Fantasy film streaming on Netflix: Your suggestions!

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I've discovered a good number of Fantasy films (semi-historical, sword and sorcery, sword and sandal) streaming on Netflix.  Not all of them good but many of them worth at look.  Maybe we can share a list and discuss our finds?

Here are a few I have found!

Plunkette and McLeane:  Two highwaymen in 1740's England.  Dirty. gritty, fun with some great actors.

The Midnight Chronicles:  Fantasy Flight games attempt to break into the genre.  The goal was to produce a pilot that would lead to a series on SciFi Network.  Tied directly to the Midnight D&D setting for 3.0/ 3.5.

Fire and Ice:  1980's animated film.  Simple plot set in a world that feels like something written by Robert E. Howard.

Centurion:  Romans in Scotland attempting to stay alive.

Conan (2011):  Conan updated returns to the screen. 

Rob Roy:  A 1700's Highlander attempts to maintain his honor and protect his people as the old ways are slowly replaced.  Features some of the BEST stage combat ever!


Not claiming all of these are great but you might find them fun (and they stream so you aren't out anything if you get 10% into a movie and decided to stop!) 
One of my favs and one probably everyone has seen, Dragonslayer is on Netflix streaming.

Also, Valhalla Rising, The Visitors and Highlander are on there. 
Dragonslayer is a classic!  One of the coolest dragons to grace the screen!
Of those mentioned so far, I'd only suggest spending time with Rob Roy and Valhalla Rising.  The rest just aren't worth it.  Remember, kiddies: Just cuz you like a certain genre doesn't mean suffering through all of the crap put out in said genre is a worthy endeavor.  And if you think it is, get help.
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Theres one I saw on Netflix recently that I thought was pretty good, although not technically fantasy it involves guys hacking things with swords, so close enough, you know? Its called Black Death, about the plague and everything, basically these guys hear about this village thats untouched by the plague, theyve heard rumors that its the work of the devil and that theres a necromancer hiding out there, so they get this young priest guy to lead the way, the ensuing adventure will test their faith and then some,  I will warn you, theres no storybook ending to this one, some people, like my wife, just arent into that sort of thing, but I think it adds to the gritty realism. I dont want to say anymore about it, I dont want to ruin it for anyone.

Black Death was interesting, the final act was a good twist.

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Black Death is a good one, and so is Dragonslayer, I havnt seen that one in years, I didnt realize it was on Netflix, I think I know what Im watching tonight!
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Of those mentioned so far, I'd only suggest spending time with Rob Roy and Valhalla Rising.  The rest just aren't worth it.  Remember, kiddies: Just cuz you like a certain genre doesn't mean suffering through all of the crap put out in said genre is a worthy endeavor.  And if you think it is, get help.



Oh I agree.  Here's the tricky part.  A few years back I posted a review on the 2 Dungeons and Dragons movies (which I found to be TERRIBLE).  I was amazed at the heat I received!  Many people really had a passion for those movies!!!  The moderator finally shut down the thread.  I even showcased the thread at my weekly D&D game (everyone had seen both films) and we laughed and laughed.  Lessons learned:  What one man finds foolish another sees beauty.

Here is yet another one.  

Ironclad:  King John and his supporters vs. a lone Templar Knight back from the Holy Land. 
How 'bout The Black Hole by Disney? It is a rather old movie, early 80's I would guess.
I can't find it anywhere and I remember loving it as a kid.
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Here is yet another one.  

Ironclad:  King John and his supporters vs. a lone Templar Knight back from the Holy Land. 


 Thank you, I was going to suggest that one but I couldnt remember the name of it. It was pretty good, more of a historical (fiction) romance, but still pretty good, and had some kickass fighting scenes!
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How 'bout The Black Hole by Disney? It is a rather old movie, early 80's I would guess.
I can't find it anywhere and I remember loving it as a kid.



Yeah I loved the Black Hole as a kid as well, I even got the action figures! I watched it not that long ago, it was on scyfy or something, it, uhm, wasnt as good as I remembered it. I hope Dragonslayer isnt that way too.
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 Eh, I thought Dragonslayer was crap back when I first saw it - it's fun crap, though... And still definitely one of the better movie dragons done to date. I recently found an old copy of the original novel, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

Not sure if it's on Netflix, but I've always been somewhat partial to Rutger Hauer's Flesh and Blood, although I'm not sure if others would consider it "good" or not. It's got plenty of fighting, the plague, and some great sex in it, though... Actually, I will say that it's definitely got some decent cinematography.

