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 realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, dramatic and stylized films and TV shows about / with betrayal, pope, politics, father son relationship, love and romance, dishonesty, murder, rivalry, state affairs and romance plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Italy, France, USA and other countries.
renaissance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as renaissance: The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), The Conclave (2006), The Borgias (1981), Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), The Profession of Arms (2001), Tales of Canterbury (1973), Stars of Eger (1968), Easter (2019), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003).

List of renaissance movies

The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 60 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, artist
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century
Place: france, italy
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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: captivating, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, inventor, magical, visionary, architect, leonardo da vinci, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, rome 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.
Plot: pope, politics, vatican, cardinal the priest
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy
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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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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, suspense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: aristocracy, politics, wealth, ambition, bank, betrayal, secret, political unrest, rise to power, murder mystery, political thriller, banker ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: florence, venice, italy, florence italy, tuscany
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, winter, military life, heroes, war, life is a bitch, military, battles, betrayal, danger, leadership, amputation ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
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Tales of Canterbury (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An omnibus movie with several erotic episodes.
Plot: anthology, erotica, female nudity, sex, decamerotic
Time: renaissance, 14th century
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
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: biblical, romanticism
Plot: female soldier, swordswoman, queen, fortress, chariot, patriotism, superstition, lieutenant, pain, hay, intrigue, cattle ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: hungary, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, austria, vienna ...
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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: slang, suspense, intense
Plot: country music, fight, arrest, gunfight, pub, monster, racism, prodigy, rap, music video, opera, rescue ...
Time: 2010s, renaissance
Place: panama, morocco, chile, maryland, philadelphia ...
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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, History
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Croatia
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rabbi, sexuality, obsession, artists and showbiz, money raising, religions or cults, society, human nature, innocence lost, actor's life, performer's life, nipples ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, love and romance, intrigue, royal court, royal family, love triangle, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: loan, sea disaster, prejudice, trial, boat, friendship, merchant, jewish, shakespeare, vengeance, racism, friends ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
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The Hunchback (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, gothic
Plot: hunchback, self discovery, tragic love, society, misfit, romance, clergy, forbidden love, friendship, mental illness, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, renaissance
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, ambition, betrayal, clergy, romance, state affairs, blind ambition, couple relations, infidelity, religions or cults, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, fall in love, hotel, love and romance, gender, couples, intimacy, sex, hotel room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, pope, politics, couples, heroes, human spirit, hopes, unfulfillment, battle zone, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, heroes, royal family, obsessive quest, tragic hero, anniversary, military, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
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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, 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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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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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: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, florence
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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: love triangle, poet, shakespearean quotation, gay, bisexual, gay love
Time: renaissance
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All's Faire in Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, college dropout, college, uninhibited rivalry, goofy hero, artists and showbiz, romance, workplace situations, love and romance, couples, workplace romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: campus, usa, michigan
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Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme.
Style: offbeat, not serious, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: transvestism, gender, society, performer's life, artists and showbiz, theater, physical appearance, gender bending, cross dressing, gun, baseball, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, renaissance
Place: new york, spain, greece, britain, persia
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, secret life, danger, assassination, undercover, injustice, adventure, deadly, video game, conspiracy, father son relationship, assassin ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice
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The Executioner of Venice (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in medieval Venice, this swashbuckler chronicles the courage of an executioner and his godson as they attempt to show that the Grand Inquisitor is in league with murderous pirates.
Plot: castle, canal, gondola, inquisition, executioner, sword, duel, intrigue, mask, palace, torture, axe ...
Time: renaissance
Place: italy
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The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, opposites attract, farce, merchant, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, romance, family relations, couples, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, london
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The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s ...
Style: sentimental, offbeat, feel good, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, forbidden love, youth, woman in danger, rivalry, good versus evil, heroes, state affairs, family, lovers apart, escapades, corrupted ruler ...
Time: renaissance
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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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, royal family, forbidden love, political intrigue, intrigue, romance, incest, murder, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, royal court ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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