List of Historical Drama Films - High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1453)

High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1453)

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Title Release date Time period Setting Notes
Severed Ways 2009 1007 North America two Scandinavians left behind in North America after the settlements made by Leif Ericson were abandoned
Prince Vladimir 2006 980-1015 Kievan Rus' Vladimir I of Kiev
Yaroslav - A millenium ago 2011 1000–1010 Kievan Rus' bio-pic about the Rus prince Yaroslav I the Wise
Yaroslav the Wise 1981 978-1054 Kievan Rus' bio-pic about the Rus prince Yaroslav I the Wise
Macbeth 1971 1050s Scotland Scottish king Mac Bethad mac Findlaích
Macbeth 1997 1050s Scotland Scottish king Mac Bethad mac Findlaích
Lady Godiva of Coventry 1955 1050s England an English noble woman who allegedly rode naked through the streets of Coventry in protest of unfair taxation
William the Conqueror 1982 1066 England William the Conqueror, the Norman duke who conquered England
Blood Royal: William the Conqueror 1990 1066 England During the Norman conquest
1066 2011 1066 England During the Norman conquest
Hereward the Wake 1965 1066–1087 England Hereward the Wake, the Anglo-Danish leader who led a resistance against Norman rule
El Cid 1961 1040–1099 Spain / Kingdom of Castile Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, an 11th century Spanish warrior known as El Cid
The Raid of the Aegean 1946 1096–1099 Eastern Mediterranean Sea First Crusade
The Mighty Crusaders 1958 1096–1099 Levant First Crusade
Rytsarskiy roman 2000 1096–1099 Byzantine Empire First Crusade
The Crusaders 2001 1096–1099 Italy and the Levant First Crusade
Stealing Heaven 1988 c. 1120 France Peter Abelard and Héloïse
Didgori: Land of Sacrificed Knights 2009 1121 Kingdom of Georgia Battle of Didgori, in which Georgia's king David IV defeated the Seljuks
The Pillars of the Earth 2010 1120–1170 England during the civil wars between King Stephen and his cousin Maud
Destiny 1997 1126–1198 Spain about Averroes, the 12th century philosopher from Muslim-controlled Andalusia in Spain whose commentaries would become a staple for subsequent generations of students of Aristotle in Europe
The Devil's Crown 1978 1154–1216 England During the reigns of Henry II, Richard I and John
Becket 1964 1155–1170 England archbishop Thomas Becket, once a close personal friend of Henry II
Barbarossa 2009 1176 Northern Italy Battle of Legnano
The Lion in Winter 1968 1183 England Henry II is in power as his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine plots with their sons
The Lion in Winter 2003 1183 England Henry II is in power as his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine plots with their sons
Kingdom of Heaven 2005 1183–1190 Kingdom of Jerusalem events which led to the Third Crusade (the Battle of Hattin and the Siege of Jerusalem)
Soldier of God 2005 1187 Kingdom of Jerusalem a Templar who has survived the Battle of Hattin
Saladin 1963 1187–1192 Levant events leading up to and including the Third Crusade
Richard the Lion-Hearted 1923 1190 Levant based on Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman and set in the Third Crusade
Richard the Lion-Hearted 1992 1190 Levant based on Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman and set in the Third Crusade
Knight Kenneth 1993 1190 Levant based on Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman and set in the Third Crusade
Arn – The Knight Templar 2007 1179–1187 Kingdom of Jerusalem a Swedish knight is sent to Jerusalem as penance while his lover languishes in a convent
Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End 2008 1187–1205 The Levant and Sweden following the Battle of Hattin, the knight returns home to Sweden and participates in the civil wars
Ivanhoe 1997 1192 England adaptation of the novel by Sir Walter Scott about the English knight who returns from the Third Crusade to find that his name has been falsely slandered
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 1190s England During the life of Richard the Lionheart after his release from captivity in 1194
Robin Hood 2010 1199 England from the death of Richard the Lionheart until the early reign of King John
Robin and Marian 1976 1199-c. 1201 England from the death of Richard the Lionheart until the early reign of King John
The Life and Death of King John 1951 1199–1216 England The reign of King John
The Life and Death of King John 1984 1199–1216 England The reign of King John
Francis of Assisi 1961 1182–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 1181–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
Francesco 1989 1181–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
Gates to Paradise 1968 1212 France the ill-fated Children's Crusade
Ironclad 2011 1215 England the siege of Rochester Castle
Eye of the Eagle 1997 1218 Denmark
Alexander - Battle of Neva 2008 1240 Russia Prince Alexander Nevsky and the Battle of Neva
Alexander Nevsky 1938 1241 North-eastern Europe Prince Alexander Nevsky and the Battle of the Ice
Valley of the Bees 1968 13th century Kingdom of Bohemia
The Adventures of Marco Polo 1960 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 1982 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 2007 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
