Excalibur (1981)

Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1981-04-10
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 346 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: John Boorman
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From 346 Ratings


A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.

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  • Nigel Terry

    as King Arthur
  • Helen Mirren

    as Morgana
  • Nicholas Clay

    as Lancelot
  • Cherie Lunghi

    as Guenevere
  • Paul Geoffrey

    as Perceval
  • Nicol Williamson

    as Merlin
  • Corin Redgrave

    as Cornwall
  • Patrick Stewart

    as Leondegrance
  • Keith Buckley

    as Uryens
  • Clive Swift

    as Sir Ector
  • Liam Neeson

    as Gawain
  • Gabriel Byrne

    as Uther Pendragon
  • Robert Addie

    as Mordred
  • Katrine Boorman

    as Igrayne
  • Ciarán Hinds

    as King Lot
  • Niall O'Brien

    as Kay
  • Charley Boorman

    as Boy Mordred
Directing John Boorman Director
Writing John Boorman Screenplay
Writing Thomas Malory Novel
Writing Rospo Pallenberg Adaptation
Production John Boorman Producer
Production Robert A. Eisenstein Executive Producer
Production Edgar F. Gross Executive Producer
Sound Trevor Jones Original Music Composer
Camera Alex Thomson Director of Photography
Editing John Merritt Editor
Editing Donn Cambern Editor
Writing Rospo Pallenberg Screenplay