Academy Award® winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush join Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen in a gripping historical thriller full of suspense, intrigue and adventure! When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard the lives of her people. But when a dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, she is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world. (Original Title - Elizabeth: The Golden Age) - 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Triumphant winner of 7 Academy Awards® -- including Best Picture -- this witty, sexy smash features Oscar®-winning Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (SLIDING DOORS, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) and an amazing cast that includes Academy Award- winners Judi Dench (Best Supporting Actress), Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor -- SHINE), and Ben Affleck (GOOD WILL HUNTING, PEARL HARBOR). When Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes -- ELIZABETH) needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola (Paltrow) starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: not only is she promised to marry someone else, but she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production! A truly can't-miss motion picture event with outstanding critical acclaim to match its impressive collection of major awards -- everyone will love this funny behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the greatest love story ever told!
Academy Award-winner Bette Davis ("Jezebel," "Dark Victory") is the homely Queen Elizabeth I, whose jealous love of the handsome Earl of Essex (played by Errol Flynn -- "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Captain Blood") leads to tragedy. Co-starring Academy Award-winners Olivia De Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Adventures of Robin Hood") and Donald Crisp ("How Green was My Valley ," "Wuthering Heights"), Emmy Award-winner Nanette Fabares ("The Band Wagon," "Harper Valley P.T.A."), Emmy Award-nominee Leo G. Caroll ("North by Northwest," "Strangers on a Train") and Hollywood legend Vincent Price ("Edward Scissorhands," "House on Haunted Hill"). Directed by Academy award-winner Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca," "Yankee Doodle Dandy") and nominated for three Oscars.
This first on-screen pairing of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier began a romance that captured the imagination of the world. Based on A.E.W. Mason's novel, the film is set during the reign of Elizabeth I (in a starring role for Flora Robson), as Spain plots its attack on England. Leigh plays a lady-in-waiting to the Court, while Olivier is the daring young naval officer who's loyalty to the Queen sets him on a suicide mission against the superior Spanish Armada under the command of King Philip II of Spain (Massey). Look for James Mason in an uncredited appearance.
Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane star in this hip, sexy and wickedly funny look at an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature and comes back to life as an English noblewoman. 1992 Adventure Pictures (Orlando) Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Looking to explore the New World, Sir Walter Raleigh prevails upon Lord Leicester to introduce him to Queen Elizabeth I. The explorer and the aging Queen strike up an unexpected warm friendship, but complications ensue when Raleigh falls in love with a beautiful lady-in-waiting and the Queen finds out. Feeling betrayed, Elizabeth has Raleigh temporarily imprisoned in the famous Tower of London, but she soon reconsiders, granting Raleigh his ships wishing him a good journey with his new love.
Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold star as King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn in this emotionally charged drama about one of history's most famous tragic love affairs. Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, this magnificent Hal Wallis production features stunning technicolor photography and outstanding Oscar®-winning period costumes. Co-starring Irene Papas and Anthony Quayle, Anne of a Thousand Days, set against the pageantry and political intrigue of 16th century England, traces the ill-fated marriage between Anne and her King, from its spirited beginning to its tragic finale.
In 1776 South Carolina, widower and legendary war hero Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) finds himself thrust into the midst of the American Revolutionary War as he helplessly watches his family torn apart by the savage forces of the British Redcoats. Unable to remain silent, he recruits a band of reluctant volunteers, including his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), to take up arms against the British. Fighting to protect his family's freedom and his country's independence, Martin discovers the pain of betrayal, the redemption of revenge and the passion of love. 2000 Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Movie KG. All Rights Reserved.
In 1553, England's idle rich were anything but idle. With the blessing of the royal family, they plundered the riches of the church, stole the finest farmlands, and generally took all the best things the country had to offer. A cousin to the infamous Henry VII, Lady Jane Grey disapproved of the way her fellow nobles behaved, and disagreed with their religious beliefs. But as a sheltered 16-year-old, there wasn't much she could do about it. Then, through a strange turn of events, Lady Jane Grey was crowned Queen Jane, ruler of all England. Based on the true story of the girl who found herself Queen of England for nine days at age 16, Lady Jane is a historical romance at its bittersweet best. Look for Patrick Stewart as Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk.
Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with this hilarious comedy about the playwright's mysterious lost years. Bill Shakespeare is a hapless lute player with a big dream. When his bandmates kick him out of their group, Bill leaves his wife and kids behind to seek fame and fortune in the big city of London. He's written a great work for the stage and he's certain he'll prove all his doubters wrong. Little does he know, however, his play is merely a guise for King Phillip II of Spain to try to steal the throne of his mortal enemy, Queen Elizabeth! Laughter abounds in this offbeat Monty Pythonesque farse about everyone's favorite bard.
The young hero D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and three of France's most elite warriors battle their way across Europe to save king and country from a conspiracy led by deadly assassin Milady (Milla Jovovich) & the Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom). A modern update to Alexander Dumas' classic story, The Three Musketeers is an explosive action adventure Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Ebert Presents: At The Movies calls, "over-the-top entertainment."
Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, this powerful film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the mixed-race daughter of a British Navy officer raised by her wealthy great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). Although racism prevents her from enjoying the full advantages of her upbringing, Belle's love for an idealistic young man sparks change that may impact generations to come.