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Historical Films 1990-2010 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 108


A Chronology of Posters for Historical Films 1990-2010.

With Facts and Ratings.

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Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (1991)

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves (1991)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. 143mins (155mins)

Kevin Costner - Robin of Locksley
Morgan Freeman - Azeem
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Marian Dubois
Christian Slater - Will Scarlett
Alan Rickman - Sheriff of Nottingham
Brian Blessed - Lord Locksley
Michael Wincott - Guy of Gisborne
Michael McShane - Friar Tuck
Nick Brimble - Little John

Based on the legend of Robin Hood,

Robin Wright was first choice to play Maid Marian but she became pregnant.

Johnny Depp was considered for Will Scarlett.

Oscar nomination for Best Song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You."

Nominated for 2 BAFTA Awards winning for Best Supporting Actor (Alan Rickman)

Cost $48m - Box Office $390.5m

Tagline - Sometimes the only way to uphold to break the law.

IMDB rating 6.8

Christopher Columbus The Discovery (1992)

Christopher Columbus The Discovery (1992)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Directed by John Glen. 120mins.

Marlon Brando - Tomas de Torquemada
Tom Selleck - King Ferdinand
Georges Corraface - Christopher Columbus

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Also starring Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton and Benicio Del Toro.

John Glen directed 5 Bond films during the 1980s.

Ex-Bond Timothy Dalton turned down the role of Columbus.

Brando was paid $5m for his few scenes as Torquemada. Christopher Columbus producer, Ilya Salkind, paid Brando $3.7m for 12 days work as Jor-El in Superman the Movie (1978).

Nominated for 6 Razzie Awards including Worst Picture and Worst Director, winning 1 - Worst Supporting Actor (Tom Selleck).

Cost $45m - Box Office $8.2m (US)

Tagline - Chosen by a Queen. Driven by a Dream.

IMDB rating 4.2

1492 - Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492 - Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Directed by Ridley Scott. 154mins.

Gerard Depardieu - Christopher Columbus
Armand Assante - Gabriel Sanchez
Sigourney Weaver - Queen Isabella

Also starring Loren Dean, Angela Molina, Fernando Rey, Michael Wincott, Tchéky Karyo, Kevin Dunn and Frank Langella.

The 2nd Columbus film of 1992, released two months after Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, moviegoers were just not interested and both films flopped.

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Music Score (Vangelis)

Cost $47m - Box Office $7.1m (US)

Tagline - Centuries before the exploration of space, there was another voyage into the unknown.

IMDB rating 6.3

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Directed by Michael Mann. 112mins (117mins)

Daniel Day-Lewis - Nathaniel Poe (Hawkeye)
Madeleine Stowe - Cora Munro
Russell Means - Chingachgook
Eric Schweig - Uncas
Jodhi May - Alice Munro
Steven Waddington - Maj. Duncan Heyward
Wes Studi - Magua

Based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper, published in 1826.

Set in 1757, during the French and Indian War.

Nominated for 7 BAFTA Awards including Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Music Score (Trevor Jones, Randy Edelman), winning 2 - Best Cinematography and Best Make Up.

Oscar Winner for Best Sound.

Cost $40m - Box Office $75.5m (US)

Tagline - The First American Hero.

IMDB rating 7.7

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The Three Musketeers (1993)

The Three Musketeers (1993) Directed by Stephen Herek. 105mins.

Charlie Sheen - Aramis
Kiefer Sutherland - Athos
Chris O'Donnell - D'Artagnan
Oliver Platt - Porthos

Also starring Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay, Gabrielle Anwar, Julie Delpy and Michael Wincott.

1625, France.

Based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1844.

Razzie Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actor (Chris O'Donnell)

Cost $30m - Box Office $54m (US)

Tagline - All for one and one for all!

IMDB rating 6.2

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Cutthroat Island (1995) Directed by Renny Harlin. 124mins.

Geena Davis - Morgan Adams
Matthew Modine - William Shaw
Frank Langella - Dawg Brown

Also starring Maury Chaykin, Patrick Malahide and Stan Shaw.

Pirate adventure set in 1668, Jamaica.

Razzie Award nomination for Worst Director.

Cost $98m - Box Office $10m (US)

Tagline - Prepare Your Weapons. Summon Your Courage. Discover the Adventure of a Lifetime!

