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1. The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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43 Metascore

France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal has disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt

Votes: 48,512 | Gross: $53.90M

2. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 76,109 | Gross: $2.85M

3. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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48 Metascore

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother whom he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 151,074 | Gross: $56.97M

4. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 70,037 | Gross: $11.63M

5. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 49,810 | Gross: $2.02M

6. Tale of Tales (2015)

R | 134 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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72 Metascore

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

Votes: 25,172 | Gross: $0.08M

7. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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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: 34,021 | Gross: $7.34M

8. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,932 | Gross: $0.00M

9. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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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: 13,905 | Gross: $10.40M

10. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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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: 34,080 | Gross: $4.84M

11. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 12,053 | Gross: $1.13M

12. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 3,315

13. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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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: 8,635 | Gross: $4.10M

14. Lorna Doone (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Neil Finnighan, Jack Baverstock, Trevor Cooper, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,738

15. The Musketeer (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

4.9
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27 Metascore

Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Justin Chambers, Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea

Votes: 13,777 | Gross: $27.07M

16. Il Divo (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 15,147 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 9,708 | Gross: $0.78M

18. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 6,165 | Gross: $3.09M

19. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: James Bowers, Alex Kingston, Nicola Kingston, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 1,147

20. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,078 | Gross: $8.21M

21. Baarìa (2009)

Not Rated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri, Ángela Molina

Votes: 6,634 | Gross: $0.00M

22. The Last King (2003– )

TV-14 | 188 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his ten-year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

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

Votes: 1,448

23. Vatel (2000)

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

6.6
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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: 7,147 | Gross: $0.05M

24. To Kill a King (2003)

Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam

Votes: 2,917

25. Angélique (I) (2013)

113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.2
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In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley, David Kross

Votes: 1,400

26. GreedFall (2019 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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De Sardet, a noble of the Merchant Congregation, prepares to travel to the newly-settled island of Teer Fradee. De Sardet's cousin, Prince Constantin d'Orsay, has been named governor of New... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Blackley, Cassie Layton, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Liam Garrigan

Votes: 133

27. Hercules (2005– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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A chronicle of the life of the Greek hero who after killing his three sons must perform five labors to repent.

Stars: Paul Telfer, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Astin, Leeanna Walsman

Votes: 1,872

28. The Serpent's Kiss (1997)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Rousselot | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 1,495

29. The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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58 Metascore

A Princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young Prince with whom she falls in love.

Director: Clare Peploe | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Stirling, Jay Rodan

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.45M

30. The King's Whore (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci

Votes: 720

31. The King Is Dancing (2000)

115 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo, Colette Emmanuelle

Votes: 2,058

32. The Facts of Murder (1959)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Pietro Germi, Claudia Cardinale, Franco Fabrizi, Cristina Gaioni

Votes: 900

33. The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders (2019)

92 min | Documentary

7.1
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It's not only a museum of Spain. It's the museum of Spain.

Director: Valeria Parisi | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Miguel Falomir, Andrés Úbeda de los Cobos, José de la Fuente

Votes: 40

34. The Witches' Sabbath (1988)

94 min | Drama

5.5
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The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Daniel Ezralow, Corinne Touzet, Jacques Weber

Votes: 215

35. Le pont des Arts (2004)

126 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Paris in the seventies. A depressed graduate student hears music that will change his life; he becomes fascinated by the singer.

Director: Eugène Green | Stars: Adrien Michaux, Natacha Régnier, Alexis Loret, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 801

36. Walk with the Devil (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

9.8
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In a world where the Devil plans your fall, an abused young sex slave must choose between kidnapping an innocent girl for her pimp or suffer the deadly consequences of her disobedience.

Director: Alison C. Hall | Stars: Marta Allegra, Saele Amarù, Gabriele Arena, Dario Baldini

Votes: 22

37. England, My England (1995)

153 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Simon Callow, Michael Ball, Rebecca Front, Lucy Speed

Votes: 153

38. Louis, enfant roi (1993)

160 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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The title of this major French costume drama means "Louis, child-king", and indeed it's a fascinating fresco about the formative years of the young king Louis XIV, before he became the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Planchon | Stars: Carmen Maura, Maxime Mansion, Paolo Graziosi, Jocelyn Quivrin

Votes: 236

39. Uncle Silas (1989– )

148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Maud Ruthyn, a lovely and sensitive girl, is sent to stay with her Uncle Silas Ruthyn, a charismatic rogue who stands to inherit the family fortune... should anything untoward happen to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Beatie Edney, Guy Rolfe, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 139

40. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Votes: 98

41. Love Torn in a Dream (2000)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Coming to you as if from a dream half-remembered, two oneiric fantasies by the great Chilean fabulist Raúl Ruiz. First, a great guide - with pages torn out - for beginners, this picture has... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Elsa Zylberstein, Lambert Wilson, Christian Vadim

Votes: 290

42. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Stars: Michael Wood, John Boardman, Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, Richard Brilliant

Votes: 68

43. Life Is a Dream (1986)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Sylvain Thirolle, Roch Leibovici, Bénédicte Sire, Laurence Cortadellas

Votes: 86

44. Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's (2009)

60 min | Documentary

8.9
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In this three-part documentary series Waldemar Januszczak discovers paintings, sculptures and architecture of the Baroque period. Starting from the square of Saint Peter's Basilica in Italy to St Paul's Cathedral in England.

Star: Waldemar Januzczak

Votes: 45

45. Les Boréades (2003 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

8.3
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The mythical tale of a young queen, Alphise, determined to abdicate rather than contemplate an enforced marriage to a descendant of Boréas is nothing less than extremely highly charged.

Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Barbara Bonney, Anna Maria Panzarella, Jaël Azzaretti, Paul Agnew

Votes: 23

46. Julius Caesar (2005 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama, History, Music

9.4
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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl, Randi Stene

Votes: 9

47. Il Sant' Alessio (2007 TV Movie)

162 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: William Christie, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Alain Buet

Votes: 11

48. Parafrázis (2014)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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What would a man think about the soul and the acts of women? He is passing through beautiful hallways surrounded with magical historical paintings of women who all leads him towards his destiny.

Director: Eszter Kemény | Stars: Károly Hajduk, Ilona Nagy

Votes: 18

49. Revenez plaisirs exilés! (Alceste) (1992 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Jacques Rozier | Stars: Jean-Philippe Lafont, Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Howard Crook, Sophie Marin-Degor

50. The Full Monteverdi (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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Six couples meet in a restaurant. Over the course of the meal and the following morning, they break up, leaving six abandoned lovers. Sung throughout to Claudio Monteverdi's compete fourth book of madrigals.

Director: John La Bouchardiere | Stars: Matthew Brook, Mark Denham, Samantha E. Hunt, Carys Lane

Votes: 34



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