Return with the War Movie Correspondent to yesteryear for this post about great sword battles!
Who needs guns for edge-of-your-seat action? Check out my top five Battles Without Bullets!
Number 5: 300
It’s Spartan smackdown time as the Spartan 300 take on the Immortals, from invading Persia.
Number 4: Ironclad
Fast forward 18 centuries to 13th-century England where a brave band of Knights Templar are defending Rochester Castle against the ruthless forces of King John.
Number 3: Gladiator
There’s no place like Rome for battle number 3 as General Maximus leads his centurions against a rebellious Germanic Tribe in the ancient Roman Empire.
Number 2: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Don’t you hate it when you’re outnumbered 10,000 to 1 in Middle Earth? Well, Legolas, Gimli and Aragorn sure do as it’s them and 300 soldiers against 10,000 Uruk-hai at the Battle of Helms Deep.
And the Number 1 movie sword fight of all time: Braveheart
This is arguably the highlight of Mel Gibson’s career as he plays Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace in one of the most stirring battle scenes of all time!