Historical films I wanna seeby vccfvictoria | created - 30 Sep 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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1. The Wars of the Roses (2002– )
Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, History, War
Using historically-accurate, battle-filled re-enactments and interviews with expert historians and noted authors, this documentary series brings to life the captivating true stories behind Britain's bloody civil wars.
3. The White Princess (2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History
Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.
5. Alfred the Great (I) (1969)
M/PG | 122 min | Drama, History, War
While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the ninth century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows, to... See full summary »
6. Hammer of the Gods (2013)
R | 99 min | Action, History, Horror
A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.
Votes: 7,591 | Gross: $0.00M
8. The Strange Woman (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.
9. Young Goethe in Love (2010)
Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,644 | Gross: $0.16M
13. The Nun (1966)
GP | 140 min | Drama
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $0.03M
14. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
R | 91 min | Horror
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
16. The Madness of King George (1994)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.
Votes: 14,510 | Gross: $15.24M
17. Fanny Hill (2007– )
60 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
18. 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: 5,988 | Gross: $2.12M
19. Sweeney Todd (2006 TV Movie)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
21. Danton (1983)
PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.
22. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Votes: 345,418 | Gross: $51.97M
23. 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: 3,792 | Gross: $3.36M
24. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999– )
540 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
25. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife but always had to live the life of crime.
27. Mesmer (1994)
Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."
30. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A 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.
Votes: 30,412 | Gross: $9.47M
31. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)
240 min | Drama, History, Romance
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 »
32. Marquise (1997)
120 min | Drama, Comedy
The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
Votes: 962 | Gross: $0.07M
33. Silas Marner (1985 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 92 min | Drama
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.
35. Boy Erased (2018)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Votes: 23,551 | Gross: $6.79M
36. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Votes: 29,661 | Gross: $16.47M
38. 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: 79,500 | Gross: $12.71M
39. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 38,295 | Gross: $4.46M
44. The Heart of a Queen (1940)
103 min | Biography, Drama
While awaiting her unjust execution at the hands of the treacherous Queen Elizabeth I, the tragic Mary Stuart reflects at the series of cruel political machinations that set up her path to the scaffold.
46. To Have and to Hold (1922)
Trying to escape marriage to the hateful Lord Carnal, Jocelyn Leigh joins her maid on a "bride ship" bound for the American colonies. She is shocked by the conditions she finds in Virginia,... See full summary »
47. To Have and to Hold (1916)
50 min | Adventure, Drama
Lady Jocelyn, a favorite in the court of England's King James, escapes a forced marriage to the hated Lord Carnal by fleeing to American colonies. There she meets and marries Captain Ralph ... See full summary »
49. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 205 min | Drama, History