Period films arranged by date of setting

I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them by the date they were set in.

Spotlight is the one set closest to the present. Any films following that have been added but not yet arranged.

Please recommend any films I have missed, especially ones set apart from Europe and America!

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  • Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile

    1

  • Tut

    2

  • The Ten Commandments

    3

  • Helen of Troy

    4

  • Iphigenia

    5

  • Troy

    6

  • Electra

    7

  • Helen of Troy

    8

  • The Persians

    9

  • One Night with the King

    10

  • Battle of the Warriors

    11

  • Alexander

    12

  • Wheat

    13

  • Hero

    14

  • The Emperor and the Assassin

    15

  • Red Cliff

    16

  • White Vengeance

    17

  • Young Aphrodites

    18

  • Cleopatra

    19

  • Cleopatra

    20

  • Julius Caesar

    21

  • The Nativity Story

    22

  • The Dovekeepers

    23

  • Pompeii

    24

  • Pompeii

    25

  • The Fight for Rome

    26

  • An Empress and the Warriors

    27

  • Agora

    28

  • King Arthur

    29

  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

    30

  • Beowulf & Grendel

    31

  • Tristan & Isolde

    32

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    33

  • Teodora, Slave Empress

    34

  • Sword of the Conqueror

    35

  • Goliath and the Barbarians

    36

  • Xuan Zang

    37

  • The Message

    38

  • Lady of the Dynasty

    39

  • Warriors of Heaven and Earth

    40

  • Charlemagne

    41

  • Roland the Mighty

    42

  • The Assassin

    43

  • Attack of the Normans

    44

  • The Vikings

    45

  • Alfred the Great

    46

  • When the Raven Flies

    47

  • Pope Joan

    48

  • Pope Joan

    49

  • House of Flying Daggers

    50

  • A Viking Saga: Son of Thor

    51

  • The Conquest

    52

  • The Viking

    53

  • The Castilian

    54

  • Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli

    55

  • The White Viking

    56

  • The Viking Sagas

    57

  • Pathfinder

    58

  • The 13th Warrior

    59

  • The Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma

    60

  • Lady Godiva of Coventry

    61

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    62

  • In the Shadow of the Raven

    63

  • Macbeth

    64

  • Valhalla Rising

    65

  • El Cid

    66

  • La Gerusalemme liberata

    67

  • The Crusaders

    68

  • Hagbard and Signe

    69

  • L'annonce faite à Marie

    70

  • Royal Deceit

    71

  • Barbarossa

    72

  • The Pillars of the Earth

    73

  • Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    74

  • Becket

    75

  • Gate of Hell

    76

  • The Lion in Winter

    77

  • The Lion in Winter

    78

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    79

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    80

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    81

  • Ivanhoe

    82

  • Ivanhoe

    83

  • Robin Hood

    84

  • Soldier of God

    85

  • Gates to Paradise

    86

  • The Valley of the Bees

    87

  • Marco Polo

    88

  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon

    89

  • The Life and Death of King John

    90

  • Francesco

    91

  • Robin and Marian

    92

  • Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

    93

  • Francis of Assisi

    94

  • Ironclad

    95

  • Alexander Nevsky

    96

  • The Virgin Spring

    97

  • Kristin Lavransdatter

    98

  • Second Sight

    99

  • The Throne

    100