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The Best King Arthur Movies

Updated January 5, 2020 3.3k votes 1.1k voters 79.1k views14 items

List RulesMovies must feature King Arthur as a character.

A list of the best King Arthur movies. This is of films that focus on King Arthur or are greatly influenced by Arthurian legend. We believe we've got them all, but if we missed your favorite King Arthur film, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. King Arthur is unquestionably one of the most famous icons of the dark ages. There are medieval scholars have dedicated their lives to Arthurian lore.

Nearly every boy in the western world is familiar with the names Merlin, Camelot, Excalibur, Lancelot, as well as the famous "round table". With so much story available to them, filmmakers have been mining Arthurian legend for decades to produce these great King Arthur films. These films are the very best of the bunch of King Arthur films.

What are the best King Arthur movies? Some of the best Arthurian tales are some of the most memorable in fantasy film history.

If you're in the mood for some more adventure after checking out these King Arthur films, check out the best Robin Hood films and the best medieval movies.

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    Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies


    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren


    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Released: 1981
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam


    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Released: 1975
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    King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    King Arthur

    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen


    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Released: 2004
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    The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    The Sword in the Stone

    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot


    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Released: 1963
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    The Mists of Avaon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    The Mists of Avaon

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies


    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter


    Directed bySteve Barron

    Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the... moreamazon buy button

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    Knights of the Round Table is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    Knights of the Round Table

    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor


    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Released: 1953
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    Camelot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies


    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris


    Directed byJoshua Logan

    Released: 1967
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    First Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere


    Directed byJerry Zucker

    First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It... moreamazon buy button

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    The Last Legion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    The Last Legion

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley


    Directed byDoug Lefler

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    Sword of the Valiant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    Sword of the Valiant

    Sean Connery, Peter Cushing


    Directed byStephen Weeks

    Released: 1984
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    King Arthur: Legend of the Swo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law


    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film... moreamazon buy button


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    Lancelot of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies

    Lancelot of the Lake

    Humbert Balsan, Laura Duke Condominas


    Directed byRobert Bresson

    Lancelot du Lac is a 1974 film that was written and directed by Robert Bresson. It relates the... moreamazon buy button

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    Knightriders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best King Arthur Movies


    Stephen King, Ed Harris


    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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