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Historical Movies

All these movies have a pre-1800 historical setting.

Some of them are good films and bad history. Some of them are bad films but good history. Some of them are good in both aspects. And some of them are dreadful any way you cut it. The presence or absence of a title in this list has nothing to do with quality!

If there are movies you think belong here, let me know.

1492: Conquest of Paradise
A Man for All Seasons w/Paul Scofield
A Walk with Love and Death
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Alexander Nevesky
Alexander the Great
Alfred the Great
Anne of the Thousand Days
At Sword's Point
Ben Hur
Brother Cadfael
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Captain from Castille
Christopher Columbus
Dangerous Liaisons
Decameron Nights
Edward II
El Cid
Elizabeth R
Eric the Viking
First Knight
Flesh + Blood
Flight of the Dragons
Hearts and Armor
Henry V w/Kenneth Branagh
Henry V w/Laurence Olivier
I, Claudius
Ivan the Terrible
Joan of Arc: A Portrait of a Legend
Lady Jane
Martin Luther
Mary of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
Men of Sherwood Forest
Merlin of the Crystal Cave
Monty Python/Holy Grail
La Nuit de Varennes
Prince of Foxes
Prince of Jutland
Prince Valiant
Queen Margot
Richard II
Richard III (several versions)
Robin and Marion
Robin Hood w/Errol Flynn
Robin Hood w/Patrick Bergin
Robin Hood w/Praed/Connery
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
Seven Seas to Calais
Stealing Heaven
Sword of the Valiant
Taras Bulba
The Advocate
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Black Arrow
The Black Rose
The Black Shield of Falworth
The Conqueror
The Conqueror Worm (aka The Witchfinder-General)
The Crusades
The Devils
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Dragon and the Sword
The Flame and the Arrow
The Four Musketeers
The Green Knight
The Knights of the Round Table
The Last Valley
The Lion in Winter
The Longships
The Mission
The Name of the Rose
The Navigator
The Norseman
The Princess Bride
The Private Life of Henry VIII
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
The Return of Martin Guerre
The Seventh Seal
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Sorceress [La Sorcière]
The Sword and the Rose
The Sword and the Sorcerer
The Three Musketeers
The Vikings
The Virgin Queen
The Virgin Spring
The Warlord
Tower of London
Tristan and Iseuldt
Young Bess
Do you have any good historical movies to recommend? Send me the info!

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