The Medieval movies Have been shown on the big screen throughout the history of cinema. They try to portray and illustrate the great epic feats of historical books or medieval literature.
Nowadays this cinematographic genre triumphs in the big screen with films that have been catapulted to the fame, partly by the great technical work and of distribution with which they count.
List of the 50 best medieval films
1- Lancelot The First Knight: (1995)
Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond. Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere who will marry King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent caudillo tries to seize the power of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
2- Brave Heart: (1995)
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan. When his secret wife is executed for assaulting an English soldier who attempted to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
3- The Lord of the Rings: The Ring Community: (2001)
Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom. With great applause from the public, a meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions embark on a journey to destroy the mighty One Ring and save the Dark Lord Sauron's Middle Earth.
4- Excalibur: (1981)
Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay. The magician Merlin helps Arthur Pendragon to unite the Britons around the roundtable of Camelot, although the forces conspire to destroy it.
5- Crusade: (2005)
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson. Balian de Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades Of the twelfth century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
6- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Cast: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen. Gandalf and Aragorn direct the World of Men against Sauron's army to attract their gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
7- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: (2002)
Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen. While Frodo and Sam approach Mordor with the help of Gollum, the communion divide stands against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
8- Game of thrones: (2011)
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington. Nine noble families fight for control of the mythical lands of Westeros. Meanwhile, a forgotten race inclined towards destruction returns after being inactive for thousands of years.
9- The name of the rose: (1986)
Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger. Based on a novel by Umberto Eco about an intellectually nonconformist friar who investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
10- The seven samurai: (1954)
Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura. In Japan in the sixteenth century, a peasant village decided to organize against constant vandalism. They get together 7 samurai who defend them for a plate of food.
11- Conan the Barbarian: (2011)
Cast: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan. A vengeful barbarian warrior sets out on his way to take revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his people and murdered his father as a child.
12- The Vikings: (2013)
Cast: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig. The world of the Vikings returns to life through the journey of RagnarLothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from the legend of the Norse and in the pages of history - a man on the verge of myth.
13- Joan of Arc: (1999)
Cast: Ted Atherton, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe. Stimulated by divine voices and visions, a fifteenth-century adolescent leads French forces against the English.
14- The 13 warriors: (1999)
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi. A man, who falls in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the Sultan himself to a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador.
Stopping at a harbor in the Viking village to replenish supplies, he finds himself unconsciously engaged in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
15- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (2012)
Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage. A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, heads to the Lonely Mountain with a group of energetic dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - which is under the possession of the Smaug dragon.
16- Heart of a Dragon: (1996)
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, Dina Meyer. The last dragon and a disillusioned knight should cooperate to arrest an evil king who was given partial immortality.
17- The Promised Princess: (1987)
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright. While a child is sick in bed, his grandfather reads a story called The engaged princess.
18- King Arthur. The Legend of the Sword (2017)
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Hermione Corfield, Katie McGrath. Version of the classic story of King Arthur, one of the most famous kings of film fiction.
19- Enrique V: (1989)
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd. In the middle of the Hundred Years War, the young king Henry V of England undertakes the conquest of France in 1415.
20- The Hangman of Dragons: (1981)
Cast: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam. A young sorcerer's apprentice is sent to kill a dragon that has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.
21- The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes. Four children travel through a closet to the land of Narnia and learn of their fate to free him with the guidance of a mystic lion.
22- The Lords of Steel (1985)
Cast: RutgerHauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson. A band of medieval mercenaries avenge a nobleman who decides not to pay them kidnapping the fiancée of the nobleman's son.
Robin Hood: (1991)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater. When Robin and his Moorish companion arrive in England and see the sheriff's tyranny of Nottingham, they decide to fight against arbitrariness and take sides with the poor
24- The Knights of King Arthur: (1953)
Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford. King Arthur's Court is threatened by adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship which the king's enemies hope to exploit.
25- The Knights of the Square Table: (1975)
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam. King Arthur and his knights embark in search of the Grail, encountering many obstacles.
26- The Adventures of Robin Hood: (1938)
Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Movie based on the legend of this English hero. It was the first version of Robin Hood and got three Oscars.
27- Merlin: (1998)
Cast: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham. King Arthur and the wizard Merlin face the wicked Mad, the evil queen of darkness.
