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1. Merlin (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 69,248

2. Hellboy (2019)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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31 Metascore

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane

Votes: 69,465 | Gross: $21.90M

3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 181,064 | Gross: $39.18M

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.2
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93 Metascore

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 481,762 | Gross: $1.23M

5. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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27 Metascore

A deadly threat from Earth's history reappears, and a hunt for a lost artifact takes place between Autobots and Decepticons, while Optimus Prime encounters his creator in space.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock

Votes: 128,327 | Gross: $130.17M

6. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 55,293 | Gross: $34.97M

7. King Arthur (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 155,746 | Gross: $51.88M

8. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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61 Metascore

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.

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, David Hand | Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews

Votes: 84,903 | Gross: $22.18M

9. Merlin (1998)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Legendary wizard Merlin (Sam Neill) tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe (Miranda Richardson) and his creation of Camelot.

Stars: Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 19,849

10. First Knight (1995)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross

Votes: 65,367 | Gross: $37.60M

11. Black Knight (2001)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.9
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32 Metascore

Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 36,773 | Gross: $33.42M

12. The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.4
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peter Mullan

Votes: 33,424 | Gross: $5.93M

13. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 12,029

14. A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.7
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34 Metascore

A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 5,514 | Gross: $13.41M

15. Avalon High (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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A teenage girl moves to a new high school where she slowly discovers herself involved in the reincarnation of King Arthur.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Britt Robertson, Samuel Levi, Gregg Sulkin, Joey Pollari

Votes: 5,126

16. Camelot (1967)

G | 179 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings

Votes: 5,679 | Gross: $31.10M

17. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 7,189

18. The Mists of Avalon (2001)

Unrated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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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 »

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 8,197

19. Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

5.3
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66 Metascore

An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

Votes: 902

20. Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.5
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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.

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Cyrielle Clair, Leigh Lawson, Sean Connery

Votes: 1,834

21. Prince Valiant (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.1
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Valiant, a brave squire, is sent to escort Princess Hene to her home. But when their caravan is ambushed by bloodthirsty Vikings and an evil sorceress, Valiant has to fight a desperate battle to save the princess and the kingdom.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox

Votes: 1,971

22. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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: 3,109

23. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,281

24. Merlin's Apprentice (2006)

TV-PG | 176 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
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The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Reardon, Jennifer Calvert, Clint Carleton, Lindsay Collins

Votes: 1,952

25. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

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 »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Votes: 3,219

26. Merlin: The Return (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.4
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A scientist awakens King Arthur and his knights, and the forces of good and evil do battle once more.

Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Rik Mayall, Patrick Bergin, Craig Sheffer, Adrian Paul

Votes: 575

27. Arthur the King (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

4.3
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Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her. Forbidden ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Candice Bergen, Edward Woodward, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 365

28. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 2,066

29. The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991–1994)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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After his castle is taken over, Valiant, Prince of Thule (Robby Benson), has a dream, in which King Arthur (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) calls him to Camelot. Valiant heeds the advice of the dream... See full summary »

Stars: Robby Benson, Michael Horton, Noelle North, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 571

30. Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (1978)

R | 82 min | Animation, Comedy

4.9
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Anthology film consisting of dirty sex jokes turned into short, comical, occasionally animated and often offensive sketches which include hillbillies, cheating, stds, double entendres, misunderstandings and male on beast bestiality.

Director: Gerry Woolery | Stars: Dave Adams, Patricia Alkaitis, James Arnold, J.J. Barry

Votes: 118

31. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.7
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »

Stars: William Russell, Cyril Smith, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Robert Scroggins

Votes: 96

32. King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (1992– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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When the real King Arthur and his knights are captured by Morgana, Merlin casts a spell to bring an American football team called The Knights led by Arthur King to the past to help free the... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Barr, Jim Byrnes, Garry Chalk, Michael Donovan

Votes: 434

33. The Black Knight (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History

5.2
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During King Arthur's time, a sword maker wishes to win Lady Linet's heart but first he must become a noble knight.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

Votes: 674

34. Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 196

35. Merlin and the Book of Beasts (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Fantasy, Thriller

3.7
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Sorcerer Arkadian has taken over Camelot with a zoo of beasts from his magical book. King Arthur's daughter Avlynn asks Merlin to help her take back Camelot. She also has to find the sacred... See full summary »

