It was unanimous.
The best medieval movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
For those uninitiated – run, don’t walk – and watch one of the funniest movies ever made. Filled with great quotes and ridiculous humor, it is a lot of fun to watch.
For those who have seen it, you can see their point. The Dark Ages were, well, for lack of a better word, dark.
Roving bands of marauders and romantic heroes are great material for stories, but the reality was one of trying to stay alive. Leadership belonged to whoever claimed it and for the most part, people were too busy trying to feed themselves to worry too much about politics. That said, what people did worry about hit much closer to home. Superstition ran rampant as people tried to explain why life was filled with hardship.
Here are a few of my favorite clips from Monty Python and the Holy Grail on youtube:
She's a Witch!
Arriving at Camelot
The Bridge of Death