Any ancient/medieval movie in the last decade with decent historical accuracy?

Feb 2019
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War movies in particular but any would do! Since 2009, is there any pre-modern historical movie that doesn't overtly disregards actual history? Some posters mentioned Outlaw King as a decent movie! Is there any other option?
 
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Menshevik

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Have you seen Agora?


As to its historical accuracy, Idk too much about the period. But I remember liking it.

Valhalla Rising was good. But the same disclaimer above applies.

There's a Macbeth movie from 2015 with Michael Fassbender... haven't seen it though.

There's Silence, a movie about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan, i liked that one a lot.
 
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Feb 2019
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Have you seen Agora?


As to its historical accuracy, Idk too much about the period. But I remember liking it.

Valhalla Rising was good. But the same disclaimer above applies.

There's a Macbeth movie from 2015 with Michael Fassbender... haven't seen it though.

There's Silence, a movie about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan, i liked that one a lot.
Agora's been on my watch-list for quite sometime. Guess I'll finally give it a go! :yes:
 

Menshevik

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Not "movie," but I just started watching Maximilian. So far, its holding my interest.

 
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Wow, apart from Menshevik (whose suggestions are much appreciated) no one else proposed any movie. Guess there options are really slim...

I'm hoping this one to be decent: Medieval (2020) - IMDb

Also I've seen the Red Cliff series and the Yi Sun Sin movie. Both very entertaining but inaccurate.
 
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Maki

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Have you seen Agora?


As to its historical accuracy, Idk too much about the period. But I remember liking it.

Valhalla Rising was good. But the same disclaimer above applies.

There's a Macbeth movie from 2015 with Michael Fassbender... haven't seen it though.

There's Silence, a movie about Jesuit priests in feudal Japan, i liked that one a lot.
Ah, the same old "evil Christians killed an enlightened pagan Hypatia".
 
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Was the film inaccurate? If so, how much?
1) Christians did not burn the Library of Alexandria. The library was burned centuries before - anywhere from Caesar to Diocletian's time.
2) Hypatia was not an atheist. That's the film pandering to a modern audience. Rather, she was a mystical Pythagorean/Neoplatonist.

That doesn't bother me overmuch , except that the film seems to be more of an anti Christian polemic than anything else - reinforcing the old trope that science and religion are in fundamental conflict..
 
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