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1. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
Votes: 336,697 | Gross: $148.81M
2. Chevalier (2022)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, who rises to heights in French society as a composer before an ill-fated love affair.
Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Ronke Adekoluejo
3. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 14 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Steve Coogan
Votes: 115,568 | Gross: $15.96M
4. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film star falls for a chorus girl just as he and his delusionally jealous screen partner are trying to make the difficult transition to talking pictures in 1920s Hollywood.
Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen
Votes: 249,172 | Gross: $8.82M
5. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History, Musical
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn
Votes: 53,491 | Gross: $31.67M
6. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann
Votes: 74,054 | Gross: $111.51M
7. Quills (2000)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.
Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine
Votes: 55,516 | Gross: $7.06M
8. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.
Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Nicodim Ungureanu, Olimpia Malai
9. Les Misérables (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.
Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson
Votes: 42,142 | Gross: $14.10M
10. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.
Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Doug Bradley, Charlotte Chatton
Votes: 23,340 | Gross: $16.68M
11. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
After being raped by an evil feudal lord and subsequently getting banished from her village, a peasant girl makes a pact with the Devil to gain magical powers and take her revenge.
Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Aiko Nagayama, Chinatsu Nakayama, Masaya Takahashi, Masakane Yonekura
Votes: 6,955 | Gross: $0.11M
12. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai
Votes: 25,267 | Gross: $21.21M
13. Napoléon (2002)
380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A masterful soldier, tactician and statesmen, Napoleon Bonaparte's courage and love for his country sees him rise from an unpaid general consumed with ambition to the most powerful man in Europe, then his fall, and exile
Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich
14. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.
Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers
15. The Annunciation (1984)
100 min | Drama
When Adam and Eve, having succumbed to Lucifer's temptation, are cast out of the Garden of Eden, Adam holds Lucifer to his promise, reminding him that "You said I would know everything!" So... See full summary »
Director: András Jeles | Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog, György Belme
16. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid
Votes: 31,305 | Gross: $1.00M
17. Carry on Don't Lose Your Head (1967)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »
Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey
18. The French Revolution (1989)
335 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A chronicle of the French Revolution from the calling of the Etats General in 1789 until the end of the Jacobin Terror in 1794.
Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer
19. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama
A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.
Director: Harold Young | Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce
20. Farewell, My Queen (2012)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance
A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.
Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky
Votes: 8,897 | Gross: $0.07M
21. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance
A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution.
Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen
22. Napoleon (1927)
330 min | Biography, Drama, History
A film about the French general's youth and early military career.
Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky
23. Assassin's Creed: Unity (2014 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, History
Paris, 1789. You play as Arno Victor-Dorian, an assassin during the French Revolution. As the nation tears itself apart, Arno will expose the true powers behind the Revolution.
Directors: Jesse Malcolm Sweet, Alexandre Amancio, Sylvain Bernard | Stars: Dan Jeannotte, Catherine Bérubé, Julian Casey, Anthony Lemke
24. Danton (1983)
PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.
Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche
25. Scaramouche (1952)
Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.
Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer
26. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody
Votes: 5,470 | Gross: $0.43M
27. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
M | 90 min | Comedy, History
Two mismatched sets of identical twins, one aristocrat, one peasant, mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.
Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran
28. Désirée (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.
Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie
29. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999–2000)
TV-14 | 540 min | Adventure, Drama
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, Ron Donachie
30. Sade (2000)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin
Votes: 1,790 | Gross: $0.03M
31. The Rose of Versailles (1979–1980)
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama
The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.
Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuta, Nachi Nozawa
32. A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance
An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.
Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Kenneth More, Barry Morse
33. The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Knight Godefroy de Montmirail and squire Jacquouille are stranded in 1793. Using trickery to break free from their shackles, both perilously partake in the Montmirail family's run away in the quest for an exiting time-shift.
Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard
34. Jefferson in Paris (1995)
PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
Widower Thomas Jefferson (3rd US president 1801-09) lives in Paris 1785-90 with his daughter. He has a pretty slave girl accompany his other daughter to France. He has an alleged affair with her resulting in children.
Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet
Votes: 3,122 | Gross: $2.47M
35. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000– )
Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History
Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Stars: Diahann Carroll, Mario Van Peebles, Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo
36. Marie Antoinette (1938)
Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History
The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.
Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley
37. May Fools (1990)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
During the events of May 1968 in France, different worldviews of conflicting relatives are collide in their family estate.
Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Marcel Bories
Votes: 3,304 | Gross: $1.58M
38. Ridicule (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, History
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche
Votes: 7,855 | Gross: $2.50M
39. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee
Votes: 5,324 | Gross: $0.79M
40. Film socialisme (2010)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset
Votes: 2,850 | Gross: $0.03M
41. Lady Oscar (1979)
124 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.
Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Patrick Allen, Nicholas Amer
42. Marquis (1989)
R | 83 min | Comedy
The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »
Director: Henri Xhonneux | Stars: François Marthouret, Valérie Kling, Michel Robin, Isabelle Wolfe
43. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
150 min | Drama
A doctor in Fascist Italy is exiled to a remote village for his political views.
Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari
Votes: 2,587 | Gross: $0.07M
44. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl
45. The Tragedy of Man (2011)
PG | 160 min | Animation, Drama, History
Adam's and Eve's epic journey throughout history trying to find the meaning of human life. Do we grow in wisdom as centuries pass, or just drift towards an inevitable doom?
Director: Marcell Jankovics | Stars: Gyula Balázsi, Péter Benkö, Ágnes Bertalan, Péter Blaskó
46. One Nation, One King (2018)
121 min | Drama, History
The intertwining fates of the historical figures, the men and the women of the 1789 French revolution, as they meet at the newly established Assemblée Nationale.
Director: Pierre Schoeller | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel
47. That Night in Varennes (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, History
During the French Revolution, a surprising company shares a coach, trying to catch up something - the time itself, perhaps.
Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel
48. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.
Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West
49. Histeria! (1998–2000)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Edutainment animated series that parodies and satirizes history, pop culture and edutainment concept itself.
Stars: Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Laraine Newman, Luke Ruegger
50. Marat/Sade (1967)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, History, Music
In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.
Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson