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Gods of Egypt 2016 3200 BC A fantasy action film based on the ancient Egyptian deities and story of god Horus (Horus may be shown as a falcon on the Narmer Palette, dating from about the 3300–3200 BC).
The Scorpion King 2002 3200–3000 BC A fantasy action film based on historical king of the Protodynastic Period of Egypt, King Scorpion.
The Pharaohs’ Woman 1960 3100 BC A beautiful girl and a young physician fall in love in the midst of a family, and power struggle between rival princes of Upper and Lower Egypt. Set shortly after the unification of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt by the First Dynasty of Egypt.
Land of the Pharaohs 1956 2589–2566 BC Based on the reign of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), a member of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt.
Cleopatra’s Daughter 1960 2589–2566 BC Based on the reign of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), a member of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt.
Sudan 1945 2558–2532 BC Set during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre (Chephren), a member of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt.
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior 2008 2334–2284 BC/ 1792 – c. 1750 BC A fictional story about Mathayus who aims to avenge the death of his father at the hand of Sargon, now king of Akkad. In this movie appear a fictional version of king Hammurabi of Babylon.
The Bible: In the Beginning… 1966 approx. 3761 BCE – 1644 BCE (according to the Hebrew Calendar) It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book of Genesis, covering the stories from Adam and Eve to the binding of Isaac.
Sodom and Gomorrah 1962 2100 BC An epic film which is loosely based on the tale of the cities Sodom and Gomorrah in the Book of Genesis.
Abraham 1993 2100–2000 BC A television film based on the life of the patriarch Abraham.
The Bible 2013 2100 BC – 67 AD Television miniseries based on the Bible, starting with Abraham.
Mohenjo Daro 2016 2016 BC Filmset in 2016 BC, in the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro. The historical city was one of the largest settlements of the Indus Valley Civilisation, and one of the world’s earliest major cities.
Jacob 1994 2000 BC (according to the Hebrew calendar) A German/Italian/American television film based on the novel Giacobbe by Francesco Maria Nappi. The novel is in turn based on the depiction of the patriarch Jacob in the Book of Genesis.
Slave of Dreams 1995 1901–1850 BC Set in Ancient Egypt and based on the story of Joseph, a Vizier depicted in the Book of Genesis. The era of the film’s setting corresponds to the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt.
Joseph 1995 1901–1850 BC Set in Ancient Egypt and based on the story of Joseph, a Vizier depicted in the Book of Genesis. The era of the film’s setting corresponds to the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt.
The Red Tent 2014 1700–1750 BC Miniseries set in The Holy Land during the time of the Old Testament patriarchs of the Book of Genesis. Dinah, the only daughter of Leah and Jacob, chronicles her story from youth through adulthood.
Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend 2011 1600 BC Docudrama which depicts a re-enactment of the events surrounding the Minoan eruption, a major catastrophic volcanic eruption in the island of Thera (modern Santorini). The historical eruption devastated the island, and communities and agricultural areas on nearby islands and Crete. The event is thought to be connected to a decline and eventual downfall for the Minoan civilization, an incident believed to have inspired the legend of Atlantis.
Atlantis 2013–2015 1600 BC Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.
Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile 1961 1370–1330 BC Set in Ancient Egypt; loosely based on the life of NefertitiGreat Royal Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were members of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, and were ruling figures of the Amarna Period.
The Egyptian 1954 1350 BC Based on the novel  The Egyptian  by Mika Waltari, who adapted the Story of Sinuhe. The film mentions the pharaoh Akhenaten, the Hittite Empire, and iron technology.
Tut 2015 1332–1323 BC The three-part miniseries is based on the life of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, a member of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
Jason and the Argonauts 1963 1300 BC The story of Jason and Argonauts, a band of heroes in Greek mythology, who in the years before the Trojan War (around 1300 BC) accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece.
The Ten Commandments 1956 1290–1213 BC Set in Ancient Egypt, during the reign of Ramesses II, a member of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. The film is based on the founding narrative of the Exodus, as depicted in the books of ExodusLeviticusNumbers, and Deuteronomy.
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014 1290–1213 BC Set in Ancient Egypt, during the reign of Ramesses II, a member of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. The film is based on the founding narrative of the Exodus, as depicted in the books of ExodusLeviticusNumbers, and Deuteronomy.
The Prince of Egypt 1998 1290–1213 BC Set in Ancient Egypt, during the reign of Ramesses II, a member of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. The film is based on the founding narrative of the Exodus, as depicted in the books of ExodusLeviticusNumbers, and Deuteronomy.
Immortals 2011 1228 BC Loosely based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy.
Iphigenia 1977 1200–1150 BC Set in the port town of AulisGreece immediately before the Greek expeditionary force set sails to attack Troy. Due to unfavorable weather conditions, king Agamemnon of Mycenae offers his daughter Iphigenia as a human sacrifice to the goddess Artemis. The film is based on the theatrical play  Iphigenia in Aulis  by Euripides.
Helen of Troy 1956 1200–1150 BC Set in western Anatolia during the Trojan War, largery based on the epic poems  Iliad  and  Odyssey  by Homer.
Helen of Troy 2003 1200–1150 BC TV miniseries set in western Anatolia during the Trojan War, loosely based on the epic poem  Iliad  by Homer.
Troy 2004 1200–1150 BC Set in western Anatolia during the Trojan War, loosely based on the epic poem  Iliad  by Homer.
Troy: Fall of a City 2018 1200–1150 BC Miniseries that tells the story of the 10-year siege of Troy.
The Fury of Achilles 1962 1200–1150 BC Set in western Anatolia in the 9th year of the Trojan War, based on the epic poem  Iliad  by Homer. King Agamemnon of Mycenae has lost his slave concubine Chryseis, and demands Briseis as a replacement concubine. Briseis is the slave concubine of Achilles, the leader of the Myrmidons, and Achilles feels insulted due to having to give her up to his superior. In retaliation, Achilles refuses to fight or lead his troops alongside the other Greek forces. The Trojans temporarily start gaining an advantage in the ongoing war.
The Trojan Horse 1961 1200–1150 BC Set in western Anatolia in the 10th and final year of the Trojan War.
The Trojan Women 1971 1200–1150 BC Set in the immediate aftermath of the Trojan War, based on the theatrical play  The Trojan Women  by Euripides. The city of Troy has been sacked and the victors of the war are taking decisions on the fates of surviving captives. The film focuses on the fates of female captives HecubaAndromacheCassandra, and Helen of Sparta. Meanwhile, Astyanax, the underage heir to the Trojan throne and relative of all four women, is scheduled for execution.
The Avenger 1962 1200–1150 BC Aeneas struggles to establish a new home-land in the Italian Peninsula for his fellow survivors of the Trojan War. The film is based on the epic poem  Aeneid  by Virgil, which depicts Aeneas and his Trojan colonists as ancestor of the Romans.
Electra 1962 1200–1150 BC Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War in Mycenae, based on the theatrical play  Electra  by Euripides and the traditional accounts of conflicts within the family of the Atreidai. Agamemnon, King of Mycenae returned victorious from the Trojan War, but was assassinated by his own wife Clytemnestra and by his first cousin Aegisthus (who served as Clytemnestra’s lover and a rival claimant to the throne). Years, later Electra (the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra) seeks revenge for her father’s murder, by plotting the assassinations of both her mother and her stepfather.
Ulysses 1954 1200–1150 BC Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, based on the epic poem  Odyssey  by Homer. It depicts the ten-year struggle of war veteran Odysseus to return home to the island of Ithaca following the war.
The Odyssey 1968 1200–1150 BC Based on the epic poem  Odyssey  by Homer.
The Odyssey 1997 1200–1150 BC Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, based on the epic poem  Odyssey  by Homer. It depicts the ten-year struggle of war veteran Odysseus to return home to the island of Ithaca following the war.
Samson and Delilah 1949 1118–1078 BC A romantic biblical drama film which depicts the story of Samson, a strongman whose secret lies in his uncut hair, and his love for Delilah, the woman who seduces him. Samson and Delilah are characters in the Book of Judges, where Samson is depicted as the last of the Biblical judges in its narrative, and Delilah as a woman of Nahal Sorek who was bribed by the lords of the Philistines to learn his secrets.
Samson 2018 1118–1078 BC Samson is a 2018 Biblical drama film directed by Bruce Macdonald and inspired by the story of Samson in the Book of Judges.
Pharaoh 1966 1069 BC Set in Ancient Egypt during the reign of a fictitious king “Ramses XIII” (there were only 11 kings by that name). The film is based on the novel Pharaoh by Bolesław Prus, and depicts the final years of the historical Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt. Ramses XIII rises to the throne when still in his 20s, following the deaths of his father, and the incapacitating illnesses and (one suicide) of a number of older brothers. Egypt is in decline due to a combination of internal and external threats, and Ramses is pushing for necessary reforms but his efforts are resisted by the powerful, bureaucratic priesthood. Ramses dies young, before accomplishing his goals. His political rival “Herhor” (the historical Herihor) succeeds him on the throne and attempts some of the same reforms, but still fails to rescue Egypt from its decline.
King David 1985 1040–970 BC Set in the Southern Levant, it depicts the life and reign of DavidKings of Israel. Based on the Books of Samuel. David is the supposed founder of the House of David (Davidic line).
A Story of David 1960 1040–970 BC Set in the Southern Levant, it depicts the complex relationship between SaulKings of Israel and his son-in-law and eventual successor David. Based on the Books of Samuel, where Saul is depicted as the founder of the Kingdom of Israel.
David and Goliath 1960 1040–970 BC Set in the Southern Levant, focused on the conflict between rival kings Saul and Asrod, and their representatives in champion warfareDavid and Goliath of Gath. Based on the Books of Samuel, which depict Achish as a king of Gath who was in conflict with Saul and recruited David to serve in his army.
David and Bathsheba 1951 1040–970 BC Set in the Southern Levant, during the reign of DavidKings of Israel. David is married to Michal, daughter of his predecessor Saul. David has an extramarital affair with Bathsheba, wife of the soldier Uriah the Hittite. Uriah is one of David’s Mighty Warriors (a group of soldiers personally loyal to David), but David arranges for Uriah to be killed in battle and then claims Bathsheba as his new wife. Based on the Books of Samuel.
Solomon and Sheba 1959 1011–931 BC Set in the Southern Levant, during the reign of SolomonKings of Israel. Solomon forms a political alliance with the Queen of Sheba, becomes a lover of his new ally, and introduces pagan rituals in his kingdom. His exiled half-brother Adonijah offers his military services to Ancient Egypt and leads an Egyptian army in an invasion of Kingdom of Israel. The events of the film are loosely based on narratives from the Books of Kings and the Books of Chronicles. The Books of Kings depict Adonijah and Solomon as sons of David and rival claimants to the throne of Israel, but do not feature Adonijah as loyal to Egypt. Instead, Solomon himself is traditionally depicted as an ally of Egypt and as husband of a Pharaoh’s daughter.
Sins of Jezebel 1953 874–853 BC Set in the Southern Levant, during the reign of AhabKings of Israel. The film depicts the reign of the Omrides, based on Books of Kings and the Books of Chronicles. Jezebel, Ahab’s queen comsort, is depicted as having an extramarital affair with the military commander Jehu. This contradicts the traditional narrative, where Jezebel never has extramarital affairs and where she is assassinated by Jehu during the coup d’état which elevated him to the throne.
I Am Semiramis 1963 810 BC Set in the Neo-Assyrian Empire, during the reign of semi-legendary queen Semiramis. The legends are in part based on the historical Shammuramat, queen consort of Shamshi-Adad V and regent for her son Adad-nirari III.
King Lear  (many adaptations) 1905– 800 BC Celtic Britain
Romulus 2020– 800 BC Set in the 8th century BC, narrates the events preceding the founding of Rome.
Duel of the Titans 1961 753 BC Based on the story of Romulus and Remus, and the founding of the city of Rome and the Roman Kingdom.
