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, epic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with death, king, queen, murder, betrayal, politics, society, heroes, state affairs and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, France, Italy and other countries.
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1500s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1500s: The Tudors (2007), Nova Zembla (2011), Una vita scellerata (1990), The Holy Office (1974), The Profession of Arms (2001), Kagemusha (1980), The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975), Lapu-Lapu (2002), The White Princess (2017).

List of 1500s movies

 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, infidelity, womanizer, love triangle, society, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: survival, ship, adventurer, island, adventure, isolation, confined, danger, escapades, polar bear, voyage, sea voyage ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
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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, italian history, judge, pope, artist, cardinal the priest
Time: 1500s, renaissance, 16th century
Place: italy, florence
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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, spanish inquisition, religious persecution, burned at the stake, torture, prison, sex, fear, rape
Time: 1500s
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, epic
Plot: soldier, betrayal, battles, military, war, leadership, military life, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, winter, european history ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy
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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, war, army, emperor, warlord, switching roles, mistaken identity, battles, dishonesty, heroes, military ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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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: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: war, ship, heroic mission, battles, navy, against the odds, heroes, military, human spirit, tough heroes, hopes, 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: religion, rival, intrigue, politics, king, aristocrat
Time: 1500s
Place: scandinavia, norway
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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, new world, spanish inquisition, queen, king, female nudity, warrior, settler, hand to hand combat, island, sword, ship ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
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, palace intrigue, british royal family, monarchy, arranged marriage, 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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: village, homecoming, courtroom drama, switching roles, romance, mistaken identity, wife husband relationship, new identity, dual identity, secret identity, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
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, serious, witty ...
Plot: transsexual, immortality, poet, switching roles, nobility, androgyny, queen elizabeth i, looking for love, gender bending, gender, painting, 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, touching, humorous, lyrical, harsh ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, playwright, poet, prostitute, friendship, delusion, goofy hero, idealism, adventure, master and servant, follow your dream, romance ...
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: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, florence italy, spain ...
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 6.1
 942
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, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: writer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, love triangle, couples, lifestyle, employer employee relationship, confession, funeral, scandal ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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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: private detective, twin, waterfall, warrior, inheritance, samurai, curse, possession, cave, village, poison, airport ...
Time: 1500s, year 1977
Place: japan
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 4.0
 95
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, massacre, dead children, gypsy, child execution, identical twins, patricide, mercenary, forest, impalement, twin brother, child murder
Time: 1500s
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 7.4
 132
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, brother sister relationship, pope, rise to power, italian history, priest, murder, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
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: death, love, politics, funeral, queen, king, flashback, marriage, coronation, dysfunctional marriage, mistress, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1500s, 16th century
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: affair, nun, convent, evil nun, forbidden love, revenge, sex, murder, betrayal
Time: 1500s
Place: europe
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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: admiral, navy
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, kingdom, royal family, monarchy, queen, court intrigue, european history, aristocracy, catholicism, aristocrat, emperor, palace
Time: 1500s, 16th century
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, 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 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: kingdom, king, queen, monarchy, power, dead, pregnant, duke, empire, wife, husband, arranged marriage ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 17th century
Place: spain
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 6.1
 336
Inquisition (1978)
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: serious, twists and turns, stylized, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, spanish inquisition, satanism, devil, revenge, devil worship, death, torture, vengeance, danger, gory, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 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: serious, dark humor, offbeat, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, violence, gore, gory, slasher, burn victim, angel, evil, apocalypse, danger, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 16th century, 40s, middle ages, 1500s, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, europe, scotland, india
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 5.2
 495
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: exciting, serious, bleak, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, samurai, gang, culture clash, fish out of water, adventure, experiment gone awry, time travel, heroes, disorder, against the odds, ghost ...
Time: 1900s, 16th century, 1500s
Place: asia, usa, japan, los angeles
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 8.6
 37K
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, humorous, dark humor, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: queen, aristocracy, head of state, royal court, state affairs, master and servant, politics, society, heir heiress, prince, stupidity, historical character ...
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: serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: intrigue, king, head of state, romance, treason, tower of london, royal court, couple relations, royal family, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 6.3
 575
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, adventure, samurai, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, escapades, heroes, rivalry, gang, master warrior, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
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