Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here is another portion of the REC.GAMES.FRP.DND FAQ, this time with a list of viewing material. I had even forgotten about some of these myself :)


I4: What are some good movies to watch to get good ideas?

A: As above, it would be suicidal to attempt to list every single fantasy movie ever made. However, what follows is a fairly good listing of the movies most indicative of the genre, as well as a number of turkeys which are fun to watch and get ideas from.

Warning: Some of these movies are intended for children, and a couple are almost guaranteed to rot your brain. I take no responsibility for any damage done to your sanity by watching some of these films.

All of these are available on video.

A: Animated

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Aladdin (1986, 1992A)
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1968A, 1976)
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1982) A
Ali Baba and the Forth Thieves (1944)
Archer: The Fugitive From the Empire (1981)
Arkenstone Fantasy (1974)
Army of Darkness (1993)
Arslan Senki (pt. 1-4) (a.k.a. Heroic Legend of Arislan) (1991-93) A
Ator the Fighting Eagle (1983)
Barbarian Queen (1985)
Barbarian Queen II (1992)
The Beastmaster (1982)
The Blade Master (a.k.a. Ator the Invincible) (1984)
Bladestorm (1986)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1988)
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (1988)
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949, 1970A)
The Court Jester (1956)
The Dark Crystal (1983)
Deathstalker (1984)
Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans (1987)
Deathstalker III: The Warriors from Hell (1988)
Deathstalker 4: Clash of the Titans (1991)
Dragon Half (pt. 1-2) (1993) A
The Dragon Who Wasn't (Or Was He?) (1983) A
Dragonslayer (1981)
The Dungeonmaster (1985)
Excalibur (1981)
Faerie Tale Theatre: Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1984)
Fire and Ice (1983) A
First Knight (1995)
Flesh + Blood (a.k.a. The Rose and the Sword) (1985)
Flesh and Blood (1951)
Flight of Dragons (1982) A
Fury of Hercules (1962)
Gnomes (1980) A
Gnomes Great Adventure (1987) A
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
Gor (1988)
The Greenstone (1985)
Grendel, Grendel, Grendel (1982) A
Hamlet (1948, 1990)
Hawk and Castile (19??)
Hawk of Castile (1964)
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
Henry V (1944, 1989)
Highlander (1986)
The Hobbit (1978) A
The Iron Crown (1941)
Iron Warrior (1987)
Ironmaster (1983)
Ivanhoe (1952, 1982)
Jabberwocky (1977)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975)
Krull (1983)
Labyrinth (1986)
Ladyhawke (1985)
The Last Unicorn (1982) A
Legend (1986)
Legend of Lyon: Flare, pt. 1-2 (199?) A
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) A
Lord of the Rings (1978) A
The Magic Sword (1962)
The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1952, 1962)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (a.k.a. Warriors of the Wind)
(1985) A
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1989)
Neverending Story (1984)
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1991)
Neverending Story III (1994)
Ninja Scroll (a.k.a. Jubei's Ninja Chronicles) (19??) A
1001 Arabian Nights (1959) A
Outlaw of Gor (1987)
Petronella (1985)
The Phantom Toolbooth (1969) A
The Princess Bride (1987)
Quest for the Mighty Sword (a.k.a. Ator, l'Invincible) (1990)
Rashomon (1951)
Record of the Lodoss War, pt. 1-13 (199?) A
Red Sonja (1985)
The Return of the King (1980) A
RG Veda, pt. 1-10 (1991-96) A
Robin and Marian (1976)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Rumik World: Fire Tripper (199?) A
Scaramouche (1952)
Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1984)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Shogun's Ninja (1983)
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) A
Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
Son of Sinbad (1955)
The Sorceress (1983)
The Sword and the Dragon (1956)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Sword of Doom (1967)
Sword of Heaven (1981)
Sword of Lancelot (1963)
The Thief of Baghdad (1920, 1924, 1940, 1961, 1978)
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
The Three Musketeers (1933, 1948, 1974, 1994)
Time Bandits (1981)
The Vikings (1958)
Warlock (1991)
The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)
Warriors (1955)
Weathering Continent (1992) A
Willow (1988)
Windaria/Winderia (1992) A
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Wizards (1977) A
Wizards and Warriors (1983)
Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (1985)
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
Yoma (possibly a.k.a. Curse of the Undead: Yoma) (19??) A
Yotoden (pt. 1-3) (19??) A
Zardoz (1973)

You can use the Internet Movie Database at or the AllMovie Guide at if you wish to search for information on any of these movies, or for any movies not already listed here.