Top Pre-20th Century Period Pieces movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent True Grit on DVD True Grit
Synopsis
After drifter Tom Chaney murders her father, 14-year-old Mattie Ross hires alcoholic U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn to help her exact revenge. The disreputable lawman still has grit, though, and mounts an epic search.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Dakin Matthews, Jarlath Conroy, Paul Rae, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Marvel
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Robin Hood on DVD Robin Hood
Synopsis
When Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in this big-budget twist on the classic tale. There, Robin assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow; and draws the ire of the town sheriff.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, Mark Addy, Matthew Macfadyen
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Assassination of Jesse James on DVD The Assassination of Jesse James
Synopsis
After Robert Ford joins the most notorious gang in the West, he grows tired of the charismatic Jesse James and begins to resent his widespread fame. But by hatching a scheme to gun down James, Ford risks forever being branded a coward.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider, Jeremy Renner, Garret Dillahunt, Zooey Deschanel, Ted Levine, Sam Rockwell, Michael Parks
Director
Director
Andrew Dominik
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Duchess on DVD The Duchess
Synopsis
Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey to compensate for her unhappy marriage to the duke of Devonshire.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, John Shrapnel, Alistair Petrie, Patrick Godfrey
Director
Director
Saul Dibb
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Lincoln on DVD Lincoln
Synopsis
Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, Joseph Cross, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo, Bruce McGill
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Becoming Jane on DVD Becoming Jane
Synopsis
A passionate romance with roguish barrister Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy) serves as the inspiration for the works of budding novelist Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) in director Julian Jarrold's prismatic drama set in late 18th century England. After rejecting a proposal from a neighbor's rich but stolid nephew, Austen becomes increasingly drawn to impoverished young lawyer Lefroy -- even as relatives and circumstances conspire to separate the couple.
Cast
Cast
Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Cohu, Laurence Fox, Joe Anderson, Ian Richardson
Director
Director
Julian Jarrold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Troy on DVD Troy
Synopsis
In 1193 B.C., love-struck Prince Paris of Troy kidnaps legendary beauty Helen from her husband, setting their two nations on a collision course for war and bloodshed. The Greeks marshal their entire armada, sail to Troy and begin a decade-long siege.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Saffron Burrows, Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Rose Byrne, Garrett Hedlund
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Django Unchained on DVD Django Unchained
Synopsis
Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. Quentin Tarantino directs this modern-day spaghetti Western.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, Don Johnson
Director
Director
Quentin Tarantino
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Pride & Prejudice on DVD Pride & Prejudice
Synopsis
In this retelling of Jane Austen's novel set in 19th-century England, Mrs. Bennet is all atwitter in hopes of marrying her daughters to prosperous gentlemen callers, especially when a wealthy bachelor moves nearby.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Claudie Blakley, Sylvester Morand, Kelly Reilly, Judi Dench
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Cold Mountain on DVD Cold Mountain
Synopsis
This epic tale of love and loss follows a wounded Civil War soldier making a long, treacherous journey home. All the while, his faraway love fights for her own sanity and survival on her deceased father's farm.
Cast
Cast
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Kathy Baker, James Gammon, Charlie Hunnam, Jack White, Ethan Suplee
Director
Director
Anthony Minghella
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Other Boleyn Girl on DVD The Other Boleyn Girl
Synopsis
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII in this opulent historical drama.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Ana Torrent, Oliver Coleman, Tom Cox, Michael Smiley, Montserrat Roig de Puig
Director
Director
Justin Chadwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom
Rent The Last Samurai on DVD The Last Samurai
Synopsis
Nathan is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization, Algren soon learns to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki, Shun Sugata, Masato Harada, William Atherton
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Adventures, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent John Adams on DVD John Adams
Synopsis
Paul Giamatti shines in the title role of this epic Emmy and Golden Globe winner that recounts the life of founding father John Adams as revolutionary leader, America's first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes Abigail Adams (Laura Linney), George Washington (David Morse), Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane) and Benjamin Franklin (Tom Wilkinson).
Cast
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux, Tom Wilkinson, Danny Huston, Stephen Dillane, Clancy O'Connor
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Political Dramas, TV Miniseries, HBO
Rent Amazing Grace on DVD Amazing Grace
Synopsis
Based on actual events, this historical drama tells the story of William Wilberforce, an 18th-century English politician who launched an aggressive campaign to abolish British slavery, despite staunch opposition.
Cast
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N'Dour, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Nicholas Farrell
Director
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Genres
Drama, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas, United Kingdom, Romance
Rent Kingdom of Heaven on DVD Kingdom of Heaven
Synopsis
During the 12th century in the holy city of Jerusalem, a young peasant blacksmith takes up the mantle of knighthood so he can help repel the army of Islamic crusaders that took control of the city in the year 1099.
Cast
Cast
Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas, Michael Sheen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Period Pieces
Rent The Passion of the Christ on DVD The Passion of the Christ
Synopsis
Oscar-winning actor-director Mel Gibson helms this controversial epic that focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus's life -- from the betrayal, trial and death of Jesus to his brutal crucifixion and resurrection from the tomb. Starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Maia Morgenstern as Jesus's mother and Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene, The Passion is spoken entirely in Latin and Aramaic, and the violent Crucifixion scenes are incredibly graphic.
