List of films based on military books (fantasy)

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A list of films that are based on war books. If a book has been turned into both a film and a TV series (or TV film), then the TV series is included.

This is a fictional history page. The films and books are real. The history is not.

For other conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — future.

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Hyborian Age

Campaigns of Thulsa Doom

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Conan the Barbarian 1982 John Milius US Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard 1954 Stories

War of the Ring

T.A. 3018–3019

Skirmish on Weathertop

T.A. 3018?

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings 1978 Ralph Bakshi US The Fellowship of the Ring[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel
1 The Two Towers[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel

Battle of Helm's Deep

3–4 March, T.A. 3019

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings 1978 Ralph Bakshi US The Fellowship of the Ring[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel
1 The Two Towers[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel

Battle of Pelennor Fields

15 March, T.A. 3019

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Return of the King 1980 Arthur Rankin Jr.
& Jules Bass
US The Return of the King[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel

Campaigns of Arthur

Twice filmed: The Once and Future King

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Sword in the Stone 1963 Wolfgang Reitherman US The Sword in the Stone from
The Once and Future King
T. H. White 1938/
1958
Novel
2 Camelot 1967 Joshua Logan US Camelot Alan Jay Lerner 1960 Musical
2 The Ill-Made Knight from
The Once and Future King
T. H. White 1940/
1958
Novel
2 The Candle in the Wind from
The Once and Future King
T. H. White 1958 Novel

Campaigns of Ilya Muromets

980–1453 (against enemies including the Polovtsi and the Golden Horde)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Ilya Muromets
Илья Муромец
1956 Aleksandr Ptushko USSR Bogatyr cycle Epic poet ? Bylina
2 Ilya Muromets and Nightingale the Robber
Илья Муромец и Соловей-Разбойник
2007 Vladimir Toropchin USSR Bogatyr cycle Epic poet ? Bylina

Lilliput–Blefuscu War

1699–1702

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants 1902 Georges Méliès France Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships Jonathan Swift 1726/1735 Novel
2 Gulliver's Travels 1939 Dave Fleischer US Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift 1726/1735 Novel

Dwarf–Giant War

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Le royaume nain de Lilliput contre Gigas le long, prince des géants 1914 ? France Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift 1726/1735 Novel
  • ♠ According to the film's title,[2] the French discovered a conflict between the tiny Lilliputians and giant Brobdingnagians which Swift neglected to mention in his account.

Great Lilliputian Proletarian Revolution

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The New Gulliver
Новый Гулливер
1935 Aleksandr Ptushko USSR Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift 1726/1735 Novel
  • ♠ The Soviets expose the true nature of exploitation and class struggle in capitalistic Lilliputian society.[3]

Wars of Nonestica

(The Land of Oz and neighbouring countries)

Roly-Rogue War

c. 1905

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Magic Cloak of Oz 1914 J. Farrell MacDonald US Queen Zixi of Ix L. Frank Baum 1904–1905 Novel
  • ♠ The Kingdoms of Ix and Noland ally against the Roly-Rogues.

Scarecrow's Rebellion

c. 1914

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz 1914 J. Farrell MacDonald US The Scarecrow of Oz L. Frank Baum 1915 Novel
1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 1900 Novel
  • ♠ The rebellion leads to the overthrow of King Krewl, dictator of Oz.

Wars of Magic Land

(Not to be confused with the Land of Oz, in spite of having a Wizard residing in an Emerald City)

Wooden Soldier Rebellion

c. 1939

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Wizard of the City of Emeralds
Volshebnik izumrudnogo goroda *
1974 Valentin Popov & L. Smironov USSR Urfin Jus and his Wooden Soldiers
Урфин Джюс и его деревянные солдаты
Aleksandr Volkov 1963 Novel
1 The Wizard of the Emerald City
Волшебник Изумрудного города
Aleksandr Volkov 1939/1959 Novel
1 The Seven Underground Kings
Семь подземных королей
Aleksandr Volkov 1964 Novel
1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (uncredited) L. Frank Baum (uncredited) 1900 Novel
  • * TV series.

Wars of Narnia

c. 1940–1949 (Narnian Year 1000–2555)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe * 1979 Bill Melendez US The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis 1950 Novel
2 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe * 1988 Marilyn Fox UK The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis 1950 Novel
3 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe * 2005 Andrew Adamson UK The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis 1950 Novel
  • ♠ Lewis chronicles the beginnings of modern Narnian history, and the arrival of the four Kings and Queens.
  • * TV movie.

Battle of Aslan's How

Narnian Year c. 2300

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Prince Caspian * 1989 Alex Kirby UK Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia C.S. Lewis 1951 Novel
2 Prince Caspian * 2008 Andrew Adamson UK Prince Caspian C.S. Lewis 1951 Novel
  • * TV movie.
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader * 1989 Michael Apted UK The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C.S. Lewis 1952 Novel

Rebellion of Manor Farm

1940s[4]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Animal Farm 1954 John Halas & Joy Batchelor UK Animal Farm: A Fairy Story[5] "George Orwell" ♠ 1945 Novel

Collapse of Animal Government

1999
The experimental government by the "more equal" animals ended at the same time as the Bolshevik experiment in the Soviet Union.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Animal Farm 1999 Joseph Stephenson US Animal Farm: A Fairy Story "George Orwell" 1945 Novel
  • ♠ The 1999 film "improves" Orwell by adding the happy ending that people [who?] demanded for half a century.

Efrafan War

(War of the rabbits of Watership Down with Efrafa)
1970s

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Watership Down 1978 Martin Rosen UK Watership Down[8] Richard Adams 1972 Novel Watership Down 1999–2001 Canada & UK

Second Rebellion of Voldemort

1990s[9]

Prewar

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus UK & US Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone[10][11][12] J.K. Rowling 1997 Novel

Phoney War

Basilisk Incident

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Chris Columbus UK & US Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets[13][14] J.K. Rowling 1998 Novel

Dementor Mutiny

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón UK & US Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[15][16][17][18][19] J.K. Rowling[20] 1999 Novel

Skirmish at Malfoy Manor

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 David Yates UK & US Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[21] J.K. Rowling 2007 Novel

Battle of Hogwarts

2 May 1998

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 David Yates UK & US Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling 2007 Novel

For other conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — future.

References

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Lord of the Rings was the recipient of the Prix du Meilleur livre étranger in 1972.
  2. The French title translates as The dwarf kingdom of Lilliput against Gigas the tall, prince of the giants.
  3. Source: Plot of The New Gulliver
  4. The official title of Animal Farm in Spanish is Rebelión en la granja, or Rebellion on the Farm.
  5. Recipient of the Hugo Award for Best Novella for 1946.
  6. "Bunt" in Polish means "Resist".
  7. Reymont was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1924.
  8. Recipient of the Carnegie Medal in 1972.
  9. J.K. Rowling appears to have modelled her Voldemort character after Adolf Hitler,[no citations needed here] so the Harry Potter section has been structured like the Second World War.
  10. Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1997.
  11. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1997.
  12. Recipient of the British Book Award in 1998.
  13. Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1998.
  14. Recipient of the British Book Award in 1999.
  15. Recipient of the Whitbread Award in 1999.
  16. Recipient of the Bram Stoker Award in 1999.
  17. Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1999.
  18. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1999.
  19. Recipient of the Locus Award in 2000.
  20. Rowling was awarded the British Book Award for The Author of the Year in 2000.
  21. Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2008.

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