Medieval Period Movies

(Those Currently Owned By MedSoc Marked With ***** )

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Early Medieval (500 to 1050 AD)
Middle Ages (1050 to 1450 AD)
Renaissance (1450 to 1600 AD)
Borderline Renaissance/Modern (early 1600s)

Early Medieval

The Black Arrow (1948)

The Knights of the Round Table (1953)
Prince Valiant (1954)

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

The Vikings (1958)

Sword of Lancelot (1963)
The Sword in the Stone (Disney animation, 1963)

The Longships (1964)

Camelot (1967)

Alfred the Great (late 800s England, 1969)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (932 AD, 1975)******

The Norseman (1978)

Excalibur (1981)
Dragonslayer (1981)

The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Sword of the Valiant (1984)
Merlin and the Sword (1985)
The Littlest Viking (1989)
Merlin of the Crystal Cave (1991)

Prince of Jutland (1994)

First Knight (1995)

Tristan and Isolde (2006)


Middle Ages

The Navigator (1924)

The Crusades (1935)
Alexander Nevesky (mid-1200s Russia, 1938)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1400's France, 1939)
Henry V (early 1400s England, 1944)

The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

The Black Rose (time of Kublai Khan, late 1200s, 1950)

Decameron Nights (1953)

Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)

The Court Jester (12th C England, 1955)

Richard III (late 1400s England, 1955)

The Conqueror (about Genghis Khan, early 1200s Asia, 1956)

The Seventh Seal (set during the Crusades, 1957)

El Cid (late-1000s Spain, 1961)

The Magic Sword (13thC, 1962)

The Lion in Winter (about Henry II, 1968)

A Walk with Love and Death (1400s Italy, 1969)

MacBeth (set mid-1000s Scotland) (1969)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

Robin and Marion (1976)
Jabberwocky (Monty Python, 1977)

Richard II (late 1300s England, 1978)

Black Adder I (British comedy, 1983)

King Lear (1983)

Robin Hood (900-1000 England, 1984)
Ladyhawke (based on 12C French legend, 1985)

The Name of the Rose (set in 1312 monastery, 1986)

The Princess Bride (1987)*****

Lionhart (1987)

Stealing Heaven (about Abelard & Heloise, 1988)

Willow (1988)

Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Hamlet comedy, 1990)

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991)*****
Edward II (early 14th C, 1991)

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Braveheart (1300 Scotland, 1995)*****

Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh version, 1996)

Joan of Arc(1428 France, 1999)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)



The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)

Nine Days a Queen (about Lady Jane Grey, 1936)

Mary of Scotland (1936)

If I Were King (life of Francois Villon, mid-15C French poet, 1938)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Captain from Castile (1947)

Prince of Foxes (1949)

The Sword and the Rose (1953)

Young Bess (the early years of Elizabeth I, 1953)
Tower of London (Richard III, 1962)
Seven Seas to Calais (Sir Francis Drake, late 1500s, 1962)

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Anne of the Thousand Days (Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII, 1969)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (ruler of England 1509-1547, 1970)

Cry of the Banshee (16C horror, 1970)

The Blood on Satan's Claw (16C horror, 1971)

Mary, Queen of Scots (mid-1500s, 1972)  

Aguirre, Wrath of God (1560s South America, 1972)

The Return of Martin Guerre (1540s France, 1982)

Christopher Columbus (1985)

Flesh & Blood (1985)

Black Adder II (British comedy, Elizabethan, 1986)

The Mission (late 1500s South America, 1986)

Lady Jane (Grey, grandniece of Henry VIII, 1986)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (about Christopher Columbus, 1992)

Orlando (begins during the reign of Elizabeth I, 1992)

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Nostradamus (1994)

Elizabeth (1998)

The Virgin Queen (Elizabeth 1, late 1500's England, 2005)


Borderline Renaissance/Modern

At Sword's Point (about the four Musketeers, 1952)
The Four Musketeers (1954)
Taras Bulba (17th C, 1962)

The Last Valley (set in 1641, 1970)
Cyrano de Bergerac (lived 1619-1655, 1990)

The Three Musketeers (early 1600s France, 1993)
Man in the Iron Mask (1998)