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, stylized, realistic, captivating, suspenseful and clever films and TV shows about / with king, death, politics, murder, queen, society, betrayal, state affairs, rivalry and court intrigue plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, France, Italy and other countries.
1500s
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1500s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1500s: The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975), Nova Zembla (2011), Lapu-Lapu (2002), The White Princess (2017), The Return of Martin Guerre (1982), Orlando (1992), Man of La Mancha (1972), Borgia (2011), The Outlaw (2010).

List of 1500s movies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, ninja, martial arts, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, family, heroes, disorder, fighting crime, master warrior, imaginary ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 16th century, 1990s, 1900s ...
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, dungeon
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic, exciting ...
Plot: war, ship, heroic mission, hopes, human spirit, heroes, military, tough heroes, battles, against the odds, navy, naval battle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: battleship, korea
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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, rival, intrigue, aristocrat, politics, religion
Time: 1500s
Place: scandinavia, norway
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 5.8
 4K
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, ship, adventure, escapades, confined, isolation, danger, island, adventurer, underwater, falling off a cliff, corporal punishment ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
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 6.3
 29
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, explorer, hand to hand combat, settler, warrior, spanish inquisition, new world, female nudity, queen, king, tribe, sword ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: spain
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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.
Plot: princess, arranged marriage, british royal family, palace intrigue, monarchy, court intrigue
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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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: atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homecoming, village, courtroom drama, romance, love and romance, village life, uncover truth, mysterious character, couple relations, switching roles, haunted by the past, mistaken identity ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe
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 7.2
 12K
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, atmospheric, clever, witty, tense ...
Plot: transsexual, immortality, poet, painting, nobility, queen elizabeth i, androgyny, gender bending, looking for love, gender, switching roles, queen ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 20th century, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, russia, middle east
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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: semi serious, humorous, touching, lyrical, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, delusion, friendship, spanish inquisition, playwright, poet, idealism, folk hero, heroes, soldier, society, escape from reality ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.8
 5K
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, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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 6.1
 962
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: realistic, captivating, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: love affair, couples, love triangle, lifestyle, womanizer, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, scandal, confession, employer employee relationship, lack of money ...
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: sculpture, judge, artist, pope, cardinal the priest, italian history
Time: renaissance, 1500s, 16th century
Place: 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: twin sister, samurai warrior, poison, waterfall, private detective, warrior, sake, airport, murder, greed, inheritance, curse ...
Time: 1500s, year 1977
Place: japan
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 4.0
 96
Vargens tid (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Det är 1500-tal, och den unge adelsmannen Inge rider genom Sverige sökandes efter sin tvillingbror Arild. Han träffar en grupp zigenare som välkomnar honom, i tron att han är Arild. Snart blir Inge förälskad i den mystiska flickan Isis.
Plot: murder, mercenary, patricide, impalement, forest, massacre, child execution, child murder, twin brother, gypsy, dead children, identical twins
Time: 1500s
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 7.4
 135
The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, priest, brother sister relationship, pope, murder, italian history, rise to power, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy
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An Epitaph for Barbara Radziwill (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama about historical figure Barbara Radziwiłł, her romance with King Sigismund II August, her death and her posthumous return to Vilnius.
Plot: funeral, politics, mistress, arranged marriage, male female relationship, dysfunctional marriage, brother sister relationship, love, death, marriage, star crossed lovers, tragic event ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: lithuania
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Devils of Monza (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee ...
Plot: nun, convent, sex, murder, betrayal, revenge, forbidden love, evil nun, affair
Time: 1500s
Place: europe
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The Holy Office (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to ...
Plot: inquisition, religious persecution, burned at the stake, spanish inquisition, fear, torture, sex, rape, prison
Time: 1500s
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Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin is a South Korean television series based on the life of Yi Sun-sin, starring Kim Myung-min in the title role. It aired on KBS1 from September 4, 2004 to August 28, 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 104 ...
Plot: navy, admiral
Time: 1500s, 16th century
Place: japan, korea
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Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Story: The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of a empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it ...
Plot: king, queen, monarchy, royal family, kingdom, european history, palace, emperor, catholicism, aristocrat, aristocracy, court intrigue
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, ambition, manipulations, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, blind ambition, society, politics, betrayal, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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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.
Plot: queen, king, kingdom, power, wedding, princess, faith, marriage, ceremony, conspiracy, prince, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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 6.1
 352
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: village, spanish inquisition, satanism, revenge, death, devil, torture, devil worship, danger, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 1500s
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: disturbing, rough, offbeat, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, gore, violence, chaos and mayhem, escapades, battles, gory, heroes, deadly, supernatural, chaos, slasher ...
Time: 16th century, 40s, middle ages, 1940s, 1500s
Place: russia, germany, europe, india, scotland
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 5.2
 527
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: offbeat, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, martial arts, gang, samurai, misfit, heroes, disorder, escapades, adventure, experiment gone awry, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: 1900s, 16th century, 1500s
Place: usa, asia, japan, los angeles
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 8.6
 38K
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: not serious, dark humor, humorous, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: aristocracy, queen, historical character, rivals, head of state, politics, heir heiress, dimwit, stupidity, insanity, royal court, assistant ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: intrigue, king, family problems, nursing, royal family, head of state, couples, palaces castles and temples, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 6.3
 594
Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, shogun, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, master warrior, state affairs, escapades, adventure, treasure hunt, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
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 8.1
 62K
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, factual ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, womanizer, historical character, power struggle, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
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: serious, sincere, factual, touching, realistic
Plot: queen elizabeth i, forbidden love, queen of england, british royal family, state affairs, head of state, throne, royal family, political intrigue, political unrest, intrigue, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe, london
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