16th century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 16th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, dramatic and light films and TV shows about / with betrayal, state affairs, society, royal family, dishonesty, queen, dialogue, politics, culture clash and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 16th century: Elizabeth (1998), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Reign (2013), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Magnificent Century (2011), Dangerous Beauty (1998), The Tudors (2007), Apocalypto (2006), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972).
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Reign (2013)
Drama, Fantasy
USA
42 min.
 7.5
The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
France, Japan, Luxembourg
20 min.
 8.8
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Biography, Drama, History
UK
124 min.
 6.4
The Plague (2018)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Spain
50 min.
 7.3

List of 16th century movies

 7.5
 83K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, political intrigue, rise to the top, head of state, royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, politics, historical figure, palaces castles and temples, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution, political conspiracy, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, renaissance, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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 7.5
 38K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: serious, sexy, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, prince, power struggle, heir heiress ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, theater, cross dressing, verbal byplay, writer's life, theatre play, hidden identity, unlikely couple, forbidden love, love and romance, lovers, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, love and romance, intrigue, political unrest, political intrigue, couple relations, battles, power struggle, war, state affairs, destiny, change of luck ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: witty, sexual, clever, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, false accusation, courtesan, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, poland
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 8.1
 60K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, intrigue, queen, royal court, king, throne, womanizer, love triangle, society, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 263K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, native, chase, on the run, tribe, solar eclipse, danger, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: injustice, rebelliousness, revolution, historian, sword, righting the wronged, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, vengeance, social differences ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, tense, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: legends and myths, expedition, adventure, treasure hunt, gold, jungle, obsession, amazon, insanity, monk, starvation, slavery ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 20 min.
Story: The adventures of a young Spanish boy named Esteban who joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Cities of Gold and his father.
Style: serious, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ancient mystery, orphan, legends and myths, friendship, on the road, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, young heroes, family, obsessive quest, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, andes mountains, peru
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 7.6
 25K
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 213 min.
Story: Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, royal family, emperor, royal court, culture clash, ruler, bollywood, politics, dishonesty, princess, muslim ...
Time: 16th century
Place: india, asia
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 8.0
 27K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, battle, doppelganger, war, warlord, army, emperor, switching roles, mistaken identity, battles, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 8.8
 1K
Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, queen, head of state, blind ambition, palace intrigue, royal court, intrigue, couple relations, political unrest, royal family, ambition, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Virgin Queen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 237 min.
Story: The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: british royal family, royal family, forbidden love, siblings relations, queen elizabeth i, queen of england, head of state, betrayal, palace intrigue, blind ambition, church, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, royal court, aristocracy, love affair, princess, royal family, political unrest, society, heir heiress, mask, passion, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, british history, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: royal family, queen, catholic, execution, queen elizabeth i, political unrest, betrayal, murder, tragic hero, intrigue, royal court, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom drama, village, homecoming, switching roles, romance, mistaken identity, wife husband relationship, dual identity, new identity, secret identity, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: france, europe
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 6.3
 6K
Sauna (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: redemption, russian, village, border, post war, gothic horror, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, medieval, ritual ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, finland
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: captivating, sexy, stylized, sexual, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, ambition, mistress, marriage, jealousy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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 8.1
 8K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, palaces castles and temples, political intrigue, royal court, ambition, society, state affairs, clergy, betrayal, blind ambition, manipulations, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: prince, romance, adventurer, adventure, family, kidnapping, palaces castles and temples, ancient mystery, political intrigue, political unrest, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sea disaster, meat, prejudice, friendship, shakespeare, loan, boat, vengeance, trial, uninhibited rivalry, falling in love, ship ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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 8.1
 6K
Elizabeth I (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 223 min.
Story: HBO miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, royal court, couple relations, poet, queen of england, queen elizabeth i, palace intrigue, hanging, execution, head of state, romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe, spain, scotland ...
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, fairy tale, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, pre-teens, kids ...
Plot: cinderella story, prince, legends and myths, step siblings, love and romance, leonardo da vinci, romance, arranged marriage, king, social differences, classism, evil stepmother ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, royal family, intrigue, incest, murder, political intrigue, romance, betrayal, tragic hero, marriage of convenience, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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 7.2
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, political intrigue, head of state, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, tuberculosis, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.5
 2K
Bill (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: assassination attempt, writer's life, adventure, follow your dream, shakespeare, rise to the top, royal court, ambition, family, hopes, parody, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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