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1. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Writers: Peter Morgan, Philippa Gregory | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

2. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Writer: Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

3. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Writer: John Orloff | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

4. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Writers: William Nicholson, Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

5. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys | Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

6. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

7. Elizabeth I (2005 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

8. Black-Adder II (1986)

176 min | Comedy, History

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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

9. The Virgin Queen (2005 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

10. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Writers: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

11. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

33 min | Short, Comedy, History

7.7
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At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Writers: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton | Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

12. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)

205 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu, Clémence Poésy, Tadeusz Pasternak

13. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Writer: Derek Jarman | Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

14. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

Stars: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Stephen Murray

15. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hale | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton

16. The Virgin Queen (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

Writers: Harry Brown, Mindret Lord | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

17. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

18. The Story of Mankind (1957)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.

Writers: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Henrik Van Loon | Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

19. Fire Over England (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Clemence Dane, Sergei Nolbandov | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

20. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Irwin, Jan Lustig, Arthur Wimperis | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

21. Tudor Rose (2008)

7 min | Short, Romance

8.4
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King Henry VIII doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve, he carries it with him in the emblem of the Tudor Dynasty a red rose. Love for him is a seasonal cycle. His first wife Katherine of ... See full summary »

Writer: Sarah R. Lotfi | Director: Sarah R. Lotfi | Stars: Tracey Allyn, Rebecca Bigler, Ethan Eagar, Mimi Forrester

22. Last Will & Testament (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Mystery

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This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Wilson, Lisa Wilson | Stars: Jonathan Bate, Charles Beauclerk, William Boyle, Michael Cecil

23. Elizabeth (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, Drama

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The life of Queen Elizabeth I of England

Directors: Steven Clarke, Mark Fielder | Stars: Imogen Slaughter, David Starkey, Saskia Backwell, Karen Archer

24. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary style film of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Brunel, Ian Dalrymple, E.V.H. Emmett | Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

25. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

105 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »

Writers: Sacha Guitry, Christian-Jaque | Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jacqueline Delubac, Sacha Guitry, Lyn Harding, Renée Saint-Cyr

26. Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure

5.5
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Sir Francis Drake goes on an expedition to the New World and steals gold from the Spaniards. After making a daring getaway, he returns to England where he protects Queen Elizabeth I from a ... See full summary »

Writer: Filippo Sanjust | Directors: Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio | Stars: Rod Taylor, Keith Michell, Edy Vessel, Terence Hill

27. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Michael Wood tours the English locations important to William Shakespeare as he explores the playwright and poet's life and work.

Stars: Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Gerald Kyd, Fred Melamed

28. Queen Elizabeth (1912)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

Writer: Émile Moreau | Directors: Henri Desfontaines, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Lou Tellegen, Max Maxudian, Mlle. Romain

29. The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Melvyn Bragg | Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, Paola Dionisotti, David Fleeshman

30. Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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Documentary on the history of gay and lesbian film.

Writer: André Schäfer | Director: André Schäfer | Stars: John Waters, Wieland Speck, Rosa von Praunheim, Jennifer Morris

31. Time Flies (1944)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to go back to the days of Queen Elizabeth I .

Writers: Ted Kavanagh, J.O.C. Orton, Howard Irving Young | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Handley, Evelyn Dall, George Moon, Felix Aylmer

32. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

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In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth the 1st is the ruler of Great Britain. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essexaster is her lover, best friend and worst enemy.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, John Edward Friend | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Charlton Heston, Michael Allinson, Alan Caillou

33. Gloriana (2000 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, History, Music

6.4
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Writers: William Plomer, Lytton Strachey | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Josephine Barstow, Tom Randle, David Ellis, Susannah Glanville

34. Elizabeth Rex (2004 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writers: Timothy Findley, Kate Melville | Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Diane D'Aquila, Brent Carver, Peter Hutt, Scott Wentworth

35. Gloriana (1984 TV Movie)

146 min | Music

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The Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, is hot-blooded and jealous of anyone who might win the Queen's favour. He provokes a fight with the tournament victor, Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, but... See full summary »

Writers: William Plomer, Lytton Strachey | Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Sarah Walker, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Jean Rigby, Neil Howlett

36. Master Will Shakespeare (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography

5.7
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A short biography of William Shakespeare that highlights the various jobs he worked at in the theater.

Writer: Richard Goldstone | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Lionel Belmore, Ralph Bushman, Charles Coleman

37. Drake the Pirate (1935)

78 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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Writers: Marjorie Deans, Clifford Grey, Louis N. Parker, Ákos Tolnay, Norman Watson | Director: Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Matheson Lang, Athene Seyler, Jane Baxter, Henry Mollison

38. The Virgin Queen (1923)

Drama, History

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A Lord save the queen from a countess's assassination plot.

Writer: Harry Pirie Gordon | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Diana Manners, Carlyle Blackwell, Walter Tennyson, Hubert Carrer

39. The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923)

Drama, History

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The Dauphin's widow weds a lord and is executed for plotting against the queen.

Writer: Denison Clift | Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Fay Compton, Gerald Ames, Ivan Samson, John Stuart

40. The Love Romance of Sir Francis Drake (1913)

Short, Drama, History

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Director: Hay Plumb | Stars: Hay Plumb, Chrissie White, Violet Hopson

41. The Pirate Queen (2011)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Alisha Hasan | Director: Alisha Hasan | Stars: Anne-Marie Hughes, Julie Porter, Stephen Scheurer-Smith

42. The Red Lodge, Bristol's Hidden Gem (2013)

24 min | Short, History

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A documentary about the folk who lived at Bristol's Red Lodge at various points between the 1580s to 1920s. The film features sumptuous costumes.

Writer: Theresa Roche | Director: Theresa Roche | Stars: Jasmine Atkins-Smart, Ellie Bailey, Jenny Bell, Derek Cameron

43. Tales from the Royal Wardrobe (2014 TV Movie)

History

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Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Beatrice Behlen, Shaun Cole, Meredith Etherington-Smith

44. Will Shakespeare (1938 TV Movie)

30 min

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Writer: Clemence Dane | Stars: Barbara Everest, Basil Gill, Esmond Knight, Eugene Leahy

45. Old Bill Through the Ages (1924)

Comedy, Fantasy

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A private dreams he is William the Conqueror, at Runnymede, at Plymouth Hoe, and a bootlegger at the Boston Rea Party.

Writer: Bruce Bairnsfather | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Syd Walker, Arthur Cleave, Jack Denton, Gladys Ffolliott

46. Kenilworth (1909)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Eugene Mullin, Sir Walter Scott | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner

47. The Supersizers Eat... (2007– )
Episode: Elizabethan (2008)

History

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Director: Tom Coveney | Stars: Giles Coren, Michael Dobson, Amanda Harris, David Lan

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Four Great Women and a Manicure (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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A series of parodies based on four strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, Lady MacBeth, and Ayn Rand.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

49. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Day of the Doctor (2013)

TV-PG | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.

Writers: Steven Moffat, Terry Nation, Robert Banks Stewart, Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis | Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, John Hurt

50. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Shakespeare Code (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor takes Martha to 1599, to meet none other than William Shakespeare in the Globe Theatre...but can he stop the curse of the three witches?

Writer: Gareth Roberts | Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Dean Lennox Kelly, Christina Cole