28- Heart of a Knight: (2001)
Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon. After the death of his master, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity as a knight.
29- Templar: (2011)
Cast: Paul Giamatti, JasonFlemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy. In thirteenth-century England, a small group of Knights Templar struggles to defend the castle of Rochester against the tyrannical King John.
30 The Lord of War: (1965)
Cast: Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Maurice Evans. A gentleman in the service of a duke goes to a coastal town where an earlier attempt to build a castle to defend himself has failed.
31- Ivanhoe: (1952)
Cast: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. A gentleman tries to free the captive King Ricardo and put him back on the throne.
32- El Cid: (1961)
Cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, RafVallone, Geneviève Page. The legendary fable of the Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (also known as El Cid) overcomes a family revenge and the court intrigues to defend Christian Spain against Muslims.
33- Legend: (1985)
Cast: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent. A young man must keep the Lord of Darkness from destroying the light of day and marrying the woman he loves.
34- The Brave Willow: (1988)
Cast: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh. A reluctant dwarf should play a critical role in protecting a special baby from the claws of an evil queen.
35- The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian: (2008)
Cast: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley. Pevensie's brothers return to Narnia, where they are recruited to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the throne of the earth, Prince Caspian.
36- Madness in the Middle Ages: (2001)
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson. Jamal works unhappily in Medieval World, a theme park that has not been renovated, or has had clients.
After falling into the fetid moat of the park, Jamal arrives in the fourteenth century in England, a world of knights in shining armor and afflicted damsels, not to mention lack of hygiene.
Being a stranger in distant lands and in an unknown time, Jamal knows a libertine gentleman and a beautiful woman with very modern ideas and a rebellion against the devilish King begins.
37- The Army of Darkness: (1992)
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert. A man is accidentally transported to the year 1300 AD, where he must fight an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
38- The CourtJester or the Jester of the Court: (1955)
Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone. An unfortunate carnival artist disguises himself as a court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the legitimate king.
39- Knights, Princesses and other beasts: (2011)
Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis, ZooeyDeschanel, Justin Theroux.
It is a comedy about the abduction of Prince Fabiousquien's girlfriend is kidnapped, and the Prince goes on a quest to rescue her accompanied by his lazy and useless brother Thadeous.
40- Just visiting or two hanging in Chicago: (2001)
Cast: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier. A knight and his servant are tormented by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a magician.
However, something is wrong and are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the gentleman meets some of his family and gradually learns what the new century is like. However, he still needs to go back to the 12th century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard.
41- Visitors: (1993)
Cast: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier. French film set in the year 1123 where the Count Godfrey of Miramonte, in saving King Henry VI, is rewarded with the hand of Frenebunda de Pouille, the daughter of Duke Fulbert de Pouille.
42- A young man in the Court of King Arthur: (1995)
Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, JossAckland, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza, Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig, David Tysall, Ron Moody, Barry Stanton, Michael Mehlmann.
A teenager is transported to the Middle Ages, to the Court of King Arthur by the influence of the magic of the magician Merlin.
43- Visitors 2: Return through the tunnel of time: (2016)
Cast: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Franck Dubosc. Knight Godefroy de Montmirail and Squire Jacquouille are stranded in 1793 in the middle of the French Revolution, and are trapped in the Kingdom of Terror.
44- The Soldier of Fortune: (1976)
Cast: Bud Spencer, Franco Agostini, Enzo Cannavale. The medieval soldier of fortune Ettore embarks on a journey through Europe with his partners in search of battles where to earn some money.
When they meet a Spanish castle besieged by the French army, Ettorese joins the French army but then changes sides.
45- Brancaleone in the Crusades: (1970)
Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Stefania Sandrelli. After saving a child of royal blood, the knight Brancaleone forms a new army and prepares to return the child to his father: a prince who is fighting in the Crusades.
46- Jabberwocky: (1977)
Cast: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier. A young peasant, uninterested in adventure or fortune, is mistaken for another that means the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.
47- Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead: (1990)
Cast: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss. Two minor characters from the play Hamlet They stumble without realizing that their lives are scripted and are unable to deviate from them.
48. Shrek (2001)
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona from a villain and thus reclaim his land.
49- Shrek 2: (2004)
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate their marriage.
50- Shrek 3: (2007)
Cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy. When his new father-in-law, King Harold becomes ill, Shrek is seen as the heir and new King.