List of movies concerning history and literature of the Middle ages through Elizabethian times (500-1600AD)

This list attempts to collect and organize the best movies showing the history and literature of the Middle Ages through the Elizabethan period (500-1600AD). I created this with the idea that it would supplement a study of that time period, so will include documentaries, dramas and docu-dramas.

To make it easier to find what you may be interested in, I have created a table of contents (the # refers to the position of the 1st movie of the category) . Please be aware that some categories overlap.
1 - Byzantine Empire
9 - Medieval Legends
18- Persian Myths
24- Norse/Viking
37- Crusaders (1000-1300)
55- Early Renaissance (1300-1550)
78- Explorers
83- South America
94- Reformation
101- Henry VIII
109- Shakespeare
136- Elizabethan period
150- Far East (500-1600)
162- Feudal Japan

My criteria for this list is as follows:
1) The movie had to fall within the time frame
2) The movie had to have at least a rating of 6.0 from IMDb
3) It had to be at least theoretically possible to FIND the movie (on someplace like Netflix or Amazon).

Although I did my best to select movies that would be appropriate for at least a high school student (and I tried to get younger ages too), I have not watched the majority of the films on this list so make no guarantees about the quality or appropriateness of any film here.
*Parental Discretion Advised*

Please see my other lists for other time periods.
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1.
Byzantium: The Lost Empire (1997 TV Series)
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John Romer recreates the glory and history of Byzantium. From the Hagia Sophia in present-day Istanbul to the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks in Venice. (208 mins.)
Stars: John Romer
“ This list starts after the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Byzantine period. This TV series focused on the art and architecture of the period. ” - Sherrill777
 
2.
Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Byzantines (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Byzantium and some of there accomplishments. (564 mins.)
 
3.
The Dark Ages (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade. (120 mins.)
 
4.
Theodora (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
(208 mins.)
Director: Peter Sellars
 
5.
The Message (1976)
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In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God... (177 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
“ I have not watched this, so could not say whether this movie tells of the birth of Islam from a Christian or Muslim perspective. ” - Sherrill777
 
6.
Charlemagne (1993 Mini-Series)
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Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire. (90 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
“ I'm not positive that this mini-series will be easy to find.... ” - Sherrill777
 
7.
The Secret of Kells (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. (75 mins.)
 
8.
Alfred the Great (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood... (122 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
9.
Pope Joan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks. (149 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
“ This begins the section on Medieval Legends. ” - Sherrill777
 
10.
Excalibur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart (140 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ There are numerous King Arthur movies and TV series, but I found a small selection of some of the highlights. ” - Sherrill777
 
11.
Merlin (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot who has soon become his best friend and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend. (45 mins.)
 
12.
King Arthur (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
13.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. (79 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain. (106 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ This Mark Twain classic doesn't exactly have a lot of history in it, but it is still a great story. ” - Sherrill777
 
16.
The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his castle is taken over; Valiant, Prince of Thule, has a dream in which King Arthur calls him to Camelot... (22 mins.)
 
17.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
18.
The Singing Princess (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An insane woman brings peace to her village by being the most ultimate singer around. (76 mins.)
“ This starts the section on 'Persian Myths'. The majority of these tales come from '1001 Arabian Nights', stories compiled from the Islamic Golden Age. ” - Sherrill777
 
19.
Arabian Nights (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories. (175 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
20.
Aladdin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
 
21.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves. (106 mins.)
 
22.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus. (86 mins.)
 
23.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic... (105 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
24.
The 13th Warrior (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ This starts the section of Norse/Viking history and legends. ” - Sherrill777
 
25.
The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him. (82 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Also Known as 'The Little Norse Prince'. ” - Sherrill777
 
26.
Valhalla (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Through Loki's treachery, two children in the Viking age find themselves spirited away into the world of Norse Mythology. (76 mins.)
 
27.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
28.
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword. (77 mins.)
Director: Sam Liu
 
29.
The Vikings (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess. (116 mins.)
 
30.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
 
31.
Vicky the Viking (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need. (85 mins.)
 
32.
Beowulf (2007)
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The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
33.
Chronicle (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Series tracing new developments in historical research. (50 mins.)
 
34.
Astrid Silverlock (????)
In the year of the Lord, 859AD, King Erik Silverlock and his son travel to the Brittish islands to trade. After their ship goes missing, young Astrid Silverlock decides to find out the truth. It's an epic adventure story. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Rhodin
“ This is an upcoming film that might fit this time period. Maybe. ” - Sherrill777
 
35.
Curse of the Ring (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga. (184 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
36.
When the Raven Flies (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents. (109 mins.)
“ It looks like there is a re-make in the works. ” - Sherrill777
 
37.
El Cid (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ This film begins the section on European history from around 1000 AD to about 1300 AD. ” - Sherrill777
 
38.
Stealing Heaven (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Abelard, a respected philosopher and teacher in 12th-century Paris, is hired to tutor the intelligent and beautiful Heloise... (115 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
39.
The Lion in Winter (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
40.
Ivanhoe (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ivanhoe returning from crusading in the Holy Land to England which is ruled by corrupt Prince John. (270 mins.)
“ There are other movies of this name, but this one had the best ratings. ” - Sherrill777
 
41.
The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. (60 mins.)
 
42.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
43.
Robin Hood (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Robin Hood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. (83 mins.)
 
