What Makes a Great King? Exploring the Archetype of the King in Movies and Television

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Exploring the Archetype of the King in movies and television, based on Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette’s King, Warrior, Magician, Lover.

For a female take on these archetypes I recommend checking out:
The Hero Within by Carol S. Pearson
Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Featured films and television shows, in order of appearance:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
300
Moonlight
Braveheart
The Lion King
Alexander
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Vikings
Game of Thrones
The New World
Kingdom of Heaven
Beowulf
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gladiator
300: Rise of an Empire
Dragonheart
Macbeth
Patton
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Excalibur
It’s a Wonderful Life
Beasts of No Nation
The King’s Speech
Dead Poets Society
Good Will Hunting
Selma
Modern Family
The Pursuit of Happyness
Sully

Music;
Jonas B. Ingebretsen – Hero’s Journey
Whitesand – Oblivion
Patrick Cassidy – Vide Cor Meum (Cover by Lucas King)
Whitesand – Hero Within
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