Most Popular Period Film Movies and TV Shows
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1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Votes: 382,839 | Gross: $234.04M
4. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 610,046 | Gross: $138.80M
5. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.
Votes: 372,443 | Gross: $155.44M
8. Crimson Peak (2015)
R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Votes: 122,749 | Gross: $31.09M
9. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 342,886 | Gross: $39.87M
10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Votes: 145,259 | Gross: $37.52M
12. Rules Don't Apply (2016)
PG-13 | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.
Votes: 8,462 | Gross: $3.65M
13. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Votes: 29,089 | Gross: $28.35M
14. First Knight (1995)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Votes: 64,773 | Gross: $37.60M
15. Hollywoodland (2006)
R | 126 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 31,892 | Gross: $14.42M
20. Matewan (1987)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
Votes: 6,832 | Gross: $1.68M
21. Madame Bovary (2014)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.
22. Sweet Country (2017)
R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
Votes: 6,290 | Gross: $0.10M
24. Dragon (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him
Votes: 13,175 | Gross: $0.01M
25. The Girl King (2015)
Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
26. The Long Ships (1964)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find "The Mother of All Voices", a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.
27. The Battleship Island (2017)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.
28. Onegin (1999)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally,... See full summary »
Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.21M
Action, Adventure, History | Announced
Plot unknown. Planned sequel for the 2016 film 'Assassin's Creed', based on the video game.
30. Corto Maltese
Action, Adventure | Announced
At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese secret society to steal Russian gold carried on an armored train travelling at fast speed through Siberia.
31. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
TV-MA | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Detective Dee is forced to defend himself against the accusations of Empress Wu while investigating a crime spree.
Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.26M
32. Mary Reilly (1996)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich) and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Edward Hyde.
Votes: 13,518 | Gross: $5.60M
34. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.
35. The Valachi Papers (1972)
PG | 125 min | Crime, Drama
Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.
Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $20.27M
36. Show Boat (1936)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.
37. Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013 Video)
Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Frustrated at being marginalized at work, Peggy Carter goes on an unauthorized solo field mission.
39. Macario (1960)
91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
41. May Fools (1990)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde... See full summary »
Votes: 2,416 | Gross: $1.58M
42. Action Replayy (2010)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A young man tries to revive his parents' wilting marriage in a unique manner - travel to the 1970s when their romance was budding and make it bloom. This is more complex than he expects.
43. Vangaveeti (2016)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The life story of slain legislator Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao who was assassinated during the NT Rama Rao regime in 1989.
44. Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In this third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ... See full summary »
45. The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western
At the turn-of-the-century, Miss Rose Gillray (Ginger Rogers) and ex-showbiz friend Molly Wade (Carol Channing) get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets, they ... See full summary »
46. Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, History
While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.
47. A Real Man (1983)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Western
An unusual role for Vicente Fernandez who plays a complicated man, out of touch with his feelings due to a childhood incident which left him "damaged" as well as the people who love him.
49. The Revenge (2002)
100 min | Comedy
A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »
50. The Children Nobody Wanted (1981 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to ... See full summary »