16 Epic Medieval Movies

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 6th 2011, 9:30

      There's no supernatural twist in Black Death

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    • disappointed

      Jan 6th 2011, 11:15

      ^ Thanks for spoiling the ending. I'm disappointed.

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    • QuietLife

      Jan 6th 2011, 12:25

      Were Total Film made to take down their "Worst Films of 2011" feature?! Why so??

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    • GhostDog

      Jan 6th 2011, 12:37

      I was reading the Worst Films of 2011" feature when it disappeared. I would also like to know why?

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    • namedropper

      Jan 6th 2011, 19:49

      Ok I didn't think Orlando Bloom was too bad in Kingdom of Heaven. Problem there was it wasn't really an interesting part. Too earnest. There aren't many actors who could have made that character come alive. The extended version is indeed much better than the (already good) cinema release. It explained a lot more and gives you much more background. It's also quality for Brit spotting "Oh look there's Gene Hunt taking a pee in the river" "There's that spider from Coronation Street". "Ah Michael Sheen". One gripe is that although I've not seen it in a while I'm not sure it explains what happened to Tommy from Trainspotting. He just upped and disapeared. Presume he drowned in the crossing to the Holy Land. Seemed a bit of a waste though. Second point. A PG version of Excalibur? Why on god's green earth would anyone want to watch that? It would be 20 minutes long. Which 12 year old wouldn't want to see a knight rogering his enemies missus in full armour? Who'd not want to watch Helen Mirren knock her own brother? Who'd not want to watch crows eating eye balls. I presume all the best bits would get cut out of a PG version. Goodness. Wasn't Guy Ritchie going to make a film about a medieval defense of Malta a while ago before making rubbish films with Madonna?

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    • Wintermute

      Jan 6th 2011, 20:32

      I'm with QuietLife and GhostDog on this one ... having posted a negative opinion about said "Worst Movies" post I was a little surprised to find not only my comment but the whole post nowhere to be found ... so can we expect a post tomorrow called "50 of the Most Critical Comments on Total Film Online That We Deleted 'Cos We Didn't Like What They Said About Us" ...

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    • tonto

      Mar 3rd 2012, 21:26

      Great list of Epic Films. I am going to put a couple of these on my list to see including Black Death and Name of the Rose (could never get through the books but movie should be better). I think Kingdom of Heaven was a very underrated film. I particularly enjoyed the Siege scenes. I would love to see a movie that was more focused on a longer siege of a fortress. Here is a list of the best Epics of all time based on the rankings of movie bloggers and other fans.

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    • Agent69

      Aug 17th 2012, 12:27

      Ladyhawke premis is great not silly. Jesus Total Film really is becoming ridiculously bad.

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    • fuckoff

      Jan 19th 2013, 11:25

      Army of Darkness? A Knight's Tale? A cartoon? Indiana Jones? A Monty Python film? HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON? What the f**k, you f*****g morons? This is the worst list of all time. Some of the films are good, some are great... but the list is so off topic it's not funny. Whoever made this needs a bullet. Off the top of my head: the lion in winter, becket, henry v, el cid, mongol, potop, the vikings all deserve spots over f*****g cartoons and, jesus, a knight's tale. seriously? indiana jones? what the f**k? how is that medieval.

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    • phoenix11

      Aug 9th 2013, 6:26

      Have to agree with f**koff. Some good listings but overall some pathetic inclusions. Ye gods, didn't even include The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol and Basil Rathbone. Apart from the superb El Cid, check out Ironclad, Sword of War, Arn the Knight Templar, Alexander (as in Alexandre Nevski), The Sovereign's Servant and Alatriste- all excellent.

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