History, Medieval (500 - 1450)

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1.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love. (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
“ 03-03-12
Nice setting for this story. Although there were no big mass scenes, the movie was entertaining and the fights quite good.
A nice dream away to the old ages of honor, superstition and living for a cause. ” - klontenkoker
 
2.
Becket (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's. (148 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
3.
Black Death (2010)
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Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. (102 mins.)
“ 13-07-2012
*mild spoiler alert*

After saving a "wich" a monk and the bunch of soldiers he guids, they end up in the one village without black death they were looking for. The villagers drug them and sacrafice them to stay black death free. Things turn bloody and unpredictable.

A bit weird movie, lacking budget for big sceneries, but still worth watching. Carice as a bad girl, I don't know. Accent is clearly dutch. Characters are simply what they are, which makes them unidimensional. The monk is well played by Eddie Redmayne. This film death of Sean Bean must be one of his worst as in way to die. Superstition and faith struggle each other, "not too bad" against "not too good". ” - klontenkoker
 
4.
Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ 18-02-2013
I've seen this movie this movie at least ten times and everytime I happen to see it, it succeeds in enjoying me. ” - klontenkoker
 
5.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
6.
Ironclad (2011)
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In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (121 mins.)
 
7.
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
“ 18-02-2013
Saw this movie again, probably for the fifth time. It's not the story, but the atmosphere of this move which makes it interesting. ” - klontenkoker
 
8.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 05-07-12
Seen this several times, it is a nice movie. Some scene changes are unexpected and not all are logic but it really takes you to the crusades, to medieval Jerusalem. Every time the mass scenes surprise me, they are great. Ever seen a full army of crusaders in full attack? Great cast too. A little bit too much coincedence, hurting the historeality at points. ” - klontenkoker
 
9.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ 25-02-2012 (R) ” - klontenkoker
 
14.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
 
15.
Destiny (1997)
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher... (135 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
16.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (158 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
17.
First Knight (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
“ 18-02-2013
A movie from those good old days, that it was special to have effects. Storywise somewhat laughable, but a nice fairytale of knighthood, unconditional love, forgiveness an heroism. ” - klontenkoker
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
The Vikings (1958)
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
 
20.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
21.
Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
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The Knight Arn is sent on a last mission against Saladin. He has to win this battle, before he can go home to Sweden, and finally marry his Cecilia and start a family. But the peace back home is threatened by the Danes. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
22.
Henry V (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
23.
The Physician (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians. (150 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl