5 Best Films About The Crusades

Thursday, January 20 by Victorino Sianghio Jr.

The 5 best films about the Crusades are those films that remind you about the divisive and hostile battle of civilizations that existed between Christianity and Islam, even up to this very day! Some of these films even try to paint the Crusades in a negative light as if Christians were the aggressors, but in reality, the Crusades were a defensive reaction to the actions of the Muslims.

  1. "Kingdom of Heaven." The Crusade movie, "The Kingdom of Heaven," is one of the newest attempts at this genre, so it gets the top spot for relevance and timeliness. Directed by Ridley Scott, it is about the Orlando Bloom character, Balian de Ibelin, going to the city of Jerusalem during the Crusades, only to discover that he himself is really the one, true champion and fighter for the city and also its people. If you really enjoy this film, you may want to check out its Director's Cut on DVD.
  2. "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." If you like Kevin Costner (and, seriously, who doesn't?!), then that is good enough reason to watch "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." While this film about the Crusades is almost twenty years old already, it still is effective in telling the story of Costner's character, Robin of Lockley, who gets imprisoned in Jerusalem during the time of the Third Crusade together with his associate, Peter. If you like a steady action flick that does not disappoint and features some well-known actors, then this film about the Crusades is a must-see.