Last Updated on 24 October 2023

I searched the Internet for lists of the best or greatest swashbuckler movies of all time. Criteria included the movies being ranked, not just listed, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I was able to find 10 lists. I took the 10 lists and added all their content into a spreadsheet, noting the rank of every film. I ended up averaging the rankings each movie got (there were 95 that were on at least 2 lists) and dividing that average by a factor of the number of lists that movie was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The movies that were on the most lists (out of 10) were:

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) – 9 lists
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940) – 9 lists
  • The Sea Hawk (1940) – 8 lists
  • Captain Blood (1935) – 7 lists
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – 6 lists
  • The Princess Bride (1987) – 6 lists
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) – 6 lists
  • The Three Musketeers (1973) – 6 lists
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998) – 6 lists

Here are links to the lists I used along with dates the lists were created: