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1. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 217,965 | Gross: $47.40M

2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 145,601 | Gross: $165.50M

3. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 212,185 | Gross: $105.22M

4. The Pillars of the Earth (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 22,290

5. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 84,771

6. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

Votes: 91,241 | Gross: $35.70M

7. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 120,307 | Gross: $45.80M

8. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 102,981

9. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 1,701

10. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world including Russia in 1206.

Director: Sergey Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 37,714 | Gross: $5.70M

11. The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Votes: 23,252

12. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

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.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 38,878

13. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.0
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 9,193

14. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

Votes: 11,119

15. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 8,954

16. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,207

17. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 6,387

18. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Romance

7.0
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Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,590

19. Sword of War (2009)

R | 139 min | Drama, History, War

4.4
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

Director: Renzo Martinelli | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 1,049

20. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Glenn Close, Andrew Howard, Antal Konrád, John Light

Votes: 1,779

21. Stealing Heaven (1988)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise. They soon fall in love, but must hide their affection because ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 537

22. Robin Hood (1922)

143 min | Adventure, Romance, Family

7.7
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A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey

Votes: 1,546

23. Richard The Lionheart (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure

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King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a hellish prison. In prison Richard must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.

Director: Stefano Milla | Stars: Greg Chandler Maness, Burton Perez, Malcolm McDowell, Stewart Arnold

Votes: 597

24. Gate of Hell (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,089

25. Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Rei Kikukawa, Mayumi Wakamura, Ken'ichi Matsuyama

Votes: 663

26. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 827

27. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Laila Eloui, Mahmoud Hemida

Votes: 1,870

28. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,357

29. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2014– )

11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.8
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A teenage Robin of Locksley and his outlaw friends fight back against the tyrannical plots of a young Prince John.

Stars: Marc Thompson, Eli James, Billy Bob Thompson, David Nelson

Votes: 20

30. The Ten Avatars (2008)

189 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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An American Bio-Technologist must race against time and heavy odds to try and retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Napolean

Votes: 5,625

31. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

7.6
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A mountain man captures a beautiful, but a manipulative city woman and goes to excessive lengths to please her every whim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 409

32. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, History, Romance

5.7
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While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard Lionheart battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Saladin.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 491 | Gross: $2.10M

33. The Real Da Vinci Code (2005 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Tony Robinson examines the claims made in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code."

Director: Kashaf Chaudhry | Stars: Tony Robinson, Dan Brown, Oliver Davies, Graham Phillips

Votes: 314

34. Perceval (1978)

140 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger, Catherine Schroeder

Votes: 807

35. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Stars: Michael Wood, John Boardman, Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, Richard Brilliant

Votes: 53

36. The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)

77 min | Adventure

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In 1194, on his return from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart is taken prisoner in Germany. Disguised as a troubadour, Robin Hood formulates a plan to rescue Richard but he is captured himself.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Don Taylor, Reginald Beckwith, Eileen Moore, David King-Wood

Votes: 137

37. Gojo reisenki: Gojoe (2000)

138 min | Action, History

6.5
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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a ... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Masatoshi Nagase, Daisuke Ryû, Masakatsu Funaki

Votes: 757

38. Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cascacenno (1984)

121 min | Comedy

6.6
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The story of a farmer that succeeded to contest the king Alboino in front of all his Royal court, in the Verona (Italy) of the 12th century, using just his cunning. He will risk several ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Maurizio Nichetti, Alberto Sordi, Lello Arena

Votes: 277

39. Yoshitsune (2005– )

Action, Biography, Drama

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Fictionalized account of the last years of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), one of the great folk heroes of Japan, and the political intrigues that sealed his fate.

Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Tatsuo Ito, Noriko Nakagoshi, Ryû Manatsu

Votes: 61

40. Rabbit Hood (1949)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.9
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When Bugs tries to take a carrot from the King's field in Sherwood Forest he's caught in the act by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Errol Flynn

Votes: 1,074

41. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.0
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Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Hiroshi Tamaki, Masaki Okada, Sadao Abe

Votes: 22

42. Arns rike (2004 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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An historical journey through 12th century Sweden following a Templar named Arn.

Stars: Jan Guillou, Peter Englund, Gunnar Eriksson

Votes: 61

43. David Macaulay: Cathedral (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.1
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David Macaulay and Caroline Berg explore medieval cathedral architecture through the fictional animated story of the rebuilding of such a cathedral in the middle ages after a disastrous fire.

Director: Tim King | Stars: David Macaulay, Caroline Berg, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Matthews

Votes: 33

44. Kong Sverre (1978 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

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Stars: Jon Eikemo, Oddbjørn Hesjevoll, Svein Sturla Hungnes, Jack Fjeldstad

45. Knyaz Yuri Dolgorukiy (1998)

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Director: Sergey Tarasov | Stars: Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Mikhail Gluzskiy, Oksana Ignatova, Aristarkh Livanov

Votes: 6

46. Crusader: A Conspiracy in the Kingdom of Jerusalim (1997 Video Game)

Adventure, History, War

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Educational historical game set in 1180, when Jerusalem was still held by the Crusaders. Disgraced French lord Artaud, who seeks redemption, agrees to help escort the supposed remnants of the True Cross to Europe as enemy forces gather.

47. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: A Morbid Taste for Bones (1996)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Cadfael and a deputation of monks from Shrewsbury are dispatched to Wales to recover the remains of martyred St. Winifred over the objections of the local lord and residents.

Director: Richard Stroud | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 110

48. Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Charismatic Henry II transformed England into an empire, but became a control freak and rebellions against him led by the ones closest to him, such as Thomas Becket and Henry's wife and sons, eventually broke out.

Director: James Tovell | Stars: Julie Barrau, Dan Jones

Votes: 6

49. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: Monk's Hood (1994)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When an unpleasant and cruel nobleman spites his stepson by ceding his estate to the abbey, he ends up being poisoned by one of Brother Cadfael's medications.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

Votes: 104

50. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: One Corpse Too Many (1994)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Assigned by King Stephen to dispose of 94 hanged rebels, Cadfael discovers the body of a murdered man among the corpses and given just four days to solve the crime.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

Votes: 174