Jump to content

What's with the ads?


Photo

Netflix list for Middle Ages/Medieval needed....


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
18 replies to this topic

What's with the ads?

#1 Beth in SW WA

Beth in SW WA

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4621 posts

Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:01 PM

Thanks in advance!!

#2 Janie

Janie

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1196 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:11 AM

I've never made a list of these movies available at Netflix, but this is the list I use to find Medieval movies there. (If you look at the top bar, other time periods have their lists, too!)

HTH!

(Of course, if you DO make such a list, please post it!):001_smile:


#3 SheWhoWaits

SheWhoWaits

    Hive Mind Level 4 Worker: Builder Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 213 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:15 AM

Henry V
Braveheart
Lion in Winter
Kingdom of Heaven
Becket
Marco Polo
Ivanhoe
A Knight's Tale

Henry V is one of my favorite movies of all time. I would call it a must.

#4 Amber

Amber

    Banned

  • Banned
  • Pip
  • 83 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

This is so awesome!! I had no idea netflex (sp?) had history type movies!
Thanks,
Amber

#5 Janie

Janie

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1196 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:27 AM

They also have a terrific documentary section. Loads of History Channel stuff!

#6 Jenny in Florida

Jenny in Florida

    Apprentice Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8088 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:39 AM

There may be a few on the list that we watched on broadcast, although it's probable that most of those would be available on Netflix now, I suppose.

Anyway, here's what we watched the year we did the middle ages and Renaissance.

Britain A.D.: King Arthur’s Britain (2005)
In Search of History: The Holy Grail (History Channel)
Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Koran (History Channel)
In Search of History: Knights Templar (History Channel)
Knights and Armor (2004)
David Macauly’s Castle (PBS)
Ancient Mysteries: Lost Castles of Scotland (A&E 1995)
Gregorian Chants: Hortus Musicus (2005)
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Black Death (History Channel)
Chartres Cathedral: A Sacred Geometry (2002)
Doctor Faustus (1968)
Henry V (1989)
William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama (A&E)
Richard III (1995)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Virgin Queen, parts 1 & 2 (Masterpiece Theatre)

#7 Beth in SW WA

Beth in SW WA

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4621 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:06 AM

Thanks, gang! This is just what I needed.

We're watching A & E's version of Ivanhoe this week from Netflix. Its great, although I have no context for the story (again, my history is weak, but improving day-by-day) :)

Next, I'll be hitting you up for book lists for that era.

#8 Lizzie in Ma

Lizzie in Ma

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6530 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

Thanks, gang! This is just what I needed.

We're watching A & E's version of Ivanhoe this week from Netflix. Its great, although I have no context for the story (again, my history is weak, but improving day-by-day) :)

Next, I'll be hitting you up for book lists for that era.


I didn't know about that one!

#9 supermom

supermom

    Hive Mind Level 4 Worker: Builder Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 222 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

Empires: The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance This was the probably the best documentary we've watched on Netflix. It was entertaining and very informative. We all gave it 5 stars!

#10 Book Crazy

Book Crazy

    Banned

  • Banned
  • PipPip
  • 750 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:32 PM

A Knights Tale

It has the late Heath Ledger in it.

This is the blurb from Netflix

Rock 'n' roll meets The Canterbury Tales when a squire (Heath Ledger) befriends an aspiring writer and persuades him to forge documents that will pass off the squire as a knight of noble birth. With his new "history" in hand, the erstwhile squire finds romance and enters jousting competitions far and wide -- all set to the infectious beat of contemporary pop tunes.

It is a very funny movie, a twist on your typical knights in shinning armor movie.

#11 Lizzie in Ma

Lizzie in Ma

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 6530 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:44 PM

Empires: The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance This was the probably the best documentary we've watched on Netflix. It was entertaining and very informative. We all gave it 5 stars!


Good to know, its on my list for this year!

#12 nmoira

nmoira

    Hard-hearted harbinger of haggis and hypocrisy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15889 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:44 PM

Terry Jones's Medieval Lives and The Crusades.

#13 moki4

moki4

    Hive Mind Level 6 Worker: Scout Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 489 posts

Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:37 PM

Just another thanks from our family, as we are studying the same period:001_smile:

#14 Beth in SW WA

Beth in SW WA

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4621 posts

Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

I watched this on the History Channel this week. Add this to the list. It was excellent:


Engineering An Empire: Britain: Blood and Steel

At its pinnacle, the British empire spanned every continent and covered one quarter of the Earth's land mass. Through the centuries, the rulers of this enormous powerhouse used extraordinary engineering feats to become an industrial and military titan, loaded with riches. Some of their many pioneering accomplishments include the world's first locomotive, a superhighway of underground sewers, the imposing and grand Westminster Palace, and the most powerful and technically advanced navy in the age of sail. Using cutting edge CGI, we'll take a look at the key leaders of the British empire--and explore the mark each left on society. Peter Weller hosts.


#15 mommaduck

mommaduck

    Quackers for Kilts

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11482 posts

Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

For fun, get Timeline :)

#16 Beth in SW WA

Beth in SW WA

    Amateur Bee Keeper

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4621 posts

Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:51 PM

For fun, get Timeline :)


OK! I read it years ago but never saw the movie. Great medieval twaddle! :)

#17 mommaduck

mommaduck

    Quackers for Kilts

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11482 posts

Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:54 PM

The book is 100x's better, but the movie is entertaining for all ages. They do change the ending a bit and left out some details due to time constraints (expected in a movie). For twaddle, it's still better twaddle than a lot that is out there...and hey, everyone has to have SOME twaddle now and then ;)

#18 Saille

Saille

    Hive Mind Queen Bee

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1830 posts

Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:10 PM

A Knight's Tale would be good to use in conjunction with a book called Real Knights, by Christopher Gravett. It tells the true stories of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales and Ulrich Von Lichtenstein, among others.

ETA that I screwed up in that I didn't notice this was the High School forum. That's an elementary level book. Oh well, maybe someone else can use it, and in the meantime, I'm sure what I meant to say was that Ulrich Von Lichtenstein was a real knight, although the movie is fictional.

Oh, also there's a Cinderella movie called Ever After which is interesting. It's set in France. The "Cinderella" (played by Drew Barrymore) is a strong, intelligent and honorable young woman, who is heavily influenced by having read Thomas More's Utopia. Leonardo da Vinci is a minor character...he actually did live at court in France during the period in which the story is set, and died in the arms of the king, if I remember correctly.

#19 Shukhov

Shukhov

    Hive Mind Worker Bee

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 53 posts

Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:30 AM

Janie - hey great link to the fordham Medieval sourcebook. I've used that site for medieval texts but I didn't know they had a movie database.

I will just reiterate a movie that has already been mentioned above. [B]Becket[B] is my all-time favorite medieval movie. Henry II is played marvelously by Peter O'Toole.


What's with the ads?