Renaissance / Elizabethan Era Films

Next in the series of period dramas sorted by era, we go back to the Renaissance (1400-1600). These films include the Tudors, especially the renowned reigns of Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth, the exploration by Christopher Columbus and of course, the works of Shakespeare! (Although, whether or not Shakespeare is in fact the legitimate author is up for debate in Anonymous, due out this fall.)

Which of these Renaissance dramas have you seen?

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Eras of Elegance

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
A Man for All Seasons (1966, 1988)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Anne of a Thousand Days (1969)
Anonymous (2011)
As You Like It (2006)
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett)
Elizabeth I (Helen Mirren)
Elizabeth R (Glenda Jackson)
Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen (Anne-Marie Duff)
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branaugh, Mel Gibson, David Tennant)
Henry V (1989)
Henry VIII (2003- Ray Winstone)
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (Keith Mitchell)
King Lear
Lady Jane (1986)
Looking for Richard (1996)
Luther (2003)
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Mill and the Cross (2011)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Nostradamus (1994)
Othello (1995)
Princes in the Tower (2005)
Princess de Montpensier (2010)
Richard III (Laurence Olivier, Ian McKellan)
Romeo and Juliet (Leonard Whiting & Olivia Hussey)
Romeo and Juliet (Leo Dicaprio & Claire Danes)
Romeo and Juliet (Jonathan Firth & Geraldine Sommerville)
Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead (1990)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
The Fountain (2006)
The Golden Age (2007)
The Merchant of Venice
The New World (2005)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 -Natasha McElhone, Jodhi May)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2007 - Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johannson)
The Prince and the Pauper (2000)
The Sword and the Rose (1953)
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
The Tudors (2007-2010)
Twelfth Night (1996)
Young Bess (1953)

1 comment:

  1. I know that Shakespeare's plays were written during the Renaissance, in the Elizabethan court, but movies like Hamlet (with Mel Gibson), Henry V and Richard III aren't renaissance, but medieval. Shakespeare loved to place his plays, especially the historical ones, in the past.
    Already, with Hamlet (with Kenneth Branagh), Twelfth Nights, Midsummer Night Dreams and As You Like It, pass in the nineteenth century.
    Even Romeo and Juliet (with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes) is situated in the present day, in 1996, not in the Renaissance.
    But I love this site! The period movie collection are really amazing! ;)



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