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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 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. 

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.

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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.

Simon West and Ralph Bakshi are among the directors who have worked on Sword and sorcery movies in the past.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the ...more

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Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more

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Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones The Beastmaster is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Don Coscarelli and starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, John Amos and Rip Torn. The film was marketed with the tagline "Born with the ...more

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Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more

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Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane, Bernard Bresslaw Krull is a 1983 British-American heroic fantasy-science fiction film directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall and Lysette Anthony. It was produced by Ron Silverman and released by ...more

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Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol Dragonslayer is a 1981 American fantasy film directed by Matthew Robbins, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Hal Barwood. It starrs Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam and Caitlin ...more

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DebCunningham added 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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, André the Giant Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro ...more

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southernluke added Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Ernie Reyes Red Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film introduces Brigitte Nielsen as the title character with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandahl ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 American sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. The film is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology, and ...more

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Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more

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MMcCue added Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and ...more

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Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell, Stephen Mendel Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventure-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film, a collaboration between Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which ...more

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Richard Moll, Simon MacCorkindale, George Maharis The Sword and the Sorcerer is a 1982 American sword and sorcery fantasy film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Lee Horsley, Richard Lynch, and Richard Moll. A mercenary with a three-bladed ...more

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Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Jack Palance, Harry Andrews, Bernard Bresslaw Hawk the Slayer is a sword and sorcery movie directed by Terry Marcel and starring John Terry and Jack Palance.

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MMcCue added John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian adult animated anthology science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier Clash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus, and features the final work of stop motion visual effects artist, Ray Harryhausen. It was ...more

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Vaag Falkner added Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu, Michael Clarke Duncan The Scorpion King is a 2002 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, and Michael Clarke Duncan. It is a ...more

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Tia Carrere, Harvey Fierstein, Kevin Sorbo Kull the Conqueror is a 1997 fantasy film about the Robert E. Howard character Kull starring Kevin Sorbo. It is a film adaptation of Howard's Conan novel The Hour of the Dragon, with the ...more

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John Hurt, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 25th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it is loosely based on the first ...more

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Barbi Benton, Lana Clarkson, Richard Brooker Deathstalker is a 1983 Argentine-American fantasy adventure film directed by James Sbardellati and starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Bernard Erhard and Lana Clarkson. It was the first in a ...more

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Sean Connery, Peter Cushing, Trevor Howard Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 1984 dramatic fantasy film starring Miles O'Keeffe, Trevor Howard, Lila Kedrova, Cyrielle Clair, Leigh Lawson, Peter ...more

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Eva LaRue, Richard Lynch, David Paul The Barbarians is a 1987 American-Italian sword and sorcery film directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring the Barbarian Brothers, Richard Lynch and Eva La Rue. Peter and David Paul were ...more

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GregLandon added Lynette Harris, Leigh Harris Sorceress is a 1982 American-Mexican sword and sorcery film directed by Jack Hill and starring Leigh Harris and Lynette Harris.

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Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren, Frank Langella Masters of the Universe is a 1987 American science fantasy film directed by Gary Goddard and starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty and Courteney Cox. It ...more

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Michelle Trachtenberg, Kiefer Sutherland, Lucy Lawless Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight is a 2008 animated film, the first to be based on the Dragonlance campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is based on the ...more

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David Carradine, Luke Askew, Anthony De Longis The Warrior and the Sorceress is a 1984 Argentine-American fantasy action film directed by John C. Broderick and starring David Carradine, María Socas and Luke Askew. It was written by ...more

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Brigitte Nielsen, Lars Mikkelsen, Bodil Jørgensen Ronal the Barbarian is a 2011 Danish stereoscopic computer animation feature film directed by Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen and Philip Einstein Lipski. It is their ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added John Huston, Otto Preminger, Don Messick The Hobbit is a 1977 animated musical television special created by Rankin/Bass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by Topcraft, a precursor to Studio Ghibli, using lyrics ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Natasha Henstridge, Dennis Hopper, Frank Langella Jason and the Argonauts, is a 2000 TV movie, directed by Nick Willing and produced by Hallmark Entertainment. It is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts.

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Emilio Samson added Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, Alice Terry Scaramouche is a silent costume adventure based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini, directed by Rex Ingram, released by Metro Pictures, and starring Ramón Novarro, Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, ...more

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Margarete Schön, Georg John, Theodor Loos Kriemhild's Revenge is a 1924 fantasy adventure film written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang and directed by Fritz Lang.

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Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons Eragon is a 2006 British-American fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, ...more

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Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti, Conrado San Martín Conquest is a 1983 fantasy horror film directed by Lucio Fulci.

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Jim_In_Texas added Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 British Columbia Pictures fantasy Greek Mythology feature film starring Todd Armstrong as the titular mythical Greek hero in a story about his quest for the ...more

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Katherine Heigl, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Moyer Prince Valiant is a 1997 Irish-British independent sword and sorcery film directed by Anthony Hickox and starring Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox and Ron Perlman. ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 fantasy film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Among the more notable features of the otherwise poorly ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Patrick Wayne Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad film that Ray Harryhausen made for Columbia Pictures after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Golden ...more

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Robert Pattinson, Kristanna Loken, Alicia Witt Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King is a 2004 German television film directed by Uli Edel and starring Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken, and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the ...more

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Jim_In_Texas added Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a fantasy film released in 1973 and starring John Phillip Law as Sinbad. It includes a score by composer Miklós Rózsa and is known mostly for the ...more

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Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Claire Forlani In the Name of the King is a 2007 fantasy adventure film directed by Uwe Boll, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The English spoken film was an international co-production, filmed ...more

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James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Harry Morgan The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 animated film produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and loosely combining the speculative natural history book of the same name by Peter Dickinson with ...more

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Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze George and the Dragon, is a 2004 Sci-Fi Channel Historical fantasy film based in a medieval England, and loosely based on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.

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Kenji Utsumi, Toshiko Fujita, Asao Koike The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots is a 1969 American-Japanese traditional animation action-comedy musical feature film, the 15th cinema feature produced by Tōei Animation and the second to be ...more

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Meghan Ory, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson Merlin's Apprentice is a 2006 miniseries. It is a sequel to the hit 1998 television miniseries Merlin with Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson reprising their roles as Merlin and the Lady of the ...more

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Bruce Payne, Clemency Burton-Hill, Roy Marsden Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Gerry Lively. It is a made-for-TV sequel of sorts to the 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons, which in turn was ...more

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Sergey Martinson, Boris Andreyev, Andrei Abrikosov Ilya Muromets, known in the US as The Sword and the Dragon and in the UK as The Epic Hero and the Beast, is a Soviet fantasy film directed by the noted fantasy director Aleksandr Ptushko, made ...more

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Basil Rathbone, Marlene Callahan, Anne Helm The Magic Sword is a 1962 live action fantasy film, mainly aimed at children, based loosely on the medieval legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The film appeared on a 1992 episode of Mystery ...more