Historical movies receive a lot of love from the audience. And the history of the Vikings makes things even more interesting. Be it their violent wars, or their intriguing (Norse) mythology, the Vikings have always been a fascinating subject. To exploit this interest of the viewers, over the years, several filmmakers have tried to make movies about these fierce and beguiling Norse seafarers. The inclusion of ‘Thor’ in ‘The Avengers’ was one of the factors that turned the focus towards the history of the Vikings. A television series, ‘The Vikings’, by History Channel has gained a lot of popularity because people don’t know much about them and this makes their story even more intriguing. Here is the list of top Viking movies you must watch if you are interested in their history and the Norse mythology:
12. Hammer of the Gods (2013)
Norse king Bagsecg is bedridden and death looms on his door. He is unwilling to leave his throne to his second son who is a cunning diplomat and would easily surrender to the Saxons. The King beckons his third son Steinar to go into the English lands and find out his eldest son, Hakan, who is the most deserving successor and had left his family over a decade ago. The reason for Hakan’s departure is unknown to Steinar, but he decides to fulfill his father’s dying wish.
11. The Island at the Top of the World (1974)