Movies Set in The 1570s

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| 3h | Action, Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 210 votes)

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.

Queen Margot(1994)

3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages(1916)

3h 17min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 108 votes)

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

The Princess of Montpensier(2010)

3.2/5 (with 107 votes)

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.

Heaven's Soldiers(2005)

3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

Modern day soldiers travel back in time and meet Admiral Lee, the greatest soldier of all time, and motivate him to drive out invaders.


1h 50min | Adventure, Action, History
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

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.


1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570.

Directed by Alain Fresnot - With Simone Spoladore

La conjura de El Escorial(2008)

2h 8min | History
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.

Ashes of Vengeance(1923)

1h 51min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

This historical piece, set in the Huguenot days of France, is Norma Talmadge's 37th feature film and the longest to date at two hours. The plot involves a man forced into servitude who falls in love with the sister of his persecutor. It was Ms. Talmadge's fourth involvement with director, Frank Lloyd and the cast included future star, Wallace Beery.

Anno Domini 1573(1975)

2h 25min | Drama, History, War
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Europe in second half of 16th century was very rough place to live. Peasants of Slovenia and Croatia had even rougher times because of the constant threat of Turk raids and being taxed to death in order to provide defence against the Turks. But, the worst things were arrogant local feudal lords led by Franjo Tahi who were oppresing the common folk. All that led to the great peasant revolt of 1573. The movie is made for the 400th anniversary of the event.

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