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The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies

Updated January 7, 2021 36.0k votes 1.3k voters 94.5k views73 items

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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 and Amazon Prime as well as the best fantasy and sci-fi movies streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime

It is a genre that really took off in the '80s and is sometimes referred to as sword and magic movies. The sword and sorcery movie titles on the list 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 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, maybe it will even be one of the live action D&D movies.

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. 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.

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 betting you'll like these good medieval movies, too.

 

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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • Excalibur2
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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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    Willow

    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Dragonslayer

    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson

    Released1981

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    The Beastmaster

    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

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    Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith

    Released1981

    Directed byDesmond Davis

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  • Conan the Destroyer9
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    Conan the Destroyer

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain

    Released1984

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

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  • Fire and Ice10
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    Fire and Ice

    Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell

    Released1983

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Caroline Munro, Tom Baker

    Released1974

    Directed byGordon Hessler

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  • Krull12
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    Krull

    Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane

    Released1983

    Directed byPeter Yates

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  • Jason and the Argonauts13
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton

    Released1963

    Directed byDon Chaffey

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  • Legend14
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    Legend

    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry

    Released1985

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • The Sword in the Stone15
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    The Sword in the Stone

    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1963

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • The Sword and the Sorcerer16
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    The Sword and the Sorcerer

    Richard Moll, Simon MacCorkindale

    Released1982

    Directed byAlbert Pyun

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  • Red Sonja17
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    Red Sonja

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

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  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger18
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    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

    Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton

    Released1977

    Directed bySam Wanamaker

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  • The Black Cauldron19
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    The Black Cauldron

    John Hurt, John Huston

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Rich, Ted Berman

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    Heavy Metal

    John Candy, Harold Ramis

    Released1981

    Directed byGerald Potterton

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  • Kull the Conqueror21
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    Kull the Conqueror

    Tia Carrere, Harvey Fierstein

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Nicolella

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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

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    Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu

    Released2002

    Directed byChuck Russell

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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Natasha Henstridge, Dennis Hopper

    Released2000

    Directed byNick Willing

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    Sword of the Valiant

    Sean Connery, Peter Cushing

    Released1984

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