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The swords and sorcery movies are exactly what that infers and they take place in a medieval period. You would expect to see the Lord of the Rings movies here and maybe they should be here but this genre is a bit less epic than those movies. There is a certain feel to sword & sorcery movies. So I have placed lord of the rings in the best epic fantasy series and best epic fantasy movies. The movies in this list are less serious and more about fun. You may also be surprised to not see Excalibur here but that takes its rightful place in the epic fantasy and arthurian categories.
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Harry potter and the sorcerers stone dvdHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Widescreen Special Edition) (Harry Potter 1)Just a great fun movie. With lots of magic and intrigue. Good fun for all ages. Destined to be a classic. High budget production values make it a treat for the eyes.

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Ladyhawke Simply a wonderful movie. You have got to see this movie. A love story about a spell cast on a man and a woman in love. She is doomed to be a hawk during the day and he a wolf during the night so they will never be together. All star cast and terrific production of a great story.
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The voyages of sinbadThe Voyages of Sinbad - There are three movies in this set and they cover 4 years of film making and advances in animation techniques. The first film is The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and it is a classic masterpiece. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is (1973) is the best of the three and it is Ray Harryhausen at his peak skills in animation. The third film Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is more modern fun but the weakest of the three. The scope of these movies define what epic fantasy is all about. Epic quests, Monstrous creatures and world travel and adventure.
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Conan the Barbarian  DVDConan The Barbarian This movie had a gritty, unlike any other movie feel to it. It was a good capturing of what Robert Howard was trying to convey. Arnold was great, and probably the only man who could play the part. This movie spawned a whole series of similar movies often called the "Sword and Sandal" movies.
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The Clash of the Titans - This is just a great movie! If you haven't seen it you are missing out!
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Dragonheart - Another king-arthur esque movie and it was seriously underrated when it first came out. One of the unique things about this movie is that you get to know the dragon very well. (Voiced by Sean Connery)
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Jason and the Argonauts movieJason and the Argonauts - This movie is now quite dated and the special effects are not as memorable as they were when we saw this movie as kids but it is still a classic swords & sorcery adventure. It holds a special place as a masterpiece of bringing fantasy creatures to the big screen.
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The Beastmaster MovieBeastmaster (Special Edition) Good fun movie with all the characteristics of the swords and sorcery genre. Stars Marc Singer as the beastmaster and Tanya Roberts as the object of his affection. SHe is now famous for the part of the next door neighbors Mom on that 70's show. It's 20 years later and she still looks great. But boy she looked good in this movie :)
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Dragonslayer movieDragonslayer This movie was a box office failure but over time it has received the recognition it deserved. This is a fine movie.
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Merlin (Special Edition) A great retelling of the Legend of King Arthur from the perspective of Merlin.

 
 

 

 


 




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