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1. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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44 Metascore

A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

Votes: 108,744 | Gross: $35.74M

2. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 252,710 | Gross: $47.40M

3. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 241,562 | Gross: $105.27M

4. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 26,937

5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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44 Metascore

An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 143,601 | Gross: $45.80M

6. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.2
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74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 42,545 | Gross: $5.70M

7. Robin Hood (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 15,079

8. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 137,883 | Gross: $0.10M

9. The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Votes: 27,260 | Gross: $22.28M

10. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.9
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 44,446 | Gross: $3.98M

11. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The medieval era cases of a Crusader-turned-Monk who investigates mysteries in the Norman English town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 2,036

12. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,549 | Gross: $8.72M

13. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 10,603

14. The Visitors (1993)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A medieval knight and his servant are asking a familiar wizard to move them back in time to prevent father-in-law's accidentally killing. Instead, they fly away to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 29,806 | Gross: $0.70M

15. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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38 Metascore

A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 17,483 | Gross: $4.78M

16. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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68 Metascore

King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

Votes: 12,796

17. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 13,138

18. Robin Hood (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Fox

Votes: 4,328

19. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,577

20. Stealing Heaven (1988)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 675

21. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 3,123

22. Robin Hood (1922)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

7.2
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A nobleman becomes the vigilante Robin Hood who protects the oppressed English people from the tyrannical Prince John.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett, Paul Dickey

Votes: 1,871 | Gross: $5.45M

23. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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King Henry II meets with Eleanor of Aquitaine at Christmastide 1183 to choose one of his sons as his successor.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Glenn Close, Andrew Howard, Antal Konrád, John Light

Votes: 2,013

24. The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)

G | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 9,818 | Gross: $0.15M

25. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 8,015

26. Sword of War (2009)

R | 139 min | Drama, History, War

4.4
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

Director: Renzo Martinelli | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 1,190

27. Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 1,079

28. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 3,031

29. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Mahmood Hemaidah, Layla Olwi

Votes: 2,272

30. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, History, Romance

5.6
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While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart (George Sanders) battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin (Sir Rex Harrison).

Director: David Butler | Stars: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 661 | Gross: $2.10M

31. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 989 | Gross: $0.43M

32. Perceval (1978)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger, Catherine Schroeder

Votes: 1,038

33. Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Rei Kikukawa, Mayumi Wakamura, Ken'ichi Matsuyama

Votes: 750

34. Time Trackers (1989)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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When an evil scientist steals his colleague's time machine, his colleague's beautiful, brilliant daughter, aided by an L.A. cop and a hapless admirer (Wil Shriner), pursues him back to ... See full summary »

Director: Howard R. Cohen | Stars: Wil Shriner, Ned Beatty, Kathleen Beller, Bridget Hoffman

Votes: 199

35. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Overwhelmed by rats, a medieval town hires a magical piper who can rid the town of the pest in exchange for gold but the crooked mayor has no intention of honoring the deal.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Lori Nelson, Jim Backus

Votes: 403

36. Richard The Lionheart (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure

2.2
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King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a hellish prison. In prison Richard must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.

Director: Stefano Milla | Stars: Greg Maness, Burton Perez, Malcolm McDowell, Stewart Arnold

Votes: 660

37. The Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)

77 min | Adventure

6.0
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In 1194, on his return from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart is taken prisoner in Germany. Disguised as a troubadour, Robin Hood formulates a plan to rescue Richard but he is captured himself.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Don Taylor, Reginald Beckwith, Eileen Moore, David King-Wood

Votes: 181

38. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

7.5
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A mountain man captures a beautiful, but a manipulative city woman and goes to excessive lengths to please her every whim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 652

39. The Real Da Vinci Code (2005 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Tony Robinson examines the claims made in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code."

Director: Kashaf Chaudhry | Stars: Tony Robinson, Dan Brown, Oliver Davies, Graham Phillips

Votes: 355

40. The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

5.2
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In this made-for-TV spoof, Robin Hood (George Segal) and his merry men must attempt to gather together the necessary ransom money to free King Richard from a nasty Duke.

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: George Segal, Morgan Fairchild, Roddy McDowall, Janet Suzman

Votes: 135

41. Rabbit Hood (1949)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.9
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When Bugs tries to take a carrot from the King's field in Sherwood Forest he's caught in the act by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Errol Flynn

Votes: 1,394

42. Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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The 12th century... Failing to overrun Cracow, Genghis Khan kidnaps the beautiful heir to the throne. But Hercules saves her and defeats Khan's throne. In HD.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Ken Clark, Gloria Milland

Votes: 144

43. Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

8.0
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Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,086

44. Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle (2000)

138 min | Action, History

6.3
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Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a ... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Masatoshi Nagase, Daisuke Ryû, Masakatsu Funaki

Votes: 808

45. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.1
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The 51st NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a general of the Heian period, who established the first samurai-based government in Japan.

Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroki Yamura, Hiroshi Tamaki

Votes: 35

46. Yoshitsune (2005– )

Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Fictionalized account of the last years of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), one of the great folk heroes of Japan, and the political intrigues that sealed his fate.

Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Tatsuo Ito, Noriko Nakagoshi, Ryû Manatsu

Votes: 70

47. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Stars: Michael Wood, John Boardman, Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, Richard Brilliant

Votes: 66

48. Bertoldo, Bertoldino, and Cascacenno (1984)

121 min | Comedy

6.6
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The story of a farmer that succeeded to contest the king Alboino in front of all his Royal court, in the Verona (Italy) of the 12th century, using just his cunning. He will risk several ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Maurizio Nichetti, Alberto Sordi, Lello Arena

Votes: 356

49. Rayon de Soleil (2017)

R | 28 min | Short, Drama, History

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In the 12th century in the French wilderness, a woman awaits with her child for her husband to return from the crusades. They are struggling for survival.

Director: Philippe van der Loo | Stars: Dorien De Clippel, Basile De Vuyst, Seppe Decubber, Reinout Scholten van Aschat

50. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 82 min

7.7
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Join the legendary Robin Hood and his merry friends in the most imaginative retelling of a classic fairytale! In this extraordinary adventure filled with off-beat antics and non-stop fun, ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Derval | Stars: Marc Thompson, Eli James, Billy Bob Thompson, David Nelson

Votes: 10



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