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1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 53,414

2. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 101,865 | Gross: $5.90M

3. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,421

4. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 56,531 | Gross: $16.26M

5. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 13,370

6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 40,165

7. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 24,483

8. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.5
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Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

Votes: 23,333 | Gross: $7.19M

9. The Virgin Queen (2005– )

237 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,079

10. Black-Adder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.7
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 31,650

11. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 13,116 | Gross: $5.67M

12. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 25,134

13. Shogun Assassin (1980)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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When the wife of the Shogun's Decapitator is murdered and he is ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire, embarking on a journey of blood and violent death.

Directors: Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Shôgen Nitta

Votes: 8,080

14. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Votes: 9,494

15. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 1,870

16. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,907 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 5,369

18. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,985

19. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Historical drama detailing the political and religious conflict between Scotland's Catholic Queen Mary Stuart and England's Protestant Queen Elizabeth Tudor during the 16th century.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 3,235

20. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970– )

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 1,001

21. Nova Zembla (2011)

108 min | Drama, History

5.8
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A Dutch exploration team sets sail to find the North East passage to the Indies. The weather had other ideas for them.

Director: Reinout Oerlemans | Stars: Doutzen Kroes, Semmy Schilt, Derek de Lint, Jan Decleir

Votes: 3,552

22. La venexiana (1986)

102 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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Venice, sixteenth century. Giulio, a foreign gentleman spends a memorable night in the city where he meets and beds two beautiful women. They are Angela, a widowed lady, and Valeria, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Monica Guerritore, Jason Connery, Claudio Amendola

Votes: 331

23. Lope (2010)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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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.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Pilar López de Ayala, Ramon Pujol

Votes: 882

24. Il mestiere delle armi (2001)

105 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Ratchkov, Fabio Giubbani

Votes: 1,130

25. Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life.

Director: J. Larry Carroll | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 428

26. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,317

27. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 539

28. Prince of Foxes (1949)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti

Votes: 1,080

29. Mad Love (2001)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma

Votes: 3,215 | Gross: $0.28M

30. Hürrem Sultan (2003– )

History

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During the 8 episodes of this production where 'Ali Surmeli' and 'Gulben Ergen' had the leading roles, we watched how Hurrem Sultana became a character who influenced the Ottoman history ... See full summary »

Stars: Gülben Ergen, Ali Sürmeli, Yesim Aliç, Perim Amaç

Votes: 205

31. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.45M

32. Amaya (2011– )

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story is set in the 1500s, during the time of Rajah Mangubat's reign. He was known as the undefeated notorious leader of chief captains... See full synopsis »

Stars: Sherilyn Reyes, Marian Rivera, Sid Lucero, Mikael Daez

Votes: 317

33. Rikyu (1989)

135 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yoshiko Mita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 453

34. Viimne reliikvia (1969)

86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

8.1
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A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 1,033

35. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 693

36. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 512

37. Alien vs. Ninja (2010)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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A comet crashes into a Japanese forest and a group of mighty ninjas must fight a group of killer Aliens before they reach their village and kill everyone.

Director: Seiji Chiba | Stars: Shûji Kashiwabara, Mika Hijii, Ben Hiura, Kôji Inagaki

Votes: 1,910

38. Hwang Jin-yi (2007)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The life of the famous gisaeng (female entertainer), Hwang Jin Yi, who lived in 16th century Korea.

Director: Yun-hyeon Jang | Stars: Hye-kyo Song, Ji-tae Yu, Seung-ryong Ryu, Young-doo Oh

Votes: 403

39. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

234 min | Music, Sport

7.2
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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as over 78,000 people gather to watch an elaborate show of dance, music and unity.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Daniela Thomas, Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Gisele Bündchen, Michael Phelps, Judi Dench, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 184

40. Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann, Anke Fabré

Votes: 1,236

41. Verekivi (1973)

74 min | Adventure, History

7.1
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A landlord chases his escaped serf but some town takes the refugee under its protection. That leads to a serious confrontation. Based on a true story.

Director: Madis Ojamaa | Stars: Antanas Barcas, Mikk Mikiver, Galina Fedotova, Andres Ild

Votes: 45

42. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Michael Wood tours the English locations important to William Shakespeare as he explores the playwright and poet's life and work.

Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Gerald Kyd, Fred Melamed

Votes: 184

43. The Golem (1915)

60 min | Horror

6.0
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers,... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen, Lyda Salmonova, Rudolf Blümner

Votes: 872

44. Inquisition (1978)

90 min | Horror

6.1
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Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy | Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall, Ricardo Merino

Votes: 250

45. Sengoku jieitai 1549 (2005)

119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.1
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An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Kyôka Suzuki, Haruka Ayase, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 466

46. Giant from the Unknown (1958)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror

4.9
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A very large, degenerate, Spanish conqueror is freed from suspended animation by lightning and goes on a killing spree in a small town.

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Sally Fraser, Bob Steele, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 388

47. Lucrezia Borgia (1935)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Gabriel Gabrio, Maurice Escande, Roger Karl

Votes: 160

48. The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.2
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The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Fay Wray

Votes: 248

49. La monaca di Monza (1987)

98 min | Drama, History

6.0
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The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Odorisio | Stars: Myriem Roussel, Alessandro Gassman, Renato De Carmine, Alina De Simone

Votes: 70

50. Lapu-Lapu (2002)

125 min | Action, Biography, History

6.2
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Director: William Mayo | Stars: Lito Lapid, Joyce Jimenez, Dante Rivero, Vic Vargas

Votes: 30