All-Time Top 10 Films (No 5)

The fifth film in this very personal list of my All-Time Top 10 Films is the highly entertaining yet wildly inaccurate ‘A Knight’s Tale‘.

This is one of those films it’s possible to watch more than once and, surprisingly (surprisingly because it’s a film of no deep content at all), be thoroughly entertained by it every time.

The film adopts the ‘pop culture’ school of cinematography and this, somehow, makes up for a wonderfully cheesy, unsubstantial tale of historically inaccurate fluff.

That’s the only word to describe it.

Fluff.

But fun.

And accompanied by a killer soundtrack.

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6 Responses to All-Time Top 10 Films (No 5)

  1. Masher says:

    “…wonderfully cheesy, unsubstantial tale of historically inaccurate fluff.”

    Rather like U-571, then. 😉

    • Brennig says:

      U-571? Is that a film about a radioactive isotope? I haven’t seen it, mate. But it’s about a YouBoat, innit like? Brap.

  2. Masher says:

    It is indeed the supposed (based on a) true story of how the German Enigma machines were captured in the Atlantic by the British.

    However, as the film was Hollywooded, no Britons were involved.

    Jon Bon Jovi was though.

  3. Perpetual says:

    I love this film, especially the dance scene where the music morphs straight into the Davd Bowie track.

    Good choice sir!

  4. Vicola says:

    I love this film, however it’s now tinged with a little touch of sadness as Heath Ledger was great in it and now he’s dead.

    And Masher – U571 wasn’t inaccurate fluff, according my great uncle who knew one of the guys involved in the actual capture, it was a travesty and an abomination. From our point of view, it was the only time we ever heard my great uncle Horace say ‘bastard’.

  5. Allister says:

    An excellent film. When I first watched it, I was expecting some arty farty period piece. Oh how deliciously wrong I was. I love that movie mistakes.com lists two factual errors. Ummmm…