The best movies set in the middle ages
The following list includes films both set in the Middle Ages and films with medieval roots, prominently of medieval fantasy.
In the fourteenth century, Scots live oppressed by the burdensome taxes and unfair laws imposed by the English. William Wallace is a young Scotsman who returns to his homeland after many years of absence. Being a child, his entire family was killed by the English, which is why he went to live far away with an uncle of his.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Saruman's forces have been destroyed, and his fortress besieged. The time has come to decide the fate of Middle-earth, and, for the first time, there seems to be little hope. The interest of the dark lord Sauron is now focused on Gondor, the last stronghold of men, whose throne will be claimed by Aragorn. Sauron prepares to launch a decisive attack against Gondor. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam continue on their way to Mordor, hoping to reach the Mount of Destiny.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
After the dissolution of the Ring Company, Frodo and his faithful friend Sam are heading towards Mordor to destroy the Unique Ring and end Sauron's power. Meanwhile, and after the hard battle against the orcs where Boromir fell, the Aragorn man, the elf Legolas and the dwarf Gimli try to rescue the medium Merry and Pipin, kidnapped by the orcs of Mordor. For their part, Sauron and the traitor Sarumán continue their plans in Mordor, waiting for the war against the free races of Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
In Middle-earth, the Dark Lord Sauron ordered the Elves to forge the Great Rings of Power. Three for the Elven kings, seven for the Dwarf Lords, and nine for the Mortal Men. But Sauron also secretly forged the Unique Ring, which has the power to enslave the entire Middle Earth. With the help of his friends and brave allies, the young hobbit Frodo embarks on a dangerous journey with the mission of destroying the One Ring. But the evil Sauron orders the persecution of the group, composed of Frodo and his loyal hobby friends, a magician, a man, an elf and a dwarf. The mission is almost suicidal but necessary, because if Sauron with his army of orcs managed to recover the Ring, it would be the end of Middle Earth.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
XIV century. Fray Guillermo de Baskerville (Sean Connery), a Franciscan monk and former inquisitor, and his inseparable disciple, the novice Adso de Melk (Christian Slater), visit a Benedictine abbey, located in northern Italy, to clarify the death of the young miniaturist Adelmo from Otranto. During his stay, other monks mysteriously disappear and later appear dead.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Prequel to the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings", the work of JRR Tolkien. In the company of the magician Gandalf and thirteen dwarfs, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins embarks on a journey through the country of the elves and the forests of the trolls, from the orc dungeons to the Lone Mountain, where the Smaug dragon hides the treasure of The Dwarves Finally, in the depths of the Earth, he finds the Unique Ring, a hypnotic object that will later be the cause of so many bloody battles in Middle Earth.
The kingdom of heaven (2005)
12th century, the Crusades. Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a gentleman respected by the king of Jerusalem and committed to the maintenance of peace in the Holy Land, undertakes the search for his illegitimate son Balian (Orlando Bloom), a young French blacksmith who mourns the loss of his wife and his son. Godofredo convinces his son to accompany him on his mission. After the death of his father, Balian inherits his lands and his knighthood in Jerusalem, a city in which Christians, Muslims and Jews have managed to live peacefully during the truce between the Second and Third Crusades. With unwavering fidelity, Balian serves his king and, in addition, falls in love with Princess Sibylla (Eva Green), the enigmatic sister of the monarch.
Robin Hood (2010)
England, thirteenth century. Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe), a magnificent archer who has fought in the Crusades in the service of King Ricardo Corazon de León (Danny Huston), returns from the Holy Land fighting against the French and plundering villages. When Ricardo dies hit by an arrow, Robin moves to Nottingham to fulfill a promise he made to Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge) before he died: take his sword to his father, Sir Walter Loxley (Max Von Sydow). There he meets Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), Loxley's widow. Meanwhile, in England, Queen Juan Sin Tierra (Oscar Isaac), a king without character and unable to cope with both internal rebellions and external threats by the perfidious Godfrey (Mark Strong). The goal of Robin and his men will be to prevent a bloody civil war and return the glory to their country.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins on his journey with the magician Gandalf and thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oak Shield in an epic quest to claim the dwarf kingdom of Erebor. On their way they will run into a multitude of dangers and face the fearsome dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
After having regained its kingdom of the Smaug Dragon, the Company has unintentionally unleashed a force on the world. An enraged Smaug flew to Lake City to end any life that was there. Obsessed above all with his treasure finally recovered, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to treasure it while Bilbo frantically tries to make him see the reason why the hobbit makes a desperate and dangerous decision. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Without the apparent help of the magician Gandalf, his great enemy Sauron has sent legions of Orcs to the Lonely Mountain in a sneak attack. When darkness looms over them, the races of the Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide whether to unite or be destroyed. Bilbo will find himself in the epic battle of the Five Armies where the future of Middle-earth is at stake. Third prequel delivery of the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" (Tolkien).
