sword and board movies

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Highlander - (1986 movie) image

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A centuries-old man is embroiled in a sword-fight between other immortals.

This is one of those movies which forged my young self, but I cannot recommend to others. It definitely feels dated, and I doubt its ideas would be particularly shaping to others compared to the other movies created since this one.



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The Princess Bride - (1987 movie) image

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Soon to enter into a loveless marriage with the king, a common woman's only hope lies in a daring rescue attempt.

A classic movie of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles. This is a kid-friendly movie in the sense that the 80s didn't have kids who were complete pussies. There is hatred, danger, death and blood, and yes proper torture, and this is a fine family-friendly film.

The only flaw in this movie is the grandfather-narrator, who is terribly overdone to the point of distraction.



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The 13th Warrior - (1999 movie) image

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An intelligentsia is exiled as an ambassador to distant lands, and he finds himself swept into mysterious struggles by foreign warriors.

The movie didn't pay off its production cost, but it's still amazing. I'd buy a special edition DVD if one is ever released.

The Irishman playing a nord is really amusing, making this movie make me forever aware of bad accents.



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