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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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Swashbuckler films movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Roman Polanski and Fritz Lang.

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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude ...more
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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone
Captain Blood is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Ross Alexander. The film was made by First ...more
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AllisonWJones added Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Gilbert Roland
The Sea Hawk is a 1940 American Warner Bros. feature film starring Errol Flynn as an English privateer who defends his nation's interests on the eve of the Spanish Armada. The film was the tenth ...more
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Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, Linda Darnell
The Mark of Zorro is a 1940 American adventure film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox. The action movie stars Tyrone Power as Don Diego Vega, ...more
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Trueman Matheson added José Ferrer, William Prince, Mala Powers
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 1950 black-and-white feature film based on the 1897 French Alexandrine verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. It uses poet Brian Hooker's 1923 English blank ...more
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Hayden the Monster Man added Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more
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Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Jim Caviezel, Guy ...more
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Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Stewart Granger
Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the 1921 novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini as well as the 1923 film version starring Ramón ...more
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Swashbuckler Movies
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more
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Errol Flynn, Raymond Burr, Ann Rutherford
Adventures of Don Juan, known in the United Kingdom as The New Adventures of Don Juan, is a 1948 American adventure Technicolor romance film made by Warner Bros. It was directed by Vincent ...more
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Sword of the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Swashbuckler Movies
Lucy Hall added Sword of the Conqueror Guy Madison Jack Palance

A cruel Lombard ruler marries the daughter of another king, kills her father, beats her lover but he ultimately faces a major popular revolt against him. ... Jack Palance, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Guy Madison. ... Taking place in the year of our Lord 566., this Titanus production stars the ..

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas
The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more
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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway
The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in ...more
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Errol Flynn, Felix Aylmer, Roger Livesey
The Master of Ballantrae is a 1953 British Technicolor adventure film starring Errol Flynn and Roger Livesey. It is a loose and highly truncated adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of ...more
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Lucy Hall added The Adventurer of Tortuga Guy Madison, Nadia Gray, Aldo Bufi Landi
The Adventurer of Tortuga is a 1965 Italian historical film directed by Luigi Capuano. It is based on the novel by Emilio Salgari.
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Merle Oberon, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1934 British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Massey. Based on the classic adventure novel The Scarlet ...more
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Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane
The Prince and the Pauper is a 1937 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Twain. It starred Errol Flynn, twins Billy and Bobby Mauch in the title roles, and Claude Rains. The ...more
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Christopher Lee, Burt Lancaster, Dana Wynter
The Crimson Pirate is a 1952 American adventure film directed by Robert Siodmak. It stars Burt Lancaster, who also co-produced the film, as Captain Vallo, the eponymous pirate, and is set in the ...more
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Lucy Hall added Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George ...more
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Lionel Barrymore, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Stander
Treasure Island is a 1934 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map and travels on a sailing ship to a remote island, ...more
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Ian McKellen, Jane Seymour, Anthony Andrews
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1982 British romantic adventure film set during the French Revolution. It is based on the novels The Scarlet Pimpernel and Eldorado by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, and ...more
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Captain Blood Elsa Martinelli, Bourvil, Jean Marais
Captain Blood is a 1960 French-Italian swashbuckler film directed by André Hunebelle and starring Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli and Lise Delamare. It is based on a novel by Michel
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Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt
Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more
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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale
Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more
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David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894 novel of the same name and the 1896 play. Of the many film adaptations, this is considered by many ...more