Period Dramas-The Georgian Era 1714-1795

This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1714–1795

The Georgian era is a period of British history, normally defined as including the reigns of the Hanoverian kings of Great Britain-George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760), George III (1760-1820) , George IV (1820-1830) and William IV (1830-1837). ***Please note: The Regency era is from 1796-1830, this period I have excluded from this list. You may find this era under the listing Period Drams-The Regency Era.

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1.
Quills (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor. (124 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Date set: 1793
When the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned he always managed to find a way to deliver his messsage. Nothing could deter the Marquis de Sade, if he couldn't have a pen and ink, he wrote in blood, then when they took everything away, he would write in his own excrement. The man simply had the courage of his convictions and it showed. This French aristocrat was a head of his time and was well known for his literacy works of his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. Solid performace by all involved ” - eliza_gaskell
 
2.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Date set: 1781-1823
My absolute favourite movie of all time. Watched it so many times I know line by line off by heart. Having been one of the fortunate few to see the play it's based on, and watching the movie, I must write this is a gorgous movie. Antonio Salieri, the jealous composer who sees the genius in Mozart is masterfully played by F. W. Abraham and Tom Hulce as the lead role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, plays him with a child like quality, who takes his gift for granted. True, this is not an historic account of Mozart, but who cares, this is a truly wonderful movie***SPOILER***The ending where Salieri is scribbling down a requim music from the dying Mozart, reminds me of a parasite, sucking the life from white faced composer, clearly ignoring the fact Mozart is near death. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
3.
Moll Flanders (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother... (123 mins.)
Director: Pen Densham
“ Also see
Moll Flanders (1975) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
4.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel. (540 mins.)
 
5.
The Duchess (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. (110 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
“ Date set:1744-1754
I was truly surprised in the production and the reasons are: (1) this is the one movie inwhich Kiera Knighly shines as the vulnuerable Georgiana. It is a strong performance and a challenging one (2) the costume-gorgeously true to the period and I will not bore you with the wigs...excellent. (3) the plot: it seems like something that the BBC would produce; good solid storyline, strong acting and wonderful set design.
***SPOILER***it was a emotional scene where Georgiana gave birth to one of her children, who was not sired by her husband, and was forced to give infant to her lover's family. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
6.
Clarissa (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her. (156 mins.)
Director: Robert Bierman
“ Date set:1732 or 1749
I waited so long for this to be released in my DVD region code; for I've seen this 10 years ago. Sean Bean is wonderful as the snake like womanizer Robert Lovelace and Saskia Wickham is perfectly cast as the purely, virginal Clarissa Harlow with high morals, who is Lovelace's prey
***SPOILER*** THERE IS A RAPE SCENE. Not to everyone's taste, but it shows the enormous lenghts Lovelace is willing to go to in order to achieve his goal.
***Trivia***this production, had an enormous budget and it is reflected in the set locations and the on scene set. The wigs and the costumes are exquisitely done. Look at the elaborate designs on Sean Bean's sleeves and vest, must of taken a seamstress weeks to finish on one cuffed sleeve ” - eliza_gaskell
 
7.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge. (123 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
8.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Date set:1780
"It's beyond my control"
One of my favourite movies of all times, I ruined by video tape of this movie, having watched it so many times. Sex, scandels, lust, romance, jeolousy, deception and pure unadulterated wickedness, that sums up Dangerous Liaisons. John Malcovich is perfectly casted as Vicomte de Valmont, who is 'recruited' by ex-lover Madame de Tourvel (played by wonderfully by Glen Close) to seduce Cecile de Volanges (Uma Thurman). But the unexpected happens to Valmont who is in the pursuit of another prey Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Phieffer).
***Trivia***John Malcovich and Michelle Phieffer were rumoured to have a fling on the set of Dangerous Liaisons.
***Trivia*** Drew Barrymore and Sarah Jessica Parker were screen for the part of Cecile ” - eliza_gaskell
 
9.
Amazing Grace (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Date set: 1782
Please note: even thought the movie begins ins 1797, it goes back into the past some 15-20 years, hence the date set ” - eliza_gaskell
 
10.
A Tale of Two Cities (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution. (188 mins.)
 
11.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ A great modernizing of a classic tale. Johnny Depp is laughable in this must see film ” - eliza_gaskell
 
12.
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ History fanatics will tell you this is what sparked the French Revolution. The French people had enough of living in poverty and being treated like dirt while the upper crust live like royalty. I didn't know this until I saw this movie. Hilary Swank is at her most feminine playing the vengeful Jeanne St. Remy de Valois. The costume is divine and true to the period. There are a number of well known actors in this movie. Loved Joely Richardson as Marie-Antoinette, who is unaware for the conspiracy surrounding her. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
13.
Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
14.
The Patriot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
15.
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story... (54 mins.)
Director: David Attwood
“ Date set:1722 (this is the date inwhich the novel was published, but I will look into this, as I believe it is set earlier)

If you ever are interested in Moll Flanders, this is the nearest adaptation to the novel by Daniel Defoe. Alex Kingston, great choice for the leading part of Moll Flanders, the conniving, sly con artist and thief trying to raise herself above her social status. Written by Andrew Davies, this production delivers. Don't even bother with the American version with Robin Wright Penn, many parts of the book are missing, but it's up to you to decide which is better.
***Note*** The sex scenes are very realistic and erotic. It also beings to mind the saying "if you go them flaunt them, preferably in a laced bodice". ” - eliza_gaskell
 
16.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
17.
The Abduction Club (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers. (96 mins.)
Director: Stefan Schwartz
 
18.
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold... (100 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
19.
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president... (139 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
20.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
21.
Casanova (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love. (112 mins.)
 
22.
The Midwife's Tale (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The daughter of a lesbian couple seeks a tale about a "knightess". One of her mothers tells her a story of a Lady and a midwife who fall in love. (75 mins.)
Director: Megan Siler
 
23.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788. (480 mins.)
“ She did everything she could to survive, but to me, the writer made her seems annoying. She was in bed with Lt Ralph Clarke, then left him and the fool of a man chased her half way around the world to have his revenge....odd ” - eliza_gaskell
 
24.
The Madness of King George (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced... (104 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
“ Having seen this movie once when it first came out on the big screen, I have looked high and low for a DVD version of this film, only to be told it has not yet been released. So I'll be checking it out online ” - eliza_gaskell
 
25.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones... (314 mins.)
 
26.
Silas Marner (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep. (92 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
27.
A Royal Scandal (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.
Director: Sheree Folkson
 
28.
Gulliver's Travels (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world. (186 mins.)
 
29.
Marquise (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV. (120 mins.)
Director: Véra Belmont
 
30.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Also see:
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Marie Antoinette (2005)
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Marie Antoinette (1904)
I've seen black black and white version of Marie Antoinette (1938). Call me old fashion, but I enjoyed this version than the modern 2006 production with Sofia Coppola. Sure it can boost it was shot at the Palace of Versailles and the costume and wigs were authentic. But me personally, Kristen Dunst looked to modern and still looked like cheerleader than a Queen. While, the 1938 version shows the life a young girl thrusted it the French court to the end of her life, when the meets the guillotine. Very lavish costume and set designs
***Trivia***-look for the blue sneakers during the song "I love candy". Hint: they're mixed in with the other shoes on display. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
31.
The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance... (240 mins.)
Director: Lee H. Katzin
 
32.
The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island... (30 mins.)
Director: Declan Eames
 
33.
A Respectable Trade (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole (Warren Clarke)... (60 mins.)
Director: Suri Krishnamma
 
34.
The Clandestine Marriage (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience... (90 mins.)
 
35.
The Red Violin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. (130 mins.)
 
36.
The Bounty (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows... (132 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
37.
The Proposition (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling... (93 mins.)
 
38.
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars. (128 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ Ah, the wonderful Miss Vivien Leigh. Black and white films see to love her face. She shines as the wife of an aging British Ambassador, who falls in love with Lord Horatio Nelson (played by her partner Laurence Olivier). The audience plays witness to her uprising, seizing the opportunity to better her life and eventually to her downfall. The beginning of the film is set roughly in the late 1700, circa 1791, and ended in the regency period ” - eliza_gaskell
 
39.
Aristocrats (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers. (300 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
40.
An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner... (85 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
41.
Kidnapped (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer... (155 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
42.
Pandaemonium (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution. (124 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
43.
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy. (251 mins.)
Director: Charles Haid
 
44.
The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
45.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
46.
Garrow's Law (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
“ I know this is a TV series, yet to be released on DVD in 2011. Can't wait to see it, as I have heard some great reviews on it. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
47.
Mesmer (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism." (107 mins.)
 
48.
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Date set:1793 to 1812
An interesting film by Miloš Forman, director of the award winning Amadeus. This is by no means one of Miloš finest, but it does stand up to measure.

The film actually spans into the Regency Era (which is it is also listed in my other Period Dramas list:Regency Erra).
Stellan Skarsgård as the lead role of Goya, one Hollywood's most hard working actors (He has been in the acting industry since 1968). Natalie Portman show what a talent she is as the innocent Inés, daughter of t a rich merchant who is thrown into prison for spreading "judaizing". She also plays a duel role, as her daughter Alice.

One thing I must add is the the costume (by Yvette Blake) and design of this production. Top notch very authetic. Locations are a treat to the eye ” - eliza_gaskell
 
49.
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. (129 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
50.
Ferdinando e Carolina (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days... (102 mins.)
“ I liked this movie***SPOILER***After try so hard for a son, and having several daughters, Ferdinand, works himself into a rage and wraps his hand around the sleeping Carolina's neck, but instead of killing her they end up making love; which produces the son he has always wanted. Very amusing film. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
51.
Poldark (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life. (60 mins.)
“ TV series ” - eliza_gaskell
 
52.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society. (126 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
53.
King of the Wind (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good... (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Duffell
“ Date set:1727 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
54.
Battle of the Brave (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls. (143 mins.)
Director: Jean Beaudin
“ Date set: 1779 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
55.
La nuit de Varennes (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution... (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
56.
La révolution française (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem... (360 mins.)
 
57.
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. (129 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
58.
Danton (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
59.
Valmont (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... (137 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
60.
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
61.
Billy Budd (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
62.
The First Churchills (1969 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah. (50 mins.)
“ Date set: 1722 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
63.
Valmont (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... (137 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Despite it being based on the same play/novel as Dangerous Liaisons, this film is not bad. Although at the time was released at the same time as Dangerous Liaisons, it had very little publicity. Still good to see Colin Firth in another role other then "Mr Darcy" ” - eliza_gaskell
 
64.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ All 4 of the "Pirate of the Caribbean" films are very difficult to place on a time line; given the fact hardly any dates were mentioned. So based on the following I have decided to place all the films in the Georgian era:
1) King George is mentioned several times in the films...there is no mention of which King George
2) The Tricorn Hats virtually on very head of anyone who is in the film. Very popular in the 18th Century but not in the 19th century. The tricorn hat evolved into the Bicorn hat...which you notice Napolean loves to don on.
3) Kierya Knightly's costume in the 1st & 2nd film ( looking purely on the back and the bodice of her costume...dead give away
4) The Black Pearl looks like a square-rigged ship. These ships always had three or more mast; a very popular ship which began in the 16th century
5) Disney said the films are set in 1751 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
65.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
66.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle. (169 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
67.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
68.
1776 (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. (141 mins.)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
 
69.
Marguerite Volant (1996 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Charles Binamé
 
70.
Longitude (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it. (200 mins.)
 
71.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
72.
Fanny Hill (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther... (60 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
“ ***Trivia***The novel is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel.". One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. It was first published in 1748.
Wikpedia ” - eliza_gaskell
 
73.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ on my must see list ” - eliza_gaskell
 
74.
A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece. (120 mins.)
Director: Justin Hardy
 
75.
The Libertine (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
 
76.
The Libertine (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is... (100 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Aghion
 
77.
La nuit de Varennes (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution... (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
78.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire... (106 mins.)
Director: Sidney Olcott
 
79.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain. (93 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
80.
The Great Garrick (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Great Garrick (Brian Aherne) is the most celebrated London theater actor of his day (eighteenth... (89 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
81.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ on my to watchlist of 2012 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
82.
Young Goethe in Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man. (102 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
83.
The Lovers (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents. (109 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ on my must watchlist of 20120.
Not a huge fan of Josh Hartman or Neve Campbell, but it has Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu in it. See her in a couple of Indian films, but not in western films. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
84.
Mistress Pamela (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Loosely bases on Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, this is the story of Pamela who goes to work in the kitchen of Lord Devenish who is determined to rape her. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim O'Connolly
“ A best seller in its time by author Samuel Richardson, but there were numerous criticisms about the message of the book.
Richardson's next novel Clarissa is far more superior and compelling to read. Clarissa was made into a mini series by the BBC and it is number 6 on this list ” - eliza_gaskell
 
85.
Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present. (165 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
86.
Shadow of the Guillotine (1956)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
87.
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution. (90 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
88.
Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (104 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
“ on my must see list for 2013.
It is based on a true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was raised as an aristocrat. What makes this story unique is that Belle is biracial, being the illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Belle. ” - eliza_gaskell