THE EARLY PERIOD OF MODERN HISTORY (14th to 18th century)by Maximilliann | created - 03 Sep 2014 | updated - 09 Dec 2016 | Public
The Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, the Protestant Reformation and the Enlightenment, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, represented a cultural revolution, wich is supposed to leave the darkness of the Middle Ages, establishing a new conception of man and the world and changing the way of life of mankind.
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1. Martin Luther (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.
4. John Hus (1977)
Not Rated | 55 min | Biography, Drama, History
A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
5. Luther (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Votes: 14,237 | Gross: $5.79M
6. Lucrezia Borgia (1935)
93 min | Drama, History, Romance
At the end of the 15th Century, Rome is ruled ruthlessly by power mad and sex hungry Cesare Borgia, the eldest son of Pope Alexander VI. Following the advice of his chief adviser Niccolo ... See full summary »
7. Prince of Foxes (1949)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife.
Votes: 1,392 | Gross: $2.55M
8. Bride of Vengeance (1949)
Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A female Borgia is sent out to live up to the family name by killing someone, but falls in love with her intended victim.
9. Lucrèce Borgia (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History
In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister's husband ... See full summary »
11. The Black Duke (1963)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Cesar Borgia--a cardinal in the Catholic church, a confidant of the Pope and a member of one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in 16th-century Italy--must deal with a host of ... See full summary »
13. The Conclave (2006)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals met in Rome to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old Spanish cardinal, Rodrigo Borgia, learns to play a very dangerous game; how to survive his first conclave.
14. The Borgia (2006)
120 min | Biography, History
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
15. The Borgias (2011–2013)
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.
17. Medici (2016– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
19. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.
21. The Pagans (1953)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History
Rome, 1527. Massimo Colonna is in love with Angela, a member of the Orsinis, the Colonnas'arch enemies. As she is officially engaged to Tancredi Serra, the latter, a faithless individual, ... See full summary »
22. Una vita scellerata (1990)
118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
23. The King's Whore (1990)
R | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
25. Caravaggio (1986)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.
Votes: 4,788 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)
180 min | Biography, History
The tumultuous and adventurous life of Michelangelo Merisi, controversial artist, called by Fate to become the immortal Caravaggio. A violent genius that will dare to defy the ideal vision ... See full summary »
27. Artemisia (1997)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,935 | Gross: $0.38M
28. Dangerous Beauty (1998)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
Votes: 15,104 | Gross: $4.53M
29. Galileo (1968)
105 min | Drama, History
A humble scientist from Padua proves that the Earth revolves and that it is not the center of the universe. He has few supporters and many enemies. When Giordano Bruno dies a martyr's death... See full summary »
30. Galileo (1975)
PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama
This biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the... See full summary »
31. Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 57 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Galileo is thwarted in his pursuit to uncover the universe's mysteries by a lack of money, a lazy brother and a jealous rival. Luckily, he finds support from his student, Prince Cosimo, son of the Medici family.
32. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.
Votes: 65,709 | Gross: $65.71M
34. Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 48 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Leonardo da Vinci finds it difficult to pursue his own dreams while serving as the Duke's court artist, but young Roberto takes risk to convince the master not to give up on his dreams.
36. Leonardo (2011– )
A fictitious version of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, Leonardo is an apprentice painter where he meets Lisa Gherardini as she disguises herself as boy (Tom) so she also become a painting ... See full summary »
37. Giordano Bruno (1973)
115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »
39. A Season of Giants (1990 TV Movie)
Biography, Drama, History
At the turn of the sixteenth century, Michelangelo (Mark Frankel), Raphael (Andrea Prodan), and Leonardo Da Vinci (John Glover) create their masterpieces, while dealing with religious prosecution, political turmoil, and the discovery of America.
Biography, Drama, History | Announced
The life of the chancellor of the Florentine republic and the author of the famous book, "The Prince", Niccolò Machiavelli.
42. Reina santa (1947)
110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A virtuous Spanish princess becomes Queen of Portugal, then troubled by social struggles and court intrigue. She negotiates a truce between the king's and his son's factions; and performs a... See full summary »
44. La espada negra (1976)
105 min | Drama, History
A beautiful love story in 1400's middle age Spain about the romance between the ones how would later get married and become Elizabeth, Queen of Castille and Ferdinand, King of Aragon. As a ... See full summary »
45. Juana la Loca... de vez en cuando (1983)
87 min | Comedy
Los Reyes Católicos se preocupan por la obsesión de Torquemada de procesar a todo el mundo. Cisneros presenta amnesia senil, la Infanta Isabel se ha vuelto republicana, y Juana está ... See full summary »
46. Réquiem por Granada (1991)
52 min | Drama, History, Romance
Requiem for Granada The sad and glorious history of the kingdom of Granada, the last bastion of Islam in Spain. After eight hundred years of splendor where art, science and civilization ... See full synopsis »
48. Mad Love (2001)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.
Votes: 3,471 | Gross: $0.28M
50. The Broken Crown (2016)
113 min | Drama, History