Cast
Cast
Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Hristo Jivkov, Ivano Marescotti, Rosalinda Celentano, Sergio Rubini, Francesco Cabras, Mattia Sbragia, Claudia Gerini, Fabio Sartor
Director
Director
Mel Gibson
Genres
Genres
Faith & Spirituality, Drama, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Religious & Mythic Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent 12 Years a Slave on DVD 12 Years a Slave
Synopsis
The autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted from New York state and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s, serves as the basis for this historical drama. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northup, and Brad Pitt plays an abolitionist.
Cast
Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Adepero Oduye, Michael K. Williams, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
Director
Director
Steve McQueen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on the Book, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Period Pieces
Rent Elizabeth: The Golden Age on DVD Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Synopsis
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as the Virgin Queen in this lushly costumed but historically muddy sequel to 1998's Elizabeth which focuses on the queen's tempestuous relationship with the adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollà, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Tom Hollander, Antony Carrick, David Threlfall
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Gangs of New York on DVD Gangs of New York
Synopsis
Amid the savage Irish and Italian rivalry that dominated New York City in the mid-1800s, young Amsterdam Vallon hunts down his father's hateful murderer, Bill "the Butcher" Cutting. Along the way, Vallon falls for a streetwise pickpocket.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Lewis, Stephen Graham, Eddie Marsan, Alec McCowen, David Hemmings, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Cara Seymour
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Political Dramas, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Hidalgo on DVD Hidalgo
Synopsis
Frank T. Hopkins, reputed to be one of the best riders in the Wild West, gets a chance to prove his talent when an affluent sheik invites him to join one of the most grueling races of all: a 3,000-mile trek across the Arabian Desert.
Cast
Cast
Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Adam Alexi-Malle, Saïd Taghmaoui, Silas Carson, Harsh Nayyar, J.K. Simmons, Adoni Maropis
Director
Director
Joe Johnston
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Count of Monte Cristo on DVD The Count of Monte Cristo
Synopsis
After his life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedès Iguanada are shattered by his best friend's false accusation, young sailor Edmond Dantes plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility as part of the plan.
Cast
Cast
Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, Henry Cavill
Director
Director
Kevin Reynolds
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Super Swashbucklers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces
Rent Tristan & Isolde on DVD Tristan & Isolde
Synopsis
When gallant English knight Tristan wins the love of beautiful Isolde -- the daughter of the Irish king -- soon after the fall of the Roman Empire, their liaison threatens to destroy the uneasy truce between their respective nations.
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert, Lucy Russell, JB Blanc
Director
Director
Kevin Reynolds
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Young Victoria on DVD The Young Victoria
Synopsis
Eighteen-year-old British royal Victoria ascends to the throne and is romanced by future husband Prince Albert in this lush period film that chronicles the early years of the British monarch's larger-than-life reign.
Cast
Cast
Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover
Director
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent Elizabeth on DVD Elizabeth
Synopsis
This Oscar-winning treatise on absolute power and its human toll sees fledgling queen Elizabeth I sacrificing happiness for her own safety and placing her trust in her stealthy "spymaster," Sir Francis Walsingham.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Éric Cantona , Vincent Cassel, John Gielgud, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Mortimer
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent Marie Antoinette on DVD Marie Antoinette
Synopsis
Sofia Coppola directs a stylized portrait of Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), the naive Austrian princess who married Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman) to become queen of France at age 19. The film explores the effects of a luxurious yet terribly confining lifestyle on the young queen. Her resulting youthful indiscretion and frivolity ultimately led to her undoing. A Cannes Golden Palm nominee, this biopic also took Oscar honors for costume design.
Cast
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Marianne Faithfull, Aurore Clément, Steve Coogan, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Guillaume Gallienne, Clémentine Poidatz, Rose Byrne
Director
Director
Sofia Coppola
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Season of the Witch on DVD Season of the Witch
Synopsis
In 14th-century Europe, a courageous knight leads a group of weary warriors across impossibly treacherous terrain in order to transport a suspected witch believed to be responsible for spreading the devastating Black Plague.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Robert Sheehan, Christopher Lee
Director
Director
Dominic Sena
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Supernatural Thrillers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Phantom of the Opera on DVD The Phantom of the Opera
Synopsis
This big-screen version of the legendary musical stars Gerard Butler as the disfigured, reclusive Phantom who roams beneath the Paris Opera and takes budding star Christine under his wing. But as he falls for her, she finds love with handsome Raoul.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Victor McGuire, Jennifer Ellison
Director
Director
Joel Schumacher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Period Pieces, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Girl with a Pearl Earring on DVD Girl with a Pearl Earring
Synopsis
In this cinematic adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's best-selling historical fiction novel, Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, the young housemaid with a hidden appreciation for art who becomes the muse of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer.
