The BEST Robin Hood film was The Adventures of Robin Hood. It starred Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHaviland, Basil Rathbone, & Claude Rains. None of the other adaptions even come close. That said, the BBC did a series in the '80's starring Michael Pared that was excellent. Most of the movies I saw listed in this thread were fairly recent. Some older one's I'd recommend both star Peter O'Toole as Henry I: Beckett and The Lion in Winter. A Man for All Seasons, which is about Sir Thomas Moore & Henry VIII is also good. A documentary series I'd recommend is Monarchy, which is presented by David Starkey. It covers the English Monarchy from Alfred the Great through to the House of Windsor. Seasons 1 & 2 are on Netflix streaming, but I don't know about Season 3.