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Isn't that the one where the townspeople help Hauer's character 'have sex' with some girl? 
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 If you're thinking of the scene where they find her stowed away in the mercenary company's wagons and drag her out next to the fire, then yup, that's the one.

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Doesn't that scene at least start out, like, really [redacted]-y?  I'm fairly sure it ends up somewhat more positively with quotes along the lines of 'she's you, Martin!'. 
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The 13th Warrior is actually pretty ok. 
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Ice Pirates! Thats another one from my childhood that ive seen recently, Wow! I cant believe some of the stuff they got away with back then, and people say today's movies are bad haha.

and yeah 13th Warrior is a good one, is that on netflix? That one really surprised me, I was forced into watching it, I was thinking it was going to be a typical Antonio Banderas movie, except this one didnt suck. 
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and yeah 13th Warrior is a good one, is that on netflix? That one really surprised me, I was forced into watching it, I was thinking it was going to be a typical Antonio Banderas movie, except this one didnt suck. 



Exactly!  Some friends were all watchin' it an' stuff an' I was all like 'why' and they was all like 'shut up' so I watched it and it was surprisingly ok. 
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You should watch Pirates of the Caribbean!
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No.  Johnny Depp is awesome but he's not nearly awesome enough to make those film abortions watchable.  You like Depp?  Then watch Dead Man or Fear and Loathing or The Rum Diary.  Sheesh.
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Edward Scissorhands is the best Depp movie.
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So when do you think Bachmann will be saying she met a mother the previous night that had a son who got a blood transfusion using a gay guy's blood, and now the son is retardedly gay?
When she meets CJ's mom?
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dood, it's Dead Man.  Scissorhands is pretty good, though.
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No.  Johnny Depp is awesome but he's not nearly awesome enough to make those film abortions watchable.  You like Depp?  Then watch Dead Man or Fear and Loathing or The Rum Diary.  Sheesh.


No. I like Pirates of the Caribbean. I like only some of Depp's films such as Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I don't much care for horror movies which seems to be the type of thing Depp does a lot of. I only know who Depp is because I was interested in POTC. People tend to assume I'm just a Depp fan, haha.
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Edward Scissorhands is the best Depp movie.


That movie made me cry, lol. My friend brought it over and we watched it. Poor Edward...
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No. I like Pirates of the Caribbean. I like only some of Depp's films such as Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I don't much care for horror movies which seems to be the type of thing Depp does a lot of. I only know who Depp is because I was interested in POTC. People tend to assume I'm just a Depp fan, haha.



Wut?  I didn't mention any sort of horror movie.  Dead Man is a unique Western and the other two are screen adaptations of Hunter S Thompson novels - a man who Johnny considered a very good friend.  So good, in fact, that he paid for his funeral.  I wouldn't expect you to know who he was, though, as he created things that were actually, you know, good.  He never wrote horror, though.  I imagine that could be debated but it'd be a silly debate.  Nixon certainly inspired feelings of horror in some, for example, but there's nothing really that slasher or supernatural about his campaigns.
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No. I like Pirates of the Caribbean. I like only some of Depp's films such as Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I don't much care for horror movies which seems to be the type of thing Depp does a lot of. I only know who Depp is because I was interested in POTC. People tend to assume I'm just a Depp fan, haha.



Wut?  I didn't mention any sort of horror movie.  Dead Man is a unique Western and the other two are screen adaptations of Hunter S Thompson novels - a man who Johnny considered a very good friend.  So good, in fact, that he paid for his funeral.  I wouldn't expect you to know who he was, though, as he created things that were actually, you know, good.  He never wrote horror, though.  I imagine that could be debated but it'd be a silly debate.  Nixon certainly inspired feelings of horror in some, for example, but there's nothing really that slasher or supernatural about his campaigns.


Oh. For some reason I thought a lot of Depp's not Disney films were scary.... I'm not sure why I really thought that. I'll need to look up some of his other films then. I'm not really that interested in Westerns though, haha. 

