Most Popular "British Colonial" Titles
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PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 806,490 | Gross: $305.39M
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 328,620 | Gross: $179.87M
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 192,021 | Gross: $6.00M
4. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
5. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 52,156 | Gross: $87.10M
6. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
7. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.
Votes: 17,935 | Gross: $42.00M
8. Guns at Batasi (1964)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, History, War
An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.
10. The Sea Wolves (1980)
PG | 120 min | Action, History, War
A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old.
11. Earth (1998)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Votes: 5,562 | Gross: $0.53M
12. Tai-Pan (1986)
R | 127 min | Adventure
Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $4.01M
13. Under Capricorn (1949)
Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.
14. Noble House (1988 TV Mini-Series)
355 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Co, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "... See full summary »
15. The Black Swan (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.
16. A Town Like Alice (1981 TV Mini-Series)
301 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »
17. The Chess Players (1977)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »
18. Heat and Dust (1983)
R | 133 min | Drama, Romance
Anne is investigating the life of her grand-aunt Olivia, whose destiny has always been shrouded with scandal. The search leads back to the early 1920s, when Olivia, recently married to ... See full summary »
19. Bhowani Junction (1956)
Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.
20. Elephant Walk (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Drama
The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.
21. Madras Town (2010)
162 min | Drama, History, Romance
A film set in 1940s India, during the country's struggle for independence. The young daughter of an English governor falls in love with a local Indian boy.
22. Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
170 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, ... See full summary »
23. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.
24. 23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
188 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his mentor Lala Lajpatrai is mercilessly beaten to death by the police Bhagat Singh is enraged and he sets about to avenge his death. He and his colleagues do succeed in killing one of... See full summary »
25. The Scarlet Coat (1955)
Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.
26. Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)
195 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century.
27. Sandokan (1976 TV Mini-Series)
126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Malaysia, the second half of 1800. The English Queen Victoria owns the domain of the eastern lands of Borneo, commanded by Lord James Guillonk, fierce and ruthless conqueror, father of the ... See full summary »
28. Gandhi, My Father (2007)
136 min | Biography, Drama, History
The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son.
Votes: 1,308 | Gross: $0.24M
29. Junoon (1979)
141 min | Drama
Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.
31. Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)
88 min | Comedy
A former British colony in dire need of economic aid tries to play the British against the Soviets in an attempt to secure economic aid from either side in return for political loyalty.
34. The Land (1969)
130 min | Drama
A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.
35. Bonnie Scotland (1935)
Passed | 80 min | Comedy
Stan and Ollie mistakenly enlist in the army and find themselves posted to the Northwest Frontier in India on a dangerous mission.
36. The Happy Valley (1987 TV Movie)
In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder.
37. John A.: Birth of a Country (2011 TV Movie)
91 min | Drama
The political manoeuvrings in the ten or so years in the legislature of the Province of Canada, comprised of the former Upper Canada and Lower Canada, leading up to the confederation of ... See full summary »
38. Outpost in Malaya (1952)
88 min | Adventure, Drama
The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under ... See full summary »
39. The Green Goddess (1930)
Passed | 73 min | Adventure
An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »
40. Staying On (1980 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
A british colonel and his wife decide to remain in India after the departure of the British raj in the 1940s.
41. The Sun Never Sets (1939)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama
When Clive Randolph finally returns "home" from Gold Coast colony, younger brother John balks at following the family Colonial Service tradition. But back in Gold Coast, one Zurof, ... See full summary »
43. A Scream in the Night (1935)
Approved | 58 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A colonial police detective in an Eastern seaport seeks a stolen gem, and infiltrates the underworld by posing as a look-alike wharfside bar owner.
44. The Shanghai Drama (1938)
76 min | Drama
A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »
46. Old Loves and New (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Gervas Carew's wife, Elinor, has deserted him while he was fighting for France, for Lord Clyde Geraldine, a cad of the first order, but Elinor, in turn is cast off when Lord Geraldine turns... See full summary »
48. Scarlet Ibis
Drama, Fantasy, Romance | Announced
A high school freshman, travels to the exotic isle of Trinidad. There she discovers the stories that unlock the gates of her ancestral past; empower her to open her own heart, to understand her father and her destiny.
11 min | Documentary, Short