Top 5 medieval movies
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Popular Products in MoviesThe Bottom Line These films are entertaining and informative. Most of all they carry with them a fundamental morals about human nature and human history.
Of all the portrayals of medieval times on film there are only a few which rank at the top. Primarily for historical accuracy and production value my list is as follows:
5) "The Reckoning" 2003
This film starring Paul Bettany and Willem Defoe follows the struggles of a medieval actors troupe and thier morality play performed for the villagers of an English town. A quaint-essential murder mystery set in 14th century England the production value is incredible and historical accuracy is top notch. Also, Defoe is one of the greatest dramatic actors of our time.
4) "The Messenger" 1999
This film directed by Luc Besson and starring Milla Jovovich portrays St. Joan of Arc. A great performance by Jovovich is accentuated by stunning realism and historical accuracy. Also, some battle scenes are some of the coolest action of medieval conflicts on film. Especially the directors depiction of the Siege of Orleans. Cool stuff.
3) "Arthur" 2003
Starring Clive Owen and Kiera Knightley, this film is relatively new, but nonetheless a great historically accurate film with great action. Set in Dark ages Britian, King Arthur fights for the Roman powers occupying Britain and must save his men, the knights of the round table, for thier eventual freedom from military service. Good production value and a great watch.
2) "Henry V" 1989
Starring Kenneth Brannagh, this adaptation of Shakespeares' play is word for word. While the battle scenes are somewhat unrealistic the wonderful dialouge and superb acting make it unforgettable. The story surrounds the life of Henry V and his stunning military campaigns in France during the 100 years war. Depicts the famous battle at Agincourt beautifully. Great Movie!
1) "Braveheart" 1995
While all these films are great in thier own way, Braveheart has everything. Good acting, especially the portrayal of Edward I by Patrick McGooan, romance, drama and of course battles. The depiction of the battle at striling is the coolest and most violent battle scene I have witnessed yet. I captures exactly what it must of been like fighting a battle in 14th century England. Also, the relative obscurity of that period had not been depicted before and made a great historical film.
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