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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  • Land of the Pharaohs

    1

  • Sudan

    2

  • Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile

    3

  • Tut

    4

  • The Ten Commandments

    5

  • The Odyssey

    6

  • Helen of Troy

    7

  • Iphigenia

    8

  • Troy

    9

  • Electra

    10

  • Helen of Troy

    11

  • The Avenger

    12

  • King David

    13

  • King Lear

    14

  • Duel of the Titans

    15

  • Joseph

    16

  • The Queen of Babylon

    17

  • The Persians

    18

  • One Night with the King

    19

  • Damon and Pythias

    20

  • Battle of the Warriors

    21

  • Alexander the Great

    22

  • Alexander

    23

  • Wheat

    24

  • Hero

    25

  • The Emperor and the Assassin

    26

  • Red Cliff

    27

  • White Vengeance

    28

  • Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal

    29

  • Young Aphrodites

    30

  • Spartacus

    31

  • Cleopatra

    32

  • Cleopatra

    33

  • Julius Caesar

    34

  • Cleopatra's Daughter

    35

  • Augustus: The First Emperor

    36

  • The Nativity Story

    37

  • Boudica

    38

  • The Dovekeepers

    39

  • Pompeii

    40

  • Pompeii

    41

  • The Fight for Rome

    42

  • An Empress and the Warriors

    43

  • Agora

    44

  • King Arthur

    45

  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

    46

  • Beowulf & Grendel

    47

  • Tristan & Isolde

    48

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    49

  • Teodora, Slave Empress

    50

  • Sword of the Conqueror

    51

  • Goliath and the Barbarians

    52

  • Xuan Zang

    53

  • The Message

    54

  • Lady of the Dynasty

    55

  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei

    56

  • Warriors of Heaven and Earth

    57

  • Charlemagne

    58

  • Roland the Mighty

    59

  • The Assassin

    60

  • Attack of the Normans

    61

  • The Vikings

    62

  • Alfred the Great

    63

  • When the Raven Flies

    64

  • Pope Joan

    65

  • Pope Joan

    66

  • House of Flying Daggers

    67

  • A Viking Saga: Son of Thor

    68

  • The Conquest

    69

  • The Viking

    70

  • The Castilian

    71

  • Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli

    72

  • The White Viking

    73

  • The Viking Sagas

    74

  • Pathfinder

    75

  • The 13th Warrior

    76

  • The Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma

    77

  • Lady Godiva of Coventry

    78

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    79

  • In the Shadow of the Raven

    80

  • Macbeth

    81

  • Valhalla Rising

    82

  • El Cid

    83

  • La Gerusalemme liberata

    84

  • The Crusaders

    85

  • Hagbard and Signe

    86

  • L'annonce faite à Marie

    87

  • Royal Deceit

    88

  • Barbarossa

    89

  • The Pillars of the Earth

    90

  • Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    91

  • Becket

    92

  • Gate of Hell

    93

  • The Lion in Winter

    94

  • The Lion in Winter

    95

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    96

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    97

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    98

  • Ivanhoe

    99

  • Ivanhoe

    100