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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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Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

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1,467 528
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The Name of the Rose Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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CherylMakingMovesFoster added 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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Tirichin Amazigh added Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

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

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erich-henson added The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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

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OCD Man added Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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Ladyhawke Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina

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OCD Man added The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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james-m-lengyel added El Cid Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston, Herbert Lom

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but chickens double d added Robin Hood: Men in Tights Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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RazvanPop added 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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JoshSimmons added Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

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but chickens double d added Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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RicLee added Beowulf Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich

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but chickens double d added The Adventures of Robin Hood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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Vitoruk added Ironclad Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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First Knight Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

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Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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Camelot Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Franco Nero

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

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Willow Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

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JoshSimmons added Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen

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

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Dimos Dicoudis added Robin Hood Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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Merlin Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones

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

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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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RazvanPop added 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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RazvanPop added Pathfinder Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown

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but chickens double d added Henry V Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks

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Becket Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

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

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Dimos Dicoudis added Vikings

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Dimos Dicoudis added Tristan and Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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

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Dimos Dicoudis added Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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JoshSimmons added Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman