Historical Dramas - AD 1600 - 1700

by 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.

Stars: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 7,963

1603-1605

2. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 78,670 | Gross: $12.71M

1607-1617

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)

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ugo Cardea, Anne Pouchie, Claude Berthy, Gabriele Banchero

Votes: 307

1614-1641

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.

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles

Votes: 19,219

1630-1643

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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Georges Wilson, Leslie French

Votes: 1,024

1634-1636

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 »

Director: Sergio Rubini | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Carlo Mucari, Franco Javarone

Votes: 212

1636

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.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-ryong Ryu, Mu-Yeol Kim, Chae-won Moon

Votes: 10,218 | Gross: $0.25M

1636-1637

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.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Rita Forzano, Giuseppe Addobbati, Christian De Sica

Votes: 443

1639-1662

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.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 7,999

1645

12. A Field in England (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope

Votes: 9,421 | Gross: $0.03M

1645

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 »

Director: Angelo Antonucci | Stars: Anna Ammirati, Sergio Assisi, Cristina Casale, Massimiliano Dau

Votes: 6

1647

14. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 154,694 | Gross: $25.14M

1650

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.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson

Votes: 1,398

1658-1685

16. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

64 Metascore

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?

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 9,548 | Gross: $0.78M

1660-1661

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.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 1,139

1661

18. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 8,406 | Gross: $4.10M

1664

19. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

Votes: 13,576 | Gross: $10.40M

1666-1667

20. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 24,150 | Gross: $10.02M

1668

21. Vatel (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Julian Glover

Votes: 6,979 | Gross: $0.05M

1671

22. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

Votes: 33,615 | Gross: $4.84M

1675

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.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Eru Potaka Dewes

Votes: 4,369 | Gross: $0.31M

1680

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.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 33,167 | Gross: $7.34M

1692

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.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 8,252

1694



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