Films set in the 18th century

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1. Sluga Gosudarev (2007)

131 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Ryaskov | Stars: Dmitriy Miller, Aleksandr Bukharov, Kseniya Knyazeva, Valeriy Malikov

Votes: 1,231

Battle of Poltava

2. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.9
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 36,628 | Gross: $31.60M

Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor

3. Blackbeard (2006– )

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 1,097

The infamous pirate Edward Teach

4. 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

1727 England

5. Catherine the Great (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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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.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,047

Catherine II of Russia

6. Young Catherine (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero, Marthe Keller

Votes: 802

Early years of Catherine II of Russia

7. The Amazing Grace (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

5.5
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The story of British slave trader John Newton's voyage to West Africa and the events that inspired him to write the world's most popular hymn, Amazing Grace.

Director: Jeta Amata | Stars: Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Amata, Fred Amata

Votes: 105

Tells the story of John Newton's transformation from slave trader to Anglican priest; story is set in Calabar, Nigeria

8. Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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44 Metascore

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Iain Robertson, Ken Stott

Votes: 8,973 | Gross: $0.47M

Loosely based on The Gentlemen Highwaymen Will Plunkett & Captain James MacLaine

9. Treasure Island (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee

Votes: 3,971

Adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson

10. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: Andrea Bianchi, John Hough, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 906

Adaptation of the famous pirate story by Robert Louis Stevenson

11. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,491

The slave trade

12. 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: 47,191 | Gross: $11.29M

Giacomo Casanova

13. 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

England and France during the French Revolution

14. 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: 305,650 | Gross: $51.97M

Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

15. A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Kenneth More, Barry Morse

Votes: 544

England and France during the French Revolution

16. 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: 115,719

The Seven Years' War

17. 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: 125,481 | Gross: $75.51M

French and Indian War

18. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 48,368 | Gross: $17.22M

Jesuit missionaries in South America

19. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 55,728 | Gross: $11.26M

Based on a real-life series of killings that took place in France in the 18th century and on the famous legend around the Beast of Gévaudan

20. 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: 67,655 | Gross: $13.82M

The life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

21. 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: 87,439 | Gross: $15.96M

French queen Marie Antoinette

22. 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

The crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton

23. 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

Benedict Arnold, both an early hero of the American Revolution and a notorious traitor

24. 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: 224,826 | Gross: $113.33M

Based on Continental Army officer Francis Marion during the American War of Independence

25. 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: 4,680 | Gross: $0.43M

'Courtesan takes revenge by scamming Marie Antoinette, Cardinal de Rohan, and others, kindling flames of the French Revolution

26. The Madness of King George (1994)

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

7.2
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89 Metascore

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: 13,198 | Gross: $15.24M

The deteriorating mental health of George III of the United Kingdom, King of Great Britain and Ireland

27. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 12,632 | Gross: $13.68M

The mutiny on the Bounty

28. 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: 20,016 | Gross: $8.60M

The mutiny on the Bounty

29. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers

Votes: 3,758

French Revolution

30. 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

Seven Years' War (1756–1763) and French and Indian War (1754–1763)

31. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 44,497 | Gross: $8.08M

Russo-Turkish War of 1768

32. Revolution (1985)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,481 | Gross: $0.36M

American Independence war

33. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 6,426 | Gross: $2.50M

18th century at the decadent court of Versailles

34. 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: 206,344 | Gross: $2.22M

A murder in 18th century France

35. 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: 2,560 | Gross: $2.47M

Thomas Jefferson's tenure as the Ambassador of the United States to France

36. 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: 1,659

French Revolution

37. 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: 982

French Revolution

38. Farinelli (1994)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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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 »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $2.12M

Biographical film about the life and career of the Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time

39. 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: 26,655 | Gross: $1.00M

French Revolution and Inquisition in Spain

40. 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: 2,292 | Gross: $0.33M

French Revolution

41. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

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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: 5,079

French Revolution

42. 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: 289,695 | Gross: $101.07M

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

43. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 22,668

44. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

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George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell

Votes: 47

45. Barbara (1997)

143 min | Drama

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Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Malmros | Stars: Anneke von der Lippe, Helene Egelund, Trond Høvik, Lars Simonsen

Votes: 411

46. 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: 10,952 | Gross: $1.13M

47. Where's Jack? (1969)

G | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

6.5
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The adventures and the exploits of notorious English thief and prison-breaker Jack Sheppard in 1720s London.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Tommy Steele, Stanley Baker, Alan Badel, Dudley Foster

Votes: 113

48. Kidnapped (1971)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

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In 18th century Scotland, during the Jacobite Rebellion, David Balfour claims his inheritance from his uncle who has him shanghaied on a ship where David meets fugitive Jacobite rebel Alan Breck.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron

Votes: 879

49. 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: 1,488 | Gross: $0.72M

50. Esquilache (1989)

100 min | Drama

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In the 18th century in Madrid, the Marquess of Esquilache, King Charles III of Spain's former minister, bans on wearing the popular wide collar with a long coat and brimmed hat. Along with other measures provoke a massive riot in the city.

Director: Josefina Molina | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Luis López Vázquez, Ángela Molina, Ángel de Andrés

Votes: 138

51. 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: 56,624 | Gross: $34.70M

52. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 230,342 | Gross: $128.08M

53. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.04M

54. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.9
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The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Aumont

Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.63M

55. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: The Devil's Disciple (1987)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Elizabeth Spriggs, Cheryl Maiker, Graham Turner, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 56

56. Passion in the Desert (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

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Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments ... See full summary »

Director: Lavinia Currier | Stars: Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul Meston, Kenneth Collard

Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.25M

57. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Chad Lowe, Susan Blakely

Votes: 484

58. Chouans! (1988)

143 min | Adventure, History, War

6.0
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In 1793 when terror is widespread in France, peasants known as Chouans fight the revolutionaries in attempt to restore the monarchy.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Vincent Schmitt, Raoul Billerey, Claudine Delvaux

Votes: 558

59. Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987– )

285 min | History, Romance, War

7.2
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Epic story about the romance between the most powerful man in the world and the woman who conquered his heart.

Stars: Armand Assante, Jacqueline Bisset, Stephanie Beacham, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 360

60. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

Votes: 4,547

61. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.0
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Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 3,162

62. Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,373

63. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 3,208

64. 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: 47,215 | Gross: $7.06M

65. 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: 3,615 | Gross: $3.36M

66. 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

67. 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: 1,038

68. 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: 2,050

69. 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: 45,565 | Gross: $22.01M

70. 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

71. 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: 856

72. 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: 919

73. 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: 394

74. 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

75. 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: 741

76. 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: 28,497 | Gross: $9.47M

77. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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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: 207

78. 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

79. 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

80. 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

81. 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: 3,298

82. 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

83. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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63 Metascore

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 1,567 | Gross: $0.03M

84. Bangrajan (2000)

R | 71 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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59 Metascore

Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Jaran Ngamdee, Winai Kraibutr, Theerayut Pratyabamrung, Bin Bunluerit

Votes: 1,829 | Gross: $0.02M

85. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 127,696 | Gross: $38.36M

86. Janosik. Prawdziwa historia (2009)

140 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

4.9
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The script by Eva Borusevicova describes the true story of Janosik, the XVIII centuries outlaw, who was prowling through Slovak-Polish border. The story of Janosik, a legendary "Central ... See full summary »

Directors: Kasia Adamik, Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Václav Jirácek, Ivan Martinka, Michal Zebrowski, Sarah Zoe Canner

Votes: 549

87. 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: 900,581 | Gross: $305.41M

88. 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: 576,421 | Gross: $423.32M

89. 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: 522,418 | Gross: $309.42M

90. 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: 416,919 | Gross: $241.07M

91. 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: 38,158 | Gross: $1.55M

92. 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: 6,901 | Gross: $0.07M