French Revolution

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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
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In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
 
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Danton (1983)
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety... (136 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
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Cousin Bette (1998)
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister... (108 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France. (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
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Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution. (90 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
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A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way. (150 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president... (139 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
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La Marseillaise (1938)
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people... (135 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
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Marie Antoinette (1938)
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens. (149 mins.)
 
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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Reign of Terror (1949)
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine. (89 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
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During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. (129 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
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La révolution française (1989)
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When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts. (360 mins.)
 
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Lady Oscar (1979)
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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution. (124 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
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A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
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During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose. (117 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
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A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)
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An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution. (162 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard
 
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A Tale of Two Cities (1989 Mini-Series)
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution. (188 mins.)
 
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La nuit de Varennes (1982)
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution... (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
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Chouans! (1988)
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In 1793 when terror is widespread in France,peasants known as Chouans help the revolutionaries. (143 mins.)
 
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The Royalists (1947)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Henri Calef
 
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower)... (142 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
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Scaramouche (1952)
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18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
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The Lame Devil (1948)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
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Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
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Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution. (82 mins.)
Director: Tommy Chong
 
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Ridicule (1996)
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles. (102 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
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L'Autrichienne (1990)
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Last days of queen Marie Antoinette stunningly portrayed by a director who's clearly done a massive historical research. An accurate plot and a very moving rendering. (98 mins.)
 
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The Beloved Rogue (1927)
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François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot. (99 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
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Galgenfrist (2008 Short Film)
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The french poet and vagabond Francois Villon (15th century) is convicted to death because of a knifing. In jail he used his stronges weapon to escape from gallows: the quill. (7 mins.)
 
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Sade (2000)
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A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
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Quills (2000)
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In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor. (124 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
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Dangerous Exile (1957)
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During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman. (88 mins.)
 
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Caroline Cherie (1953)
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Caroline de Bienre, the 16-year-old daughter of French nobility, meets the handsome rogue, Gaston de Sallanches... (104 mins.)
Director: Jean-Devaivre
 
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Madame Guillotine (1931)
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(74 mins.)