Epic Medieval Films
Black Death (2010)
Dir: Christopher Smith
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Dir: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger
An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Dir: John Boorman
Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart
Dir: Richard Donner
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Dir: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons, becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Henry V (1989)
Dir: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd
In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France.
The Mission (1986)
Dir: Roland Joffé
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn
18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Dir: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
First Knight (1995)
Dir: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.