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The Best Medieval Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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8.2/10
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92/100
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. Castlevania

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8.2/10
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87/100
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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3. Elizabeth

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7.4/10
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81/100
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 popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The King

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7.3/10
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80/100
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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5. 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, Showtime & fuboTV). 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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6. Reign

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7.5/10
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79/100
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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. 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, Showtime & fuboTV). 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Marco Polo

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8.0/10
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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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9. Merlin

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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 & Vudu). 65 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 65 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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10. Jodhaa Akbar

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7.6/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.

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

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11. Outlaw King

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6.9/10
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73/100
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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12. DragonHeart

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6.5/10
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71/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In an ancient time when majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen comes face to face and heart to heart with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. Taking up arms to suppress a tyrant king, Bowen soon realizes his task will be harder than he'd imagined: If he kills the king, Draco will die as well.

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

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13. Knightfall

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6.8/10
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71/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 18 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Medici: Masters of Florence

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7.9/10
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70/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
History, Biography

What it's about: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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15. Magnificent Century

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6.6/10
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68/100
Year: 2011-2020Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became a Sultan.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (15%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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6.8/10
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68/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.

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

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17. The Little Hours

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5.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Garfagnana, Italy, 1347. The handsome servant Masseto, fleeing from his vindictive master, takes shelter in a nunnery where three young nuns, Sister Alessandra, Sister Ginevra and Sister Fernanda, try unsuccessfully to find out what their purpose in life is, a conundrum that each of them faces in different ways…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The Physician

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65/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: England, 1021. Rob Cole, a boy born in a miserable mining town, swears to become a physician and vanquish disease and death. His harsh path of many years, a quest for knowledge besieged by countless challenges and sacrifices, leads him to the remote Isfahan, in Persia, where he meets Ibn Sina, the greatest healer of his time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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19. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey

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62/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war.

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

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20. Immoral Tales

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57/100
Released: 1973Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. 'Erzsebet Bathory' is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while 'Lucrezia Borgia' concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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21. Cathedral of the Sea

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In the 14th century, Barcelona is experiencing one of its most prosperous moments. The city has grown to La Ribera, a fishing district in which the largest Marian temple ever known is built: Santa María del Mar. But the construction runs parallel to Arnau Estanyol, a serf of the land who, fleeing the abuses of The feudal lords of the countryside take refuge in Barcelona.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. Season of the Witch

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5.4/10
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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 (Netflix & HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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23. DragonHeart: A New Beginning

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54/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When Geoff, an orphaned stable boy (Chris Masterson), discovers Drake (voice of Robby Benson), the world's last living dragon, he realizes that his dream of becoming a knight in shining armor can now come true. Together, they soon face challenges that turn them into heroes. But caught up in the excitement of their new lives, Geoff and Drake fail to see the hidden dangers that surround them.

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

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24. Secrets of Great British Castles

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52/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Documentary, History

What it's about: Historian Dan Jones explores the millennium of history behind six of Great Britain's most famous castles: Warwick, Dover, Caernarfon, the Tower of London, Carrickfergus, and Stirling.

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

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25. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse

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51/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: When aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to contain gold, he is shocked to instead find the dragon Drago. After Drago saves Gareth's life the two become intricately bonded, and must work together to defeat an evil sorcerer and stop his reign of terror. Along the way, Gareth learns the true meaning of being a knight in this fantasy action-adventure for the ages.

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