Period Dramas-The Baroque Era 1600-1750

by eliza_gaskell | created - 05 Feb 2011 | updated - 02 Sep 2016 | Public

This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1600-1750

The Baroque era,1600-1750 describes a period in history or style, which brought monumental changes to the world of art, literature, music and architecture.

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1. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 64,811 | Gross: $11.63M

Date set: 1665 (roughly dated) This is an interesting film, based loosely the life of Dutch painter Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer. Please note this is not entirely historically accurate, no one knows how or when the masterpiece was created, but author Tracy Chevalier had a fair go at it. True the pacing is a bit slow for some, but other, like myself, would enjoy the slowness as the story unfolds. Scarlett Johansson is an interesting choice as the maid in the Vermeer household, but well casted.

2. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 31,241 | Gross: $7.34M

Date set:1692 This film is based on a play by Arthur Miller "The Crucible", which revolves around the Salem witchcraft trails of 1692 in the small township of Salem Massachusetts. Winona Ryder playes a scorned and complexed woman, is spurred by the rejection of her married lover Daniel Day Lewis. Her actions, almost psycotic at times, is taken beyond the extreme where the lives of the innocents are callously taken for granted. Remember this is a time where anything could be miscontrued as witchcraft and conversing with the devil. Understandably, but nevertheless noticably is the use of modern tongue being spoken, this is all forgiven by the solid performance by the leading cast of Ryder, Day Lewis and Joan Allen.

3. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 5,698 | Gross: $8.21M

4. Crusoe (2008–2009)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Neill, Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa, Anna Walton

Votes: 2,166

5. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 7,963 | Gross: $4.10M

6. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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48 Metascore

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 137,095 | Gross: $56.97M

It's so obvoius the hair for Leonardo is extensions. And not too well hidden. Not a bad movie, though I preferred the 1977 TV series with Richard Chamberlain, due to reason I saw that one first. Still not a bad effort

7. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.9
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55 Metascore

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 36,613 | Gross: $31.60M

Date set: 1713 Brian Cox villanous character is to be applauded, this man knows how to play a villan and play it good. The same goes to Tim Roth character Archibald Cunningham. The plot is simple the lowly noble cattle breeder/farmer sells cattle to leecherously aristrocat. Noble farmer goes a rampage for justice, evil lord gets is just desserts in the end. 3 things stand out here. (1) the music: echoing a scotlish influence (2) the scenery: love the cinematography, the open fields of the Scotish landscape (3) the acting: long time that I've seen Jessica Lange act a decent part. And Liam Nelson is wonderful too. ***SPOILER***the final scene of sword fight is exquisitely choreographed. I liked the difference between the 2 swords, one a broad sword, the other a rapier. Best sword fight since "The Princess Bride". ” - eliza_gaskell

8. The Canterville Ghost (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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An adaptation of the famous Oscar Wilde tale about a young American girl that helps a British ghost find rest and forgiveness.

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,554

9. The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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58 Metascore

A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Stirling, Jay Rodan

Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $0.45M

10. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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44 Metascore

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

Votes: 32,652 | Gross: $4.84M

11. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Neil Finnighan, Jack Baverstock, Trevor Cooper, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,530

12. The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.5
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Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Emma Samms, Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 955

13. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,489 | Gross: $15.14M

14. The Last King (2003– )

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: 1,285

15. Don Quixote (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 1,406

16. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 22,811 | Gross: $10.02M

17. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York

Votes: 13,299 | Gross: $22.02M

had to put this one in, can't stand the 1993 movie

18. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,048

19. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,933

20. Peter the Great (1986)

371 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

Votes: 505

21. Rapa Nui (1994)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Eru Potaka Dewes

Votes: 4,121 | Gross: $0.31M

22. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 9,873

23. Children of the New Forest (1998 TV Movie)

168 min | Family, Drama

7.3
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The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Tom Wisdom, Joanna Kirkland, Malcolm Storry, Michael Maloney

Votes: 56

24. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Stockard Channing, Azura Skye, Trudie Styler, Emma Poole

Votes: 846

25. Inquisition (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

8.3
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Set in the Spain of 1680, a time of torture and interrogation by the Grand Inquisitor. A young man appears that is healing the sick and raising the dead. There are rumours that he might be ... See full summary »

Director: Betsan Morris Evans | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Stephen Billington, John Dallimore

Votes: 36

26. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

Votes: 12,869 | Gross: $10.40M

27. The Serpent's Kiss (1997)

R | 104 min | Drama

5.8
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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Rousselot | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 1,415

28. Vatel (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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44 Metascore

Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Julian Glover

Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Treasure Island (II) (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Family

5.6
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An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.

Director: Peter Rowe | Stars: Sarah Holland, Pax Lohan, Anthony Booth, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 388

30. The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In 1649 France, the services of the Four Musketeers are needed again and they run into some old foes from 20 years before.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 2,660

31. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 9,218 | Gross: $0.78M

It's set in an interesting time where young men played women on the stage. Clare Dane's character, Maria, has ambitious goals. Rupert Everett is wonderful in a small role as King Charles II***SPOILER*** the actual death scene on stage, of Shakespeare's "Othello" actually looked really realistic. Even I was astounded.

32. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

Votes: 801

33. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 55,699 | Gross: $11.26M

set in 1765. Not quite Regency, but closer to Georgian era

34. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,707

35. Le roi danse (2000)

115 min | Drama, History, Music

6.8
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Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo, Colette Emmanuelle

Votes: 1,761

36. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Biography, History

7.3
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1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 1,020

37. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,097 | Gross: $0.77M

38. The Devil's Whore (2008)

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, John Simm

Votes: 2,023

I didn't mind this, but each to their own taste

39. 1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (2007)

144 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Pyotr Kislov, Michal Zebrowski, Artur Smolyaninov, Violetta Davydovskaya

Votes: 1,917

40. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,575

41. Farinelli (1994)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 5,504 | Gross: $2.12M

42. Le bossu (1997)

TV-14 | 128 min | Drama, Adventure

7.0
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69 Metascore

The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain

Votes: 2,895 | Gross: $0.10M

43. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 75,469 | Gross: $12.71M

Date set: 1607-1617 Era-King James I There are 2 things I like about this production (1) the film is, at last, a decent production/recount of the life of the American Indian princess Pocahontas (2) Q'orianka Kilcher who played the role of Pocahontas. She is a naturally beautiful and talented woman. AND there are 2 things I disliked about the production (1) Pacing:it really lagged in some areas, to the point of numbness (2)Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith. He's not to everyone's taste and I, personally believe casting was wrong in this area. But watch it and make up your own minds ***Trivia***Q'orianka Kilcher was only 14 years old when she accepted the lead role Pocahontas. Which probably is whythere are not sex scenes or kissing scenes in this production, but there is a plenty of longful gazes, touching and caressing.

44. Des Christoffel von Grimmelshausen abenteuerlicher Simplicissimus (1975– )

384 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.4
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Stars: Matthias Habich, Christian Quadflieg, Herbert Stass, Radovan Lukavský

Votes: 66

This one is added to my private list of "must see before death visits me"

45. Merkwürdige Lebensgeschichte des Friedrich Freiherrn von der Trenck (1973– )

415 min | Adventure

8.5
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Stars: Matthias Habich, György ifj. Gonda, Rolf Becker, Alf Marholm

Votes: 55

pity there isn't an image loaded in IMDB for this production. to see it you will need to goolge it

46. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,181 | Gross: $0.00M

47. By the Sword Divided (1983– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

Stars: Sharon Maughan, Andrew MacLachlan, Lucy Aston, Tim Bentinck

Votes: 172

48. To Kill a King (2003)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,707

49. Winstanley (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver

Votes: 252

50. Artemisia (1997)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 1,841 | Gross: $0.38M

date set: 1593-1653

51. The Headsman (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.1
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald)... See full summary »

Director: Simon Aeby | Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Lili Gesler

Votes: 921

A film with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, prior to his casting as Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones

52. Dark Relic (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Fantasy, Horror

3.6
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The Holy Land, 1099AD. The end of the first Crusade. When the conflict began, Christian knight Sir Gregory lead over a hundred men, but now less than ten remain. They include his squire ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Sena | Stars: James Frain, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Basden, Alyy Khan

Votes: 793

53. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 7,638

Date set:1694

54. Nightwatching (2007)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May

Votes: 2,508

Date set:1642

55. England, My England (1995)

153 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Simon Callow, Michael Ball, Rebecca Front, Lucy Speed

Votes: 136

56. Tristan and Isolde (1981)

84 min | Adventure, Romance

6.6
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Director: Veith von Fürstenberg | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Antonia Preser, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

Votes: 71

57. Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch

Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $3.36M

58. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,037

Have always thought Moll Flanders belonged in in the late 17th Century. But since the novel was first published in 1721, it seems Moll Flanders (and all other productions of Moll Flanders be in this era.

This movie is not for everyone's taste and there are scenes which are near pornagraphic. That being stated, it's a worthy production. Alex Kingston is fabulous. Robin Wright portrayal of Moll Flanders does not come anywhere close to Kingstons's Moll Flanders.

59. Moll Flanders (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.6
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All kinds of misfortune befall Moll Flanders in 18th-century England; but she's a great survivor.

Director: Donald McWhinnie | Stars: Julia Foster, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Ogilvy, Diana Fairfax

Votes: 13

60. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.8
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During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 1,742

Date set 1655 to 1657

61. Tom Jones (1963)

Not Rated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.7
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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

Votes: 9,309 | Gross: $37.60M

Tom Jones just made the list. Since the book was published in 1749, it has been placed in this era.

62. Versailles (2015– )

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

7.9
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: Stuart Bowman, George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Evan Williams

Votes: 7,195

Date set: 1667

63. The Wicked Lady (1945)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones

Votes: 905

I believe the date set is during the reign of King Charle II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)

Also see The Wicked Lady (1985)