While “Kaamelott – First part” has just become the best cinema success of the year 2021, discover its place in the ranking of the best adaptations of the myth of King Arthur according to your grades.
Kaamelott – First installment became the biggest success of the year 2021 at the cinema, totaling 1.9 million admissions. Still in theaters, it tells the story of King Arthur (Alexandre Astier) ‘s return to Brittany, and how he gradually took an interest in overthrowing the tyrannical Lancelot.
King Arthur’s quest has often been brought to the movies, for better and sometimes for worse. Based on your ratings on DashFUN, and discarding films that did not get at least 20 votes, here is the official ranking of the Grail Quest and Roundtable adaptations.
The Return of Merlin (2000)
DashFUN Rating: 1.81 / 5
The Return of Merlin, with Adrian Paul from Highlander as Lancelot, Rik Mayall as Merlin, Patrick Bergin as Arthur and Tia Carrere from Sydney Fox, the Adventurer. Mordred, an evil wizard, undermines King Arthur and his knights. Merlin then sends Mordred to another world and plunges Arthur and his knights into a long sleep. 1500 years later, a scientist accidentally frees Mordred. Merlin is then forced to wake up Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere to counter him.
The Last Legion (2007)
DashFUN Rating: 1.9 / 5
The Last Legion, with Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachcha and Peter Mullan. Rome, 476 AD: the empire is threatened by barbarian armies. Orestes, master of the Western Roman Empire attends the coronation of his son Romulus Augustus. Despite the protection of Aurelius, commander of the Fourth Legion, Romulus is captured by Odoacre, leader of the Goths. Taken to the fortress island of Capri, he discovered the sword of Caesar, in fact the legendary Excalibur.
Lancelot du Lac (1974)
DashFUN Rating: 2.13 / 5
Lancelot du Lac, by Robert Bresson. Lancelot returns to the court of King Arthur, after his quest for the Grail has failed and having lost 70 knights. Soon after, he takes part in a tournament and is injured, while Arthur learns of his affair with Queen Guinevere. The latter is freed by Lancelot and together, they go into hiding to live their love. Except that Arthur is on their trail …
Lancelot, the First Knight (1995)
DashFUN Rating: 2.17 / 5
Lancelot, Jerry Zucker’s first knight with Richard Gere (Lancelot), Sean Connery (Arthur) and Julia Ormond (Guinevere). The brave warrior Lancelot saves the beautiful Guinevere from an ambush and the two young people fall madly in love with each other. But Guinevere, heir to the kingdom of Léonesse, must marry King Arthur in order to protect his people from the attacks of the terrible Prince Méléagant and his army. For his part, Lancelot swears loyalty to the famous king and becomes knight of the Round Table.
A Cosmonaut in King Arthur’s House (1979)
DashFUN Rating: 2.48 / 5
A cosmonaut with King Arthur after Mark Twain. Astronaut Tom Trimble (Dennis Dugan) and his lookalike robot find themselves accidentally propelled back into the past, in sixth-century England. Held prisoners in Camelot by King Arthur, they soon uncover a plot fomented by Mordred and Merlin to seize the throne. Will they manage to use their technological advance to protect King Arthur from the coup that threatens him?
King Arthur (2004)
DashFUN Rating: 2.65 / 5
King Arthur, with Clive Owen (Arthur), Keira Knightley (Guinevere), Stellan Skarsgård (Cerdic), Mads Mikkelsen (Tristan), Joel Edgerton (Gawain). THEThe Roman Empire, every day more weakened, abandons the island yet threatened by bloodthirsty invasions of the Saxons. TOBefore being released from his obligations, Arthur is given a final mission. He must…