Movies like Excalibur 1981

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

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1 Legend 1985

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lili and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

Ridley Scott

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
6.5

2 Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992

Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' by Francis Ford Coppola.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
7.2

3 Conan The Barbarian 1982

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. 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, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Action

Director:

John Milius

Writers:

Robert E. Howard (based on the character created by), John Milius | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Highlander 1986

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Gregory Widen (story), Gregory Widen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

5 The Island Of Dr. Moreau 1996

A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

Directors:

John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley (uncredited)

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), Richard Stanley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
4.6

6 Krull 1983

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Peter Yates

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America
6.1

7 Dune 1984

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune—the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

David Lynch

Writers:

Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

8 Brotherhood Of The Wolf 2001

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Action, History

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writers:

Stéphane Cabel (original scenario), Stéphane Cabel (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7

9 Dragonslayer 1981

The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from Disney Studios that exhausted all possible visual effects of the time.

Genres:

Fantasy, Adventure

Director:

Matthew Robbins

Country:

United States of America
6.7

10 Clash Of The Titans 1981

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.

Genres:

Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writer:

Beverley Cross

Country:

United States of America
6.9

11 Flash Gordon 1980

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writers:

Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Michael Allin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

12 Ladyhawke 1985

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to overthrow the corrupt Bishop and in doing so break the spell.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Edward Khmara (screenplay), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

13 Shadow Of The Vampire 2000

Director F.W. Murnau makes a Faustian pact with a vampire to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

E. Elias Merhige

Writer:

Steven Katz

Countries:

Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

14 Congo 1995

Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), John Patrick Shanley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

15 Jesus Christ Superstar 1973

Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.

Genres:

Drama, History, Music

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Melvyn Bragg (screenplay: based upon the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by), Norman Jewison (screenplay: based upon the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

16 The Last Temptation Of Christ 1988

Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Nikos Kazantzakis (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
7.6

17 The Hunger 1983

Miriam promises her lovers the gift of eternal life, but John, her companion for centuries, suddenly discovers that he is getting old minute by minute, so he looks for Dr. Sarah Roberts, a researcher on the mechanisms of aging, and asks her for help.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Ivan Davis (screenplay), Michael Thomas (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
6.7

18 Cat People 1982

After years of separation, Irina and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writers:

DeWitt Bodeen (story), Alan Ormsby (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

19 Streets Of Fire 1984

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

Genre:

Action

Director:

Walter Hill

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Quest For Fire 1981

A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged terrain, rival tribes and savage beasts, Quest for Fire examines a peaceful tribe's search for that all important element fire, and the knowledge to create it. Focusing on human dream as well as realistic insights into pre-historic man, the constant struggle for survival is vividly recreated in this sensational production.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Writers:

Gérard Brach (screenplay) (as Gerard Brach), J.H. Rosny Sr. (based on the novel by)

Countries:

Canada, France, United States of America
7.3

21 She Creature 2001

Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.

Genre:

Horror

Country:

United States of America
5.8

22 Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil 1997

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

John Berendt (book), John Lee Hancock (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 The Duellists 1977

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (screenplay), Joseph Conrad (story "The Duel")

Country:

United Kingdom
7.4

24 Flesh+blood 1985

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a castle and await their fate.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Gerard Soeteman (screenplay), Gerard Soeteman (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Netherlands, Spain, United States of America
6.7