England, early thirteenth century. On June 15, 1215 and, after a hard negotiation, the despotic King Juan was forced to accept certain requests from the feudal lords, whose objective was to limit the real power. Thus was born the Magna Carta. However, after assembling a strong army, Juan refused to comply with the agreement, thus provoking a civil war: the First War of the Barons (1215-1217). The king decided to eliminate those who had humiliated him, especially a group of Knights Templar who, entrenched in Rochester Castle, tried to resist the siege of royal troops.
medieval tale with witches, dwarves and magic powers. In the dungeons of the castle of the sorceress and evil Queen Bavmorda, a prisoner gives birth to a girl who, according to an ancient prophecy, will put an end to the reign of the sorceress. The midwife tries to save the girl from the wrath of Bavmorda, but, reached by the dogs of prey of the castle, she has no choice but to throw the cradle into the river. Thanks to the current, the crib reaches a village of dwarves, where the girl is adopted by the brave Willow.
The Warrior Nº13 (1999)
10th century. Ahmed, an Arab nobleman (Banderas), is expelled from his land for courting a woman Accompanied by his mentor (Sharif) he undertakes a trip to the North, where he will come into contact with a group of Viking warriors who have to face a horde of savages who attack their villages and devour their people. The prophecy of a witch, who announces the triumph of the Vikings thanks to the intervention of a foreigner, encourages Ahmed to help them in the fight.
Long ago, in a distant swamp, lived a fierce ogre called Shrek. Suddenly, one day, his loneliness is interrupted by an invasion of amazing characters. There are blind little mice in their food, a huge and very bad wolf in their bed, three homeless pigs and other beings who have been deported from their land by the evil Lord Farquaad. To save his territory, Shrek makes a pact with Farquaad and embarks on a journey to get the beautiful princess Fiona to agree to be the Lord's bride. In such an important mission he is accompanied by a funny donkey, willing to do anything for Shrek: everything, except keep silent.
Fate of a Knight (2001)
Middle Ages, 14th century. William is an extraordinarily gifted young commoner for fair and tournaments. After the sudden death of his teacher, he pretends to be a noble gentleman and leads an adventurous life with his friends and squires Roland and Wat. On one of his trips, he meets Chaucer, a writer who creates for him a family tree that justifies the noble title of which he has appropriated.
Conan, the barbarian (1982)
A boy who belongs to a primitive tribe records in his memory the faces of the warriors who have exterminated his family and he has sold it to some slave merchants. Years later, the young man has become a strong and brave warrior.
In time of witches (2011)
In the mid-fourteenth century, the knight Lavey (Nicolas Cage) escorts a young woman accused of witchcraft to a monastery. The monks say that she is responsible for the Black Death plague and destroy Europe. Lavey, skeptical, does not accept this explanation and with a group of brave warriors embarks on a journey to demonstrate the innocence of the young woman, but chance will lead them to a place where the forces of darkness await them ...
After a long and bloody war, Uther Pendragon begs the magician Merlin to help him seduce the wife of his new ally, the Duke of Cornwall. Merlin agrees, but on condition that the fruit of that union be delivered. That same night, Arturo is conceived. Eighteen years later, the nobles of a kingdom whose throne is vacant attempt to seize Excalibur, the magic sword that is embedded in a stone since the death of Uther.
The Princess Bride (1987)
After seeking fortune for five years, Westley (Cary Elwes) returns to his homeland to marry his beloved, the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright Penn), to whom he had sworn eternal love. However, to recover it he will have to face Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and his minions. Once these are defeated, she will have to overcome the worst of obstacles: Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) intends to marry the unfortunate Buttercup, even though she does not love him, since she is still in love with Westley.
The Endless Story (1984)
Hidden in the loft of his school, Bastian devours during the class hours an enigmatic book, "The Endless Story", which tells the gradual destruction of the Kingdom of Fantasy. A kind of mysterious "Nothing" destroys the country and the creatures that inhabit it. As he progresses in reading, Bastian realizes that Fantasy's salvation depends on him; of getting into the book ...
Snow White and the Legend of the Hunter (2012)
Dark version of the Grimm brothers story. Only one woman (Kristen Stewart) surpasses in beauty a queen so evil (Theron) that she is willing to put an end to her. But the perfidious sovereign ignores that the hunter (Chris Hemsworth) who should have killed her, has not only saved her life, but has taught her to defend herself. Shortly after, the Prince Charming (Sam Clafin) will appear on the scene, bewitched by the beauty and power of Snow White.
Long ago, when majestic beings with breath of fire furrowed the skies high, lived a knight who was going to meet face to face, and open hearted, with the most extraordinary creature that had ever existed.
The pillars of the Earth (2010)
9 episode TV miniseries. Adaptation in miniseries format of the famous novel by Ken Follett. In the Middle Ages, in a fascinating time of kings, ladies, gentlemen, feudal fights, castles and walled cities, love and death intersect vibrantly in this tapestry whose center is the construction of a Gothic cathedral.
The first gentleman (1995)
Love, honor, betrayal and passion in the Kingdom of Camelot. When Lady Geneva marries King Arthur, she moves it for two reasons: the respect and admiration she feels for him and the need to protect her kingdom, Leonesse. But, when fate takes Camelot to the handsome gentleman Lanzarote, love immediately arises between them, which puts Geneva in a difficult dilemma.
The Immortals (1986)
Immortals are beings of a special race who can only die beheaded among themselves. They have lived for centuries among men, but hiding their identity. Some defend Good, others, Evil. A curse forces them to fight each other until only one of them remains. Scotsman Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) is one of the survivors of the Immortals clan that has come to this day.
El Cid (1961)
In the second half of the eleventh century, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the Cid Campeador, became famous for his victorious campaigns against Muslims (conquest of the Kingdom of Valencia). Unjustly accused of treason, Rodrigo dueling Jimena's father, who rejected him and locked himself in a convent. This is the starting point for numerous adventures: the intrigues of Count García Ordóñez, the challenge of King Ramiro de Aragón and his confrontation with Alfonso VI (Jura de Santa Gadea), who banished him from Castile.
Lady Falcon (1985)
Middle Ages. A legend of a supernatural character tells the diabolical revenge of the Bishop of Aquila, which consists in making love between Navarre (Hauer) and Isabel (Pfeiffer) impossible. By allying himself with the forces of evil, he manages to bewitch the lovers: she will become a hawk during the day, and he will be a gray wolf at night. Eternally united and separated, they will find an ally in the young footman Philippe (Broderick), who will try to help them conjure the curse of the bishop.
In a mythical forest of the Alagaësia region, the young farmer Eragon (Edward Speleers) discovers a precious and rare blue stone. So that his family can spend the harsh winter, the boy decides to change it for food, but discovers astonished how a dragon comes out of what looked like a stone but, in reality, it was an egg.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
rn Magnusson was born in 1150, on the farm of Arnas, in West Gothia (the western part of Sweden). He grew up and became an extremely cultured young man and a skilled swordsman. When he meets Cecilia he finds the love of his life, but a cruel and jealous world forces them to separate. Cecilia is locked in a convent and Arn is forced to become a Knight Templar in the Holy Land, where a furious war between Muslims and Christians is unfolding.
The Knights of the Square Table and their crazy followers (1975)
Second film of the Monty Python, in which they deal with the story of the legendary King Arthur and his knights who go in search of the Holy Grail.
Adaptation of the popular video game of the same name.
Forever Ever (1998)
Middle Ages. Little Danielle, an orphan mother, has found in the books and in her father's love the ideal refuge, but the tragic death of the latter leaves her, still a child, in the hands of a stepmother obsessed to marry her daughter with the crazy Prince Henry
Red Riding Hood who you afraid? (2011)
New version of "Little Red Riding Hood". For decades, the inhabitants of Daggerhorn maintain a complex pact with the werewolf: to quench their appetite, an animal is sacrificed monthly. But the beast, breaches the pact, devouring a human being. The victim is Valerie's older sister, a beautiful young woman who has just learned that her parents are going to marry Henry, the heir of the richest family in the town. She is in love with Peter, a humble lumberjack, with whom she decides to escape, but the wolf upsets her plans. To end the beast once and for all, the people turn to Father Solomon, a werewolf-hunter, but he frightens the neighbors even more when he warns them that the wolf, during the day, acquires human form, so That could be any of them.
The Black Knight (2001)
Jamal struggles unhappily at Medieval World, a theme park that seems to have not been renovated, or has had clients since the Dark Age. After falling into the fetid moat of the park, Jamal reaches the fourteenth century in England, a world of knights with shining armor and damsels afflicted, not to mention questionable hygiene. Now he is a stranger in a very strange land, Jamal meets a gentleman swinger, a beautiful woman with very modern ideas and a rebellion against the devilish King ...
Tristan and Isolde (2006)
Production of the brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott on a medieval legend that tells the tragic love of a princess and a warrior, which will jeopardize the fragile peace between England and Ireland.
Robin of the Woods (1938)
Robin of Locksey returns to England after fighting against the infidels in the Crusades, but John without Earth, King Richard I's brother, has usurped the throne and rules like a tyrant, so the Saxon nobleman decides to take refuge in the Sherwood forest and fight him to return Ricardo's crown.
In the name of the king (2007)
Movie based on the popular video game Dungeon Siege. History of medieval court in which a farmer of humble origin becomes a heroic and courageous prince who will have to save his kingdom from a dark and dark end.
The Visitors (1993)
Some peculiar characters from the Middle Ages are moved by magic to the end of the twentieth century. Completely disoriented in a world that they find absolutely unknown and hostile, they will try by all means to return to their time. At the same time, their medieval habits and customs will sow confusion in others. Released in 1993, it became the most important commercial success of French cinema in the last 20 years.
Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard the Lionheart is imprisoned in Austria. His brother Juan refuses to pay the high sum of money they demand in exchange for his freedom, since he can continue to usurp the throne of England. Knight Ivanhoe, one of Ricardo's supporters, will try by all means to get the ransom money
The Falcon and the Arrow (1950)
The main enemy of Dardo (Lancaster) is Duke Urbis, aka "The Falcon", for having kidnapped his wife and son. This nobleman, in the name of the emperor, exercises an authentic tyranny over the inhabitants of the towns of Lombardy. One day Dart, seeking revenge, kidnaps the Duke's niece.
Black Death / Black Claw (2010)
In the mid-fourteenth century, England is ravaged by the terrible Black Death. In an apocalyptic world, dominated by superstitions, the young monk Osmund is commissioned to lead Ulric, a fearsome knight, and his group of mercenaries to a town near a swamp, where, according to rumors, the dead return to the life.
The Army of Darkness (1992)
England, thirteenth century. The forces of Evil exercise their reign in the Middle Ages. Courageous knights prepare to enter unequal battle, while the frightened peasants take refuge behind the castle walls. Everything changes with the unexpected arrival of a new hero, equipped with sophisticated weapons and says he comes from the twentieth century.
The Lords of Steel (1985)
Western Europe, early 16th century. A band of mercenaries engaged in pillage and headed by soldier Martin, intends to rob Arnolfini, his former feudal lord. For this Martin forms an army with the money obtained from the theft of relics. After kidnapping Arnolfini's stepdaughter, Princess Agnes, saves her from being raped and she promises him eternal love.
The seventh seal (1957)
Sweden, mid-fourteenth century. The Black Death plagues Europe. After ten years of useless fighting in the Crusades, the Swedish knight Antonius Blovk and his loyal squire return from the Holy Land. Blovk is a man tormented and full of doubts. Along the way he meets Death who claims it. Then he proposes to play a game of chess, hoping to get from Her answers to the great questions of life: death and the existence of God.
The crazy, crazy adventures of Robin Hood (1993)
Robin de Loxley returns to England after several years of absence and finds a kingdom in chaos. Now he must live like an outlaw and will be the protagonist of numerous adventures.
Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
The great magician Merlin (Sam Neill) returns to Camelot but encounters a kingdom in chaos due to the theft of his sacred relic: the Holy Grail. With the help of a fierce young man named Jack (John Reardon) he will face all kinds of dangers to recover it and return the lost glory to Camelot.
The lion in winter (1968)
Year 1183. The King of England Enrique II Plantagenet reunites his whole family to spend Christmas and decide who will succeed him on the throne. He calls his wife, the Machiavellian Leonor of Aquitaine, whom he keeps locked in a tower after having disowned her, and also his three children: the devious Geoffrey, the insignificant John (Juan without Earth) and the choleric Richard (Ricardo I Lion heart). It should be noted that, some years before (1173-1174), the three, incited by their ambitious mother, had revolted against their father.
Beowulf & Grendel: The Return of the Beast (2005)
Adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, Beowulf, dating from the 9th century. It tells the story of the warrior Beowulf and his battle against a murderous and bloodthirsty troll, Grendel. On behalf of King Hrothgar, respected Lord of Danes, Beowulf leads and guides an army of warriors across the sea to the place where the monster is located ...
Knights, princesses and other beasts (2011)
Thadeous (Danny McBride) has spent his life watching how Fabious, his older brother (James Franco), has won the hearts of the people, thanks to his extraordinary feats. Knowing that he can never emulate him, he has dedicated himself to leading a life dominated by vice and grind. But when Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), Fabious's fiancee, is kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives an ultimatum to his youngest son: if he fails to rescue her, he will not be able to continue living as a rake. He embarks on a dangerous journey in the company of Fabious and a mysterious warrior (Natalie Portman). The brothers will face terrible creatures and knights without honor before reaching Belladonna. If Thadeous were able to take out the hero inside, he could help his brother prevent the destruction of the kingdom. But if not, he will not only be branded a coward, but he will be a spectator of the dawn of the Age of Darkness.
Soldier of God (2005)
Holy Land. Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ of 1187. Rene is a monk dedicated to his vocation as a member of the famous Knights Templar, a religious order whose mission to protect Christian pilgrims has degenerated into a magnet of power that attracts wealth and influence in the Kingdom of the Crusaders. Disillusioned with the corrupt motives of his superiors, Rene is taken captive on the battlefield by bandits. He manages to flee and is rescued by Hasan, a mysterious Muslim traveler. The two take refuge in an isolated oasis, where Rene begins to harbor doubts about his vows of chastity and obedience and his commitment to the spirit of the Crusaders. But the secret hidden by Hasan attracts the wrath of Saladin's forces over the little oasis, triggering a confrontation of devastating consequences, but containing the answers that his tormented soul seeks.
Robin and Marian (1976)
Disillusioned by the years they lost fighting as Crusaders in the Holy Land, Robin Hood and his friend Little John return to England and realize that everything has returned to be as before.
