Top 10 Medieval Movies

List of top 10 medieval movies of all time. My best medieval films. Great history movies i really like.

1. Breaveheart
Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Scottish wars for independence.

2. The Name of the Rose
Sean Connery as William of Baskerville, a former inquisitor investigating murders in a medieval monastery located somewhere in Italy.

3. Kingdom of Heaven
Orlando Bloom defending Jerusalem against huge army of Saladin.

4. The Lion in Winter
Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) as king Henry II in medieval drama.

5. El Cid
Rodrigo de Vivar in fight for reconquista against Moorish arabs.

6. Alexander Nevsky
Russian prince defeating Teutonic Order in the stunning battle sequence on the frozen lake.

7. Red Cliff
Civil war in China. Three kingdoms at war against an evil Prime Minster Cao Cao.

8. Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Milla Jovovich as Joan of Arc. A story of an aweosme woman at time o Hundred years war in France.

9. Hamlet

Gibson solidly believable as famous Hamlet, and Bonham-Carter turns in a shattering performance as Ophelia.

10. With Fire and Sword (Ogniem i miczem)
An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

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38 Comments

  1. I agree with your list. All movies were awesome.
    I will add following history movies:

    Henry V
    Rob Roy
    Ivanhoe
    13th Warrior

  2. Kingdom of Heaven was a good movie, not too historicaly reliable but good. Arn Templar was even better but it was not a Holywood movie so its popularity is not so great. If you like crusaders, medieval battles and history of Scandinavia and Palestine – definitely watch Arn.

    Karl, Norway

  3. I have watched a lot of Medieval Movies. There are a few on the list that I haven’t heard of so I will have to check them out. I would add one more to the list King Aurthur. I love the battle with the Saxons at the end of the Movie.

    • I agree with you. Battle was great. This Arthur movie was probably the most true look at those events. There is also upcoming movie Centurion from Roman Britain with Olga Kurylenko.

    • Where is Flesh & Blood on this list? Hauer was very good in that film. I figured that it would be mentioned. Also there is The War Lord with Charleton Heston not on here. Those count tops for me.

  4. As much as I agree with the new version of Lion in Winter with Patrick Stewart, I must say that the original with Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn is far superior. I would have placed that one on the list instead of the later version if I had to make a choice. Also, its sort-of prequel Beckett was incredible as well.

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