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The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies

Updated May 8, 2020 36.2k votes 1.3k voters 91.6k views75 items

 

A list of all the best sword and sorcery movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Be sure to check out the best drama films currently streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime as well as the best fantasy and sci-fi movies streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This sword and sorcery movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of sword and sorcery films also contains sword and sorcery movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This sword and sorcery films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best sword and sorcery movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This sword and sorcery movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top.

The following movies feature both swords and sorcerers, so not all fantasy movies are considered sword and fantasy films. But some of these films are considered some of the top dark fantasy films ever made.

List of sword and sorcery films includes sword and sorcery movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this bad boy then share it with your best friends to see what you guys think really belongs at the top.

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

Give a thumbs down to movies like Excalibur and Willow if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do. If we missed any sword and sorcery movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous sword and sorcery movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about sword and sorcery movie lists.

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 sword and sorcery movies. List includes photos and sword and sorcery movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies in it, like Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja.

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

And if you like these movies, we're beting you'll like these good medieval movies, too.

 

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    Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Willow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Willow

    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Howard

    Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Clash of the Titans

    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith

    Released1981

    Directed byDesmond Davis

    Clash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Ladyhawke

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The 13th Warrior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

    The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dragonslayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Dragonslayer

    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson

    Released1981

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

    Dragonslayer is a 1981 American fantasy film directed by Matthew Robbins, from a screenplay he... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Beastmaster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Beastmaster

    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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    Conan the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Conan the Destroyer

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain

    Released1984

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Fire and Ice

    Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell

    Released1983

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

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    Krull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Krull

    Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane

    Released1983

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Red Sonja is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Red Sonja

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Red Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Sword in the Stone

    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1963

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Caroline Munro, Tom Baker

    Released1974

    Directed byGordon Hessler

    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a fantasy film released in 1973 and starring John Phillip Law... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton

    Released1963

    Directed byDon Chaffey

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    Legend is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Legend

    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry

    Released1985

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Sword and the Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Sword and the Sorcerer

    Richard Moll, Simon MacCorkindale

    Released1982

    Directed byAlbert Pyun

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Natasha Henstridge, Dennis Hopper

    Released2000

    Directed byNick Willing

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    The Black Cauldron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Black Cauldron

    John Hurt, John Huston

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Rich, Ted Berman

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    Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

    Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 American sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 21
    Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Heavy Metal

    John Candy, Harold Ramis

    Released1981

    Directed byGerald Potterton

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    The Scorpion King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    The Scorpion King

    Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu

    Released2002

    Directed byChuck Russell

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    Kull the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Kull the Conqueror

    Tia Carrere, Harvey Fierstein

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Nicolella

    Kull the Conqueror is a 1997 fantasy film about the Robert E. Howard character Kull starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tige is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

    Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton

    Released1977

    Directed bySam Wanamaker

    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sword of the Valiant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies
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    Sword of the Valiant

    Sean Connery, Peter Cushing

    Released1984

    Directed byStephen Weeks

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