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Best Sorcery Movies

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian (R, 1982)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman, Ben Davidson
    John Milius's jingoistic direction and pulpy screenplay fit perfectly into this film version of the ... read moreRobert E. Howard fantasy story of the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. Complementing Mulius's heavy metal production is Arnold Schwarzenegger's leaden acting, which in any other context would be deadly, but here (as in The Terminator) corresponds nicely with the whole sonorous project. The story begins when a horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. The Wheel of Pain seems to have as its only purpose the building up of Conan's muscles, so it's no surprise that one day Conan grows up to become Arnold Schwarzenegger. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and Subota (Gerry Lopez). The trio comes upon a weird snake cult, linked to Doom, and Conan wants to trek off to Doom's mountain retreat to kill him. But he is prevented from doing that by King Osrik (Max Von Sydow), who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
    • donaldwhite1
      donaldwhite1: . Arnold was a perfect fit to play Conan. It's one of the best sword and sorcery movies ever made. It's based on the Conan stories written by Robert E. Howard. Howard died y
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • BSHnarejo
      BSHnarejo: This is story of the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. Complementing Mulius's heavy metal production is Arnold Schwarzen
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb1294204504
      fb1294204504: Possibly the best sword and sorcery movie ever, and a brilliant adaptation of Howard's books
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian (R, 2011)

    Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan
    A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic ... read morebattle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. -- (C) Lionsgate
    • fb526676639
      fb526676639: .
      The violence was right and mix of sword & sorcery was right, but Jason Mamoa and Rachel Nichols were so wrong.
      The back story of how Conan was
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb772600602
      fb772600602: Shakespearean in its plot and it doesn't have riveting acting or dialogue but its a fun swords and sorcery movie nonetheless. IMO Mamoa is a better Conan than Arnie ever was. He's grittier, moves qui
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • lewiskendell
      lewiskendell: . If anything, it lacks the charm of the older movies. It's just an average sword and sorcery flick with the violence and blood turned up to 11. Worth a rental if you're curious, but Con
      Reviewed 2 years days ago