Best Film About the Arthurian Legendby leavey-2 | created - 05 May 2017 | updated - 10 May 2017 | Public
Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) is not the first movie about the legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD.
King Arthur, Camelot, the wizard Merlin, Lancelot, Arthur's wife Guinevere, the sword Excalibur, the Knights of the Round Table, these are some of the ingredients of the popular legend.
What is your favorite film about the Arthurian Legend?
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1. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
Votes: 173,893 | Gross: $39.18M
2. First Knight (1995)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
Votes: 64,121 | Gross: $37.60M
3. Excalibur (1981)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
Votes: 54,280 | Gross: $34.97M
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 469,965 | Gross: $1.23M
6. The Last Legion (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, War
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Votes: 32,938 | Gross: $5.93M
7. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.
Votes: 82,080 | Gross: $22.18M
8. The Mists of Avalon (2001)
Unrated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of ... See full summary »
9. Camelot (1967)
G | 179 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical
The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.
Votes: 5,577 | Gross: $31.10M
10. Prince Valiant (1997)
PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their ... See full summary »
11. A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.
Votes: 5,377 | Gross: $13.41M
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Green Knights challenges King Arthur's knights. But only young Gawain takes it and decapitates him. The knight takes his head and now gives Gawain one year to learn about virtues, knighthood and then face the challenge himself.
13. 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.
16. Quest for Camelot (1998)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit, and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.
Votes: 13,682 | Gross: $22.72M
17. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »