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Hack & Slash
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Best movies & series featuring Swords or such as the main form of weaponry. Sometimes added elements ie Sword & Sorcery films or maybe some bow & arrows :)
Lots of Medieval films!
Recommendations much appreciated!
Updated (Again) April 27th :) Enjoy!


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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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Movie: Pathfinder ( 2007 )
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.
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Movie: 10,000 BC ( 2008 )
In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who becomes with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.
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Movie: Alpha ( 2018 )
In the prehistoric past, a young man struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe during a buffalo hunt. He finds a similarly lost wolf companion and starts a friendship that would change humanity.
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Movie: Alexander ( 2004 )
Alexander (Colin Farrell), the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
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Movie: Troy ( 2004 )
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
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TV Show: Rome ( 2005 )
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world. The Republic was founded on principals of shared power, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling...and two soldiers unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
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TV Show: Spartacus ( 2010 )
Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus is a graphic and visceral account of Rome's most famous gladiator. When he is separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He will be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honour and endurance.
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TV Show: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ( 2011 )
The mini-series features the bloody history of the House of Batiatus and the city of Capua before the arrival of Spartacus. Quintus Lentulus Batiatus becomes a lanista (manager) when he takes over his father's ludus of gladiators. He has ambitions of stepping out of his father's shadow by seeking recognition for his own name and achieving further greatness for his house. By his side stands his beautiful wife Lucretia who will help her husband achieve his ambitions, whatever the cost. Batiatus puts all his fortunes on the man who will gain him fame and glory. That would be his best gladiator, the Celt, Gannicus, a skilled warrior who wields dual swords with deadly purpose. Those who oppose Batiatus and his future champion(s) of Capua do so at their own peril.Purchased as an undisciplined and disheveled recruit in the first episode, Crixus the Gaul endures mockery and threats of death to become the champion after Gannicus. As Batiatus fends off repeated attempts by his professional rival Tullius to obtain Gannicus, his relationships with his father Titus and friend Solonius begin to suffer the strain of his relentless ambition. Former champion, Oenomaus, reluctantly becomes Doctore, while Syrian recruits Ashur and Dagan try to prove themselves worthy of being gladiators. Veteran gladiators Barca and Gannicus note the rising star of Crixus, as the machinations of Batiatus and Lucretia end in tragedy for several members of the household. Against all of this, the city's splendid new arena nears completion and with it the opening games that will make slaves into gods. When the arena opens, Batiatus' gladiators prevail in the contest. Gannicus again proves himself to be the champion of Capua and a god of the arena. By virtue of his win against Solonius' gladiators, he gains his freedom and Crixus becomes the new champion.
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Movie: Ben-Hur ( 1960 )
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
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Movie: Ben-Hur ( 2016 )
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
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TV Show: Ben Hur ( 2010 )
About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
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TV Show: Into the Badlands ( 2015 )
Into the Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West". In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
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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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Movie: The Last Legion ( 2007 )
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.
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Movie: Pilgrimage ( 2017 )
In 13th century Ireland, a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
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Movie: Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan ( 2007 )
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
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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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Movie: Furious ( 2017 )
In the 13th century, an amnesiac soldier vows to get his revenge on the Mongol army that ransacked his village.
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Movie: King Arthur ( 2004 )
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
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Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ( 2017 )
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
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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 ( 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: 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: Centurion ( 2010 )
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.
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Movie: Black Death ( 2010 )
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.
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Movie: Season of the Witch ( 2011 )
Fourteenth century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
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Movie: Arn: The Knight Templar ( 2007 )
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.
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Movie: The Eagle ( 2011 )
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
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TV Show: Legend of the Seeker ( 2008 )
In a mythical land, one man, Richard Cypher, discovers his true destiny as he, a mysterious young woman, a wise old wizard and a magical sword are all that stand between the evil tyrant Darken Rahl and his quest for total domination.

Based on The Sword of Truth series of books by Terry Goodkind.
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Movie: Outlander ( 2008 )
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
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TV Show: Outlander ( 2014 )
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.The Outlander series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling books, spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure into one epic tale.
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Movie: Solomon Kane ( 2009 )
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
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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: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale ( 2007 )
A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
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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: 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: The Pagan King ( 2018 )
On his deathbed, the reigning king bestows power to an unexpected heir who must find strength within himself to unite his people against the violent crusades which threaten their freedom.
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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: 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: Dragonslayer ( 1981 )
A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.
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Movie: Van Helsing ( 2004 )
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.
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Movie: Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer ( 2006 )
Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.
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Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ( 2002 )
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
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Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( 2003 )
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
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Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 )
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
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Movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ( 2012 )
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
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Movie: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ( 2013 )
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
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Movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ( 2014 )
Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
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Movie: 300 ( 2007 )
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
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Movie: Gladiator ( 2000 )
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
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Movie: Braveheart ( 1995 )
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.
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Movie: The Last Samurai ( 2003 )
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
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Movie: The Last Samurai ( 1977 )
Toranosuke Sugi, a brave and loyal Samurai, fights to practice and preserve his master's teachings amid a civil war. With friends on both side will he cave to temptation, or stand on principle and for freedom?
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Movie: Jin yi wei ( 2010 )
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.
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Movie: Red Cliff ( 2008 )
The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).
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Movie: Red Cliff II ( 2009 )
Second and final part of an epic tale about a legendary ancient battle that changed the course of China history.
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Movie: 13 Assassins ( 2010 )
A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.
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Movie: Reign of Assassins ( 2010 )
Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret.
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Movie: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi ( 2003 )
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
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Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ( 2000 )
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
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Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny ( 2016 )
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
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Movie: Kundo: Age of the Rampant ( 2014 )
A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.
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Movie: Hero ( 2002 )
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
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Movie: House of Flying Daggers ( 2004 )
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
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Movie: Fearless ( 2006 )
A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ( 2007 )
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ( 2006 )
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ( 2011 )
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ( 2003 )
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
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Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ( 2017 )
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
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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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TV Show: Merlin ( 2008 )
Fantasy drama based on the legend of King Arthur and Merlin.
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Movie: Highlander ( 1986 )
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
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TV Show: Highlander ( 1992 )
"I am Duncan Macleod, born 400 years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone. For centuries we have waited for the time of the Gathering, when the stroke of a sword and the fall of a head will release the power of the Quickening. In the end, there can be only one."
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Movie: Highlander: Endgame ( 2000 )
Immortals Connor and Duncan MacLeod must join forces against Kell, an evil immortal who has become too strong for anyone to face alone.
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Movie: Highlander: The Source ( 2007 )
Duncan MacLeod and his fellow Immortals quest to locate the Grail of their world.
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Movie: Highlander: The Final Dimension ( 1994 )
Deceived that he had won the Prize, Connor MacLeod awakens from a peaceful life when an entombed immortal magician comes seeking the Highlander.
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Movie: Highlander II: The Quickening ( 1991 )
In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.
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TV Show: Highlander: The Raven ( 1998 )
"She is a creature of legend…like the Raven, a thief who stole the sun and the moon. They sent a warrior to bring her back. He found her, and together they brought light back to the world. Sexy Amanda Derieux, teaming up with freelance security expert, Nick Wolfe, puts her high octane arsenal of charisma and sassy, good looks into full force to charm, confound and, when necessary, destroy Immortals bent on evil
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Movie: Highlander: The Search for Vengeance ( 2007 )
An anime continuation of the HIGHLANDER saga, following immortal Colin MacLeod's quest for revenge in the future.
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Movie: The Three Musketeers ( 2011 )
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
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Movie: The Musketeer ( 2001 )
Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.
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TV Show: The Musketeers ( 2014 )
A thrilling world of action, adventure and romance inspired by Dumas' legendary characters.On the streets of 17th century Paris, law and order is more a fledgling idea than reality, and the Musketeers, Athos, Aramis and Porthos, are far more than merely royal bodyguards for King Louis XIII; they are inseparable, loyal unto death and committed to upholding justice. Together, this crack team of highly trained soldiers fight for honour, for valour, for love, and just for the pure thrill of it.
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Movie: The Three Musketeers ( 1993 )
A 90s retelling of the classic story.
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Movie: The Man in the Iron Mask ( 1998 )
The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother whom he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
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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 Count of Monte Cristo ( 2002 )
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
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Movie: Tristan + Isolde ( 2006 )
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.
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Movie: Valhalla Rising ( 2010 )
Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.
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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: 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: Cobra Verde ( 1987 )
During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
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Movie: Rob Roy ( 1995 )
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
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Movie: Escape ( 2012 )
Signe, spared from death to produce a child, befriends a little girl, Frigg, and escapes from the camp.
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Movie: Conan the Barbarian ( 1982 )
A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.
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Movie: Conan the Destroyer ( 1984 )
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.
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Movie: Conan the Barbarian ( 2011 )
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.
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Movie: Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas ( 2013 )
In the 16th century in the CĂ©vennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.
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Movie: Dracula Untold ( 2014 )
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
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