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Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 15 May 2017, 17:57
by sloopjohnc
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
Excalibur

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 15 May 2017, 18:02
by The Great Defector
Carry On Henry

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 15 May 2017, 20:06
by pcqgod
Historical-based:

Beckett
The Lion in Winter
El Cid
The Messenger

Non-historical based:

Army of Darkness
Dragonslayer
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 09:40
by Darkness_Fish
The Seventh Seal

It's probably slightly less funny than Monty Python and the Holy grail though.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 10:42
by Jeemo
The Adventures of Robin Hood
A Man for All Seasons
The Duellists

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 11:29
by Samoan
I like First Knight.

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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:00
by fire and fueryIre
Jeemo wrote:
The Duellists


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

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:23
by kewl klive
Ah, Bing Medieval. Who could forget his Xmas classic Gaudete?

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:24
by Jeemo
fueryIre wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
The Duellists


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


if you're going to point out mistakes. Check your spelling first. Just saying.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:28
by Goat Boy
Andrei Rublev
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:46
by Toby
Valley of the Bees

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 12:49
by kewl klive
Hard to be a God.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 13:28
by Rayge
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.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 16:30
by sloopjohnc
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.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 16:30
by sloopjohnc
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.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 16 May 2017, 16:31
by sloopjohnc
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.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 17 May 2017, 12:15
by PENK
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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Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 19 May 2017, 07:34
by Jumper K
Jabberwocky.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 19 May 2017, 09:33
by Jimbo
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.

Re: Good movies about medieval times

Posted: 19 May 2017, 11:40
by Belle Lettre
Willow - more fantasy really