Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
disney_plus
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Medieval
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyChildrenComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodGame ShowHistoryHome & GardenHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRealityRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBoxingCarCartoonChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDisneyDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGolfGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayHuntingImaginationJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPetPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestlingZombie
arrowarrow
Movies & TV Shows
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMovies
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
HBO MAX
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
Disney+
Disney+
HBO MAX
HBO MAX
HBO
HBO
fuboTV
fuboTV
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Epix
Epix
Funimation
Funimation
Kanopy
Kanopy
Hoopla
Hoopla
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
BritBox
BritBox
Cinemax
Cinemax
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
Shudder
Shudder
FX
FX
NatGeo
NatGeo
Syfy
Syfy
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Medieval Movies and TV Shows on HBO MAX

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 on HBO MAX.

VIEW: best
backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

1. Seven Samurai

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
92/100
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).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

2. The Seventh Seal

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Reelgood Logo
87/100
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).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

3. The Hidden Fortress

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo97%
Reelgood Logo
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).

backdrop
hbo_max
fandor
criterion_channel
+ 1

4. The Passion of Joan of Arc

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
Reelgood Logo
82/100
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, Fandor, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
film
criterion_channel
+ 1

5. Ugetsu

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
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, FilmBox, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel

6. Onibaba

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
Reelgood Logo
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).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

7. Crimson Peak

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
Reelgood Logo
76/100
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 popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

8. Häxan

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
Reelgood Logo
75/100
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).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

9. Chimes at Midnight

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
Reelgood Logo
75/100
Released: 1965
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

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).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

10. The Kid Who Would Be King

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
Reelgood Logo
72/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel

11. Henry V

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 1944
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

12. The Merchant of Venice

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo71%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Venice, 1596. Bassanio begs his friend Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he can woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress; but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, so they turn to Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, and ask him for a loan.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

13. Richard III

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 1955
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne, and his brother George, Duke of Clarence, Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

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).

backdrop
free
hbo_max
amazon_prime
+ 3

14. The Private Life of Henry VIII

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 1933
Biography, Comedy

What it's about: Renowned for his excess, King Henry VIII goes through a series of wives during his rule. With Anne Boleyn, his second wife, executed on charges of treason, King Henry weds maid Jane Seymour, but that marriage also ends in tragedy. Not one to be single for long, the king picks German-born Anne of Cleves as his bride, but their union lasts only months before an annulment is granted, and King Henry continues his string of spouses.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Prime Video, Epix & 2 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

15. King Arthur

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo31%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel

16. The Trial of Joan of Arc

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
64/100
Released: 1962
Drama, History

What it's about: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

17. Last Knights

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo16%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

18. Season of the Witch

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo11%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

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

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

19. Black Knight

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo14%
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After nearly drowning in the moat, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

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