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The Best Medieval Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Medieval movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Medieval movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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93/100
Released: 1975Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. Seven Samurai

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Released: 1954
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Vikings

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Where to Watch: 79 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 79 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Braveheart

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90/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Edward Scissorhands

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Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Romance

What it's about: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. The Seventh Seal

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Released: 1957
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Beetlejuice

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87/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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8. Penny Dreadful

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8.2/10
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86/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime). 27 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 27 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Nosferatu

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86/100
Released: 1922
Horror, Fantasy

What it's about: Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Apocalypto

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Released: 2006Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Peacock), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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11. The Name of the Rose

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Released: 1986Rated: R
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Microsoft).

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12. The Emperor's New Groove

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Released: 2000Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha's village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn't destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Suspiria

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Released: 1977Rated: R
Horror, Cult

What it's about: An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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14. Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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7.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1972
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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15. The King

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Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. The Passion of Joan of Arc

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1928
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. Army of Darkness

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Released: 1992Rated: R
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Ash is transported back to medieval days, where he is captured by the dreaded Lord Arthur. Aided by the deadly chainsaw that has become his only friend, Ash is sent on a perilous mission to recover the Book of the Dead, a powerful tome that gives its owner the power to summon an army of ghouls.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. The Hidden Fortress

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1958
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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19. Andrei Rublev

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1966Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The Devil All the Time

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Released: 2020Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. Kingdom

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82/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. Dracula

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Released: 1992Rated: R
Horror, Romance

What it's about: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. Shakespeare in Love

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7.1/10
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81/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. Castlevania

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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25. EverAfter

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7.0/10
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81/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s UTOPIA. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ... after beaning him with an apple.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Ugetsu

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80/100
Released: 1953
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sell their earthenware pots to a group of soldiers in a nearby village, in defiance of a local sage's warning against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both riches and the mysterious Lady Wakasa, as well as Tobei's desire to become a samurai, run the risk of destroying both themselves and their wives, Miyagi and Ohama.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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27. The Addams Family

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7.9/10
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80/100
Year: 1964-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 2
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they themselves are often terrified by "normal" people.

Where to Watch: 64 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 63 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 64 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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28. The Dead Zone

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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29. The Tudors

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8.1/10
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80/100
Year: 2007-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime). 38 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Elizabeth

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7.4/10
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80/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. A Knight's Tale

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Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. Reign

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7.5/10
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78/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Where to Watch: 78 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 78 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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33. Henry V

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78/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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34. Marco Polo

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78/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (10%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 10 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. Kagemusha

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Released: 1980Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Da Vinci's Demons

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz). 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 28 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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37. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Released: 1996Rated: G
Animation, Drama

What it's about: When Quasimodo defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. The Virgin Spring

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Released: 1960
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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39. Ginger Snaps

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Released: 2000Rated: R
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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40. The Borgias

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7.9/10
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78/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, fuboTV & Showtime). 29 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 29 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. The Sword in the Stone

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1963Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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42. Onibaba

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8.0/10
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77/100
Released: 1964Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can't steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

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43. Hour of the Wolf

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 1968
Drama, Horror

What it's about: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past on a windy island. Between midnight and dawn, he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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44. Merlin

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7.9/10
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77/100
Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.

Where to Watch: 65 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle). 65 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & Hulu). 65 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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45. Häxan

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1922
Documentary, Horror

What it's about: Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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46. Dracula

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7.3/10
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76/100
Released: 1958
Horror, Cult

What it's about: After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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47. Excalibur

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7.4/10
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76/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1916
Drama, History

What it's about: The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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49. Crimson Peak

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6.5/10
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75/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. Outlaw King

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6.9/10
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75/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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