Perfect for a rainy day,
why not grab a blanket
cup of tea
warm the fireplace
and watch a good film

Such an easy way to learn a little UK history
Just pick your time period :)

I've complied a list of films
listed in chronological order of film setting




Braveheart (1995) 
is a historical drama war film portraying William Wallace
13th century Scottish warrior who led the Scots 
in the First War of Scottish Independence 
against King Edward I of England
Starring Mel Gibson 
(Oscar)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2001) 
is a historical fiction film loosely based on the relationships 
between Anne Boleyn, her sister Mary, and Henry VIII
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman




Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) 
is the sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth and loosely based on events 
during the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England
Starring Cate Blanchett 
(Oscar)

Anonymous (2011)  
poses the question, 'Was Shakespeare A Fraud?' 
in this political thriller and pseudo-historical drama
Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave 





The Madness of King George (1994) 
tells the story of George III's deteriorating mental health
and the Regency Crisis of 1788
Starring Nigel HawthorneHelen MirrenRupert Everett 
(Oscar)

Becoming Jane (2007) 
depicts the early life of English author Jane Austen 

and her posited relationship with Thomas Langlois Lefroy

Starring Anne Hathaway


Amazing Grace (2006) 
is a biographical drama film about the campaign 
against slave trade in the British Empire in 1807
Starring Ioan Gruffudd  




The Young Victoria (2009) 
is a period drama film depicting the early life and reign of
Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Starring Emily Blunt 
(Oscar) 

Miss Potter (2006) 
is a film about children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter 
Starring Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor





Titanic (1997) 
is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic
One of the biggest blockbuster films ever
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet 
(Oscar)

War Horse (2011) 
is a war drama film set before and during World War I

It follows the story of a boy and a horse during the war 

(Oscar nomination)





The King's Speech (2010) 
is a historical drama featuring King George VI (Colin Firth) 
who sees an Australian speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) to cope with a stammer
Also starring Helena Bonham Carter 
(Oscar)

Hope & Glory (1987)
is a comedy drama war film 
based on the producer/director John Boorman's
experience of growing up in London during the Blitz during World War II
(Oscar nomination)





Made in Dagenham (2010)
dramatizes the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 
that aimed for equal pay for women

The Iron Lady (2011) 
is a biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher
the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century
Starring Meryl Streep




The Queen (2006)
is an historical drama film, starring Helen Mirren
who portrays Queen Elizabeth II after the death of Princess Diana in 1997
(Oscar)  

Calendar Girls (2003) 
is a comedy and true story of a group of mature Yorkshire women who produce
nude calendar to raise money for Leukemia Research in April 1999
Starring Helen Mirren, Julie Walters

Do you have a favorite?

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