TOTAL WAR WIKI

The quite comprehensive list of movies to accompany Total War

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A list of movies and TV-series to invigorate the experience of a chosen Total War game. The movies are (roughly) placed in the same time period with the corresponding game and deal with one or several of the themes (and characters) present within.

Movie titles have been linked to IMDb.

Contents

Shogun: Total War & Total War: Shogun 2

[1180 -, 1230 -, 1450 - 1600]

Heaven and Earth (1990)
Ran (1985)
Kagemusha (1980)
Samurai Banners (1969)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)

Shogun (1980) (TV mini-series)

Medieval: Total War & Medieval II: Total War

[793 - 1066, 1080 - 1530]

Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)
Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Ironclad (2011)
Robin Hood (2010)
Yaroslav / Iron Lord (2010)
Barbarossa / Sword of War (2009)
Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Mongol (2007)
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea / The Blue Wolf: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Kingdom of Heaven - Director's Cut (2005)
Joan of Arc / The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Braveheart (1995)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Henry V (1989)
Shadow of the Raven (1988)
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Revenge of the Barbarians / When the Raven Flies (1984)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
The War Lord (1965)
The Long Ships (1964)
Becket (1964)
Saladin and the Great Crusades (1963)
El Cid (1961)
Knights of the Teutonic Order / Black Cross (1960)
Against All / All Our Enemies (1958)
The Vikings (1958)
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Ivanhoe (1952)
The Golden Horde (1951)
Joan of Arc (1948)
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
The Crusades (1935)

The Last Kingdom (2015) (TV series)
Vikings (2013) (TV series)
World Without End (2012) (TV series)
The Borgias (2011) (TV series)
Arn (2010) (TV mini-series)
The Pillars of the Earth (2010) (TV mini-series)
Crusaders (2001) (TV)
Joan of Arc (1999) (TV)
Marco Polo (1982) (TV mini-series)
Ivanhoe (1982) (TV)

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

[878 - ]

Rome: Total War & Total War: Rome II

[336 BCE -, 270 BCE - 14, 363 - 476]

The Eagle (2011)
Centurion (2010)
Alexander - Final Cut (2004)
Boudica (2003)
Druids / The Gaul (2001)
Gladiator (2000)
The Column / Trajan's Column (1968)
Dacii (1967)
Massacre in the Black Forest (1967)
Revolt of the Barbarians (1964)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Cleopatra (1963)
Spartacus (1960)
Hannibal (1959)
Alexander the Great (1956)

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) (TV series)
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010) (TV series)
Hannibal (2006) (TV)
Rome (2005) (TV series)
Imperium: Augustus / Augustus: The First Emperor (2003) (TV)
Julius Caesar (2002) (TV series)
Cleopatra (1999) (TV mini-series)
Masada (1981) (TV mini-series)
The Caesars (1968) (TV series)

Empire: Total War

[1607 -, 1701 - 1800]

The Sovereign's Servant / Battle of Poltava (2007)
The New World (2005)
The Patriot (2000)
Rob Roy (1995)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Revolution (1985)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Kidnapped (1971)
Billy Budd (1962)
John Paul Jones (1959)
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
Johnny Tremain (1957)
The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
Admiral Ushakov (1953)
Unconquered (1947)
The Great King (1942)
Northwest Passage (1940)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Peter the First, Part Two (1939)
Peter the First, Part One (1937)
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Turn: Washington's Spies (2014) (TV series)
Black Sails (2014) (TV series)
John Adams (2008) (TV mini-series)
The Crossing (2000) (TV)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999) (TV series)
Catherine the Great (1996) (TV)
Kidnapped (1995) (TV)
Peter the Great (1986) (TV mini-series)
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986) (TV)
George Washington (1984) (TV mini-series)

Napoleon: Total War

[1796 - 1815]

