Period Dramas-The Georgian Era 1714-1795

by eliza_gaskell | created - 01 Feb 2011 | updated - 08 Nov 2012 | Public

This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1714–1795

The Georgian era is a period of British history, normally defined as including the reigns of the Hanoverian kings of Great Britain-George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760), George III (1760-1820) , George IV (1820-1830) and William IV (1830-1837). ***Please note: The Regency era is from 1796-1830, this period I have excluded from this list. You may find this era under the listing Period Drams-The Regency Era.

For those who are serious about Period Dramas and deem a movie/mini series worthy to be listed, add your comments.

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1. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

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: 47,197 | Gross: $7.06M

Date set: 1793 When the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned he always managed to find a way to deliver his messsage. Nothing could deter the Marquis de Sade, if he couldn't have a pen and ink, he wrote in blood, then when they took everything away, he would write in his own excrement. The man simply had the courage of his convictions and it showed. This French aristocrat was a head of his time and was well known for his literacy works of his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. Solid performace by all involved

2. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 305,325 | Gross: $51.97M

Date set: 1781-1823 My absolute favourite movie of all time. Watched it so many times I know line by line off by heart. Having been one of the fortunate few to see the play it's based on, and watching the movie, I must write this is a gorgous movie. Antonio Salieri, the jealous composer who sees the genius in Mozart is masterfully played by F. W. Abraham and Tom Hulce as the lead role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, plays him with a child like quality, who takes his gift for granted. True, this is not an historic account of Mozart, but who cares, this is a truly wonderful movie***SPOILER***The ending where Salieri is scribbling down a requim music from the dying Mozart, reminds me of a parasite, sucking the life from white faced composer, clearly ignoring the fact Mozart is near death.

3. Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch

Votes: 3,613 | Gross: $3.36M

Also see Moll Flanders (1975)

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )

540 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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, Jonathan Coy

Votes: 996

5. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 67,593 | Gross: $13.82M

Date set:1744-1754 I was truly surprised in the production and the reasons are: (1) this is the one movie inwhich Kiera Knighly shines as the vulnuerable Georgiana. It is a strong performance and a challenging one (2) the costume-gorgeously true to the period and I will not bore you with the wigs...excellent. (3) the plot: it seems like something that the BBC would produce; good solid storyline, strong acting and wonderful set design. ***SPOILER***it was a emotional scene where Georgiana gave birth to one of her children, who was not sired by her husband, and was forced to give infant to her lover's family.

6. Clarissa (1991– )

156 min | History

7.2
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A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.

Stars: Sean Bean, Saskia Wickham, Jonny Phillips, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 505

Date set:1732 or 1749 I waited so long for this to be released in my DVD region code; for I've seen this 10 years ago. Sean Bean is wonderful as the snake like womanizer Robert Lovelace and Saskia Wickham is perfectly cast as the purely, virginal Clarissa Harlow with high morals, who is Lovelace's prey ***SPOILER*** THERE IS A RAPE SCENE. Not to everyone's taste, but it shows the enormous lenghts Lovelace is willing to go to in order to achieve his goal. ***Trivia***this production, had an enormous budget and it is reflected in the set locations and the on scene set. The wigs and the costumes are exquisitely done. Look at the elaborate designs on Sean Bean's sleeves and vest, must of taken a seamstress weeks to finish on one cuffed sleeve

7. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant, but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes, and later swears revenge.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

Votes: 45,541 | Gross: $22.01M

8. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 56,582 | Gross: $34.70M

Date set:1780 "It's beyond my control" One of my favourite movies of all times, I ruined by video tape of this movie, having watched it so many times. Sex, scandels, lust, romance, jeolousy, deception and pure unadulterated wickedness, that sums up Dangerous Liaisons. John Malcovich is perfectly casted as Vicomte de Valmont, who is 'recruited' by ex-lover Madame de Tourvel (played by wonderfully by Glen Close) to seduce Cecile de Volanges (Uma Thurman). But the unexpected happens to Valmont who is in the pursuit of another prey Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Phieffer). ***Trivia***John Malcovich and Michelle Phieffer were rumoured to have a fling on the set of Dangerous Liaisons. ***Trivia*** Drew Barrymore and Sarah Jessica Parker were screen for the part of Cecile

9. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce 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: 22,100 | Gross: $21.21M

Date set: 1782 Please note: even thought the movie begins ins 1797, it goes back into the past some 15-20 years, hence the date set

10. A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

Stars: James Wilby, Xavier Deluc, Serena Gordon, John Mills

Votes: 288

11. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 289,515 | Gross: $101.07M

A great modernizing of a classic tale. Johnny Depp is laughable in this must see film

12. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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42 Metascore

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: 4,679 | Gross: $0.43M

History fanatics will tell you this is what sparked the French Revolution. The French people had enough of living in poverty and being treated like dirt while the upper crust live like royalty. I didn't know this until I saw this movie. Hilary Swank is at her most feminine playing the vengeful Jeanne St. Remy de Valois. The costume is divine and true to the period. There are a number of well known actors in this movie. Loved Joely Richardson as Marie-Antoinette, who is unaware for the conspiracy surrounding her.

13. Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise

Votes: 2,633

14. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 224,664 | Gross: $113.33M

15. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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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 »

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,037

Date set:1722 (this is the date inwhich the novel was published, but I will look into this, as I believe it is set earlier)

If you ever are interested in Moll Flanders, this is the nearest adaptation to the novel by Daniel Defoe. Alex Kingston, great choice for the leading part of Moll Flanders, the conniving, sly con artist and thief trying to raise herself above her social status. Written by Andrew Davies, this production delivers. Don't even bother with the American version with Robin Wright Penn, many parts of the book are missing, but it's up to you to decide which is better. ***Note*** The sex scenes are very realistic and erotic. It also beings to mind the saying "if you go them flaunt them, preferably in a laced bodice".

16. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror

7.6
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59 Metascore

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 258,464 | Gross: $105.26M

17. The Abduction Club (2002)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Alice Evans, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Myles, Matthew Rhys

Votes: 1,562

18. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

6.4
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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery, John Light

Votes: 452

19. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,558 | Gross: $2.47M

20. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 125,361 | Gross: $75.51M

21. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

Votes: 47,152 | Gross: $11.29M

22. The Midwife's Tale (1995)

75 min | Romance

7.1
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The daughter of a lesbian couple seeks a tale about a "knightess". One of her mothers tells her a story of a Lady and a midwife who fall in love.

Director: Megan Siler | Stars: Stacey Havener, Gayle Cohen, Carla Milford, Anthony Shaw Abaté

Votes: 32

23. Mary Bryant (2005)

R | 480 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.

Stars: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin, Sam Neill

Votes: 2,048

She did everything she could to survive, but to me, the writer made her seems annoying. She was in bed with Lt Ralph Clarke, then left him and the fool of a man chased her half way around the world to have his revenge....odd

24. The Madness of King George (1994)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When King George III goes mad, his lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe

Votes: 13,186 | Gross: $15.24M

Having seen this movie once when it first came out on the big screen, I have looked high and low for a DVD version of this film, only to be told it has not yet been released. So I'll be checking it out online

25. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997– )

314 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up ... See full summary »

Stars: John Sessions, Benjamin Whitrow, Ron Cook, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 656

26. Silas Marner (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.

Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, Patrick Ryecart, Freddie Jones

Votes: 486

27. A Royal Scandal (1997 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Susan Lynch, Michael Kitchen, Denis Lawson

Votes: 64

28. Gulliver's Travels (1996– )

PG | 186 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.

Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Robert Hardy

Votes: 5,607

29. Marquise (1997)

120 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

Director: Véra Belmont | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, Lambert Wilson, Patrick Timsit

Votes: 884 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Marie Antoinette (2006)

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

6.4
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65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 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, Judy Davis

Votes: 87,318 | Gross: $15.96M

Also see: Marie Antoinette (2006) Marie Antoinette (2005) Marie Antoinette (1938) Marie Antoinette (1904) I've seen black black and white version of Marie Antoinette (1938). Call me old fashion, but I enjoyed this version than the modern 2006 production with Sofia Coppola. Sure it can boost it was shot at the Palace of Versailles and the costume and wigs were authentic. But me personally, Kristen Dunst looked to modern and still looked like cheerleader than a Queen. While, the 1938 version shows the life a young girl thrusted it the French court to the end of her life, when the meets the guillotine. Very lavish costume and set designs ***Trivia***-look for the blue sneakers during the song "I love candy". Hint: they're mixed in with the other shoes on display.

31. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 206

32. The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998– )

30 min

7.2
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Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to ... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Howells, Kieren Hutchison, Junior Chile, Margo Gunn

Votes: 339

33. A Respectable Trade (1998– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century Bristol are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her Yoruban slave, Mehuru. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Brown, Richard Briers, Grahame Fox, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 92

34. The Clandestine Marriage (1999)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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A period film, set around an English country house whose owners want to arrange a marriage of convenience between their elder daughter and an aristocratic heir of a hard-up noble family. ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Joan Collins, Timothy Spall, Tom Hollander

Votes: 298

35. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 28,477 | Gross: $9.47M

36. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 19,986 | Gross: $8.60M

37. The Proposition (1996)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

3.7
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In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her ... See full summary »

Director: Strathford Hamilton | Stars: Theresa Russell, Patrick Bergin, Richard Lynch, Richard Harrington

Votes: 179

38. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 3,224

Ah, the wonderful Miss Vivien Leigh. Black and white films see to love her face. She shines as the wife of an aging British Ambassador, who falls in love with Lord Horatio Nelson (played by her partner Laurence Olivier). The audience plays witness to her uprising, seizing the opportunity to better her life and eventually to her downfall. The beginning of the film is set roughly in the late 1700, circa 1791, and ended in the regency period

39. Aristocrats (1999– )

300 min | Drama, History

7.5
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels, Serena Gordon

Votes: 1,107

40. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner, John Schneider

Votes: 949

41. Kidnapped (1995 TV Movie)

155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Armand Assante, Patrick Malahide, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed

Votes: 386

42. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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60 Metascore

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 740

43. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham

Votes: 393

44. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,542

45. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 115,575

46. Garrow's Law (2009– )

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 917

I know this is a TV series, yet to be released on DVD in 2011. Can't wait to see it, as I have heard some great reviews on it.

47. Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky, Alan Rickman

Votes: 855

48. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

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: 26,638 | Gross: $1.00M

Date set:1793 to 1812 An interesting film by Miloš Forman, director of the award winning Amadeus. This is by no means one of Miloš finest, but it does stand up to measure.

The film actually spans into the Regency Era (which is it is also listed in my other Period Dramas list:Regency Erra). Stellan Skarsgård as the lead role of Goya, one Hollywood's most hard working actors (He has been in the acting industry since 1968). Natalie Portman show what a talent she is as the innocent Inés, daughter of t a rich merchant who is thrown into prison for spreading "judaizing". She also plays a duel role, as her daughter Alice.

One thing I must add is the the costume (by Yvette Blake) and design of this production. Top notch very authetic. Locations are a treat to the eye

49. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

Votes: 2,286 | Gross: $0.33M

50. Ferdinando e Carolina (1999)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, History

6.1
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On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun,... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Sergio Assisi, Gabriella Pession, Nicole Grimaudo, Adriano Pantaleo

Votes: 224

I liked this movie***SPOILER***After try so hard for a son, and having several daughters, Ferdinand, works himself into a rage and wraps his hand around the sleeping Carolina's neck, but instead of killing her they end up making love; which produces the son he has always wanted. Very amusing film.

51. Poldark (1975– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, Jill Townsend

Votes: 788

TV series

52. The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Claire Ufland, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 438

53. King of the Wind (1990)

PG | 103 min | Adventure

6.5
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In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Frank Finlay, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 147

Date set:1727

54. Battle of the Brave (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls.

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Noémie Godin-Vigneau, David La Haye, Juliette Gosselin, Sébastien Huberdeau

Votes: 1,093

Date set: 1779

55. La nuit de Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,658

56. La révolution française (1989)

360 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 981

57. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

Votes: 2,286 | Gross: $0.33M

58. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 5,077

59. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 10,945 | Gross: $1.13M

60. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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61 Metascore

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Dafne Fernández, Eulàlia Ramon

Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $0.72M

61. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,295

62. The First Churchills (1969– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The television dramatization of the lives of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah.

