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: The King, Outlaw King, Last Knights, Robin Hood, The Other Boleyn Girl, Robin Hood, Immoral Tales, Μετέωρα, The Song Remains the Same, The Physician.

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

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights, Friends, Princesses
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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights
PlotWar, On real events, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersKings, Family, Sisters, Lovers
PlotLove, Passion, Death, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Croatia, France, Hungary
Duration01:51
CharactersHorses, Knights, Thieves, Heroes, Criminals
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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
PlotPassion
PlaceBeach
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Serious

Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. 'Erzsebet Bathory' is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while 'Lucrezia Borgia' concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope.

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersSingers
PlotFriendship

The best of Led Zeppelin's legendary 1973 appearances at Madison Square Garden. Interspersed throughout the concert footage are behind-the-scenes moments with the band. The Song Remains the Same is Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in NYC concert footage colorfully enhanced by sequences which are supposed to reflect each band member's individual fantasies and hallucinations. Includes blistering live renditions of "Black Dog," "Dazed and Confused," "Stairway to Heaven," "Whole Lotta Love," "The Song Remains the Same," and "Rain Song" among others.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:30
CharactersKnights, Doctors, Surgeons, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Adventure
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Intellectual, Serious

The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
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.

Duration02:12
CharactersKnights, Writers, Friends, Trainers, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Inspirational, For men

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Gay, Strong women, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Womens in main roles

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Serbia
Duration02:01
CharactersKnights, Warriors
PlaceEngland, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages

In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:14
CharactersKings, Knights, Heroes, Friends, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Love triangle, Betrayal, True love
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, To cry, Atmospheric, Epic

The timeless tale of King Arthur and the legend of Camelot are retold in this passionate period drama. Arthur is reluctant to hand the crown to Lancelot, and Guinevere is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her growing love for his rival. But Lancelot must balance his loyalty to the throne with the rewards of true love.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersWitch, Kings, Knights
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Depressive

Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Relationship, Betrayal
PlaceNature, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Inspirational

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration02:01
CharactersKnights, Vikings
PlotTravel, The Crusades
PlaceIreland
TimeMiddle Ages

In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Portugal
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Horses, Knights, Giants, Gypsies
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceVillage, Caves, Helicopters, Spain
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleLight, Atmospheric

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryNorway
Duration01:23
CharactersKnights, Vikings
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Chase
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year old Signe. She is taken prisoner, and the gang brings her back to their camp. Here, she soon learns that they have a fate worse than death in store for her, and realises that her only hope is to escape.

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25
CharactersKings, Knights, Military, Fathers, Warriors
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersWitch, Knights, Thieves, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Chase, Fate, Justice
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting

When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Military, Warriors
PlotWar, On real events, Revenge, Death, Freedom
PlaceScotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, For men

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryItaly, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:17
CharactersWitch, Kings, Monsters, Dragons, Bears
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Passion, Obsession
PlaceFantastic worlds, Italy, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Creepy, Beautiful landscapes

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersWitch, Knights, Heroes, Priests
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Viruses
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Gothic, Serious

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehistory
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
PlotTravel
TimeMiddle Ages

It is the word "horde" that had meant, for many countries and nations, bloody raids and being under humilating contribution for centuries - a strange and scary world with its own rules and customs. To be or not to be for Rus (Ruthenia), that is the price of the one-man mission as he is departing to this world to accomplish a feat. The film tells the story of how Saint Alexius, the Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia, healed the Tatar Queen Taidula, Jani-Beg's mother, from blindness, in 1357

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersWolves, Vikings, Heroes
PlotLove, Adventure, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Einar, brutal son of Ragnar and future heir to his throne tangles with Eric, a wily slave, for the hand of a beautiful English maiden.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa
Duration01:37
CharactersKnights, Vikings, 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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:55
CharactersArtists
StyleBlack and White

An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.





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