Foreign Period Dramas

by trueromancer | created - 22 Jun 2016 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

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1. The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,444 | Gross: $0.34M

2. Young Goethe in Love (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Romance

55 Metascore

After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch

Votes: 2,673 | Gross: $0.16M

3. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 42,462 | Gross: $1.55M

4. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 3,028 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Beloved Sisters (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

66 Metascore

The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner

Votes: 1,325 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Mozart's Sister (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,411 | Gross: $0.71M

7. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 7,782 | Gross: $0.07M

8. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 3,331

9. The Last Mistress (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute

Votes: 3,251 | Gross: $0.79M

10. The Broken Crown (2016)

113 min | Drama, History

In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.

Director: Jordi Frades | Stars: Rodolfo Sancho, Irene Escolar, Raúl Mérida, Eusebio Poncela

Votes: 507

11. Mary Queen of Scots (2013)

119 min | Biography, Drama, History

A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.

Director: Thomas Imbach | Stars: Camille Rutherford, Mehdi Dehbi, Sean Biggerstaff, Aneurin Barnard

Votes: 795

12. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 5,035 | Gross: $2.29M

13. Amour Fou (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Jauja (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

77 Metascore

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi

Votes: 3,644

15. Marie Krøyer (2012)

102 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the marriage between the painters Marie and P.S. Krøyer.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Sverrir Gudnason, Lene Maria Christensen

Votes: 1,223

16. A Woman's Life (2016)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life in the 19th-century.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud

Votes: 942 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Dumas (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows "The Three Musketeers", Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his ... See full summary »

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 568

18. Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 2,494 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Royal Exchange (2017)

100 min | Drama, History

In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-... See full summary »

Director: Marc Dugain | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet

Votes: 877

20. Lady J (2018)

TV-14 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Fooled by a notorious libertine, a widow plans her revenge.

Director: Emmanuel Mouret | Stars: Cécile de France, Edouard Baer, Alice Isaaz, Natalia Dontcheva

Votes: 1,891

21. Curiosa (2019)

107 min | Drama, History

A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th-century authors Pierre Louÿs and Marie de Régnier.

Director: Lou Jeunet | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camélia Jordana

Votes: 782

22. A Fortunate Man (2018)

TV-14 | 162 min | Drama

In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Benjamin Kitter, Julie Christiansen

Votes: 3,571

23. Casanova, Last Love (2019)

98 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the eighteenth century, Casanova, known for his taste for fun and play, arrived in London after having to go into exile. In this city of which he knows nothing, he meets several times a ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Stacy Martin, Valeria Golino, Julia Roy

Votes: 202



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