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Added by Elfflame on 28 Jun 2008 02:49
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The Tales of Camelot

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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Camelot (1967)
A musical retelling of much of TH White's Once and Future King. Possibly the main source of most modern knowledge of the tales.

Focuses specifically on the love triangle between Arthur, Lancelot and Gwenivere.
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People who added this item 661 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Excalibur (1981)
A sword and sorcery remake of the Knights of the Round Table, which includes some of the most well-known actors today, including Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne, Patrick Stewart, and Liam Neeson.
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A bit camp, and not much like Twain's tale in the end, but a fun movie nevertheless.
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People who added this item 3724 Average listal rating (2507 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Possibly the best-known version of Arthurian tales at the moment. Highly quotable, and hilarious. Definitely worth at least one viewing.
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People who added this item 1690 Average listal rating (1086 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Another tale based on White's Once and Future King. In this case, the earlier chapters, which were only touched on by Camelot, and focusing almost completely on Arthur's training with Merlin.
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People who added this item 3767 Average listal rating (2387 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
Not specifically about King Arthur, but he is in the movie. I won't give it away for those who haven't seen, but be on the lookout for a character named "Artie."
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People who added this item 1991 Average listal rating (1275 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
King Arthur (2004)
Not my favorite version. Tried to weave in the speculative ideas about Arthur having Roman ancestry. Focused too much on the "pretty" cast, and not enough on the story, and changed too many of the details for my tastes.
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People who added this item 849 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
First Knight (1995)
Sean Connery, maybe, but Richard Gere should never have been allowed anywhere near this story. He's just not a believable period actor. There wasn't enough heart in this one.
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People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
I have to admit to not even being sure if I've seen this all the way through or not... Probably not a good sign, hm?
Based on Connecticut Yankee as well, though changing the Yankee to a kid. Haven't seen this one. Probably won't.
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 3.9
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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Haven't seen.

So many movies about King Arthur and his knights--old, new, musical, historical, and every one of them (well, nearly every one) brings something new to the table.

Suggestions welcome.

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