45.
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
“ There's also a parody of this called 'Men in Tights', if you like that sort of thing. ” - Sherrill777
 
46.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
47.
Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight. (90 mins.)
Director: Manuel Sicilia
 
48.
Becket (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas à Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's. (148 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
49.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love. (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
50.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope... (122 mins.)
“ Movie on St. Francis of Assisi ” - Sherrill777
 
51.
Francesco (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi (157 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
“ Movie on St. Francis of Assisi ” - Sherrill777
 
52.
Ironclad (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. (121 mins.)
 
53.
Valley of the Bees (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father... (97 mins.)
 
54.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
55.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
“ A mystery ” - Sherrill777
 
56.
The Decameron (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron". (112 mins.)
 
57.
Black Death (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
 
58.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
59.
Canterbury Tales (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An adaptation of six of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in a modern setting. (52 mins.)
“ There are other versions of this same title. ” - Sherrill777
 
60.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
61.
Joan of Arc (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Spurred by divine voices and visions, a 15th-century teen leads French forces against the English. (180 mins.)
 
62.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
63.
Saint Joan (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1456, French king Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the 17 year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic. (110 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
64.
The Advocate (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However... (112 mins.)
Director: Leslie Megahey
“ Also known as 'The hour of the Pig' ” - Sherrill777
 
65.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer. (91 mins.)
 
66.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen. (133 mins.)
Director: Wallace Worsley
 
67.
Dracula (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
“ I'm including this here because this time period is when Prince Vlad (whom Dracula is based off of) was alive. ” - Sherrill777
 
68.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
69.
The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
He was the creator and artist of the Mona Lisa portrait (60 mins.)
“ Any biography of this man would probably do equally well. ” - Sherrill777
 
70.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Michaelangelo ” - Sherrill777
 
71.
Conquest 1453 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople. (162 mins.)
Director: Faruk Aksoy
“ This movie may be hard to find ” - Sherrill777
 
72.
The Conclave (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals met in Rome to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old Spanish cardinal, Rodrigo Borgia, learns to play a very dangerous game; how to survive his first conclave. (100 mins.)
 
73.
Tower of London (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne... (92 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
74.
Tower of London (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
75.
Princes in the Tower (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck... (120 mins.)
Director: Justin Hardy
 
76.
The Borgias (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The saga of a crime family in 15th century Italy. (50 mins.)
 
77.
The Borgia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia. (120 mins.)
 
78.
Christopher Columbus (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition. (360 mins.)
“ This begins the section on explorers

Also look for the 'Biography' series to have an episode on this man. ” - Sherrill777
 
79.
Columbus: The Lost Voyage (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of one of the most famous men in history. You might think you know him - the heroic and successful discoverer of America. Now think again. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Thomson
 
80.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
82.
Roanoke: The Lost Colony (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A fictional tale based on the true events of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island in 1587. (86 mins.)
Director: Bertie Stephens
 
83.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ This begins the movies on South America during this time period. ” - Sherrill777
 
84.
Mysteries of the Ancient Maya (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
85.
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. (89 mins.)
 
86.
The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado. (28 mins.)
 
87.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
Episode: The Great Inca Rebellion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Recent archaeological research begins to reveal how a small number of Spanish fortune hunters could conquer the mighty Inca Empira...
 
88.
Apocalypto (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
89.
Rapa Nui (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two... (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
90.
Captain from Castile (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. (140 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
91.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold... (121 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
 
92.
Quilombo (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation... (119 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
93.
La otra conquista (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico... (105 mins.)
“ Also known as 'The Other Conquest' ” - Sherrill777
 
94.
Luther (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
“ As is appropriate, a movie on Martin Luther begins the section on the Reformation. ” - Sherrill777
 
95.
Luther (1974)
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A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church. (112 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
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Martin Luther (1953)
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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement. (105 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
97.
Martin Luther (2002 TV Movie)
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Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther... (115 mins.)
 
98.
Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism (2004 Documentary)
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"This video series boldly, clearly, and winsomely sets forth the glorious, saving grace of God in its... (257 mins.)
Director: James Gelet
 
99.
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
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The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English. (75 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
 
100.
God's Outlaw (1986)
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A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
 
101.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
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