The Lord of War (1965)
Middle Ages, Brabant, 11th century. A Norman knight (Heston) becomes the feudal lord of strange lands inhabited by semi-savage men. He falls madly in love with Bronwyn (Forsyth), a mysterious maiden for whom he ends up losing power and honor.
The Knights of King Arthur (1953)
After a hard war, King Arthur, with the help of Lanzarote, his most faithful gentleman, manages to unify all of England under his command. After being defeated by Arturo, Sir Mordred discovers the relationship between Geneva, the king's wife, and Lanzarote, and will use this fact to end Arturo's reign.
The Blood of the Templars (2004)
Robert Von Metz is the great master of the Templars, guardians of the Holy Grail. He has recently taken over David, an 18-year-old who is beginning in the secrets of the order. Robert also protects him and hides the brotherhood of Zion from his enemies for centuries. David has also discovered that he is not like others and has grown as a distrustful person. You will soon discover your true identity, as it is intended to direct the destiny of the order. Aided by Stella, an attractive and impulsive young woman, she will have to face the enemy brotherhood, who wants nothing more than David's death to end the Templars once and for all.
England, twelfth century. Historical drama in which the confrontations between Henry II Plantagenet, king of England, and Thomas Becket, who became chancellor and later archbishop of Canterbury (since 1162) are narrated. The disagreements between the two begin when in 1164 (Constitution of Clarendon) the king carries out a reform of the judicial system that substantially reduces the prerogatives of the Church.
The Marrana (1992)
Rural comedy set in the 15th century. After being captive in Tunisia, Bartolomé (Landa) returns to his land in Extremadura with the illusion of eating his favorite delicacy: pork. On the way he runs into a deserter (Resines) that has a pig.
Black Breastplate (1954)
England, reign of Henry IV (1399-1413). After a long hunt, Sir Robert arrives at the inn of young Myles and his sister Meg. There his despotism causes a great fight. As a result, Myles and her sister are forced to flee, but are persecuted by Sir Robert's men.
The story of a warrior and leader, affected by the war and with the will to rebuild the relationship with his wife, is one of the most important tragedies of literature. Adaptation of the work of William Shakespeare.
The revenge of Don Mendo (1961)
Adaptation of the popular homonymous work of Don Pedro Muñoz Seca. When Don Mendo, Marquis de Cabra, gallant and fearless medieval knight, climbs a tower to reach the rooms of the beautiful Magdalena, he is surprised by Don Nuño Manso de Jarama, the lady's father, who has granted his daughter's hand to the Duke of Toro. To protect the honor of his beloved, Don Mendo says he has climbed the tower to steal, so he is sentenced to die alive sandwich. The Marquis de Moncada and other noble gentlemen, all friends of Don Mendo, facilitate his escape. Time has passed and Magdalena remains as unfaithful to Toro's as before Cabra's. Now she is the King's lover. A 'beautiful' troubadour, who is none other than Don Mendo, appears in the King's camp and falls in love with all women. The one of Toro and the one of Manso go to the Cave of Algodor, place of appointment of all the lovers, on the prowl of the infidel. There the King arrives after Magdalena, Magdalena and the Queen after the Troubadour, the blackberry Azofaifa, ready to liquidate his rivals, and, of course, Don Mendo, who believes the opportunity to execute his revenge has arrived ...
Alisea and the prince of dreams (1996)
Alisea and her five brothers have been captured by Azaret, an old and evil wizard. Alisea manages to escape from the castle, and meets the young prince Demian, who is fleeing from his terrible father, King Kurdok, who wants his son to be a warrior. The two fall in love and, before fate separates them, a good fairy promises them that they will always be together but in their dreams, until together they defeat the evil Azareth, after they try to be the king of the country.
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
The action takes place in feudal China and the protagonist is an outsider who is dedicated to making weapons for the neighbors of a small town, but there comes a day when he must become his protector
Robin Hood, the Magnificent (1991)
During the twelfth century, England appears divided by the rivalry between Normans and Saxons. To protect a poacher, the nobleman Robert Hose faces a Norman and loses his land and his right to the throne. From then on, he hides his identity under the name of Robin Hood and prepares to free his beloved Marian from marriage with his most hated enemy
The Brave Prince (1954)
The young Viking prince Valiant is sent by his father to the court of King Arthur to be knighted, after a strict training. His goal is to be prepared to face the tyrannical Slaigon who has usurped his father's throne. Careful production that adapts a comic character
England, Middle Ages Macbeth is a noble Scottish gentleman. One day, after a battle in which the monarch's favor is won, he finds three witches who prophesy that he will one day become King. After the fulfillment of two other prophecies formulated by the witches, Macbeth inevitably wonders how the third can be fulfilled, since King Duncan is still alive and, in addition, has two children who can inherit the throne. Actually, as soon as Macbeth heard the prophecy, the idea of Duncan's murder did not cease to haunt his mind, although, at first he rejected it. However, his wife, whose ambition and will to power is stronger than his, will be able to incite him to commit the crime.
