5 Medieval Sword Fighting Movies

Saturday, January 29 by Chuck G.

Are you in the mood to watch one of the 5 medieval swor fighting movies? Suits of armor and mail, fare maidens who need saving, and battle scenes better than any CGI can produce. Medieval times in Europe dated from the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance. A suit of armor could weigh from 40 to 100 pounds depending on the size and how much plate armor was used. Image that plus wielding a sword that weighs 2 to 5 pounds depending if it was a one-handed sword or two-handed sword. These were warriors and here are five movies set in the dark ages that will entertain you.

  1. "Braveheart" (1995).This five medieval sword fighting movie is based on a true story of a Scottish man named William Wallace during the 13 century. After the love of his life was killed by the cruelty of the English his quest was to motivate the Scottish men to take a stand and fight against the British rule to win back their country.
  2. "The Kingdom of Heaven" (2005). During the Holy Wars or Crusades a young man is trained to become a knight to defend Israel against the Muslims. This awesome medieval movie was nominated for several awards.
  3. "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (1999). Nothing is sexier than to see a woman fight with a sword and still look amazingly beautiful. This 5 medieval sword fighting movie takes place during the war between France and England. Based on the story of the most famous medieval female in history, Joan of Arc.
  4. "King Arthur" (2004). You can't have a five medieval sword fighting movie without mentioning one of the most famous historical figures during the middle ages and that's King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. This improvised story of the life of King Arthur is full of sword fights, love and internal struggles.
  5. "Gladiator" (2000). A story about vengeance when a general is betrayed by his ruler, had his family killed and then was sent away to become a Gladiator. His quest to return to kill the king who betrayed him makes this one of the best five medieval sword fighting movies to watch! 
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