Early Modern (1452-1700) in films

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1.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
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The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
“ The family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII. (115 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
“ Anne and Mary Boleyn ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
3.
The Devil's Whore (2008 Mini-Series)
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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 the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
“ The English Civil War and the reign of Oliver Cromwell ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
4.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
“ Henry VIII of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
5.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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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
“ The Spanish Armada ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
6.
1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (2007)
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The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early... (144 mins.)
“ Russia during the Time of Troubles ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Molière (2007)
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Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise. (120 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
“ The French playwright Molière ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
8.
The Conclave (2006)
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In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game; his name is Rodrigo Borgia. (100 mins.)
“ Depicting this tense, politically charged Papal election ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
9.
The Borgia (2006)
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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.)
“ The family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ Yucatan, Mexico, the declining period of the Maya civilization ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)
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Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck... (120 mins.)
Director: Justin Hardy
“ The trial of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be prince Richard, rightful heir to the throne before his untimely death in the Tower as a child ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Virgin Queen (2005 Mini-Series)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim... (237 mins.)
“ The reign of Elizabeth I of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
13.
Elizabeth I (2005 Mini-Series)
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I. (223 mins.)
“ The last 25 years of Elizabeth I of England's reign ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ The colonization of Jamestown, Virginia ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Shadow of the Sword (2005)
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Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition... (115 mins.)
Director: Simon Aeby
“ An executioner in Tyrol (part of the Holy Roman Empire) ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
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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.)
“ The reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and her son James I of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
17.
The Libertine (2004)
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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.)
“ Life of the poet John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
18.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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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
“ Republic of Venice ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Luther (2003)
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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
“ Martin Luther ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
20.
Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII. (193 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
“ Henry VIII of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
21.
To Kill a King (2003)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
“ The reign of Oliver Cromwell ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Last King (2003 Mini-Series)
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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. (235 mins.)
“ The reign of Charles II of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
23.
The King Is Dancing (2000)
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Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling... (115 mins.)
Director: Gérard Corbiau
“ Jean-Baptiste Lully ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
24.
With Fire and Sword (1999)
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An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century. (175 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
“ The Khmelnytsky Uprising in Ukraine ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
25.
La otra conquista (1998)
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico... (105 mins.)
“ Mexico, depicting the secret adherence to traditional religious beliefs of the converted Aztec survivors ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
26.
Elizabeth (1998)
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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
“ The early reign of Elizabeth I of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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The Prince of Homburg (1997)
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The Prince of Homburg, disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge in battle against the Swedes, which leads to victory... (89 mins.)
“ Adaptation of the Heinrich von Kleist play fictionalizing the deeds of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg in the Battle of Fehrbellin against Sweden ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
28.
The Crucible (1996)
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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. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
“ Dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in Province of Massachusetts Bay ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
29.
Queen Margot (1994)
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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.)
“ France during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
30.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
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Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
31.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
“ Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
32.
Lady Jane (1986)
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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward... (142 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
“ About Lady Jane Grey, the uncrowned queen regnant of the Kingdom of England for nine days ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
33.
Christopher Columbus (1985 Mini-Series)
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After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition. (360 mins.)
“ The discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
34.
Peter the Great (1986 Mini-Series)
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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... (371 mins.)
“ The reign of Peter I of Russia ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
35.
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
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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
“ France - a true case of late medieval identity theft ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
36.
Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
“ Loosely based on the adventures of William Adams, an English sailor who travelled to Japan in 1600 and served as a samurai and advisor to the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
37.
Molière (1978)
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Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622... (260 mins.)
“ The French playwright Molière ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
38.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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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? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
“ France in the reign of Louis XIV ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
39.
The Three Musketeers (1993)
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
40.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
41.
The Three Musketeers (2011)
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The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war. (110 mins.)
 
42.
The Deluge (1974)
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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. (315 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
“ Poland - the Second Northern War ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
43.
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
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On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages. (125 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
“ Henry VIII of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
44.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Lope de Aguirre's ill-fated expedition down the Amazon ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
45.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
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Historical drama detailing the political and religious conflict between Scotland's Catholic Queen Mary Stuart and England's Protestant Queen Elizabeth Tudor during the 16th century. (128 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
“ Mary, Queen of Scots ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
46.
Elizabeth R (1971 Mini-Series)
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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.)
“ The reign of Elizabeth I of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
47.
The Devils (1971)
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ The life and trial of Urbain Grandier, who was convicted of witchcraft and burned ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
48.
The Last Valley (1971)
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People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years'... (128 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
“ Germany during the Thirty Years' War ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
49.
Cromwell (1970)
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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. (139 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ The English Civil War and the dissolution of the Rump Parliament ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
50.
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
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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
“ Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
51.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
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The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold... (121 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
“ Pizarro's capture of Atahualpa ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
52.
Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969)
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In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies. (160 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
“ The Ottoman invasion of Poland ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
53.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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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
“ Thomas More ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
54.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ The painting of the Sistine Chapel ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
55.
Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. (161 mins.)
 
56.
Young Bess (1953)
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ From the death of Anne Boleyn to the coronation of Elizabeth I of England ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
57.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
58.
Lope (2010)
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A chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega, the Spanish playwright who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theater. (106 mins.)
“ Lope de Vega playwright and Spanish poet. ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
59.
The Conspiracy (2008)
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16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal. (128 mins.)
“ Philip II of Spain ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
60.
Mad Love (2001)
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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
“ Tragic fate of Queen Joanna of Castile ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
61.
Red Riding Hood (2011)
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Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure. (100 mins.)
“ Very loosely based on the folk tale Little Red Riding Hood ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
62.
El Dorado (1988)
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(149 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Lope de Aguirre's ill-fated expedition down the Amazon ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
63.
The Conquest (2000 Mini-Series)
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“ Brazil XVII century ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
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Desmundo (2002)
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The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570. (101 mins.)
Director: Alain Fresnot
“ Brazil in 1570 ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
65.
The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
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Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage... (139 mins.)
“ Wars of Religion ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
66.
Taras Bulba (1962)
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A "Romeo and Juliet" story that takes place in the late 16c. Ukraine. Taras has settled into comfortable... (122 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Zaporizhian Sich ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
67.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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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
“ William Shakespeare ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
68.
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Warring States Period in Japan ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
69.
The Countess (2009)
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
“ Story of Elizabeth Báthory ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
70.
Artemisia (1997)
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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... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
“ Artemisia Gentileschi, the female Italian Baroque painter ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
71.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Quebec City ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
72.
Restoration (1995)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
“ The English Civil War and the reign of Oliver Cromwell ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
73.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
74.
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ Murder mystery, set in 1694 (in the William and Mary period) ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
75.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ Painter Johannes Vermeer(1632-75) ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
76.
England, My England (1995)
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(153 mins.)
Director: Tony Palmer
“ Composer Henry Purcell(1659-95) ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
77.
Stage Beauty (2004)
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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? (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ 17th century actor Edward Kynaston ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
78.
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai. (93 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
“ The famous 16th century Japanese swordsman ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
79.
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel. (104 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
“ The famous 16th century Japanese swordsman ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
80.
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time. (105 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
“ The famous 16th century Japanese swordsman ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
81.
Yojimbo (1961)
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
82.
Kagemusha (1980)
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
83.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
84.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
85.
Harakiri (1962)
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
86.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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In Medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
87.
Ugetsu (1953)
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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
88.
Throne of Blood (1957)
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
89.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
90.
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
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A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife. (129 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
91.
Zatoichi (2003)
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The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. (116 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
92.
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
93.
Othello (1995)
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The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
94.
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
 
95.
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
 
96.
Crusoe (2008 TV Series)
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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... (60 mins.)
 
97.
Winstanley (1975)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kevin Brownlow
 
98.
La fille de d'Artagnan (1994)
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The story begins on the autumn of 1654 in South France. Eloise lives in a cloister. Her famous father left her there... (125 mins.)
 
99.
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king... (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
100.
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester