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Period Drama Movies
Description: Period Films from the Georgian/Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras, and beyond
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The Borgias ( 2011 )
The show follows the Borgia family that rose to power in Italy during the Renaissance. Jeremy Irons leads the cast as Rodrigo Borgia who becomes Pope in 1492.
Borgia ( 2011 )
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war and unspeakable depravity. At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church -Rodrigo Borgia.
Anne of Green Gables ( 1985 )
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel ( 1987 )
Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.
Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables ( 2016 )
A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead
Dangerous Beauty ( 1998 )
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
A Little Chaos ( 2014 )
Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age ( 2007 )
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Elizabeth I ( 2005 )
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Elizabeth ( 1998 )
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
My Fair Lady ( 1964 )
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Ever After ( 1998 )
The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.
Mary Queen of Scots ( 2014 )
A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.
Marie Antoinette ( 2006 )
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.
Stardust ( 2007 )
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Victoria ( 2016 )
The early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
The Young Victoria ( 2009 )
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Finding Neverland ( 2004 )
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Miss Potter ( 2006 )
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Passion's Way ( 1999 )
Set in early 1900's France, a widow renews a former romantic interest until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women into many well-mannered accusations and conversations, but no modern brawling, and puts him in the middle or possibly on the outside.
The Color Purple Reunion ( 2010 )
The Cast Reunites! Oprah, Whoopi, Danny Glover and their co-stars reflect on the making of the film.
The Music Man ( 1962 )
A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.
Mary Poppins ( 1964 )
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Amistad ( 1997 )
AMISTAD is about a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast Coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free-man who led the revolt.
An Ideal Husband ( 1999 )
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
Anna and the King ( 1999 )
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and the widowed British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860's.
Anna Karenina ( 2012 )
Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Anna Karenina ( 1997 )
Anna is a young and elegant wife of Mr. Karenin, who is wealthy and old. She meets the handsome Count Vronsky. Anna and Vronsky fall in love with each other, and he comes to be with her in St. Petersburg. They are very happy together and make a great looking couple, but soon their happiness gets under social pressures. Anna is hopelessly begging Mr. Karenin for a divorce, but he wants to keep the mother of their child. She has another baby born from her lover Vronsky. Conflict between her untamed desires and painful reality causes her a depression and suicidal thoughts.
Basil ( 1998 )
Based on a little known Willkie Colins novel, Basil is the story of a man called Basil who falls in love with and marries Margarate Sherwin. What he doesn't know is that a friend of hers, John Mannion, has been having an affair with her to seek revenge on Basils brother Ralph who had an affair with his sister and died in an abortion atempt.
Camille ( 1936 )
A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.
Civil Love ( 2012 )
Rachel is a widow during the Civil War who holds the South responsible for her husband's death. When a wounded enemy soldier takes refuge in her barn, Rachel reluctantly helps him. As she ...
Cousin Bette ( 1998 )
Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor she saves from starvation. But the aspiring artist soon finds love in the arms of another woman, Hortense, leaving Bette a bitter spinster. Bette plots to take revenge on the family who turned her away and stole her only love. With the help of famed courtesan Jenny Cadine she slowly destroys the lives of those who have scorned her.
Creation ( 2009 )
What happens when a world-renowned scientist, crushed by the loss of his eldest daughter, formulates a theory in conflict with religious dogma? This is the story of Charles Darwin and his master-work "The Origin of Species". It tells of a global revolution played out the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most dangerous idea in history; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child.
David Copperfield ( 2000 )
Child actor Max Dolbey and adult performer Hugh Dancy share the role of David Copperfield who, after enduring a tempestuous youth at the hands of his cruel stepfather Murdstone (Anthony Andrews), manages to survive into adulthood with the help and support of such sympathetic figures as Aunt Betsy Trotwood (Sally Field), the eternally-in-debt Mr. Micawber (Michael Richards), and loyal old Dan Peggoty (Nigel Davenport). Even so, David's later years are none too serene, thanks in great part to antagonists like the wheedling, "'umble" Uriah Heep (Frank MacCusker), and to his own star-crossed romantic misadventures.
David Copperfield ( 1999 )
Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Effie Gray ( 2014 )
A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters ( 2016 )
A chronicle of the Brontë sisters' battle to overcome obstacles and publish their novels, which would become some of the greatest in the English language.
Persuasion ( 2007 )
Anne (Sally Hawkins) fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones) at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne's family were against the match and persuaded her to
Great Expectations ( 2011 )
Great Expectations is a three-part BBC television drama adaptation by Sarah Phelps of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.
Great Expectations ( 2012 )
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Great Expectations ( 1946 )
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Jane Eyre ( 2011 )
After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?
Jane Eyre ( 2006 )
The T.V. adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre is about a young woman who becomes governess to the ward of Mr...
Jane Eyre ( 1996 )
Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls.
Little House on the Prairie ( 1974 )
The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.
Little Women ( 1994 )
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
The Little Princess ( 1939 )
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.
Little Women ( 1933 )
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.
Nicholas Nickleby ( 2002 )
Young Nicholas and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph, but Ralph's only intentions are to separate the family and exploit them. Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers. Eventually, Nicholas runs away with schoolmate Smike, and the two set off to reunite the Nickleby family.
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby ( 2001 )
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.
Oliver Twist ( 2005 )
<p> An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Oliver Twist ( 2007 )
Oliver's closest family are the workhouse board, and their plans for Oliver's future does not stretch much beyond starving him to death with pitiful rations of gruel. But Oliver's a fighter, and after a courageous rebellion when he dares to ask for more, Oliver is cast out and forced to make his own way in the world.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ( 2007 )
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Pride & Prejudice ( 2005 )
The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England...
Pride ( 2014 )
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
Vanity Fair ( 2004 )
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.
Mansfield Park ( 2007 )
At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny's love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford's proposal of marriage.
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