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1. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Adrian Schiller, Catherine Flemming

Votes: 6,826

2. Poldark (2015– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Heida Reed

Votes: 12,601

3. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 66,769 | Gross: $11.23M

4. Home Fires (2015– )

45 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.

Stars: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 1,492

5. The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 6,682

6. Summer in February (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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22 Metascore

A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens, Jane Cussons

Votes: 3,118

7. Pan Am (2011–2012)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 17,264

8. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 67,207 | Gross: $41.30M

9. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, War

8.8
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WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 443

10. Rebellion (2016– )

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Ruth Bradley, Paul Reid, Brian McCardie, Tom Turner

Votes: 1,029

11. Decline and Fall (2017– )

Comedy | Post-production

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The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.

Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Eva Longoria, David Suchet, Jack Whitehall

12. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 19,532 | Gross: $8.38M

13. The Invisible Woman (2013)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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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.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander

Votes: 7,542 | Gross: $1.23M

14. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis

Votes: 10,840

15. A Promise (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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36 Metascore

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Toby Murray

Votes: 2,757

16. Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.3
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill, Tara Berwin

Votes: 5,385

17. The Forsyte Saga (2002– )

276 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Amanda Root

Votes: 4,329

18. Tipping the Velvet (2002– )

177 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 6,247

19. Mercur (2017)

42 min | Drama

8.1
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Inspired by real events, Something's Rockin' tells the fascinating story of the rise and fall of "Radio Mercur", a pirate radio station founded by a small group of music-loving dreamers in the late fifties.

Stars: Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt, Stephania Potalivo, Jon Lange

Votes: 40

20. Las chicas del cable (2017– )

50 min | Drama | Filming

Set in the 1920s, this is the story of four women from different backgrounds newly hired as operators for a phone company.

Stars: Maggie Civantos, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Polvorosa, Blanca Suárez

21. Tenko Reunion (1985 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

8.4
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Former prisoners of war reunite in 1950 Singapore, but a new danger arises when they are met by Communist insurgents.

Director: Michael Owen Morris | Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Veronica Roberts, Elizabeth Chambers

Votes: 82

22. Lootera (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Votes: 11,124 | Gross: $0.38M

23. Man in the Wilderness (1971)

GP | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Votes: 1,921

24. Cilla (2014)

138 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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The life and career of British singer and entertainer Cilla Black

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Aneurin Barnard, John Henshaw, Kent Riley

Votes: 864

25. Shadows in the Sun (2009)

81 min | Drama

6.3
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A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.

Director: David Rocksavage | Stars: Jean Simmons, James Wilby, Jamie Dornan, Ophelia Lovibond

Votes: 412

26. WPC 56 (2013– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

Stars: Charles De'Ath, John Bowler, Jennie Jacques, Mark Healy

Votes: 442

27. Camille (1984 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 355

28. Hotel (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.4
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47 Metascore

While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleasy documentary primadonna while the strange staff share meals ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Max Beesley, Saffron Burrows, Rhys Ifans, Salma Hayek

Votes: 1,812 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,348 | Gross: $2.30M

30. Enid (2009 TV Movie)

82 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 1,182

31. Doctor Finlay (1993–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Following his service in World War II, Dr. Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House, at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted.

Stars: David Rintoul, Annette Crosbie, Ian Bannen, Gordon Reid

Votes: 119

32. Zubeidaa (2001)

Unrated | 153 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Zubeidaa, an aspiring Muslim actress, marries a Hindu prince to become his second wife. Her tumultuous relationship with her husband, and her inner demons lead her to a decision which has fatal consequences for them all.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajit Kapoor

Votes: 1,259

33. Daisy Miller (1974)

G | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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In this comedy of manners, Frederick Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Barry Brown, Cloris Leachman, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 836

34. Great Expectations (1989– )

303 min | Drama

7.6
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Stars: Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally, Anthony Calf

Votes: 302

35. Angélique (I) (2013)

113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.1
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In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley, David Kross

Votes: 1,139

36. La sonata del silencio (2016)

70 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Marta Etura, Eduardo Noriega, Daniel Grao, Lucía Jiménez

Votes: 42

37. A Summer Story (1988)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton (James Wilby) and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby ... See full summary »

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Imogen Stubbs, James Wilby, Susannah York, Kenneth Colley

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.46M

38. A Marriage of Inconvenience (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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In 1945, when such things were not even dreamt of, a white woman dares to marry a black African.

Director: Michael Dutfield | Stars: Michael Dutfield, Niamh Cusack, Raymond Johnson, Jabu Mbalo

Votes: 8

39. Ekaterina (2014– )

8.1
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The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his mother Elisabeth, and who, once... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Vladimir Yaglych, Sergey Koltakov

Votes: 186

40. Marquise (1997)

120 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

Director: Véra Belmont | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, Lambert Wilson, Patrick Timsit

Votes: 856 | Gross: $0.07M

41. Las poquianchis (De los pormenores y otros sucedidos del dominio público que acontecieron a las hermanas de triste memoria a quienes la maledicencia así las bautizó) (1976)

110 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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Based in the true case of the sisters who ran brothels in which kidnapping, killings and clandestine burial were common.

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Diana Bracho, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Salvador Sánchez, Pilar Pellicer

Votes: 175

42. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.9
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This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Russell Crowe, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden

Votes: 506

43. Velikaya (2015– )

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The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.

Stars: Julian Mau, Fitz van Thom, Bastian Sierich, Yuliya Snigir

Votes: 48

44. Hansel and Gretel (2007 Video)

27 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.5
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Based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a dark and stylized, black and white, German Expressionistic silent picture featuring detailed design and an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Luke Allison, Kelly Eggers, Isabella Pease

Votes: 13

45. Sense and Sensibility (1971– )

178 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Mrs. Dashwood and her two daughters, Elinor and Marianne, are faced with the prospect of Mrs. Dashwood's stepson and his wife moving into their home at Norland.

Stars: Michael Aldridge, Sheila Ballantine, Esme Church, Joanna David

Votes: 95

46. Bushi no kondate (2013)

122 min | Drama, History

6.8
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During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.

Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi

Votes: 269

47. Bai yin di guo (2009)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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54 Metascore

In 1899, a carefree young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire.

Director: Christina Yao | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Jin Chai

Votes: 649

48. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »

Director: Storm Saulter | Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Ricardo Orgil, Everaldo Cleary

Votes: 141

49. Clayhanger (1976– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A coming-of-age story set in the 19th century England about Edwin Clayhanger, a young man who wants to be an architect, but it is expected of him to continue the family's printing business which he accepts for the time being.

Stars: Peter McEnery, Janet Suzman, Thelma Whiteley, Louise Purnell

Votes: 23

50. Carson's Law (1983–1984)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Set in the 1920s. A female lawyer faces prejudice when she marries into a influentual family law firm. On top of this she has to bring up three children when her husband is killed in a plane crash.

Stars: Rowena Mohr, Peter Aanensen, Gerard Kennedy, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

Votes: 46