Period Dramas-The Tudors 1485–1603

This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1485–1603.

The Tudor period in English history is dated between 1485 and 1603. The Tudor dysnasty began with King Henry Tudor and ended with Queen Elizabeth I. **Note: The Tudor Dynasty(1485-1603) does include the Elizabethan era, which I have incorporated into this list.

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1.
Elizabeth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ Date set: 1554-1562 (nb:1562 is the date in which Elizabeth was scarred and partially balded by smallpox; it is alleged this attributed to her over-dependence on wigs and cosmetics)
Monarch reign: Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth I
Cate Blanchett was born to play this role. To witness the cautious and young Elizabeth transfor into a queen of determination, guts and strength is outstanding. This film is not be be miscontrued as historically accurate, still it done damn fine film. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
2.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ Date set: 1588 (roughly)
Monarch reign:Queen Elizabeth I & King Phillip II of Spain
Some people loved it, some people liked it and some people hated it. I fall in the catergory of 'I liked it'. I have only 3 issued with it (1) The casting of Clive Owen, who in my opinion looked more modern then a man of that period (2) Cate Blanchet looked like a botox queen than an aging one. Sure she had the white powdered face and the bright red wig, but historically she was roughly mid fifties. (3) the first movie was a Hell of a lot better; more love,and craft, plenty of blood, sweat and tear went in that one, than the sequel, which had a larger budget ” - eliza_gaskell
 
3.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
“ althought a TV series, still deserves to be listed. This is not historically built on fact. The fact Henry had 2 sisters and not one should be enough for anyone, not the take this series too seriously; it should be watched however for drama ” - eliza_gaskell
 
4.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
5.
The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
“ also see
The Virgin Queen (1955)
This is an epic movie, from the beginning of Lady to princess to queen. This movies goes the many years of Elizabeth's life including into old age. And at the very last moments of the production, as they reveal the small portrait in her ring, who do you think it was? **trivia: Sienna Guillory of Resident Evil:Apocalypse stars in this mini series ” - eliza_gaskell
 
6.
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. (134 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
“ also see
Twelfth Night (1980)
Twelfth Night (1987)
Twelfth Night (1988) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
7.
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
“ also know as Dangerous Beauty ” - eliza_gaskell
 
8.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ To this day, I still cannot, understand why Gwyneth Paltrow ever one the oscar, when Cate Blanchett clearly was a better actress. I never liked this movie and only saw it once....which was enough for me. It does not belong in my Period Drama collection and I would happily let it burn, if my house was on fire. It's not a brilliant film in my opinion, but others are welcome to state otherwise. Best part of course was the less then 4 minute scene with the magnificent Judy Dench as Queen Elizabeth ” - eliza_gaskell
 
9.
Orlando (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
10.
Solomon Kane (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil. (104 mins.)
“ Date set-1600-1601
Era- Queen Elizabeth
Swords, scorcery, leather, religion, capes and James Purefoy, that sums up Solomon Kane. The character Solomon Kane is created by Robert E Howard (best known for Conan The Barbarian fictional series) , who is regarded, by many, as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. The action sequeces are spot on, on a small budget, and really innovated and it shows through vision of the director, Michael J. Bassett. There are images that pay homage to the 1970's Comic series of Solomon Kane, which are breathtaking (note the Crucifixion scene and Solomon praying to a headless Jesus). Sure it does not have the budget of LOTR Trilogy, but I'd be watching the careers of some of the crew in particular Dan Laustsen (cinematography), Michael J Bassett (Director), Klaus Badelt (music), David Baxa (art direction), John Bloomfield (costume designer) and lastly Lee Gordon (set design).
***SPOILER*** I felt cheated with the ending because the fire demon, Kane was battling with, had a screen time of less then 5 minutes! ” - eliza_gaskell
 
11.
Othello (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ also see
Othello (1922)
Othello (1952)
Othello (1965)
Othello (1980) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
12.
Lady Jane (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward... (136 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
“ Date set: 1553-1554
Monarch Reigh: King Edward VI & Queen Mary
An insight to the ruler of England for only 9 days. After the death of Henry VIII, King Edward is dying and unable to govern, John Dudley forces his son Guildford to wed Lady Jane, in an attempt to secure power and the throne of England. Apart from history not being quiet correct, there are good performances from a very young Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
13.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During the 16th Century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ also see
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Mary, Queen of Scots (2007) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
14.
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot. (205 mins.)
“ 1st DVD-Queen Mary I
Date set: 1561-1568
Monarch Reign: Queen Elizabeth I

2nd DVD- King James I of England (aka King James VI of Scotland)
Date set: 1589-1605
Monarch Reign: Queen Elizabeth I & King James I

When you see this DVD, the first part is about Mary Queen of Scots and the next episode is about her son King James I of England. It's a pity Mary Queen of Scots is the weaker of the series. The much stronger one is the reign of James VI (James I of Scotland), during which Guy Fawkes and his band of merry men, attempted to blow up parliment; hence the name Gunpower, Treason and Plot.
***TRIVIA*** "Remember, remember the 5th of November, the Gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder teason should ever be forgot." quote from "V for Vendetta". Ever wandered about it? watch this and it will explain the madness of Guy Fawkes (Michael Fassbender) and his fellow men, reason to blow up the English Parliment. Sure it's not historically accurate, but the story does give the background. It's up to you to persue it further. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
15.
The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising. (110 mins.)
 
16.
Sword of Hearts (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Swashbuckling Adventure of Geoffrey Pierce, a young soldier returning home from foreign wars. Coming back with plans to make amends to Lady Grace... (93 mins.)
Director: David Schmidt
 
17.
Will Shakespeare (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
18.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
“ also see
The Taming of the Shrew (1929)
The costume is lavish and so are the sets, this can be distracting the colours are vividly bright and loud. I found Elizabeth Taylor's portrayal of Katharina a bit too hard to feel any concern with her at all. Still is does stay faith to Shakespeare's witty play. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
19.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ I have only one inkling with this film and it's with the casting of Keanu Reeves as the villan Don John. Personally he looked most modern and out of place in this film ” - eliza_gaskell
 
20.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
21.
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the East Indies. (120 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ also see
Christopher Columbus (1949)
Christopher Columbus (1985) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
22.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
23.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
24.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar. (88 mins.)
 
25.
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army. (122 mins.)
Director: Daniel Vigne
 
26.
Queen Margot (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
27.
Michael the Brave (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one country. (203 mins.)
 
28.
Young Bess (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ I really enjoyed this movie.***spoiler***near the end when King Henry dies, he points to his children and Edward is this sheep, Mary is this sheep and when Jean Simmons comes forth from the background he ask her what type of sheep is she. She answers back "The black sheep". ” - eliza_gaskell
 
29.
Elizabeth I (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I. (223 mins.)
 
30.
The Twisted Tale of Bloody Mary (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
She was loved, she was a princess, heir to the throne - but the childhood fairytale turned to lifelong nightmare for Mary Tudor... (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Barnard
 
31.
Fire Over England (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the... (92 mins.)
 
32.
Gloriana (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(138 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ also see
Gloriana (1984) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
33.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
“ also see
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
I have read the book, which tells the story of Anne Boleyn and her family rise to power and their downfall through the eyes of Mary Boleyn. This production is sleek and it looks it. I would not state it is wonderful. Many facets could of been explored but were not. Such as the bond of sisters, the rivellery and the ambitions of family. It really is a pity The Duke of Norfolk was not given more screen time. In the book he is total hardcore; ambitious, driven, hard and stern. Natalie Portman was a surprise as Anne Boleyn, but I do wish the wardrobe in costumes for her were a bit varied. Scarlett Johansson certainly did not fit the part of Mary Boleyn as did the casting of Eric Bana as Henry. Don't waste time here contemplating history, still an above average movie. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
34.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn. (145 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ Geneviève Bujold performance as Anne Boleyn is faultless. She portrays her with a person with many layers. She's funny, witty, vulnerable, strong, courageous, speaks her mind, ethical and maternal. ***SPOILER*** my favourite scene is when she is locked in the tower counting the number of days. Henry walks in and demands she confess. She never backs down, then laughs in his face when she does and accuses him of dishonestly. When stands proud and tall stating Elizabeth will be the greatest ruler in all of England. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
35.
Mary Stuart (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(135 mins.)
Director: Peter Butler
 
