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1. Outlander (2014– )

64 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Creator: Ronald D. Moore | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish

2. Reign (2013– )

42 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her four best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It ... See full summary »

Creators: Laurie McCarthy, Stephanie Sengupta | Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo

3. Indian Summers (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

7.3
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Drama set in 1932 following the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Shachin Sailesh Kumar, Rick Warden, Olivia Grant, Ash Nair

4. Wolf Hall (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

5. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Writers: Jane Austen, Deborah Moggach | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

6. 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

7. Testament of Youth (2014)

129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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75 Metascore

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.

Writers: Vera Brittain, Juliette Towhidi | Director: James Kent | Stars: Taron Egerton, Hayley Atwell, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington

8. Romeo & Juliet (II) (2013)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.7
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41 Metascore

Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.

Writers: Julian Fellowes, William Shakespeare | Director: Carlo Carlei | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Laura Morante

9. 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

10. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama | Filming

Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father ... See full summary »

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

11. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for ... See full summary »

Creator: Craig Silverstein | Stars: Timothy Brooks, Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Kevin McNally

12. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

13. New Worlds (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, History

6.3
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The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.

Stars: Pip Carter, Phil Cheadle, Holli Dempsey, Joe Dempsie

14. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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75 Metascore

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Writers: Abi Morgan, Claire Tomalin | Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

15. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Writers: Bodil Steensen-Leth, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel | Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

16. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Writer: Julian Fellowes | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

17. 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

18. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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48 Metascore

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Randall Wallace | Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

19. A Little Chaos (2014)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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49 Metascore

A female landscape-gardener is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versailles, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV.

Writers: Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman | Director: Alan Rickman | Stars: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts

20. Tess (1979)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.

Writers: Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, Thomas Hardy | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin

21. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama

7.9
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The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

22. Lost in Austen (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Florence Hoath

23. Love and Friendship

Drama | Filming

Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Whit Stillman | Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

24. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.3
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Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »

Writer: Nikolai Müllerschön | Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

25. 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

26. Wives and Daughters (1999 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

8.3
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The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

27. Virgin Territory (2007)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

4.8
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Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.

Writer: David Leland | Director: David Leland | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton, Ryan Cartwright, Christopher Egan

28. Moonfleet (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

5.4
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John Trenchard is an orphan who dreams of finding Blackbeard's riches. But a friendship with a notorious smuggler soon forces him into hiding with a price on his head, wondering if he'll ever see Moonfleet again.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, Sophie Cookson, Anthony Ofoegbu

29. The Great Fire (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama | Active

5.7
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A fascinating insight into what really happened on the night of Sunday 2nd of September 1666, the Great fire of London in which parts of the city burned for 3 days the fire started in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Dartford, Andrew Buchan, Trixiebell Harrowell, Joey Price

30. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vittorio Bonicelli, Mario Soldati | Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

31. Angels and Insects (1995)

R | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In the 1800s a naturalist marries into a family of British aristocrats.

Writers: A.S. Byatt, Belinda Haas, Philip Haas | Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Jeremy Kemp

32. Jamaica Inn (2014 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Based on Daphne Du Maurier's novel

Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley

33. The Woman in Red (2015 TV Movie)

Drama | Post-production

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Writers: David Eldridge, Hallie Rubenhold | Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Aneurin Barnard, Jessica Gunning, Shaun Evans

34. Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

4.4
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Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the East Indies.

Writers: Mario Puzo, John Briley, Cary Bates | Director: John Glen | Stars: Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward

35. Admiral (2008)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Writers: Zoya Kudrya, Vladimir Valutskiy | Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

36. To the Ends of the Earth (2005 TV Mini-Series)

267 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

37. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Edmond Rostand | Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

38. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

39. The Forsyte Saga (1967 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

8.6
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, June Barry

40. Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent.... See full summary »

Writers: Gustave Flaubert, Heidi Thomas | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Greg Wise, Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville

41. The Way We Live Now (2001 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »

Stars: David Suchet, Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, Paloma Baeza

42. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Coy

44. Our Mutual Friend (1998 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Drama

8.3
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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham, David Bradley

45. The Secret (2000 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Period thriller serial. In the late 1880's reformed smuggler Freddie Musgrave has worked hard to turn a legitimate trade, but then a face from his past turns up threatening to ruin things for him.

Stars: Colin Buchanan, Clare Higgins, Hannah Yelland, Stephen Moyer

46. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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It's late nineteenth century Sweden. Middle aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman and his nineteen year old current wife Anne Egerman's two-year marriage has not yet been consummated. Fredrik wants ... See full summary »

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

47. A Room with a View (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.1
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It's the Edwardian era. The Honeychurches - Marian Honeychurch and her two just of age children Lucy Honeychurch and Freddy Honeychurch - are a carefree and fun-loving family that live in ... See full summary »

Writers: E.M. Forster, Andrew Davies | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall, Sophie Thompson

48. The Woman in White (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in... See full summary »

Writers: Wilkie Collins, David Pirie | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln, Susan Vidler

49. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama

7.6
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A vain pretty girl has recently taken over her uncles farm. Her independent, naive personality leaves her torn between three men who wish to marry her.

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Philomena McDonagh | Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Paloma Baeza, Nigel Terry, Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Firth

50. Life in Squares (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama | Active

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Stars: Ed Birch, Edmund Kingsley, James Norton, Al Weaver