History - Baroque (17th c.)

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1. Alatriste (2006)

145 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 10,918

2. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 205 min | Drama, History

7.3
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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.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu, Clémence Poésy, Tadeusz Pasternak

Votes: 1,373

3. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 3,793

4. Het gezin van Paemel (1987)

90 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Flanders' countryside in Belgium's early decades didn't belong to the hard-working farmers, like patriarch Van Paemel, who would rather die then consider any alternative to knowing his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cammermans | Stars: Frank Aendenboom, Camilia Blereau, Chris Boni, Raymond Bossaerts

Votes: 215

5. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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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.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

Votes: 6,769

6. Lope (2010)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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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.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Pilar López de Ayala, Ramon Pujol

Votes: 916

7. 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: 64,530 | Gross: $11.63M

8. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 7,488

9. The Deluge (1974)

315 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: 1,729

10. The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson (1964)

28 min | Short

6.3
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Director: Richard Gilbert | Stars: Powys Thomas, Peter Donat, Drew Thompson, Hugh Webster

Votes: 9

11. Vasasagan (1998 TV Movie)

247 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Jan Hemmel | Stars: Hans Villius, Monica Stenbeck, Veronica Dahlström, Tom Ahlsell

Votes: 8

12. With Fire and Sword (1999)

175 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Izabella Scorupco, Michal Zebrowski, Aleksandr Domogarov, Krzysztof Kowalewski

Votes: 3,348

13. 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: 75,195 | Gross: $12.71M

14. Carnival in Flanders (1935)

95 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.7
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, Jean Murat, Louis Jouvet

Votes: 968

15. 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: 1,836 | Gross: $0.38M

16. 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: 3,907

17. General Suvorov (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Doller, Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Nikolay P. Cherkasov, Aleksandr Khanov, Mikhail Astangov, Apollon Yachnitskiy

Votes: 103

18. Adanggaman (2000)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko

Votes: 137 | Gross: $0.03M

19. The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953)

Approved | 230 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The British Admirality assigns two officers, Richard Dale and Alan Duncan, to gather evidence to convict Captain Kidd of piracy in the English courts. They sail for New York to learn the ... See full summary »

Directors: Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould | Stars: Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford, George Wallace

Votes: 26

20. Blackbeard (2006– )

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 1,095

21. Captain Kidd (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,210

22. Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Action

5.5
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Anthony Dexter---bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from "Valentino"---as "Captain Kidd" is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd's ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., James Seay

Votes: 91

23. Anjelik Osmanli saraylarinda (1967)

Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Director: Ülkü Erakalin | Stars: Tamer Yigit, Sevda Ferdag, Turgut Özatay, Kadir Savun

Votes: 19

24. 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: 2,495

25. Ce jour là, tout a changé (2009– )
Episode: L'assassinat d'Henri IV (2009)

90 min | History

7.2
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A reenactment of the last day of king Henri IV of France before his murder by the fanatical catholic Ravaillac.

Director: Jacques Malaterre | Stars: Arnaud Bedouët, Chiara De Luca, Marc Saez, Jean-Baptiste Malartre

Votes: 16

26. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Isabella, duchessa dei diavoli (1969)

79 min | Adventure

5.7
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An Alsacian Baron massacres the family of a French Duke, and takes his lands, and his title. Isabella, the Duke's baby child, escapes the massacre, is raised by gypsies, and comes back ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Brigitte Skay, Mimmo Palmara, Fred Williams, Elina De Witt

Votes: 87

28. Saint-Cyr (2000)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.

Director: Patricia Mazuy | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 558

29. Mavro livadi (2009)

104 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Vardis Marinakis | Stars: Sofia Georgovassili, Hristos Passalis, Despina Bebedelli, Maria Panouria

Votes: 572

30. 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: 2,013

31. The Moonraker (1958)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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After the battle of Worcester at the end of the Civil War, the main aim of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth is to capture Charles Stuart. The future king's escape depends on the intrepid Earl... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Sylvia Syms, Marius Goring, Peter Arne

Votes: 245

32. The Fighting Blade (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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In the war-like times of Oliver Cromwell, in and around 'olde Oxford towne', Dutchman Karl Van Kerstenbrook, Dutch soldier-of-fortune and sword-for-hire, stands ready to defend his ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Lee Baker, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 8

33. 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: 1,905

34. The Conclave (2006)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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.

Director: Christoph Schrewe | Stars: Manu Fullola, Brian Blessed, James Faulkner, Rolf Kanies

Votes: 407

35. Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his claim to the throne as the rightful King Richard. Did the younger brother ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Mark Umbers, John Castle, Roger Hammond, Sally Edwards

Votes: 117

36. 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: 918

37. 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: 1,760

38. La otra conquista (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

6.9
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

Director: Salvador Carrasco | Stars: Damián Delgado, José Carlos Rodríguez, Elpidia Carrillo, Iñaki Aierra

Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.89M

39. The Prince of Homburg (1997)

89 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Prince of Homburg, disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge in battle against the Swedes, which leads to victory. He is court martialled however for disobeying orders and sentenced to... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Andrea Di Stefano, Barbora Bobulova, Toni Bertorelli, Anita Laurenzi

Votes: 291

40. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 14,496 | Gross: $2.02M

41. The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Daniel Vigne | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Votes: 3,409 | Gross: $2.38M

42. The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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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. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Leonard Whiting

Votes: 472

43. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.5
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 58