Renaissance Era Movies

Renaissance Period Movies

First let me admit that I have taken some liberties in categorizing some of these movies as “Renaissance” movies. A better description might be movies set in the Victorian, Regency, Gregorian and Renaissance times. Some were no-brainers, like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Others were not so easily categorized. These are for entertainment value so don’t judge me too harshly if you disagree that a particular title should be included.

For those of you that do not have a Broadband or DSL connection I have used thumbnail images instead of full-size images to keep the load time down. You can click on the image or the name to take you to the page for that specific movie. Again, this was done to keep load times as quick as possible.


The Advocate The Advocate
The Agony and the Ecstacy The Agony and the Ecstasy
Alexander Alexander
Alexander Nevsky Alexander Nevsky
Alexander the Geat Alexander the Great
A Man for all Seasons A Man for All Seasons
Andrei Rublev Andrei Rublev
Becket Becket
Becoming Jane Becoming Jane
Brother Sun, Sister Moon Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Dangerous Beauty Dangerous Beauty
Dead Man's Chest Dead Man’s Chest
Dragon Storm Dragon Storm
Earth Sea Earth Sea
Elizabeth I Elizabeth I
Excalibur Excalibur
Helen of Troy Helen of Troy
The Movie Ivanhoen1952 Ivanhoe (1952)
The Movie Ivanhoe 1997 Ivanhoe (1997)
Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Heaven
King Arthur King Arthur
Leonardo da Vinci Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Lion in Winter Lion in Winter (1968)
Lion in Winter Lion in Winter (2004)
Luther Luther
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Michelangelo - Self Portrait Michelangelo
The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose
Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice
Rembrandt Rembrandt
Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love
Stage Beauty Stage Beauty
Adventures of Baron Munchausen The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Brothers Grimm The Brothers Grimm
The King and the Clown The King and the Clown
The Libertine The Libertine
The Messenger, Joan of Arc Movie The Messenger (Joan of Arc)
The New World The New World
The Seventh Seal The Seventh Seal
The 300 Spartans The 300 Spartans
The Mission The Mission
The Other Boleyn Girl The Other Boleyn Girl
The Passion of Joan of Arc The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Private Life of Henry VIII The Private Life of Henry the VIII
The Return of Martin Guerre The Return of Martin Guerre
The Young Victoria The Young Victoria
Tristan and Isolde Tristan and Isolde
Troy Troy
The Warlord The Warlord

2 thoughts on “Renaissance Era Movies”

  1. are these movies in order of what you would rate them?
    i would just like to know because im doing a project on the renaissance and would only like to watch one renaissance film to grasp the idea of what the clothing food etc was like… could anyone help?

  2. No. This list is in alphabetical order. You can look at the ratings of each movie to see which ones are rated the highest by viewers but keep in mind that the ratings are the overall impressions of the viewer and do not necessarily reflect how historically accurate they are. Take a look at the Costume/Clothing section of this website to see some historically accurate clothing. And, there is a very substantial list of authentic Renaissance food recipes in the Food section of the site.

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