Top 5 Sword-and-Sandals Movies

Well for some reason they remade Ben-Hur, so I guess it is time to look at the best so called “sword and sandals” movies.  This is not my favorite genre, as evidenced by the fact that I couldn’t even make a list of 10.  Check out the list below and let me know your favorites in the comments.

5. Ben-Hur (The original)

– I don’t like this movie as much as most, but makes the list for the chariot race scene alone.  It’s fantastic

4. Braveheart

– Overrated? Yep. Historically accurate? Not even close.  But still an enjoyable film.

3. Troy

– There are parts of this movie I really hate.  But there are other parts that are very entertaining. So it has that going for it.

2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

– Might be a bit of a cheat but hey, it involves swords and sandals.  And it is the best of the series despite being 11 hours long.

1. Gladiator

– Not even close.  By far the best movie in this genre.

Honorable mentions: Conan the Barbarian, Robin Hood, 300