Listing Of The Best Medieval Movies Ever Made
Be it historical, science fiction, romantic, adventure or fantasy, medieval movies have long captured the hearts and imagination of people all over the world. These are the glorified times of magical and legendary heroes, of times that we can no longer bring back.
No wonder Hollywood treats the topic of middle ages movies so often, even going as far as remaking older films with the same title. Jean d'Arc, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers, and many more, have been done and re-done almost to nausea. Yet, we are always eagerly awaiting the new movie to come out so we can watch it - over and over again.
Enjoy this listing of my top medieval movies. Hope you agree with these, and if you find something more to your preference, do mention it in the comments section below.
Image is the poster for the movie Braveheart featuring Mel Gibson. A truly gigantic movie!
Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves In Movies
Other Robin Hood Movies
Here is a fun 1993 comedy made by the famous Mel Brooks. I really had a few chuckles and the film improved greatly my mood (first time I watched it I had something major going on in my life, so this film somehow lifted my spirits. It will always remain a favorite for me).
An oldie, but goodie. Remember Errol Flynn? He's featured in this great classic of all times.
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Braveheart With Mel Gibson
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
This is the extended edition (the one I also bought) as it has a ton of extra parts that were cut in the regular movie set.
Excalibur - The Legend Of King Arthur In Movies
Other King Arthur Movies
Did You Know...
that the Middle Ages (the Medieval times) were named so after a period in the history of Europe lasting from the 5th to the 15th century?
Kingdom of Heaven
From Ridley Scott, the visionary director of Black Hawk Down and Gladiator, comes this spectacular epic of courage, honor and adventure. Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a young Frenchman in Medieval Jerusalem during the Crusades, who, having lost everything, finds redemption in a heroic fight against overwhelming forces to save his people and fulfill his destiny as a knight.
The Name of the Rose with Sean Connery
"The Name of the Rose" is a gothic medieval mystery thriller set in a 14th-century Italian monastery. Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and a young novice (Christian Slater) arrive for a conference to find that several monks have been murdered in mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his wit and intelligence.
Conan The Barbarian With Arnold Scharzenneger
Conan the Barbarian, the movie that turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a global superstar, is a prime example of a match made in heaven. It's the movie that macho maverick writer-director John Milius was born to make, and Arnold was genetically engineered for his role as the muscle-bound, angst-ridden hero created in Robert E. Howard's pulp novels.
Conan The Barbarian Without Arnold Scharzenneger
The Chronicles Of Narnia
C.S. Lewis's classic novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes an ambitious and long-awaited leap to the screen in this modern adaptation. It's a CGI-created world laden with all the special effects and visual wizardry modern filmmaking technology can conjure, which is fine so long as the film stays true to the story that Lewis wrote.
Chronicles Of Narnia - The Rest Of The Set
Joan D'Arc In Movies
The 140-minute feature follows Joan D'Arc's odyssey from peasant obscurity to notoriety as the "Maid of Orleans," spiritual fulcrum for the beleaguered French forces struggling to halt English invaders. As played by Leelee Sobieski (Eyes Wide Shut), her evolution from naive farm girl to seasoned soldier is convincing, as is her gradual awakening to the underlying agendas of church and state. Most critically, Sobieski radiates the young girl's fervent spiritual devotion.
Other Joan D'Arc Movies
Did You Know...
that the first ever medieval film was called Jeanne d'Arc and it was the first version of Joan D'Arc made in 1900, in France?
Among the most exciting of MGM swashbucklers, Richard Thorpe's 1952 Ivanhoe stars Robert Taylor as the medieval hero of Sir Walter Scott's novel. Returning to England from the Third Crusades, Ivanhoe is steadfast in his determination to raise the ransom for the captured King Richard (Norman Wooland), but the effort is full of peril.
Other Ivanhoe Versions
Lion In Winter
Lion In Winter is yet one of the best medieval movies ever made. Granted, it's a bit older, it's a classic actually, but worth while watching if you haven't yet. Richard the Lionheart (played by Anthony Hopkins) is very realistically represented, and of course being played by one of the greatest actors ever, you'll totally enjoy watching him in action.
The movie story is set around Christmas 1183, taking place at at King Henry II's palace and home in Anjou, during the medieval France period.
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