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1. Ironclad (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.2
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42 Metascore

In 13th-century England, a small group of Knights Templar fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.

Writers: Jonathan English, Erick Kastel, Stephen McDool | Director: Jonathan English | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, James Purefoy

2. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Writers: Umberto Eco, Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

3. 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

4. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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81 Metascore

The animated story of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells.

Writers: Tomm Moore, Fabrice Ziolkowski | Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

5. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

6. Robin Hood (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The Swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist.

Writers: Sam Resnick, John McGrath | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman, Jürgen Prochnow, Edward Fox

7. Sacred Flesh (2000)

75 min

3.4
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Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Writer: Nigel Wingrove | Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

8. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Brian Moore | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

9. Lisztomania (1975)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Russell | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr

10. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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

11. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

91 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Hinds | Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Francis Matthews

12. Civilisation (1969– )

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

13. Unmistaken Child (2008)

102 min | Documentary

7.6
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66 Metascore

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Writer: Nati Baratz | Director: Nati Baratz | Star: Tenzin Zopa

14. Gebissen wird nur nachts (1971)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Writers: Karl-Heinz Hummel, August Rieger | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo, Ingrid van Bergen

15. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Writer: Margarethe von Trotta | Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

16. The Dark Ages (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Writer: Christopher Cassel | Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros, Adnan Husain

17. Jasminum (2006)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Writer: Jan Jakub Kolski | Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Justyna Bartoszewicz, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Marta Dabrowska, Grzegorz Damiecki

18. Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

7.8
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China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Meyer, Robert van Gulik | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Khigh Dhiegh, Mako, Soon-Tek Oh, Miiko Taka

19. Shaolin Prince (1982)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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Two princes are seperated by birth. One is raised by the Prime Minister. The other is raised by three mad Shaolin Monks. They both learn kung-fu. When they are 23, they meet and combine ... See full summary »

Writer: Jing Wong | Director: Chia Tang | Stars: Lung Ti, Tung-Shing Yee, Jason Pai Piao, Feng Ku

20. Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin (1985)

84 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

7.6
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Director: Han-Jun Li | Stars: Hai-Deng Shi, Ying-Lian Fan, Xing-You Li, Jet Li

21. Brother Anna (1963)

82 min | Adventure

6.6
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Andreas, nephew of the abbot of the Monastery of Dionysios, who died eight years previously, arrives at Agion Oros (Mount Athos) with a team of smugglers of antiquities, with the intention ... See full summary »

Writers: Grigoris Grigoriou, Panos Kontellis, John Norman | Director: Grigoris Grigoriou | Stars: Petros Fyssoun, Byron Pallis, Mitsos Ligizos, Manos Katrakis

22. North Shaolin Temple (2012)

Documentary

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The 'North Shaolin Temple' documentary delves inside the secretive world of Shaolin to reveal how its ancient traditions still exist in today's world. The North Shaolin Temple in Baoding ... See full summary »

Writers: Yanmin Chen, Norgrove Jennifer | Director: Yanmin Chen | Star: Paul Lockyer

23. The Ascent of Man (1973– )
Episode: Generation Upon Generation (1973)

Documentary

7.3
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Man discovers genetics.

Star: Jacob Bronowski

24. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Matters of State (2008)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Henry warns Anne to stay out of state affairs, but her paranoiac fear of Catherine is only alleviated with her death and Anne's new pregnancy.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy

25. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: Monk's Hood (1994)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When an unpleasant and cruel nobleman spites his stepson by ceding his estate to the abbey, he ends up being poisoned by one of Brother Cadfael's medications.

Writers: Russell Lewis, Edith Pargeter | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

26. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: Power in the Land (1972)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Henry consolidates his power when Elizabeth gives birth to Prince Arthur legitimizing Henry's claim of descent from the legendary monarch.

Writer: Rosemary Anne Sisson | Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson | Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Michael Johnson, James Laurenson

27. Human Target (2010–2011)
Episode: Sanctuary (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Chance needs a miracle to help protect a reformed thief from his vengeful former accomplices as they race to recover priceless religious artifacts hidden in a remote Canadian monastery.

Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Kalinda Vazquez, Robert Levine, Sonny Postiglione, Zak Schwartz, Len Wein, Carmine Infantino | Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Sam Huntington

28. Tony Robinson and... (2008– )
Episode: The Ghosts of Glastonbury (2008)

Documentary, Horror

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Writer: Tim Taylor | Director: Alexander Dunlop | Stars: Tony Robinson, Becky McCall, Chris French, Tim Hopkinson-Ball

29. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Holy Thief (1998)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Ramsey Abbey in Cambridgeshire puts in a claim for the remains of St. Winifred, whose reliquary is the object of prayer and lucrative donations to Shrewsbury Abbey.

Writers: Ben Rostul, Edith Pargeter | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

30. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Leper of St. Giles (1994)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When a cruel middle-aged baron and a beautiful wealthy orphan are to be wed at the abbey, it comes as no surprise when the sadistic nobleman is found strangled to death.

Writers: Paul Pender, Edith Pargeter | Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley, Michael Culver

31. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: The Persecution (1992)

Adventure, History

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Richard Grey rescues Rachel, a beautiful young woman, from a vengeful mob and brings her home to Covington Cross. Soon after her arrival an unusual death, violent storms and other unusual ... See full summary »

Creator: Gil Grant | Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

32. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Potter's Field (1998)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A year after Brother Ruald answers his vocation and becomes a monk at Shrewsbury, a body, believed to be his deserted wife, is unearthed near his cottage.

Writers: Christopher Russell, Edith Pargeter | Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

33. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)
Episode: The Raven in the Foregate (1997)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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An unpopular Puritanical priest new to Shrewsbury refuses to give a pregnant young girl absolution resulting in her apparent suicide.

Writers: Simon Burke, Edith Pargeter | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Terrence Hardiman, Michael Culver, Julian Firth

34. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: The Schooling of Apes (1972)

49 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Henrys enemies represent commoner Lambert Simmel as the Earl of Warwick, the York pretender. The Earl of Lincoln leaves for Ireland to head the army that is forming against Henry,

Writers: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson, Brian Rawlinson | Director: Prudence Fitzgerald | Stars: James Maxwell, James Laurenson, Michael Johnson, Rachel Kempson