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Movies Set in The 1700s

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The Favourite(2018)

R
| 1h 59min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 2,011 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.

The Man Who Laughs(1928)

1h 50min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 59 votes)

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine.

The Man Who Laughs(2012)

1h 33min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 31 votes)

During a winter storm, Ursus offers shelter to two orphans, Gwynplaine and Déa; some years later, they are still living together. Gwynplaine has become a famous star, but his success threatens his relationships with Déa and Ursus.

On Guard(1997)

2h 8min | Adventure
3.4/5 (with 63 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, ...

Mark of the Devil(1970)

3.2/5 (with 27 votes)

In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.

All the Mornings of the World(1991)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama, History, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 53 votes)

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 wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his two young daughters Madeleine and Toinette, avoiding the outside world. Rumor about him and his music is widespread, and even reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him at his court in Lully's orchestra, but Monsieur de Sainte Colombe refuses. One day a young man, Marin Marais, comes to see him with a request, he wants to be taught how to play the violin.

Against All Flags(1952)

NR
| 1h 23min | Adventure
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

British Naval Officer fights pirates on Madagascar.

The Hunchback of Paris(1959)

1h 45min | Adventure, History
3.3/5 (with 32 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.

Captain Kidd(1945)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

This unhistorical account of pirate Captain Kidd revolves around treasure and treachery. In 1699, William Kidd, presenting himself as an honest shipmaster, dupes King William III into backing his mission to fight pirates, with a crew of condemned pirates and the promise of pardon.

Mademoiselle de Maupin(1966)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Mademoiselle de Maupin escapes from her uncle's castle, invaded by Hungarian troops, under the guise of a clergyman named Theodore. An army recruiter forces Theodore to enlist in the King's army, and not even the religious robe is an insurance against it. Theodore is assigned to be aide-de-camp to Alcibiade, a man as virile in combat, as he seems troubled for the figure of his aid. D'Albert, an aristocrat, will expose Theodore's true sex, and after a number of confusing, comedy situations, Alcibiade will appease his troubled feelings.

Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi(2006)

2h 22min | Drama, Comedy
4.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Ugraputran discovers his royal origins and decides to swap places with his dumb twin brother. He exposes his evil uncle and also manages to save the kingdom from the Britishers.

Directed by Chimbu Deven - With Vadivelu, Tejashree, Nassar

The Beggar Student(1936)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

To take a revenge on countess Laura, who slapped him at his proposal, the Governor of the occupied Poland gets her fall in love with a poor student, and exposes him during wedding banquet.

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Janosik: A True Story(2009)

2h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
2.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The story of Janosik, a legendary "Central European Robin Hood", based on real XVIII century documents and a romantic legend. Young Janosik, burnt out by war experiences and disappointment in love, joins a team of brigands. Soon after he becomes the troop's leader and is recognized as a brave and honorable commander, he never kills anyone he robs. Along with the fame he starts enjoying popularity among women. But Janosik's success raises jealousy in one of the troop's members, greedy and brutal Huncaga.

The King's Pirate(1967)

1h 40min | Adventure
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Fleming is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates.

Directed by Don Weis - With Doug McClure

The Youth of Peter(1980)

2h 20min | History, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

The years of the tsar’s adolescence and youth were permeated with deadly danger coming from some of the Boyars, the rebellious Streltsy and Tsarevna Sophia who aspired for power. But already at that early time Peter demonstrates a profound, bright intellect, a strong will and the sense of purpose, which help him disarm both his open and secret enemies.

Crest of Betrayal(1994)

1h 46min | Horror, Drama, Action
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

Iuemon is left master less after his master, Lord Asano, attempts to kill the treacherous Lord Kira and out of desperation and due to the extreme poverty he now lives in, poisons his wife Oiwa and marries the daughter of one of Lord Kira's men. This comes back, literally, to haunt him.

A Glass of Water(1923)

1h 52min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A Glass of Water (German: Ein Glas Wasser) is a 1923 German silent historical film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Mady Christians, Lucie Höflich and Hans Brausewetter. It premiered at the UFA-Palast am Zoo on 1 February 1923. It was based on a play of the same title by Eugène Scribe, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The film was very well received both commercially and critically on its release. It is considered one of the milestones of Weimar cinema.

Andreas Schlüter(1942)

1h 51min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Historical drama portraying the life of German baroque architect Andreas Schlüter.

The Fall of Ako Castle(1978)

2h 39min | Action, Drama
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701-2, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the perpetrator of the catastrophe. Lord Asano was goaded, or tricked, into drawing his sword inside the Shogun's palace -- a crime which carried the death penalty. The newly installed Shogun was furious at Asano and ordered all his clan's assets seized, meaning some 20,000 samurai and commoners were unemployed and landless at a stroke. Forty-seven of these ronin (masterless samurai) banded together to take attempt revenge on Lord Kira, who had goaded Asano into drawing his sword.

Mazurka der Liebe(1957)

Early 18th-century Krakow: The poor student Simon works as a travelling musician in order to finance his studies, and the Polish freedom fighter Jan is on the run from Saxon troops. They meet in the carriage of Count Kovalska, where they fall in love with the Count’s daughters Laura and Bronislava.

Directed by Hans Müller, Hans Müller - With Albert Garbe, Bert Fortell, Eberhard Krug, Katharina Mayberg, Michael Günther, Kurt Mühlhardt, ...

The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd(1953)

NR
| 3h 50min | Action, Adventure

Two British officers are assigned to collect information to convict Captain Kidd of piracy.

Aravaan(2012)

2h 25min | Drama, History
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Kombodhi (Pasupathy) is the leader of a tribe of thieves living in Vembur. After a particular expedition, they come to know of a solitary thief, who claims to be from their village. Kombodhi hunts him out and finds that his name is Varipuli (Aadhi) and that he is very skilled. Kombodhi invites him to join his gang and live in Vembur. But after Varipuli arrives, his past catches up with him.

The Blue Swords(1949)

1h 39min | Drama, History

The story of Johann Friedrich Böttger, an apothecary’s apprentice and alchemist’s assistant. Fleeing from the Prussian King, he goes to Saxony, where King Frederick August the Strong takes him to a fortress and demands that he create gold. Böttger is equipped with everything he would need for the task, but he has known for a while that actual gold production is a myth and instead experiments with porcelain—white porcelain, as the Chinese are said to possess. In 1709, he finally succeeds in surprising the King with the "white gold," the first white porcelain made in Europe, he hopes for freedom.

Der Bettelstudent(1958)

1h 38min | Music
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Die Anne-Liese von Dessau(1925)

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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.

Femme Fatale, Jang Hee Bin(1968)

1h 30min | Drama, History
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

King Sukjong assigns Jang Ok-nan, a court lady, as a concubine overnight. Jang plots to drive the current Queen into exile.

Directed by Im Kwon-taek - With Shin Seong-il

Der Gefangene des Königs(1935)

1h 47min | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -

Pietro Micca(1938)

1h 26min

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