Movies You Should Watch If You Like Cromwell (1970)

Movies to watch if you like Cromwell (1970).

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Versailles (2015 - 2018)

Starring: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman
Duration: 52mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles.
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Danton (1983)

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche
Duration: 2h 16mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The film begins in Paris in the cold spring of 1794 when the Reign of Terror is in full swing, with vehicles entering the city being searched and long lines of citizens grumbling in the rain as they wait to buy scarce bread.
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1184 France, Balian, a blacksmith, is haunted by his wife's recent suicide.
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Mongol: the Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

Mongol (Монгол), also known as Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan in the United States and Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan in the United Kingdom, is a 2007 semi-historical epic film directed by Sergei Bodrov, about the early life of Temüjin, who later came to be known as Genghis Khan.
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Braveheart (1995)

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen
Duration: 2h 58mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Braveheart is a 1995 American epic historical fiction war film directed and co-produced by Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior.
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Macarthur (1977)

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar
Duration: 2h 10mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan in World War II, to 1952, after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Harry Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination.
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Elizabeth: the Golden Age (2007)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In 1585, Catholic Spain, ruled by King Philip of Spain, is the most powerful country in the world.
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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Starring: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson
Duration: 3h 3mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The film opens in 1904 with Alexei's birth during the Russo-Japanese War.
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The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

Starring: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud
Duration: 2h 28mins
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc) is a 1999 English-language French epic historical drama film directed by Luc Besson.
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To Kill a King (2003)

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams, James Bolam
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

To Kill a King is a 2003 English Civil War film directed by Mike Barker and starring Tim Roth, Rupert Everett and Dougray Scott.
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Waterloo (1970)

Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

Waterloo (Russian: Ватерлоо) is a 1970 epic period war film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.
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Michael Collins (1996)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart
Duration: 2h 13mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Thriller

The film opens in medias res in 1922 immediately after Michael Collins' death, as Joe O'Reilly, a long-time comrade of Collins, attempts to console a mourning Kitty Kiernan.
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Elizabeth (1998)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Elizabeth is a 1998 British biographical period drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Michael Hirst.
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Lumumba (2000)

Starring: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The plot is based on the final months of Lumumba (played by Eriq Ebouaney), the first Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, whose tenure in office lasted two months, until he was driven from office.
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The Crossing (2000)

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

After repeated losses and defeats during the American Revolutionary War's campaign of 1776, the Continental Army retreats across New Jersey.
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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)

Starring: M.L. Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Chatchai Plengpanich, Johnny Anfone
Duration: 2h 22mins
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

The story follows the course of the life of Suriyothai from her adolescence to her death.
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Young Winston (1972)

Starring: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Jack Hawkins
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, War

16 September 1897. Churchill is a junior officer in India determined to make a name for himself and to become a member of Parliament.
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The Last King (2003 - 2003)

Starring: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles, Christian Coulson
Duration: 3h 8mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The focus of King Charles II (Rufus Sewell) is his court, his squabbling family and his glamorous mistresses - from the high-born and promiscuous Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine (Helen McCrory), through folk heroine and sex symbol of the day Nell Gwynne (Emma Pierson), to the French spy Louise de Kéroualle (Mélanie Thierry).
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Lincoln (2012)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Duration: 2h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Lincoln is a 2012 American biographical historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln.
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Henry V (1989)

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin
Duration: 2h 17mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama

The film begins with Chorus, in this case a person in modern dress, introducing the subject of the play.
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