Cast
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann, David Morrissey, Anna Popplewell
Director
Director
Peter Webber
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Colm Wilkinson, Bertie Carvel
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Epics, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent The Conspirator on DVD The Conspirator
Synopsis
Robert Redford directs this gripping historical drama that follows the efforts of young lawyer Frederick Aiken as he reluctantly defends Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer accused of conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
Cast
Cast
James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Justin Long, Danny Huston, James Badge Dale, Colm Meaney, Alexis Bledel
Director
Director
Robert Redford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Miss Potter on DVD Miss Potter
Synopsis
Blending lush animation sequences with live-action drama, director Chris Noonan constructs this unconventional biopic about the personal life of beloved children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter.
Cast
Cast
Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson, Matyelok Gibbs, Lloyd Owen, Anton Lesser, David Bamber, Phyllida Law, Patricia Kerrigan, Lucy Boynton, Justin McDonald, Judith Barker, Oliver Jenkins
Director
Director
Chris Noonan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Mongol on DVD Mongol
Synopsis
In 12th-century Asia, an orphaned slave named Temudjin escapes the clutches of his captors and begins a journey that will lead him to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known: Genghis Khan.
Cast
Cast
Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun, Aliya, Ba Sen, Amadu Mamadakov, He Qi, Ben Hon Sun, Ji Ri Mu Tu, You Er, Huntun Batu, Deng Ba Te Er
Director
Director
Sergei Bodrov
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Biographies, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Russia
Rent The New World on DVD The New World
Synopsis
Set in 1607 at the founding of the Jamestown Settlement, Terrence Malick's epic adventure chronicles the extraordinary actions of explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Native American princess Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher). As English settlers and Native Americans clash, Smith and Pocahontas find their worlds colliding and their hearts entwined, but ancestral loyalty may tear them apart. Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer co-star.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, Yorick van Wageningen, Raoul Trujillo, Michael Greyeyes, Kalani Queypo, Ben Mendelsohn, Noah Taylor, Roger Rees, Irene Bedard
Director
Director
Terrence Malick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Eagle on DVD The Eagle
Synopsis
Haunted by the disappearance of his father, who vanished with the Roman Ninth Legion on an expedition into the north of Britain, centurion Marcus Aquila sets out to unravel the mystery and recover the legion's eagle standard.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim, Denis O'Hare, Dakin Matthews, Douglas Henshall, Paul Ritter, Zsolt László, Julian Lewis Jones
Director
Director
Kevin MacDonald
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Action Thrillers, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent King Arthur on DVD King Arthur
Synopsis
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table struggle to retain power amid a shaky political landscape in Antoine Fuqua's take on the myth of Camelot, which is steeped in gritty realism and the politics of its time.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Winstone, Hugh Dancy, Til Schweiger, Ray Stevenson, Charlie Creed-Miles, Joel Edgerton, Ken Stott, Ivano Marescotti, Pat Kinevane, Dawn Bradfield
Director
Director
Antoine Fuqua
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Military & War Action, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Missing on DVD The Missing
Synopsis
When Maggie Gilkeson's oldest daughter is abducted by a witch doctor turned bandit, Maggie enlists her estranged father's help to find her. But they soon discover that other girls have gone missing -- and that time's running out.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer, Sergio Calderon, Eric Schweig, Steve Reevis, Jay Tavare, Simon Baker, Ray McKinnon
Director
Director
Ron Howard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Westerns, Suspense, Action Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent From Hell on DVD From Hell
Synopsis
Johnny Depp stars as an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets (Heather Graham) in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity. Ian Holm and Robbie Coltrane co-star in this genre-bending drama that marked Albert and Allen Hughes's laudable attempt to break out of their pigeonhole as "black directors."
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Katrin Cartlidge, Paul Rhys, Joanna Page, Susan Lynch
Director
Director
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Genres
Genres
Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Mystery, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Immortals on DVD Immortals
Synopsis
In ancient Greece, King Hyperion searches for a powerful weapon that will free the bloodthirsty Titans and enable them to overpower the gods and enslave humanity. Unable to interfere directly, the gods choose a champion to defend them: Theseus.
Cast
Cast
Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Joseph Morgan, Anne Day-Jones, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Robert Maillet, Stephen McHattie
Director
Director
Tarsem Singh
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Fantasy, Military & War Action, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Red Violin on DVD The Red Violin
Synopsis
When the long-lost "red violin," a rare instrument crafted during the Italian Renaissance, shows up at a modern auction, it reveals its mysterious history -- and the lives of its previous owners -- in a series of flashbacks spanning three centuries.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Irene Grazioli, Don McKellar, Jean-Luc Bideau, Carlo Cecchi, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng, Sylvia Chang, Colm Feore, Monique Mercure
Director
Director
Francois Girard
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Indie Dramas, Mystery, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Gladiator on DVD Gladiator
Synopsis
Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, Roman general Maximus instead finds himself condemned to death by the late ruler's power-hungry son. Escaping execution, Maximus becomes a powerful gladiator, bent on exacting revenge in the ring.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield, John Shrapnel, David Hemmings, Tommy Flanagan
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Love Comes Softly on DVD Love Comes Softly
Synopsis
In the wake of her husband's death, newly widowed pioneer woman Marty tries to survive life on the open range by heeding the advice of friends, marrying a man she doesn't love and caring for his child.
