What are your favorite historical period based movies do you love?

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
May 31, 2007 8:50pm CST
I'm a great lover and history..a real history buff, and I love to watch movies from another time and place in history. For a few hours one can be transported back into time and history. Here are some of my favorites: Man in the Iron Mask (1998 version) Gladiator The Last Of The Mohicans First Knight Mists Of Avalon The Three Musketeers Troy Cleopatra (Claudette Cobert version..although the newer one wasn't too bad) Gone With The Wind Glory Land of the Pharoahs Braveheart The Patriot Titanic Romeo and Juliet (1969 version) Dangerous Liaisons Rob Roy (uh, no not the drink--LOL) The Horatio Hornblower series Well these are just a few this brain can think of right now...maybe you can think up a few I've forgotten
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I havent seen many but a few of my favs are Titanic Romeo and Juleit Last of the Mohicans Braveheart
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
You like all the ones I do! :)
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• United States
1 Jun 07
i love them too..lemme see if i can remember a few cleopatra (taylor version-only because it's the only one i've seen) braveheart mary reilly elizabeth 1 the gangs of new york the necklace there's more but i can't think of them right now.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Oh--you like Mary Reilly too...not a great film but I love Julia Roberts, and I love John Malkovich.....I went through a Malkovich period...would watch anything he was in, including that hysterical comedy Being John Malkovich
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• United States
1 Jun 07
there was another ripper movie that came out at almost the same time that was better-but i can't remember the name of it.i'll have to ask my brother what it was.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
27 Nov 08
The Elizabeth movies were favs of mine. And though its a miniseries not a movie I like the Tudor series.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Now I had to think on this :) Several of the ones you mentioned I love like "Man in the Iron Mask", "The Three Musketteers" (Several versions of this one), "Braveheart", and "Titanic". Lets seen some others that are very good: Rio Lobo El Dorado The Mask of Zorro Tombstone The Scarlet Pimpernel (with Ian McKellen) Robin Hood Prince of Theives Beckett Lion In Winter Ivanhoe (with Anthony Andrews, Sam Neill) Calamity Jane Oklahoma Cat Ballou I know there are more and I'll think of them later I'm sure but for now that's a good start.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Gee I don't know how I forgot Robin Hood..I love that song at the end by Bryan Adams...oh, Cat Ballou..that was funny...
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Hehe Cat Ballou was unique. Ever see Paint Your Wagon? Now that is a unique western movie if I ever saw one.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Nope unfortunately never saw Paint Your Wagon...that had the same actor in it too as Cat Ballou --didn't it..Lee Marvin??
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• United States
1 Jun 07
History and geography were my worst subjects in school. If historical fiction works I could add A Knight's Tale, Ivanhoe, King Arthur Stories, Robin Hood, Oliver Twist, Huckleberry Finn, Illiad and Odessey, The Robe, QBVII, Sword and the Scalpel, probably more I can't think of right now.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
The Robe was a real classic one--loved that one too
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
1 Jun 07
Hey Pye, yet another great discussion! You are so good at this! I see we share some favourites: Gladiator The Last Of The Mohicans First Knight Mists Of Avalon Troy Braveheart The Patriot Titanic I also liked Little Women, A Knight's Tale, King Arthur, The Last Samurai, Roots, and am looking forward to seeing 300. It was a pity Kingdom of Heaven got such bad reviews, because I had really been looking forward to seeing it,but when I read what astincker it was I never bothered. We seem to like a lot of the same films. Did you ever see it?
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@niki_26 (125)
• India
1 Jun 07
I like Troy Cleopatra Titanic Romeo and Juliet I think these are the best historical movies
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
I also loved all the movies that you mentioned.. 300 is awesome! I don't think I've watched Mists Of Avalon? Is it good? What kinda setting was it? I guess I really do need to watch it. Seems like everyone loves it..
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Why thank you for that compliment Woodpigeon...I see a lot of your faves are in the King Arthur type period...can't get enough of it...even read a lot of books that have King Arthur in it... Oh and the Mists of Avalon...FYI Mean-queen..was in the king arthur period too
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Definately "A Tale of Two Cities".
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I like just about any western movie, or civil war flick. I love the period of the 1800's. I also like many of the movies on your list, like Gladiator, Last of the Mohicans and First Knight. I could watch a movie on just about any period, it just depends on the movie. The early swashbuckling movies featuring Errol Flynn were really fun to watch. I also like the Roman period very much.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Since you like the Civil War period..did you see Cold Mountain..I didn't but heard it was great
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have seen Cold Mountain, but I didn't like it as well as the book.
