Movies about the 16th century

Movies about the 16th century
List of the best movies about the 16th century, selected by visitors to our site: Dangerous Beauty, Mary Queen of Scots, A Tale of Two Coreys, Anonymous, Becoming Mayan: Creating Apocalypto, Elizabeth, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Prince and the Pauper.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny -- and to give herself a chance at true love.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

A Tale of Two Coreys (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

The story of teen heartthrobs Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, whose lives were forever changed by the glitz, glamour, and the darker side of show business.

Anonymous (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration02:10

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.

Becoming Mayan: Creating Apocalypto (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
Duration02:19

An overview of the making of Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'.

Elizabeth (1998)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:04

The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England.

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:51

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding.

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:02

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.

The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Two boys - the prince Edward and the pauper Tom - are born on the same day. Years later, when young teenage Tom sneaks into the palace garden, he meets the prince. They change clothes with one another before the guards discover them and throw out the prince thinking he's the urchin. No one believes them when they try to tell the truth about which is which. Soon after, the old king dies and the prince will inherit the throne.

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Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA

With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.

Kagemusha (1980)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration03:00

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:19

Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the Prince of Montpensier.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:03

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:30

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Elcano & Magellan: The First Voyage Around the World (2019)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genremelodrama, adventure, cartoon
CountrySpain

The first journey around the world began under the command of Ferdinand Magellan and was concluded by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Five boats left Seville on September 20, 1519. Storms, famine, tribes… Three years later, only one made it back. An incredible adventure around the planet whose roundness was finally proven.

Kenau (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryNetherlands, Hungary, Belgium

While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by her stubborn closeness.

I, Leonardo (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrebiography
CountryItaly
Duration01:21

Discover Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the painter, the scientist and the inventor, through a unique, engaging and fascinating journey in the mind of Leonardo.

Taras Bulba (1962)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryYugoslavia, USA
Duration02:02

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.

The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryThailand

Based on a true historic figure, Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who went to Ayothaya in the 16th century and became a soldier in King Naresuan's army. After the war in Burma it's restless in Ayothaya, because of a mysterious group of men that terrorizes and plunders the city. Yamada goes after them and discovers that the men are rebelious Japanese samurai. Now he has to fight his own countrymen.

Nova Zembla (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:49

Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. An incredibly powerful story of determination, hardship and a triumph of the human spirit. The sixteenth century Dutch ship crew is leaving the port of Amsterdam and sailing to the northern arctic, where they get stuck in the ice. Two ships take part at the mission and captain De Rijp decides to return while he still can, while the other ship helmed by Willem Barentsz, stubbornly proceeds.

Luther (2003)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration02:03

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Urumi (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:46

Kelu is a warrior in 16th century Kerala whose father was killed by Vasco da Gama and his troops. Kelu vows to avenge his father's death with the assistance of Vavvali and Ayesha, a warrior princess.

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany
Duration01:49

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.

Red Quicksilver (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime, history
CountryEstonia, Russia

Director Andres Puustusmaa movie based on Andres Anvelt novel.

History of the World: Part I (1981)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25

Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

The Sea Hawk (1940)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Dashing pirate Geoffrey Thorpe plunders Spanish ships for Queen Elizabeth I and falls in love with Dona Maria, a beautiful Spanish royal he captures.

Sin (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia, Italy

The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

EverAfter (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ... after beaning him with an apple.




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