Anyone know where the Depp pirate meme came from? There's one where he says something about wanting to be a pirate which was what he said in a movie. Then in the next picture it shows him as Jack Sparrow. I was trying to figure out what movie the other picture was from. 
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Oh. For some reason I thought a lot of Depp's not Disney films were scary.... I'm not sure why I really thought that. I'll need to look up some of his other films then. I'm not really that interested in Westerns though, haha. 



I assure you that Dead Man is a far cry from the Westerns you're used to.  It's Western where nobody rides a horse, nobody gets shot and nobody dies.  Trust me, it's worth a look.

Anyone know where the Depp pirate meme came from? There's one where he says something about wanting to be a pirate which was what he said in a movie. Then in the next picture it shows him as Jack Sparrow. I was trying to figure out what movie the other picture was from. 



Probably from somewhere terrible that also sucks a lot.
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Oh. For some reason I thought a lot of Depp's not Disney films were scary.... I'm not sure why I really thought that. I'll need to look up some of his other films then. I'm not really that interested in Westerns though, haha. 



I assure you that Dead Man is a far cry from the Westerns you're used to.  It's Western where nobody rides a horse, nobody gets shot and nobody dies.  Trust me, it's worth a look.

Anyone know where the Depp pirate meme came from? There's one where he says something about wanting to be a pirate which was what he said in a movie. Then in the next picture it shows him as Jack Sparrow. I was trying to figure out what movie the other picture was from. 



Probably from somewhere terrible that also sucks a lot.


Nah. I think it was probably my own assumptions, lol. Oh I just imdb-ed The Rum Diary. I think I saw that trailer before at the movies. I'll definitely need find that movie!
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Nah. I think it was probably my own assumptions, lol. Oh I just imdb-ed The Rum Diary. I think I saw that trailer before at the movies. I'll definitely need find that movie!



The book is better - but they usually are.  Still, the movie was pretty good.  I'd lend it to you but I have a feeling you're nowhere near me. 
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Best fantasy on Netflix? Buffy.
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The movie or the series?  The series was awesome.
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... There was no movie. It's all a lie.
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I see.  Good man, good man.  ;)
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Best fantasy on Netflix? Buffy.


I should watch that sometime. I really like supernatural shows like that. I've just never been into vampires... lol.
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dood, Buffy is totally watchable.  It's really a decent show.
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A long time ago I stayed home sick and watched a marathon but I don't remember much of anything, lol. I probably wasn't paying much attention. 
Have you watched Grimm or Once Upon a Time? Both are really really good although I need some major catch up on OUAT!  
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Their TV series selection is really great in streaming, but not so much in the way of Movies.

Streaming TV series I've really enjoyed lately on Netflix:

Once Upon A Time  (sesaon 2 is struggling a bit, but still a lot of fun)
Being Human
Terra Nova
Dollhouse
The Secret Circle

In the way of movies, I liked these:

Legend of the Tsunami Warrior (if you don't mind subtitles)
Earthsea (fair TV minseries fantasy fare)
Centurian (historical)
Ironclad (historical)
Avalon High (made for TV teen movie, not to everyones taste but I enjoyed) 


(Avoid at all costs:  The Last Airbender, All's Faire In Love)

 
A long time ago I stayed home sick and watched a marathon but I don't remember much of anything, lol. I probably wasn't paying much attention. 
Have you watched Grimm or Once Upon a Time? Both are really really good although I need some major catch up on OUAT!  



No I have not and I do not intent to.
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 Ice Pirates is a true classic...

 13th Warrior wasn't just a good movie - the original book (Eaters of the Dead) was written by Michael Crichton, as a sort of faux translation and scholarly commentary on the "real", "historical" notes left behind by Banderas' character. In a way, it's almost sort of a Blair Witch Project thing, lol. While the story is going on, there are notes inserted into the text about possible translation errors by people over the years copying it from the original historical document and inserts references to other fictional and real scholarly works to support the details of the story.
 It actually makes a pretty good logical case for the theoretical continued existence of Neanderthals even up until the time of the story, lol.
 It arose out of an argument Crichton had with a friend about whether or not the story of Beowulf was boring, and was Crichton's counterpoint to said friend's opinion. So he took the notes from a real-life Arab traveller's experiences with the Norse and interwove them with the Beowulf story to prove that it could be an interesting story if told correctly.


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