Baroque 1600-1700

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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
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Lope (2010)
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A chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega, the Spanish playwright who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theater. (106 mins.)
 
3.
Vatel (2000)
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In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly... (103 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
4.
The Countess (2009)
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
 
5.
Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great. (100 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
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The Last King (2003 Mini-Series)
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return. (235 mins.)
 
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Nightwatching (2007)
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'. (134 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
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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 a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe. (55 mins.)
 
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The Libertine (2004)
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The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work. (114 mins.)
 
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
12.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
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Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
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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
 
14.
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
 
15.
Artemisia (1997)
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
 
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The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
17.
Alatriste (2006)
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. (145 mins.)
 
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot. (205 mins.)
 
19.
The Red Violin (1998)
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A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. (130 mins.)
 
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The Prince of Homburg (1997)
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The Prince of Homburg, disobeys orders and leads a cavalry charge in battle against the Swedes, which leads to victory... (89 mins.)
 
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The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
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Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean... (105 mins.)
 
23.
Black Robe (1991)
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A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter. (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
24.
The Triumph of Love (2001)
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A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love. (112 mins.)
Director: Clare Peploe
 
25.
Treasure Island (2012 TV Movie)
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure... (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
26.
The Three Musketeers (1993)
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer... (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
27.
To Kill a King (2003)
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
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The Sovereign's Servant (2007)
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Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France:... (131 mins.)
Director: Oleg Ryaskov
 
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford