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The Robe (1953)
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
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A.D. (1985 Mini-Series)
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. (600 mins.)
 
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Quo Vadis (1951)
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
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Gladiator (2000)
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Mini-Series)
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. (60 mins.)
 
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Ivanhoe (1997 Mini-Series)
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Ivanhoe returning from crusading in the Holy Land to England which is ruled by corrupt Prince John. (270 mins.)
 
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw. (143 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
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Robin and Marian (1976)
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
9.
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
 
10.
By the Sword Divided (1983 TV Series)
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I... (50 mins.)
 
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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.
 
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
 
13.
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
 
14.
City of Vice (2008 TV Series)
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Welcome to eighteenth century London - a world filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains...
 
15.
Garrow's Law (2009 TV Series)
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
 
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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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Becoming Jane (2007)
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A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman. (120 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
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How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
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1864 (2014 TV Series)
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When Prussia and Austria declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history. (57 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
20.
1871 (1990)
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A young actress becomes politically aware within the Paris Commune of 1871. (100 mins.)
Director: Ken McMullen
 
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The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
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Hidalgo (2004)
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In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
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Heaven's Gate (1980)
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A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests. (325 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
25.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
26.
Death Defying Acts (2007)
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On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician. (97 mins.)
 
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Sirens (1993)
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. (98 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
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Consuming Passion (2008 TV Movie)
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Three intertwined stories to celebrate the the centenary of romance publishing house Mills & Boon. The... (86 mins.)
Director: Dan Zeff
 
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Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
30.
Walter's War (2008 TV Movie)
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The substantially true story of Walter Tull, a black man whose grandfather was a slave but who was born in Folkestone... (60 mins.)
Director: Alrick Riley
 
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The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
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The Untouchables (1987)
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Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
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The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. (883 mins.)
 
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War and Remembrance (1988 Mini-Series)
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II. (1620 mins.)
 
35.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
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The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
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Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
37.
The Chatterley Affair (2006 TV Movie)
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The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's... (90 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
 
38.
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
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The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents. (112 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
39.
Room and a Half (2009)
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A semi-fictional account of the life of Nobel-Prize-winning Russian poet Josif Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972. (130 mins.)
 
40.
The Company (2007 Mini-Series)
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Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad. (286 mins.)
 
41.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (121 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
42.
Domino (2005)
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
43.
Any Human Heart (2010 TV Series)
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.