Historical movies and series

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1. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 15,114

2. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 149,250

3. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 46,975

4. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 66,041

5. Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Alessandra Mastronardi, Synnove Karlsen, Sebastian De Souza

Votes: 13,900

6. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 22,404

7. The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 8,031

8. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 215,764

9. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 331 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 122,565

10. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 61,049

11. Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes (2015 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Action, Drama

Before he lost his sight. Before he pledged his service to Kublai Khan. Hundred Eyes saw what made him into the deadly assassin who trains Marco Polo.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Benedict Wong, Tom Wu, Lorenzo Richelmy, Olivia Cheng

Votes: 8,736

12. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 72,048

13. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 88,403

14. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 391,509

15. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, Arnas Fedaravicius

Votes: 70,133

16. Frontier (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Follows Declan Harp, a half-Irish/half Cree Native-Canadian outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly on the fur trade in Canada.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Greg Bryk

Votes: 15,447

17. Borgia (2011–2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 5,757

18. World Without End (2012)

TV-MA | 374 min | Drama, History, Romance

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Votes: 7,802

19. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 27,882

20. Camelot (2011)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Peter Mooney

Votes: 22,588

21. Reign (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Celina Sinden, Torrance Coombs

Votes: 41,797

22. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Votes: 20,617

23. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 19,392

24. Wolf Hall (2015)

TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 9,035

25. Poldark (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jack Farthing, Beatie Edney

Votes: 23,840

26. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 154,408

27. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 112,938

28. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of eighteen to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tommy Knight

Votes: 20,777

29. Les rois maudits (1972– )

616 min | Drama, History

Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded... See full summary »

Stars: Gilles Béhat, Hélène Duc, Jean-Luc Moreau, André Luguet

Votes: 343

30. Gogol. The Beginning (2017)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering... See full summary »

Director: Egor Baranov | Stars: Margarita Adaeva, Sergey Badyuk, Yuliya Dzutseva, Oleg Menshikov

Votes: 1,516

31. Genius (I) (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Stars: Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, Antonio Banderas, Clémence Poésy

Votes: 15,358

32. The Hollow Crown (2012– )

150 min | Drama, History

A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 5,347

33. Coriolanus (2014)

192 min | Drama, History, War

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain

Votes: 1,458

34. Frankenstein (2011)

130 min | Drama

Created by Victor Frankenstein, the one known only as the creature sets out to discover the world and the meaning of life.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andreea Paduraru, Ella Smith

Votes: 2,890

35. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 7,778

36. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 4,811

37. Kurt Seyit ve Sura (2014)

46 min | Drama, History, Romance

The love story of Kurt Seyit, an army major, and Sura, a Russian woman.

Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Caglar Ertugrul, Demet Özdemir

Votes: 2,857

38. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,873

39. Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Retells the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

Stars: Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie, Bella Dayne, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 11,246

40. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,488

41. Three Kingdoms (2010– )

45 min | Drama, History, War

Long story of the rivalry, intrigues and wars of the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period. Based on the classical Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and other related sources.

Stars: Hewei Yu, Yi Lu, Kai Kang, Jianbin Chen

Votes: 771

42. Mata Hari (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama, History

A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the twentieth century.

Stars: Vahina Giocante, Aleksey Guskov, Viktoriya Isakova, Paul Bellantoni

Votes: 322

43. Carlos, Rey Emperador (2015–2016)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama, History

The Roman Catholic Church faces the new challenges of Protestanism in Northern Europe and Paganism in the Americas. Carlos V seeks to secure the power of the Church, in this continuation of Isabel (2011-2014) and La Corona Partida (2016).

Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Alfonso Bassave, Marina Salas, Félix Gómez

Votes: 499

44. Farouk Omar (2012– )

Biography, Drama, History

The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.

Stars: Fethi Haddaoui, Mohamad S. Alrefai, Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan

Votes: 3,528

45. Unnatural History (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young man is sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC by his anthropologist parents. In the process, he must use the skills he learned around the world in order to solve various crimes and conspiracies.

Stars: Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan

Votes: 1,349

46. The Empress Ki (2013–2014)

Action, Drama, History

A Korea-born warrior girl had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court but somehow overcame her low status to become an empress in another land.

Stars: Ji-Won Ha, Hye-Rin Han, Jin-mo Ju, Chang-Wook Ji

Votes: 1,321

47. Mahabharat (2013–2014)

20 min | Drama, War

8.9