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Films of SCAdian Interest

or What To Do If You Can't Read

Recently, I overheard someone mention something about watching movies as a way to get a feel for things medieval. For the sake of those who don't know where to start, here is a list of films that may appeal to someone in the SCA. I will try to include TV broadcasts if I think they are available on videotape (its sometimes amazing what you can find at a public library).

This is a big list, so it's on sevral pages, grouped thematically. The first one includes films I have grouped into the following categories:

  • Medieval
  • Don Quixote
  • Joan of Arc
  • Vikings
  • Hunchback
  • Marco Polo

In parentheses I have put any alternate titles the movie may have, the country of origin (if not the US or Great Britain), the date, the director, some of the cast, and sometimes the studio. Eventually I will be including capsulized descriptions, lengthy reviews and essays, and scanning some images.

If you wish to add to this project, please e-mail your addition (use the link at the bottom of the page).


! = a definite must-see for anyone with SCA related interests.

+ = good to see if you've already seen or if you can't find the must-sees.

% = either a weak movie with a SCA-related theme, or a good movie of limited SCA-related interest.

- = only for the most desperate completist.

I have reviewed a number of these movies on and You can go to those individual reviews by clicking on the AMZ for Amazon and the ALW for Allwatchers.

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