Swashbucklers & Heroes

I am a sucker for a masked hero, a secret identity or just a good swordsman.
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower)... (142 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews are great in this movie (made for TV). This is the most romantic of the Pimpernel movies, in my opinion. ” - mcmugged
 
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999 TV Series)
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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel. (540 mins.)
“ This Scarlet Pimpernel with Richard E. Grant were done as a series. I bought a set in the US with under 300 minutes and then found another set that never got to the US, which I ordered from Amazon in the UK. I got the whole complete set of 600 minutes which included the first set I already had. It was region free but is in PAL format. Fine for me since my player will do PAL.

I love this series but it is more action than romance. ” - mcmugged
 
3.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville. (60 mins.)
“ I watched all 10 seasons of Smallville just as season 10 was ending and I love this show. I was a huge Superman comic book fan as a kid and this series did a great job depicting what Clark Kent may have been like growing up in Kansas on a farm and learning to become Superman. There were some story lines I didn't care much for--like Lana Lang and the girls getting possessed by witches or Lana becoming a vampire. Other story lines seemed to be longer than necessary, but on the whole, this is a fun and exciting show to watch. There are over 200 episodes, so it is very satisfying. ” - mcmugged
 
4.
Captain Blood (1935)
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ This is one of my all-time favorite swashbuckling stories. I wish Hollywood would do a remake with modern techniques, but making sure they don't mess up the story. I could picture a young Colin Farrell or Orlando Bloom as Captain Blood. ” - mcmugged
 
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
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A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Zorro is one of my all-time favorite heroes and Anthonio Banderas wasn't bad in the role. He isn't the original Zorro, but is trained by the original to take over. ” - mcmugged
 
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
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Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ This is a sequel to The Mask of Zorro and it is full of romance and action with a very evil bad guy. ” - mcmugged
 
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Zorro (1957 TV Series)
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro. (30 mins.)
“ Disney produced the best Zorro there ever was with Guy Williams as Diego/Zorro. If you can get your hands on this Disney Treasure with 82 episodes, you will love it. ” - mcmugged
 
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The Black Swan (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems. (87 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ This is another movie that would be nice to get a modern remake of. It still is enjoyable with Tyrone Power as the swashbuckling hero who uses his wits and skills to save Maureen O'Hara from pirates who attack their ship. ” - mcmugged
 
9.
Crossed Swords (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well. (113 mins.)
“ This movie (made for TV) is based on The Prince and the Pauper. I like it because of the swordplay and it has some humor. ” - mcmugged
 
10.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
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In London of 1537, two boys resembling each other meet accidentally and exchange "roles" for a short while. After many adventures, the prince regains his rightful identity and graciously makes his "twin" a ward of the court. (120 mins.)
“ Disney had a 3-part movie on TV that starred Guy Williams as Miles Hendon. I am not sure this link is to the same movie but the time frame is about right. The only place I could find to see this version starring Guy Williams was to rent it on Amazon's Unbox. The quality of the video was poor but I still enjoyed it. I am hoping Disney will come out with a better quality copy for sale one of these days. ” - mcmugged
 
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Robin Hood (2010)
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In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. (140 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Robin Hood is a favorite story and who doesn't like Russell Crowe? ” - mcmugged
 
12.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
“ When I first saw this movie with Errol Flynn, I loved it. It is still pretty good now that I am older, but I do have to admit those green tights are kind of ridiculous. ” - mcmugged
 
13.
Robin Hood (1984 TV Series)
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed. (60 mins.)
“ I enjoyed this British TV series of Robin Hood although they killed him off at the end of season one. Then they replaced him with another guy in season two--they didn't bring him back to life but just had a new leader take over. ” - mcmugged
 
14.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
“ These Horatio Hornblower movies are part of a series starring Ioan Gruffudd and they are so good you can watch them over and over. ” - mcmugged
 
15.
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny. (240 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny. (240 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
17.
Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
18.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
19.
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France. (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
20.
Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
21.
Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities. (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
22.
Man of Steel (2013)
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ This remake of Superman is better than most I have seen. There are quite a few changes to the old story we are used to, yet the hero is still a man who is morally above most people. The fact that Superman has super powers, he could become a tyrant/dictator, but instead he is a protector of mankind. ” - mcmugged