New wave of grim historical action movies

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1.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
2.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. (102 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
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.)
 
4.
Centurion (2010)
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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
5.
The Dead Lands (2014)
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After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. (107 mins.)
Director: Toa Fraser
 
6.
The Eagle (2011)
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In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
7.
Escape (2012)
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Signe, spared from death to produce a child, befriends a little girl, Frigg, and escapes from the camp. (78 mins.)
Director: Roar Uthaug
 
8.
Hammer of the Gods (2013)
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A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom. (99 mins.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
The Last King (2016)
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In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history. (99 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
11.
Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)
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A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Claudio Fäh
 
12.
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
 
13.
Pilgrimage (2017)
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In 13th century Ireland, a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. (96 mins.)
 
14.
Sword of Vengeance (2015)
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Vengeance is the driving force behind a shadow walker's return to Norman conquered Saxon lands after the Battle of Hastings and a brutal repression of it's people by a cruel lord. (87 mins.)
Director: Jim Weedon
 
15.
Valhalla Rising (2009)
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Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land. (93 mins.)