Best Medieval Movies


  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale (PG-13, 2001)

    Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon
    This crowd-pleasing medieval adventure tale is very loosely inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Cante... read morerbury Tales and mixes the anachronistic elements of modern-day rock music and colloquialisms with a period setting and characters. Heath Ledger stars as William Thatcher, a low-born 14th century squire who, in a fit of inspired spontaneity, replaces his deceased employer as the competitor at a jousting competition. Jousting is a pastime only permitted to knights, who are of noble birth, but Thatcher wins and decides to continue his new pursuits. With the help of his two fellow squire friends Wat and Roland (Alan Tudyk and Mark Addy) and none other than the gambling-addicted Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), Thatcher has soon adopted a false identity and is winning one joust after another on his way to a championship in London. His victories inspire the affection of a female fan, Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon), and the ire of a competitor, Count Adehmar (Rufus Sewell), but Thatcher's ruse is threatened with exposure. A Knight's Tale is the sophomore directorial effort of acclaimed screenwriter Brian Helgeland, who won an Oscar for his work on L.A. Confidential (1997) and debuted behind the camera with the troubled production of Payback (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    • corinnaosei
      corinnaosei: . This is the funniest and intriguing medieval film that I have watched
      Reviewed 2 days days ago
    • fb634768422
      fb634768422: . Not only does it have Heath Ledger, knights and all things medieval , but it has the twist on most Cinderella type films, that the guy has to prove himself to
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • jgmcx5
      jgmcx5: A talented cast, witty script and modern feel to this medieval comedy. It's great
      Reviewed 2 years days ago