Movies about the Middle Ages

Movies about the Middle Ages
List of the best movies about the Middle Ages, selected by visitors to our site: Captain Thunder, Robin Hood, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Reckoning, Last Knights, The King, Dragonheart: Vengeance, Dawn of the Dragonslayer, Dragons of Camelot, The Head Hunter.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Captain Thunder (2011)
Markimdb: 3
Genreadventure
CountrySpain
Duration01:48
CharactersWitch, Soldier
PlotThe Crusades, Ghosts
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages

The story of "Captain Thunder and the Holy Grail" is set during the Third Crusade in Palestine, when Captain Thunder finds in the dungeons of a fortress a dying Christian named Juan de Ribera, who entrustes him the mission to restore to Spain a cup which is the Holy Grail, stolen from an ancient order. Thunder, with his inseparable friends Crispin and Goliath, and a Viking princess named Sigfrid, will face an evil feudal lord and his black "devils", who are terrorizing the population of low Aragón.

Robin Hood (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Hungary
Duration01:51
CharactersHorses, Thieves, Heroes, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotLove, Fight, Slavery, Money, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Ships, England, Party, Deserts
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersKings, Family, Sisters, Lovers
PlotLove, Passion, Death, Love triangle, Betrayal
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

The Reckoning (2021)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWitch
PlotPursuit, Viruses, Curses, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSerious

In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the subsequent witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects the advances of her landlord, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. She must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter and face her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

Last Knights (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:37
CharactersKnights, Killers, Heroes, Friends, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Mythology, Justice, Sword Battles
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Depressive, Serious

When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

The King (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Horses, Friends, Princesses, Archers
PlotLove, War, On real events, Political, Power
PlaceEngland, France
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDragons, Warriors, Farmers
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Magic, Supernatural, Sword Battles
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeMiddle Ages

Lukas, a young farmer whose family is killed by savage raiders in the countryside, sets out on an epic quest for revenge, forming an unlikely trio with a majestic dragon and a swashbuckling, sword-fighting mercenary, Darius.

Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2011)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDragons, Knights, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Supernatural, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Epic, Serious

Dawn of the Dragonslayer tells the story of Will (Richard McWilliams), a shepherd's son whose land is ravaged by a dragon.

Dragons of Camelot (2014)
Markimdb: 2.3
Genrefantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDragons, Knights
TimeMiddle Ages

The Kingdom of Camelot is plunged into darkness after the death of noble King Arthur, as the reign of his cruel sorceress sister, Morgan Le Fay, begins. Commanding three deadly dragons with her dark magic, she hunts the remaining Knights of the Round Table to the ends of the Earth.

The Head Hunter (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:12
CharactersMonsters, Demons, Hunters, Warriors, Bounty Hunters
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Obsession, Hunting, Snow
PlaceForest
TimeMiddle Ages
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.

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The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersKings, Shamans
PlotLove, Love triangle, Intrigue, True love, Fate
PlaceMoon, Asia, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

Thirteen-year-old Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, accompanies her mother to the royal palace to attend her brother, Heo Yeom's civil service examination congratulatory ceremony. By chance, she comes across Crown Prince Lee Hwon. They fall in love, and Yeon Woo is chosen as the Crown Princess of Joseon. Before they can marry, the Dowager Queen secretly orders her death, in order to secure more power for herself. Yeon Woo becomes cursed and is stricken with an illness. All believe her to be dead, including the Crown Prince Lee Hwon. Heartbroken, he refuses to love another. Eight years later, the young king meets a shaman named Wol. He can’t help but find similarities between her and Yeon Woo and begins investigating Yeon Woo’s death.

Arthur & Merlin (2015)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersKings, Knights, Heroes, Wizards, Hermits
PlotAdventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship, Supernatural
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

In dark ages Britain, a time of magic and legend, a powerful druid is bent on destroying the Celtic people. Arthur, a banished warrior, and Merlin, a hermit wizard, embark on a heroic quest to stop the druid and save their people, before the Celts are lost forever and become a myth themselves.

Robin Hood (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Archers, Partners
PlotAdventure, The Crusades, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.

Season of the Witch (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersWitch, Knights
PlotLove, Travel, Death, Supernatural, Witchcraft
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleGothic

A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa
Duration01:37
CharactersVikings, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Forest
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.

Narcissus and Goldmund (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryGermany
CharactersFriends, Fathers
PlotFriendship, Death
PlaceUSSR
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

In the dark middle ages young unruly Goldmund is sent to a monastery by his father to atone for the sins of his mother, who abandoned them. It is there that he meets Narcissus, a brilliant, scholarly novice, who is introverted and aloof. A unique and deep life-long friendship is born. Narcissus chooses to remain detached from the world in prayer and meditation. Goldmund, who is passionate, sensual and impulsive, runs away from the monastery to live a picaresque wanderer’s life, his amorous and artistic adventures leading him to discover the extremes of both ecstasy and pain. Several thrilling years pass, until one day these friends cross paths again...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersWitch, Kings, Knights, Warriors, Wizards
PlotMagic, Fate, Uprising
PlaceForest, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleTense, Epic

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not.

Μετέωρα (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryGreece, France, Germany
Duration01:22
CharactersNuns, Hermits
PlotLove, Religious
PlaceGreece
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle of farm-life provides a strong contrast to their lives and they are forced to choose between human desire and spiritual devotion

Legendary Amazons (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction
CountryChina
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at the borders of the Song Dynasty. The Song Dynasty is being invaded by the armies of the rival state of Western Xia. Yang Zongbao is the last man standing in the Yang clan, a family of generals who have dedicated their lives to defending the Song Dynasty from foreign invaders. He apparently dies in battle tragically when the treacherous Imperial Tutor Pang refuses to send reinforcements to aid him. Yang Zongbao's widowed wife Mu Guiying leads the other widows of the Yang clan into battle to continue the legacy of their husbands.

Dark Relic (2010)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Priests
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

1099 A.D.: A battle-weary knight leads his men home from the Holy Land after years of fighting. But the supposedly holy relic he’s carrying bears a terrible curse…




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