Most Popular Elizabethan Era Movies and TV Shows
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1. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 201,273 | Gross: $100.32M
2. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 85,932 | Gross: $30.08M
3. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 37,957 | Gross: $4.46M
4. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 62,031 | Gross: $16.29M
5. Upstart Crow (2016– )
TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy, History
Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
6. Solomon Kane (2009)
R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
7. 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: 14,914 | Gross: $4.53M
9. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 12,343 | Gross: $5.29M
11. The Virgin Queen (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
12. Mary of Scotland (1936)
Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
13. The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Family
After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.
15. Last Will & Testament (2012)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Mystery
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 »
17. Shakespeare's Secrets (2018– )
A TV series which reveals the scandalous hidden secrets of the most famous writer of all time, William Shakespeare.
19. Mountain Talk (2004)
TV-G | 57 min | Documentary
Mountain dialect, culture and identity are revealed by the true experts on Southern Appalachian culture--the people whose families have lived there for generations.
20. Sword of Hearts (2005 Video)
93 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Swashbuckling Adventure of Geoffrey Pierce, a young soldier returning home from foreign wars. Coming back with plans to make amends to Lady Grace, a woman he once wronged, Geoffrey finds ... See full summary »
EWTN Presents Bookmark (1998– )
Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
25 min | Family, Talk-Show
Doug talks books with two guests: Susan Tassone, author of the devotional Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and Dena Hunt, author of Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan ... See full summary »
Very British Renaissance (2014– )
The Elizabethan Code
Art historian Dr James Fox makes the case for a singularly British renaissance, telling the stories of the artists and artisans who changed Britain forever.
Rocky and His Friends (1959–1963)
The Inspector-Detector or A Kick in the Plants/Canoes Who? or Look Before You Leak
TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Jet Fuel" Part 15 Fractured Fairy Tales "Rumpelstiltskin" Peabody's Improbably History "Sir Walter Raleigh" Rocky & Bullwinkle, "Jet Fuel" Part 16
Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)
The Village Fete
TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy
Recently widowed 'Lucia' Lucas is bored with her life in the Cotswold village of Riseholme and considers a move to the seaside town of Tilling with her fey male friend Georgie. On arrival ... See full summary »