The Virgin Spring 1960 late 13th century Sweden adaptation of the 13th century Swedish ballad, Töres döttrar i Wänge
The Black Rose 1950 mid-to-late 13th century China the fictional exploits of a young Englishman who travells to China, falls in love along the way, and manages to return with a formula for gunpowder
Knights of the Quest 2001 1271 Europe French knights journey to Greece to retrieve the Shroud of Turin
Braveheart 1995 1296–1305 Great Britain William Wallace, a Scotsman who fought for Scotland's independence in the 1290s
The Bruce 1996 1274–1329 Scotland Robert the Bruce, who took over the rebellion against Edward "Longshanks" following the death of William Wallace in 1305
Les Rois Maudits 1972 1285–1328 France the later Capetian dynasty and the arrest of the order of the Knights Templar and the seizure of their wealth by the French crown in 1307
Les Rois Maudits 2005 1285–1328 France the later Capetian dynasty and the arrest of the order of the Knights Templar and the seizure of their wealth by the French crown in 1307
The Tears of Saint Peter 1995 1300 Sweden a con-artist selling the "Tears of Peter," which are said to be a cure for any illness
Tower of Nesle 1955 1314 France Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France
Tower of Screaming Virgins 1968 1314 France Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France
Anchoress 1993 1325 France An anchorite
The Name of the Rose 1986 1327 Italy set in an Italian monastery
Kristin Lavransdatter 1995 early-to-mid-14th century Norway
The Decameron 1971 1348 Italy
Black Death 2010 1348 England During the initial outbreak of the plague
The Seventh Seal 1957 1349 Sweden During the initial outbreak of the plague
Second Sight 1994 1349 Norway During the initial outbreak of the plague
A Knight's Tale 2001 1356 England loose adaptation of The Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer, this tale is partially inspired by the exploits of William Marshall, but set in the 1350s (with mention made to Edward, the Black Prince and the Battle of Poitiers (1356))
Inês de Castro 1944 1357 Portugal Inês de Castro, the lover of Pedro I of Portugal, who had her posthumously declared his wife and queen in 1357
The Dark Avenger 1955 1359 England Edward, the Black Prince
Kazimierz Wielki 1976 1333–1370 Poland Casimir III the Great of Poland
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star 1984 1325–1384 England the life and teachings of John Wycliffe, the 14th century English theologian who is often seen as a fore-runner of the Protestant Reformation
The Canterbury Tales 1972 late 14th century England
The Canterbury Tales 1998–2000 late 14th century England
The Reckoning 2003 1380 England
Richard the Second 1978 1367–1399 England adaptation of Shakespeare's play about Richard II
Boj na Kosovu 1989 1389 Eastern Europe a battle between Medieval Serbia and the Ottoman Empire
12 Paces Without a Head 2009 1401 Baltic Sea medieval German folk-hero Klaus Störtebeker, a pirate captain in the Baltic Sea who was said to have walked 12 paces after being decapitated by officials of the Hanseatic League
Mircea 1989 1386–1418 Wallachia Mircea the Elder, who repelled the Ottoman Empire during his reign
Andrei Rublev 1969 c. 1360-1430 Russia centered around the life of Andrei Rublev, who was considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of icons and frescoes
Krzyzacy 1960 1410 Eastern Europe the Battle of Grunwald
Henry V 1944 1413–1422 England and northern France Henry V of England's wars in France
Henry V 1989 1413–1422 England and northern France Henry V of England's wars in France
The Whore 2010 1414–1415 Germany
John Hus 1977 1415 Bohemian John Hus, the theologian from Prague whose proto-reformationist teachings prompted his conviction and execution for heresy, which would be the catalyst for the anti-imperial Hussite Wars which would plague central Europe in the 15th century
Joan of Arc 1948 1429 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War
Saint Joan 1957 1429 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War
Joan of Arc 1999 1429 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999 1429 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years' War
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 1429 England The trial and execution of Joan of Arc
The Hour of the Pig 1993 1452 France a public defender in a remote, rural province finds himself expected to defend a pig in a murder trial
Tirante el Blanco 2006 15th century France and Constantinople adaptation of the 1490 romance, Tirant lo Blanc, about a French knight in the service of the Byzantine emperor in campaigns against the Ottoman Turks
Vlad Tepes 1979 1439–1476 Wallachia about prince Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia, who fought to repel the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire throughout his reign
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula 2000 1439–1476 Wallachia about prince Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia, who fought to repel the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire throughout his reign
The Conquest of Constantinople 1951 1453 Constantinople the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II
Fetih 1453 2012 1453 Constantinople The siege of Constantinople in 1453 by the Ottoman Turks, ending the Byzantine Empire.

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