Lines of Wellington (2012)
1812. Ballad of the Uhlans (2012)
Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
The Prince of Homburg (1997)
The Duellists (1977)
Waterloo (1970)
War and Peace (1967)
The Last Battalion (1967)
The Ashes (1965)
H.M.S. Defiant / Damn the Defiant (1962)
Austerlitz (1960)
The Buccaneer (1958)
The Pride and the Passion (1957)
War and Peace (1956)
Napoléon (1955)
Attack from the Sea (1953)
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
Kolberg (1945)
Kutuzov / 1812 (1944)
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Suvorov / General Suvorov (1941)
Napoléon (1927)

War & Peace (2016) (TV mini-series)
Napoléon (2002) (TV mini-series)
I Remember Nelson (1982) (TV series)
War & Peace (1972) (TV mini-series)

TV movie series

The Sharpe series:

Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Sharpe's Justice (1997)
Sharpe's Revenge (1997)
Sharpe's Mission (1996)
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)

The Hornblower series:

Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)
Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999)
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (1998)
Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

[1864 - 1877]

The Hidden Blade (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2003)
Samurai / Samurai Assassin (1965)

Total War: Attila

[372 - 450]

Attila (1954)

Attila (2001) (TV)

Not quite fitting the bill

...but perhaps a recommended watch

Expansions in time; not exactly settling into any of the TW time periods

- Antiquity, before Rome [ - 336 BCE]

The 300 Spartans (1962)
Helen of Troy (1956)

- From Attila to Medieval [roughly 500 - 800]

Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Prince of Jutland (1994)
Khan Asparoukh (1981)
The Message (1977)
The Fight for Rome II / The Last Roman Part II (1969)
The Fight for Rome / The Last Roman (1968)
Fury of the Pagans (1960)

- From Medieval and Shogun to Empire [c. 1550 - 1699]

Henry of Navarre (2010)
Taras Bulba (2009)
1612 (2007)
Alatriste (2006)
With Fire and Sword (1999)
The Four Musketeers (1974)
The Three Musketeers (1973)
The Last Valley (1971)
Michael the Brave (1971)
Cromwell (1970)
Stars of Eger (1968)
Taras Bulba (1962)

The Musketeers (2014) (TV series)
The Devil's Whore (2008) (TV mini-series)

- Following Empire and Napoleon, dodging the Fall of the Samurai [1815 - 1913]

The Alamo (2004)
Gods and Generals (2003)
The Four Feathers (2002)
Gettysburg (1993)
Glory (1989)
Zulu Dawn (1979)
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Khartoum (1966)
Zulu (1964)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Sanjuro (1962)
The Alamo (1960)
North West Frontier / Flame Over India (1959)
Heroes of Shipka (1955)
Gunga Din (1939)
The Four Feathers (1939)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

The Blue and the Gray (1982) (TV mini-series)

Expansions into fantasy, horror, thriller...

Sword of Vengeance (2015) M
Red Cliff: Part II (2009)
Red Cliff: Part I (2008)
300 (2006) R
Troy (2004) R
Ladyhawke (1985) M
Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974) S
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973) S
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972) S
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972) S
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972) S
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) S
The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) M
The Sword of Doom (1966) S
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965) E, N
Onibaba (1964) S
Throne of Blood (1957) S
Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924) A
Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) A

...comedy, musical, romance...

Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012) R
Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008) R
New France / Battle of the Brave (2004) E
The Deserter (2003) E
Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) R
Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) R
St. Ives / All for Love (1998) N
Samurai Fiction / SF: Episode One (1998) S
1776 (1972) E
Don't Lose Your Head (1966) E, N
Carry on Cleo (1964) R
Carry on Jack (1963) N
Ballad of a Hussar (1962) N
Taras Bulba (1962) M, E
Fan-Fan the Tulip / Fearless Little Soldier (1952) E

The Black Adder (TV Series):
Series 3 (1987) E, N
Series 2 (1986) M, E
Series 1 (1982) M

...biography and historic

Amadeus (1984) E
Désirée (1954) N

Longitude (2000) (TV) E
Captain James Cook (1987) (TV mini-series) E

Best watched alongside: S = STW & S2 | M = MTW & M2TW | R = RTW & R2 | E = ETW | N = NTW | A = TWA