Historical films about the Vikings

Bold sailors and fierce warriors, whose appearance instilled fear in many peoples of Europe. The Viking Age is known as a time of plunder, raids and merciless murders. Heavy swords and axes, ships and the sea - this is their whole life and element. Previously, sagas were written about them, now they are making films. Poshyk.info offers to learn more about Scandinavian sailors by looking historical viking movies from our selection.

Valhalla: Viking Saga / Valhalla Rising

Year: 2009
Country: Denmark, UK
Directed by: Nicholas Winding Refn

1000 AD. A mute warrior nicknamed One-Eyed breaks out of slavery. Soon he meets the Vikings, with whom he goes to Jerusalem. Along the way, travelers experience a terrible storm, then their ship falls into an unusual fog. Having got out of the impenetrable veil, the Vikings find themselves near unknown lands...

The 13th Warrior

Year: 1999
Country: USA
Director: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton

The poet Ahmed ibn Fahdlan, as a punishment for love, became the envoy of the civilized East to the barbarian North to the Vikings. Warriors are preparing for a campaign against a tribe of Corpse Eaters. Only thirteen warriors can defeat the enemy, and one of the daredevils must be a stranger. The former poet, and now the thirteenth warrior, takes up arms and goes to fight.

Vikings / Northmen – A Viking Saga

Year: 2014
Country: Switzerland, Germany, South Africa
Directed by: Claudio Fach

A group of Vikings found themselves washed up on the coast behind enemy lines after their ship sank in a terrible storm. Their only chance to survive is to find their way to the Viking settlement. But for this they will have to cross unfamiliar and hostile lands where they have never been.

Pathfinder / Pathfinder

Year: 2006
Country: USA
Directed by: Markus Nispel

North America. 600 years before the arrival of Columbus. The Vikings invade the lands of the indigenous inhabitants of these places - the Indians. After the clash of two tribes, the Viking boy is left alone and ends up in the enemy's camp.

He is accepted into the tribe and raised. After 15 years, the young hero meets again with his once native people, but the consequences of this meeting turn out to be tragic for the tribe that sheltered him, and the hero decides to put an end to the bloody war.

Hammer of the Gods

Year: 2013
Country: United Kingdom
Directed by: Farren Blackburn

A passionate young man turns into a fierce warrior as he travels in search of his long-lost brother.

And trees grow on stones / The 13th Warrior

Year: 1985
Country: USSR, Norway
Director: Knut Andersen, Stanislav Rostotsky

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The Slavic youth Kuksha, who was captured by the Vikings, receives the name Einar the Happy for his courage and bravery. A new period in his life begins, full of adventure and happiness promised by the Vikings. But his only desire is to return home ...

Viking Saga: The Darkest Day

Year: 2013
Country: United Kingdom
Directed by: Chris Crow

Based on real events. Thrown into a world full of cruelty, blood and murder, Hereward, an aspiring monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne, a book of unusual beauty and power, to the safety of Jonah's monastery. At the same time, the infernal Viking death battalion wants to capture her. On the way to the monastery, he meets a cruel and skilled swordsman who answers his pleas and devotes his life to protecting Hereward while he delivers the book. Along the way, they encounter Vikings who are willing to kill to get what they want.

Vikings vs. Aliens / Outlander

Year: 2008
Country: USA, Germany, France
Directed by: Howard McCain

Vikings don't like strangers. When a stranger comes to them, they shackle them. They don't know that he came from another world. And he didn't come alone. Their guest is a hunter, and the beast he hunted is now free...

Viking Legacy

Year: 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Directed by: Tom Barker, Victor Maver

In ancient times, according to legend, seven sacred scrolls brought strength and prosperity to their owner. The prophecy says that one child of pure royal blood will one day manage to master all the mighty power of the sacred scrolls and stand at the head of all nations! In an endless struggle for possession of the scrolls, Europe found itself on the brink of war...

Raven Flight / The 13th Warrior

Year: 1983
Country: Iceland, Sweden
Directed by: Hrabn Günnløigsson

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A young Irishman sets foot on the coast of Iceland in order, after twenty years, to take cruel revenge on two brothers, leaders of powerful Viking clans who killed his father and kidnapped his sister.

The rocky shores are witnessing an insidious conspiracy that led to a clash between the warriors of the two communities, the merciless extermination of their families and the restoration of violated justice.

Beowulf and Grendel / Beowulf & Grendel

Year: 2005
Country: Canada, UK, Iceland, USA, Australia
Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson

The chilling story is based on the Anglo-Saxon legend about the confrontation between the Old Norse warrior Beowulf and the powerful killer troll who attacked the Danish kingdom, which was ruled by the respected Hrothgar.

Beowulf, loyal to Hrothgar, sets out with his army across the sea to save the villagers from the marauding monster Grendel, who turns out not to be a mythical creature, but a man of flesh and blood, eager to avenge the wrong done to him...

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