List of Historical Films in the 19th century (1801-1850) except Napoleonic Wars

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1. Colonel Chabert (1994)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,529 | Gross: $0.73M

2. Monsieur N. (2003)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 777 | Gross: $0.02M

3. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,263 | Gross: $0.57M

4. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 18,437 | Gross: $16.14M

5. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 22,171 | Gross: $21.21M

6. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 214,561 | Gross: $38.41M

7. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

Votes: 34,418 | Gross: $14.10M

8. Les misérables (2000– )

90 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 3,759

9. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 113,580 | Gross: $54.23M

10. Shaka Zulu (1986– )

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,325

11. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

Votes: 22,995 | Gross: $4.44M

12. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 105,505 | Gross: $37.92M

13. Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

115 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chéreau, Mohamad Atef

Votes: 207

14. Jacquou le croquant (2007)

Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.

Director: Laurent Boutonnat | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Léo Legrand, Marie-Josée Croze, Albert Dupontel

Votes: 1,521

15. Copying Beethoven (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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59 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode, Ralph Riach

Votes: 11,826 | Gross: $0.35M

16. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

Votes: 808 | Gross: $0.35M

17. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Ciarán McMenamin, Dan Wyllie, Don Hany

Votes: 579

18. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 86,207 | Gross: $43.18M

19. 15 février 1839 (2001)

120 min | Drama, History

7.3
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French Canadians face execution after a revolt against British bureaucrats in Quebec.

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Luc Picard, Sylvie Drapeau, Frédéric Gilles, Pierre Rivard

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Quand je serai parti... vous vivrez encore (1999)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Le film se déroule en 1838, en plein coeur du conflit entre les habitants français du Bas-Canada et les occupants anglais. À l'automne de la même année, François-Xavier Bouchard et ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Sébastien Gauthier, Martin Larocque, Frank Fontaine, Guy Héroux

Votes: 98

21. The Governess (1998)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 2,684 | Gross: $3.90M

22. Vidocq (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »

Director: Pitof | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier

Votes: 19,313

23. Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice

Votes: 27,668 | Gross: $1.99M

24. Héroes (2007– )
Episode: Prat, la gloria tiene su precio: Parte 1 (2009)

History

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Add a Plot

Director: Gustavo Graef Marino | Stars: Andrés Waas, Javier Baldassare, Jorge Becker, Pablo Cerda

Votes: 8

25. Héroes (2007– )
Episode: Prat, la gloria tiene su precio: Parte 2 (2009)

History

6.4
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Stars: Andrés Waas, Javier Baldassare, Ingrid Isensee

Votes: 7

26. The Alamo (1960)

Not Rated | 167 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 12,057 | Gross: $17.26M

27. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Tezas

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 17,831 | Gross: $22.41M

28. Netto Perde Sua Alma (2001)

102 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a man that invented a country.

Directors: Tabajara Ruas, Beto Souza | Stars: Werner Schünemann, Laura Schneider, Sirmar Antunes, Bebeto Alves

Votes: 145

29. The Opium War (1997)

153 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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Historical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. After the burning of 20,000 boxes of... See full summary »

Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Guoan Bao, Debra Beaumont, Oliver Cotton, Nigel Davenport

Votes: 435

30. Tai-Pan (1986)

R | 127 min | Adventure

5.5
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Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $4.01M

31. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 14,007

32. Kaspar Hauser (1993)

139 min | Drama, History, Mystery

6.9
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Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: André Eisermann, Udo Samel, Jeremy Clyde, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 420

33. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 50,687 | Gross: $11.00M

34. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 62,053 | Gross: $44.18M

35. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 942

36. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 14,708 | Gross: $10.40M

37. Mandingo (1975)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward

Votes: 2,784

38. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 963 | Gross: $0.23M

39. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, François Cluzet

Votes: 5,133 | Gross: $1.88M

40. Little Dorrit (2008– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.3
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

Votes: 6,981

41. Wuthering Heights (1992)

PG | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer, Sophie Ward

Votes: 10,559

42. Impromptu (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

7.0
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In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 4,127 | Gross: $4.08M

43. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 20,540 | Gross: $9.91M

44. Gothic (1986)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.8
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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr

Votes: 6,014 | Gross: $0.92M

45. Rowing with the Wind (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Suárez | Stars: Hugh Grant, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka, Elizabeth Hurley

Votes: 765

46. Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama, History

7.2
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George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe | Stars: James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Phil Davis, Elliot Levey

Votes: 581

47. To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

267 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

Votes: 1,688

48. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 55,403 | Gross: $0.80M

49. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 70,541 | Gross: $11.24M

50. Jane Eyre (2006– )

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 16,769

51. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to become a teacher and eventually seeks ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 8,115 | Gross: $5.20M

52. Cranford (2007– )

TV-PG | 469 min | Drama

8.3
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In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 7,339

53. Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.2
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 5,901

54. Great Expectations (1999 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama

7.3
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Laura Aikman

Votes: 1,577

55. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
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Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,583

56. David Copperfield (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.3
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 901

57. Daniel Deronda (2002– )

210 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Set in Victorian London, Gwendolen Harleth is drawn to Daniel Deronda, a selfless and intelligent gentleman of unknown parentage, but her own desperate need for financial security may destroy her chance at happiness.

Stars: Jodhi May, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, David Bamber

Votes: 3,691

58. Middlemarch (1994)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 1,851

59. Oliver Twist (2007– )

176 min | Drama

7.5
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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

Stars: William Miller, Adam Arnold, Ryan Barr, Connor Catchpole

Votes: 2,141

60. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 10,283 | Gross: $1.59M

61. Moby Dick (1998– )

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 3,252

62. Onegin (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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59 Metascore

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: Martha Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey

Votes: 6,718 | Gross: $0.21M

63. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 3,693 | Gross: $0.78M

64. The Duchess of Langeais (2007)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.7
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74 Metascore

In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Bulle Ogier, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 1,152 | Gross: $0.28M

65. Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,446

66. Sharpe's Challenge (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.6
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Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,278

67. Burn! (1969)

GP | 112 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Votes: 3,683

68. Van Diemen's Land (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment,... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan auf der Heide | Stars: Oscar Redding, Arthur Angel, Paul Ashcroft, Thomas M. Wright

Votes: 2,777

69. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 7,976 | Gross: $0.10M

70. Angels and Insects (1995)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British country gentry.

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 4,135 | Gross: $5.30M

71. Vénus noire (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

6.9
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The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 2,090

72. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 5,969

73. Woyzeck (1979)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.2
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 7,528

74. Buddenbrooks (2008)

151 min | Drama

5.8
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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »

Director: Heinrich Breloer | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben, Jessica Schwarz, August Diehl

Votes: 1,310

75. Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother who was unable to give him the love he needed, to his ... See full summary »

Director: Josée Dayan | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Virna Lisi

Votes: 501

76. Great Expectations (2012)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

A series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 10,716 | Gross: $0.26M