Period Movies

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The Chaperone 2019

Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t… more

Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward? And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit? It’s a story full of surprises—about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.

Company: PBS Distribution

News Of The World TBA Pre-Production

Set in 1870, a road trip through the untamed West is taken by unlikely travelin… more

Set in 1870, a road trip through the untamed West is taken by unlikely traveling partners. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a Texan, travels from town to town to read the news to locals who would otherwise not know what is going on in the world.

1917 2020 Production

Set in WWI, the story follows two young soldiers (George MacKay, Dean-Charles Ca… more

Set in WWI, the story follows two young soldiers (George MacKay, Dean-Charles Cahapman) on a single day as they trek across dangerous terrain.

Location: UK - England

The Professor and the M... 2019 Completed

In 1857, Professor James Murray sets about compiling the Oxford English Dictiona… more

In 1857, Professor James Murray sets about compiling the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Dr. W.C. Minor submits more than 10,000 entries, but when the committee insists on honoring him, a shocking truth comes to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, is also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

The Favourite 2018 Completed

At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relations… more

At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.

Mulan 2020 Production

Set in ancient China, Hua Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man so sh… more

Set in ancient China, Hua Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army and go to war. She becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country's greatest heroines. She fights for twelve years and gains high merit, but she refuses any reward and retires to her hometown instead.

Locations: China; New Zealand

Wild Nights with Emily 2019 Completed

In quiet mid-19th century Amherst, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baki… more

In quiet mid-19th century Amherst, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, if clandestine affair with her sister-in-law Susan, who conveniently lives next door. While seeking publication of some of her nearly 2,000 poems, Dickinson faces condescending male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her writing seriously. Eventually, her work attracts the attention of a scheming would-be writer, who also happens to be Emily’s brother’s lover, and sees Emily’s poetry as a vehicle for her own creative ambitions. Beneath the quips, period fripperies and not so secret trysts is a moving drama of thwarted passion both romantic and artistic that is also a timely critique of how Emily Dickinson's life was posthumously recast for the genteel sensibilities of her late Victorian readership - a view of her that still dominates today.

Operation Finale 2018 Completed

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a t… more

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under an alias Ricardo Klement and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.

God of War 2017 Completed

The film is the story of how a Chinese general defeated Japanese pirates by usin… more

The film is the story of how a Chinese general defeated Japanese pirates by using unique stratagems and maverick tactics.

Company: Well Go USA

The Current War 2019 Completed

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison… more

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.

Company: 101 Studios

Hercules 2014 Completed

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins af… more

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules

Queen of the Desert 2017 Completed

A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of Engl… more

A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown 2017 Completed

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime part… more

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.

After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson's killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend's murder. With the tables turned, andwith his friend in the governor's mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law andprove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson's death.

Company: A24

Gods of Egypt 2016 Completed

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [B… more

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

Woman Walks Ahead 2018 Completed

Set in the 19th Century, Caroline Weldon moves from Brooklyn to the Standing Roc… more

Set in the 19th Century, Caroline Weldon moves from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people.

The Exception 2017 Completed

The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on… more

The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.

When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

Company: A24

Mary Shelley 2018 Completed

The torrid true-life tale of how a passionate love affair fueled the creation of… more

The torrid true-life tale of how a passionate love affair fueled the creation of trailblazing writer Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterwork, Frankenstein.

Companies: Gidden Media; IFC Films