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✔️ The Medieval Period (500–1485) films and TV shows
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After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Medieval Period (also known as the Middle Ages) marked massive social change, natural disasters, dynastic wars, climate change, rebellion, resistance and renaissance. It was a time of turmoil, crisis and the creation of a state, from Magna Carta to the horrors of the Black Death.


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TV Show: The Witcher ( 2019 )
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
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TV Show: Camelot ( 2011 )
The 10-episode epic drama, redefines the classic medieval tale of King Arthur with an exciting ensemble cast including Joseph Fiennes reimagining the iconic role of Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young and reckless Arthur, and Eva Green in her television debut as the darkly powerful Morgan.
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Movie: Camelot ( 1982 )
Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.
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Movie: Dragons of Camelot ( 2014 )
Camelot is plunged into darkness after King Arthur dies. Now the reign of his cruel sorceress sister, Morgana, begins. Commanding three deadly dragons, she hunts the remaining Knights of the Round Table.
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Movie: Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot ( 2020 )
A much older King Arthur returns home after fighting the Roman Empire. His illegitimate son has corrupted the throne of Camelot. Now King Arthur must reunite with the wizard Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table and fight to get back his crown.
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Movie: Kingdom of Heaven ( 2005 )
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.
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TV Show: The New Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1997 )
Robin Hood and his band of outlaws which includes Marian, Little John, and Friar Tuck, rob from the rich and give to the poor as they fight against Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and all other manner of evil people and creatures. Magic plays as much a part as the sword and the arrow.
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Movie: Robin Hood ( 1922 )
A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.
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TV Show: Robin Hood ( 2006 )
Drama series which gives a contemporary feel to the classic Robin Hood legend, focusing on Robin Hood's fight against the evil and corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham.
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Movie: Robin Hood ( 2018 )
A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
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Movie: Robin Hood ( 2010 )
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.
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Movie: Robin Hood: Men in Tights ( 1993 )
A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.
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Movie: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ( 1991 )
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.
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Movie: Robin Hood: The Rebellion ( 2018 )
With his true love captured by the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, the legendary Robin Hood and his crew of outlaws execute a daring rescue to save her.
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Movie: Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage ( 2014 )
When the Sultan's firstborn is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with travelling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her.
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TV Show: Sinbad ( 2012 )
Sinbad is a young man on a quest for redemption, condemned to keep searching for a way to lift the curse that chains him to the seas, until he can find the goodness in himself. Sinbad provides for himself and his family by fighting for money, but inadvertently kills a man, causing him to escape to sea as a stowaway. The 8th century Arabia is a melting pot of cultures, faiths and creatures; full of life and color, but also threatening and volatile. Before their journey is over, Sinbad and his crew of outcasts will not only have to brave their own demons, but some of the most dangerous enemies imaginable.
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Movie: Sinbad and the War of the Furies ( 2016 )
On a treasure hunt gone wrong, modern-day adventurer Sinbad accidentally releases the Furies, three beautiful but terrible ancient beings powerful enough to threaten life on Earth.
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Movie: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad ( 1958 )
When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.
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Movie: Snow White and the Huntsman ( 2012 )
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
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Movie: Snow White: The Fairest of Them All ( 2001 )
Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.
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Movie: Snow White: A Tale of Terror ( 1997 )
In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.
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Movie: Titus ( 2000 )
Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family.
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Movie: The 13th Warrior ( 1999 )
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.
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Movie: Willow ( 1988 )
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
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TV Show: The 10th Kingdom ( 2000 )
Mixing the universal themes of European folklore and mythology with a healthy dose of contemporary storytelling results in this fantastic fable in which two worlds come together for one fantastic adventure.
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Movie: First Knight ( 1995 )
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.
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Movie: King Arthur: Excalibur Rising ( 2017 )
A re-imagining of the Arthurian legend centered around Arthur's illegitimate son Owain who must learn to take up his father's mantle as king.
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Movie: Excalibur ( 1981 )
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
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Movie: Ivanhoe ( 1952 )
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.
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Movie: Ivanhoe ( 1982 )
Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?
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Movie: The Message ( 1977 )
This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Prophet Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.
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Movie: DragonHeart ( 1996 )
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality.
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Movie: Dragonheart: A New Beginning ( 2000 )
An orphaned stable boy befriends with a young dragon named Drake and with the help of others help him learn how to fly and fight and protect himself from a ruthless knight.
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Movie: Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse ( 2015 )
A young knight and a dragon named Drago, whose lives there now share with one heart, joins forces to protect a nest filled with dragon eggs from an evil sorcerer and undo a curse placed on Drago as well.
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Movie: Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire ( 2017 )
A dragon known as Drago tries to end the rivalry between a brother and sister, both having dragon-like powers, who are after the throne of their grandfather, while a new threat steals Drago's source of power.
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Movie: Dragonheart Vengeance ( 2020 )
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.
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Movie: Princess of Thieves ( 2001 )
Story of Robin Hood's daughter Gwyn who takes up his role after he is captured by Prince John. King Richard is dead and his son Philip is the rightful heir, but he is in France and too afraid to face John. Can Gwyn find Philip and convince him to fight John and free her father?
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Movie: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc ( 1999 )
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
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TV Show: Joan of Arc ( 1999 )
Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom.
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Movie: Joan of Arc ( 1949 )
The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.
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Movie: Ladyhawke ( 1985 )
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
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Movie: Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light ( 2012 )
In this one-woman film, international mezzo soprano Linn Maxwell embodies the extraordinary life of 12th century German prophetess, healer and composer, Hildegard of Bingen, who was canonized in 2012 and named a Doctor of the Church. Far ahead of her time and in a male-dominated world, Hildegard challenged the established authority of the Church, both philosophically and musically. Accompanying herself on authentic medieval instruments, Linn performs six of Hildegard's original songs and through the mystic's actual letters and writings transports us to the turbulent times of the Crusades of Western Europe. Hildegard's timeless message of spiritual truth, holistic healing and caring for the earth is more urgent today than ever.
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Movie: Hildegard of Bingen ( 1994 )
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TV Show: Marco Polo ( 2014 )
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China.
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Movie: Marco Polo ( 2007 )
Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth alone toward the fabled country where he is accepted as an envoy into Khan's court. Marooned on the far side of the world, Polo, accompanied by his servant, Pedro, advances as a Mongol grandee for twenty extraordinary years. What he eventually brings back with him to the West is a chronicle that changed history forever.
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TV Show: Merlin ( 2008 )
Fantasy drama based on the legend of King Arthur and Merlin.
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Movie: Merlin ( 1998 )
The young wizard Merlin must rescue the helpless people from the evil King Vidus and his ruthless high counselor.
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TV Show: Merlin of the Crystal Cave ( 1991 )
Based on Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave, this six-part British series follows the life of the Arthurian wizard.
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TV Show: The Boy Merlin ( 1979 )
Merlin, the illegitimate son of a princess, is made unwelcome at court and is fostered by a local smith and his wife. However, Merlin's true destiny lies ahead in the service of King Arthur, and he must face many dangers along the way.
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Movie: Arthur & Merlin ( 2015 )
A young Celtic warrior and a hermit wizard must unite to defeat an evil druid.
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Movie: Merlin's Magic ( 2013 )
Assisted by his mother(Cate Allen) who teaches him the secret of the magic, young Merlin (Oaken Whittaker) sets out to prove to his older brother Glavis (Trey Foote) and to himself that he is a true wizard. Over-zealously, Merlin performs a spell which sends him on a journey into the future. Now Merlin has no more eggs and is unable to get home.. As he wanders around in this strange world, he rescues Gwen (Demetria Cline). Together, the two embark in the search of legendary magic eggs. That quest takes them deep into the domain of the powerful and dreaded Dark Wizard (Ðàvé D L Walker).
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Movie: Tristan and Isolde ( 1982 )
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Movie: Timeline ( 2003 )
A group of archaeologists become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve a friend. The group must survive in 14th century France before they can escape back to the 21st Century.
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Movie: Time Bandits ( 1981 )
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
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Movie: The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1984 )
In this made-for-TV spoof, Robin Hood (George Segal) and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.
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Movie: The Sword in the Stone ( 1963 )
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.
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Movie: Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers - The Sword in the Stone ( 2001 )
Short Documentary on the Sherman Brothers: Theses two brothers discuss the songs and lyrics for The Sword In the Stone, Mary Poppins, Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh.
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Movie: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey ( 1988 )
Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.
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Movie: The Princess Bride ( 1987 )
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
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Movie: Brother Sun, Sister Moon ( 1972 )
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
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TV Show: The Pillars of the Earth ( 2010 )
The Pillars of the Earth is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge.
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TV Show: Cadfael ( 1994 )
Brother Cadfael is a twelfth-century Anglo-Welsh monk. A retired crusader disappointed in love, now a herbalist in charge of the gardens of Shrewsbury Abbey, Cadfael is often called on to solve murders and other crimes in and around Shrewsbury.
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Movie: Stealing Heaven ( 1989 )
Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise. They soon fall in love, but must hide their affection because Abelard is sworn to celibacy.
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Movie: A Knight's Tale ( 2001 )
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
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Movie: George and the Dragon ( 2004 )
A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.
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Movie: The Name of the Rose ( 1986 )
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
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Movie: Becket ( 1964 )
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.
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Movie: A Knight in Camelot ( 1998 )
A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.
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Movie: A Kid in King Arthur's Court ( 1995 )
A Little League player is sent back into medieval times where he is given the task of saving Camelot.
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Movie: Prince Charming ( 2001 )
After an extramarital indiscretion, a fairy-tale prince and his sidekick are turned into frogs for all eternity or until the prince can convince a maiden to kiss and then marry him.
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Movie: Notre-Dame de Paris ( 1999 )
A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier Phoebus.
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Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1956 )
The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.