Stars: John Neville, Susan Hampshire, John Standing, Robert Robinson

Votes: 170

Date set: 1722

63. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 10,945 | Gross: $1.13M

Despite it being based on the same play/novel as Dangerous Liaisons, this film is not bad. Although at the time was released at the same time as Dangerous Liaisons, it had very little publicity. Still good to see Colin Firth in another role other then "Mr Darcy"

64. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 900,132 | Gross: $305.41M

All 4 of the "Pirate of the Caribbean" films are very difficult to place on a time line; given the fact hardly any dates were mentioned. So based on the following I have decided to place all the films in the Georgian era: 1) King George is mentioned several times in the films...there is no mention of which King George 2) The Tricorn Hats virtually on very head of anyone who is in the film. Very popular in the 18th Century but not in the 19th century. The tricorn hat evolved into the Bicorn hat...which you notice Napolean loves to don on. 3) Kierya Knightly's costume in the 1st & 2nd film ( looking purely on the back and the bodice of her costume...dead give away 4) The Black Pearl looks like a square-rigged ship. These ships always had three or more mast; a very popular ship which began in the 16th century 5) Disney said the films are set in 1751

65. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 576,044 | Gross: $423.32M

66. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 522,042 | Gross: $309.42M

67. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 416,549 | Gross: $241.07M

68. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 6,690 | Gross: $6.10M

69. Marguerite Volant (1996– )

Drama, History

7.9
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Nous sommes en 1763. Au terme d'une longue lutte, le roi Louis XV abandonne la Nouvelle-France aux mains des Britanniques par le biais du Traité de Paris. Marguerite Volant, vingt ans, ... See full summary »

Stars: Catherine Sénart, Pascale Bussières, Pierre Curzi, Pascale Montpetit

Votes: 107

70. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright

Votes: 1,859

71. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 6,892 | Gross: $0.07M

72. Fanny Hill (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Night, Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer, Emma Stansfield

Votes: 943

***Trivia***The novel is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel.". One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. It was first published in 1748. Wikpedia

73. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 38,123 | Gross: $1.55M

on my must see list

74. A Harlot's Progress (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Toby Jones, Zoë Tapper, Sophie Thompson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 221

75. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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44 Metascore

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.

Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

Votes: 32,650 | Gross: $4.84M

76. Le libertin (2000)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, History

6.1
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The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Vincent Perez, Fanny Ardant, Josiane Balasko, Michel Serrault

Votes: 1,434

77. La nuit de Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,658

78. Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)

106 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson, Doris Kenyon

Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.56M

79. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.0
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A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 353

80. The Great Garrick (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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The Great Garrick (Brian Aherne) is the most celebrated London theater actor of his day (eighteenth century) and is invited to Paris to star at the Comedie Francaise, the most important ... See full summary »

Director: James Whale | Stars: Brian Aherne, Olivia de Havilland, Edward Everett Horton, Melville Cooper

Votes: 459

81. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 206,175 | Gross: $2.22M

on my to watchlist of 2012

82. Young Goethe in Love (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch

Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $0.16M

83. The Lovers (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.5
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19 Metascore

An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Bipasha Basu, Tamsin Egerton, James Mackay

Votes: 2,657

on my must watchlist of 20120. Not a huge fan of Josh Hartman or Neve Campbell, but it has Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu in it. See her in a couple of Indian films, but not in western films.

84. Mistress Pamela (1974)

R | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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Loosely bases on Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, this is the story of Pamela who goes to work in the kitchen of Lord Devenish who is determined to rape her.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Ann Michelle, Julian Barnes, Dudley Foster, Anna Quayle

Votes: 30

A best seller in its time by author Samuel Richardson, but there were numerous criticisms about the message of the book. Richardson's next novel Clarissa is far more superior and compelling to read. Clarissa was made into a mini series by the BBC and it is number 6 on this list

85. Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.9
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The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 346

86. Shadow of the Guillotine (1956)

120 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Richard Todd, Jacques Morel, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 94

87. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

6.6
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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

Votes: 2,301

88. Belle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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64 Metascore

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 23,632 | Gross: $10.73M

on my must see list for 2013. It is based on a true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was raised as an aristocrat. What makes this story unique is that Belle is biracial, being the illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Belle.