1500s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1500s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, atmospheric and complex films and TV shows about / with murder, medieval, rivalry, politics, death, escapades, society, dishonesty, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
1500s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1500s: The White Princess (2017), Borgia (2011), Luther (1974), Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975), Nova Zembla (2011), Lapu-Lapu (2002), The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), Orlando (1992), Man of La Mancha (1972), The Outlaw (2010).

List of 1500s movies

The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: arranged marriage, british royal family, monarchy, princess, palace intrigue, loveless marriage, royalty, secrets, romance, dishonesty, dual role, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: church, politics, fighting the system, rebelliousness, human spirit, against the odds, destiny, idealism, injustice, religions or cults, society, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This historical drama is based on a play by Henrik Ibsen and set in the year 1528. The central figure in the low-keyed story is a Norwegian noblewoman who is seeking to bring independence to that country despite the involved political intrigues of ...
Plot: king, royalty, rivals, intrigue, religion, politics, aristocrat, rival
Time: 1500s
Place: norway, scandinavia
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Nova Zembla (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: survival, ship, adventurer, danger, adventure, island, isolation, cold, trial, sea voyage, escapades, confined ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
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Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Plot: spaniard, spanish inquisition, hand to hand combat, warrior, tribe, ship, female nudity, new world, explorer, king, heroes, translator ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 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, contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, village, countryside, courtroom drama, romance, switching roles, haunted by the past, mysterious character, dishonesty, love and romance, society, physical appearance ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe
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Orlando (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1600, nobleman Orlando inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha, Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: immortality, gender bending, looking for love, switching roles, transsexual, painting, politics, nobility, surrealism, eternal youth, sexuality, poet ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, ottoman empire, middle east, russia ...
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Man of La Mancha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, lyrical, harsh ...
Plot: delusion, prostitute, friendship, poet, playwright, idealism, spanish inquisition, escape from reality, bittersweet, show tunes, orchestral, follow your dream ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love triangle, love and romance, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, playwright, employer employee relationship, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, portugal, europe
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Una vita scellerata (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Benvenuto Cellinin (1500 - 1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Plot: pope, cardinal the priest, artist, sculpture, italian history, judge, autobiography
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: florence italy, rome italy, florence, italy
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Village of 8 Gravestones (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors. Adaptation of novel by Seishi Yokomizo
Plot: murder, sake, inheritance, private detective, possession, waterfall, airport, twins, greed, twin sister, poison, village ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 1500s
Place: japan
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Style: exciting, romantic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: kingdom, palace intrigue, king, queen, duke, power, court intrigue, aristocracy, princess, politics, ceremony, ambition ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century, 17th century
Place: spain, central europe, europe
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Inquisition (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is killing off Satan's servants.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious, sexy ...
Plot: village, medieval, spanish inquisition, devil, satanism, torture, devil worship, revenge, death, supernatural ability, imaginary, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france
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Premutos: The Fallen Angel (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout human history and is then recognized as some kind of ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: world war two, zombie, battles, gore, violence, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, chaos, gory, deadly, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 16th century, 40s, 1500s, 11th century ...
Place: russia, germany, europe, scotland, india
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Ghost Warrior (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When skiers in Japan come across the frozen body of centuries-old samurai warrior Yoshimita, scientists secretly whisk the corpse to a high-tech laboratory in California, where they bring him back to life. But when Yoshimita escapes onto the mean ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: martial arts, culture clash, samurai, gang, misfit, disorder, battles, against the odds, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, time travel, graphic violence ...
Time: 1900s, 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, usa, los angeles, asia
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Black-Adder II (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a ...
Style: dark humor, not serious, humorous, witty, sitcom ...
Plot: queen, satire, aristocracy, dimwit, intelligence, insanity, prince, stupidity, head of state, enemy, assistant, rivals ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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Queen Margot (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
Plot: religion, historical event, love, friendship, medieval
Time: 1500s
Place: russia
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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, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, battle, lookalikes, war, switching roles, mistaken identity, disorder, state affairs, emperor, dishonesty, ruler ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
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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, vengeance, rape, love triangle, escapades, kidnapping, knight, plague, strong sexual content ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, british history, throne, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In seventeenth century England Lord Whitman wages unending war on what he sees as the ever-present scourge of witchcraft, and many local villagers have suffered at his hands. But one victim uses her occult powers to curse his family, enlisting ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, coven, witch hunt, torture, curse, massacre, rape, revenge, witch, witchcraft, werewolf, good versus evil ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: europe, england
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, ambition, infidelity, frame up, king, betrayal, romance, politics, state affairs, love and romance, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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Alien vs. Ninja (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A band of ninja warriors, led by an Iga Ninja named Yamata, witness a giant ball of fire drop from the sky and crash into the forest. When the warriors find and attempt to identify the object, they discover aliens that attack and feast on them. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, humorous, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, alien, ninja, rivalry, heroic mission, survival, chaos, escapades, deadly, supernatural, danger, gory ...
Time: 16th century, future, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
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How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás, and in spite of his trial to convince them ...
Style: realistic, serious, dark humor, rough, suspenseful
Plot: adventurer, escapades, society, politics, danger, deadly, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, destiny, battles, adventure ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: brazil, latin america
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