Renaissance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant renaissance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, sexy, stylized and complex films and TV shows about / with betrayal, medieval, pope, murder, male nudity, female nudity, politics, father son relationship, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in France, Italy, UK and other countries.
renaissance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as renaissance: Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), The Profession of Arms (2001), The Conclave (2006), Borgia (2011), The Borgias (1981), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), Hard to Be a God (2013).

List of renaissance movies

Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventor, adventure, leonardo da vinci, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, magical, visionary, unconventional method, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, political thriller, wealth, politics, bank, banker, political unrest, ambition, secret, betrayal, rise to power, dead father ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: florence italy, florence, venice, italy, tuscany
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by ...
Plot: leonardo da vinci, art, medieval, artist
Time: renaissance, 16th century, 15th century
Place: milan italy, italy, france
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
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: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, military life, leadership, military, life is a bitch, betrayal, danger, battles, war, winter, heroes, pope ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
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The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Style: stylized, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: politics, pope, vatican, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, History
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Croatia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Goltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. A contemporary of Rembrandt and, indeed, more celebrated during his life, Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: obsession, sexuality, human nature, religions or cults, actor's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rabbi, voyeurism, sex scene, theater, prostitution ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: europe
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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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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Biography, 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, family relations, priest, pope, italian history, brother sister relationship, rise to power, murder, religion
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 16th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, love and romance, intrigue, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, serious, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: distant planet, human nature, moral dilemma, society, fictional war, murder, distopia, doctor, impostor, ambush, archer, police station ...
Time: renaissance, middle ages
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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, talky, melancholic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: jewish, loan, friends, love and romance, prejudice, social decay, life is a bitch, trial, friendship, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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Assassin's Creed: Lineage (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 36 min.
Story: Giovanni is an assassin living during the Renaissance in 15th century Italy. At this dawn of a new era, a conspiracy is being plotted by one corrupt family to overthrow the powerful Medici family and destroy a unified Italy. As an assassin, Giovanni ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, assassin, secret identity, video game, secret life, injustice, danger, adventure, undercover, deadly, family secrets, family secret ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, florence italy, florence
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Tales of Canterbury (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An omnibus movie with several erotic episodes.
Style: erotic, anthology, decamerotic
Plot: sex, erotica, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: renaissance, 14th century
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Bulgaria
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This romantic and grandiose historical film depicts the era of the constant incursions and heroic battles fought by the defenders of the castle of Eger, led by captain István Dobó, against the heavy odds of superior numbers through the lives and ...
Style: cult film, romanticism, biblical
Plot: queen, female soldier, fortress, swordswoman, defeat, chariot, knight, explosion, butcher, cow, escape attempt, lady ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vienna, transylvania, hungary ...
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Easter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Easter is a five story-arc opera about the coming-of-age of juking. The first of its tales aptly deals with contemporary civil unrest with foci on the interrelationships between law enforcement in communities it serves, and corruption within the ...
Style: based on true events, allegory, suspense, slang, intense
Plot: christmas, dawn, deal, hat, manipulation, dance, merchant, love story, architect, marital problem, drug lord, baseball cap ...
Time: renaissance, 2010s, 80s, 70s
Place: morocco, philadelphia, panama, maryland, pennsylvania ...
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The Hunchback (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister's obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.
Style: serious, emotional, gothic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hunchback, forbidden love, self discovery, fall in love, obsession, clergy, social misfits, misfit, betrayal, unfulfillment, dishonesty, society ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, renaissance, 15th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, head of state, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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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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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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The Magnificent Adventurer (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benvenuto Cellini knows no obstacles when it comes to creating a work of art or conquering the heart of a woman.
Plot: european history, italian history
Time: renaissance, 16th century
Place: rome italy, florence italy, florence, italy
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Billy Shakespeare (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: What if William Shakespeare never existed... until now. Our Modern Bard is caught in a love triangle of confused sexuality, cross dressing, mistaken identity, and bedroom trysts. Does Shakespeare love his lusty best friend, Wilma Hartford, ...
Plot: hollywood, transsexual, poet, love triangle, gay, gay love, bisexual, shakespearean quotation, parody
Time: renaissance
Place: los angeles
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, french history, incest, forbidden love, royal family, political intrigue, massacre, royalty, intrigue, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, paris france, europe, spain, england ...
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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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The Lost Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The warrior is Esmeralda, a princess who has brains, can fight and is pretty, too. The sexy one is Don Juan, a pretty boy laughing at danger. These two Spanish champions, along with Don Juan's sidekick Miguel, dance and joke their way through a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, royal family, imaginary, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, heroic mission, danger, escapades, family, prince, show tunes ...
Time: renaissance
Place: europe
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, semi serious, stylized, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: exam, education, high school, teachers and students, teacher, friends, anti conformity, youth, lifestyle, coming of age, friendship, director ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, renaissance, 60s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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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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Immoral Tales (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese ...
Style: erotic, sexual, anthology, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, loss of virginity, sexual relations, mass murder, beach, looking for sex, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, pope, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 15th century, renaissance
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Being Human (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, non-linear, intense, emotional ...
Plot: social differences, society, reincarnation, innocence lost, chase, roman empire, success, medieval, struggle, life philosophy, life & death, multiple storylines ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric times, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, africa
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter Orazio Gentileschi. Her professional curiosity about the male ...
Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virginity, virgin, defloration, painter, first sex, first sexual experience, love and romance, legal, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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