12th century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 12th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic and stylized films and TV shows about / with medieval, rivalry, sword fight, state affairs, heroes, ancient, sword, battles, knight and monk plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
12th century
12th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 12th century: Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Lion in Winter (2003), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Ivanhoe (1997), Outcast (2014), Becket (1964), Richard The Lionheart (2013), The Lion in Winter (1968), Stealing Heaven (1988), Mystery!: Cadfael (1994).

List of 12th century movies

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: sword fight, war, medieval, crusade, battles, knight, warrior, siege, christianity, crusader, king, muslim ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages, 19th century
Place: jerusalem, middle east, palestine, holy land, england ...
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The Lion in Winter (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have his dalliances with his young mistress (Yuliya Vysotskaya). ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, political intrigue, medieval, family relations, heir to the throne, parents and children, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, couple relations, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, intense, visually appealing ...
Plot: medieval, power struggle, ambition, king, throne, heir, cathedral, religions or cults, state affairs, catholic church, culture clash, world politics ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Ivanhoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: knight, medieval, legends and myths, royalty, ancient, righting the wronged, battles, ruler, save the lady, royal family, heroic mission, adventurer ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
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Outcast (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA, France, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: knight, crusade, crusader, state affairs, master warrior, battles, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, betrayal, escapades, love interest, outcast ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, talky, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: religion, friendship, politics, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
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Richard The Lionheart (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a secret castle known as the Knight's Martyr. There, the Prince must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic
Plot: escapades, royal family, survival, rivalry, parents and children, state affairs, contests and competitions, aging, king, tournament, fight to the death, sword and sorcery ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Style: political, factual, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, royalty, king, infidelity, suspense, dysfunctional family, british history, medieval, royal family, manipulation, british royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, france
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: realistic, serious, erotic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, fall in love, love and romance, religion, ancient, sensuality, pregnancy, convent, celibacy, topless woman, passionate sex, male nudity ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, genghis khan, battles, desert, king, slavery, medieval, slave, betrayal, husband wife reunion ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: investigation, monk, monastery, priest, clergy, medieval, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, male protagonist, royalty, amateur sleuth ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, scenic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medieval, knight, crusader, knights templar, monastery, war, sword fight, adaptation, religion, heroes, crusade, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, middle east, jerusalem ...
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, factual, captivating ...
Plot: saint, religion, historical event, monk, clergy, medieval, religions or cults, hopes, male nudity, society, starting over, christian ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: italy, vatican, europe
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: nun, gender, healing power, visionary, seer, medieval, prodigy, convent, catholic church, human nature, monastery, hopes ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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Beyond Sherwood Forest (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: King Richard is away fighting the Crusade, his brother Prince John has been left in charge. In order to further international diplomatic relations with Norway, the beautiful young Maid Marian is to be married off to a prince. A cursed girl who can ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robin hood, heroes, good versus evil, folk hero, heroic mission, criminal heroes, fighting the system, deadly creature, medieval, dragon, sword and sorcery, bow and arrow ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Scream of the Banshee (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, dark ...
Plot: deadly creature, youth, sex scene, race against time, curses spells and rituals, mother daughter relationship, professor, ancient mystery, sexual content, college, campus, mannequin ...
Time: 12th century, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, louisiana
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Lionheart (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young knight sets out to join King Richards crusaders. Along the way, he encounters The Black Prince who captures children and sells them as slaves to the Muslims. It is Robert Narra's sworn duty to protect the children and lead them to ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: medieval, folk hero, daring rescue, rescue, obsessive quest, partners, state affairs, heroic mission, sword, violence, crusader, swashbuckler ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, holy land, europe
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Richard Lvinoe Serdtse (1992)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Style: unusual plot structure, bleak, contemplative
Plot: medieval, religion, love, knight, twists and turns, heroes, war, suspense, british history, society, danger
Time: 12th century, middle ages
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The Great Seljuks (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The growth of the great Seljuk Empire. An epic journey with love, secrets and struggle for the pursuit of order in the world and justice.
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sultan, turk, conquering, koran, sword, roman empire, muslim, battles, trap, state affairs, political unrest, power struggle ...
Time: 11th century, 12th century
Place: turkey
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Varvara 3D (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Russia, XII century. Crusaders destroy a village and kill Varvara's sister and mother. Her father returns home and trains Varvara to revenge and defend their land.
Plot: female warrior, knight, warrior, medieval, crusader
Time: 12th century, middle ages
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Yoshitsune (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yoshitsune is a Japanese television drama series originally broadcast between 9 January and 11 December 2005, with a three-part special compilation being aired from 24 December to 25 December 2005. The 44th Taiga Drama, the original work is by Miyao ...
Plot: samurai, taiga, warrior, katana, emperor, tragic hero, father son relationship, shogun, young
Time: 12th century
Place: kyoto japan, japan
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Princess of Thieves (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, kids, pre-teens
Plot: robin hood, tough girl, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, folk hero, royal family, medieval, heroine, dishonesty, escapades, assassination ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england
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Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Maid Marian and her Merry Men is a British children's sitcom created and written by Tony Robinson and directed by David Bell. It began in 1989 on BBC One and ran for four series, with the last episode shown in 1994. The show was a partially ...
Style: sitcom, parody, surreal
Audience: kids
Plot: robin hood, medieval, legend, myth, male wears an earring, satire, torture chamber, short man, surrealism, taxes, female protagonist, village ...
Time: 12th century, 13th century
Place: england
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Robin Hood (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.
Style: epic, fairy tale, semi serious, atmospheric, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robin hood, medieval, good versus evil, legend, ancient, heroes, righting the wronged, heroic mission, legends and myths, against the odds, escapades, unlikely partners ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: yorkshire
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Just Visiting (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his ...
Style: humorous, absurd, feel good, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, medieval, fish out of water, dumb, culture clash, alternate timeline, runaway, police investigation, destiny, creativity, altering history, goofy hero ...
Time: middle ages, future, 2000s, 12th century, 21st century
Place: france, usa, chicago illinois, europe
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The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The sequel to The Visitors reunites us with those lovable ruffians from the French Medieval ages who - through magic - are transported into the present, with often drastic consequences. Godefroy de Montmirail travels to today to recover the missing ...
Style: funny, semi serious, humorous
Plot: time travel, medieval, changing the past or future, wizards and magicians, master and servant, dentist, golf, inquisition, demon, wedding, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 20th century, 12th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
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Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The eternal Hercules in this film has gone way beyond his usual time and place in ancient Greece and is now helping Poland free itself of Mongol invaders in the 12th century. Mark Forest is the star of this peplum epic, Hercules Against The ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, campy, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, hercules, heroes, rescue, battles, military, rivalry, escapades, superhero, battle zone, legends and myths, dwarf ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, poland
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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do ...
Style: parody, funny, absurd, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: robin hood, farce, sword fight, forest, righting the wronged, satire, fight scenes, screwball, stupidity, friends, castle, arson ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, new jersey, egypt, jerusalem
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Robin Hood (1973)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, feel good, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: robin hood, disney, prince, true love, medieval, talking animals, happy ending, love, anthropomorphic mouse, animals, childhood, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Destiny (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: medieval, religion, writers, philosopher, muslim, ramadan, politics, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, andalusia
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