Edward Bazalgette has directed the British historical drama film ‘Seven Kings Must Die’ which is a sequel to the tv series The Last Kingdom. It is based on Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Saxon Stories’.
The plot is set after the death of King Edward who leads rival invaders and heirs to war for the throne.
Uhtred from Bebbanburg embarks on an adventure with his comrades once more to form a united England.
Alexander Dreymon has reprized his role as Uhtred in the film from the tv series. Other cast members include Harry Gilby, Mark Rowley, Cavan Clerkin, etc. This film was released on Netflix on April 14, 2023. This will presumably act as the conclusion to the story and series.
Here is another list of historical films that you should try if you like ‘The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die’.
Top 10 Movies Like The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die.
The Last King (2016)-
Nils Gaup directed this Norwegian historical drama inspired by true events and depicting Birkebeiner loyalists on their quest to lead the king’s illegitimate baby son to claim the throne.
The plot is set in Norway in the year 1206 when the country is about to go to civil war. In that backdrop, two men go to extreme levels to protect the king’s illegitimate son, Haakon Haakonsson, to make him the next ruler after the death of King Haakon Sverresson, his father.
Jacob Oftebro And Kristofer Hivju portrayed two Birkebeiner agents, Skjervald and Torstein, respectively in the film. It was released on 12 February 2016.
The King (2019)-
David Michod directed this epic war film based on several plays from Shakespeare’s famous Henriad.
The main plot focuses on Henry V Young’s journey through deceit, betrayal, and war to the English throne after the death of his brother in the 15th century.
Timothée Chalamet played Hal and later King Henry V in the film. Another notable character and cast member is Joel Edgerton who plays John Falstaff’s beloved character, Robert Pattinson playing Louis, The Dauphin, Ben Mendelsohn starring as King Henry IV, Lily-Rose Depp starring as Catherine of Valois, Tom Glynn-Carney as Henry “Hotspur” Percy.
The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2019 before being released in the United States on October 11 that year.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)-
The plot of this epic historical drama film is set in the 12th century and follows the blacksmith Balian as he travels to Jerusalem, which at that time was in the throes of religious wars. Being a defender warrior, he protects the city together with his people.
Orlando Bloom portrayed the protagonist Balian from Ibelin in the film. It premiered in London on 2 May 2005 and was later released in North America and the United Kingdom on 6 May that year.
Robin Hood (2018)-
Otto Bathurst directed an American action-adventure film that was a quasi-contemporary retelling of the Robin Hood legend.
The plot focuses on Lord Robin of Loxley’s revenge on the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham after he discovers on his return from the Third Crusade that the latter has claimed all of his property declaring him dead.
Taron Egerton played Robin Hood in the film. It was released on 21 November 2018.
Issue: Gods and Kings (2014)-
Ridley Scott directed this American biblical epic whose plot revolves around Moses’ journey from rising against Pharaoh Ramses II and learning of his true lineage to helping the Hebrew people escape Egypt through diverse challenges and clashes.
Christian Bale played Musa in the film. It was released in the United States on December 12, 2014.
King of Villains (2018)-
This historical action drama film revolves around the legendary warrior Robert the Bruce (Chris Pines) who was forced into exile after being crowned King of Scotland as a band of outlaws helped him to reclaim the throne under his leadership.
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2018, and was released in the United States on November 9 that year.
This epic historical action film is loosely based on Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s 1998 comic series of the same name and serves as a fictional retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae in the Greco-Persian War. The album was released in the United States on March 9, 2007.
This epic historical war film is loosely based on the ‘Iliad’ and tells the story of the Trojan War. It premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 13, 2004, and was released in the United States the following day.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)-
This action fantasy film is a sequel to the 2010 film ‘Clash of the Titans’. The album was released in the United States on March 30, 2012.
Egyptian Gods (2016)-
This fantasy action film is based on several fantastical versions of historical Egyptian gods. It was released on February 26, 2016, in the United States.