Calling all gamers!!
The Sims Studio has recently released their newest Sims game: Sims Medieval!
This new game has everything medieval: kings, queens, knights, wizards, bards and more!! Create heroes and build your own kingdom full of adventure, romance and comedy.
To celebrate this medieval era game Hollywire brings you their Top 10 Favorite Medieval Movies!!
We've selected medieval movies that had just the right amount of fantasy, sword-fighting, romance and comedy all wrapped in one, all the same things you can expect in Sims Medieval!
Here they are in no particular order!
How To Train Your Dragon - A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns that there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
A Knight's Tale - After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. This is not your typical medieval era movie, it'ss medieval meets modern with a mashup of classic rock hits! One of our favorite Heath Ledger movies.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story - This is the Cinderella fairy tale brought to real life, starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston. Complete with the most evil stepmother and stepsister from hell combo you will see!
With the perfect amount of drama, romance, comedy and fantasy, if you haven't seen it, now is the time!
Robin Hood: Men In Tights - Any and all of the Robin Hood movies are our favorite, but we wanted to throw some comedies in the list. One of our favs is this one, Men In Tights, which is a spoof of the Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
Shrek - Shrek is a tale about a green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp. Until one day he finds his life disrupted when numerous fairytale beings, including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, and an annoying Donkey, are forced into the swamp by order of the obsessive, fairy-tale despising Lord Farquaad. To bring peace back to his swamp Shrek sets out to bring the Princess Fiona to the scheming lord.
Willow - Willow, a small farmer/apprentice magician, meets Madmartigan, a great swordsman, and together they journey through a war-torn land of magic and monsters, to save a baby princess from death at the hands of an evil queen.
The Other Boleyn Girl - A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.
The Princess Bride - A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westleys' companions in his quest.
The Three Musketeers - The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an alliance with enemy England by way of the mysterious Milady. An oldie but goodie starring Charlie Sheen in all his glory!
A revamped version is set to come out this October with Matthew McFayden, Orlando Bloom, and Milla Jovovich!
King Arthur - Starring hottie Clive Owen and the even hotter Kiera Knightley! The film focuses on the history and politics of the period during which Arthur ruled -- when the Roman empire collapsed and skirmishes over power broke out in outlying countries.
If you are willing to go the distance to see some really excellent medieval movies these are our honorable mentions!
Troy, Gladiator, The 300, Braveheart, and First Knight