Last Updated on 14 December 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 200 best swashbuckler movies of all time.

“Swashbuckler films are a subgenre of the action film genre, characterized by sword-fighting and adventurous heroic characters, known as swashbucklers.” – Wikipedia

I found 10 different ranked lists online of “best swashbuckler movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to the 10 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  2. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  4. The Princess Bride (1987)
  5. Captain Blood (1935)
  6. The Sea Hawk (1940)
  7. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  9. Scaramouche (1952)
  10. The Court Jester (1955)
  11. The Three Musketeers (1973)
  12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  13. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  14. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
  15. Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
  16. The Duellists (1977)
  17. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  18. The Three Musketeers (1948)
  19. Robin Hood (1973)
  20. Rob Roy (1995)
  21. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  22. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
  23. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  24. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  25. Robin and Marian (1976)
  26. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
  27. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  28. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  29. The Iron Mask (1929)
  30. The Black Pirate (1926)
  31. The Black Swan (1942)
  32. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  33. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)
  34. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  35. The Four Musketeers (1975)
  36. Cutthroat Island (1995)
  37. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  38. Ivanhoe (1952)
  39. At Sword’s Point (1952)
  40. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  41. The Three Musketeers (1921)
  42. The Three Musketeers (1993)
  43. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
  44. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  45. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  46. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
  47. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
  48. On Guard (1997)
  49. Nate and Hayes (1983)
  50. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  51. Against All Flags (1952)
  52. The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
  53. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  54. Captain Clegg (1962)
  55. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  56. Prince Valiant (1954)
  57. The Vikings (1958)
  58. Treasure Island (1950)
  59. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
  60. Robin Hood (2010)
  61. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)
  62. Buccaneer’s Girl (1950)
  63. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
  64. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
  65. My Favorite Year (1982)
  66. The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (1974)
  67. The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
  68. The Musketeer (2001)
  69. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  70. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  71. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
  72. The Corsican Brothers (1941)
  73. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
  74. The Exile (1947)
  75. Robin Hood (1922)
  76. Le Bossu (1959)
  77. Shrek (2001)
  78. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  79. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
  80. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
  81. Legend (1985)
  82. The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
  83. The Three Musketeers (1939)
  84. Krull (1983)
  85. The Spanish Main (1945)
  86. The Artist (2011)
  87. Long John Silver (1954)
  88. Puss in Boots (2011)
  89. Swashbuckler (1976)
  90. The Sword and the Rose (1953)
  91. Don Q Son of Zorro (1925)
  92. Captain Blood (1960)
  93. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  94. Anne of the Indies (1951)
  95. Pirates (1986)
  96. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
  97. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  98. Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
  99. The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
  100. Hook (1991)
  101. The Beloved Rogue (1927)
  102. Moonfleet (1955)
  103. Captain from Castile (1947)
  104. The Goonies (1985)
  105. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
  106. Royal Flash (1975)
  107. The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
  108. Zorro (1975)
  109. The Three Musketeers (2011)
  110. Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
  111. Zorro Rides Again (1937)
  112. Crossed Swords (1954)
  113. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  114. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  115. Zorro’s Fighting Legion (1939)
  116. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
  117. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  118. Stardust (2007)
  119. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  120. Henry V (1989)
  121. The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)
  122. A Jester’s Tale (1964)
  123. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
  124. Treasure Island (1934)
  125. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
  126. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
  127. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
  128. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  129. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  130. Peter Pan (1953)
  131. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
  132. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  133. Treasure Planet (2002)
  134. The Mummy (1999)
  135. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  136. The Black Knight (1954)
  137. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
  138. Highlander (1986)
  139. The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
  140. Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)
  141. Captain Kidd (1945)
  142. The Bounty (1984)
  143. A Modern Musketeer (1917)
  144. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
  145. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
  146. The Buccaneer (1938)
  147. The Buccaneer (1958)
  148. Blackbeard the Pirate (1952)
  149. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  150. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  151. The Sign of Zorro (1958)
  152. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
  153. The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
  154. Aquaman (2018)
  155. Scaramouche (1923)
  156. The Scalawag Bunch (1971)
  157. Peter Pan (2003)
  158. Kidnapped (1960)
  159. The Mission (1986)
  160. Cartouche (1962)
  161. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
  162. Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)
  163. The Three Musketeers – Part I: D’Artagnan (2023)
  164. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
  165. Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)
  166. The Hobbit (1977)
  167. The Pirates of Capri (1949)
  168. Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
  169. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  170. The Three Musketeers (1935)
  171. John Carter (2012)
  172. The 13th Warrior (1999)
  173. Treasure Island (1990)
  174. The Golden Hawk (1952)
  175. Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
  176. Princess of Thieves (2001)
  177. Son of Fury (1942)
  178. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  179. The Wicked Lady (1946)
  180. Captain Pirate (1953)
  181. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
  182. The Cowboy Musketeer (1925)
  183. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
  184. Casanova (2005)
  185. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
  186. The Pirate (1948)
  187. Son of Ali Baba (1952)
  188. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
  189. Don Juan (1926)
  190. Ella Enchanted (2004)
  191. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
  192. Red Beard (1965)
  193. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  194. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  195. Zama (2017)
  196. Outlander (2008)
  197. Treasure Island (1972)
  198. The Dark Avenger (1955)
  199. Ironclad (2011)
  200. The Iron Mask (1962)

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