History - Baroque (17th c.)

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Alatriste (2006)
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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. (145 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
3.
El Greco (2007)
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco". (119 mins.)
 
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Het gezin van Paemel (1987)
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Flanders' countryside in Belgium's early decades didn't belong to the hard-working farmers, like patriarch Van Paemel... (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Cammermans
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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Day of Wrath (1943)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
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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
 
10.
The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson (1964 Short Film)
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(28 mins.)
Director: Richard Gilbert
 
11.
Vasasagan (1998 TV Movie)
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(247 mins.)
Director: Jan Hemmel
 
12.
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
 
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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
 
14.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
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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
 
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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
 
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General Suvorov (1941)
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Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was... (104 mins.)
 
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Adanggaman (2000)
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In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes... (90 mins.)
 
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The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953)
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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... (230 mins.)
 
20.
Blackbeard (2006 Mini-Series)
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless... (170 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
21.
Captain Kidd (1945)
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The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery. (90 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
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Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)
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Anthony Dexter---bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from "Valentino"---as "Captain... (82 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
24.
Nightwatching (2007)
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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'. (134 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
25.
The Days That Made History (2009 TV Series)
Episode: L'assassinat d'Henri IV (2009)
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A reenactment of the last day of king Henri IV of France before his murder by the fanatical catholic Ravaillac. (90 mins.)
 
26.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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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)... (105 mins.)
 
27.
Isabella, duchessa dei diavoli (1969)
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An Alsacian Baron massacres the family of a French Duke, and takes his lands, and his title. Isabella... (79 mins.)
Director: Bruno Corbucci
 
28.
The King's Daughters (2000)
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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. (119 mins.)
Director: Patricia Mazuy
 
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Black Field (2009)
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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... (104 mins.)
 
30.
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.
 
31.
The Moonraker (1958)
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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... (82 mins.)
Director: David Macdonald
 
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The Fighting Blade (1923)
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In the war-like times of Oliver Cromwell, in and around 'olde Oxford towne', Dutchman Karl Van Kerstenbrook... (90 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
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.)
 
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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.)
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
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Sir Francis Drake (1961 TV Series)
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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... (25 mins.)