36.
The Heart of a Queen (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
While awaiting her unjust execution at the hands of the treacherous Queen Elizabeth I, the tragic Mary Stuart reflects at the series of cruel political machinations that set up her path to the scaffold. (103 mins.)
Director: Carl Froelich
 
37.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ also see
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
A Man for All Seasons (1957)
A Man for All Seasons (1964) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
38.
The Conclave (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals met in Rome to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old Spanish cardinal, Rodrigo Borgia, learns to play a very dangerous game; how to survive his first conclave. (100 mins.)
 
39.
Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII. (193 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ see also
Henry VIII (1991)
Henry VIII (1911)
Henry VIII (1997 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
40.
Luther (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
41.
The Borgia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia. (120 mins.)
 
42.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
43.
The Shadow of the Tower (1972 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty
 
44.
The Prince and the Pauper (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The King and a poor boy swap places. (90 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
“ also see:
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
The Prince and the Pauper (1957)
The Prince and the Pauper (1962)
in these versions the prince is Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII ” - eliza_gaskell
 
45.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself. (540 mins.)
“ The one an only Keith Michell, who played King Henry VIII twice. In the production and in the 1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives production. He is perfectly casted as King Henry. This is an extremely long series, as each eposide is devoted to his wives. Overall not a bad series. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
46.
The Sword and the Rose (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor seeks to flee a forced marriage with the French king by escaping to America with her true love, but her plans are not so easily executed. (92 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
47.
Crossed Swords (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A poor boy and the Prince of Wales exchange identities, but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well. (113 mins.)
“ another take on the Prince and the Pauper. In this version the prince is Prince Edward, son of King Henry III ” - eliza_gaskell
 
48.
A Season of Giants (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
At the turn of the 15th century, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Da Vinci create their masterpieces while dealing with religious prosecution, political turmoil and discovery of America.
Director: Jerry London
 
49.
La otra conquista (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico... (105 mins.)
 
50.
The King Maker (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and... (100 mins.)
 
51.
The Advocate (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However... (112 mins.)
Director: Leslie Megahey
 
52.
God's Outlaw (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
 
53.
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader... (91 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
54.
Henry VIII (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(166 mins.)
 
55.
Tower of London (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne... (92 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
56.
Mad Love (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
57.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ also see
The Merchant of Venice (1922)
The Merchant of Venice (1976)
The Merchant of Venice (1980)
The Merchant of Venice (1996)
The Merchant of Venice (2001) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
58.
Il soldato di ventura (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Medieval soldier of fortune Ettore is travelling through Europe with his partners looking for fight where they can earn some money... (95 mins.)
 
59.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
60.
The Sea Hawk (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
61.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
62.
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account... (90 mins.)
“ this is an earlier version of the movie The Other Boleyn Girl.

Having read the book, both movies based on Phillipa Gregory's novel are quiet bad. Firstly the book needs to be turned into a mini series not a movie-so much of the book was missed in the movie version. Secondly the casting of the critical key players King Henry, Anne, George and Mary Boleyn is a must and thirdly a decent crew, this includes a direct, cinematographer, costume, music, special effects and scriptwriter. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
63.
Elizabeth R (1971 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement. (85 mins.)
 
64.
Taras Bulba (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies. (129 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Bortko
“ this production is hard to place. It either set in the middle or late 16th century. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
65.
Alatriste (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. (145 mins.)
 
66.
The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage... (139 mins.)
“ Date set:1562, France ” - eliza_gaskell
 
67.
Bride of Vengeance (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
68.
Lucrezia Borgia (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI... (93 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
69.
The Borgia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia. (120 mins.)
 
70.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
“ Techinically this is a TV series, but having seen season 1, it is seemed worthy to be on the list. The acting is sublime and it's good to see the great Jeremy Irons on the small screen ” - eliza_gaskell