Do you enjoy a little bit of medieval in your life? If you are anything like me, then you love to see some good old steel vs. steel action. There is nothing that gets the blood pumping more than witnessing an epic sword fight. It is a thrill that, when well done in a movie, makes you sit on the absolute edge of your seat, even if you have seen the outcome before. So, here are some of the best sword-fighting movies out there. Even if you have seen them before, these movies are worth a second viewing.
#1 – Gladiator.
Gladiator is the epic tale of a man who lost everything, just because he was trying to do the right thing. A General in the kings army, the main character, (who is a legendary warrior and swordsman), is forced to stoop to the level of gladiator. In the ring, he wins the admiration of the public, and gets a second chance to avenge the wrongdoings of his past. This movie has all kinds of epic sword fighting action, and if you are into gladiators, then that makes this a double punch of awesome.
#2 – 300.
Ok, picture 300 Spartan warriors, the best of the best, pitted in an all out battle against an army of millions, fighting against men, creatures, mythical monsters, and against a god-king who’s lust for power knows no bounds, and you will have some idea of what this movie is like. Stick an epic leader, unforgettable characters, and some of the best dialogue ever seen in an action move into the picture, and you have the makings of a dual-edged masterpiece.
#3 – 13th Warrior.
This is a fantastic movie about an Arabian man who gets caught up with a band of Vikings. Through a prophecy, he is whisked away to a faraway land with 12 other Viking warriors to battle an evil that has not surfaced in hundreds of years. These creatures are a different kind of evil, and Antonio Banderas deals out carnage in this movie with the true fashion of a Viking warrior.
#4 – Lord of The Rings.
These movies are known far and wide for the amazing, breathtaking battles that take place in each and every movie. There are three of these movies, and all of them are absolutely, astoundingly epic! These movies are an absolute must-see for anyone who likes movies with great sword-fighting, but I hope you are ready for some archery and axe wielding to go along… oh, and did I mention wizards?