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1. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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.

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

2. Robin Hood (2010)

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

6.7
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53 Metascore

In 13th 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.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

3. 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' in particular.

Writers: J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

4. 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.

Writers: Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain, Len Wiseman, Robert Orr, Kevin Grevioux | Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

5. 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.

Writers: Pen Densham, John Watson | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

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

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

8.2
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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

7. 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.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

8. 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.

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

9. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

10. The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG | 134 min | Drama, History

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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.

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

11. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

12. 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.

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

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.

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

14. Becket (1964)

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

8.0
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68 Metascore

An English king comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt | Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

15. Ivanhoe (1952)

TV-G | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Writers: Noel Langley, Æneas MacKenzie, Marguerite Roberts | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

16. 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.

Writers: Sir Walter Scott, John Twist | Director: David Butler | Stars: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

17. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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 »

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

18. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance

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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.

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

19. Robin Hood (1922)

143 min | Adventure, Romance, Family

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

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

20. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 125 min | Horror

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

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

21. Sword of War (2009)

139 min | Drama, History, War

4.3
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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.

Writers: Renzo Martinelli, Giorgio Schottler, Anna Samueli | Director: Renzo Martinelli | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham, Christo Jivkov

22. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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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 »

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

23. Gate of Hell (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, History, Romance

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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Writers: Kan Kikuchi, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Masaichi Nagata | Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yataro Kurokawa

24. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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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 »

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

25. 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 »

Writers: Chris Bryant, Marion Meade | Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

26. Dasavatharam (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.

Writers: Kamal Hassan, Atul Tiwari | Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Hassan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Napolean

27. 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.

Writers: Takehiro Nakajima, Shoichi Maruyama, Seiichi Morimura | Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Rei Kikukawa, Mayumi Wakamura, Ken'ichi Matsuyama

28. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945)

59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

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

29. Perceval (1978)

140 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Writers: Eric Rohmer, Chrétien de Troyes | Director: Eric Rohmer | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger, Catherine Schroeder

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

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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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, Michael Baigent, Richard Barber, Thomas Bridwell

31. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

7.6
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Writers: Ango Sakaguchi, Masahiro Shinoda, Taeko Tomioka | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

32. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

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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

33. Gojo reisenki: Gojoe (2000)

138 min | Action, History

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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 »

Writers: Gakuryu Ishii, Goro Nakajima | Director: Gakuryu Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Masatoshi Nagase, Daisuke Ryû, Masakatsu Funaki

34. Rabbit Hood (1949)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

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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.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Errol Flynn

35. The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)

77 min | Adventure

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The story opens in 12th Century England, King Richard is being held to ransom in Germany and Prince John is attempting to usurp the throne... See full synopsis »

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

36. Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cascacenno (1984)

121 min | Comedy

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Leonardo Benvenuti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Piero De Bernardi, Mario Monicelli | Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Maurizio Nichetti, Alberto Sordi, Lello Arena

37. 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

38. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

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

39. David Macaulay: Cathedral (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

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Writers: David Macaulay, Mark Olshaker, Larry Klein | Director: Tim King | Stars: David Macaulay, Caroline Berg, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Matthews

40. Arns rike (2004 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Documentary, Drama

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

Stars: Jan Guillou, Peter Englund, Gunnar Eriksson

41. 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.

Writers: Christopher Russell, Edith Pargeter | Director: Richard Stroud | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

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

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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.

Writers: Russell Lewis, Edith Pargeter | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

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

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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.

Writers: Russell Lewis, Edith Pargeter | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

44. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: Reunion (1995)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Kenny, the Immortal in a child's body, has returned. He runs to Anne for help when Immortal Terence Kincaid is after him, and she calls Duncan. In flashback to 1778 South Pacific, Kincaid ... See full summary »

Writers: Elizabeth Baxter, Gregory Widen | Director: Dennis Berry | Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Myles Ferguson

45. Kuninkaittemme jäljillä (2013– )
Episode: Ristiretkien aikaan (2013)

Documentary, History

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Writers: Douglas Sivén, Sirpa Sivén | Director: Douglas Sivén | Stars: Lars Svedberg, Veikko Honkanen, Esko Salminen

46. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Knight of Jaffa (1965)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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While the Doctor, Ian, and Vicki are drawn into the intrigues of King Richard's court, Barbara has to cope with an impatient Saladin and the vengeful El Akir.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

47. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Lion (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The TARDIS lands in the Holy Land during the Third Crusade and the crew help save Richard the Lionheart from an ambush, but Barbara is captured and brought before Saladin.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

48. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Rose Rent (1997)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A beautiful, wealthy widow turns her back on the world to find solace with the church and gives her house over to the abbey for the rent of a single white rose each year.

Writers: Christopher Russell, Edith Pargeter | Director: Richard Stroud | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Time Warrior: Part One (1973)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The Brigadier asks the Doctor to investigate the disappearance of several scientists, only for him to find they have been abducted back in time.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Kevin Lindsay

50. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Time Warrior: Part Two (1973)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The Doctor tracks the missing scientists to Irongron's castle, where Linx is using them to repair his spaceship and construct advanced weapons for Irongron.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Kevin Lindsay, David Daker