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: James Callis, Laura Harris, Jesse Moss, Patrick Sabongui

Votes: 1,026

36. Camelot (1982 TV Movie)

150 min | Musical

7.8
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Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 345

37. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jean Marsh, Rene Auberjonois, Emma Samms

Votes: 267

38. Guinevere (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.0
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The legend of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Guinevere, told from a somewhat more feminist perspective.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Sean Patrick Flanery, Noah Wyle, Brid Brennan

Votes: 241

39. Gawain and the Green Knight (1991 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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One Christmas, a knight garbed all in green appears in King Arthur's Court and challenges any knight to hew off his head on the proviso that he be allowed to return the axe stroke ... See full summary »

Director: John Michael Phillips | Stars: Malcolm Storry, Valerie Gogan, Jason Durr, Marc Warren

Votes: 27

40. RuneScape (2001 Video Game)

Not Rated | Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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Create a character, and set out on an adventure across a fantastical world battling powerful creatures with other players or alone.

Directors: John Dower, Mark Estdale, Delyth Thomas | Stars: Doug Cockle, Jonathan Coote, Ben Crowe, Michelle Deco

Votes: 218

41. Merlin of the Crystal Cave (1991– )

164 min | Drama

6.7
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A star-studded TV production of the classic tale by Mary Stewart which follows Merlin down through history to the days of King Arthur.

Stars: George Winter, Trevor Peacock, Roger Alborough, Robert Powell

Votes: 66

42. Sword of Lancelot (1963)

Approved | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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Lancelot is King Arthur's most valued Knight of the Round Table and a paragon of courage and virtue. Things change, however, when he falls in love with Queen Guinevere.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne, George Baker

Votes: 432

43. Siege of the Saxons (1963)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History

4.8
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In league with the Saxon invaders, Edmund of Cornwall plans to slay King Arthur, marry his daughter and usurp the throne of England but wizard Merlin and outlaw Robert Marshall stand in the way.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Janette Scott, Ronald Lewis, Ronald Howard, John Laurie

Votes: 359

44. The Legend of King Arthur (1979– )

110 min | Adventure

8.4
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The classic story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

Stars: Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean, Maureen O'Brien, David Robb

Votes: 32

45. Avalon (1989 Video)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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The adventure begins when a muscle bound hero rescues a woman from some Druids. He offers to help track down her lover who has been enslaved by the evil Morgana. They set of on their quest, accompanied by a cowardly thief.

Director: Michael J. Murphy | Stars: Rob Bartlett, Debbie Beech, Abigail Blackmore, Marina Bolton

Votes: 38

46. October 32nd (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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Reincarnated Lady of the Lake and knight John Pope must stop evil immortal wizard Pendragon from obtaining Merlin's Sword in the Stone on Halloween in the present, which would create October 32nd and end time. Wizard Leong helps them.

Director: Paul Hunt | Stars: Nadia Cameron-Blakey, Rodney Wood, Richard Lynch, Peter Phelps

Votes: 179

47. The Excalibur Kid (1999 Video)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.7
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Zack doesn't have your ordinary adolescent problems. Transported back in time to medieval England, he lands in the middle of a vicious battle between an evil witch and Merlin, the master ... See full summary »

Director: James Head | Stars: Jason McSkimming, François Klanfer, Mac Fyfe, Francesca Scorsone

Votes: 136

48. Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,407

49. King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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This is the inspiring, epic journey of a noble warrior's quest to prove his worth, his might, and his destined fate to become the next ruler of Britain.

Directors: Sidney Hayers, Pat Jackson, Peter Sasdy | Stars: Oliver Tobias, Jack Watson, Michael Gothard, Brian Blessed

Votes: 91

50. Lancelot: Guardian of Time (1997)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Lancelot is sent through time by Merlin to protect young Arthur before he becomes King of Camelot, but by accident, they both end up in present day world along with the villains. Only technology can help them now.

Director: Rubiano Cruz | Stars: Marc Singer, Claudia Christian, John Saxon, Jerry Levine

Votes: 129



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