Period Dramas-The Baroque Era 1600-1750by eliza_gaskell | created - 05 Feb 2011 | updated - 02 Sep 2016 | Public
This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1600-1750
The Baroque era,1600-1750 describes a period in history or style, which brought monumental changes to the world of art, literature, music and architecture.
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1. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
Votes: 64,859 | Gross: $11.63M
Date set: 1665 (roughly dated) This is an interesting film, based loosely the life of Dutch painter Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer. Please note this is not entirely historically accurate, no one knows how or when the masterpiece was created, but author Tracy Chevalier had a fair go at it. True the pacing is a bit slow for some, but other, like myself, would enjoy the slowness as the story unfolds. Scarlett Johansson is an interesting choice as the maid in the Vermeer household, but well casted.
2. The Crucible (1996)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History
A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.
Votes: 31,265 | Gross: $7.34M
Date set:1692 This film is based on a play by Arthur Miller "The Crucible", which revolves around the Salem witchcraft trails of 1692 in the small township of Salem Massachusetts. Winona Ryder playes a scorned and complexed woman, is spurred by the rejection of her married lover Daniel Day Lewis. Her actions, almost psycotic at times, is taken beyond the extreme where the lives of the innocents are callously taken for granted. Remember this is a time where anything could be miscontrued as witchcraft and conversing with the devil. Understandably, but nevertheless noticably is the use of modern tongue being spoken, this is all forgiven by the solid performance by the leading cast of Ryder, Day Lewis and Joan Allen.
3. Black Robe (1991)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A young Jesuit priest seeks to convert the Indian tribes in Canada while also trying to survive the harsh winter.
Votes: 5,702 | Gross: $8.21M
4. Crusoe (2008–2009)
60 min | Adventure, Drama
Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a ... See full summary »
5. Restoration (1995)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History
The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.
Votes: 7,966 | Gross: $4.10M
6. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure
The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
Votes: 137,163 | Gross: $56.97M
It's so obvoius the hair for Leonardo is extensions. And not too well hidden. Not a bad movie, though I preferred the 1977 TV series with Richard Chamberlain, due to reason I saw that one first. Still not a bad effort
7. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
Votes: 36,628 | Gross: $31.60M
Date set: 1713 Brian Cox villanous character is to be applauded, this man knows how to play a villan and play it good. The same goes to Tim Roth character Archibald Cunningham. The plot is simple the lowly noble cattle breeder/farmer sells cattle to leecherously aristrocat. Noble farmer goes a rampage for justice, evil lord gets is just desserts in the end. 3 things stand out here. (1) the music: echoing a scotlish influence (2) the scenery: love the cinematography, the open fields of the Scotish landscape (3) the acting: long time that I've seen Jessica Lange act a decent part. And Liam Nelson is wonderful too. ***SPOILER***the final scene of sword fight is exquisitely choreographed. I liked the difference between the 2 swords, one a broad sword, the other a rapier. Best sword fight since "The Princess Bride". ” - eliza_gaskell
8. The Canterville Ghost (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 92 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy
An adaptation of the famous Oscar Wilde tale about a young American girl that helps a British ghost find rest and forgiveness.
9. The Triumph of Love (2001)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.
Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $0.45M
10. The Libertine (2004)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Votes: 32,665 | Gross: $4.84M
11. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.
12. The Lady and the Highwayman (1989 TV Movie)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Swashbuckling tale of romance, betrayal, jealousy, banditry, murder and court intrigue set in the 1660s, during the Restoration to the English throne of King Charles II.
15. Don Quixote (2000 TV Movie)
120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ... See full summary »
16. Cutthroat Island (1995)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
Votes: 22,833 | Gross: $10.02M
17. The Three Musketeers (1973)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
Votes: 13,308 | Gross: $22.02M
had to put this one in, can't stand the 1993 movie
18. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.
19. Cromwell (1970)
G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.
20. Peter the Great (1986)
371 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
21. Rapa Nui (1994)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,123 | Gross: $0.31M
23. Children of the New Forest (1998 TV Movie)
168 min | Family, Drama
The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of ... See full summary »
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters
25. Inquisition (2002 TV Movie)
50 min | Drama
Set in the Spain of 1680, a time of torture and interrogation by the Grand Inquisitor. A young man appears that is healing the sick and raising the dead. There are rumours that he might be ... See full summary »
27. The Serpent's Kiss (1997)
R | 104 min | Drama
Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »
28. Vatel (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.05M
29. Treasure Island (II) (1999)
PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Family
An adaptation of the Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic, in which a young boy sets off on a voyage armed with a map to buried treasure.
