It was high time for another list. The Crusades are a fascinating theme and there is nothing to infuriate me more than to watch a bunch of fanatic Christians (or any other zealots for that matter but during the Crusades the Christians were disreputably active) causing mayhem.
Of the movies on the list I have only seen Kingdom of Heaven and Arn The Knight Templar. While I almost fell asleep during the first one, I really liked Arn as you can read in my review. I have a feeling that my list is far from complete, so feel free to add/comment should you know other movies.
- The Crusades, directed by Cecil B. DeMille (US 1935) starring Henry Wilcoxon, Loretta Young
- El Naser Salah el Dine or Sultan Saladin, directed by Youssef Chahine (Egypt 1963) starring Ahmed Mazhar
- Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester (US 1976) starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw
- Hearts and Armour or I Paladini – storia d’armi e d’amori, directed by Giacomo Battiato (IT/ US 1983) starring Ronn Moss, Tanya Roberts
- The Crusades directed by Alan Ereira and David Wallace (GB 1995, TV), starring Terry Jones, Anthony Smee, Steve Purbrick
- Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott, (US/ SP/ UK/ GE 2005) starring Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Michael Sheen, Liam Neeson
- Arn: The Knight Templar or Arn – Tempelriddaren, directed by Peter Flinth (GB/ SWE/ DK/NOR/ FIN/ GE 2007) starring Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Vincent Perez, Bibi Andersson (see my review)
- Arn: The Kingdom at Road’s End (Arn – Riket vid vägens slut, directed by Peter Flinth (GB/ SWE/ DK/NOR/ FIN/ GE 2008) starring Joakim Nätterqvist, Bibi Andersson, Callum Mitchell, Sofia Helin
As you may have noticed there are two Arn’s on the list. The reason for this is that there is a longer and a shorter version available but the longer one seems to be in Swedish only.