Sword & Sorcery - The 'complete' list

by Sureds | created - 12 Feb 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

A chronological list of all live action sword & sorcery films around the world. A genre crossing, broad list of movies and series involving magic, wizards, sorcerers, knights, swords, fantasy worlds, mythical creatures etc. - In progress -

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1. The House of the Devil (1896)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror

With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,428

2. Homer's Odyssey (1911)

44 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Film adaptation of Homer's 'The Odyssey.'

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Adolfo Padovan | Stars: Giuseppe de Liguoro, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Maria Del Colle

Votes: 94

3. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Votes: 5,056 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

Votes: 4,719

5. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Votes: 3,581

6. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 375

7. Amphitryon (1935)

105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Lamenting Thebian women are waiting for the men to come back from war. God Jupiter is attracted to one of them: Alkmene. He goes to earth and tries to seduce her as himself: an old man. ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Paul Kemp, Käthe Gold, Fita Benkhoff

Votes: 118

8. Undersea Kingdom (1936)

Approved | 226 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

Crash Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, and Diana, a go-getting reporter, join Professor Norton for a search for the source of a string of earthquakes, Atlantis. They ride Prof. ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum

Votes: 446

9. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 1,967

10. Pan Twardowski (1936)

85 min | Fantasy, Horror

A young nobleman, pursued by Satan since childhood, yields and signs a pact for his soul in exchange for marriage to a woman he loves who is in love with another.

Director: Henryk Szaro | Stars: Franciszek Brodniewicz, Kazimierz Junosza-Stepowski, Maria Bogda, Elzbieta Barszczewska

Votes: 36

11. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 799

12. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 10,881 | Gross: $0.27M

13. Vasilisa the Beautiful (1940)

72 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The younger brother from the common people intends to fight for a salvation of the exiled princess, suffering from a dark magic curse.

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Georgiy Millyar, Sergey Stolyarov, Lev Potyomkin, Nikita Kondratyev

Votes: 360

14. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Approved | 220 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,147

15. La corona di ferro (1941)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Fantasy

A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Elisa Cegani, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli, Gino Cervi

Votes: 308

16. Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

In medieval France, the Devil intervenes when one of his two envoys, sent to seduce and deceive mortals, falls instead for a victim.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny

Votes: 1,739

17. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine

Votes: 985

18. Kashchei the Immortal (1945)

73 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before she'll marry him. Before he can tell her ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Aleksandr Shirshov, Georgiy Millyar, Sergey Stolyarov, Galina Grigoreva

Votes: 318

20. A Thousand and One Nights (1945)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 472

21. The Stone Flower (1946)

89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Obsessed with perfecting his craft, young gemcutter Danilo visits the mystical Copper Mountain to uncover the secret behind its infamous attraction - the Stone Flower, a stone carving so captivating that no one can leave after seeing it.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Vladimir Druzhnikov, Yekaterina Derevshchikova, Tamara Makarova, Mikhail Troyanovskiy

Votes: 356

24. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson

Votes: 1,134 | Gross: $3.71M

25. Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

In medieval Persia, during the rule of Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, Sinbad the Sailor boasts about his latest adventures to his friends.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 1,680

26. The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949)

Approved | 252 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Sir Galahad, a knight of the Round Table, searches for the legendary sword Excalibur.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: George Reeves, Nelson Leigh, William Fawcett, Hugh Prosser

Votes: 62

27. Bagdad (1949)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price, John Sutton

Votes: 302

28. Veer Ghatotkach (1949)

Action, Adventure, Drama

While hiding from their vengeful cousins, the Kauravas, the Pandava brothers, Yudhister, Arjun, Bhim, Nakul, and Sahdev enter a forest, and this is where Bhim slays a demon. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Nanabhai Bhatt | Stars: Amarnath, Shree Bhagwan, Sona Chatterjee, Dalpat

Votes: 7

29. The Magic Sword (1950)

101 min | Fantasy, Adventure

Evil Bas-Celik is terrorizing people, but only the magic sword can harm him. A young hero goes on the dangerous quest to find that sword.

Director: Vojislav Nanovic | Stars: Rade Markovic, Vera Ilic-Djukic, Milivoje Zivanovic, Marko Marinkovic

Votes: 308

30. The Evil Forest (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Film freely inspired on old poems and legends about the Holy Grail and on the opera by Richard Wagner.

Directors: Daniel Mangrané, Carlos Serrano de Osma | Stars: José Tusset, Victoriano González, Félix de Pomés, Jesús Varela

Votes: 21

31. The Magic Carpet (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Lucille Ball, John Agar, Patricia Medina, George Tobias

Votes: 202

32. Sigfredo (1951)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Based on the popular legend of the Neibelungen.

Director: Manuel Conde | Stars: Manuel Conde, Elvira Reyes, Erlinda Cortes, Fernando Royo

33. Son of Ali Baba (1952)

Unrated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot, William Reynolds

Votes: 529

34. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 1,066

35. Thief of Damascus (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A young man gathers a group of friends and adventurers to help battle an evil sultan.

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 112

36. Aladdin and His Lamp (1952)

67 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A poor young man finds a lamp with a genie trapped inside. The genie promises to grant the man three wishes if he frees him from the lamp.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Johnny Sands, Patricia Medina, Richard Erdman, John Dehner

Votes: 58

38. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1952)

Not Rated | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

An musical adaptation of Aladin and the wonderful lamp.

Director: Homi Wadia | Stars: Mahipal, Meena Kumari, S.N. Tripathi, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 13

39. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

Votes: 2,998

40. Sadko (1953)

79 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Arriving home to find his native land under the yoke of corrupt merchants, an adventurer named Sadko sets sail in search of a mythical bird of happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Sergey Stolyarov, Alla Larionova, Ninel Myshkova, B. Surovtsev

Votes: 886

41. Hercules (1953)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Stars: Cesar Ramirez, Gloria Romero

Votes: 15

42. The Golden Blade (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure