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1. Victoria (2016– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Catherine Flemming, Adrian Schiller

Votes: 4,647

2. The Pillars of the Earth (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 23,077

3. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 20,695

4. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 21,249 | Gross: $21.21M

5. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 1,745

6. Killing Jesus (2015 TV Movie)

132 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.5
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A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 1,502

7. The Last King (2003 TV Mini-Series)

188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,229

8. British Film Forever (2007 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 60

9. How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace (2007 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.4
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An overview of the making of Amazing Grace (2006) and a look at the historical facts behind the film.

Stars: Michael Apted, David Arnold, Paul Bates, Jenny Beavan

Votes: 15

10. Victoria (2016– )
Episode: An Ordinary Woman (2016)

47 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Melbourne warns Victoria that Parliament will not be happy to see her marry a German prince, a prediction that proves accurate when the Privy Council refuse to grant Albert a royal title prompting worries for both Victoria and Albert.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Tom Hughes, David Oakes, Jenna Coleman, Margaret Clunie

Votes: 153

11. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Anarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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The succession to the crown of England is in doubt and causes King Henry's daughter and nephew to compete for the throne. Church politics see Philip, a monk, elected the new prior, which leaves him indebted to Deacon Waleran.

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 446

12. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Battlefield (2010)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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William applies to have his father's title of Earl transferred to him, and discovers a mysterious knight is also a rival for the Earldom. King Stephen, frightened by Jack's appearance, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 325

13. Victoria (2016– )
Episode: Brocket Hall (2016)

46 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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King Leopold suggests Victoria consider Prince Albert as a suitable consort, which results in her being surrounded by suitors, though her determination to rule alone leaves her uncle suspicious of her closeness to Melbourne.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Daniela Holtz, Margaret Clunie

Votes: 169

14. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Corsets, Cleavage and Country Houses: The Story of British Costume Drama (2007)

89 min | Documentary, History

4.7
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Directors: Neil Dougan, Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Kate Winslet, Timothy Spall, Steve Coogan

Votes: 7

15. Victoria (2016– )
Episode: Doll 123 (2016)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Upon the death of King William IV, his 18-year-old niece, Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent, inherits the throne as Queen, and finds herself tested by new responsibilities and conflicted loyalties.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Tommy Knight, Adrian Schiller, Daniela Holtz, Paul Rhys

Votes: 325

16. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1994)

81 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Middlemarch is a town of the future with growing industrialization and improved communications such as the railway. For the newly arrived Dr. Tertius Lydgate, the future is the construction... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Michael Hordern

Votes: 28

17. The Last King (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2003)

Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Martin Turner, Rufus Sewell, Ian McDiarmid, Rupert Graves

Votes: 18

18. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1994)

59 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Still in Rome on their honeymoon, Dorothea begins to realize that her husband is not prepared to share his thoughts or his work with her. When her husband's cousin, the artist Will Ladislaw... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Michael Hordern

Votes: 25

19. The Last King (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2003)

Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Shirley Henderson, Ian McDiarmid, Robert Cavanah

Votes: 16

20. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1994)

61 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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With the death of his uncle, Fred Vincy had hoped to inherit enough money to pay off all of his debts. The last will and testament of the deceased doesn't provide what he had hoped for. Dr.... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Michael Hordern

Votes: 22

21. The Last King (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2003)

Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Director: Joe Wright | Stars: David McKail, Rufus Sewell, Christian Coulson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 14

22. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1994)

59 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Now a widow, Dorothea Casaubon is concerned that she was not a good wife to her late husband. He in turn continues to make her unhappy from the grave having added a codicil to his will ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 23

23. The Last King (2003– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2003)

Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rob Jarvis, Graham McTavish, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 13

24. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1994)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Dr. Lydgate's financial position continues to deteriorate and he is forced to take a loan using the furnishings in his house as collateral. When he shares this information with his wife and... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 21

25. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1994)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Dr. Lydgate's finances have reached a crisis and many of his furnishings are repossessed. Unbeknownst to him, his wife Rosamond has written to his uncle Godwin asking for £1000 but he ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Robert Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 22

26. Middlemarch (1994– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1994)

Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Trevyn McDowell, Douglas Hodge, Juliet Aubrey, Julian Wadham

Votes: 8

27. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Illumination (2010)

TV-MA | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Féodor Atkine, Hayley Atwell, Kelly Banlaki

Votes: 103

28. Victoria (2016– )
Episode: Ladies in Waiting (2016)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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As Lord Melbourne's popularity in the House wanes, the Tories eagerly await triumph, while Victoria's uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, sees a chance to prey on her vulnerability and establish a co-regency.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Jenna Coleman, Peter Firth, Peter Bowles, Nigel Lindsay

Votes: 204

29. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Legacy (2010)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Princess Maude seems to have gained the upper hand having defeated King Stephen on the battlefield and taken him prisoner. Her brother, Gloucester, has been taken prisoner by the other side... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 318

30. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Longing, Loving and Leg-Overs: The Story of British Romance (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Kate Winslet

31. British Film Forever (2007)
Episode: Magic, Murder and Monsters: The Story of British Horror and Fantasy (2007)

88 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Director: Angus Cameron | Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Danny Boyle, Anne Billson

Votes: 17

32. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Master Builder (2010)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Tom Builder, his children, Ellen and her son Jack arrive at Kingsbridge Priory in the hope of finding work. The church is in need of repair but Prior Philip has no money and is unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 375

33. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Redemption (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Construction of the new church at Kingsbridge Priory is underway. They have too few men and Prior Philip hopes the sale of this year's wool will give them the money they need to hire more ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 346

34. Victoria (2016– )
Episode: The Clockwork Prince (2016)

46 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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Prince Albert arrives in England for the first time and he and Victoria take an instant dislike to one another in an awkward first meeting. However, their disdain passes and an attraction grows - to Melbourne's dismay.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, David Oakes, Alex Jennings

Votes: 191

35. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: The Work of Angels (2010)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Eight years later, Jack's fixation with the cathedral leaves him little time or energy for anything else, while Aliena's fixation with the distant Earldom of Shiring has married her to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 291

36. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unite or Die (2008)

TV-14 | 63 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Frustrated in his undefined role as Vice-President, Adams is at odds with Jefferson over his support of a strong central government.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

Votes: 274

37. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unnecessary War (2008)

TV-14 | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 264

38. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Episode: Witchcraft (2010)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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The war is over and Maude has returned to France leaving King Stephen once again unchallenged. Richard returns to Kingsbridge just after William Hamleigh's attack on the market. Aliena has ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 308