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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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Jack and the Beanstalk Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dorothy Ford Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1952 American family comedy film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a comic revision of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Vlad Țepeș Ernest Maftei Vlad Țepeș is a 1979 Romanian historical drama film directed by Doru Năstase.

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coolazice added Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John ...more

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Lancelot of the Lake Humbert Balsan, Laura Duke Condominas, Joseph-Patrick Le Quidre Lancelot du Lac is a 1974 film that was written and directed by Robert Bresson. It relates the story of Lancelot and Guinevere's love as Camelot and the Round Table fall apart. It is based on ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film directed and produced by Mel Gibson. It was written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Set in pre-Columbian Petén, Guatemala, around the year ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Pathfinder Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Helgi Skulason, Mikkel Gaup Pathfinder is a 1987 Norwegian action-adventure film written and directed by Nils Gaup. The film is based on an old Sami legend. It was the first full-length film in Sami, and it was nominated ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Bruce Oliver Reed, Brian Blessed, Hildegarde Neil The Bruce is a 1996 film set in Scotland and England in the early 14th century. The film focuses primarily on the rise to power of Robert I of Scotland, culminating in the Battle of Bannockburn ...more

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RazvanPop added Fetih 1453 İbrahim Çelikkol, Cengiz Coşkun, Sedat Mert Fetih 1453 is a 2012 Turkish epic action film directed by Faruk Aksoy and produced by Faruk Aksoy, Servet Aksoy and Ayşe Germen. Starring Devrim Evin, İbrahim Çelikkol and Dilek Serbest, ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Viking Sagas Sven-Ole Thorsen, Ralf Möller, Ingibjorg Stefansdottir The Viking Sagas is an American film from 1995, directed by Michael Chapman, starring Ralf Möller and Sven-Ole Thorsen.

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Just Visiting Christina Applegate, Tara Reid, Malcolm McDowell Just Visiting is a 2001 comedy that is a remake of the French film Les Visiteurs, it also serves as a spinoff of the original film and its sequel, Les Visiteurs 2. It stars Jean Reno, Christina ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Prince Vladimir Sergey Bezrukov, Dmitri Nazarov, Vladimir Gostyukhin Prince Vladimir is a 2006 Russian traditionally-animated feature film loosely based on the story of Prince Vladimir, a historically important figure who converted Kievan Rus' to Christianity a ...more

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin Claude Rains, Jim Backus, Van Johnson The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an American ninety-minute musical film in color, originally made as a television special and first shown by NBC on November 26, 1957, as their Thanksgiving Day ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added King Lear Paul Scofield, Cyril Cusack, Patrick Magee King Lear is a 1971 British film adaptation of the Shakespeare play directed by Peter Brook and starring Paul Scofield.

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Black Rose Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, Tyrone Power The Black Rose is a 1950 20th Century-Fox Technicolor film starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, loosely based on Thomas B. Costain's book. It was filmed partly on location in England and ...more

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Pendragon: Sword of His Father Aaron Burns, Nathan Ashton, Marilyn Burns Pendragon: Sword of His Father is a 2008 Christian historical fiction film based on the Arthurian legend directed by Chad Burns. It was filmed in five U.S. states, and was released on November ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Crusaders Franco Nero, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Barbora Bobuľová The Crusaders is a 2001 Italian television mini-series made into a color feature film written by Andrea Porporati and directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard. The movie shows in English. Also known ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Decameron Pier Paolo Pasolini, Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti The Decameron is a 1971 film by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. It is the first movie of Pasolini's Trilogy of life, the others being ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Charlemagne, le prince à cheval Charlemagne, le prince à cheval is a 1993 television miniseries about the life of Charlemagne. It consists of five episodes and covers the period from the death of his father, Pepin the ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Brother Sun, Sister Moon Alec Guinness, Judi Bowker, Peter Firth Brother Sun, Sister Moon is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Barbarossa Rutger Hauer, Abraham Murphy, Kasia Smutniak Barbarossa is a 2009 film set primarily in northern Italy during the late 12th century. Despite the film's title, Friedrich "Barbarossa" features only as a supporting character in this ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Andrei Rublev Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Rolan Bykov Andrei Rublev, also known as The Passion According to Andrei, is a 1966 Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky from a screenplay written by him and Andrei Konchalovsky. The film is loosely ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Viking Donald Crisp, Pauline Starke, LeRoy Mason The Viking was the first feature-length Technicolor film that featured a soundtrack, and the first film made in Technicolor's Process 3. It stars Pauline Starke, Donald Crisp and LeRoy Mason. ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added King Richard and the Crusaders Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey King Richard and the Crusaders is a 1954 historical drama film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by David Butler and produced by Henry Blanke from a screenplay by John Twist based on Sir ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 124 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
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Dimos Dicoudis added Joan of Arc Neil Patrick Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole Joan Of Arc is a 1999 adventure biography drama history film written by Michael Alexander Miller, Ronald Parker and directed by Christian Duguay.

