Film Class: Sword-and-Sorcery

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  1. Amazons

    Amazons (1986)

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    Amazons is a 1986 Argentine fantasy adventure film directed by Alejandro Sessa. The screenplay was written by Charles R. Saunders, based on his short story Agbewe’s Sword, which first appeared in the 1979 anthology Amazons!.


  2. Ator, the Fighting Eagle

    Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

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    Ator l'invincibile (released in America as Ator, The Fighting Eagle) is a 1982 Italian film directed by Joe D'Amato, and the first film to feature the character Ator (played by Miles O'Keeffe). It is a mockbuster of the film Conan the Barbarian, which was released in the same year.


  3. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time

    Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

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    Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time is the 1991 sequel to the 1982 cult classic film The Beastmaster, starring Marc Singer and Kari Wührer.


  4. Blackstar

    Blackstar (1981)

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    Blackstar is an American animated television series, a science fantasy story sometimes reported as being inspired by Thundarr the Barbarian. It was produced in 1981 by Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott for Filmation. The series was Filmation's second fantasy epic, the first being tucked in as a segment of Tarzan and Tarzan and the Super 7, The Freedom Force. Blackstar has many notable similarities to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which was produced shortly afterwards.


  5. Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the adventures of the eponymous character in a fictional pre-historic world of dark magic and savagery. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones, and tells the story of a young barbarian (Schwarzenegger) who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents at the hands of Thulsa Doom (Jones), the leader of a snake cult. Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis produced the film for her father Dino De Laurentiis. Basil Poledouris composed the music.


  6. Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian (2011)

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    Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 American-Bulgarian sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. The film is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology, and is not related to the films featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It stars Jason Momoa in the title role, alongside Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, and Bob Sapp with Marcus Nispel directing.


  7. Conan the Destroyer

    Conan the Destroyer (1984)

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    Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively. The cast also includes Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter and Olivia d'Abo. It is the sequel to Conan the Barbarian. The film was moderately successful at the box office in the U.S., and very successful internationally, although critical response was not as strong as for the original film.


  8. Deathstalker

    Deathstalker (1983)

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    Deathstalker is a 1983 Argentine-American science fiction-fantasy adventure film directed by James Sbardellati (credited as John Watson) and starring Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Bernard Erhard and Lana Clarkson. It was the first in a series of four films about the Deathstalker character and his adventures, and the first of the nine movies that Roger Corman produced in Argentina during the 1980s.


  9. Demonicus

    Demonicus (2001)

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    Demonicus is a 2001 horror film from Full Moon Entertainment. The film was directed by Jay Woelfel from a script by Tim Sullivan & Jay Woelfel and starred Gregory Lee Kenyon, Venesa Talor, Brannon Gould, Kyle Tracy, Jennifer Capo, Allen Nabors, Candace Kroslak, Dominic Joseph and Val Perez.


  10. DragonHeart

    DragonHeart (1996)

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    Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and various other awards in 1996 and 1997. The film also inspired a direct-to-video sequel, Dragonheart: A New Beginning in 2000. A second direct-to-video sequel Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse is to be released in 2015.


  11. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer (1981)

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    Dragonslayer is a 1981 fantasy film set in a fictional medieval kingdom, following a young wizard (played by Peter MacNicol) who experiences danger and opposition as he attempts to defeat a dragon.


  12. Dragonworld

    Dragonworld (1994)

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    Dragonworld is a 1994 film that was released Direct-to-Video. It is the third film to be released by Moonbeam Entertainment, the children's video division of Full Moon Entertainment.


  13. Dungeons & Dragons

    Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

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    Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 fantasy film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Among the more notable features of the otherwise poorly received film are cameo appearances by Richard O'Brien (in a parody of his TV program The Crystal Maze) and Tom Baker. Parts of the film were made on location at Sedlec Ossuary.


  14. Excalibur

    Excalibur (1981)

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    Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th century Arthurian romance, Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory, Excalibur features the music of Richard Wagner and Carl Orff, along with an original score by Trevor Jones. It stars Nigel Terry as Arthur, Nicol Williamson as Merlin, Nicholas Clay as Lancelot, Cherie Lunghi as Guenevere, Helen Mirren as Morgana, Liam Neeson as Gawain, Corin Redgrave as Cornwall, and (then relatively unknown) Patrick Stewart as Leodegrance. The film is named after the legendary sword of King Arthur that features prominently in Arthurian literature.


  15. Fire and Ice

    Fire and Ice (1983)

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    Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventure-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film, a collaboration between Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which also distributed Bakshi's 1977 release, Wizards. The animated feature, based on characters Bakshi and Frazetta co-created, was made using the process of rotoscoping, in which scenes were shot in live action and then traced onto animation cels.


  16. Gladiator Cop

    Gladiator Cop (1995)

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  17. Hero

    Hero (1982)

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  18. Highlander

    Highlander (1986)

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    Highlander is a 1986 British-American action fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film depicts the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present day storylines.


  19. Highlander II

    Highlander II (1991)

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    Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 British-French science fiction action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. It is the second installment to the Highlander film series, and it was released on 12 April 1991 in the United Kingdom and 1 November 1991 in the United States.


  20. Highlander: The Final Dimension

    Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)

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    Highlander III: The Sorcerer, also known as Highlander III, Highlander III: The Magician, Highlander III: The Final Dimension, Highlander: The Final Dimension and Highlander 3: The Final Conflict, is the third installment in the Highlander film series. It was first released on November 30, 1994. A stand-alone alternate sequel to the original film, it is the final Highlander movie that focuses on Connor MacLeod as the main protagonist.


  21. Hundra

    Hundra (1983)

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    Hundra is a 1983 Italian-Spanish fantasy film directed by Matt Cimber and starring Laurene Landon.


  22. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

    In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

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    In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale is a 2007 fantasy adventure film directed by Uwe Boll, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The English spoken film was an international (mostly German and Canadian) co-production, filmed in Canada. It premiered in the Brussels Festival of Fantastic Films in April 2007 and in the theatres in November 2007.


  23. Kids of the Round Table

    Kids of the Round Table (1995)

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  24. King Arthur, the Young Warlord

    King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975)

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  25. Krull

    Krull (1983)

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    Krull is a 1983 British-American heroic fantasy-science fiction film directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall and Lysette Anthony. It was produced by Ron Silverman and released by Columbia Pictures.


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