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.

Hyborian Age[edit]

Campaigns of Thulsa Doom[edit]

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

War of the Ring[edit]

T.A. 3018–3019

Skirmish on Weathertop[edit]

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 USA 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[edit]

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 USA 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[edit]

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
USA The Return of the King[1] J.R.R. Tolkien 1954 Novel

Demobilization[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
  • ♠ The subject of soldiers returning home is dealt with more thoroughly in the novel than in the film.

Campaigns of Arthur[edit]

Twice filmed: The Once and Future King[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 The Sword in the Stone 1963 Wolfgang Reitherman USA The Sword in the Stone from
The Once and Future King
T. H. White 1938/
1958
Novel
2 Camelot 1967 Joshua Logan USA 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 USA Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift 1726/1735 Novel

Dwarf–Giant War[edit]

# 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[edit]

# 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[edit]

(The Land of Oz and neighbouring countries)

Roly-Rogue War[edit]

c. 1905

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

Scarecrow's Rebellion[edit]

c. 1914

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz 1914 J. Farrell MacDonald USA 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[edit]

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

Wooden Soldier Rebellion[edit]

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[edit]

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 USA 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[edit]

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.

Bulletin ... upcoming film: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Michael Apted[edit]

# 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 USA 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[edit]

(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[8] UK Watership Down[9] Richard Adams 1972 Novel Watership Down 1999–2001 Canada & UK

Second Rebellion of Voldemort[edit]

1990s[10]

Prewar[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus UK & USA Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone[11][12][13] J.K. Rowling 1997 Novel

Phoney War[edit]

Basilisk Incident[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Chris Columbus UK & USA Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets[14][15] J.K. Rowling 1998 Novel

Dementor Mutiny[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón UK & USA Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[16][17][18][19][20] J.K. Rowling[21] 1999 Novel

Skirmish at the Graveyard[edit]

[22][23]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Rearmament[edit]

Dumbledore's Army[edit]

Battle of the Ministry of Magic[edit]

[24][25]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Skirmish on Astronomy Tower[edit]

[26][27][28]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type

Skirmish at Malfoy Manor[edit]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2010 David Yates UK & USA Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[29] J.K. Rowling 2007 Novel

Battle of Hogwarts[edit]

2 May 1998

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2011 David Yates UK & USA 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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ Rosen made a second film of equal quality, The Plague Dogs (1982), based on a later novel by Adams.
    That film's bleak conclusion will trouble some viewers.
  9. ^ Recipient of the Carnegie Medal in 1972.
  10. ^ J.K. Rowling appears to have modelled her Voldemort character after Adolf Hitler,[citation needed]
    so the Harry Potter section has been structured like the Second World War.
  11. ^ Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1997.
  12. ^ Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1997.
  13. ^ Recipient of the British Book Award in 1998.
  14. ^ Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1998.
  15. ^ Recipient of the British Book Award in 1999.
  16. ^ Recipient of the Whitbread Award in 1999.
  17. ^ Recipient of the Bram Stoker Award in 1999.
  18. ^ Recipient of the Smarties Prize in 1999.
  19. ^ Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1999.
  20. ^ Recipient of the Locus Award in 2000.
  21. ^ Rowling was awarded the British Book Award for The Author of the Year in 2000.
  22. ^ Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2000.
  23. ^ Recipient of the Hugo Award in 2001.
  24. ^ Recipient of the Bram Stoker Award in 2003.
  25. ^ Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2003.
  26. ^ Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2005.
  27. ^ Recipient of the British Book Award in 2006.
  28. ^ Recipient of the WH Smith Literary Award in 2006.
  29. ^ Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2008.

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