Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Dmitri Vasilyev.
108 minutes; released 1938.
Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
Directed by Chris Newby.
108 minutes; released 1993.
In fourteenth-century England, a peasant girl is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress. But when the priest has the girl's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death.
Directed by Antonello Belluco.
100 minutes; released 2006.
A reformed criminal recounts the story of Saint Anthony who challenged the money lenders that enslaved the people of Padua. Starring Jordi Molla. In Italian with optional English subtitles.
Directed by Peter Glenville.
150 minutes; released 1964.
The lifelong friendship of King Henry II and Thomas Becket is tested when Becket is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. Based on the play by Jean Anouilh. Starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson.
104 minutes; released 2005.
Based on the epic Anglo-Saxon poem; a medieval adventure that tells the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
138 minutes; released 2004.
This film attempts a realistic retelling of the King Arthur story, placing Arthur and his knights at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire. Starring Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
144 minutes; released 2005.
Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a young Frenchman in Medieval Jerusalem during the Crusades, who, having lost everything, finds redemption in a heroic fight against overwhelming forces to save his people and fulfill his destiny as a knight.
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
131 minutes; released 1986.
Investigating the deaths of two monks, a visiting brother discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith.
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
82 minutes; released 1928.
Dreyer's 1928 black and white silent film about the trial and execution of St. Joan of Arc. French intertitles and optional English subtitles.
Directed by Umberto Marino.
95 minutes; released 2002.
A dramatization of the life of Saint Anthony, the young Portuguese nobleman who became a Franciscan monk and preached across Africa and Europe. Starring Daniele Liotti. In Italian with optional English subtitles.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman.
96 minutes; released 1957.
A knight returning home from the Crusades encounters Death, who agrees to a chess game. In the balance hang the lives of the knight and a group of traveling players. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman.
89 minutes; released 1960.
Set in beautiful 14th century Sweden, a father seeks revenge after his daughter, a young virgin, is brutally raped and murdered after her half sister has invoked a pagan curse. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta.
111 minutes; released 2009.
The story of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the of the most important, inspirational and visionary female leaders of her time.