It is a type of High Fantasy usually targeting an adult with less reliance on magic, and with more muscly barbarians and scantly (or un-) clad women.
The following Sword & Sorcery films which were tested as part of the High Fantasy test and will be retested again if/when Sword & Sorcery is tested:
Seven other film will need to complete the ten.
I want to do at least one other Robert E Howard/Conan related film, so those options are:
- Conan the Destroyer (1984)
- Red Sonja (1985)
- Kull the Conqueror (1997)
- Conan the Barbarian (2011)
At least one from the similar sub-genre Pepla or Sword & Sandals:
- Hercules (1957)
- Son of Samson (1960)
- Urus, Son of Hercules (1960)
- Samson (1961)
- Goliath & the Barbarians (1960)
At least one with a female "barbarian" lead:
- She (1982)
- Sorceress (1982)
- Barbarian Queen (1985)
- Red Sonja (1985) *see also Conan related above.
- Amazons (1986)
- She-Wolves of the Wasteland (1988)
At least one post-apocalyptic Sword & Sorcery film:
- She (1982) * See female lead above.
- Yor, the Hunter From The Future (1983)
- Beowulf (1999)
- She-Wolves of the Wasteland (1988) * See female lead above.
At least one antecedent:
- Die Nibelungen (1924)
- The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
- The Iron Crown (1941)
- Kashchey the Deathless (1944)
- The Magic Sword (1950)
- Prince Valiant (1954)
- The Sword & the Dragon (1956)
As many of the first films in a series as possible:
- Ator l'invincibile (1982)
- The Beastmaster (1982)
- Deathstalker (1983)
- The Scorpion King (2002)
As many of these standalone films as possibe:
- Hawk the Slayer (1980)
- The Barbarians (1987)
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
Any of the categories above need additional film suggestions? Any of the listing need to be tested or should be avoided? Any new categories that I need a film from? Any thoughts or suggestions, please comment below...