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1. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 343,868

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 892,950 | Gross: $75.60M

3. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy, War

7.7
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52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 692,410 | Gross: $210.61M

4. Robin Hood (2010)

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

6.6
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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: 239,651 | Gross: $105.27M

5. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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

6.9
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51 Metascore

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: 166,585 | Gross: $165.50M

6. 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: 250,660 | Gross: $47.40M

7. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 110,755 | Gross: $32.70M

8. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 157,677 | Gross: $56.57M

9. 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: 152,050 | Gross: $51.88M

10. 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: 53,639 | Gross: $34.97M

11. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

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: 26,659

12. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

Votes: 74,135 | Gross: $0.12M

13. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 62,041 | Gross: $16.29M

14. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 41,142 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors-commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 15,005 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Last Knights (2015)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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27 Metascore

A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Payman Maadi

Votes: 35,974

17. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 61,227 | Gross: $14.28M

18. First Knight (1995)

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

5.9
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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: 63,481 | Gross: $37.60M

19. Ironclad (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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42 Metascore

In thirteenth century England, a Knights Templar and few of the Barons men, fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

Votes: 38,500

20. 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: 43,977 | Gross: $3.98M

21. Tristan + Isolde (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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49 Metascore

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara

Votes: 48,827 | Gross: $14.73M

22. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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29 Metascore

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means

Votes: 40,837 | Gross: $10.23M

23. Henry V (1989)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Votes: 26,557 | Gross: $10.16M

24. Outcast (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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33 Metascore

A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.

Directors: Nick Powell, Nick Powell | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen, Alexandre Bailly, Bozhao Wang

Votes: 11,503

25. 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: 32,675 | Gross: $5.93M

26. Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 20,125

27. The Vikings (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh

Votes: 11,350 | Gross: $7.00M

28. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Votes: 11,727 | Gross: $26.62M

29. Joan of Arc (1999– )

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Spurred by divine voices and visions, fifteenth century teen Joan d'Arc (Leelee Sobieski) leads French forces against the English.

Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Peter O'Toole, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,442

30. Royal Deceit (1994)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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An ancient Danish story of evil, power and human spirit, that subsequently inspired William Shakespeare on his tragedy - Hamlet.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale, Brian Cox

Votes: 1,865

31. The War Lord (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In 11th century Normandy, a Norman duke sends one of his knights to build a defensive fortress in order to guard the borders against Frisian raiders.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Maurice Evans

Votes: 2,695

32. Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)

128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The Knight Arn is sent on a last mission against Saladin. He has to win this battle, before he can go home to Sweden, and finally marry his Cecilia and start a family. But the peace back home is threatened by the Danes.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson

Votes: 7,120

33. Arn (2010)

R | 264 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Arn has to endure so much before he can get the love of his life Cecilie, who has been put away in a monastery.

Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Morgan Alling

Votes: 1,600

34. 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: 7,512

35. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,646

36. Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.4
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22 Metascore

A survivor of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to save his clan from Celtic raiders. A sequel to the 2011 film, "Ironclad."

Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Michelle Fairley, Roxanne McKee, Rosie Day, David Rintoul

Votes: 2,270

37. 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: 2,956

38. Escape (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.1
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Signe, spared from death to produce a child, befriends a little girl, Frigg, and escapes from the camp.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Isabel Christine Andreasen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Milla Olin, Tobias Santelmann

Votes: 3,822

39. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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: 2,186

40. Druids (2001)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

2.7
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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man.

Director: Jacques Dorfmann | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Inés Sastre

Votes: 4,838

41. When the Raven Flies (1984)

109 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Jakob Þór Einarsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Helgi Skúlason, Gotti Sigurdarson

Votes: 2,203

42. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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In the land of Orlais, where battles are fought with swords and magic, a young heroine rises as templars, mages, and dragons clash. Cassandra, a brash and beautiful Seeker, must stop a ... See full summary »

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, J. Michael Tatum, Chuck Huber, R. Bruce Elliott

Votes: 2,699

43. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.5
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Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush

Votes: 1,401

44. Richard The Lionheart (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure

2.3
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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 Maness, Burton Perez, Malcolm McDowell, Stewart Arnold

Votes: 658

45. The White Viking (1991)

131 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless ... See full summary »

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Gotti Sigurdarson, Maria Bonnevie, Egill Ólafsson, Tomas Norström

Votes: 356

46. Shadow of the Raven (1988)

124 min | Drama

6.4
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Trausti returns to Iceland just in time to be entangled in a family feud over a stranded whale-cadaver. His mother (the family head) is mortally wounded and Grim kills Erikur; the other ... See full summary »

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Reine Brynolfsson, Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Egill Ólafsson, Sune Mangs

Votes: 747

47. The Knights of the Quest (2001)

147 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.7
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In 1271, five young knights journey to Thebes in Greece to recover the Sacred Shroud and deliver it back to France and into the hands of the royal family.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Raoul Bova, Marco Leonardi, Edward Furlong, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 429

48. Eye of the Eagle (1997)

91 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.3
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In 1218 Danish king Valdemar sends his homonymous young son and heir in safety, as war is at the borders, to Erskil, the bishop of Ravensburg, who is instructed to see to the prince's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Nijas Ørnbak-Fjeldmose, Lasse Baunkilde, Lars Lohmann, Björn Granath

Votes: 593

49. Mulouk Al-Tawa'ef (2005 TV Movie)

Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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Director: Hatem Ali | Stars: Sulaf Fawakhrji, Ayman Zeidan

Votes: 56

50. Crossed Swords (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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