Medieval War Movies Best Battle Scenes

Sunday, March 27 by Thomas West

If you are looking for the most exciting scenes in the cinema, then you will definitely want to watch any of the numerous medieval war movies best battle scenes.  From barbarian hordes to hand-to-hand combat, these powerful and exciting scenes are sure to get your blood flowing in an awesome and inspiring movie experience.

  1. "Braveheart"-No list of medieval films would be complete without mentioning “Braveheart,” the epic film that tells the stirring story of William Wallace and the Scottish fight for independence. One of the climactic fighting scenes, which shows the uncouth and rough-clad Scots fighting against the cleaner English is sure to go down as one of the best fighting scenes in a medieval movie.
  2. "King Arthur"-This medieval film, which claims to be a more historical version of the King Arthur legend, has a number of battle scenes between the valiant heroes (who represent Rome) and the barbarian Saxons that are seeking to overcome the crumbling empire.  The battle scenes are both epic and gritty, making this film an ideal medieval movie for those who like battle scenes.
  3. "Kingdom of Heaven"-This film, which stars the delightful Orlando Bloom, features a great battle scene in which the armies of Saladin threaten to overcome the city of Jerusalem.  The final siege is without a doubt one of the best battle scenes, and you cannot help but feel stirred as you watch the city of Jerusalem valiantly defended by its inhabitants.
  4. "The Last Legion"-This film, based on a novel by Valerio Manfredi, this film about the medieval period tells the story of the last Roman Emperor and the ultimate decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire.  There is a stirring and powerful battle, and the concluding scenes of the film show us the good that can sometimes come out of even the most terrible of battles.
  5. "The 13th Warrior"-This film, based on the popular novel by bestselling author Michael Crichton, has a battle scene that is both chilling and exciting, as we witness the heroes of the story fight against the dark creatures that seemingly eat their own dead.  These scenes add an aura of darkness to a film that is already remarkable for its dark and very spooky tone.
  6. "The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King"-Although not set in the medieval period, per se, this now-classic film, directed by Peter Jackson, has a great deal in common with the medieval period, including siege weaponry and other fighting tactics.  The most visually stunning battle scene in the film occurs on the fields in front of the besieged city of Minas Tirith, and shows some truly spectacular visual effects.  We get to see the terrible Ringwraiths on their winged steeds, a powerful confrontation first between Gandalf and the Witch-King of Angmar and then a further confrontation between the Rohan princess Eowyn and the Witch-King, and the ultimate victory of good over evil.  If you are looking for a fight scene in a medieval-themed movie, then you need look no further than this powerful fantasy film.
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