Total Recall: Mighty Viking Movies


From the pantheon of ancient deities to the pages of Marvel Comics and finally to the silver screen, Thor has had quite the journey -- and judging from its robust Tomatometer, the hammer-wielding Asgardian is none the worse for wear. Arriving this weekend at theater near you (and on suitably massive IMAX 3D screens), Kenneth Branagh's action epic blends timeless mythology with cutting-edge special effects and a marquee-ready cast -- and in the process, it continues Hollywood's long love affair with all things Viking-related. Naturally, we decided to get in the spirit of things by smoking some cod, pouring a big cup of mead, and looking back at some of the more noteworthy examples of the genre. Hop into our longship, won't you? Back to Article


Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles

Believe me, I wanted to include "The Norseman," but there just weren't enough reviews. A classic of bad cinema.

May 5 - 12:05 PM


Bradley Bainter

Looks like Vikings movies aren't praised too well...

May 5 - 03:58 PM


The Watcher

Valhalla Rising was ehh-ok, but everything else doesn't exactly scream "viking representation". They really are neglected in Hollywood (yes, I know Valhalla isn't Hollywood, but that's my point)

May 5 - 05:06 PM

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Gavin Miller

cool, i might check out some of these flicks...

May 5 - 05:11 PM


Judy Walker-Taylor

I really enjoyed How to Train you Dragon and The 13th Warrior is better than its rating. The Vikings is an old favorite too along with Beowulf.

May 5 - 05:39 PM

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karl anderson

a good low budget film about Viking larpers, see The Wild Hunt....

May 5 - 06:57 PM


Brandon Williamson


May 5 - 06:59 PM


Megan Gierasch

Best Freaking Movie ON THE LIST.

May 5 - 07:23 PM

Nick M.

Nick Miller

Much better the toy story 3, toy story 3 is just another toy story, HTTYD is something new and exciting

May 5 - 07:45 PM

Nick M.

Nick Miller

Much better the toy story 3, toy story 3 is just another toy story, HTTYD is something new and exciting

May 5 - 07:45 PM

Coach McGuirk

Desmond Hume

I loved The 13th Warrior. Really cool film, great book.

May 5 - 08:14 PM

Sean O.

Sean Ottosen

valhalla rising.

May 5 - 10:09 PM


Val Mordas

Heh you're right. It was one of those things where if you were a kid, enamored with Monty Python - you were gonna like it. Hell I didn't even know who Tim Robbins was prior to that movie. I was just looking for more 'Holy Grail'. I suspect if I watched it now, I'd see it for the dreadful film it really is.

May 6 - 06:24 AM

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