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1. 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: 98,930 | Gross: $5.90M

2. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,071

3. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 6,831

4. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,799

5. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tells how King Henry VIII came to marry five more times after his divorce from his first wife.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 2,599

6. Game of Swords (2006)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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Set in the 16th century, a sheriff working on a series of murders has to choose between his conscience and protecting his family when he's tied to the crimes.

Director: Adrian Rudomin | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Blanca Marsillach, Brian Blessed, Szonja Oroszlán

Votes: 1,537

7. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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: 1,668 | Gross: $0.45M

8. The King Maker (2005)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

3.5
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Lek Kitaparaporn | Stars: Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies, Cindy Burbridge, Dom Hetrakul

Votes: 626

9. The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I - Red Rose of the House of Tudor (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, History

6.3
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A fictionalized account of the childhood of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Daniel Clark, Tamara Hope, Ron Kennell, Byron Long

Votes: 29

10. Conquista (1971)

39 min | Short, Adventure

8.4
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After the Spanish conquest of South America, solders traveled far into North America in search of treasure. In Conquista, a lost horse from Coronado's 1540 expedition comes across a Native ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Syson | Star: José María Serrano

Votes: 7

11. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Moment of Nostalgia (2010)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Henry is proud of Catherine, his beautiful, vivacious seventeen year old wife, who buys silence from an old friend by making her a member of the court.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Tamzin Merchant, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 285

12. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Problems in the Reformation (2009)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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While a grieving Henry remains in seclusion with his fool coming to grips with Jane's death, court intrigue turns to political assassination in his absence.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Alan Van Sprang

Votes: 259

13. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Protestant Anne of Cleves (2009)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Henry settles on Anne Of Cleves as his fourth wife but is disappointed with her attractiveness and blames Cromwell for his unhappy situation.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Joss Stone

Votes: 236

14. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Search for a New Queen (2009)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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frustrated in his efforts to assassinate Cardinal Pole, Henry has his relatives executed while Cromwell supports a marriage to Anne of Cleves.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Joss Stone

Votes: 241

15. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Sister (2010)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Joan Bulmer confides the Queen's sexual history to Lady Rochford who tells it to Culpepper and arranges for him to have a liaison with the neglected Catherine.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Tamzin Merchant, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 233

16. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Sixth and the Final Wife (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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After leaving wife Catherine as regent, a bellicose Henry invades France and lays siege to Boulogne in an attempt to regain his French provinces.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Lothaire Bluteau, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 237

17. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: The Undoing of Cromwell (2009)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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As Henry seeks to have his marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled and Cromwell removed, Bryan pimps teenage Catherine Howard as Henry's new mistress.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, James Frain, Joss Stone

Votes: 292

18. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: You Have My Permission (2010)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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Henry allows Bishop Gardner a free rein in rooting out heretics and sets his eyes on the soon-to-be-widowed Catherine Parr.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Lothaire Bluteau, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 219