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1. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, War

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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

2. Belle (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Writer: Misan Sagay | Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

3. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

4. Marie Antoinette (2006)

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

6.4
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65 Metascore

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.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

5. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Writers: Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb, Amanda Foreman | Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

6. Queen of the Damned (2002)

R | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Music

5.2
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30 Metascore

The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.

Writers: Anne Rice, Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni | Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez

7. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 184 min | Drama

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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

8. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

9. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

Writer: Peter Atkins | Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Doug Bradley, Charlotte Chatton

10. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

11. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History

6.3
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67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Writers: Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand, Chantal Thomas | Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

12. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Margaret Booth | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

13. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall | Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

14. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History

6.1
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42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Writer: John Sweet | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

15. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves

16. Poldark (2015– )

Drama | Filming

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Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, Heida Reed, Kyle Soller

17. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

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British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

18. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Burton, Walter DeLeon, Bradford Ropes, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

19. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Walter D. Edmonds | Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

20. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

21. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Writers: Rémi Waterhouse, Michel Fessler, Eric Vicaut | Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

22. Black Magic (1949)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Charles Bennett, Richard Schayer | Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore

23. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career.

Writer: Abel Gance | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

24. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Stanislawa Przybyszewska, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Boleslaw Michalek, Jacek Gasiorowski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

25. Let Them Eat Cake (1999– )

30 min | Comedy, History

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It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Learmouth | Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Scarborough, Lucy Punch

26. A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989)

111 min | Drama, History

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Writer: Tim Slover | Director: Peter N. Johnson | Stars: Craig Wasson, Michael McGuire, Morgan White, Bruce Newbold

27. La révolution française (1989)

360 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the ... See full summary »

Writers: David Ambrose, Daniel Boulanger, Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron, Fred A. Wyler | Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

28. Anthony Adverse (1936)

TV-G | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

29. Deadly Sanctuary (1969)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.

Writer: Harry Alan Towers | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

30. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, George Hembert Westley | Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

31. The Divine Lady (1929)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Writers: E. Barrington, Forrest Halsey, Agnes Christine Johnston, Harry Carr, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith

32. I'll Never Forget You (1951)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Ranald MacDougall | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Dennis Price

33. A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.9
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The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. ... See full summary »

Writers: François-Eugène Vidocq, Ellis St. Joseph | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis, Akim Tamiroff

34. The Black Torment (1964)

85 min | Horror, Mystery

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A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot ?

Writers: Derek Ford, Donald Ford | Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Heather Sears, John Turner, Ann Lynn, Peter Arne

35. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Writers: Richard Fielder, James Thomas Flexner | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Bekins

36. Blackfly (2001–2002)

Adventure, Comedy, History

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Creator: Ron James | Stars: Ron James, Shauna Black, Richard Donat, James Kee

37. Cagliostro - Liebe und Leben eines großen Abenteurers (1929)

54 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Writers: Herbert Juttke, Georg C. Klaren, Johannes von Günther | Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Hans Stüwe, Renée Héribel, Alfred Abel, Ivan Koval-Samborsky

38. Caroline Cherie (1953)

104 min | Romance, War

4.3
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Caroline de Bienre, the 16-year-old daughter of French nobility, meets the handsome rogue, Gaston de Sallanches, who is expected to ask for the hand of her older, plainer sister in marriage... See full summary »

Writers: Cécil Saint-Laurent, Jean Anouilh | Director: Jean-Devaivre | Stars: Martine Carol, Jacques Dacqmine, Marthe Mercadier, Véra Norman

39. Gustav III (1974 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Based on play by famous swedish author/playwright August Strindberg adapted for swedish TV in 70's. It's about the real life assassination on swedish king Gustav III who was killed by a ... See full summary »

Writer: August Strindberg | Director: Johan Bergenstråhle | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Tomas Bolme, John Harryson, Stig Järrel

40. Macklean (1993 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Stars: Jörgen Andersson, Mats Andersson, Gustaf Appelberg, Erik Appelgren

41. The Moravian Massacre (1996)

48 min | Documentary

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This documentary chronicles the murder of some 90 Christian Delaware Indians by Pennsylvania militiamen in 1782 and examines the layers of politic, bigotry and racial hatred that permeated the early American frontier.

Writer: Randall D. Wilkins | Director: Randall D. Wilkins | Stars: Clancy Brown, Amy Danles, Allan Eckert, Susan Goehring

42. Kungajakt (1944)

92 min | Drama

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Writers: Karl Ragnar Gierow, Alf Sjöberg | Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Inga Tidblad, Holger Löwenadler, Lauritz Falk, Erik Hell

43. Shamus O'Brien (1912)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Herbert Brenon, Sheridan Le Fanu | Director: Otis Turner | Stars: King Baggot, Vivian Prescott, William Robert Daly, Augustus Balfour

44. Heroes of the Tay Son Dynasty (2010)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

5.1
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The film tells the story of King Quang Trung and his Tay Son troops, in which they defeated 200,000 Chinese Qing soldiers in Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da, a suburban area of Thang Long (now Hanoi) in 1789.

Writers: Duc Truong Cao, Thanh Huy, Thuy Nhan Pham | Director: Huynh Ly | Stars: Hung Ly, Thuy Lam Nguyen, Thé Anh, Hao Cong

46. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: Dramatic License (1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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Carolyn Marsh is a romance author whose latest book features the exploits of a hero named Duncan MacLeod and a villain named Terence Coventry, the name of another Immortal who Duncan knows ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael O'Mahony, Sacha Reins, Gregory Widen | Director: Peter Ellis | Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Elizabeth Gracen

47. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1975)

51 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to find his home in shambles and his betrothed engaged to another.

Writers: Winston Graham, Jack Pulman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Robin Ellis, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis, Norma Streader

48. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1975)

50 min | Drama, Romance

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Ross determines to put Nampara back on track and get his mine Wheal Leisure running again. Ross also decides to take young Demelza Carne into his house as a servant.

Writers: Winston Graham, Jack Pulman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis

49. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1975)

52 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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After another infidelity from Francis, Elizabeth decides to leave Francis for Ross after his father's death - but Demelza's pregnancy complicates the situation.

Writers: Winston Graham, Jack Pulman | Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis

50. Poldark (1975– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1975)

52 min | Drama, Romance

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Ross and Demelza, now married, celebrate the birth of their daughter. A traveling troupe of performers stages a play at Nampara, and Mark Daniel falls for a young actress named Keren.

Writers: Winston Graham, Paul Wheeler | Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Francis