The Best Sword-and-Sorcery Movies of All Time

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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Highlander

1986    Russell Mulcahy    Rated R

Action    Fantasy    Sword-and-Sorcery

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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Excalibur

1981    John Boorman    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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Conan the Barbarian

1982    John Milius    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013    Peter Jackson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Epic    Fantasy

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Willow

1988    Ron Howard    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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The Sword in the Stone

1963    Wolfgang Reitherman    Rated G

Animation    Family    Coming-of-Age

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Legend

1985    Ridley Scott    Rated PG

Adventure    Family-Oriented Fantasy    Fantasy

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Dragonslayer

1981    Matthew Robbins    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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Siegfried

1924    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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Conan the Destroyer

1984    Richard Fleischer    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Sword-and-Sorcery

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The Lord of the Rings

1978    Ralph Bakshi    Not Rated

Adventure    Animation    Fantasy

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The Beastmaster

1982    Don Coscarelli    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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Krull

1983    Peter Yates    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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The Black Cauldron

1985    Ted Berman    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Animation

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The Hobbit

1977    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.    Not Rated

Adventure    Animation    Family

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Dragonheart

1996    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

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