Game of Thrones fans can hardly contain themselves now that they know season 8 is set to be released in a few short months. Okay, let’s be real: they’re going to be a long few months because it feels like we’ve already been waiting an eternity for the final season.
The thing that has most Game Of Thrones fans scared, though, is that this is the final season. We’re finally going to know who was destined to sit on the Iron Throne and we have a feeling the show’s writers aren’t going to give us an obvious or even very happy ending. The show is known for taking dozens of twists and turns, which always keeps us on the edge of our seats, but can also drive us a bit crazy, especially when a main character is unexpectedly killed off.
So, if you can barely wait for the new season, then we’ve got you covered. In addition to re-watching all of the Game Of Thrones seasons, we recommend checking out some of these brilliant movies that will help to fill the void in your heart, at least temporarily. From flicks that star our favorite Game Of Thrones actors to ones that have a similar medieval feel to them, there’s something for any Game Of Thrones fan on this list. The only hard thing is deciding which one to watch first!
10. Stardust (2007)
Stardust is a romantic adventure fantasy starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, and Sienna Miller. It contains all of the magic and supernatural elements you’ll find in Game Of Thrones, but with a more family-friendly feel (and a somewhat happy ending, too).
It follows the story of a young man, named Tristan, who lives in a town that shares a border with the magical fantasy land of Stormhold. Tristan one day climbs the wall in order to chase a fallen star he wants to give to his love interest. When he eventually finds the star, he realizes it’s actually in the form of a woman… and he’s not the only one who’s after her.
9. Voice From The Stone (2017)
If you can’t wait to see more Daenerys until next season, then fill your voice by watching one of Emilia Clark’s newer movies.
Voice From The Stone diverges from Game Of Thrones in that it’s not about royalty, knights or dragons. Rather, it tells the story of a young girl under psychological care, who promised her mother on her death that she would remain silent.
Game Of Thrones fans will love this film for its packed storyline and suspenseful air. As a psychological thriller, it promises to keep viewers enthralled with different twists and turns, which is bound to appeal to anyone who loves the rich storylines found in Game Of Thrones.
8. Troy (2004)
Although Game Of Thrones has a very medieval influence to it, that doesn’t mean fans can’t enjoy a film from a different time period. We recommend checking out the 2004 film Troy, which is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad as it explores the decade-long Trojan War.
The movie has a brilliant cast featuring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Eric Bana. It’s filled with tons of suspenseful moments, well-developed characters, and of course epic battle scenes. We guarantee you’ll be wishing that HBO will create a mini-series out of this story because it’s just that good.
7. A Knight’s Tale (2001)
If you’re aching to watch something set in the medieval ages, then A Knight’s Tale should definitely be on your must-watch list. This film features many of the same things you’ll find in Game Of Thrones - from knights to sword fights to magic.
This classic film stars Heath Ledger and follows the story of a peasant, named William, who poses as a knight. He subsequently competes and wins in tournaments, which helps him befriend historical characters like Geoffrey Chaucer and Edward the Black Prince.
This film has a lot of historical references, which will be a plus for anyone who likes to learn a thing or two from their movies.
6. Dunkirk (2017)
As much as Game Of Thrones fans love dramas set in the medieval ages, it can also be refreshing to watch something a bit more modern. Dunkirk is an excellent movie from Christopher Nolan that explores the real-life evacuation from Dunkirk that took place during World War II.
Though Game Of Thrones fans may be disappointed there’s no swords or dragons, you’ll be too enthralled with the realistic battle scenes, suspenseful moments, and realized that all of this happened in real life. While we know that the things that happen in Game Of Thrones are only pretending, it’s a whole other feeling watching a gory movie that you know is based on true life events.
5. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Now, most of the films on this list are serious dramas filled with warfare that has a similar vibe to Game Of Thrones. But that doesn’t mean that fans can’t enjoy something a bit more light-hearted.
If you need something more comical in order to rest-up before Game Of Thrones season 8 is released, then check out this film. The historical action-comedy is loosely based on 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen except - as you guessed it - the characters are facing a zombie apocalypse.
The film features a lot of action as well as gore, which is likely to appeal to most Game Of Thrones fans. As a plus, it also stars Lena Headey - aka Queen Cersei - which is definitely a sign you’ve got to watch it.
4. Excalibur (1981)
Another great movie to watch if you’re craving some classic medieval drama is Excalibur, which stars Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, and Patrick Stewart, among others.
This film tells the tale of the legend of Prince Arthur, the Round Table, and of course the famous sword Excalibur. Though it was produced in the ‘80s, the movie still boasts an excellent cast, a developed plotline, and unbeatable fighting scenes that will impress any Game Of Thrones die-hard.
The flick has also been praised for helping establish the Irish filmmaking industry, as it was shot entirely in Ireland using an Irish crew and cast. So, you can bet the accents will be just as dashing as they are in Game Of Thrones.
3. Small Crimes (2017)
Unlike many of the other films on this list, Small Crimes is a Netflix original and can be watched on demand right now.
It tells the story of a disgraced former police officer who’s just been released from jail. Though he’s trying to redeem himself and get his life back on track, he can’t help but become caught up in his hard-core fugitive lifestyle, once again.
Aside from the action and never-ending drama, another reason Game Of Thrones fans should watch this flick is because it stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie in the HBO show. You know it’s a good movie if Jamie signed onto the cast!
2. Black Death (2010)
If you can’t get enough of Melisandre, then you have to check out 2010’s Black Death, which stars Carice van Houten in addition to Sean Bean and Eddie Redmayne. As the title suggests, the film is based around the occurrence of the deadly black plague, which terrorized towns in Europe during the medieval ages.
Like many of these period dramas, the film features a lot of sword fighting scenes, a bit of magic, and a whole lot of unexpected drama, which is bound to sit well with most Game Of Thrones fanatics. Critics have said the film also contains a lot of blood and gore, which could be a plus depending on what you like to see in your movies.
1. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
We’ve already established that Game Of Thrones fans will love anything to do with the medieval legends of King Arthur and the Round Table, which is why we’ve suggested this 2017 flick as our last recommendation.
King Arthur follows the legend with some big ol' twists, which means fans can expect a lot of classic sword-fighting scenes, a bit of medieval magic, and tons of twists and turns. It boasts an impressive cast, including Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Directed by Guy Ritchie, this is one movie to put on your list whether you love Game Of Thrones or not.