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1. Eternals (2021)

PG-13 | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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52 Metascore

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek

Votes: 203,475

2. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 72,525

3. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 131,620 | Gross: $5.90M

4. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Drama

8.6
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 334,395 | Gross: $0.27M

5. The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 11,132

6. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 70,390 | Gross: $16.29M

7. Borgia (2011–2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 6,494

8. Orlando (1992)

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

7.2
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74 Metascore

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 15,997 | Gross: $5.29M

9. Flesh+Blood (1985)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

In medieval Europe, a young girl from a noble family is obsessed with her captors - commoners.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 17,670 | Gross: $0.10M

10. The Treacherous (2015)

133 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.1
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The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

Director: Kyu-dong Min | Stars: Ju Ji-Hoon, Kang-woo Kim, Ji-Yeon Lim, Yoo-Young Lee

Votes: 1,429

11. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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59 Metascore

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: 67,482 | Gross: $111.51M

12. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 55,653

13. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

Votes: 29,737 | Gross: $7.19M

14. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.6
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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: 45,320

15. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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89 Metascore

Lured by gold, two greedy peasants unknowingly escort a princess and her general across enemy lines.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 37,890

16. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 5,849 | Gross: $0.00M

17. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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78 Metascore

In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Votes: 14,057 | Gross: $4.36M

18. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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King Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 7,297 | Gross: $2.07M

19. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,312

20. The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Choi Min-sik, Seung-ryong Ryu, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Myung-gon

Votes: 11,388 | Gross: $2.59M

21. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 15,228 | Gross: $5.79M

22. Man of La Mancha (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,250 | Gross: $3.79M

23. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 7,083

24. The Virgin Queen (2006)

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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From teenage princess to accomplished queen, torn between duty and personal longing, the reign of Elizabeth I is exposed in this lavish drama filmed against a backdrop of some of Great Britain's most beautiful houses and landscapes.

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,950

25. Charles, Emperor King (2015–2016)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The Roman Catholic Church faces the new challenges of Protestanism in Northern Europe and Paganism in the Americas. Carlos V seeks to secure the power of the Church, in this continuation of Isabel (2011-2014) and La Corona Partida (2016).

Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Alfonso Bassave, Marina Salas, Félix Gómez

Votes: 618

26. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)

540 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

Stars: Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 1,275

27. The Venetian Woman (1986)

83 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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After years of black plague, Venice shines again. Angela and Valeria, two women from noble families, set their heart on a man in the Venetian crowd and decide to seduce him.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Monica Guerritore, Jason Connery, Claudio Amendola

Votes: 502

28. The Profession of Arms (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Rachkov, Fabio Giubbani

Votes: 1,597

29. Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann, Anke Fabré

Votes: 1,567

30. The Broken Crown (2016)

113 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.

Director: Jordi Frades | Stars: Rodolfo Sancho, Irene Escolar, Raúl Mérida, Eusebio Poncela

Votes: 695

31. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

GP | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In 1500s England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 2,343

32. Mad Love (2001)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma

Votes: 3,764 | Gross: $0.28M

33. Prince of Foxes (1949)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $2.55M

34. Aditya 369 (1991)

140 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A group of children use a time machine to investigate a robbery. The protagonist couple, in their attempt to rescue the kids, get stuck in the machine and travel all the way back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Mohini, Amrish Puri, Suthi Velu

Votes: 2,891

35. Amaya (2011–2012)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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The story is set in the 1500s, during the time of Rajah Mangubat's reign. He was known as the undefeated notorious leader of chief captains. Not long after, a village priestess or babaylan ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Marian Rivera, Sid Lucero, Mikael Daez, Gina Alajar

Votes: 339

36. Nova Zembla (2011)

108 min | Drama, History

5.8
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A Dutch exploration team sets sail to find the North East passage to the Indies. The weather had other ideas for them.

Director: Reinout Oerlemans | Stars: Robert de Hoog, Victor Reinier, Jan Decleir, Juda Goslinga

Votes: 4,370

37. Inquisition (1977)

90 min | Horror

6.0
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A witch-finder general falls in love with the village beauty, who has supposedly made a pact with the devil.

Director: Paul Naschy | Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall, Ricardo Merino

Votes: 520

38. Hwang Jin Yi (2007)

PG-13 | 142 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The life of the famous gisaeng (female entertainer), Hwang Jin Yi, who lived in 16th century Korea.

Director: Yun-hyeon Jang | Stars: Song Hye-Kyo, Yoo Ji-Tae, Seung-ryong Ryu, Sin Dong-ryeok

Votes: 519

39. Hürrem Sultan (2003– )

History

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During the 8 episodes of this production where 'Ali Surmeli' and 'Gulben Ergen' had the leading roles, we watched how Hurrem Sultana became a character who influenced the Ottoman history ... See full summary »

Stars: Gülben Ergen, Ali Sürmeli, Yesim Aliç, Perim Amaç

Votes: 236

40. Kenau (2014)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Barry Atsma, Sallie Harmsen, Monic Hendrickx, Lisa Smit

Votes: 1,571

41. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 1,055

42. The Borgias (1981)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The ruthless Rodrigo Borgia intends to become Pope and will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 180

43. Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

Director: J. Larry Carroll | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 724

44. The Passion of Isabel (2017 Video)

96 min | Drama

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In 1501 the Spanish Inquisition is still in force. Isabel's inebriate father proudly announces his daughter's engagement to Torquemada, a brutal lord, without consulting his lovely daughter... See full summary »

Director: Jac Avila | Stars: Beatriz Rivera, Jac Avila

45. Viimne reliikvia (1969)

86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.8
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A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov | Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 1,491

46. Giordano Bruno (1973)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Fleeing 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 »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 841

47. The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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58 Metascore

During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.

Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol | Stars: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone

Votes: 1,918 | Gross: $0.45M

48. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Norifumi Suzuki | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 711

49. Storm: Letters van Vuur (2017)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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Storm Voeten, son of printer Klaas Voeten, becomes the target of a hunt by the Inquisition. Aided by Marieke, a mysterious girl living in the underground sewers of Antwerp, Storm is caught ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Bots | Stars: Davy Gomez, Juna de Leeuw, Yorick van Wageningen, Angela Schijf

Votes: 595

50. Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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In 16th century Sweden, the lives of three Scottish mercenaries and a vicar's family intersect after a crime forever alters a small coastal town. As the three try to escape, they find themselves trapped when all ships are frozen in ice.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Erik Stocklassa, Bror Berger, Richard Lund, Axel Nilsson

Votes: 1,367



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