The First King: Birth of an Empire 2019 753 BC Set in the 8th century BC, it is about the shepherd brothers Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome.
Romulus and the Sabines 1961 750 BC Based on the Rape of the Sabine Women, an origin myth for the Roman Kingdom. Shortly after the founding of the kingdom and the start of the reign of Romulus, Rome still lacks a female population and its residents can not reproduce. Romulus organizes bride kidnappings from neighboring people, primarily targeting the Sabines. This leads to a war between the Roman and Sabines, and the eventual assimilation of the Sabines by the Romans.
The Rape of the Sabine Women 1962 750 BC Adaptation of the Roman foundation myth about the abduction of Sabine women by the Romans shortly after the foundation of the city of Rome.
Duel of Champions 1961 650 BC Based on the Roman legend of the Horatii, set in the reign of Tullus Hostilius. The Roman Kingdom is at war with the city of Alba Longa and the outcome will by decided by champion warfare. Rome sends three brothers from gens Horatia and Alba Longa sends three brothers from gens Curiatia gens. Publius Horatius emerges as the sole survivor of the combat, and Alba Longa is annexed by the Roman Kingdom.
War Gods of Babylon 1962 627 BC Set in the Neo-Assyrian Empire; focusing largely on Sardanapalus (probably the Greek name for Ashurbanipal, but anachronistically including Zoroaster (11th–10th century BC) and Hammurabi (1792–1750 BC).
The Book of Daniel 2013 605 BC In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel.
Queen of Babylon 1954 600 BC Set in the Neo-Babylonian Empire, depicts Semiramis as a Babylonian queen.
Tomyris 2019 600 – 530 BC The film is based on the story of Herodotus about the death of the Persian King Cyrus the Great during the war with Massagetae, which was commanded by the queen Tomiris.
The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules 1963 539 BC A fictionalized account of the downfall of the Neo-Babylonian Empire and its conquest by the Achaemenid Empire under the Cyrus the Great. The cruel Balthazar (Belshazzar) has usurped the Babylonian throne and rules through state terrorism. He systematically offers young women as human sacrifice to his gods. Nippur, a descendant of former king Sargon II, fails to stop the usurper on his own. His life is saved by Zairus (Cyrus the Great) and he agrees to help the Persian king in his campaign to conquer Babylon. The historical Belshazzar was a son of king Nabonidus and served as a regent in his father’s absence, but never became a king in his own right. During Cyrus’ conquest, Nabonidus was captured and his life apparently spared, but Belshazzar may have died during the fall of the city.[1]
Hero of Rome 1964 509 BC The story combines the Roman legends of Gaius Mucius Scaevola and the expulsion of king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus. In the film, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus has already been deposed, and the Roman Kingdom has been replaced by a Roman RepublicLars Porsena, King of Clusium wages war against the Republic in an attempt to restore his ally Tarquinius to the throne. The Roman Senate offers the military leadership to Gaius Mucius Scaevola, a recently released prisoner of war whose right hand is permanently disabled. Scaevola trains himself to fight with his left hand, and leads his troops to victory against Lars Porsena.
Coriolanus: Hero without a Country 1964 493 BC The Roman legend of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. Coriolanus is a Roman general who distinguishes himself in a war between the Roman Republic and the Volsci. When the aristocratic Coriolanus proposes political reforms which will severely reduce the rights of the plebs, most of the Romans turn against him and he is exiled. The vengeful Coriolanus offers his military services to the Volsci, and leads an invasion army against Rome. Coriolanus refuses requests for a peaceful resolution by his former countrymen, but changes his mind when the Romans send his own mother and his wife as their representatives.
The Giant of Marathon 1959 490 BC Greece: Battle of Marathon
Esther and the King 1960 486–482 BC the biblical story of Esther
One Night with the King 2006 486–482 BC the biblical story of Esther set in the Achaemenid Empire
The 300 Spartans 1961 480 BC Greece: Battle of Thermopylae
300 2007 480 BC Greece: Battle of Thermopylae
300: Rise of an Empire 2014 480 BC Greece: Battle of Salamis
Socrates 1971 399 BC A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 5th century BC Athens.
Damon and Pythias 1961 400 BC Syracuse, Sicily
Brennus, Enemy of Rome 1963 387 BC the Gallic sack of Rome
Hercules 2014 358 BC An American action fantasy adventure film based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which presents a realistic and more human version of Hercules.
Alexander the Great 1956 356–323 BC Ancient kingdom of Macedonia and Persia
Alexander 2004 356–323 BC Ancient kingdom of Macedonia and Persia
The Cleopatras 1983 305–30 BC Egypt – The entire Ptolemaic dynasty
The Colossus of Rhodes 1961 280 BC Fictional account of the island of Rhodes during its Classical period in the late third century before coming under Roman control
Revak the Rebel 1960 218 BC Iberian Peninsula immediately before the Second Punic War
Cabiria 1914 (silent) 218–202 BC during the Second Punic War
Jupiter’s Darling 1955 218–202 BC during the Second Punic War
Hannibal 1959 218–202 BC during the Second Punic War
Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare 2006 218–202 BC during the Second Punic War
Barbarians Rising 2016 218 BC–455 AD From the Second Punic War to the Sack of Rome (455). History channel Docu-drama.
Siege of Syracuse 1960 214–212 BC the Roman Siege of Syracuse during the Second Punic War
Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal 1937 202 BC Battle of Zama which ended the Second Punic War
Scipio the African 1971 185 BC About the later life of Scipio.
Carthage in Flames 1960 149–146 BC Depicts the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.
The Centurion 1961 146 BC Battle of Corinth between Rome and the Achaean League
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 2006 146 BC–410 AD From Tiberius Gracchus to the Sack of Rome (410). BBC Docu-drama.
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire 2008 113 BC–476 AD From the cimbrian war to the last Western Roman emperor. History channel Docu-drama.
Julius Caesar 2002 100–44 BC a bio-pic of Julius Caesar, not the Shakespeare play about his death and the aftermath
Roman Empire 2016–2019 81 BC–192 AD Anthology docudrama series based on events in Rome, highlighting dictator Julius Caesar, and the emperors Caligula and Commodus
Burebista 1980 82–44 BC The reign of King Burebista of Dacia(modern day Romania)
Julius Caesar Against the Pirates 1962 75 BC loosely based on actual events from the early life of Julius Caesar.
Sins of Rome 1953 73–71 BC the Third Servile War in Rome
Spartacus 1960 73–71 BC the Third Servile War in Rome
Spartacus 2004 73–71 BC the Third Servile War in Rome
Spartacus 2010–2013 73–71 BC the Third Servile War in Rome
Caesar the Conqueror 1962 58–50 BC Julius Caesar leads the Roman army to battle against rebels in Gaul.
Druids 2001 58–51 BC the struggle between Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix in the Gallic Wars
Giants of Rome 1964 52 BC The film involves a group of soldiers infiltrating the enemy’s stronghold to locate and destroy a secret weapon prior to the Battle of Alesia.
Rome 2005–2007 52–30 BC from the end of the Gallic Wars to the death of Mark Antony and the beginning of the Principate
Imperium: Augustus 2003 49 BC–14 AD Rome – the life of Augustus, the first emperor
The Slave 1962 48 BC Unofficial sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 film Spartacus
A Queen for Caesar 1962 48 BC Egypt leading up to the arrival of Julius Caesar
Caesar and Cleopatra 1945 48–47 BC Egypt during the stay of Julius Caesar
Cleopatra 1917 48–30 BC Egypt and Rome – follows her relationships first with Julius Caesar and then with Mark Antony
Cleopatra 1934 48–30 BC Egypt and Rome – follows her relationships first with Julius Caesar and then with Mark Antony
Cleopatra 1963 48–30 BC Egypt and Rome – follows her relationships first with Julius Caesar and then with Mark Antony
Cleopatra 1999 48–30 BC Egypt and Rome – follows her relationships first with Julius Caesar and then with Mark Antony
Julius Caesar  (many adaptations) 1908- 44–42 BC Shakespeare‘s play about the death and aftermath of this famous dictator
Antony and Cleopatra  (many adaptations) 1908- 44–30 BC Shakespeare‘s play about the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Serpent of the Nile 1953 44–30 BC Tells the story of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and her relationship with the Roman general Mark Anthony from just after the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Empire 2005 44 BC Covers the struggle of a young Octavius to become the first emperor of Rome.
Domina 2021 43–22 BC The life and rise of Livia Drusilla, the powerful wife of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar.
The Cantabrians 1980 29 BC About the Cantabrian Wars during the final stage of the two-century long Roman conquest of Hispania.
The Caesars 1967 27 BC–68 AD Rome – the Julio-Claudian dynasty
I, Claudius 1976 12 BC–54 AD Rome – the reigns and family life of the Julio-Claudians
The Nativity Story 2006 4 BC Judea – The Biblical account of the nativity of Jesus, following the story of Mary and Joseph until the birth of Jesus occurs.
King of Kings 1961 4 BC to 30–33 AD Judea – Dramatization of the story of Jesus of Nazareth from his birth and ministry to his crucifixion and resurrection.
Jesus of Nazareth 1977 4 BC to 30–33 AD Judea – the life of Jesus Christ
Massacre in the Black Forest 1967 9 AD Germany – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where the Cherusci ambushed and annihilated three Roman legions.
Barbarians 2020 9 AD Series is a fictional account of events during the Roman Empire‘s occupation of Germania, and the resulting rebellion of the Germanic tribes led by Arminius.
Ben-Hur 1959 26–30 AD Based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur 2016 26–30 AD Based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 27–30 AD Judea – the life of Jesus Christ
Pontius Pilate 1962 33 AD Judea – The events surrounding the Passion of Jesus Christ focusing on Pontius Pilate.
The Passion of the Christ 2004 33 AD Judea – The final 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life
Risen 2016 33 AD Judea – Immediately after Jesus’ crucifixion
Barrabas 1961 33–64 Rome – ending reign of Tiberius, the reign of Nero
The Robe 1953 30–36 Rome – ending reign of Tiberius, the beginning of Caligula
Imperium: Saint Peter 2005 33–67 Saint Peter
A.D. The Bible Continues 2015 33–41 Beginning with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and continues with the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts.
The Inquiry 2006 37 Roman province of Judea shortly after the death of Jesus
Caligula 1979 37–41 Rome – the reign of the third emperor
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 41 Ancient Rome – the end Caligula reign
Messalina 1951 41–48 Rome – about the reign of Messalina and Claudius
Messalina 1960 41–48 Rome – about the reign of Messalina and Claudius
Nero 2004 41–68 Rome – spanning the reigns of Claudius and Nero
Britannia 2018 43 Set in AD 43, the series follows the Roman conquest of Britain
St. Thomas 1975 52–72 Rome – low budget Indian film on the missionary work of Thomas the Apostle in India.
Quo Vadis 1951 54–68 Rome during the reign of Nero
Quo Vadis 1985 54–68 Rome during the reign of Nero
Quo Vadis 2001 54–68 Rome during the reign of Nero
The Viking Queen 1967 60 Britain – loosely based on the revolt of Boudica
Boudica 2003 60 Britain – a rebellion shortly after the area had been conquered by Rome
Pompeii 2014 62–79 Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
The Sign of the Cross 1932 64 Persecution of the Christians immediately after the Great Fire of Rome
Masada 1981 72–73 Roman province of Judea during the First Jewish–Roman War
The Last Days of Pompeii 1950 79 Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
The Last Days of Pompeii 1959 79 Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
Pompeii: The Last Day 2003 79 Docu-drama that tells of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24 79 AD
Colosseum: Rome’s Arena of Death 2003 79–80 tells story of Verus, a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.
