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The Best Knight Movies

Updated January 15, 2021 12.6k votes 3.2k voters 567.3k views81 items

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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 is funny, Gladiator is action-packed, and Braveheart is inspiring, they are all also 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.

  • Kingdom of Heaven1
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Gladiator2
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Excalibur3
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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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  • Braveheart4
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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  • A Knight's Tale5
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    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail6
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • The Princess Bride7
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • King Arthur8
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    King Arthur

    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen

    Released2004

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves9
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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  • The 13th Warrior10
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    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

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  • Willow11
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    Willow

    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Dragonheart12
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    Dragonheart

    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie

    Released1996

    Directed byRob Cohen

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  • Arn: The Knight Templar13
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    Arn: The Knight Templar

    Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Flinth

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  • Ladyhawke14
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    Ladyhawke

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Highlander15
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    Highlander

    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

    Released1986

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • First Knight16
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    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Zucker

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  • The Adventures of Robin Hood17
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, William Keighley

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  • The Name of the Rose18
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    The Name of the Rose

    Sean Connery, Christian Slater

    Released1986

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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  • Ironclad19
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    Ironclad

    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti

    Released2011

    Directed byJonathan English

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  • Ivanhoe20
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    Ivanhoe

    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

    Released1952

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

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  • The Eagle21
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    The Eagle

    Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland

    Released2011

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

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  • Merlin22
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    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Barron

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  • Centurion23
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    Centurion

    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2010

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • Knights of the Round Table24
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    Knights of the Round Table

    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor

    Released1953

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

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  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights25
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

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