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1. Russian Ark (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 18,069 | Gross: $0.04M

2. The Seagull (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

In the early twentieth century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Glenn Fleshler, Billy Howle

Votes: 2,641 | Gross: $1.25M

3. Mathilde (I) (2017)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the twilight of Imperial Russia, prima ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya becomes the mistress of three Grand Dukes.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Lars Eidinger, Luise Wolfram, Danila Kozlovsky

Votes: 1,863

4. The Crown Princess (2018)

90 min | Action

The main heroine - a princess of a small country, comes into danger after her coronation. To protect her they send her to Thailand, where the main hero - a navy man- becomes her bodyguard.

Stars: Matthew Dean, Peter Corp Dyrendal, Nadech Kugimiya, Sara Legge

Votes: 6

5. Summer of Rockets (2019– )

60 min | Drama

Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Lily Sacofsky, Linus Roache

Votes: 1,114

6. Creation (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry

Votes: 13,444 | Gross: $0.34M

7. Decline and Fall (2017)

180 min | Comedy, Drama

The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.

Stars: Jack Whitehall, Douglas Hodge, Stephen Graham, David Suchet

Votes: 844

8. Beecham House (2019)

TV-14 | Drama

A look at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion during the cusp of 19th century.

Stars: Tom Bateman, Kumiko Kaur Chadha Berges, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Bessie Carter

Votes: 745

9. Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)

TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Trevor Eve

Votes: 6,095

10. Made in Heaven (2019– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama, Romance

It is the story of two wedding planners in Delhi, where tradition jostles with modern aspirations against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings revealing many secrets and lies.

Stars: Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin

Votes: 6,158

11. Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff, Corbin Bernsen, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 5,604

12. Dickensian (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 2,604

13. A Serious Game (2016)

115 min | Drama, Romance

An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story.

Director: Pernilla August | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 864

14. Restless (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Michelle Dockery, Michael Peter Willis, Charlotte Rampling, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 2,776

15. The Ticket (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial.

Director: Ido Fluk | Stars: Malin Akerman, Dan Stevens, Oliver Platt, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 2,478

16. Indignation (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus | Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tijuana Ricks, Sue Dahlman

Votes: 10,998 | Gross: $3.40M

17. The Mercy (2017)

Not Rated | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 6,496

18. The Bookshop (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama

62 Metascore

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 10,410 | Gross: $1.59M

19. The Aspern Papers (2018)

R | 90 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A young writer tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress.

Director: Julien Landais | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Lois Robbins

Votes: 437

21. Walt Before Mickey (2015)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the book "Walt Before Mickey" covers the early years of Walt Disney's career.

Director: Khoa Le | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder, Armando Gutierrez, David Henrie

Votes: 5,495

22. Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Kate Nelligan, Ruby Dee, Peter Outerbridge

Votes: 203

23. Angel (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 5,014

24. Berkeley Square (1998– )

50 min | Drama

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady, Hermione Norris

Votes: 1,029

25. Being the Brontes (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A documentary on the lives of the Bronte family produced to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth.

Director: Linda Sands | Stars: Mark Aiken, Angus Barr, Craig Edwards, Felix Hayes

Votes: 16

26. The Best Intentions (1992)

Not Rated | 182 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1909, poor theology student Henrik falls in love with Anna, the intelligent daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After marrying Henrik becomes a priest in northern Sweden. Urbane Anna hates living in the county, growing restless.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 2,791 | Gross: $1.25M

27. The Emperor of Paris (2018)

TV-MA | 120 min | Adventure, Crime, History

Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Patrick Chesnais, August Diehl, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 3,169

28. Flambards (1979– )

780 min | Drama

In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine McKenna, Rosalie Williams, Steven Grives, Frank Mills

Votes: 383

29. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

59 min | Drama

A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 985



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