Movies

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  • 13th Warrior – Without Antonia Banderas this would be an excellent WFRP movie. But even with him it’s highly recommendable. Includes great ideas for beastmen and an quote to die for.
  • Army of Darkness – Third movie of the “Evil Dead Trilogy” tells you what can go wrong when the adventurers aren’t exactly sure what they were supposed to do. Has boomsticks and cars and whatnot. But who cares? It’s Evil Dead with Bruce Campbell!
  • Black Death- Movie about witch hunters. A definite”must see” for all Warhammer fans.
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf – A French/American movie about hunting a werewolf. Nice view of cultists.
  • The Brothers Grimm – Isn’t the best movie, but it is entertaining and offers warhammerish humor and attitude.
  • Braveheart – FREEEEEEDOOOOOOM!
  • Frankenstein (1994) – Though not a perfect movie is a good example of the Empire and the works of not-so-sinister necromancer.
  • Dragonslayer – An adventure from the 80′s. I still think that the dragon in this one looks better than in any other movie.
  • Jabberwocky – THE movie about Warhammer. At least for me. Watch it! Now.
  • Kingdom of Heaven – Annoying movie as it places Orlando Bloom in almost exactly same kind of character as in Pirates of the Caribbean. Still it can be good influence for knightly orders.
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (by Peter Jackson)
  • The Name of the Rose – Investigation at a monastery. Sean Connery and Ron Pearlman
  • Outlander – Space marine fighting an alien monster wouldn’t be first choice of watching a movie for WFRP, but the setting is quite good as is the action. Also if you’re wondering how would a “Space Marine in Old World” work out this could give you a clue.
  • Pathfinder – A Comic made into a movie fails to entertain but gives great views of chaos warriors as they should be.
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Actually a damn good movie. Tells a story of a perfyme maker. Heavy use for a Slaanesh inspiration.
  • Pirates of the Caribbrean – All of them have visuality, action and humor and of course zombies! For a campaign in Sartosa and Thousand Isles these are mandatory.
  • Robin Hood – Russell Crowe’s film about imposing as a noble. Good scenery and ideas.
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Kevin Costner’s classic. Should work out great at least for a Bretonnian campaign.
  • Robin of Sherwood – TV-series from 80′s. A Classic for a reason.
  • Sauna – A Finnish movie about the sins of men. Great atmosphere and feel. If you can get your hands on this you should watch it.
  • Season of the Witch – If you get past the horrible beginning (about 30min) you’ll get a “good enough for pizza with Warhammer glasses on”-movie about mercenaries transporting a witch to a remote monastery. Not a great movie but turned into a pretty good and interesting scenario in my head right away.
  • Sleepy Hollow – Investigation of necromancy, cheap tricks and filthy peasants and nobles. If you haven’t seen this one you don’t know what you’re playing.
  • Solomon Kane – Great for inspiration for witch hunters. Might have too high tone of fantasy for some.
  • Spartacus: Blood & Sand/Spartacus: Gods of the Arena – Not necessarily very warhammerish. If you aren’t gaming in Tilea or with pit fighters. But it’s still the best entertainment. Ever. Trust me.
  • Underworld, Rise of the Lycans – As above but without the soundtrack.
  • Van Helsing – Really high on fantasy and low on intelligence. Adventure with vampires, werewolves and one of the best Warhammer Soundtracks.
  • Vidocq – A Detective story of Paris in 1830. Easily worked as a plot about a cult of Slaanesh. An excellent movie even without the warhammerish feeling.

Other movies I haven’t seen but that have been mentioned at different forums (Mostly StS):

  • The Affair of the Necklace
  • Alatriste
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Le Bossu
  • The Borgias
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon
  • The Crown Prince (Mini-series)
  • Dangerous Beauty
  • Il Decameron
  • The Devils – Should be good for witch hunting.
  • The Duchess
  • The Duellists
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Elizabeth I (Mini-series)
  • Excalibur
  • Flesh & Blood
  • Gormenghast
  • Hawk the Slayer
  • The Hour of the Pig
  • I Sell The Dead
  • Krabat
  • Ladyhawke
  • Lion in Winter
  • Luther
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Mathew Hopkins- The WitchfinderGeneral
  • The Pillars of the Earth (Mini-series)
  • Plunkett and Mcleane
  • The Reckoning
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Le Retour de Martin Guerre
  • Rob Roy
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Tudors
  • Valhalla Rising
  • The Wickerman

Almost Warhammer

  • Dorian Gray – Takes place at 19th century (if my memory serves me right) but could easily be seen as a movie about Altdorf and the pull of chaos.
  • King Arthur – A polished “dirty” story about king Arthur. Nothing special at all.
  • Sherlock Holmes – As with Dorian Gray this needs to be looked with certain attitude to see the Warhammer in it. I would say this is a great investigation about a sinister cult.

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2 thoughts on “Movies

  1. A couple of good movies that should inspire those running a scenario or campaign in Kislev are:

    1612
    With Fire And Sword

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