French Revolution

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French Revolution 1789-1799.

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1. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,241

2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

Votes: 59,502 | Gross: $111.51M

3. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

Votes: 4,933 | Gross: $0.43M

6. Lady Oscar (1979)

124 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Patrick Allen, Nicholas Amer

Votes: 446

11. Bonaparte et la révolution (1972)

275 min | Drama, History

Abel Gance's 1971 sound edition of his epic 1927 'Napoleon', which contains much of the silent original, with new material shot and added in both 1965 and 1971, and with sound synchronization from both the 1932 reissue and this version.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Annabella, Antonin Artaud, Pierre Batcheff

Votes: 66

12. Robespierre (1913)

Short, Drama

Robespierre and Dumont were sworn friends in their college days. During their early manhood both loved Louise Brissac, but she favored Dumont and refused the hands of Robespierre. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: William E. Shay, William Welsh, Jane Fearnley, Frank Smith

13. The End of Robespierre (1912)

Short, Drama

This film is not exceedingly well acted, but has the additional charm of being taken from the actual history of the man whose personality dominated the Committee of Safety in the early days... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Georges Saillard, Jacques Grétillat, Charles de Rochefort, Georges Dorival

16. The Sorceror's Apprentice (1977)

91 min | Drama

"Les Apprentis Sorciers" is a thriller in which the characters are Latin-American exiles living in Paris. It is also a comedy about artists who play at revolution rather than actually participate in one.

Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Zouzou, Peter Chatel, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 31

19. Blanc, bleu, rouge (1981– )

55 min | Drama, History

The history of two different families from Brittany occurs against the backdrop of the events of the French Revolution.

Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Anne Canovas, Henri Virlojeux, Paul Le Person

Votes: 25

20. Jean-Paul Marat förföljd och mördad så som det framställs av patienterna på hospitalet Charenton under ledning av herr de Sade (1967 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

Set at Charenton mental hospital July 13, 1808. A play about Charlotte Cordays murder of the French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat July 13, 1793, is staged by the committed patient, Marquis de Sade.

Director: Tom Segerberg | Stars: Gustav Wiklund, Pehr-Olof Sirén, Hilkka Östman, Gösta Bredefeldt

23. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 96,146 | Gross: $15.96M

27. Song of Revolt (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, Drama

This tabloid musical short tells the story of how France's national anthem came to be written during the French Revolution.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Leon Ames, Frank Austin, Barbara Bedford, Harry Cording

Votes: 59

28. A Tale of Two Cities (1922)

Short, Drama

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: W. Courtney Rowden | Stars: Clive Brook, Ann Trevor, J. Fisher White

Votes: 5

29. The Only Way (1948 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Stars: Andrew Osborn, Roger Snowdon, Harold Scott, Alan Judd

30. The Only Way (1925)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

A dissolute English advocate goes to the guillotine in place of his aristocratic double.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: John Martin Harvey, Madge Stuart, Betty Faire, Ben Webster

Votes: 13

31. The Oath and the Man (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama

Before the revolution in France the nobility exercised a most despotic rule over the peasants, subjecting them to abject slavery. Not only did they suffer pecuniary oppression, but their ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Florence Barker, W. Chrystie Miller, Francis J. Grandon

Votes: 72

33. Let Them Eat (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Romance

Let Them Eat is a poetic and haunting journey which spans from the turbulent time of the French Revolution to present day. From the prison cell of the former queen of France, Marie ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Cottle | Stars: Mark Camacho, Leslie Cottle, Derek Dugas, Marcel Jeannin

Votes: 16

34. Les 3 tambours (1939)

85 min | Drama, History, War

12-year old Armand-Pierre embraces the French Revolution and leaves his mother to enlist in the army.

Director: Maurice de Canonge | Stars: Jean Yonnel, Madeleine Soria, Raymond Aimos, Jacques Grétillat

35. Hälfte des Lebens (1985)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

Ten decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Jenny Gröllmann, Swetlana Schönfeld, Michael Gwisdek

Votes: 42

36. The Elusive Pimpernel (1919)

Adventure, Drama

A fop is forced to confess to spying to save his wife from the guillotine.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Cecil Humphreys, Marie Blanche, Norman Page, A.C. Fotheringham-Lysons

Votes: 8

38. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 23,358 | Gross: $21.21M

39. Captain of the Guard (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A captain of the king's guards secretly works for the rebels.

Directors: John S. Robertson, Pál Fejös | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Boles, Sam De Grasse, James A. Marcus

Votes: 20

41. The Black Tulip (1964)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Dawn Addams, Adolfo Marsillach

Votes: 1,923

42. Don't Lose Your Head (1967)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,335

43. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 1,051

44. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 5,313

45. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham

Votes: 427