I saw a movie ~5-10 years ago that was sci-fi / fantasy in nature. One of the scenes included a huge white castle with a long drawbridge. There was an extensive fight scene involving this drawbridge and castle. I believe that there were also horses and ? goblins (maybe zombies???, or an opposing army of some sort).
It definitely wasn't LOTR - I just saw all six of them again to be sure.
I saw this movie via one of the online streaming services. It was most likely Amazon Prime. This scene was one important for the main character development (male). I recall that he liked to ride a horse. He might have been Black.
The war / battle scene involving this huge white castle with long drawbridge involved a huge number of enemies. They eventually overwhelmed the castle's defences and penetrated its walls. This led to the death of a lot of people hiding inside the castle.
The movie was in English. It was live action. The drawbridge was over water. I do not recall any dialogue.
There's a cool scene where the camera zooms into the castle from a distance. You get a sense of just how grand and huge this castle is.
The battle itself involved medieval weapons. Ballistas, ladders, etc. The enemy did break through into the castle and started to kill civilians indiscriminately.
@Valorum mentioned the movie Krull. It looks interesting and something I will have to put on my watchlist. However, this movie was not Krull. I believe the main character was Black. The people in the movie were also normal humans - but I am not sure about the opposing army. This movie was also more modern than Krull - made in the late 90s or early 00's.
@JMERICKS mentioned Army of Darkness. I just saw the [trailer] and this isn't it either. This movie was more serious. It was also much more colorful and set in a more realistic tone. The premise was more "plausible", if you will.1
@Kristian - great thought. I looked at the Thor movies again but it definitely isn't a superhero movie. The main character is just a regular guy without any super powers.
@NKCampbell - Great movie! I added it to my movies to see. Unfortunately, that isn't what I was thinking of here. Definitely remember seeing a huge white castle.
Now, I could really be mixing up my movies here, but this guy might have been a postman delivering mail by horse... but I'm not sure now.
Updated 5/17: More gritty, more realistic with much better CGI. I honestly was 100% convinced it was from the LOTR so watched all six movies again (extended editions). No Gandalf-like character - just a humble person who was in the right (wrong?) place at the right time. There's a scene where he is riding his horse into the castle. They then prepare for a war, which is basically the majority of the movie. I saw the movie 5-10 years ago, and the movie itself couldn't be older than the 1990s - more likely 2000s.
There were catapults, ladders, archers - oh, and I think they dropped a fire bomb from up above onto a bunch of enemies. I couldn't be thinking of that popular TV show Game of Thrones, right? I remember the undead storming the white walls in the north later in the series, but as best as I can recall, there wasn't a scene like what I am describing earlier in the series, right?
@skyjack Also not D&D. This movie was definitely more "realistic". I really thought it was LoTR. Same cinematography. Same level of acting. Same polished special effects. Thanks for taking the time to look!
@RobertF Not Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, but definitely a classic there :).
A couple more details - when the enemy does break through into the castle, there's another scene where the main character (and others?) run into some underground, poorly lit passageway. This is how they escape from the castle at the end. I swear this was a movie - but just to cover my bases, this isn't a scene out of The Walking Dead, is it??
Updated 5/26: @skyjack I actually watched the Warcraft movies just to be sure. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Those aren't it either. The live action in this film was much more realistic and believable - just like LoTR. I appreciate you looking!
Updated 5/27: I really appreciate everyone's response to this thread. I guess it's telling me that this movie is harder to find than I thought - and so I am glad I posted it here.
A few more details: This was a post-modern, post nuclear holocaust type event. The castle was large, and the castle siege itself was sort of the main event. The main character escaped via an underground tunnel - they were not able to save the castle. This was not a historical or historical fiction type of movie. I don't recall for sure whether the enemy laying siege was fictional - but I do believe that it was something evil. Zombies? Goblins? Just another army? I am not sure. As I mentioned earlier, I really thought it was from LoTR, but as I have clarified, I watched the extended versions and it was not there.
The Walking Dead?? Was there a castle scene in there?
Truly appreciate everyone looking!