Last Updated on 26 February 2024

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 100 best sword-and-sorcery movies of all time.

I found 15 different ranked lists online of “best sword and sorcery 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 all 15 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 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  3. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  4. Excalibur (1981)
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  6. Willow (1988)
  7. Krull (1983)
  8. The Beastmaster (1982)
  9. Highlander (1986)
  10. The Princess Bride (1987)
  11. Dragonslayer (1981)
  12. Legend (1985)
  13. Clash of the Titans (1981)
  14. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  15. The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
  16. Conan the Destroyer (1984)
  17. Fire and Ice (1983)
  18. Ladyhawke (1985)
  19. Red Sonja (1985)
  20. 300 (2006)
  21. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  22. Masters of the Universe (1987)
  23. Kull the Conqueror (1997)
  24. Deathstalker (1983)
  25. The Scorpion King (2002)
  26. Wizards (1977)
  27. DragonHeart (1996
  28. The Black Cauldron (1985)
  29. Conquest (1983)
  30. The 13th Warrior (1999)
  31. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  32. Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  33. Time Bandits (1981)
  34. Immortals (2011)
  35. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
  36. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
  37. Solomon Kane (2009)
  38. Sword of the Valiant (1984)
  39. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
  40. The Barbarians (1987)
  41. Eragon (2006)
  42. Warcraft (2016)
  43. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  44. The Magic Sword (1962)
  45. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
  46. Flesh+Blood (1985)
  47. Heavy Metal (1981)
  48. Amazons (1986)
  49. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
  50. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
  51. The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)
  52. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
  53. Sorceress (1982)
  54. Your Highness (2011)
  55. Hawk the Slayer (1980)
  56. Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans (1987)
  57. Prince Valiant (1997)
  58. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
  59. The Iron Crown (1941)
  60. The Odyssey (1997)
  61. The Sword and the Dragon (1956)
  62. Yor: The Hunter from the Future (1983)
  63. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
  64. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  65. Labyrinth (1986)
  66. Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008)
  67. Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)
  68. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (2005)
  69. The Devil’s Sword (1984)
  70. Guinevere (1994)
  71. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  72. Merlin’s Apprentice (2006)
  73. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
  74. Gor (1987)
  75. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
  76. Ronal the Barbarian (2011)
  77. The Blade Master (1983)
  78. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  79. Seventh Son (2014)
  80. Demonicus (2001)
  81. Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)
  82. King Arthur (2004)
  83. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
  84. Die Nibelungen 2: Kriemhilds Rache (1967)
  85. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
  86. George and the Dragon (2004)
  87. Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (Ring of the Nibelungs) (2004)
  88. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  89. Hercules the Avenger (1965)
  90. The Last Legion (2007)
  91. Highlander: Endgame (2000)
  92. The Dark Crystal (1982)
  93. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge (1924)
  94. Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
  95. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  96. Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
  97. Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)
  98. Return to Oz (1985)
  99. Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1988)
  100. The Hobbit (1977)

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