Guinevere, Sean Connery as King Arthur and Ben Cross ...more
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Ivanhoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Released: 1952

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George ...more
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The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

The Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the same name by Umberto Eco. Sean Connery is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and Christian ...more
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Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Ironclad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan English

Ironclad is a 2011 adventure film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool, the cast includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Vladimir ...more
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The Adventures of Robin ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

Released: 1938

Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude ...more
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The Eagle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

The Eagle is a 2011 historical adventure film set in Roman Britain directed by Kevin Macdonald, and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. Adapted by Jeremy Brock from ...more
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Robin Hood: Men in Tight... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more
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The Sword in the Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

Released: 1963

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve Barron

Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more
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Knights of the Round Tab... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Knight Movies
Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

Released: 1953

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 British historical film made by MGM. Directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman, it was the first film in Cinemascope made by that studio. ...more