The Decameron (1971)
Based on "El Decameron" by Boccaccio. Pasolini recreates with his personal style the erotic and fun stories of this universal work. The film begins with the story of Andreuccio de Perugia who is convinced by thieves to take a ruby from the body of an archbishop. Other stories are dedicated to licentious subjects. For example, that of Masetto de Lamporecchio, a gardener who pretends to be deaf and mindless to enter the service of the nuns of a convent and experience with them the delights of the shared bed.
The thousand and one nights (1974)
Movie inspired by oriental erotic tales. The main story is about an innocent young man looking for his beloved, a slave from which he was separated by being a victim of a hoax.
Desideria, the dragon's ring (1994)
A feared medieval king carries in his hand a ring in the shape of a dragon that symbolizes his power. The monarch has a daughter named Desideria. After returning from one of his trips, the king takes to the castle a baby who has been raised by wolves. Desideria, growing up, falls in love with Victor, the head of a group of rebels who has been captured. Telefilm / miniseries broadcast in two parts within the series 'Great stories'.
Born of hope (2009)
Born of Hope takes us to the time of the Dúnedain, and to the first meeting between Arathorn and Gilraen, who will later be Aragorn's parents. The film is based on a few paragraphs that Tolkien wrote in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings.
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
A group of pilgrims who go to Canterbury entertain themselves, after the hard walk each day, telling stories such as El Mercader, El Fraile, Bath's wife ...
The Adventures of Prince Brave (1997)
Prince Brave is a young knight of King Arthur's Court who embarks on an adventure to save his country and knows the mysterious secret of his past. The young man will have to use his sword to defend Camelot from the Viking invaders, who have stolen the Excalibur sword and threaten to defeat the famous knights of the round table.
The Green Knight (1984)
After a long period of peace, the decline threatens the court of King Arthur, as his knights live devoted to leisure, luxury and pleasure. One day, a man who calls himself "The Green Knight" (Sean Connery) suddenly appears in Camelot. Before the astonished gaze of the courtiers, he challenges the knights of the Round Table to a game; as long as he remains motionless, any of them can cut his head. Everyone is filled with fear and reject the challenge. Only the humble gentleman Gawain (Miles O'Keeffe) accepts it to safeguard the honor of his companions. From that moment an extraordinary and never seen adventure begins for him.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Despite being the son of rich merchants, Francisco de Asís renounces all his possessions and his well-off life to devote to the service of God and the poorest.
Cinematic adaptation of the homonymous musical, premiered on Broadway in 1960, about the legendary medieval history of the kingdom of Camelot. The French gentleman Lancelot du Lac or Lanzarote del Lago (Franco Nero) arrives at the court of King Arthur (Richard Harris) to join the Order of the Round Table, newly created by the English sovereign. Lancelot falls in love with Queen Geneva (Vanessa Redgrave) and her love is reciprocated. When Arturo finds out, he rides in anger and destroys the famous table.
The Maiden's Spring (1960)
Sweden, 14th century. Like every summer, a maiden must make the candle offering on the altar of the Virgin. King Töre sends his daughter Karin in the company of Ingrid, a girl who secretly hates Karin. Before crossing the forest, Ingrid stops and abandons the princess, but the girl continues on her way and encounters shepherds, apparently friendly, who invite her to share her food.
Metal Souls (1973)
In the near future there is a gigantic holiday park divided into three zones: Imperial Rome, the American West and Medieval Europe. Each one reproduces the characteristics of each era with complete fidelity. There is also the possibility that those who can afford to live their own adventures at the chosen time. A couple of friends have gone to the park, Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin). Everything is perfectly controlled until the robots that act as figurants begin to fail, specifically a relentless gunman (Yul Brynner) designed to relentlessly pursue their victims.
The Mystery of Wells (2003)
England, 1380. A disgraced priest (Paul Bettany) joins a group of actors (headed by Willem Dafoe) and goes with them to a village, where a boy has been killed and a deaf and mute woman (Elvira Mínguez) is accused of murder and witchcraft. The group of actors decides to offer a representation that recreates the events
The Crusades (1935)
Ricardo Corazon de León marches to the Crusades to avoid his wedding with Princess Alice of France, and along the way he marries Berengaria to provide food for his men. Everything gets complicated when Berengaria is kidnapped by Saladin.
The Black Knight (1954)
The action takes place in Camelot. Leonette, the daughter of a count, is in love with John, a fearless gentleman, but his father disapproves of this relationship. One day he surprises them together, and John is forced to flee. After some time, Vikings assault the castle, killing the Count and his family. Shortly after, a black knight appears in England, who swears to avenge the death of the count and his own.
In 1226, after the death of San Francisco de Asís, his closest friends, including Santa Clara, talk about the life of the saint. Francisco is born in a family of rich merchants and lives surrounded by comfort. But one day he finds himself face to face with human suffering, and his existence changes radically: the existence of God was made evident through the poor, and since then he decided to live as Jesus Christ, renouncing all his wealth and living in communion. with nature
The Beast of the Kingdom (1977)
Michael Palin (member of the Monty Python) plays a medieval peasant who intends to kill a monster that sweeps all the villages where he passes.
Edward II (1991)
In the fourteenth century, the King of England Edward II falls in love with a young man of humble origin, Piers Gaveston (Andrew Tiernan), who is full of titles, such as Count of Cornwall or Lord of the Isle of Man. The cold Queen Isabella ( Tilda Swinton), disgusted because Eduardo prefers Gaveston instead of her, will accept a plan from the evil Mortimer (Nigel Terry) to, first, get rid of Gaveston, and then overthrow her husband and gain power from England.
The Red Death Mask (1964)
Middle Ages, 12th century. Inspired by the homonymous account of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). While a devastating plague - known as the Red Death - decimates the population of a small Italian province, the sadistic and eccentric Prince Prospero locks himself with his friends in one of his fortified properties to avoid contagion. To escape the tragedy, he decides to organize a mask party, in which he subjects the guests to all kinds of depraved games, from which only two innocent people can leave unscathed.
Knights Honor (2008)
Tiuri, a 16-year-old boy, risks his future as a gentleman when he receives a commission from another dying gentleman. You must deliver a letter to the King of Unauwen in the most complete of secrets. Your adventure will take you through mountains, forests and valleys, where danger lurks in every corner. Under no circumstances should that letter fall into the wrong hands.
The Black Rose (1950)
In the thirteenth century, an English nobleman (Tyrone Power) is forced to leave his country, after leading a failed rebellion against the king. Accompanied by a friend (Jack Hawkins) he decides to travel to Mongolia, where he will meet a powerful "warlord" (Orson Welles).
The talisman (1954)
During the Third Crusade, Ricardo Corazon de León intends to expel the infidels from the Holy Land. Meanwhile, in the Christian field the discord reigns: Sir Gilles Amaury and Conrad de Montferrat conspire against the king and, although the faithful Sir Kenneth Huntingdon prevents it, Ricardo ignores him. One night, an archer sent by the conspirators seriously wounds the king. In these circumstances, Sir Gilles Amaury expels Sir Kenneth from the English army. In his exile, Sir Kenneth, he discovers the conspiracy made by Sir Gilles and manages to unmask all the men who have betrayed King Ricardo. Finally Christians and Muslims unite in battle to save Lady Edith from the evil Sir Gilles and return power to King Ricardo.
The color of magic (2008)
Television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett. In a flat world, supported by four impassive elephants (who lean on the back of a giant tortoise), inhabit quirky characters: a greedy and clumsy sorcerer, a naive tourist whose luggage follows him everywhere supported by hundreds of little legs, dragons that exist if you believe in them, guilds of thieves and murderers, magical swords, Death and, of course, an extensive catalog of wizards and demons.
Chimes at midnight (1965)
England, Hundred Years War (ss. XIV and XV). Henry IV, first monarch of the Lancaster dynasty, in 1399 snatched the throne from his cousin Ricardo II. Adaptation of several works of Shakespeare: "Enrique IV", "Enrique V", "The cheerful comadres of Windsor" and "Ricardo II".
Lady Godiva (1955)
Lady Godiva married Leofric, Earl of Chester, around 1040. According to Roger de Wendower, a thirteenth-century chronicler, Godiva begged her husband to reduce the taxes that overwhelmed the inhabitants of Coventry. The count agreed, but on the condition that his wife cross the streets of the city naked, which he did covering only with his long hair. It is also said that the population, out of respect for it, locked themselves in their homes so as not to look at it. Only an indiscreet saw her since then was called Peeping Tom, Tom the Snoop.
Francis of Assisi (1961)
Mysticism, dedication, spirituality and poverty make up the story of Francisco de Asís, son of a wealthy cloth merchant, who one day abandoned all the comforts and riches of the paternal house to devote himself body and soul to serving God and those in need. Biography of one of the most important religious characters in history.
Alfredo the Great (1969)
Middle Ages, IX century. All of England lives in fear because of the incursions of the Danish Vikings, whose ships sow terror in coastal towns. Only the kingdom of Wessex, the southernmost of the island, lives outside these attacks. There reigns Ethelred, a weak monarch and unable to take charge of his demoralized army.
The jester of the king (1956)
Middle Ages. Although Hubert is the jester of King Roderick I, he participates in a plot to dethrone him and return the throne to the legitimate king. That does not prevent him from falling in love with a beautiful maiden and starring in all kinds of tangles.
Goat Horn (1972)
Bulgaria 17th century, land dominated by the Turks. A young couple living in a small town near the mountains has a young daughter. One day the father, who is a shepherd, climbs the mountains with his flock, meanwhile the tragedy falls on his family: a group of Turks enter his cabin and rape and kill his wife in the presence of his little daughter. The desolate father, seeing his misfortune, takes his daughter to the mountains and educates her as if he were a boy, training her for the fight, preparing the revenge of her mother's death. A goat horn sharpened like a dagger will be the instrument of his revenge.
