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The Best Swashbuckler Movies

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A list of all the best swashbuckler movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This swashbuckler films movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of swashbuckler films also contains swashbuckler films movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This swashbuckler films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best swashbuckler movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This swashbuckler films movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to make your voice heard on which are the best (and worst) movies on this list. Vote!

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These are the top films in the swashbuckler films genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the swashbuckler films genre in it. Be it the motifs of the swashbuckler films genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the swashbuckler movies. List includes photos and swashbuckler films movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List contains movies like Royal Flash andJolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these swashbuckler movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good swashbuckler movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest swashbuckler movies, here is the full swashbuckler movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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  • The Adventures of Robin Hood1
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, William Keighley

    The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Captain Blood2
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    Captain Blood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1935

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Captain Blood is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Sea Hawk3
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    The Sea Hawk

    Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

    Released1940

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Sea Hawk is a 1940 American Warner Bros. feature film starring Errol Flynn as an English... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Mark of Zorro4
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    The Mark of Zorro

    Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone

    Released1940

    Directed byRouben Mamoulian

    The Mark of Zorro is a 1940 American adventure film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl5

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Count of Monte Cristo6
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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel

    Released2002

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Scaramouche7
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    Scaramouche

    Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Adventures of Don Juan8
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    Adventures of Don Juan

    Errol Flynn, Raymond Burr

    Released1948

    Directed byVincent Sherman

    Adventures of Don Juan, known in the United Kingdom as The New Adventures of Don Juan, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Mask of Zorro9
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    The Mask of Zorro

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Three Musketeers10
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    The Three Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1973

    Directed byRichard Lester

    The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Master of Ballantrae11
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    The Master of Ballantrae

    Errol Flynn, Felix Aylmer

    Released1953

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    The Master of Ballantrae is a 1953 British Technicolor adventure film starring Errol Flynn and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ivanhoe12
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    Ivanhoe

    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

    Released1952

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel13
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Merle Oberon, Leslie Howard

    Released1934

    Directed byHarold Young

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1934 British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Prisoner of Zenda14
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    The Prisoner of Zenda

    David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1937

    Directed byJohn Cromwell, W. S. Van Dyke

    The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Crimson Pirate15
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    The Crimson Pirate

    Christopher Lee, Burt Lancaster

    Released1952

    Directed byRobert Siodmak

    The Crimson Pirate is a 1952 American adventure film directed by Robert Siodmak. It stars Burt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Prince and the Pauper16
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    The Prince and the Pauper

    Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

    Released1937

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle, William Keighley

    The Prince and the Pauper is a 1937 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ivanhoe17
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    Ivanhoe

    King Baggot, Leah Baird

    Released1913

    Directed byHerbert Brenon

    Ivanhoe is a 1913 silent adventure/drama motion picture starring King Baggot, Leah Baird,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Three Musketeers18
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    The Three Musketeers

    Don Ameche, Gloria Stuart

    Released1939

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    The Three Musketeers is a 1939 film directed by Allan Dwan.Amazon buy button
  • Treasure Island19
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    Treasure Island

    Lionel Barrymore, Jackie Cooper

    Released1934

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    Treasure Island is a 1934 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest20
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2006

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Rob Roy21
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    Rob Roy

    Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Three Musketeers22
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    The Three Musketeers

    Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry

    Released1993

    The Three Musketeers is a 1993 Austrian-American action-adventure film from Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Man in the Iron Mask23
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    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Peter Cushing, Joan Bennett

    Released1939

    Directed byJames Whale

    The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1939 American film very loosely adapted from the last section of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Musketeer24
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    The Musketeer

    Mena Suvari, Catherine Deneuve

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    The Musketeer is a 2001 American film based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel The Three... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Count of Monte Cristo25
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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Robert Donat, Elissa Landi

    Released1934

    Directed byRowland V. Lee

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1934 American adventure film directed by Rowland V. Lee and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button