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Jamestown (2017)
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, melancholic
Plot: colony, love affair, working class family, society, intrigue, women, conspiracy
Time: 17th century, 1600s

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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
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Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Story: England, 1603. Elizabeth I is dead and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with catholic Spain, English catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already ...
Style: factual, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: king of england, british history, planned murder, activist, catholic priest, catholic, parliament, religion, treason, execution, british royal family, assassination plot ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, britain
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Saints & Strangers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 17th century
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, love and romance, society, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, colony, treason, aristocracy ...
Time: 17th century
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: On the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, we following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, escapades, danger, poverty, destruction, king, prostitution, period piece ...
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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Barkskins (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
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Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, visually appealing ...
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1870s
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, intellectual ...
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The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
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Peter the Great (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Story: This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 540 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
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Silence (2016)
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Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, harsh
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 17th century, 16th century
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: surreal, serious, disturbing, rough, stylized ...
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Madame Bovary (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 220 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric
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Time: 19th century
Place: france, normandy
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Elizabeth I (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth I may be remembered as the greatest monarch to rule England, but during her lifetime she was beset by enemies and hers was a life of constant battling.
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: power relations, state affairs, coming of age, youth, master and servant, politics, society, hopes, love and romance, settlement, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland, new south wales
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To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, captivating, talky, serious, realistic ...
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