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Dark Avenger Errol Flynn, Peter Finch, Michael Hordern The Dark Avenger is a 1955 English Adventure film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was written by Daniel B. Ullman. The film stars Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru and Peter Finch. The music score ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Ironclad: Battle for Blood Ironclad: Battle for Blood is a 2013 action adventure film written by Jonathan English and Stephen McDool.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Prince of Jutland Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren Prince of Jutland is a 1994 film adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th century works of Saxo Grammaticus, which was also the inspiration for Shakespeare's ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Francis of Assisi Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart Francis of Assisi is a 1961 DeLuxe CinemaScope film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the novel The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl. It was shot entirely in Italy. The film was a box office ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Stealing Heaven Denholm Elliott, Kim Thomson, Derek de Lint Stealing Heaven is a 1988 film, a costume drama based on the French 12th century medieval romance of Peter Abelard and Héloïse and on a historical novel by Marion Meade. The director

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In the Name of the King: a Dun... is listed (or ranked) 131 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
fireblade7 added In the Name of the King: a Dungeon Siege Tale

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Dimos Dicoudis added Lady Godiva of Coventry Clint Eastwood, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen Lady Godiva of Coventry is an American historical drama film, directed by Arthur Lubin and released in 1955. It starred Maureen O'Hara in the title role. English actor Alec Harford who portrayed ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Grendel Marina Sirtis, Ben Cross, Chris Bruno Grendel is a 2007 television film directed by Nick Lyon that is very loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. The television film was produced by the Sci Fi channel as an original ...more

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atc66 added Savulun Battal Gazi Geliyor Savulun Battal Gazi Geliyor is a 1973 historical action adventure film written by Natuk Baytan and Duygu Sağıroğlu and directed by Natuk Baytan.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula Roger Daltrey, Peter Weller, Jane March Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula is a horror-war television film, which premiered in the United States on the USA Network on Halloween, October 31, 2000. It is about Vlad III Dracula, ...more

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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 136 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
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Dimos Dicoudis added 681 AD: The Glory of Khan Djoko Rossich, Peter Slabakov, Anya Pencheva

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Dimos Dicoudis added Knights of the Teutonic Order Emil Karewicz, Aleksander Fogiel, Lucyna Winnicka Knights of the Teutonic Order is a 1960 Polish film directed by Aleksander Ford based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The plot is situated in the late-14th century and ...more

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steve-mills added The Advocate Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence The Hour of the Pig is a 1993 British/French film by writer/director Leslie Megahey, produced by the BBC. The film stars Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Nicol Williamson, Jim Carter and ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Saint Joan John Gielgud, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark Saint Joan is a 1957 British-American film adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title about the life of Joan of Arc. The restructured screenplay by Graham Greene, directed by ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Mohammad, Messenger of God Anthony Quinn, Michael Ansara, Irene Papas The Message is a 1976/1977 film and Quranic epic directed by Moustapha Akkad chronicling the life and times of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Released in Arabic and English, The Message serves ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Aguirre, the Wrath of God Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Peter Berling Aguirre, the Wrath of God, known in the UK as Aguirre, Wrath of God, is a 1972 West German epic film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski stars in the title role. The soundtrack ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added In the Shadow of the Raven Reine Brynolfsson, Sune Mangs, Helgi Skulason In the Shadow of the Raven is the title of a 1988 film by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, set in Viking Age Iceland. In the Shadow of the Raven is the second film of the legendary Raven Trilogy that ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The White Viking Reine Brynolfsson, Sune Mangs, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir The White Viking is a 1991 film set in Norway and Iceland during the reign of Olaf I of Norway. Embla is the directors cut of the White Viking and released on DVD in 2007. It was premiered at ...more

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but chickens double d added The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Richard Todd, Peter Finch, Michael Hordern The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men is a 1952 live action Disney version of the Robin Hood legend made in Technicolor and filmed in Buckinghamshire, England. It was written by Lawrence ...more

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wayne-o_brien added Dawn of the Dragonslayer Richard McWilliams, Nicola Posener, Philip Brodie

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Dimos Dicoudis added Pope Joan Olivia de Havilland, Liv Ullmann, Trevor Howard Pope Joan is a 1972 British, mediaeval costume drama film based on the story of Pope Joan. Even though modern consensus generally disputes Pope Joan as legendary, in this film she is treated as ...more

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Severed Ways: The Norse Discov... is listed (or ranked) 149 on the list The Best Medieval Movies
Dimos Dicoudis added Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Gaby Hoffmann, Tony Stone, Nathan Corbin Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America is a 2007 independent adventure drama film that tells a story of Norse explorers battling nature, natives and Christianity in North America in the ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added 1492 Conquest of Paradise Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Gérard Depardieu 1492: Conquest of Paradise is an epic 1992 European adventure/drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Roselyne Bosch, which tells the fictionalized story of the discovery of the New ...more