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Becket tells the story of the close friendship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket who, after being appointed the Archbishop of Canterbury, chooses the "honor" of God over his allegiance to King Henry.

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The Mission, an original screenplay directed by Roland Joffé, was released on October 31, 1986 after debuting at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. With a budget of 24.5 million dollars, it made 17.2 million dollars at the US…

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The film Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) released in 1994, tells the story of Margot of France, a Catholic princess who is forced into marriage with the Protestant Henry of Navarre as a type of peace treaty between France and Navarre during the…

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Are you looking for an eye-catching, dramatic, gripping story of arguably the most famous monarch in English history?  Then look no further than Elizabeth. Released in 1998 and directed by well-known Bollywood director Shekhar…

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Released November 2, 1999, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,directed by Luc Besson, is a controversial adaptation of Joan of Arc’s life that differs in many respects with some the classical films of the same Joan genre, such as Dreyer’s…

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The 1948 film, Joan of Arc, follows the life of the Catholic saint Joan of Arc, dramatizing her hagiography from age sixteen to her death at age nineteen.  Directed by Victor Fleming, the film is,  quintessentially, a Hollywood film of its…

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Pope Joan (2009) tells the story of Johanna, a woman whose extraordinary life in the ninth century led her to disguise herself as a man and become Pope. It was based on Donna Woolfolk Cross’ 1996 novel Pope Joan, which was a bestseller. Despite…

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Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur relies on the reputation of Arthur’s name, but hardly mentions any of the stories from Arthurian literature. Starring many renowned actors such as Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, and Ioan Gruffud, the film is loosely…
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