30. The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 1649 France, the services of the Four Musketeers are needed again and they run into some old foes from 20 years before.
31. Stage Beauty (2004)
R | 106 min | Drama
A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?
Votes: 9,220 | Gross: $0.78M
It's set in an interesting time where young men played women on the stage. Clare Dane's character, Maria, has ambitious goals. Rupert Everett is wonderful in a small role as King Charles II***SPOILER*** the actual death scene on stage, of Shakespeare's "Othello" actually looked really realistic. Even I was astounded.
32. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)
Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
33. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Votes: 55,728 | Gross: $11.26M
set in 1765. Not quite Regency, but closer to Georgian era
34. To Kill a King (2003)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
35. Le roi danse (2000)
115 min | Drama, History, Music
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »
36. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »
37. Queen Christina (1933)
Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History
Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.
Votes: 6,097 | Gross: $0.77M
38. The Devil's Whore (2008)
55 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
I didn't mind this, but each to their own taste
39. 1612: Khroniki smutnogo vremeni (2007)
144 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim ... See full summary »
40. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »
41. Farinelli (1994)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $2.12M
42. Le bossu (1997)
TV-14 | 128 min | Drama, Adventure
The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,895 | Gross: $0.10M
43. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 75,497 | Gross: $12.71M
Date set: 1607-1617 Era-King James I There are 2 things I like about this production (1) the film is, at last, a decent production/recount of the life of the American Indian princess Pocahontas (2) Q'orianka Kilcher who played the role of Pocahontas. She is a naturally beautiful and talented woman. AND there are 2 things I disliked about the production (1) Pacing:it really lagged in some areas, to the point of numbness (2)Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith. He's not to everyone's taste and I, personally believe casting was wrong in this area. But watch it and make up your own minds ***Trivia***Q'orianka Kilcher was only 14 years old when she accepted the lead role Pocahontas. Which probably is whythere are not sex scenes or kissing scenes in this production, but there is a plenty of longful gazes, touching and caressing.
384 min | Adventure, Drama, History
This one is added to my private list of "must see before death visits me"
415 min | Adventure
pity there isn't an image loaded in IMDB for this production. to see it you will need to goolge it
46. 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: 4,181 | Gross: $0.00M
48. To Kill a King (2003)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
49. Winstanley (1975)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War
Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.
50. 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: 1,841 | Gross: $0.38M
date set: 1593-1653
51. The Headsman (2005)
R | 115 min | Drama
Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald)... See full summary »
A film with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, prior to his casting as Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones
52. Dark Relic (2010 TV Movie)
88 min | Fantasy, Horror
The Holy Land, 1099AD. The end of the first Crusade. When the conflict began, Christian knight Sir Gregory lead over a hundred men, but now less than ten remain. They include his squire ... See full summary »
53. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.
54. Nightwatching (2007)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'.
55. England, My England (1995)
153 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.
57. Moll Flanders (1996)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,615 | Gross: $3.36M
58. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly ... See full summary »
Have always thought Moll Flanders belonged in in the late 17th Century. But since the novel was first published in 1721, it seems Moll Flanders (and all other productions of Moll Flanders be in this era.
This movie is not for everyone's taste and there are scenes which are near pornagraphic. That being stated, it's a worthy production. Alex Kingston is fabulous. Robin Wright portrayal of Moll Flanders does not come anywhere close to Kingstons's Moll Flanders.
60. The Deluge (1974)
287 min | Adventure, History, Romance
During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.
Date set 1655 to 1657
61. Tom Jones (1963)
Not Rated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.
Votes: 9,317 | Gross: $37.60M
Tom Jones just made the list. Since the book was published in 1749, it has been placed in this era.
62. Versailles (2015– )
TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.
Date set: 1667
63. The Wicked Lady (1945)
Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama
17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »
I believe the date set is during the reign of King Charle II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)
Also see The Wicked Lady (1985)