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The Best Medieval Movies and TV Shows on Hoopla

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 Hoopla.

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1. Nosferatu

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85/100
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, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Shakespeare in Love

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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 & Hoopla), 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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3. Henry V

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79/100
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 popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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4. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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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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5. Edward II

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71/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: England, 14th century. King Edward II falls in love with Piers Gaveston, a young man of humble origins, whom he honors with favors and titles of nobility. The cold and jealous Queen Isabella conspires with the evil Mortimer to get rid of Gaveston, overthrow her husband and take power…

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

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6. Black Death

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

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

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7. Hagazussa

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67/100
Released: 2018
Horror, Drama

What it's about: The dark legend of the young woman Albrun and her struggle to preserve her own sanity, and tries to explore the fine line between ancient magic, faith and madness at a time when pagan beliefs in witches and nature spirits spread fear and terror in the minds of the rural population.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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8. Bill

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66/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
Family, Comedy

What it's about: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

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

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9. Robin Hood

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Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An updated series following the life of Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Sherwood forest. Together they steal from the rich and give to the poor - all the while avoiding their enemies Sir Guy of Gisborne and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 39 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Robin of Sherwood

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Year: 1984-2020Seasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Robin of Sherwood, was a British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Created by Richard Carpenter, it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest, and ran from 1984 to 1986 on the ITV network. In America it was retitled Robin Hood and shown on the premium cable TV channel Showtime and on PBS. The show starred Michael Praed and Jason Connery as two different incarnations of the title character. Unlike previous adaptations of the Robin Hood legend, Robin of Sherwood combined a gritty, authentic production design with elements of real-life history, 20th century fiction, and pagan myth. The series is also notable for its haunting title music by Clannad, which won a BAFTA award.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Hoopla). 26 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. Labyrinth

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Jumping back and forth between modern and medieval France, the lives of two women separated by centuries, are united in their search for an ancient artifact.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. Pilgrimage

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Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.

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

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13. Gothika

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Released: 2003Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft & 2 others). Coming soon to HBO on September 30th, 2020 (PDT).

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14. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

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Released: 2013
Drama, History

What it's about: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Dracula

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Released: 1974
Horror, Drama

What it's about: Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

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

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16. Romeo & Juliet

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are instantly smitten but dismayed to learn that their families are enemies. Romeo and Juliet figure out a way to pursue their romance, but Romeo is banished for his part in the slaying of Juliet's cousin, Tybalt.

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

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17. Elizabeth R

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Year: 1971-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Biography

What it's about: This historical mini-series documents the reign of Elizabeth I with each episode focusing on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & Hoopla).

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18. Mary, Queen of Scots

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Released: 1971Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary is to be ended on the scaffold and with her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne has been removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history.

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

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19. Ruby Gloom

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51/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 2
Animation, Children

What it's about: Ruby Gloom is a Canadian animated television show based on an apparel franchise of the same name. The show was produced by Nelvana and began airing on October 13, 2006 in Canada on the network YTV. It features the voices of Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, Peter Keleghan, and Adrian Truss.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 40 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Ameba). 40 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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20. The Adventures of Robin Hood

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Year: 1955-2020Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Children

What it's about: The legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.

Where to Watch: 112 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Best Ever). 138 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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21. Elizabeth I

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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22. Martin Luther

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Released: 1953
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The dramatic black and white classic film of Martin Luther's life made in the 1950's. This film was originally released in theaters worldwide and nominated for an Academy Award. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reforming efforts. This film traces Luther's life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Church. This film, in spite of its age, continues to be a popular resource to introduce Luther's life.

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

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23. Jane and the Dragon

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Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Animation, Children

What it's about: As an only child, Jane was brought up in the Royal Court as a medieval middle-class girl and raised to be a lady-in-waiting. A combination of determination and good fortune changes Jane's life and she becomes a knight in training. Accompanied by her best friend, a giant green Dragon, Jane demonstrates her bravery and kindness in a series of adventures set in feudal times.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Ameba). 10 episodes (38%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha

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Released: 2015
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.

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

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25. Francesco

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Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: 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 the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Camelot

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Released: 1998Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: Venture back through the mists of time to the glorious lost age of the fabled King Arthur, the sorcerer Merlin and the valiant Knights of the Round Table, as you enter into the magical and timeless realm of Camelot!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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27. Arthur & Merlin

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Released: 2015
Fantasy

What it's about: In dark ages Britain, a time of magic and legend, a powerful druid is bent on destroying the Celtic people. Arthur, a banished warrior, and Merlin, a hermit wizard, embark on a heroic quest to stop the druid and save their people, before the Celts are lost forever and become a myth themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & ConTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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28. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Released: 1989
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: After a horse accident, Karen wakes up to find herself in past Britain, close to Camelot, the famous castle of King Arthur.

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

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29. David Macaulay: Cathedral

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Released: 1986
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: Author David Macaulay hosts CATHEDRAL, based on his award-winning book. Using a combination of spectacular location sequences and cinema-quality animation, the program surveys France's most famous churches. Travel back to 1214 to explore the design of Notre Dame de Beaulieu, a representative Gothic cathedral. The program tells period tales revealing fascinating stories of life and death, faith and despair, prosperity, and intrigue.

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

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30. Merlin and the War of the Dragons

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Released: 2008Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 5th Century Britian, a young Merlin struggles for his place in his known land under the tutelage of The Mage, a local wizard whom sees the young man's potential for magic, as well as face off against his evil former friend, Vendiger, whom plots with a feudal warlord king to conquer all of Britian using an army of flying dragons, and only Merlin with the alliance of the local Prince Uther and Ingraine and a pair of mystical goddesses, can have the power to stop the evil from taking over the land.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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31. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

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Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In medieval England, Merlin and King Arthur banish the evil enchantress Morgana and her son Mordred to the ends of the universe as Morgana vows revenge. In present day, Knights descendant Penn doesn't take much stock in the legends of his supposed ancestors, even as the descendants meet in Thailand to practice fighting. But when Morgana and her son return to earth, armed with alien technology and hell-bent on destroying every last descendant of King Arthur and his knights, Penn must to come to terms with who he was born to be, and bring together the new Knights of the Round Table to save themselves and the earth from Morgana's total vengeance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. The Excalibur Kid

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Released: 1999Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: Zack doesn't have your ordinary adolescent problems. Transported back in time to medieval England, he lands in the middle of a vicious battle between an evil witch and Merlin, the master sorcerer, for control of Arthur's kingdom. It's up to Zack to help Merlin and Arthur reclaim the magic sword Excalibur and return Arthur to his rightful place on the throne.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).