British History Filmsby piercewgillard | created - 11 Sep 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 27,503 | Gross: $22.28M
2. Ironclad (2011)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
In thirteenth century England, a Knights Templar and few of the Barons men, fight to defend Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.
3. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 911,022 | Gross: $75.60M
4. Henry V (1989)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama
In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
Votes: 26,986 | Gross: $10.16M
6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Votes: 28,899 | Gross: $28.35M
7. Lady Jane (1986)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son King Edward VI is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a... See full summary »
Votes: 5,850 | Gross: $0.28M
8. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 87,558 | Gross: $30.08M
9. 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: 38,329 | Gross: $4.46M
10. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.
11. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 204,665 | Gross: $100.32M
12. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 63,601 | Gross: $16.29M
13. Cromwell (1970)
G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.
14. To Kill a King (2003)
Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, History
A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
15. Wolf Hall (2015)
TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
16. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
Votes: 39,002 | Gross: $31.60M
17. The Madness of King George (1994)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
When King George III (Sir Nigel Hawthorne) goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.
Votes: 14,544 | Gross: $15.24M
18. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 23,186 | Gross: $21.21M
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 192,523 | Gross: $93.93M
20. 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.
Votes: 7,842 | Gross: $3.05M
21. The Duchess (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the life of 18th-century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Votes: 74,023 | Gross: $13.82M
22. The Young Victoria (2009)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Votes: 54,962 | Gross: $11.00M
23. Mrs Brown (1997)
PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
When Queen Victoria's (Dame Judi Dench's) husband dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown (Sir Billy Connolly), but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.
Votes: 12,720 | Gross: $9.22M
25. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 606,220 | Gross: $138.80M
26. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 489,849 | Gross: $188.37M
27. Battle of Britain (1969)
G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.
Votes: 19,530 | Gross: $4.36M
28. Churchill (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
Votes: 12,600 | Gross: $1.24M
29. Darkest Hour (2017)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Votes: 146,981 | Gross: $56.47M
30. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
31. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History
Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.
32. Churchill's Secret (2016 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Sir Michael Gambon) suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.
33. The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Votes: 98,064 | Gross: $30.02M
34. Diana (2013)
PG-13 | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Votes: 17,998 | Gross: $0.33M
36. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 99,498 | Gross: $56.44M
38. 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: 30,158 | Gross: $16.47M
39. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 138,424 | Gross: $34.24M
40. The King (I) (2019)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History
Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.