The Midlands Histories
Note — On “low magic”: Wherever mentioned, it is referring to the setting in general, not to the story. Also, my basis of comparison is a typical D&D 4e game in general and the Forgotten Realms setting in particular.
- Dragonheart — Medievalness. “Low magic”.
- Excalibur — General medievalness. Merlin in a skullcap! “Low magic”.
- Willow — Low magic medievalness.
- Hellboy 2: The Golden Army — The troll market! Elves! Fairies! Goblins! Trolls! Golems!
- Labyrinth — Goblins! Biting faeries! Jareth!
- Ladyhawke — All of it. Also, “The Mouse” is an awesome rogue.
- Legend — Faeries, goblins, and the like.
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy — Duh.
- The Secret of Kells — Pretty much all of it.
- Princess Mononoke — Elemental creatures, forest spirits.
- Merlin (miniseries starring Sam Neil, c1998) — All of it. The lady of the lake, Queen Mab and the sidhe, etc.
- The Tudors — Royal politics.
- Legend of the Seeker — Very D&D.
- Jim Henson’s The Storyteller —
- Zoe Keating (Her song “Escape Artist” is the unoffical theme song for Corydon, despite the Mediaeval Baebes being featured on the main page.)
- Mediaeval Baebes
- Blackmore’s Night
- Loreena McKennitt
- Van Canto
- E.S. Posthumus
- Sandman — The realm of Dream, the faerie court (see next item).
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Titania, Puck, et al.
- The Tempest — Prospero, all the spirits.
- Jonathan Strange & Mister Norrell — Fae, travel between worlds, legendary magicians, “low magic”.
- A Song of Ice and Fire — All of it.
- Chronicles of the Black Company — Grey morality. Ancient evils. “Low magic”.
- Dragonlance, Greyhawk — For being more medieval and less Renaissance than the Forgotten Realms.
- The Lord of the Rings — Obligatory, natch.