Favorite Story From Old English Literature/Folktalesby jalapenoman | created - 14 Jul 2015 | updated - 24 Aug 2015 | Public
What is your favorite filmed story that is based on an Olde English legend, literature, or folktale (at least 800 years old)?
Note: please vote for your favorite story, not your favorite movie on the list.
Discuss here: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/flat/246448323
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1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.
Votes: 44,776 | Gross: $3.98M
The story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
2. Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.
The story of Gawain (who was also a Knight of the Round Table)
3. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.
Votes: 17,000 | Gross: $0.07M
The story of Beowulf.
4. Excalibur (1981)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Merlin the magician (Nicol Williamson) helps Arthur Pendragon (Nigel Terry) unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
Votes: 54,572 | Gross: $34.97M
The story of King Arthur, Merlin the Magician, the Knights of the Round Table, and excalibur.
6. The Secret of Kells (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
Votes: 28,975 | Gross: $0.69M
7. The Mermaid Chair (2006 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.
8. Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, History
In eleventh century England, King Edward the Confessor wants Saxon Lord Leofric to marry a despised Norman woman, and has him jailed when he refuses. In jail, he meets Godiva, the Sheriff's... See full summary »