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Based on the Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid, and the anonymous Latin prose Historia Roderici, this film explores the life of the Castilian legend, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, during a period of violent and divisive conflicts between Christians…

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A collection of Robin Hood stories never before seen on film, covering the formation of his band of outlaws, his raids against Prince John, his romance with Marian, and the restoration of Richard I to the throne.

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The life and times of Hypatia, a Greek philosopher in fourth- and fifth-century Alexandria, Egypt, including a fictionalization of her scientific research undertaken during the religious turmoil of her day, concluding with her murder in 415.

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A lowly squire wishes to “change his stars” and follow his dream of becoming a legendary knight. While trying to change his destiny, he encounters love, new friends, his past, and the true meaning of knighthood.

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The origins of the legendary King Arthur and his successes and failures, as the rising leader of Camelot, until his death, as told in Malory’s Le Morte D'Arthur.

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Robin Hood (2010) is a film adaptation, directed by Ridley Scott, of the classic Robin Hood folklore. The film falls under many genres: action, adventure, history, romance, and drama, and carries a darker tone compared to other film adaptations of…

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The Little Hours opens with what seems to be a peaceful and pious nun leading a lost donkey through a serene wilderness back to her abbey. Yet, not even five minutes in, the idea that this is going to be a film depicting the day-to-day lives of…

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Pope Joan (2009) tells the story of Johanna, a woman whose extraordinary life in the ninth century led her to disguise herself as a man and become Pope. It was based on Donna Woolfolk Cross’ 1996 novel Pope Joan, which was a bestseller. Despite…

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First Knight, released in 1995, is certainly still an interesting movie despite its poor reviews. From its unique focus on a side plot of Arthurian legend stems a broader conversation on how modern society perceives notions of medieval harmony, love,…
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