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

  • Julius Caesar

    31

  • Spartacus

    32

  • Cleopatra

    33

  • Cleopatra

    34

  • Julius Caesar

    35

  • Cleopatra's Daughter

    36

  • Augustus: The First Emperor

    37

  • The Nativity Story

    38

  • Ben Hur

    39

  • Risen

    40

  • Boudica

    41

  • The Dovekeepers

    42

  • Pompeii

    43

  • Pompeii

    44

  • The Eagle

    45

  • The Fight for Rome

    46

  • An Empress and the Warriors

    47

  • Agora

    48

  • King Arthur

    49

  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior

    50

  • Beowulf & Grendel

    51

  • Tristan & Isolde

    52

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    53

  • Theodora, Slave Empress

    54

  • Sword of the Conqueror

    55

  • Goliath and the Barbarians

    56

  • Xuan Zang

    57

  • The Message

    58

  • Lady of the Dynasty

    59

  • Princess Yang Kwei Fei

    60

  • Warriors of Heaven and Earth

    61

  • Charlemagne

    62

  • Roland the Mighty

    63

  • The Assassin

    64

  • Attack of the Normans

    65

  • The Vikings

    66

  • Alfred the Great

    67

  • When the Raven Flies

    68

  • Pope Joan

    69

  • Pope Joan

    70

  • House of Flying Daggers

    71

  • A Viking Saga: Son of Thor

    72

  • The Conquest

    73

  • The Viking

    74

  • The Castilian

    75

  • Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli

    76

  • The White Viking

    77

  • The Viking Sagas

    78

  • Pathfinder

    79

  • The 13th Warrior

    80

  • The Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma

    81

  • Lady Godiva of Coventry

    82

  • Macbeth

    83

  • In the Shadow of the Raven

    84

  • Macbeth

    85

  • Valhalla Rising

    86

  • El Cid

    87

  • La Gerusalemme liberata

    88

  • The Crusaders

    89

  • Hagbard and Signe

    90

  • L'annonce faite à Marie

    91

  • Royal Deceit

    92

  • Barbarossa

    93

  • The Pillars of the Earth

    94

  • Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    95

  • Becket

    96

  • Gate of Hell

    97

  • The Lion in Winter

    98

  • The Lion in Winter

    99

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    100