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If you want to see a serious Crusades movie, Arn: The Knight Templar (2007) will be a general disappointment. Adapted from Jan Guillou’s famous Crusades trilogy, the movie did not even achieve half of the book’s success among its fans, or the…

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“The legend you know. The story you don’t.” Robin Hood (2018) is not a retelling of the traditional legend but rather a origin story for the man beneath the hood. In the film, Lord Robin of Loxley must leave his lover Marian to fight in the Third…

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The Crusades (1935) was directed by Cecil B. DeMille, whose most known for directing The Ten Commandments (1956). The Crusades explores the tensions between Muslims and Christians during the Third Crusade. When released, the film received a positive…

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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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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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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, released in 1991 and directed by Kevin Reynolds, was a box office hit generating nearly $400 million worldwide and about $165 million domestically. The film, not overly concerned with staying faithful to the Robin Hood…

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The 1938 film, Alexander Nevsky, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, is a war propaganda film that glamorized the Russians and condemned the Nazis. The film centers on the exploits of the thirteenth-century Russian hero, Prince Alexander Nevsky, and…

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Season of the Witch (2011) is a movie directed by Dominic Sena that stars Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, and Claire Foy. The film follows two deserters of the crusades in the fourteenth century; they are tasked with transporting a witch,…

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The life and times of St. Francis of Assisi, including his founding of the Franciscan Order, friendship with St. Clare, travels to Egypt, receiving the stigmata, and death in 1226.

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Franklin J. Schaffner’s all-but-forgotten Lionheart (1987) is a perfect example of medieval pseudo-history gone wrong.   Lionheart follows a young knight named Robert Nerra (Eric Stoltz) as he leads a band of orphans to join Richard’s Crusade, all…
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