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50 Best Medieval Films of All Time

Medieval film refers to films set in Europe during the Middle Ages. Roughly speaking the medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century, but all works don't adhere strictly to these time limits. The presence of castles, swordplay and warfare generally unify the films of the genre however. Frequent portrayals include War and other conflicts, plague, witch hunts and political scheming. Another popular trope is the romantic portrayal of courageous knights saving damsels in distress.
The medieval period has hugely influenced the Fantasy genre in general, especially High Fantasy, where a medieval-like setting is the norm in most works, with technology and values in compliance with the aesthetics of the medieval era. Another genre having a deep affiliation with medievalism is Swashbuckler. Its dashing swordplay antics and gallant chivalry represent a romantization of the Middle Ages, often based on the legend of Robin Hood or the works of Walter Scott.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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5
Army of Darkness (1992)
Army of Darkness (1992)
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Becket (1964)
Becket (1964)
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Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
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The Canterbury Tales (1972)
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
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The Court Jester (1955)
The Court Jester (1955)
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The Decameron (1971)
The Decameron (1971)
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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
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13
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
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Donkey Skin (1970)
Donkey Skin (1970)
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Edward II (1991)
Edward II (1991)
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Excalibur (1981)
Excalibur (1981)
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Faust (1926)
Faust (1926)
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Flesh + Blood (1985)
Flesh + Blood (1985)
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The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
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Hamlet (1996)
Hamlet (1996)
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21
Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet (1948)
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Hamlet (1964)
Hamlet (1964)
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Hard to Be a God (2013)
Hard to Be a God (2013)
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Henry V (1989)
Henry V (1989)
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Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1944)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
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Jeanne La Pucelle I - Les Batailles (1994)
Jeanne La Pucelle I - Les Batailles (1994)
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29
Jeanne La Pucelle II - Les Prisons (1994)
Jeanne La Pucelle II - Les Prisons (1994)
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Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
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MacBeth (1948)
MacBeth (1948)
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Marketa Lazarov√° (1967)
Marketa Lazarová (1967)
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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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Perceval (1978)
Perceval (1978)
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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
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Richard III (1955)
Richard III (1955)
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