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1. The 13th Warrior (1999)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
Votes: 106,118 | Gross: $32.70M
3. The 39 Steps (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more then he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts ... See full summary »
5. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,660 | Gross: $0.43M
6. Affinity (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »
7. The Age of Innocence (1993)
PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Votes: 39,651 | Gross: $32.20M
8. Agora (2009)
R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.
Votes: 57,474 | Gross: $0.62M
9. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 290,962 | Gross: $217.35M
10. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 147,104 | Gross: $34.30M
11. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Votes: 334,783 | Gross: $334.19M
12. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 303,117 | Gross: $51.97M
13. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 22,030 | Gross: $21.21M
14. The American (1998 TV Movie)
After the horror of the Civil War, 'ignorant' Christopher Newman made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris nightlife. After an ... See full summary »
17. Anna and the King (1999)
PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.
Votes: 32,697 | Gross: $39.26M
21. Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
In ANTON CHEKHOV'S THE DUEL, escalating animosity between two men with opposing philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a decaying seaside resort along the Black Sea ... See full summary »
22. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 254,745 | Gross: $50.87M
23. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Votes: 53,199 | Gross: $20.21M
24. Aristocrats (1999– )
300 min | Drama, History
18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.
25. As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 151 min | Comedy
After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.
26. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Votes: 108,450 | Gross: $49.55M
27. Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006 TV Movie)
78 min | Drama, History
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 »
28. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 350,683 | Gross: $218.97M
30. Berkeley Square (1998– )
50 min | Drama
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
31. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)
99 min | Drama
A chronicle of the life of George VI, who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth.
33. Black Death (2010)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.
Votes: 38,772 | Gross: $0.02M
34. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)
In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »
36. The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (2011–2012)
BBC comedy series parodying the works of Charles Dickens and heavily influenced by a similar, long-running radio series. A respectable shopkeeper, Jedrington Secret-Past, (unsurprisingly) discovers that he has a secret past.
37. The Borgias (2011–2013)
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History
In 15th century, pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.
38. The Bostonians (1984)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance
A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.
Votes: 1,539 | Gross: $1.01M
39. Bramwell (1995– )
54 min | Drama
In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »
40. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 817,708 | Gross: $75.60M
43. Burke and Hare (2010)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Thriller
A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
Votes: 17,370 | Gross: $0.00M
46. Caligula (1979)
Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.
Votes: 29,354 | Gross: $23.44M
47. Camelot (2011)
TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy
When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitions desires of his half-sister, Morgan.
48. Camille (1984 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »
49. Casanova (2005)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.
Votes: 47,002 | Gross: $11.29M
51. Casualty 1906 (2006 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
Casualty 1906 is an innovative hospital drama that plunges the viewer into the Receiving Room (today's A&E) of the London hospital deep in the teeming East End. The drama is shot with the ... See full summary »
52. Casualty 1907 (2008– )
180 min | Drama
Uses case notes, ward diaries and memoirs from archives at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, to bring real doctors, nurses and patients from a Edwardian London hospital back to life.
54. Centurion (2010)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.
Votes: 69,860 | Gross: $0.12M
55. Chéri (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Votes: 9,440 | Gross: $2.71M
57. City of Vice (2008– )
Crime, Drama, History
Welcome to eighteenth century London - a world filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, Henry Fielding (Star Wars... See full summary »
59. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 243,582 | Gross: $163.21M
60. The Conspirator (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Votes: 25,218 | Gross: $11.54M
62. The Countess (2009)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
63. Cousin Bette (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,292 | Gross: $1.20M
64. Cranford (2007– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
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.
65. Creation (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.
Votes: 12,371 | Gross: $0.34M
69. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 501,620 | Gross: $127.51M
71. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 203,288 | Gross: $184.21M
72. Dangerous Beauty (1998)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
Votes: 13,628 | Gross: $4.53M
73. Daniel Deronda (2002– )
210 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
74. David Copperfield (1999– )
Unrated | 185 min | Drama
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.
76. De-Lovely (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.
Votes: 10,074 | Gross: $13.34M
78. The Devil's Whore (2008)
55 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
80. Doctor Zhivago (2002– )
226 min | Drama, Romance
Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »
83. The Duchess (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Votes: 67,192 | Gross: $13.82M
84. The Dwelling Place (1994– )
180 min | Drama
Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »
85. Edge of Madness (2002)
R | 99 min | Drama
1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's ... See full summary »
86. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 80,805 | Gross: $30.08M
87. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 58,550 | Gross: $16.29M
91. Emma (2009– )
240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »
92. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.
Votes: 143,924 | Gross: $89.30M
93. Ethan Frome (1993)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A new pastor arrives in a stark Vermont village and is intrigued by crippled, misshapen Ethan Frome living on an isolated, hardscrabble farm with his sickly wife Zeena.
Votes: 1,811 | Gross: $0.30M
95. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 30,665 | Gross: $50.05M
96. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.
Votes: 4,971 | Gross: $14.04M
97. Fanny Hill (2007– )
60 min | Drama, Romance
Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »
98. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)
54 min | Drama, Romance
A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.
100. Feast of July (1995)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.
Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.29M