Weird History The Best Movies About Vikings  

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List Rules Films 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!
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Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Diane Venora ...more

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Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis "Visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal and highly metaphorical early medieval epic. One-Eye (Mads Mikkelsen), a mute warrior of formidable strength, has been held prisoner by the ...more

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John Hurt, Jim Caviezel, Ron Perlman Outlander is a 2008 American science fiction action film directed by Howard McCain and starring James Caviezel. The film revolves around a spaceship crashing in Viking-age Norway. Outlander is ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor. It was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas. It is based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, ...more

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Moon Bloodgood, Karl Urban, Clancy Brown Pathfinder is a 2007 American epic action film directed by Marcus Nispel, distributed by 20th Century Fox, and stars Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Ralf Möller, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means, ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Vikings
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Vikings
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Leonard Rossiter The Long Ships is a 1964 British-Yugoslavian adventure film shot in Technirama directed by Jack Cardiff and stars Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, and Russ Tamblyn.

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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt Hammer of the Gods is a 2009 made-for-TV film, directed by Todor "Toshko" Chapkanov and produced by Jeffery Beach and Phillip J. Roth for the Syfy channel. It tells the story of the ...more

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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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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Vikings
ahmed-maklad added Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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Charlton Heston, Maurice Evans, Richard Boone The War Lord is a 1965 American film about Medieval warfare in 11th century Normandy, starring Charlton Heston and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It is an adaptation of the play, The Lovers, ...more

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Deacon Jones, Lee Majors, Fred Biletnikoff The Norseman is a 1978 film about Vikings who arrive in North America.

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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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The Saga of Biôrn Phillip Sacramento, Jack E. Sovtar, Alberte Thorning Agerskov The Saga of Biôrn is a 2011 animated short comedy film directed by Benjamin Kousholt.

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Patrick Troughton, Don Murray, Donald Houston The Viking Queen is a 1967 Hammer adventure film set in Roman Britain.

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Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic strip of the same name by Hal Foster. A young man seeks to join the Knights of the Round Table in order ...more

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Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Paul Tylak The Secret of Kells is a 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated fantasy film by Cartoon Saloon that premiered on 8 February 2009, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. It went into wide ...more

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Ian McKellen, Michael York, Julian Glover Alfred the Great is a 1969 epic film which portrayed Alfred the Great's struggle to rid Wessex of the invading Danes, in the 870s AD. It starred David Hemmings in the title role.

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Kaniehtiio Horn, Nicolas Wright, Ricky Mabe The Wild Hunt is a 2009 Canadian drama/horror film from Animist Films, produced and directed by Alexandre Franchi.

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Mako Iwamatsu, Donald Sinden, Agneta Eckemyr The Island at the Top of the World is a 1974 Disney film starring Donald Sinden and David Hartman.

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Sally Todd, Gary Conway, Abby Dalton The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent is a 1957 film directed by Roger Corman. It starred Abby Dalton, Susan Cabot, and June Kenney. It was ...more

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Cameron Mitchell, Folco Lulli, Andrea Checchi Erik the Conqueror is an epic 1961 Italian action–adventure film directed by Mario Bava and starring George Ardisson and Cameron Mitchell as long-lost Viking brothers in the 9th century, one of ...more

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Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart I coltelli del vendicatore is a 1966 film directed by Mario Bava.

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Eddie Marsan, Bronagh Gallagher, Ewen Bremner Faintheart is a 2008 British comedy film, directed by Vito Rocco and starring Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner and Jessica Hynes. It concerns a lead character involved in the historical reenactment of ...more

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Vikings
AdamHackett added Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more