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The Very Best Sword And Sorcery Movies  

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Ernie Reyes
Red Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film features the sword-wielding Marvel Comics character Red Sonja, created by Roy Thomas, who ...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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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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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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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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MWM 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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MWM 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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