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@AdamMax (260)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I would have to say Last of the Mohicans is my favorite. I can watch it over and over again.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
That's one movie I can watch over and over again...I have both the VHS tape version and DVD--I'm a bit annoyed that in the DVD version that the one beautiful song toward the end is omitted
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I would have to say Gone with the Wind and Dr. Zhivago. Zhivago is my absolute favorite in the summer, those winter scenes help cool you down a bit mentally. GWTH was probably the best movie made for it's time - the special effect in the burning of Atlanta really pushed the envelope for back then and we must remember there were no computers to help with it.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Gone With The Wind as a powerful movie...and you right.. no computers in those days to do CG
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@leeloo (1492)
• Portugal
1 Jun 07
I love movies, so naturally I enjoy period pieces, including nearly all the above mentioned, not necessarily historical movies such as: The Piano The last emperor The English patient Brahm Stokers Dracula A river runs through it Oh! Brother where art thou Sleepy Hollow The green mile Restoration Much ado about nothing Henry V (Kenneth Branagh) Othello Chariots of fire Shacleton Great Expectations (30's version) Count of Monte Cristo etc I do like the Three Musketeers but the Michael York versions from the 70's.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
You mention here a lot of my favorites as well--oh, yes,Michael York was a fantastic actor..wonder what happened to him??
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
the untouchables,ok basing it from your choices, titanic because i love them clothes!life is sort of easier.it's really more of the clothes, i find it classy.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I think one of the reason I love watching historical kind of films is to see how people used to dress in the "old" days--but can you imagine wearing such heavy clothing in the summer now...makes me glad I don't live in those days
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1 Jun 07
What? you missed one hun. Pirates of the Caribbean :-) I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed Mists of Avalon, having read the book it was lovely to see the movie too.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
{Pyewacket smacks her head and rolls up her eyes}---OMG how ever could I have forgotten Pirates...sure do love how Johnny D. looks as a pirate
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Jun 07
My memory is so bad I had to look at some of the lists to try to think of any. I guess I like any of the movies where women wear those beautiful dresses out of history. Like the 1800's where the waists were small and the skirts large. Or the Victorian era, where the architecture and furnishings were so outlandish! I like any story around the Napoleon era. I also like the medieval times, the movies about Michaelangelo. (Was that "The Agony and the Extasy"?) I liked Shogun and the one where John Wayne played the first US ambassador to Japan. I can't think of the name of it. And other movies in old Japan and China. I dislike movies about the Depression.
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
I think everyone has mentioned my favorites already.. So besides all of those mentioned, I absolutely enjoyed 'Apocalypto' and 'The Last King Of Scotland'.. All time favorite would probably be 'The Patriot'.. watched it over and over again~! I have a thing for Mel Gibson~! He's a genius.. =D
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
For all his contraversary that he creates, I still can't help being a fan of his either
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@AmbiePam (56885)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I can't help it either. He is a favorite of mine.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Oh I forgot the Passion,
• Canada
1 Jun 07
First Knight 1492 King Auther Ben Hur 300 spartian original Jason and the Argonaughts Right stuff Sands of Iwoa Jima Faces of our Farthers Tora, Tora, Tora Battle of Midway Pearl Harbour Big Red One
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
OMG--you mention Jason and the Argonauts...I literally grew up with that oned
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• Canada
2 Jun 07
The trial or hercules adn other likethat oen were great moses Camalot just a few more
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I love the move Jane Eyre. Great love story. I also liked Titanic, The man in the Iron Mask, Braveheart, and Glory. I love watching movies like that. They bring history to life. Much easier to understand than reading a history book in school.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Historical movies are great for bringing those time periods alive...prior to seeing the mini-series North and South I had no real interest in American history but then fell in love with the Civil War period...it started me on a journey to search my roots..and discovered I did have ancestors that fought in that war...both sides!!!
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@claudia413 (4283)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Here are my favorites: Gone With the Wind Bravehart The Patriot Titanic Last of the Mohicans Gladiator Spartacus The Ten Commandments The Passion of the Christ I'm sure there are many more that I really enjoyed, but I can't think of them right now. I love movies based on all historical periods.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
See you like all the movies I do...and Gone With The Wind seems to be mentioned by a lot of folks
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@AmbiePam (56885)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I like a lot of the ones you mentioned. Such as Gone With the Wind, Last of the Mohicans (my favorite of all time), First Knight, and The Three Musketeers. Also on my list are Ben Hur, L.A. Confidential, and U-571. The last one was really good.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Never heard of U-571...what's it about??
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@AmbiePam (56885)
• United States
2 Jun 07
It is based on a true story from WWII and stars Matthew McConaughey and Bill Paxton. It's shame to see Matthew waste his talents with some of the movies he has recently turned out. Because he can do one heck of job in a serious role. Anyway most of it happens in a submarine. I don't think I can explain it well, but I think you'd love it.
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@anniepa (27521)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I'd never heard of U-571 either but it sounds really good. I like both of the actors so I'm sure I'd enjoy it. Annie
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
1 Jun 07
for me it is Braveheart, it moves me everytime and i now have my own copy that i watch now and again, i love it
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 Jun 07
That is a fantastic film...and the music in it is powerful..but then almost any movie James Horner scores is usually a winner
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
1 Jun 07
the music really is fantastic and makes a great film even better
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Mel Gibson's just awesome~! =D
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@shestalou (293)
• Canada
2 Jun 07
I love Historical movies, Charleton Heston Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments, Patrick Swayze North and South, these are some of my favorites, East of Eden, I liked the one with Jane Seymour, Rome is a new series on HBO, I love it.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Jun 07
North and South was fantastic....it got me interested in the Civil War period
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