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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British slapstick-styled parody of the Legend of King Arthur and his quest to find the Holy Grail.

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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 life of the prophet Muhammad and his efforts to establish Islam in Arabia during the seventh century, as told through the eyes of his uncle Hamza.

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Martin Guerre abandons his wife and family, not to be seen from again for years until a mysterious man arrives in his village claiming to be the returned Martin. The imposter is brought to court, where his silver-tongue nearly persuades the judges of…

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The Seventh Seal follows a returned Crusader knight, his squire, and a troupe of actors as they encounter violence, plague, and (literal) Death in medieval Sweden.

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The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey, directed by Vincent Ward and released in 1988, is a visually stunning medieval time-travel adventure. It begins in a small mining village in Cumbria, England, in 1348. Although the village is so far untouched by…

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The Advocate (the U.S. version of the British/French production, which goes by the title of The Hour of the Pig), having its widest release in 1994 in 17 theaters, generated a domestic lifetime gross of $602, 329, which is quite respectable…

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For his film The Reckoning (2004), Paul McGuigan adapted the 1995 novel Morality Play by Barry Unsworth. While it is a work of fiction and thus does not draw from any one historical event, the book, and therefore the movie as well, draws from the…

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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,…
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