On guard! Your favorite swashbuckling movies, ever
Pirates, outlaws, and swordplay
Heroic, idealistic, and blessed with extraordinary swordfighting skills, the swashbuckler is the stuff of romantic novels and a string of action-adventure movies. Hollywood was impressed early on by these courageous and resourceful swordsmen, making heroes out of Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn. What's more, modern takes on the swashbuckler archetype are still proving popular—just take a look at the cutlass-wielding Captain Jack Sparrow!
So be on guard, click through this gallery, and escape to a land of celluloid swagger, chivalry, and razor-sharp blades.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age