10.2 Historical & Period Novels

The Most Fascinating Bestselling Novels showing the most wonderful part of the history and rich characters of the world: French, Irish, Australian, Russian, British, Japanese, Canadian, American and my favorite Mini-series.
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1.
Mistral's Daughter (1984 Mini-Series)
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris... (390 mins.)
 
2.
Brideshead Revisited (1981 Mini-Series)
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War... (659 mins.)
 
3.
A Handful of Dust (1988)
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage. (118 mins.)
 
4.
The Moonstone (1997 TV Movie)
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When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young... (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Bierman
 
5.
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005 TV Movie)
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In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.
Director: Nick Laughland
 
6.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
7.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
8.
Scarlett (1994 Mini-Series)
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Atlanta, 1873. It's another day (Melanie's funeral, in fact), and Scarlett is determined to win back... (360 mins.)
 
9.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
 
10.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
11.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979 Mini-Series)
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots. (840 mins.)
 
12.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
13.
Amistad (1997)
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About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. (155 mins.)
 
14.
Glory (1989)
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
15.
Amazing Grace (2006)
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
16.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Feast of July (1995)
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After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result. (116 mins.)
 
19.
Mesmer (1994)
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism." (107 mins.)
 
20.
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells (2001 Mini-Series)
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds... (265 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
21.
War and Peace (2007 Mini-Series)
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The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the the Napoleonic Era. (394 mins.)
 
22.
The Wingless Bird (1997 Mini-Series)
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On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family... (180 mins.)
 
23.
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby. (116 mins.)
 
24.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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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. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
25.
Bleak House (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system (510 mins.)
 
26.
Lady Chatterley (1993 Mini-Series)
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Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War... (205 mins.)
 
27.
Middlemarch (1994 Mini-Series)
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life... (375 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
 
28.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
29.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
30.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
31.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences. (135 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
32.
Washington Square (1997)
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father... (115 mins.)
 
33.
The Inheritance (1997 TV Movie)
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At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the... (95 mins.)
Director: Bobby Roth
 
34.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
35.
Emma (1996)
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In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
36.
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
 
37.
Bathory: Countess of Blood (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind... (141 mins.)
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
 
38.
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
 
39.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge. (123 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
40.
Dorian Gray (2009)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (112 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
41.
Casanova (2005)
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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. (112 mins.)
 
42.
The Tudors (2007 TV Series)
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII. (60 mins.)
 
43.
Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... (180 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
44.
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
45.
The Buccaneers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands. (212 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
46.
Byron (2003 TV Movie)
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London. (147 mins.)
Director: Julian Farino
 
47.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
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An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
48.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower)... (142 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
49.
Wuthering Heights (2009 Mini-Series)
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Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family. (142 mins.)
 
50.
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
 
51.
The Bostonians (1984)
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A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future. (122 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
52.
The Glass Virgin (1995 Mini-Series)
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Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her... (180 mins.)
 
53.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
54.
Chéri (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
55.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
56.
Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne... (93 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
 
57.
Jane Eyre (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
 
58.
Mansfield Park (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins. (261 mins.)
 
59.
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel... (50 mins.)
 
60.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)
 
61.
Mr Selfridge (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store. (45 mins.)
 
62.
Garrow's Law (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.
 
63.
First Among Equals (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s. (60 mins.)
 
64.
Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War. (290 mins.)
 
65.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown. (133 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
66.
Klondike (2014 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory... (274 mins.)
 
67.
Daniel Boone (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War. (60 mins.)
 
68.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
69.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost. (104 mins.)
 
70.
Doctor Faustus (1967)
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A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves. (93 mins.)
 
71.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
72.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
73.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
74.
Chopin. Pragnienie milosci (2002)
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The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Antczak
 
75.
Impromptu (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. (107 mins.)
Director: James Lapine
 
76.
A Song to Remember (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Biography of Frederic Chopin. (113 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
77.
The Awakening Land (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century. (333 mins.)
 
78.
Doctor Zhivago (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives... (226 mins.)
 
79.
Poldark (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Ross Poldark returns from war to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
 
80.
Sea Devils (1953)
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Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge. (91 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
81.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (138 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
82.
Cutthroat Island (1995)
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A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
83.
Crusoe (2008 TV Series)
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Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century... (60 mins.)
 
84.
Black Sails (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island". (56 mins.)
 
85.
Reign (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court. (42 mins.)
 
86.
Ivanhoe (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
87.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
88.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
89.
King Arthur (2004)
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A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
90.
The Mists of Avalon (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother... (183 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
91.
Camelot (2011 TV Series)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son... (45 mins.)
 
92.
First Knight (1995)
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Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. (134 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
 
93.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
94.
Isenhart: The Hunt Is on for Your Soul (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The young Isenhart grows at the castle guards to Laurin. Together with his friend Konrad he receives all the privileges of nobility... (125 mins.)
Director: Hansjörg Thurn
 
95.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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
 
96.
Imperium: Nerone (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire. (192 mins.)
Director: Paul Marcus
 
97.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
98.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
99.
Shogun (1980 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. (60 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
100.
Oshin (1983 TV Series)
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Tells the story of Oshin, a poor little girl who would someday become the owner of a big supermarket chain in Japan.