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Bright Star

Jane Campion's Bright Star was released in 2009 and featured on the lives of Fanny Browne and...

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Gladiator

Ridley Scott's classic - is it, and were you entertained or did it unleash hell? Has it stood the...

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The Lost King

The Lost King follows the remarkable story of Ricardian Phillipa Langley, whose steely...

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Lagaan

The evil British oppressor Captain Russell - twiddly 'tache and all - forces the poor hapless...

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In Cold Blood

The 1967 film noir adaptation of Truman Capote's famous book, In Cold Blood tells of the gruesome...

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The Favourite

This 2018 film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos is a glorious tragi-comedy about the lives of three...

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Rob Roy

Rob Roy is a 1995 film telling a story of a Highland clan chief Rob Roy McGregor played by Liam...

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Cromwell

Cromwell was a 1970 film starring Richard Harris as the eponymous, and Alec Guiness as Charles I....

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette is the 2006 film directed by Sophia Coppola. It took a highly stylised and...

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The Duellists

The Duellists is Ridley Scott’s first feature film, in 1977. It describes a vicious feud of...

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Zulu

The 1964 Epic Zulu, first major role for Michael Caine was super popular - I saw it in my youth...

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Kingdom of Heaven

Ridley Scott's 2005 historical epic came soon after the massive success of Gladiator, and...

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Monty Python

Monty Python produced two deeply researched dramas analysing the reign of the great British...

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Land and Freedom

The 1995 film about the Spanish Civil war, directed by Ken Loach and heavily influenced by...

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49th Parallel

A 1941 Powell and Pressburger film designed to persuade the American people of the need to join...

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Peterloo

The massacre at St Peters Field in 1819 was a key date in the story of the...

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The Wind Rises

The stunning 2013 Japanese animated historical drama by the master, Hayao Miyazaki. The Wind...

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Belle

The 2013 film directed by Amma Asante tells the story of the daughter of an enslaved...

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The Private Life of Henry VIII

The 1933 classic from Alexander Korda which certainly convinced my mother that Henry VIII threw...

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Good Vibrations

2013 film about the 'Godfather of Punk' Terri Hooley set against the Troubles of the 1970 in...

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