Films set in Late Antiquity/Early Middle Ages (5th to 11th centuries)

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King Arthur (2004)
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A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ The Roman withdrawal from Britain and the Battle of Mount Badon ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Last Legion (2007)
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As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Lefler
“ Connecting (in heavily fictionalized fashion) the deposition of the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustus by Odoacer with the Battle of Mount Badon ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
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A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. (102 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Blends elements of the historical account of the travels of Ahmad ibn Fadlan (AD 922), the legend of Beowulf (6th century), and the Kurosawa film Seven Samurai ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
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In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge. (103 mins.)
“ Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age - loose adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Message (1976)
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In the 7th century, Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God... (177 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
“ Arabian Peninsula - the life of Muhammad ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Alfred the Great (1969)
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While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood... (122 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ England - Alfred the Great, king of Wessex repels the army of Guthrum and begins the unification of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The War Lord (1965)
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A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed... (123 mins.)
“ Normans fend off Vikings in the Early Middle Ages ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Mists of Avalon (2001 Mini-Series)
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother... (183 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
“ Connecting (in heavily fictionalized fashion) the story of King Arthur. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
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1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde... (93 mins.)
“ Scandinavia and North America in 1000 AD. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Pope Joan (2009)
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks. (149 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
“ A possibly fictitious woman who supposedly disguised herself as a man and rose to the status of Pope in the 9th century ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Beowulf (2007)
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The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age - loose adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Saxon Chronicles (2006)
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Set in the 9th century, Alfred the Great, England's most influential and inspiring king, escapes his kingdom when it is attacked by the Viking Horde... (120 mins.)
Director: Jeshua De Horta
“ England - the reign of Alfred the Great ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Britain and Ireland - adaptation of the Welsh legend of Tristan and Iseult. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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King Lear (1999)
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him... (190 mins.)
“ Celtic pre-Roman Britain ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Last Viking (1997)
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The son of Viking Harald is left behind in his village with women and children, when his father joins a group of rebels... (88 mins.)
“ Viking Age ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Royal Deceit (1994)
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This re-telling of Hamlet goes back to the original Danish source material. The opening scenario remains... (103 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age - legend of Amleth from the Danish Gesta Danorum ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Charlemagne (1993 Mini-Series)
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Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire. (90 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ Charlemagne's reign up to his coronation as emperor in 800 ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Pathfinder (2007)
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A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen. (99 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
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Pathfinder (1987)
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Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area... (86 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
“ Norway - based on a Sami legend ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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NET Playhouse (1964 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
“ A fictionalized version of the reign of Æthelred the Unready. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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King Lear (1971)
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have... (137 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
“ Celtic pre-Roman Britain. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Pope Joan (1972)
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This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D... (132 mins.)
“ A possibly fictitious woman who supposedly disguised herself as a man and rose to the status of Pope in the 9th century ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Arthur of the Britons (1972 TV Series)
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This series strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain... (30 mins.)
“ Britain after the Roman withdrawal ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Excalibur (1981)
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Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
25.
The Vikings (1958)
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
“ Highly fictionalized account of the death of Ragnar Lodbrok and the subsequent invasion of Northumbria by two of his sons ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Camelot (2011 TV Series)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son... (45 mins.)
 
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The Banquet (2006)
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
28.
Hamlet (1990)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. (135 mins.)