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The list contains the best, new and most relevant 16th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, dramatic and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with betrayal, society, state affairs, royal family, dialogue, dishonesty, death, romance, love and romance and period piece plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as 16th century: Shakespeare in Love (1998), Magnificent Century (2011), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Romeo & Juliet (2013), The Tudors (2007), Elizabeth (1998), Apocalypto (2006), Reign (2013), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972).
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The Other Boleyn Girl
Biography, Drama, History, Romance
UK, USA
115 min.
 6.7
Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
Action, Drama, History, War
Russia, Ukraine, Poland
129 min.
 5.8
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Lord Bateman
Horror
USA
Elizabeth I
Drama, History
UK
180 min.
 7.4

List of 16th century movies

Shakespeare in Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: romantic, stylized, sweet, inspirational, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: shakespeare, writer's life, verbal byplay, theater, muse, hidden identity, love, unlikely couple, forbidden love, theatre play, love and romance, lovers ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
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Magnificent Century
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: realistic, serious, dramatic, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: intrigue, sultan, political unrest, state affairs, couple relations, battles, palace intrigue, political intrigue, love and romance, family relations, change of luck, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century
Place: istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey
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The Other Boleyn Girl
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, factual, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, british history, intrigue, marriage, adultery, politics, queen, love triangle, sisters, palace intrigue, siblings relations, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 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: dramatic, serious, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: cossack, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, heroes, forbidden love, betrayal, political unrest, battle, state affairs, rebelliousness, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, shakespeare, young lovers, forbidden love, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, romance ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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 8.1
 59K
The Tudors
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: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: british royal family, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, womanizer, politics, royal court, rebelliousness, palaces castles and temples, king, religions or cults, throne ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 83K
Elizabeth
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, serious, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: british royal family, politics, betrayal, rebellion, conspiracy, queen, assassination, brutality, head of state, murder, treason, period piece ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, spain, london ...
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 7.8
 261K
Apocalypto
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, stylized, serious, rough, bloody ...
Plot: chase, survival, gory, adventure, slavery, destiny, sacrifice, vengeance, torture, jungle, violence, gore ...
Time: 16th century, ancient history
Place: central america
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rebelliousness, injustice, revolution, righting the wronged, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, vengeance, social differences, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.5
 37K
Reign
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, arranged marriage, rise to the top, royal court, teenage life, palaces castles and temples, ambition, rivalry, youth, castle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, scotland
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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, stylized, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, catholicism, politics, head of state, execution, period piece, assassin, royal court, political intrigue, destiny, revolution, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1920s, middle ages ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, europe, london ...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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: atmospheric, tense, stylized, bleak, epic ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, obsession, insanity, german, surrealism, death, gold, adventurer, greed, visceral, god ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, spain, latin america, peru, andes mountains
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 7.6
 25K
Jodhaa Akbar
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Musical, 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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, true love, royal family, royal court, love and romance, romance, state affairs, bollywood, leadership, couple relations, hindu, sword fight ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, india
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 8.8
 1K
Elizabeth R
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors know she has to marry. Doesn't she?
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: head of state, blind ambition, royal court, intrigue, queen elizabeth i, couple relations, political unrest, royal family, ambition, society, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Virgin Queen
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, head of state, betrayal, blind ambition, church, queen elizabeth i, intrigue, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, queen of england, forbidden love ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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Dangerous Beauty
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, serious, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, prostitute, prostitution, poetry, marriage, sword fight, betrayal, period piece, love story, women, destiny, love ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, poland, cyprus
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The Princess of Montpensier
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, royal court, tragic love, romance, royal family, love and romance, unfulfillment, aristocracy, passion, mask, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Anne of the Thousand Days
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, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, romance, politics, adultery, court, marriage, love, tragic hero, period piece, divorce, beautiful scenery, tragedy ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 18th century, 1960s ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
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The Return of Martin Guerre
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, switching roles, village, period piece, mistaken identity, storytelling, greed, beautiful scenery, dishonesty, love story, identity, french ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: france, europe
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
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, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, art, artist, mentor, immortality, battle zone, clergy, creativity, corruption, storytelling, tragic hero, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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 6.3
 6K
Sauna
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, supernatural, russian, finnish, guilt, haunted by the past, brothers, danger, violent, psychology, period piece, violence ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, finland
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 8.1
 8K
Wolf Hall
Genre: 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, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, royal court, ambition, palaces castles and temples, society, state affairs, clergy, betrayal, blind ambition, manipulations, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Merchant of Venice
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: clever, tense, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: shakespeare, vengeance, prejudice, jewish, courtroom, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, jews, adaptation, betrayal, greed, tragedy ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century, renaissance
Place: venice, europe, england, italy
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 8.1
 6K
Elizabeth I
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: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, head of state, uninhibited rivalry, romance, royal court, love and romance, state affairs, couples, palace intrigue, queen elizabeth i, queen of england, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, lisbon portugal, portugal ...
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story
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, sentimental, romantic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: romance, love, social differences, prince, cinderella story, love story, happy ending, step siblings, magic, beautiful scenery, good versus evil, heroine ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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 8.0
 27K
Kagemusha
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, war, storytelling, tragedy, culture clash, switching roles, dialogue, life & death, sacrifice, complex characters, doppelganger, battle ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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 7.5
 15K
Queen Margot
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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, atmospheric, bleak, serious, bloody ...
Plot: romance, politics, adultery, religion, male nudity, incest, murder, tragic hero, french, marriage, catholicism, period piece ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, spain, england, poland ...
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 7.2
 6K
Lady Jane
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, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, betrayal, politics, marriage, head of state, period piece, love story, tragic hero, love, beautiful scenery, destiny, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.5
 1K
Bill
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: writer's life, adventure, follow your dream, rise to the top, royal court, family, ambition, hopes, parody, artists and showbiz, assassination attempt, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Prince and the Pauper
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic, "The Prince and the Pauper" is the retelling of Edward Tudor and young Thomas Canty, two amazing look-alikes caught up in imperial intrigue and scandal. In fleeing from his violent father, Tom stumbles into ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, hidden identity, switching roles, royal court, family, social differences, mistaken identity, fish out of water, society, disorder, young heroes, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

1500s
1500s movies
The Tudors 2007
8.1
Kagemusha 1980
8.0
The Profession of Arms 2001
7.0
The Holy Office 1974
7.0
Una vita scellerata 1990
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royal court
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The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008
6.7
Grace of Monaco 2014
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Angelique 2013
6.1
Anna and the King 1999
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protestant
protestant movies
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008
6.7
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
No Surrender 1985
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Resurrection Man 1998
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Ursula 1978
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royal family
royal family movies
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
King Ralph 1991
5.2
Grace of Monaco 2014
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heresy
heresy movies
The Shack 2017
6.3
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999
6.4
Goya's Ghosts 2006
6.9
The Trial of Joan of Arc 1962
7.6
The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine 1974
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renaissance
renaissance movies
The Borgias 1981
7.5
The Conclave 2006
6.5
Da Vinci's Demons 2013
8.0
Tales of Canterbury 1973
4.9
The Tudors 2007
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queen of england
queen of england movies
The Young Victoria 2009
7.3
Victoria & Abdul 2017
6.8
Victoria 2016
8.2
Elizabeth I 2005
8.1
The Virgin Queen 2005
7.7
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monarchy
monarchy movies
Monarch 2000
7.6
The King's Speech 2010
8.0
The Queen 2006
7.3
Isabel 2011
8.3
The Royals 2015
7.5
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