Cast
Cast
Dale Midkiff, Katherine Heigl, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Corbin Bernsen, Theresa Russell, Oliver Macready, Tiffany Knight, Adam Loeffler
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Made-for-TV Movies, Hallmark
Rent Perfume: The Story of a Murderer on DVD Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Synopsis
Born with an acute sense of smell, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille resorts to dark deeds in creating a perfume that captures the essence of a woman in this 18th-century thriller based on Patrick Süskind's best-selling novel.
Cast
Cast
Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Karoline Herfurth, Simon Chandler, John Hurt, Reg Wilson, Sam Douglas, Sara Forestier, Birgit Minichmayr
Director
Director
Tom Tykwer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, France, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Anna Karenina on DVD Anna Karenina
Synopsis
Oscar winner Tom Stoppard penned this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, which stars Keira Knightley as the titular 19th-century Russian aristocrat who enters into a passionate and forbidden love affair with the well-heeled Count Vronsky.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Mrs. Brown on DVD Mrs. Brown
Synopsis
Grieving widow Queen Victoria withdraws into sadness for years until plainspoken manservant John Brown disrupts her mourning. But as their friendship grows, it results in personal and political ramifications for both of them.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, Richard Pasco, David Westhead
Director
Director
John Madden
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Last Legion on DVD The Last Legion
Synopsis
With his empire crumbling and his parents dead, 12-year-old Roman Emperor Romulus is exiled to Capri with his mystical tutor. While there, he discovers a magical sword once owned by Caesar that foreshadows his destiny.
Cast
Cast
Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peter Mullan, Kevin McKidd, John Hannah, Iain Glen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rupert Friend, Nonso Anozie, Owen Teale, Alexander Siddig, Robert Pugh
Director
Director
Doug Lefler
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Epics, Military & War Action, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Alexander: Director's Cut on DVD Alexander: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Oliver Stone takes on the saga of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), the legendary Macedonian warrior. Although Alexander's leadership was unflinching and his politics cunning, his interior life was quite complicated, and included a strangely twisted relationship with his mother (Angelina Jolie), a complex marriage to Roxanne (Rosario Dawson) and a male lover (Jared Leto). This cut is shorter than the theatrical version.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Gary Stretch, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brian Blessed, Bin Bunluerit
Director
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Open Range on DVD Open Range
Synopsis
Kevin Costner directs and stars in this Western about four free-grazing ranchers whose cattle meander close to a small town ruled by a greedy sheriff and his cronies. Forced to defend their way of life, the cowboys take on the corrupt leaders.
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Cast
Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter, Diego Luna, James Russo, Abraham Benrubi, Dean McDermott, Kim Coates
Director
Director
Kevin Costner
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Mansfield Park on DVD Mansfield Park
Synopsis
In this period drama loosely based on Jane Austen's most autobiographical novel, penniless heroine Fanny Price is sent to live with wealthy relatives in 1800s England, where her wit and writing talent find the room -- and circumstance -- to grow.
Cast
Cast
Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola, Embeth Davidtz, Harold Pinter, Lindsay Duncan, Sheila Gish, James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville
Director
Director
Patricia Rozema
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Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom
Rent Shakespeare in Love on DVD Shakespeare in Love
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Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. This bittersweet romance won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Colin Firth, Imelda Staunton, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
Director
Director
John Madden
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Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Braveheart on DVD Braveheart
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Enraged at the slaughter of Murron (Catherine McCormack) -- his new bride and childhood love -- legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson, who also directed the film) slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule. With vivid battle scenes and a heaping portion of legend, Gibson's epic won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, James Robinson, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, James Cosmo, Sean McGinley, Alan Tall, Brian Cox
Director
Director
Mel Gibson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Adventures, Military & War Action, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Amadeus on DVD Amadeus
Synopsis
F. Murray Abraham earned a Best Actor Oscar for his imperious performance as Antonio Salieri, a mediocre composer whose churlish young rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), wins immortality with his musical genius. Not happy to see his talent eclipsed, Salieri dons a disguise and deviously plots revenge, obsessed with muffling Mozart's maddening laughter. Milos Forman's masterful drama also won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.
Cast
Cast
F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Cynthia Nixon
Director
Director
Milos Forman
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Genres
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Rent Vanity Fair on DVD Vanity Fair
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In this sumptuous film version of William Makepeace Thackeray's famous novel, lower-class vixen Becky Sharp uses her good looks and considerable wit to climb her way up the precipitous social ladder of 1820s London.
