People can’t seem to get enough of Game of Thrones like movies set in the middle-ages or fantasy or war movies that have medieval feel about, even though they are about fictional words. 2018 & 2019 saw a great bunch of medieval movies (& tv shows for that matter). We have listed the best ones for you coming out in Cinema and on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime.
From American director Julius Avery and from the screenplay of Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith comes Overlord, a drama thriller. The movie came out on November 9, 2018, through Paramount Pictures, and earned USD 33 million worldwide. This is about American paratroopers whose mission is to destroy a German communication tower before D-Day. But they discover something heinous the Nazis are working on. As they try to save their comrades and fulfill their mission, they need to operate under the radar. JJ Abrams produces, along with Lindsey Weber, under his Bad Robot Productions.
It’s now available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Kid Who Would be King
English director Joe Cornish writes and directs the adventure film The Kid who would be King. Set for release in January and February 2019 in the US and the UK respectively, it stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis and Patrick Stewart. And now available for streaming via Vudu. It is produced and will be released by 20th Century Fox. Serkis plays Alex, a young schoolboy who finds himself pulling Excalibur from the stone. Stewart plays Merlin (Angus Imrie plays the young Merlin), who has to help Alex build his knights of the round table so they could all fight and defeat Morgana.
The Outlaw King (Netfix)
David Mackenzie co-writes, produces, and directs the historical action drama, The Outlaw King. Chris Pine (who actually caused a strange controversy) headlines as Robert Bruce, the son of a lord who leads a revolt against King Edward I. He was crowned King of the Scots as a deal with the clergy. King Edward, learning of his plans, calls him an outlaw. The movie, released by Netflix in November 2018, first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018. Pine is supported by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Plugh, and Billy Howle. It was produced for USD 120 million. Upon release, it received mixed reviews from critics and the public alike.
US-based Dutch filmmaker Roel Reine brings to life the story of the medieval king of Frisia, Redbad. It stars Gijs Naber as Redbad. From the screenplay of Alex van Galen, Reine co-produces the film with Klaas de Jong. Farmhouse Film and TV produced the movie for USD 9 million and Splendid Film distributed the movie. The movie rights were sold to various European and Asian countries, including the US. The movie came out in June 2018, during World Cup fever, in the Netherlands but only grossed around USD 483,000. The movie also received negative reviews and was panned by critics for its historical inaccuracies, slow pace, inappropriate dialogue, and heavy drama.