Films Set i’the c17

Some of the following are more historically accurate than others, but I suppose it’s more about entertainment than authenticity. I include affiliate links to Amazon in my reviews and other posts. Those links will take the reader to and I do receive a small percentage of each purchase. Before you buy, do check to make sure you are buying the dvd that works for your part of the world (PAL, NTSC, etc) in order to avoid disappointment.

Films and television series

1612 (2011): starring Pyotr Kislov, Artur Smolyaninov, Michal Zebrowski.

A Field in England (2013): starring Julian Barratt.
A Little Chaos (2015): Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts. Read the SCL Review.
Admiral: Command and Conquer (2015): starring Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer.
Against All Flags (1952): starring Errol Flynn and Maureen O’Hara.
Angelique (1964): starring Michele Mercier, Jean Rochefort, Robert Hossein.
Angelique (2013): starring Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley.

Bathory: Countess of Blood (2011): starring Anna Friel and Hans Matheson.
Battle of Vienna
 (2012): starring F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso, Alicja Bachleda.
Black Corsair, The (1976): starring Mel Ferrer and Kabir Bedi.
Black Field (2009): starring Sofia Georgovassili, Hristos Passalis, Despina Bebedelli.
By the Sword Divided (1983): starring Julian Glover.

Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006): starring Viggo Mortensen.
Captain Blood (1935): starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland.
Caravaggio (1986): starring Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Mark Tildesley, Michael Gough.
Charles II: The Power and the Passion starring Rufus Sewell
Countess, The (2009): starring Julie Delpy and William Hurt.
Cromwell (1970): starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness.
The Crucible (1996): starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990): starring Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Perez, Anne Brochet.

Day of Wrath (1943): starring Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam.
D’Artagnan’s Daughter (1994): starring Sophie Marceau.
The Devils (1971): starring Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed.
The Devil’s Whore (2008): starring Andrea Riseborough, Michael Fassbender. Read the SCL review.
The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982): starring Anthony Higgins.
Don Juan (1998): starring Emmanuelle Béart and Penélope Cruz.
Don Quixote (2001): starring John Lithgow and Amelia Warner.

El Greco (2007): starring Nick Ashdon.

The First Churchills (1967) starring John Neville.
Forever Amber (1947): starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde.
The Four Musketeers (1974): starring Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed.
Frenchman’s Creek (1944): starring Joan Fontaine and Basil Rathbone.
Frenchman’s Creek (1998): starring Tara Fitzgerald.

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003): Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy.
The Great Fire (2014): starring Andrew Buchan, Jack Huston, Rose Leslie, and Charles Dance.
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot (2004): Robert Carlyle, Michael Fassbender, Clemence Poesy.

Harakiri (1962): starring Tatsuya Nakadai.
Hara-Kiri – Death of a Samarai: starring Koji Yakusho.
Henry Purcell – England, My England (1995): starring Simon Callow and Michael Ball.

I, Worst of All (1990): starring Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio.

The King's Whore

The King’s Whore

King’s Whore, The (1990): starring Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino. Read the SCL review.

L’allée du Roi: starring Dominique Blanc, Didier Sandre.
La Femme Musketeer (2004): starring Natassja Kinski and Michael York.
Le Bossu (1997): starring Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez.
Le Roi Danse (2000): starring Benoît Magimel and Boris Terral.
Lorna Doone (1976): starring Emily Richards.
Lorna Doone (1992): starring Sean Bean, Clive Owen, and Polly Walker.
Lorna Doone (2000): starring Amelia Warner, Aiden Gillen.

Lorna Doone (2000)

Lorna Doone (2000)

Man of La Mancha (1972): starring Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren.
Marquise (1997): starring Sophie Marceau.
Moliere (2007): starring Romain Duris, Laura Morante, and Fabrice Luchini.
Morgan, The Pirate (1960).
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961): starring Lucyna Winnicka.
Musketeers, The (2014): starring Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Peter Capaldi.

New Worlds (2014): starring Jamie Dornan and Jeremy Northam.
Nightwatching (2007): starring Martin Freeman and Jodhi May.

Pilgrim’s Progress (1978): starring Peter Thomas, Liam Neeson.
Pirates of Tortuga (1961): starring Ken Scott.
Plymouth Adventure (1952): starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney.
Pocahontas (1996): featuring voices by Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, Christian Bale.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (2001).

Queen Christina (1933): starring Greta Garbo, John Gilbert.

Rembrandt (1936): starring Charles Laughton.
Restoration (1995): starring Robert Downey Jr, Sam Neill, Meg Ryan.
Rise of Louis XIV, The (1966).

Salem (2014-): starring Tamzin Merchant.
The Scarlet Blade (1963): starring Oliver Reed.
Scarlet Letter, The (1994): starring Gary Oldman and Demi Moore.
Serpent’s Kiss, The (1997): starring Ewan McGregor, Greta Scaachi, Richard E. Grant.
Shogun (1980): starring Richard Chamberlain.
Stage Beauty (2004): starring Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Rupert Everett, and Hugh Bonneville.

Stage Beauty

Stage Beauty

The Iron Mask (1928): starring Douglas Fairbanks.
The Lady and the Highwayman (1989): starring Hugh Grant, Emma Samms, Oliver Reed. Read the SCL review.
The Libertine (2004): starring Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton, & Rosamund Pike.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998): starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich.

The Man in the Iron Mask (1976): starring Richard Chamberlain and Jenny Agutter.
The Moonraker (1958): starring George Baker, Sylvia Syms, Marius Goring.
The Musketeer (2001): starring Justin Chambers, Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari.

The New World (2005): starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer.

The Three Musketeers (1939): starring Don Ameche.
The Three Musketeers (1948): starring Gene Kelly, Lana Turner, and Angela Lansbury.
The Three Musketeers (1973): starring Richard Chamberlain, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed.
The Three Musketeers (1993): starring Kiefer Sutherland, Tim Curry, and Chris O’Donnell.
The Three Musketeers (2011): starring Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom, Matthew MacFadyen.
Three Musketeers (1966): starring Brian Blessed and Jeremy Brett.
To Kill a King (2003): starring Dougray Scott, Tim Roth, Rupert Everett.
Tous les Matins du Monde (1991): starring Guillaume Depardieu, Anne Brochet.

Vatel (2000): starring Uma Thurman, Gerard Depardieu, and Julian Sands.

Winstanley (1976): starring Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins.
Wicked Lady, The (1945): starring Margaret Lockwood and James Mason.
Witchfinder General (1968): starring Vincent Price.

17th-century plays and operas

Cadmus & Hermione, tragédie lyrique de Lully et Quinault (2008). Le Poème Harmonique.
Il Sant’ Alessio by Stefano Landi (2008): Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Damien Guillon, Xavier Sabata, William Christie.
L’Incoronazione Di Poppea by Monteverdi (2012): William Christie/Philippe Jaroussky/Danielle De Niese/Anna Bonitatibus/Max Emanuel Cencic/Les Arts Florissants.
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
(2011). Comédie Ballet de Molière. Musique de Jean-Baptiste Lully / Le Poème Harmonique, dir. Vincent Dumestre

Documentaries/History programmes

Brother Against Brother: The English Civil War (2007)
Discover the Great Masters of Art – Caravaggio (2011)
The English Civil War – A People Divided (2002)
Tim’s Vermeer
Vermeer and Music
Versailles, le Reve d’un Roi

Still from the beautiful film “Moliere.”