Movies Set in The 1710s

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3.5/5 (with 929 votes)

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock can speak to the dead, but no one other than his eccentric new friend believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's eccentric uncle tells him of a ritual he must perform to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch centuries ago.

Directed by Sam Fell

The Favourite(2018)

| 1h 59min | Drama, History, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1,966 votes)

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

Rob Roy(1995)

| 2h 19min | Adventure, History, War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 206 votes)

In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.

Swords of Blood(1962)

3.2/5 (with 55 votes)

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost.

On Guard(1997)

2h 8min | Adventure
3.4/5 (with 61 votes)

France, 17th century, during the reign of Louis XIII. When a dear friend, the Duke of Nevers, is treacherously assassinated by a powerful relative, a skilled swordsman, the noble Henri de Lagardère, seeks his rightful vengeance as he tries to protect the innocent life of the duke's last heir.

Directed by Philippe de Broca - With Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain, Philippe Noiret, list of supercentenarians from the United States, ...

The Bridge of San Luis Rey(2004)

2.8/5 (with 18 votes)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge.[ A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.

The Hunchback of Paris(1959)

1h 45min | Adventure, History
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

Duke Philippe de Nevers is an influential and popular man who is married to a beautiful wife called Aurore. His rival Philippe de Gonzague hates him enough to organise an attempt on him. The Duke is accompagnied by Henri de Lagardère when de Gonzague's henchmen altogether attack him. Lagardère cannot save his friend because the both of them are hopelessly outnumbered. He has to escape in order to save the Duke's daughter and swears revenge. Together with his old buddy Passepoil he raises the little girl in Spain. At the same time he returns frequently to France where he detects confronts his friend's murderers and puts them to the sword one by one until only their former leader is left. Finally he discovers that Philippe de Gonzague is the man for whom he is looking.


| 1h 41min | Adventure, Action
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Anne of the Indies(1951)

1h 21min | Adventure, Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

After seizing an English ship, buccaneer captain Anne Providence spares Pierre LaRochelle from walking the plank - as he's in irons he is presumably no friend of England. He signs on as a pirate and she is increasingly drawn to him, a feeling that seems to be reciprocated. When fearsome Captain Blackbeard, her teacher in the ways of pirating, sets eyes on LaRochelle he recalls him as a French navy officer. Anne sticks by her man but the truth, when it is uncovered, is even more painful.

The Death of Louis XIV(2016)

1h 55min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 25 votes)

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

Hero's Island(1962)

1h 34min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A family shipwrecked on an island must deal with escaped convicts and pirates.

Let Joy Reign Supreme(1975)

1h 54min | War, History, Drama
3.0/5 (with 20 votes)

France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop... Description of the life of the court in this period of transition where the French Revolution smoulders.

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The Boy and the Pirates(1960)

| 1h 22min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Jimmy desires to be a pirate when one day he discovers a magic bottle on the beach. He makes a wish and suddenly finds himself aboard Blackbeard's ship. Soon he realizes that being a pirate isn't what he expected.

A Glass of Water(1979)

3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

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Die Abrafaxe - Unter schwarzer Flagge(2001)

2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

The Pirates Of Tortuga :Under The Black Flag Set sail with three young boys on an adventure where time travel, gold treasure and battling villainous pirates are all in a day’s work! On a trip to the city museum, three young boys, Alex, Max and Califax discover a golden bowl — part of a legendary Aztec treasure.

Directed by Gerhard Hahn

A Glass of Water(1960)

1h 21min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Intrigue and scheming at the court of Queen Anne of England between liberal Lord Bolingbroke and Lady Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. German comedy after the play of Eugène Scribe.

Karl XII(1925)

4h 26min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The film depicts the life of Charles XII of Sweden who oversaw the expansion of the Swedish Empire until its defeat at the Battle of Poltava. It was the most expensive production in Swedish history when it was made, and inspired a string of large budget Swedish historical films.


1h 8min | Drama, History
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Janosík, a friar retrained as a bandit, becomes the farmers' symbol of resistance and fight against the feudal conditions.

Directed by Jaroslav Siakeľ - With Theodor Pištěk, Jan W. Speerger, Jaroslav Vojta, Karel Fiala, Bedřich Karen, Roman Tůma, ...

The Iron Glove(1954)

1h 13min | Adventure
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Irishman Charles Wogan wields his sword in the cause of James Stuart who seeks to replace George I on the throne of England.

I cavalieri dalle maschere nere (I beati paoli)(1948)

1h 55min | Adventure

Sicily, 17th Century. When his fiancée is kidnapped, a young man sets out to find her.

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