I normally try to stay just on the topic of helping you out with archery, but now and then I like to go and find something completely different that will still be fun and entertaining. Well, that’s the hope anyways. So today, I’m really just pointing out a few movies that do a good job of showing people using a bow right. You’d be surprised how often you find movies or pictures that don’t do a very good job of shooting a bow and that’s just plain depressing.
Most archery movies are going to much more action oriented and I’m okay with that. The great thing about these movies is that they get people interested in archery. It’s easy to pretend that it’s not helpful or important, but to keep the sport alive and doing well we need more people to join in. Luckily, archery is something that anybody can do at almost every age.
Without more jabbering, here’s some of my favorite archery movies, or groups of movies really. All the links go to Amazon so you can read all the reviews there.
Great Archery Movies
Brave – This is an animated movie about a princess who makes a huge mess of things and just happens to be a really great shot.
Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves (Extended Cut) – A gritty remake of the classic tale of Robin Hood and the challenges he has to overcome to defend the people that he’s supposed to protect.
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers / The Return of the King Extended Editions) [Blu-ray] – The Lord of the Rings is a great trilogy that is both epic and exciting. If you focus on the archery, it’s actually pretty good. You can be a very fast shot and indeed many archers in the past had to be fast.
The Hunger Games – There are two movies out now, but it is going to be a trilogy made up of 4 movies. One of the great parts of this movie is that an Olympic archer was the trainer for Jennifer Lawrence so she actually has very good form and does a good job acting the part.
Marvel’s The Avengers – The character Hawkeye might have some fancy gadgets on all his arrows, but he’s an excellent shot and gives you some fun ideas about archery. Not to mention, he’s got a pretty cool code name.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – I know that there’s more than one movie out now and I thought about linking to the set, but this one movie has more interactions for you. I prefer watching series of movies and this is the second one. I think you’ll like it.
There’s always more movies out there and each one of them is going to come down to taste and personal preference. Luckily, this is my spot where I get to stand out in front of you and shout out random loud noises such as, “This is the best thing ever!” So please take all these recommendations as suggestions.
The links go to Amazon so you can check them out for yourself. If you do decide to make a purchase through there, I will make a small commission. It won’t cost you anything different and it will go to helping make this site better for you.