The Dragon Knight (1985)
At some imprecise moment of the Middle Ages, in some undetermined place in Europe. Among the thick forests stood the solid castle of Ruk, the Count suffered ailments, concerned about the uncertain future of his marriage daughter, Alba; Meanwhile, Fray Lupo and Clever, the head of the guard, conspired behind the Count's back. And among those solid walls also a mysterious man, Boecius, elaborated the ointments that were to heal the Count, and experimented with alembic and retorts looking for the Philosopher's Stone, and an especially dark night, he pronounced in a firm voice a spooky invocation. He had barely finished reciting the spell when the Dragon arrived on that dark night. A flying and roaring animal, with flashes of fire, that began to capture animals of all kinds. The villagers of Ruk decided not to pay their taxes until someone finished with that animal of the wrong. This was the beginning of a great story of love, adventure and fantasy.
The Invisible Child (1995)
It tells the adventures of five friends who star in an incredible journey to the Middle Ages, after finding a mysterious stone during a visit to archaeological excavations. Surprises, dangers, enchantments and strange characters, such as the evil Aerobindo and the alchemist Cornelio, will cross their path. Starring the components of the Bom Bom Chip children's music group, it had a large budget for the time: 600 million pesetas, but obtained a resounding ticket office failure: it raised just over 80 million pesetas.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
At the beginning of the 15th century, the monk painter Andrei Rublev went with his companions to Moscow to paint the frescoes of the Assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin. Outside the isolation of his cell, Rublev will begin to notice the tortures, crimes and killings that have terrified the Russian people ... The biography of Russian painter Andrei Rublev -Andrei Rubliov-, famous for his icons, serves as the basis for making a A detailed portrait of social, political and artistic life in Russia in the early fifteenth century.
Walk for love and death (1969)
After the enormous success the previous year of "Romeo and Juliet", by Franco Zeffirelli, Fox opens this romantic drama that follows the adventures of a young couple through a Europe devastated by the Hundred Years War (XIV-XV centuries ). A student expelled from the University of Paris undertakes a trip in search of the sea. Arrived at the castle of a feudal lord, he falls in love with his daughter and flees with her in search of a new life.
Emerald, the Zingara (1939)
At the end of the 15th century, an ignorant people, a sympathetic king, an evil judge and an organization of beggars coexist in Paris that will serve as comparsas to two marginalized characters: the gypsy Esmeralda and Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell of Nôtre Dame.
The Spawn of the Devil (1989)
In the middle of the Middle Ages, the Teutonic Knights, "warrior friars of legendary cruelty", exterminated a village of witches, burying them in a mass grave on which a cathedral will be erected, as a barrier against the forces of the Evil One. Already in our day, something happens that is related to this event ...
The Brancaleone Navy (1966)
Brancaleone is a miserable medieval knight who is followed by a handful of pathetic servants with the aim of conquering the Aurocastro fief. The film hila gags about the looting of a villa or the deadly fear of the plague.
Beatrice's Passion (1987)
For four years, Beatrice awaits the return of her father and her brother, who have been taken prisoner in the battle of Crecy (1346). During his absence, he had to fight to preserve the family's property. When his father returns, turned into a rebel who opposes the established order, Beatrice will show him his moral strength.
Francisco, minstrel of God (1950)
Various episodes of the life of San Francisco de Asís. Francisco understood poverty in a strictly evangelical sense; He had absolutely nothing. He loved above all the creation of God, hence his love of nature.
Between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Richard, from the top of his castle, governs all its territories. He is married to Leonor, a woman he loves. When she dies, he hopes to find another woman that makes him forget Leonor. Catherine, his second wife, gives him two children. But, after a certain time, Leonor comes back to life.
Lancelot du Lac (1974)
Adaptation of the story of Camelot and King Arthur.
Marketa Lazarová (1967)
History set in the Czech Kingdom during the Middle Ages that deals with the rivalry between two family clans of poor nobles. Based on the homonymous novel by Vladislav Vancura, Czech writer of the twentieth century.
The fright arises from the grave (1973)
In the mid-fifteenth century, a French gentleman is executed because of his crimes, separating his head and burying it away from his body. The gentleman, before dying, swears to take revenge on his relatives and his executioners. Centuries later, two direct descendants, one of that gentleman and the other of his executioner, are close friends and live in Paris, where they relate to their girlfriends and other people. Out of unhealthy curiosity, friends and their companions decide after a session of spiritualism, to return to the lands and to the castle of their ancestors in search of the remains of the beheaded.
Fire & Sword (1982)
A version of the classic story of Tristan and Isolde, this drama revolves around the dilemma of a medieval knight who is forced to choose between a woman's love and the love of her country.
The Valley of the Bees (1968)
The conflict between reason and faith, the absence of God and the pagan mentality was the plot of one of Frantisek Vlácil's most remembered films: The Valley of Bees.