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The Best Knight Movies

Updated July 23, 2020 12.1k votes 3.2k voters 565.1k views44 items

List RulesAny 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, and some may herald dumb tropes, but they are 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
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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

    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen

    Released2004

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

    The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Willow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Willow

    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Howard

    Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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

    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie

    Released1996

    Directed byRob Cohen

    Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Arn –The Kingdom at the End of is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Arn –The Kingdom at the End of the Road

    Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Flinth

    Arn – The Knight Templar is a 2007 epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Ladyhawke

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Highlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Highlander

    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

    Released1986

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ivanhoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Ivanhoe

    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

    Released1952

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    First Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, William Keighley

    The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    The Name of the Rose

    Sean Connery, Christian Slater

    Released1986

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    The Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ironclad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Ironclad

    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti

    Released2011

    Directed byJonathan English

    Ironclad is a 2011 adventure film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    The Eagle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    The Eagle

    Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland

    Released2011

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    The Eagle is a 2011 historical adventure film set in Roman Britain directed by Kevin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Barron

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    Centurion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Centurion

    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2010

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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    Knights of the Round Table is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Knights of the Round Table

    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor

    Released1953

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 British historical film made by MGM. Directed by Richard... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dragonslayer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Knight Movies
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    Dragonslayer

    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson

    Released1981

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

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