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Movies Set in The 1580s

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Seven Samurai(1954)

NR
| 3h 27min | Action, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,135 votes)

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 457 votes)

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.

The Sea Hawk(1940)

3.6/5 (with 38 votes)

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

The Devil-Ship Pirates(1964)

2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

A pirate ship, fighting in 1588 on the side of the Spanish Armada, suffers damage and must put into a village on the British coast for repairs. The village is small and isolated and the Spanish convince the villagers that the English fleet has been defeated and that they, the Spanish, are now their masters. This results in the villagers' sullen cooperation, but rumors and unrest begin to spread and soon the Spanish pirates find themselves facing a revolt.

The Fighting Prince of Donegal(1966)

1h 50min | Action, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the Clans' good behavior. Hugh must escape prison and the Viceroy's villainous henchman, Captain Leeds, before he can fight.

Fire Over England(1937)

3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, British sea raiders such as Sir Francis Drake regularly capture Spanish merchantmen bringing gold from the New World.

The Assassination of the Duke de Guise(1908)

17min | History, Drama
2.7/5 (with 16 votes)

The film portrays the events on the day King Henri III of France arranged for Duke Henri de Guise to be murdered.

King Naresuan 1(2007)

2h 14min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.

Seven Seas to Calais(1962)

1h 42min | Adventure
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Sir Francis Drake fights to take over Spain's treasure routes for Queen Elizabeth I.

Meera(1979)

Meera is a 1979 Hindi language film by Gulzar. The film is based on the life of Meera, a Hindu saint-poet who renounced princely comforts in pursuit of her love for Lord Krishna.

Rome, 1585(1961)

1h 25min | Adventure

The leader of a gang of Spanish mercenaries falls for a beautiful princess. Thing get dicey, however, when an imprisoned leader is freed and comes calling. Paget, as usual, is absolutely stunning.

Drake the Pirate(1935)

1h 44min | Action, Drama

Imposing Canadian-born stage actor and playwright Matherson Lang was one of the twentieth century's great Shakespearean players, and became Britain's foremost screen actor during the 1920s; in Drake of England, one of his final films, he takes the title role in Arthur Woods' portrayal of the life and times of the flamboyant piratical adventurer who founded Britain's sea fortunes. From clandestine romance at the court of Elizabeth I to conquests in the newly discovered lands of South America and spectacular victory over the Armada, Drake of England offers a panoramic overview of Drake's life.

Directed by Arthur B. Woods - With Matheson Lang
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