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TV Show: Knightfall ( 2017 )
Knightfall chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. It delves into the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world's psyche.
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TV Show: The Letter for the King ( 2020 )
The Letter for the King is the story of a ruthless prince who threatens to cast the world into darkness, when a young knight in training named Tiuri embarks on an epic quest to deliver a secret letter to the king. Along the way, he unexpectedly finds himself at the center of a magical prophecy foretelling the rise of a hero who can defeat the prince and restore peace. If he's going to survive the journey, Tiuri will have to learn what it means to be a true knight—and a true leader.
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TV Show: The Last Kingdom ( 2015 )
The Last Kingdom is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.
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TV Show: The Hollow Crown ( 2012 )
The Hollow Crown brings together four filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History Plays - Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. Starting in the year 1399, this continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play. Kings, with their families and followers, are threatened by rebellion and conflict. The story takes us from the Royal Court at Westminster to battlefields in England and France. These rich films are woven with the finest of Shakespeare's poetry and are filmed in the architecture and landscape of the period.
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TV Show: Robin of Sherwood ( 1984 )
This acclaimed British series adds a bit of sorcery and mysticism to the swordplay and social justice that make the Robin Hood legend so enduring. Heading up the superb ensemble cast are Michael Praed (Dynasty) as Robin of Loxley, Ray Winstone (Beowulf) as seething-mad Scarlet, and Nickolas Grace (Brideshead Revisited) as the greedy, conniving Sheriff of Nottingham. In the final 13 episodes, Robert of Huntingdon (Jason Connery, Shanghai Noon) assumes Robin's mantle. Shot entirely on location in England, the series also features an award-winning score by the Irish band Clannad.
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TV Show: The Witcher: A Look Inside the Episodes ( 2020 )
With series creator Lauren S. Hissrich as your guide, take an in-depth journey into the stories and themes powering the first season of The Witcher.
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TV Show: Berserk ( 2016 )
In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true and man has no control, even over his own will. In medieval times war raged throughout the countryside. Feudal lords would give large sums of money to mercenaries who could rid them of their enemies. One such mercenary is Guts. He wields a sword almost larger than he is and holds tremendous strength and courage. When he joins a band of mercenaries known as the Band of the Hawk, he finds a purpose to fight for other than money and helps the Hawks to become the most feared enemy on the battlefield. This anime is adapted from the manga of the same name created by Kentaro Miura. Warning: This show is not suitable for persons under the age of 18 due to extreme violence, gore, nudity, course language and mature content.
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Movie: Viking: The Berserkers ( 2014 )
In Dark Ages Britain, a group of young Saxons are captured by a clan of fearsome Viking warriors and used as prey in a ritualistic manhunt.
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TV Show: Six Flying Dragons ( 2015 )
A period drama that depicts the ambitions and success stories of six people with Lee Bang Won as the central figure. Lee Bang Won was the third king in the Joseon Dynasty. He helped his father King Taejo establish the Joseon Dynasty.
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TV Show: Vikings ( 2013 )
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.
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TV Show: Vikings ( 2012 )
Neil Oliver goes in search of the truth about the Vikings beyond their violent reputation.
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TV Show: Real Vikings ( 2016 )
Real Vikings dives deep into the history and archaeology that inspires the popular drama Vikings. From "test-driving" Viking longships to exploring the legendary roots of Ragnar Lothbrok, this companion series gets the scoop on Vikings from some of the world's top Viking experts. Joining them at key Viking sites are actors from the drama series: Clive Standen, pictured above (Rollo), Maude Hirst (Helga), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug) and Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha). By combining compelling footage from the dramatic series with the best in documentary filmmaking, viewers will get a never-before-seen view of what Vikings were really like.
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Movie: Viking Siege ( 2017 )
During a wild night of debauchery, a gang of vengeful women plot to massacre a monastery full of corrupt monks who sold their loved ones as slaves. Their plan comes unstuck when a gang of marauding Vikings arrive with an army of vicious, tree-like demons on their tail..
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Movie: The Vikings ( 1999 )
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Movie: Northmen - A Viking Saga ( 2014 )
A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
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Movie: A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day ( 2013 )
Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell-bent on its capture.
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Movie: A Viking Saga: Son of Thor ( 2008 )
Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to see again.
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Movie: The Adventures of Quentin Durward ( 1956 )
A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.
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TV Show: Game of Thrones ( 2011 )
Based on the bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, this sprawling new HBO drama is set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die.
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Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ( 1975 )
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
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Movie: Outlaw King ( 2018 )
A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.
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TV Show: Medici ( 2016 )
After his father's murder, banking heir Cosimo Medici battles opponents of his artistic, economic and political visions for 15th-century Florence.
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Movie: Last Knights ( 2015 )
A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.
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Movie: The Last Witch Hunter ( 2015 )
The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
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Movie: Maleficent ( 2014 )
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
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Movie: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ( 2019 )
Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
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Movie: Ironclad ( 2011 )
In thirteenth century England, a Knights Templar and few of the Barons men, fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.
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