Good movies about medieval times

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Good movies about medieval times

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 May 2017, 17:57

My 14 year-old likes movies that happen in medieval times. We've seen a few but wanted recommendations if you have them. Here are the ones we've seen.

Name of the Rose
Ladyhawke
A Knight's Tale
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby The Great Defector » 15 May 2017, 18:02

Carry On Henry
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby pcqgod » 15 May 2017, 20:06

Historical-based:

Beckett
The Lion in Winter
El Cid
The Messenger

Non-historical based:

Army of Darkness
Dragonslayer
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Darkness_Fish » 16 May 2017, 09:40

The Seventh Seal

It's probably slightly less funny than Monty Python and the Holy grail though.
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Jeemo » 16 May 2017, 10:42

The Adventures of Robin Hood
A Man for All Seasons
The Duellists
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Postby Samoan » 16 May 2017, 11:29

I like First Knight.

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Postby fire and fueryIre » 16 May 2017, 12:00

Jeemo wrote:
The Duellists


Set in the early 1800s so several hundred years from bing medieval
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Postby nev harp » 16 May 2017, 12:23

Ah, Bing Medieval. Who could forget his Xmas classic Gaudete?
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Jeemo » 16 May 2017, 12:24

fueryIre wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
The Duellists


Set in the early 1800s so several hundred years from bing medieval


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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Goat Boy » 16 May 2017, 12:28

Andrei Rublev
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Postby Toby » 16 May 2017, 12:46

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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Rayge » 16 May 2017, 13:28

Got my boring head on here, but as far as most historians are concerned, 'mediaeval times' – or, less redundantly, the Middle Ages – lasted from the fall of Rome in the 5th century to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in the 15th century, so any movies about Saxons, Vikings, Crusades, Arthurian legend, 'the age of chivalry', Wiliam Wallace, the Wars of the Roses (at a pinch) etc. count, but the Tudors don't, so Carry on Henry is out as well. Soz

As for mediaeval movies, Orson Welles' Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight, and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood were pretty nifty, as I recall.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 16 May 2017, 16:30

pcqgod wrote:Historical-based:

Beckett
The Lion in Winter
El Cid
The Messenger

Non-historical based:

Army of Darkness
Dragonslayer
Monty Python and the Holy Grail


I've seen Dragonslayer, that's good. I said A Man for All Seasons, but that might be a bit much.
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Rayge wrote:Got my boring head on here, but as far as most historians are concerned, 'mediaeval times' – or, less redundantly, the Middle Ages – lasted from the fall of Rome in the 5th century to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in the 15th century, so any movies about Saxons, Vikings, Crusades, Arthurian legend, 'the age of chivalry', Wiliam Wallace, the Wars of the Roses (at a pinch) etc. count, but the Tudors don't, so Carry on Henry is out as well. Soz

As for mediaeval movies, Orson Welles' Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight, and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood were pretty nifty, as I recall.


To my son, any movie with guys wearing armor is considered medieval.
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 May 2017, 16:31

Jeemo wrote:The Adventures of Robin Hood
A Man for All Seasons
The Duellists


I mentioned A Man for All Seasons, but might be kinda dry. Robin Hood is good suggestion and I'll have to check out the Duellists.
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby PENK » 17 May 2017, 12:15

sloopjohnc wrote:
Rayge wrote:Got my boring head on here, but as far as most historians are concerned, 'mediaeval times' – or, less redundantly, the Middle Ages – lasted from the fall of Rome in the 5th century to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in the 15th century, so any movies about Saxons, Vikings, Crusades, Arthurian legend, 'the age of chivalry', Wiliam Wallace, the Wars of the Roses (at a pinch) etc. count, but the Tudors don't, so Carry on Henry is out as well. Soz

As for mediaeval movies, Orson Welles' Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight, and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood were pretty nifty, as I recall.


To my son, any movie with guys wearing armor is considered medieval.

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Postby Jumper K » 19 May 2017, 07:34

Jabberwocky.

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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Jimbo » 19 May 2017, 09:33

There is a brand new King Arthur movie directed by Guy Ritchie just out. I heard him talk about it on Joe Rogan. It's supposed to have lost billions on opening day according to a Yahoo! News headline.
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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Postby Belle Lettre » 19 May 2017, 11:40

Willow - more fantasy really
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