Dacii 1967 86–87 Dacia (modern Romania) – Domitian’s Dacian War
The Apocalypse 2002 90–96 Rome – Ephesus
Revolt of the Praetorians 1964 96 Rome – the assassination of Domitian
The Column 1968 105–106 the Roman emperor Trajan conquering Dacia
Centurion 2010 117 Roman Britain – the supposed fate of the Ninth Legion
The Eagle 2011 140 Roman Britain – a young Roman man attempts to find out what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion
Androcles and the Lion 1952 161 Rome – Based on the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play of the same name.
The Two Gladiators 1964 180–192 Rome during the reign of Commodus
The Fall of the Roman Empire 1964 180–192 Rome during the reign of Commodus
Gladiator 2000 180–192 Rome – spanning the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus
The Magnificent Gladiator 1964 260–268 Rome during the reign of Gallienus
Sheba and the Gladiator 1959 260–273 Rome and the Palmyrene Empire during the reigns of Aurelian and Zenobia
Sebastiane 1976 288 Rome Low-budget homo-erotic film about Saint Sebastian
Constantine and the Cross 1962 306–312 Rome‘s first Christian emperor from the death of Constantius Chlorus to the Battle of the Milvian Bridge
Katherine of Alexandria 2012 307 Roman province of Egypt shortly before the legalization of Christianity
Fabiola 1949 312 Rome early in the reign of Constantine I
The Fall of Rome 1963 337 Rome based on the persecution of Christians after the death of Emperor Constantine
Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire 2010 354–430 Roman province of Africa – focusing on the life of Augustine of Hippo, and including the Vandal conquest of Carthage
Agora 2009 360–415 Life and death of scientist/philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and the destruction of the Library.
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend 2000 387–493 Ireland and Roman Britain during the life of Saint Patrick
Roar 1997 400 Ireland – Celtic warriors attempt to repel a fictitious Roman invasion
Hagbard and Signe 1967 5th century Scandinavia during the Germanic Heroic Age
Arthur of the Britons 1972–1973 5th century Britain after the Roman withdrawal
Sign of the Pagan 1954 406–453 Rome – the Huns conquests and the downfall of the Roman Empire
Attila 1954 406–453 Rome – the Hunnic leader up to his retreat from the Po river
Attila 2001 406–453 Rome – the life and death of the famous Hunnic leader
Revenge of the Barbarians 1960 410 the Visigothic sack of Rome
The Voyage Home 2004 415 Rome – loosely based on the 5th-century poem De reditu suo by Rutilius Claudius Namatianus
Die Nibelungen 1924 450 about the Germanic hero Siegfried, his murder, and his widow’s vengeance
Die Nibelungen 1966–1967 450 about the Germanic hero Siegfried, his murder, and his widow’s vengeance
Ring of the Nibelungs 2004 450 about the Germanic hero Siegfried
King Arthur 2004 452–467 the Roman withdrawal from Britain and the Battle of Mount Badon
The Last Legion 2007 476–490 connecting (in heavily fictionalized fashion) the deposition of the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustus by Odoacer with the Battle of Mount Badon
The Mists of Avalon 2001 late 5th – early 6th centuries heavily fictionalized story of King Arthur
Lovespell 1981 6th century Britain and Ireland – adaptation of the Brythonic legend of Tristan and Iseult
Fire and Sword 1982 6th century Britain and Ireland – adaptation of the Brythonic legend of Tristan and Iseult
Tristan & Isolde 2006 6th century Britain and Ireland – adaptation of the Brythonic legend of Tristan and Iseult
Grendel Grendel Grendel 1981 6th century animated film based on the 1971 novel Grendel, retelling the Anglo-Saxon poem from the monster’s perspective
Beowulf & Grendel 2005 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – loose adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf
Grendel 2007 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – very loose adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf
Beowulf 2007 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – loose adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem of Beowulf
Hamlet 1948 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – adaptation of the Shakespeare play based on the Danish legend of Amleth
Hamlet 1964 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – this is a Russian adaptation of the Shakespeare play based on the Danish legend of Amleth
Prince of Jutland 1994 6th century Denmark in the Germanic Heroic Age – legend of Amleth from the Danish Gesta Danorum
Teodora 1921 500–548 Byzantine empress Theodora
Theodora, Slave Empress 1954 500–548 Byzantine empress Theodora
The Last Roman 1968/1969 526–553 the Ostrogoths‘ struggle against the Byzantine emperor Justinian I and his generals Belisarius and Narses – adaption of a novel by Felix Dahn
Sword of the Conqueror 1961 567–572 Alboin and the Lombard invasion of Italy
Goliath and the Barbarians 1959 568 the Lombard invasion of Italy
The Message 1976 570–632 Arabian Peninsula – the life of Muhammad
The Messenger of God 2015 570–632 Arabian Peninsula – the life of Muhammad
Omar 2012 595–644 the life of Omar ibn Al-Khattab, one of the companions of Muhammad
681 AD: The Glory of Khan 1981 632–681 Bulgaria epic about the fall of Old Great Bulgaria and the creation of modern-day Bulgaria; focuses on Kanasubigi Asparuh’s life
Redbad 2018 c.680–719 Frisia a Dutch drama film based on the life of Redbad, King of the Frisians, who is often considered the last independent ruler of Frisia before Frankish domination
Outlander 2008 709 Scandinavia Loosely based on the 9th-century  epic poem   Beowulf , adapted to a science-fiction backstory involving a spaceship crashing in  Iron Age Norway
Charlemagne, le prince à cheval 1993 768–800 France Charlemagne ‘s reign up to his coronation as emperor in 800
Roland the Mighty 1956 778 France Roland , a knight of  Charlemagne ‘s court who was killed at the  Battle of Roncevaux Pass
Erik the Conqueror 1961 786–806 England Two estranged brothers confront each other as rivals when war breaks out between Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and the Vikings.
Vikings 2013– 793–865 Western Europe Series inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France.
An Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God 2003 800 Poland The death of Popiel and the rise of Piast the Wheelwright
The Gaelic King 2017 800 Scotland Tells the story of warrior-king Alpin. When his young brother is captured, Alpin must hunt the kidnappers though a dark forest that hides an ancient evil.
Attack of the Normans 1962 early 9th century England set in England during the  Viking Age  (“Normans” in the title being used in its original continental sense, meaning “Vikings”)
Útlaginn 1981 9th century Iceland Adaptation of the  saga  of Gisli Sursson
Pope Joan 1972 9th–11th century France, Italy Fictitious medieval legend of a woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to the status of Pope in the Middle Ages.
Pope Joan 2009 814–855 France, Italy Fictitious medieval legend of a woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to the status of Pope in the Middle Ages.
The Vikings 1958 860s England highly fictionalized account of the death of  Ragnar Lodbrok  and the subsequent invasion of Northumbria by two of his sons
The Last Kingdom 2015– 866–late 9th century England Viking Age
Alfred the Great 1969 870–899 England Alfred the Great , king of  Wessex  repels the army of Guthrum and begins the  unification of England
A Viking Saga 2008 870s Russia The  Rus  prince  Oleg of Novgorod  defeats Askold and Dir
The Conquest 1996 896 Hungary About the  Magyar  settlement in  Hungary
When the Raven Flies 1984 897 Iceland Set in the  Viking Age
Pathfinder 1987 900 Norway Based on a  Sami  legend
In the Shadow of the Raven 1988 900 Iceland Set in the  Viking Age
White Viking 1991 900 Iceland Set in the  Viking Age
The 13th Warrior 1999 922 Kievan Rus’ blends elements of the historical account of the travels of  Ahmad ibn Fadlan  (AD 922), the legend of  Beowulf  (6th century), and the  Kurosawa  film  Seven Samurai
The Castilian 1963 930–970 Spain Ferdinand Gonzalez : an early hero of the Spanish  Reconquista
Viking 2016 970–1016 Kievan Rus’ Vladimir I of Kiev
Gniazdo 1974 972 Poland about Mieszko I of Poland
The Ceremony of Innocence 1970 978–1016 England a fictionalized version of the reign of Æthelred the Unready
Prince Vladimir 2006 980–1015 Kievan Rus Vladimir I of Kiev
The Long Ships 1964 982–990 Scandinavia, Africa A vagabond Viking adventurer and a Moor both compete to find “The Mother of All Voices”, a legendary golden bell near the Pillars of Hercules.
The Viking Sagas 1995 late 10th, early 11th centuries Iceland Borrows elements from several  Icelandic sagas , most notably Laxdœla saga and Njáls saga
The Viking 1928 1000 Norway, North America Leif Ericson and the expedition to North America
Valhalla Rising 2009 1000 Scandinavia, North America Follows a Norse warrior named One-Eye and a boy as they travel with a band of Christian Crusaders by ship in the hopes of finding the Holy Land.
Severed Ways 2009 1007 North America Two Scandinavians left behind in North America after the settlements made by Leif Ericson were abandoned
El Cid 1961 1040–1099 Spain / Kingdom of Castile Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, an 11th-century Spanish warrior known as El Cid
El Cid 2020–2021 1040–1099 Spain / Kingdom of Castile Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, an 11th-century Spanish warrior known as El Cid
Macbeth 1948 1050s Scotland Scottish king Mac Bethad mac Findlaích
Macbeth 1971 1050s Scotland Scottish king Mac Bethad mac Findlaích
Macbeth 2015 1050s Scotland Scottish king Mac Bethad mac Findlaích
Lady Godiva of Coventry 1955 1050s England an English noble woman who allegedly rode naked through the streets of Coventry in protest of unfair taxation
1066 The Battle for Middle Earth 2009 1066 England During the Norman conquest
William the Conqueror 2015 1066 France William the Conqueror when he is about to embark from Dives-sur-Mer to conquer England in the year 1066
The War Lord 1965 1066–1100 France A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal village where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed.
The Mighty Crusaders 1958 1096–1099 Levant First Crusade
Rytsarskiy roman 2000 1096–1099 Byzantine Empire First Crusade
The Crusaders 2001 1096–1099 Italy and the Levant First Crusade
The Physician 2013 1100 England/Middle East An adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Noah Gordon.
Stealing Heaven 1988 1120 France Peter Abelard and Héloïse
The Pillars of the Earth 2010 1120–1170 England during the civil wars between King Stephen and his cousin Maud
Didgori: Land of Sacrificed Knights 2009 1121 Kingdom of Georgia Battle of Didgori, in which Georgia’s king David IV defeated the Seljuks
Destiny 1997 1126–1198 Spain about Averroes, the 12th-century philosopher from Muslim-controlled Andalusia in Spain whose commentaries would become a staple for subsequent generations of students of Aristotle in Europe
The Devil’s Crown 1978 1154–1216 England During the reigns of Henry IIRichard I and John
Becket 1964 1155–1170 England archbishop Thomas Becket, once a close personal friend of Henry II
The Flame and the Arrow 1950 1155–1190 Northern Italy Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.
Barbarossa 2009 1176 Northern Italy Battle of Legnano
Arn – The Knight Templar 2007 1179–1187 Kingdom of Jerusalem a Swedish knight is sent to Jerusalem as penance while his lover languishes in a convent
Francis of Assisi 1961 1181–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 1181–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
Francesco 1989 1181–1226 Italy Francis of Assisi
The Lion in Winter 1968 1183 England Henry II is in power as his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine plots with their sons
The Lion in Winter 2003 1183 England Henry II is in power as his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine plots with their sons
Kingdom of Heaven 2005 1183–1190 Kingdom of Jerusalem events which led to the Third Crusade (the Battle of Hattin and the Siege of Jerusalem)
Soldier of God 2005 1187 Kingdom of Jerusalem Templar who has survived the Battle of Hattin
Saladin 1963 1187–1192 Levant events leading up to and including the Third Crusade
Arn – The Kingdom at Road’s End 2008 1187–1205 The Levant and Sweden following the Battle of Hattin, the knight returns home to Sweden and participates in the civil wars
The Crusades 1935 1190–1192 Levant About the Third Crusade
Richard the Lion-Hearted 1923 1190 Levant based on Sir Walter Scott‘s The Talisman and set in the Third Crusade
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 1190s England During the life of Richard the Lionheart after his release from captivity in 1194
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 1190s England During the life of Richard the Lionheart after his release from captivity in 1194
Robin Hood 2018 1190s England During the life of Richard the Lionheart
King Richard and the Crusaders 1954 1191 Levant While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard Lionheart battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Saladin.
Ivanhoe 1952 1192 England adaptation of the novel by Sir Walter Scott about the English knight who returns from the Third Crusade to find that his name has been falsely slandered
Ivanhoe 1997 1192 England adaptation of the novel by Sir Walter Scott about the English knight who returns from the Third Crusade to find that his name has been falsely slandered
Mongol 2007 1192–1227 Mongolia A film about the early life of Temüjin, who later came to be known as Genghis Khan
The Conqueror 1956 1192–1227 Mongolia A film about the life of Temüjin, who later came to be known as Genghis Khan
Robin Hood 2010 1199 England from the death of Richard the Lionheart until the early reign of King John
Robin and Marian 1976 1199–1201 England from the death of Richard the Lionheart until the early reign of King John
Valley of the Bees 1968 13th century Kingdom of Bohemia The film follows a young man who’s sent to join Teutonic order by his father.
Diriliş: Ertuğrul 2014 early-to-late 13th century Anatolia 13th century Turkish warrior Ertuğrul agrees to fight the enemies of Seljuk Sultan Ala ad-Din Kay Qubadh I in exchange for land when a good deed endangers his clan. It centers around the life of Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire
Gates to Paradise 1968 1212 France the ill-fated Children’s Crusade
Ironclad 2011 1215 England the siege of Rochester Castle
Eye of the Eagle 1997 1218 Denmark Adventure film about the prince of Denmark stopping a conspiracy to seize the crown
Ironclad: Battle for Blood 2014 1221 England A survivor of the Great Siege of Rochester Castle fights to save his clan from Celtic raiders. A sequel to the 2011 film, Ironclad.
King Danylo – Kingdom Of Swords 2018 1238–1253 Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia King Daniel of Galicia, the first King of Rus’.
Alexander Nevsky 1938 1241 North-eastern Europe Prince Alexander Nevsky and the Battle of the Ice
The Black Rose 1950 mid-to-late 13th century China the fictional exploits of a young Englishman who travells to China, falls in love along the way, and manages to return with a formula for gunpowder
The Adventures of Marco Polo 1938 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 1962 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco the Magnificent 1965 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco 1973 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 1975 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 1982 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 2007 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Marco Polo 2014 1254–1325 China the Italian explorer who traveled to the court of Kublai Khan
Northern Crusades 1972 1260–1273 Prussia the Great Prussian Uprising against the Teutonic Knights during the Northern Crusades
King Mindaugas (Valdžia) 1992 1263 Lithuania Two-part psychological costume drama about the life of Lithuanian king Mindaugas based on a play by Latvian playwright Mārtiņš Zīverts, aired by Lithuania’s national broadcaster.
Knights of the Quest 2001 1271 Europe French knights journey to Greece to retrieve the Shroud of Turin
Les Rois maudits 1972 1285–1328 France the later Capetian dynasty and the arrest of the order of the Knights Templar and the seizure of their wealth by the French crown in 1307
Les Rois maudits 2005 1285–1328 France the later Capetian dynasty and the arrest of the order of the Knights Templar and the seizure of their wealth by the French crown in 1307
Knightfall 2017–2019 1291–1307 France recounts the success, fall, persecution, and suppression of the Knights Templar
Braveheart 1995 1296–1305 Great Britain William Wallace, a Scotsman who fought for Scotland’s independence in the 1290s
The Virgin Spring 1960 late 13th century Sweden adaptation of the 13th century Swedish ballad, Töres döttrar i Wänge
Kristin Lavransdatter 1995 early-to-mid-14th century Norway About a noblewoman with an arranged marriage who falls in love with someone else.
Kings of the Sun 1963 1300s Mexico On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of King Balam
Outlaw King 2018 1304–1307 Scotland Robert the Bruce rebels against Edward I‘s rule over Scotland, thus becoming an “outlaw”, depicts the Battle of Loudoun Hill
The Bruce 1996 1305–1314 Scotland Robert the Bruce, who took over the rebellion against Edward “Longshanks” following the death of William Wallace in 1305
Robert the Bruce 2019 1306–1314 Scotland The story follows Robert the Bruce during the First War of Scottish Independence
Tower of Lust 1955 1314 France Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France
Cathedral of the Sea 2018 1320–1370 Spain – Barcelona The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the city’s trade and military power in the Mediterranean, during the construction of Santa Maria del Mar serving as background to the story.
Anchoress 1993 1325 France An anchorite
Journey to Mecca 2009 1325 Middle-East A dramatised documentary film charting the first real-life journey made by the Islamic scholar Ibn Battuta from his native Morocco to Mecca for the Hajj
The Name of the Rose 1986 1327 Italy set in an Italian monastery
The Name of the Rose 2019 1327 Italy Miniseries set in an Italian monastery. A dispute over the evangelical counsel of poverty between representatives of the Franciscan Order and the Avignon Papacy
World Without End 2012 1327–1361 England A sequel to the 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, set in England during the 1300s
Kazimierz Wielki 1976 1333–1370 Poland Casimir III the Great of Poland
The Decameron 1971 1348 Italy based on the novel Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
Black Death 2010 1348 England During the initial outbreak of the plague
The Seventh Seal 1957 1351 Sweden During the initial outbreak of the plague
Du Guesclin 1948 1354–1380 France Bertrand du Guesclin, a Constable of France in the Hundred Years’ War
A Knight’s Tale 2001 1356 England loose adaptation of The Knight’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer, this tale is partially inspired by the exploits of William Marshall, but set in the 1350s (with mention made to Edward, the Black Prince and the Battle of Poitiers (1356))
A Walk with Love and Death 1969 1358 France near Paris and Meaux Angelica Huston in the turmoil of the Jacquerie
The Dark Avenger 1955 1359 England Edward, the Black Prince
Andrei Rublev 1966 1360–1430 Russia about the life of Andrei Rublev, who was considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of icons and frescoes
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star 1984 1378–1384 England the life and teachings of John Wycliffe, the 14th-century English theologian who is often seen as a fore-runner of the Protestant Reformation
The Reckoning 2003 1380 England A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.
