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NR (Not-rated) films do not carry a rating by the MPA (Motion Picture Association). Some may have been produced before content ratings were adopted; some may have been originally produced for television. NR films may contain adult content. Please read the reviews at Netflix.com or Amazon.com to determine suitability for viewing by children.

  • The 10th KingdomThe 10th Kingdom (2000)

    A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the fairy tale kingdoms are fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins. The longer they stay in fairy tale land the more their lives become one.
    417 minutes

    Cast: Kimberly Williams, Scott Cohen, John Larroquette, Dianne Wiest, Camryn Manheim, Rutger Hauer

  • The Adventures of Robin HoodThe Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

    Sir Robin of Locksley, defender of downtrodden Saxons, runs afoul of Norman authority and is forced to turn outlaw. With his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich, gives to the poor and still has time to woo the lovely Maid Marian, foil the cruel Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and keep the nefarious Prince John off the throne.
    102 minutes

    Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

  • Connecticut YankeeA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

    A bump on the head sends Hank Martin, 1912 mechanic, to Arthurian Britain, where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece, fall in love at first sight, which draws unwelcome attention from her fiancée Sir Lancelot; but worse trouble befalls Hank when he meddles in the kingdom's politics.
    107 minutes

    Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

  • The Court JesterThe Court Jester (1956)

    Danny Kaye spoofs Robin Hood and Scaramouche in this inventive slapstick swashbuckler. Portraying the clownish but good-hearted entertainer Hawkins, he infiltrates the court of the corrupt Basil Rathbone, disguised as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. After a court sorceress hypnotizes Hawkins into believing he is also a legendary assassin, Hawkins has more identities than he can keep straight, and Kaye zips back and forth between them at, literally, a snap of the fingers.
    101 minutes

    Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

  • Ivanhoe Mini-seriesIvanhoe (1997)

    This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages makes the most of its generous running time. In the course of five hours, director Stuart Orme tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert. Caught between the rivalries and religious struggles are Ivanhoe's betrothed, Rowena, and the brave, beautiful Jewess healer Rebecca, who wins Ivanhoe's heart with her courage.
    300 minutes

    Cast: Steven Waddington, Victoria Smurfit, Ciarín Hinds, Susan Lynch

  • Knights of the Round TableKnights of the Round Table (1954)

    King Arthur establishes the greatest reign England has ever seen, and along for the ride are his indispensable Knights of the Round Table, particularly Sir Lancelot. Then, Arthur finds himself a bride, the beautiful Guenivere. While she loves Arthur, she also loves Lancelot and though Lancelot repeatedly fights it, he loves her, too. Treachery is brewing as the evil Morgan le Fay and her knight Sir Mordred work to trap them. So begins the decline and eventual fall of Arthur and Camelot.
    116 minutes

    Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

  • Magical Legend of LeprechaunsThe Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

    American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls in love with fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences and Jack Woods is chosen to make peace. Woods interrupts his own romance with an Irish beauty to help, and becomes involved in a strange and wonderful magical adventure.
    139 minutes

    Cast: Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey

  • Mists of AvalonThe Mists of Avalon (2001)

    Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley, this mini-series tells the story of the women behind King Arthur, including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar.
    183 minutes

    Cast: Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Samantha Mathis