Cast
Cast
Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Romola Garai, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Broadbent, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Robert Pattinson
Director
Director
Mira Nair
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Moulin Rouge on DVD Moulin Rouge
Synopsis
A naïve young poet (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with a cabaret star (Nicole Kidman), and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs, from snatches of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" to Madonna's "Like a Virgin." But the real star is director Baz Luhrmann, who came up with this infectious concoction that won two Oscars for art direction and costume design as well as six other nods.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker, Catherine O'Connor, Christine Anu, Natalie Mendoza, Lara Mulcahy, David Wenham, Kylie Minogue
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Romance, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals
Rent Casanova on DVD Casanova
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Lasse Hallstrom's witty romantic comedy stars Heath Ledger as Jacamo Casanova, the infamous and dashing player of 18th-century Venice who holds the key to every woman's heart -- every woman, that is, but one.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin, Oliver Platt, Omid Djalili, Lauren Cohan, Charlie Cox, Natalie Dormer, Victoria Arbiter
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Gone with the Wind on DVD Gone with the Wind
Synopsis
Director Victor Fleming's 1939 epic adaption of Margaret Mitchell's novel of the same name stars Vivien Leigh as self-absorbed, headstrong Scarlett O'Hara, a Southern Belle who meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Ward Bond
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Love in the Time of Cholera on DVD Love in the Time of Cholera
Synopsis
A man obsessively in love with the childhood sweetheart who rejected him long ago and married another man remains on the sidelines of her life for the next 50 years, carving out a tortured relationship of longing and passion.
Cast
Cast
Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo, Liev Schreiber, Ana Claudia Talancón, Gina Bernard Forbes, Marcela Mar, Laura Harring, Fernanda Montenegro, Unax Ugalde, John Leguizamo, Angie Cepeda, Rúbria Negrão, Alicia Borrachero, Paola Turbay
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Director
Mike Newell
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Patriot on DVD The Patriot
Synopsis
Widower Benjamin Martin wants nothing more than to live in peace and farm his land, but when a cruel British officer brings the American Revolution to Martin's door and threatens what he cherishes most, the former war hero is forced to take action.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson, Lisa Brenner, Donal Logue, Leon Rippy, Adam Baldwin, Jay Arlen Jones, Joey D. Vieira, Gregory Smith, Mika Boorem
Director
Director
Roland Emmerich
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Raven on DVD The Raven
Synopsis
After discovering that a string of baffling murders seems to be inspired by the macabre short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore cop Emmett Fields turns to the brilliant-but-boozy author to help solve the crimes.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kevin McNally, Sam Hazeldine, John Warnaby, Jimmy Yuill, Pam Ferris, Brendan Coyle, Adrian Rawlins, Dave Legeno
Director
Director
James McTeigue
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Pathfinder on DVD Pathfinder
Synopsis
In the wake of a battle waged on North American soil between Norsemen and Native Americans, a young Viking boy (Karl Urban) is left behind and raised by the very tribe his kinfolk had so brutally and vehemently attacked. But when the Vikings return years later, the boy -- now a man at 25 -- vows to end the invaders' raids by leading the charge against his ancestors. This rousing period adventure spawned a graphic novel adaptation.
Cast
Cast
Jay Tavare, Nathaniel Arcand, Moon Bloodgood, Clancy Brown, Russell Means, Ralf Moeller, Karl Urban
Director
Director
Marcus Nispel
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Period Pieces, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Jane Eyre on DVD Jane Eyre
Synopsis
Driven from her post at Thornfield House by her love for her brooding employer and his secret past, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to the misty moors in this artful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel.
Cast
Cast
Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Valentina Cervi, Imogen Poots, Amelia Clarkson, Romy Settbon Moore, Tamzin Merchant, Holliday Grainger, Freya Wilson
Director
Director
Cary Fukunaga
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Glory on DVD Glory
Synopsis
Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Alan North
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Epics, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Persuasion on DVD Persuasion
Synopsis
Nearly a decade after breaking her engagement to sea captain Frederick Wentworth because of pressure from her financially strapped family, Anne Elliot meets up with him again and finds she still has feelings for the now rich and successful officer.
Cast
Cast
Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave, Fiona Shaw, John Woodvine, Phoebe Nicholls, Samuel West
Director
Director
Roger Michell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Nativity Story on DVD The Nativity Story
Synopsis
Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale of the Nativity from director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen). The film follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in an innkeeper's stable and deliver baby Jesus to the world.
Cast
Cast
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Ciarán Hinds, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Stanley Townsend, Alexander Siddig, Nadim Sawalha, Eriq Ebouaney
Director
Director
Catherine Hardwicke
Genres
Genres
Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Mythic Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Period Pieces
Rent One Night with the King on DVD One Night with the King
Synopsis
This biblical drama chronicles the legend of Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish orphan who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts a plan to annihilate Jews.
Cast
Cast
Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble, John Rhys-Davies, James Callis, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Director
Director
Michael O. Sajbel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Mythic Epics, Judaica
Rent Sense and Sensibility on DVD Sense and Sensibility
Synopsis
Adapted from Jane Austen's classic 19th-century novel of manners, this eloquent drama follows the dramatic lives of the three Dashwood sisters. Facing poverty after their father's death, the sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others.
Cast
Cast
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Gemma Jones, Emilie François, Elizabeth Spriggs, Robert Hardy, Ian Brimble, Greg Wise, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Laurie
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Albert Nobbs on DVD Albert Nobbs
Synopsis
Having for decades disguised herself as a man while working as a butler in a posh 19th-century Dublin hotel, a woman calling herself Albert Nobbs reconsiders her charade when a handsome painter arrives on the scene.
