The Best Movies About The Crusades

The best movies about the crusades put your right on the battlefield. These crusades movies is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about crusades are at the top of the list. But which one is the best?  You get to help decide by voting up your favorite crusades movies. The films on this list are the most famous crusades movies of all time, such as Kingdom of Heaven and Arn: The Knight Templar so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already.

If you've ever asked yourself the questions, "What are the best crusades movies?" and "What is the greatest crusades movie of all time?" You're in the right place.

Various bits of information are included with these popular crusades movies, such as who directed them, when they were released, and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these crusades movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, or other streaming platform, these good crusades movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

  • Kingdom of Heaven
    Photo: Kingdom of Heaven / 20th Century Fox

    What do you get when Ridley Scott decides to direct a movie about the Crusades? Big stars like Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Edward Norton, and you'll be treated to large sweeping landscapes along with spectacular battle sequences in this Crusades war movie. Looking for a good introduction to the Crusades via the medium of film, start here.

    • Actors: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Arn: The Knight Templar
    Photo: Arn: The Knight Templar / Svensk Filmindustri

    This Swedish epic about a young man who is trained by a former Knight Templar, later becoming a full fledged Knight himself. Arn is a great film that has garnered a large audience and even spawned a sequel. But if you didn't catch each film individually, you're in luck as there is a supercut that was released internationally. You might even recognize the verteran actor Stellan Skarsgård. Lastly, if you love this film and want more, be sure to read the books that it is based on, Jan Guillou's Crusades trilogy.

    • Actors: Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson, Vincent Pérez, Simon Callow, Milind Soman
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Peter Flinth
  • 3
    Photo: Ironclad / ARC Entertainment

    This film shows the darker side of the Crusades as it follows James Purefoy who plays Thomas Marshall, a disillusioned Knight Templar who wants to be released from his order. Obviously it's not going to be that easy. Audeinces are treated to epic battle scenes, performances from big stars like Brian Cox, Kate Mara, and Paul Giamatti, and historically accurate prologue and epilogue.

    • Actors: Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Charles Dance
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Jonathan English
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    El Cid
    Photo: El Cid / Allied Artists

    Fans of classic cinema will recognize this film as a true epic. Clocking in at over three hours, get ready to explore the known world during the Cursades through the eyes of Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (Charlton Heston) and the love of his life, Doña Ximena who is played by the great Sofia Loren. This is great option if you tend to watch movies with a partner who prefers romances as this film is a mix of action alongside a great love story.

    • Actors: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Anthony Mann