Napoleonic Wars (1789-1815)

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1. Napoleon (1927)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 6,332

2. Napoléon Bonaparte (1935)

140 min | Biography, Drama

A reedited version of Abel Gance's silent masterpiece 'Napoléon vu par Abel Gance', with sound effects added, dialogue post-dubbed, and with new scenes filmed with additional new cast ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Gina Manès, Damia, Eugénie Buffet

Votes: 92

3. Bonaparte et la révolution (1972)

275 min | Drama, History

Abel Gance's 1971 sound edition of his epic 1927 'Napoleon', which contains much of the silent original, with new material shot and added in both 1965 and 1971, and with sound synchronization from both the 1932 reissue and this version.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Annabella, Antonin Artaud, Pierre Batcheff

Votes: 66

4. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History, War

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

Votes: 504

5. Napoleon (1955)

190 min | Biography, Drama, War

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 432

6. Marie Antoinette (2006)

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

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: 94,097 | Gross: $15.96M

7. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,643

8. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 18,021

9. War and Peace (2007– )

394 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812

Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 1,756

10. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

Napoleon's (Herbert Lom's) tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 8,303 | Gross: $12.50M

11. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 7,633 | Gross: $3.05M

12. The War of 1812 (2011)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, War

For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and ... See full summary »

Directors: Diane Garey, Lawrence Hott | Stars: Christopher Kozak, Joe Mantegna, Craig Williams

Votes: 108

13. 1812 (2012– )

Documentary, Adventure, Drama

The project is dedicated to one of the most remarkable and dramatic periods in history - the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1815. They were a continuation of the wars originally sparked off ... See full summary »

Votes: 29

14. War of 1812 (1999– )

60 min | Drama, War

A docudrama covering events from 1812 to 1815, plus the recent repatriation of remains from Fort Erie to the United States.

Stars: Terence McKenna, Nigel Bennett, Richard Clarkin, Paul Craig

Votes: 38

15. First Invasion: The War of 1812 (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

Elaborate reenactments are juxtaposed with comments by historians in this glossy review of America's "Second War of Independence" against Britain (1812-15). Included: the causes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Foreman | Stars: Mark D. Hutter, Sally E. Bennett, Dave Fagerberg, H. David Wright

Votes: 132

16. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 7,617 | Gross: $0.07M

17. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 4,871 | Gross: $0.43M

18. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

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: 49,364 | Gross: $7.06M

19. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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: 4,044

20. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,760

21. The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Knight Godefroy de Montmirail and squire Jacquouille are stranded in 1793. Using trickery to break free from their shackles, both perilously partake in the Montmirail family's run away in the quest for an exiting time-shift.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard

Votes: 3,056

22. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 3,564

23. 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.

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Coy

Votes: 1,062

24. Désirée (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie

Votes: 2,353

25. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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: 1,170

26. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette (Dorothy Tutin) falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay (Paul Guers), who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,235

27. Napoléon (2002)

380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The year is 1816, and Napoleon, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl Betsy his life story. His meteoric rise to military prominence ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich

Votes: 3,876

28. Monsieur N. (2003)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

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: 2,493

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

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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: 3,429

31. Marquis (1989)

R | 83 min | Animation, Comedy

The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »

Director: Henri Xhonneux | Stars: François Marthouret, Valérie Kling, Michel Robin, Isabelle Wolfe

Votes: 1,081

32. Don't Lose Your Head (1967)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,262

33. The Black Tulip (1964)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Dawn Addams, Adolfo Marsillach

Votes: 1,826

34. 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.

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

Votes: 5,770

35. Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,136

36. A Tale of Two Cities (1989– )

188 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 308

37. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,274

38. Madame (1961)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Sophia Loren, Robert Hossein, Renaud Mary, Léa Gray

Votes: 259

39. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

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: 754

40. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

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

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: 2,445 | Gross: $0.33M

41. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 1,610 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 191,116 | Gross: $93.93M

43. The Duellists (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

70 Metascore

A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Votes: 17,886

44. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 5,682

45. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History

89 Metascore

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: 134,789

46. Colonel Chabert (1994)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,610 | Gross: $0.73M

47. St. Ives (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant, Anna Friel

Votes: 716

48. The Pride and the Passion (1957)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 2,365 | Gross: $8.75M

49. War and Peace (1966)

GP | 422 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3