Mircea 1989 1386–1418 Wallachia Mircea the Elder, who repelled the Ottoman Empire during his reign
Boj na Kosovu 1989 1389 SerbiaMontenegro a battle between Medieval Serbia and the Ottoman Empire
Banović Strahinja 1983 1389 Serbia a battle between Medieval Serbia and the Ottoman Empire
The Hollow Crown 2012–2016 1398–1485 England series of films based on Shakespeare‘s plays depicting the lives of Richard II of EnglandHenry IV of EnglandHenry V of EnglandHenry VI of England, and Richard III of England
The Canterbury Tales 1972 late 14th century England Based on the medieval narrative poem The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Last Duel 2021 1390 France Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager.
Tirante el Blanco 2006 15th century France and Constantinople adaptation of the 1490 romance, Tirant lo Blanc, about a French knight in the service of the Byzantine emperor in campaigns against the Ottoman Turks
The Long Hair of Death 1964 15th century Western Europe Horror movie about witchcraft, set in a 15th-century feudal castle and the nearby village.
Jan Hus 1954 1400-1415 Bohemia Biography of church reformer Jan Hus.
John Hus 1977 1400-1415 Bohemia Biography of church reformer Jan Hus.
Jan Hus 2015 1402-1415 Bohemia Biography of church reformer Jan Hus.
12 Paces Without a Head 2009 1401 Baltic Sea medieval German folk-hero Klaus Störtebeker, a pirate captain in the Baltic Sea who was said to have walked 12 paces after being decapitated by officials of the Hanseatic League
The King 2019 1403–1420 England and northern France Henry V of England
Krzyzacy 1960 1406–1410 Central Europe the Battle of Grunwald
Medici 2016–2019 1409–1492 Italy The series follows the Medici family, bankers of the Pope, during Renaissance Florence.
Henry V 1944 1413–1422 England and northern France Henry V of England‘s wars in France
Henry V 1989 1413–1422 England and northern France Henry V of England‘s wars in France
The Whore 2010 1414–1415 Germany A beautiful woman is accused of harlotry, abused and forced to become a whore.
Jan Žižka 1955 1419 Bohemia Hussite reformer Jan Želivský.
Against All 1956 1420 Bohemia Hussite reformation.
Joan of Arc 1948 1429–1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
Saint Joan 1957 1429–1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
Joan of Arc 1999 1429–1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999 1429–1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
Joan the Maiden, Part 1: The Battles, Part 2: The Prisons 1994 1429–1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 1431 England The trial and execution of Joan of Arc
The Silence of Joan 2011 1431 France Joan of Arc, the French heroine of the Hundred Years’ War
Vlad Tepes 1979 1439–1476 Wallachia about prince Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia, who fought to repel the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire throughout his reign
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula 2000 1439–1476 Wallachia about prince Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia, who fought to repel the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire throughout his reign
Rise of Empires: Ottoman 2020 1444–1453 Constantinople the Fall of Constantinople to Mehmed the Conqueror, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ending the Byzantine Empire
The Hour of the Pig 1993 1452 France a public defender in a remote, rural province finds himself expected to defend a pig in a murder trial
Richard III 1955 1452–1485 England Richard III of England
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci 1971 1452–1519 Italy, France The life of the Italian Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519).
Io, Leonardo 2019 1452–1519 Italy, France A journey in Leonardo da Vinci‘s mind.
Leonardo 2021 1452–1519 Italy Leonardo da Vinci accused of the murder of a fictional Caterina da Cremona.
The Conquest of Constantinople 1951 1453 Constantinople the Fall of Constantinople to Mehmed the Conqueror, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ending the Byzantine Empire
Fetih 1453 2012 1453 Constantinople the Fall of Constantinople to Mehmed the Conqueror, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ending the Byzantine Empire
The Black Arrow 1948 1455–1485 England adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel about the Lancastrian hero in the Wars of the Roses
Black Arrow 1985 1455–1485 England adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel about the Lancastrian hero in the Wars of the Roses
The Conclave 2006 1458 Italy depicting this tense, politically charged Papal election
Isabel 2012–2014 1460–1504 Spain Biography about the Queen of CastileIsabella the Catholic.
Tower of London 1939 1462–1483 England during the reign of Edward IV of England
The White Queen 2013 1464 England the House of York and the House of Lancaster, are in violent conflict over the throne[2]
Da Vinci’s Demons 2013–2015 1475–1490 Italy Historical fantasy drama series that presents a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci‘s early life
Maximilian and Marie De Bourgogne 2017 1477–1507 Austria Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Mary of Burgundy
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame  (many adaptations) 1905- 1482 France Victor Hugo’s novel, set in Paris.
Tower of London 1962 1483–1485 England during the reign of Richard III of England
The Shadow of the Tower 1972 1485–1509 England during the reign of Henry VII of England
The White Princess 2017 1485 England Elizabeth of York’s marriage to Henry VII, as well as his early reign
Princes in the Tower 2005 1490s England the trial of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be prince Richard, rightful heir to the throne before his untimely death in the Tower as a child
Christopher Columbus 1949 1492 New World the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus 1985 1492 New World the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery 1992 1492 New World the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
1492: Conquest of Paradise 1992 1492–1506 New World the discovery and conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus
The Borgias 1981 1492–1503 Italy the family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era
Los Borgia 2006 1492–1503 Italy the family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era
Borgia 2011 1492–1503 Italy the family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era
The Borgias 2011 1492–1503 Italy the family life and papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, widely considered to be the epitome of papal corruption of the era
Muhteşem Yüzyıl 2011–2014 1494–1566 Ottoman Empire Based on the life of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent

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