Cast
Cast
Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Mark Williams, Bronagh Gallagher, John Light
Director
Director
Rodrigo García
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent The Three Musketeers on DVD The Three Musketeers
Synopsis
The original three musketeers are past their prime and working menial jobs in Paris when their friend D'Artagnan rallies them to defend the nation. To do so, they must undermine Cardinal Richelieu's plot to have himself crowned France's next king.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wilde, Orlando Bloom, Mads Mikkelsen, Christoph Waltz, Freddie Fox, Juno Temple, James Corden, Til Schweiger, Dexter Fletcher, Jane Perry
Director
Director
Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Super Swashbucklers, Adventures, Action Thrillers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Curse of the Golden Flower on DVD Curse of the Golden Flower
Synopsis
This lavish epic from director Yimou Zhang follows the romantic intrigue and political machinations in the house of the Emperor Ping and his ailing wife -- a couple whose secret passions and schemes ultimately affect their children's lives.
Cast
Cast
Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni, Junjie Qin, Man Li, Jin Chen
Director
Director
Yimou Zhang
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Martial Arts, Epics, Hong Kong, Mandarin Language, Period Pieces
Rent Bright Star on DVD Bright Star
Synopsis
Critically acclaimed Australian filmmaker Jane Campion helms this drama detailing the passionate three-year romance between 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Much of the story was inspired by Keats's poetry and the actual love letters the pair exchanged. Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Samuel Barnett, Edie Martin, Gerard Monaco, Alfred Harmsworth, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Claudie Blakley, Samuel Roukin, Amanda Hale, Lucinda Raikes, Jonathan Aris, Olly Alexander
Director
Director
Jane Campion
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Libertine on DVD The Libertine
Synopsis
In this provocative period piece, Johnny Depp portrays 17th-century poet John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester, who received posthumous acclaim for his sexually overt poetry and, during his brief life, was known for his womanizing ways.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle, Susie Gossling Valerio, Johnny Vegas, Julia Hickman, Jack Davenport
Director
Director
Laurence Dunmore
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent The Proposition on DVD The Proposition
Synopsis
When no-nonsense lawman Capt. Stanley apprehends the notorious Charlie Burns and his younger sibling, Mikey, Stanley makes Charlie an unsavory proposition: If he murders his other outlaw brother, Arthur, Mikey will escape the hangman's noose.
Cast
Cast
Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson, Tom Budge, David Wenham, John Hurt, David Gulpilil, Leah Purcell, Tommy Lewis
Director
Director
John Hillcoat
Genres
Genres
Drama, Westerns, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent The Last of the Mohicans on DVD The Last of the Mohicans
Synopsis
When rugged frontiersman Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) saves the Munro sisters -- two newly arrived English settlers -- from a Huron ambush, he ends up in the midst of the battle between the British and the French for control of the American colonies. Director Michael Mann's first-rate production also stars Madeleine Stowe as the Munro sister who wins Hawkeye's heart, and Wes Studi as the Huron warrior who has a score to settle with her father.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roëves, Patrice Chéreau, Edward Blatchford, Terry Kinney, Tracey Ellis, Justin M. Rice, Dennis Banks, Pete Postlethwaite, Colm Meaney, Mac Andrews, Malcolm Storry, David Schofield
Director
Director
Michael Mann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Pompeii on DVD Pompeii
Synopsis
In the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a slave on a ship headed for Naples is determined to get back home to save the woman he loves, as well as his best friend, who is a gladiator trapped in the city's coliseum.
Cast
Cast
Emily Browning, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, Sasha Roiz, Currie Graham
Director
Director
Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Deadly Disasters, Action Thrillers, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Luther on DVD Luther
Synopsis
This epic movie follows the life of Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes), author of the then-controversial 95 Theses and founding father of the Protestant church, who, with the courage of his convictions, faced the wrath of the church in the 16th century. Alfred Molina co-stars as Johann Tetzel, with Jonathan Firth, Claire Cox and Sir Peter Ustinov rounding out the cast as Girolamo Aleander, Katharina von Bora and Fredrick the Wise, respectively.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Jonathan Firth, Claire Cox, Peter Ustinov, Bruno Ganz, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Mathieu Carrière, Marco Hofschneider
Director
Director
Eric Till
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Spiritual Dramas
Rent The Alamo on DVD The Alamo
Synopsis
Based on actual events, this period drama tells the story of a small Texas mission where, in 1836, nearly 200 men stood their ground for two weeks as they were attacked by Mexican forces led by President Santa Anna.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarría, Jordi Mollà, Leon Rippy, Tom Davidson, Marc Blucas, Robert Prentiss
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The lush adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel stars Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean, an ex-convict trying to build a new life of nobility and compassion, only to be pursued by the callous Inspector Javert, who doesn't intend to let Valjean escape his past.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Hans Matheson, Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Vaughan, Mimi Newman, Kathleen Byron, Toby Jones
Director
Director
Bille August
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Color Purple on DVD The Color Purple
Synopsis
Whoopi Goldberg stars as Celie, a Southern woman whose correspondence with her sister in Africa helps her escape an abusive husband and a life of bitter circumstance. Steven Spielberg directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's novel.
