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1. 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

Votes: 73,775

2. 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

Votes: 81,421

3. 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

Votes: 53,105

4. 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

Votes: 33,665

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

Votes: 31,030

6. Orlando (1992)

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

7.2
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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

Votes: 9,521

7. Black-Adder II (1986)

176 min | Comedy

8.7
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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

Votes: 26,719

8. 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

Votes: 5,098

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

Votes: 1,894

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

Votes: 6,853

11. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

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

7.5
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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

Votes: 3,069

12. 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

Votes: 9,789

13. 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

Votes: 1,105

14. 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

Votes: 1,924

15. Elizabeth R (1971 TV Mini-Series)

85 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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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

Votes: 1,138

16. Fire Over England (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.7
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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

Votes: 1,142

17. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

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

Votes: 1,045

18. A History of Britain (2000 TV Mini-Series)

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

Votes: 546

19. 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

Votes: 1,858

20. 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

Votes: 356

21. Elizabeth (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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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

Votes: 101

22. In Search of Shakespeare (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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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

Votes: 175

23. Seven Seas to Calais (1962)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure

5.6
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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

Votes: 234

24. Last Will & Testament (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.3
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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

Votes: 132

25. Tudor Rose (2008)

7 min | Short, Romance

7.9
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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

Votes: 29

26. The Pearls of the Crown (1937)

105 min | Comedy, History

7.1
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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

Votes: 370

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

59 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 19

28. Queen Elizabeth (1912)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.2
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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

Votes: 61

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

59 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writer: Melvyn Bragg | Director: Gillian Bancroft | Stars: Melvyn Bragg, James Bryce, François Scarborough Clemmons, Paola Dionisotti

Votes: 37

30. 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

Votes: 58

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

90 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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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

Votes: 106

32. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 32

33. 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

Votes: 31

34. Gloriana (2000 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, History, Music

6.3
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Writers: William Plomer, Lytton Strachey | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Josephine Barstow, Tom Randle, David Ellis, Susannah Glanville

Votes: 30

35. 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

36. Drake the Pirate (1935)

78 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.8
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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

Votes: 10

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

Votes: 85

40. Gloriana (1984 TV Movie)

146 min | Music

8.8
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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

Votes: 10

41. 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

42. 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

43. Will Shakespeare (1938 TV Movie)

30 min

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

44. Kenilworth (1909)

Short, Drama

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

45. 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

46. The Stuarts (2014– )
Episode: And I Will Make Them One Nation (2014)

Documentary, History

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In this first episode, Clare Jackson looks at James VI and I's attempts to unite Scotland and England under the umbrella of his crown and persuade his subjects to feel more 'British'.

Stars: Clare Jackson, Katy Mair, Edward Montgomery, Adrian Popescu

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

History

8.7
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Director: Tom Coveney | Stars: Giles Coren, Michael Dobson, Amanda Harris, David Lan

Votes: 6

48. Reign (2013– )
Episode: Forbidden (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Mary's mother returns to advise Mary that her throne is in jeopardy. Mary makes a shocking proposition to Conde, along with a bold move to reclaim her throne. Francis moves closer to Lola ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 85

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.4
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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

Votes: 563