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, sexy and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with betrayal, state affairs, rivalry, culture clash, dishonesty, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, society and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
16th century
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16th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 16th century: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Magnificent Century (2011), Reign (2013), Elizabeth (1998), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Anonymous (2011), The Princess of Montpensier (2010), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Wolf Hall (2015), The Tudors (2007).

List of 16th century movies

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: serious, captivating, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen elizabeth i, british history, queen, throne, head of state, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, political intrigue, politics, catholicism, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: stylized, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, state affairs, couple relations, power struggle, love and romance, political intrigue, political unrest, political conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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 7.5
 48K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, royal family, aristocracy, female protagonist, royal court, historical character, intrigue, love triangle, rivalry, king, state affairs, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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 7.4
 98K
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: realistic, factual, stylized, epic, sincere ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, historical character, royal court, head of state, political intrigue, throne, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, vatican ...
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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: sexy, romantic, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: royal court, king, queen, seduction, royal family, love triangle, siblings relations, intrigue, aristocracy, mistress, betrayal, marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy
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 6.8
 41K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, incestuous sex, inheritance, political intrigue, intrigue, lifestyle, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, new york, italy ...
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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, stylized, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, royal court, love affair, jealous husband, french history, princess, society, love, heir, forced marriage, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, lovers, hidden identity, unlikely couple, love and romance, verbal byplay, gender, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.1
 11K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.1
 73K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, royal court, love triangle, queen, king, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, throne, betrayal, power struggle, heir ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 18K
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, adventure, soldier, rape, vengeance, kidnapping, knight, plague, siege, escapades, love triangle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.8
 308K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
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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: fairy tale, feel good, sentimental, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, pre-teens, kids, date night ...
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, prince, romance, cinderella, royalty, legends and myths, love, step siblings, social differences, king, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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Storm - Letter of Fire (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in 1521 Antwerp, in a Europe ravaged by religious wars, and during the early years of the Reformation. It tells the story of the twelve year old, Falko Voeten – a printer’s son. When Falko’s father, Klaas Voeten, a printer of ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, bleak ...
Plot: reformation, inquisition, justice, strong female character, friendship, teenager, priest, chase, prison, tough girl, dungeon, father figure ...
Time: 16th century
Place: netherlands
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
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: tense, sexy, talky, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, loan, life is a bitch, social decay, renaissance, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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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: sexual, witty, romantic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, prostitute, beauty, fall in love, love and romance, society, social differences, couple relations, fighting the system, love story ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, malta, turkey ...
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 7.9
 35K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 162 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, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, warlord, japanese history, lookalikes, war, feudal japan, disorder, switching roles, state affairs, mistaken identity, emperor ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, queen, throne, protestant, rivalry, british history, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, female protagonist ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, countryside, wedding, intrigue, romance, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, eligible bachelor, young lovers, unlikely couple, dishonesty, aristocracy ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
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 6.9
 654
King Naresuan (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The film concerns the life of King Naresuan, who liberated the Siamese from the control of Burma. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire.
Style: emotional, epic, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, ambition, rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, rise to the top, heroes, politics, state affairs, youth, head of state, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: burma, thailand, asia
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 3.5
 721
The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, surprise ending
Plot: dishonesty, treasure hunt, adventurer, state affairs, royal family, romance, master warrior, adventure, love and romance, rivalry, manhunt, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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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, suspense, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, revolution, rescue, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, political unrest, political intrigue, against the odds, religions or cults, corrupted ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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 6.2
 7K
Sauna (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic horror, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, redemption, village, supernatural, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, swamp, guilt, post war, dark secret, russian, religious differences ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: finland, europe, russia
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 8.7
 2K
Elizabeth R (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, factual
Plot: palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen, political conspiracy, royal family, throne, betrayal, state affairs, political unrest, couple relations, patriotism, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: cossack, battles, rebelliousness, heroes, political unrest, leadership, society, sword fight, parent child relationship, state affairs, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon river, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, battleship, heroic mission, naval battle, human spirit, against the odds, heroes, korean history, samurai, war, military, hopes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, south korea
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: british history, king, ambition, frame up, infidelity, betrayal, romance, politics, couples, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 18th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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 7.4
 17K
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french history, politics, forbidden love, nudity (full frontal - brief), royal family, political intrigue, royalty, betrayal, intrigue, romance, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, con artists, disney, adventure, treasure, adventurer, talking animals, gold, indians, native americans, buddies, native ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, south america, egypt
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