Cast
Cast
Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Willard E. Pugh, Rae Dawn Chong, Akosua Busia, Desreta Jackson, Dana Ivey, Leonard Jackson, Carl Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Bennet Guillory, Susan Beaubian
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, African-American Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Belle on DVD Belle
Synopsis
This period drama based on fact traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother. Raised by her great-uncle, Dido finds her place in society despite her mixed ethnicity.
Cast
Cast
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, Sarah Gadon, Matthew Goode, Sam Reid
Director
Director
Amma Asante
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Love's Enduring Promise on DVD Love's Enduring Promise
Synopsis
In this sequel to the faith-based drama Love Comes Softly, the Davis family's farm is threatened after Clark (Dale Midkiff) suffers an injury. A stranger (Logan Bartholomew) comes to the family's aid and falls in love with Clark's daughter Missie (January Jones). Yet Missie has feelings for another man (Mackenzie Astin). Katherine Heigl also stars in this made-for-TV movie directed by Michael Landon Jr. and based on the novels of Janette Oke.
Cast
Cast
January Jones, Katherine Heigl, Mackenzie Astin, Dale Midkiff, Cara DeLizia, Dominic Scott Kay, Logan Bartholomew, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Bartel, Logan Arens
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers, Romantic Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Hallmark
Rent Amistad on DVD Amistad
Synopsis
An African-born slave leads a mutiny against his brutal captors, but because the ship is in American waters, a U.S. court must decide the slaves' fates. In an eloquent courtroom speech, ex-president John Quincy Adams argues for the Africans' freedom.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomás Milián, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Four Feathers on DVD The Four Feathers
Synopsis
In Victorian-era Sudan, British officer Harry Faversham resigns right before a battle against Mahdi rebels, prompting his fiancée and friends to brand him a coward. Little do they know he's going undercover for a chance to redeem himself.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kris Marshall, Alex Jennings, Lucy Gordon, Alek Wek
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Adventures, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Last Sin Eater on DVD The Last Sin Eater
Synopsis
Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) lives in an 1850s Appalachian community proud of its faith and its ability to keep secrets close to home. So in the wake of her little sister's tragic death, Cadi seeks out the only person she believes can help her -- the Sin Eater (Peter Wingfield). Henry Thomas and Oscar winner Louise Fletcher co-star in director Michael Landon Jr.'s screen adaptation of Francine Rivers's novel.
Cast
Cast
Henry Thomas, Peter Wingfield, Elizabeth Lackey, Liana Liberato, Louise Fletcher
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Anonymous on DVD Anonymous
Synopsis
Who was Shakespeare? This Elizabethan drama imagines that the man we call the Bard really didn't pen his body of timeless plays. The stages of London erupt in intrigue as the real author of the classics credited to Shakespeare comes to light.
Cast
Cast
Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis, Edward Hogg, Xavier Samuel, Sam Reid, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson
Director
Director
Roland Emmerich
Genres
Genres
Drama, Mystery, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Jane Austen's Persuasion on DVD Jane Austen's Persuasion
Synopsis
At 19, Anne Elliot (Sally Hawkins) fell in love with Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones) but broke off the engagement because he had neither rank nor money. Eight years later, when the eligible Frederick returns from sea with a fortune, Anne regrets her decision. She still loves Frederick, but she can only watch as he's pursued by every young woman in the district in this masterful adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel.
Cast
Cast
Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mary Stockley, Peter Wight, Marion Bailey, Amanda Hale, Jennifer Higham, Rosamund Stephen, Stella Gonet, Sam Hazeldine
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Director
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Rent Little Women on DVD Little Women
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Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel comes to life in this sensitive, soulful adaptation. Four sisters and their mother battle life's vicissitudes in Civil War-era America after their father leaves to join the conflict.
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Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz, John Neville, Mary Wickes, Donal Logue
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Director
Gillian Armstrong
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Rent Dangerous Beauty on DVD Dangerous Beauty
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Prevented from marrying her nobleman lover (Rufus Sewell) because of her commoner status, real-life historical heroine Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) is left with two choices: join a convent or become a courtesan. Following in mother's (Jacqueline Bisset) footsteps, she chooses the latter. Set in 16th-century Venice, this biographical drama follows Franco as she rises to power and fearlessly fights off accusations of witchcraft.
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Cast
Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Jacqueline Bisset, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward, Naomi Watts, Jake Weber, Jeroen Krabbé, Joanna Cassidy, Melina Kanakaredes
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Marshall Herskovitz
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Genres
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Political conflict, grand passions and epic ambition fuel this Golden Globe-nominated miniseries that centers on the struggles of a pious prior and a master builder devoted to the construction of a cathedral in 12th-century England.
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Cast
Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Sarah Parish, Natalia Wörner, David Oakes, Tony Curran, Sam Claflin, Anatole Taubman, Liam Garrigan, Götz Otto, Jody Halse, David Bark-Jones, Alison Pill, Donald Sutherland
Director
Director
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Malcolm McDowell portrays the infamous emperor who wielded godlike power over ancient Rome while at the same time sleeping with his sister (Teresa Ann Savoy). Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole and John Gielgud co-star in this film produced by <i>Penthouse Magazine</i> editor Bob Guccione and written by Gore Vidal. Warning: This unrated edition contains explicit sex, nudity and violence as well as disturbing imagery.
