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Below are some ideas -- be sure to note the year in parenthesis after each movie, as there are often multiple versions, and more recent versions often contain more mature content.


Non-Fiction (all ages)
- David McCauley's Castle, and, Cathedral
- Life in the Middle Ages -- kids' documentary by Schlessinger Media

Fiction/Feature Films & TV:
- Cadfael episodes -- mid 12th century
- Ivanhoe (1952) -- Normans/Saxons
- Knights of the Round Table (1953) -- King Arthur
- Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
- Secret of Kells (2009) -- animated

I have NOT personally seen these, but they look like they would be fine:
- Prince Valiant (1954) -- spin off story/character from traditional King Arthur
- The Black Knight (1954) -- time of King Arthur
- The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) -- 1400s, time of Henry IV
El Cid (1961) -- the Spanish epic knight hero
Prince of Foxes (1949) -- end of 1400s, Italian Borgias
The Black Rose (1950) -- 1200s Saxon leaves Norman England to seek his fortune in the Far East
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) - VERY loosely based on the real 1200-1300s merchant's travels from Venice to China

Medieval England "biopic" (movie biographies) -- probably more for late middle school/high school ages:
- Alfred the Great (1969) - 800s England
- The Lion in Winter (1968) -- 1100s England; play about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Becket (1964) -- 1100s England; Henry II and Thomas a Becket
- Joan of Arc (1948) -- 1400s France
- Henry V (1989) -- 1400s England; Kenneth Branagh's version of Shakespeare's play

PREVIEW FIRST for age-appropriateness:
- Ivanhoe -- more recent versions: (1997 TV mini-series) (1982 TV movie)
- The Legend of William Tell (1998) -- TV series
- Marco Polo -- more recent versions: (2007) or (1982)
A Knight's Tale (2001) -- a very fun "rock opera" version of jousting and the middle ages with Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury Tales author) playing the role of; the violence is knights getting off of horses while jousting; occasional mild rude comments, suggested-but-not-seen s*x, and one scene with a nude man from the rear, because his gambling addiction caused him to stake all his belongings and he lost (hence, learning a lesson from consequences)

Non-realistic -- musical, silly, fun, magical, or fantasy adventure films set in Medieval Times:
- Aladdin (1992)-- Disney animated; Aladdin is a 1001 Arabian Nights tale character
- Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) -- Sinbad is a 1001 Arabian Nights tale character
- Thief of Bagdad (1924) -- silent B&W adventure; loosely adapted from 1001 Arabian Nights
- Robin Hood (1973) -- Disney animated version
- Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011) -- animated
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010) -- animated; Vikings and flying dragons
- Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013) -- animated
- Camelot (1967) -- the musical play
- The Princess Bride (1987) -- vaguely Medieval setting, romantic romp with fantastical elements
- Ever After (1998) -- sweet re-telling of Cinderella; setting is more fairytale than medieval
- Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) -- Bing Crosby in a musical take on Twain's tale 
- DragonHeart (1996) - the last dragon and a dragons laying knight team up together; humor and kid level adventure



 -- Nest Videos -- Christopher Columbus

- Nest Videos: Leonardo da Vinci
- Nest Videos: Galileo
- The Royal Diaries -- 3 princesses in their teen years: Cleopatra (ancients); Isabel (late Middle Ages); Elizabeth 1 (Renaissance)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1937) -- from the Mark Twain tale about Henry V's son/heir and a street boy who is his twin
- Disney Storybook Favorurites: The Prince and the Pauper (1990) -- animated; Mickey Mouse version
- Young Bess (1953) -- early life of Elizabeth I from childhood to becoming queen
- Mulan (1998) -- animated Disney film

- Nest Videos: Pocahontas
- Nest Videos: William Bradford 
- Captain Blood (1935) -- swashbuckling adventure
- The Three Musketeers (1939) --OR-- (1948)
- Courageous Mr. Penn / Penn of Pennsylvania (1942)
- Daniel Boone -- the 1936 movie, OR, the Disney live action TV series "King of the Wild Frontier"

Edited by Lori D.
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Did you mean just movies, or videos too? 

I started to make up a list of youtube videos and where they would allign to SOTW II chapters, but I didn't finish it (my son ended up going back to school for a while and we were only half way through Vol II then). 


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