Entertainment
1.4k voters

The Best Movies About Vikings

Updated January 10, 2021 3.8k votes 1.4k voters 125.7k views40 items

List RulesFilms about Vikings and all things Norse. Vote up the best Viking movies.

With the recent release of Thor: The Dark World, there is a growing number of fans in search of some other great Viking movies. In Norse mythology, Thor was the mighty son of a Viking who had the power to wield a large hammer and invoke lightning, thunder, storms, and even bring healing powers! What are the best movies about Vikings? Vote up the best Viking films below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list all feature Vikings in one way or another, whether it's a story about completely fictional Norsemen or more of a realistic, historical film about Vikings and the roles they play throughout history.

This list features the best movies about Vikings including, Thor, Troy, The Island at the Top of the World, Hammer of the Gods, and The Long Ships. Vote up the best Viking movies below or add one you love that isn't already on the list!
Photo:
...more
  • 1
    483
    114

    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas
    The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a...  more

    More The 13th Warrior 

    #181 of 375 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#210 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • 2
    285
    89

    Valhalla Rising

    Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives
    "Visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal and highly metaphorical early medieval...  more
  • 3
    191
    77

    The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh
    The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor....  more
  • 4
    182
    73

    Pathfinder

    Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban
    Pathfinder is a 2007 American epic action film directed by Marcus Nispel, distributed by 20th...  more
  • 5
    175
    71

    Outlander

    John Hurt, Jim Caviezel
    Outlander is a 2008 American science fiction action film directed by Howard McCain and...  more

    More Outlander 

    Ranking the Best Seasons Of 'Outlander'#129 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

  • 6
    193
    84

    Beowulf

    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins
    Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert...  more
  • 7
    199
    99

    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig
    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by...  more

    More How to Train Your Dragon 

    All the How to Train Your Dragon Books, Ranked Best to Worst#69 of 370 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • 8
    88
    46

    Hammer of the Gods

    Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt
    Hammer of the Gods is a 2009 made-for-TV film, directed by Todor "Toshko" Chapkanov and...  more
  • 9
    68
    31

    The Viking Sagas

    Sven-Ole Thorsen, Ralf Möller
    The Viking Sagas is an American film from 1995, directed by Michael Chapman, starring Ralf...  more
  • 10
    94
    67

    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by...  more

    More How to Train Your Dragon 2 

    #65 of 175 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made#32 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids

  • 11
    51
    26

    Grendel

    Marina Sirtis, Ben Cross
    Grendel is a 2007 television film directed by Nick Lyon that is very loosely based on the...  more
  • 12
    56
    31

    The War Lord

    Charlton Heston, Maurice Evans
    The War Lord is a 1965 American film about Medieval warfare in 11th century Normandy, starring...  more
  • 13
    39
    19

    Alfred the Great

    Ian McKellen, Michael York
    Alfred the Great is a 1969 epic film which portrayed Alfred the Great's struggle to rid Wessex...  more

    More Alfred the Great 

    #150 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#107 of 129 The Best Medieval Movies

  • 14
    102
    90

    The Long Ships

    Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark
    The Long Ships is a 1964 British-Yugoslavian adventure film shot in Technirama directed by...  more
  • 15
    51
    37

    The Norseman

    Deacon Jones, Lee Majors
    The Norseman is a 1978 film about Vikings who arrive in North America....  more
  • 16
    38
    35

    Prince Valiant

    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner
    Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic...  more
  • 17
    10
    0

    Beowulf & Grendel

    Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård
    Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Filmed in...  more

    More Beowulf & Grendel 

    #30 of 34 25+ Fantastic Pre-Modern War Movies That Take Place a Long Time Ago#186 of 207 The Best Historical Drama Movies Of All Time

  • 18
    8
    0

    Viking

    Danila Kozlovsky, Svetlana Khodchenkova
    Viking is a 2016 Russian historical film directed by Andrei Kravchuk. After the death of his...  more
  • 19
    31
    33

    The Secret of Kells

    Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally
    The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film by Cartoon Saloon...  more

    More The Secret of Kells 

    #268 of 533 The Best Animated Films Ever#131 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids

  • 20
    4
    0

    Kristin Lavransdatter

    Erland Josephson, Lena Endre
    Kristin Lavransdatter is a 1995 Norwegian film directed by Liv Ullmann, featuring Elisabeth...  more
  • 21
    4
    0

    Die Nibelungen, Teil 2 - Kriemhild's Rache

    Herbert Lom, Karin Dor
    Die Nibelungen, Teil 2 - Kriemhilds Rache is a 1967 film directed by Harald Reinl....
  • 22
    7
    1

    Pathfinder

    Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Helgi Skulason
    Pathfinder is a 1987 Norwegian action-adventure film written and directed by Nils Gaup. The...  more
  • 23
    4
    0

    Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods

    Eva Padberg, Waldemar Kobus
    Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods is a 2011 action, comedy, adventure film written and...  more
  • 24
    Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America is a 2007 independent adventure drama film that...  more
  • 25
    4
    0

    Vikingdom

    Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe
    Vikingdom is a Malaysian English Language film produced by KRU Studios. The film is directed...  more