Cast
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, John Steiner, Guido Mannari, Paolo Bonacelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Giancarlo Badessi, Mirella D'Angelo, Anneka Di Lorenzo, Lori Wagner, Adriana Asti, Patrick Allen
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Tinto Brass
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Genres
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When Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a murderous king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann's period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
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Cast
Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave
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Director
Fred Zinnemann
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Emmy winner Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth I in this miniseries that explores the effect of the monarch's public role on her private life. Unable to wed the man she loves, Elizabeth later sets her sights on the earl's stepson.
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Cast
Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Simon Woods, Patrick Malahide, Barbara Flynn, Jeremie Covillault, Diana Kent, Geoffrey Streatfield, John McEnery, Martin Savage
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
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Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Biographies, Political Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, British TV, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
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Director-producer Ron Maxwell mines America's history in this epic movie chronicling the Civil War's beginnings in 1861 to the tragic Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and the heroes who defended their honor on both fronts. Robert Duvall is Gen. Robert E. Lee, who leads the Confederates; Jeff Daniels is Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a Bowdoin College professor who fights for the Union army, and Stephen Lang portrays Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
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Cast
Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, C. Thomas Howell, Bruce Boxleitner, Kevin Conway, Royce D. Applegate, Cooper Huckabee, Billy Campbell, Frankie Faison, Alex Hyde-White, Andrew Prine, Kali Rocha, Jeremy London, Mia Dillon, Patrick Gorman, Stephen Spacek, Chris Conner, William Sanderson, Brian Mallon, Matt Lindquist, Bo Brinkman, Miles Fisher, Mark J. Nichols
Director
Director
Ronald F. Maxwell
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Genres
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In the 18th century, a Jesuit missionary establishes a church in the hostile jungles of Brazil, but finds his work converting the indigenous Indians threatened by his superiors. Meanwhile, a slave hunter converts and joins the Father on his mission.
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Cast
Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Liam Neeson, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Bercelio Moya
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Roland Joffé
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Genres
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Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-mighty Rome. This film has everything, including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance from Peter Ustinov as the cowardly owner of a gladiator school. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis co-star.
Cast
Cast
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Tony Curtis, Woody Strode
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Stanley Kubrick
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The lives of a trio of vampires -- cavalier Lestat, tormented Louis and childlike Claudia -- are interconnected for centuries in this adaptation of Anne Rice's romantic horror tale that explores betrayal, love, loneliness and hunger.
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Cast
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Domiziana Giordano, Thandie Newton
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Neil Jordan
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A dark chapter of U.S. history comes to light in this epic saga (which earned an Emmy Award for Best Made-for-Television Movie) of the U.S. government's deliberate extermination of the American Indians. Beginning after the Sioux victory at Little Big Horn, the film traces the stories of three men: a Sioux doctor (Adam Beach), a lobbying senator (Aidan Quinn) and the Lakota hero Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg).
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Cast
Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, Anna Paquin, Wes Studi, Fred Dalton Thompson, J.K. Simmons, Eric Schweig, Colm Feore
Director
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Yves Simoneau
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Genres
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A chance invite to the country home of a family friend results in the blossoming romance between hyperimaginative romance fanatic Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones) and Henry Tilney (JJ Feild), the dashing young master of the estate. Jon Jones directs this charming, made-for-TV adaptation of Jane Austen's posthumously published gothic parody, which also stars Carey Mulligan, William Beck and Desmond Barrit.
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Cast
Felicity Jones, JJ Feild, Geraldine James, Julia Dearden, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Desmond Barrit, William Beck, David Sheehan, Mal Whyte
Director
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Jon Jones
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Lacking money to woo an heiress (Lynn Collins), smitten Bassanio (Joseph Fiennes) turns to his merchant friend, Antonio (Jeremy Irons), whose cash is tied up. But he secures a loan from Shylock (Al Pacino) on the condition that if Antonio defaults, he'll literally pay with a pound of flesh. Michael Radford directs this lush adaptation of William Shakespeare's incendiary drama about passion and justice amid an anti-Semitic atmosphere.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall, Charlie Cox, Mackenzie Crook, Heather Goldenhersh, John Sessions, Gregor Fisher, Ron Cook, Allan Corduner
Director
Director
Michael Radford
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Drama, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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Benedick and Beatrice are two marriage-phobic rivals in Florence, Italy, in this Shakespeare comedy whose lively plot involves complications, pranks and peerless wordplay. Hero and Claudio try to hook up the two B's despite tenacious resistance.
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Cast
Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Yuill, Imelda Staunton, Kate Beckinsale
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Kenneth Branagh
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Stephen Fry stars as playwright Oscar Wilde in this lush historical drama, which follows the larger-than-life personality from his marriage to his wife, Constance, to his torrid affair with a young Oxford graduate that brought about his downfall.
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Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Judy Parfitt, Gemma Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Orlando Bloom
Director
Director
Brian Gilbert
Genres
Genres
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