Historical Dramas - AD 1600 - 1700by contos | created - 28 Jan 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
A list of historical drama films and tv series set from the 17th to the 18th century. This list is based on a personal evaluation: for this reason, many films and tv series of the same genre are not included.
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1. Gunpowder (2017)
TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, History
British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
2. 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: 78,670 | Gross: $12.71M
3. Il conte di Melissa (2001)
122 min | Drama, History
4. Cartesius (1974 TV Movie)
150 min | Biography, History
This made for television film chronicles the illustrious life of French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650)
5. La colonna infame (1972)
6. The Musketeers (2014–2016)
TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama
Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.
7. More Than a Miracle (1967)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
In 17th century Italy, a Spanish prince, who's searching for a bride, falls in-love with a beautiful local peasant girl.
8. The Bride's Journey (1997)
102 min | Comedy
On September 2nd, 1636, Porzia Maria Colonna leaves the Atri Convent. She has to reach her betrothed and she is escorted as the hazards are many. In fact, after a bandit assault, the ... See full summary »
9. War of the Arrows (2011)
R | 122 min | Action
A skilled Korean archer goes up against the mighty force of Mongols with the sole purpose of rescuing his kidnapped sister.
Votes: 10,218 | Gross: $0.25M
10. Blaise Pascal (1972 TV Movie)
135 min | Biography, History
Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.
11. Witchfinder General (1968)
Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancee and her uncle.
12. A Field in England (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror
Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
Votes: 9,421 | Gross: $0.03M
13. Amore e libertà - Masaniello (2006)
120 min | Drama, History
The film is based upon the true and tragic events, which took place in Naples in July 1647. The historical background are the misgovernment and fiscal oppression having aroused much ... See full summary »
14. The Witch (2015)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Votes: 154,694 | Gross: $25.14M
15. The Last King (2003– )
TV-14 | 188 min | Biography, Drama, History
The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
16. Stage Beauty (2004)
R | 106 min | Drama
A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?
Votes: 9,548 | Gross: $0.78M
17. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Biography, History
After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.
18. Restoration (1995)
R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History
The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.
Votes: 8,406 | Gross: $4.10M
19. The Scarlet Letter (1995)
R | 135 min | Drama, Romance
An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.
Votes: 13,576 | Gross: $10.40M
20. Cutthroat Island (1995)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
Votes: 24,150 | Gross: $10.02M
21. Vatel (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
Votes: 6,979 | Gross: $0.05M
22. The Libertine (2004)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 33,615 | Gross: $4.84M
23. Rapa Nui (1994)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Love between the representatives of two warring tribes changes the balance of power on the whole remote island.
Votes: 4,369 | Gross: $0.31M
24. The Crucible (1996)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History
A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.
Votes: 33,167 | Gross: $7.34M
25. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.