IMDB rating 5.4

First Knight (1995)

First Knight (1995)

First Knight (1995) Directed by Jerry Zucker. 134mins.

Sean Connery - King Arthur
Richard Gere - Lancelot
Julia Ormond - Guinevere

Also starring Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, Christopher Villiers and John Gielgud.

Based on the Arthurian legends.

Cost $55m - Box Office $127.6m

Tagline - Their greatest battle would be for her love.

IMDB rating 5.7

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995) French poster

Braveheart (1995) French poster

Braveheart (1995) Directed by Mel Gibson. 177mins.

Mel Gibson - William Wallace
Sophie Marceau - Princess Isabella
Patrick McGoohan - King Edward

Also starring Catherine McCormack, Angus Macfadyen, Brendan Gleeson, David O'Hara, Ian Bannen and Brian Cox.

Scotland 1280 and based on real events.

Nominated for 10 Oscars winning 5 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Make Up

Cost $72m - Box Office $210.4m.

Tagline - Every man dies, not every man really lives.

IMDB rating 8.4

Rob Roy (1995)

Rob Roy (1995)

Rob Roy (1995) Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. 139mins.

Liam Neeson - Rob Roy MacGregor
Jessica Lange - Mary MacGregor

Also starring John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir and Brian Cox.

Based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1817.

Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Tim Roth).

BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Tim Roth).

Cost $29m - Box Office $31.5m

Tagline - Honor made him a man. Courage made him a hero. History made him a Legend

IMDB rating 6.8

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Directed by Randall Wallace. 132mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - King Louis XIV / Philippe
Jeremy Irons - Aramis
John Malkovich - Athos
Gérard Depardieu - Porthos
Gabriel Byrne - D'Artagnan

Also starring Anne Parillaud, Edward Atterton, Peter Sarsgaard and Hugh Laurie.

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1847.

Razzie Winner for Worst Screen Couple (DiCaprio & DiCaprio)

Cost $35m - Box Office $183m

Tagline - For the honor of a king. And the destiny of a country. All for one.

IMDB rating 6.3

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998) Directed by Shekhar Kapur. 124mins.

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush - Sir Francis Walsingham
Christopher Eccleston - Duke of Norfolk
Joseph Fiennes - Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Richard Attenborough - Sir William Cecil

Also starring Eric Cantona, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Burke, Emily Mortimer and John Gielgud.

Starts in the year 1558, the story of Elizabeth, Queen of England.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), winning 1 - Best Make Up.

Nominated for 12 BAFTA Awards winning 6 including Best British Film, Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush).

Cost $30m - Box Office $82.1m

Tagline - Absolute power demands absolute loyalty.

IMDB rating 7.5

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The Mask of Zorro (1998) Directed by Martin Campbell. 136mins.

Antonio Banderas - Alejandro Murietta
Anthony Hopkins - Don Diego De La Vega
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Eléna Montero

Also starring Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, Tony Amendola & Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Based on characters created by Johnston McCulley.

Nominated for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.

Cost $96m - Box Office $250m

Tagline - This summer, justice leaves its mark.

IMDB rating 6.7

The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999) Directed by John McTiernan. 102mins.

Antonio Banderas - Ahmed ibn Fadlan

Also starring Diane Venora, Omar Sharif, Vladimir Kulich, Dennis Storhøi, Richard Bremmer and Tony Curran.

A Viking adventure set in the 10th Century.

Based on the novel "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton, published in 1976.

An expensive movie which was rated 'unwatchable' at test screenings, it was re-edited and the music was rescored by Jerry Goldsmith.

Cost $160m - Box Office $61.6m

Tagline - Fear Reigns.

IMDB rating 6.4

The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999)

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000) Directed by Ridley Scott. 155mins (171mins)

Russell Crowe - Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix - Commodus
Connie Nielsen - Lucilla
Oliver Reed - Proximo
Richard Harris - Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi - Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou - Juba

Music by Hans Zimmer.

Award winning and very popular historical epic set in AD 180.

A loose remake of the 1964 epic The Fall of the Roman Empire, which covered some of the same events.

Actor Oliver Reed died of a heart attack during production, he was 61. His scenes were completed using doubles and optical effects.

Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Best Music (Hans Zimmer), winning 5 - Best Picture, Best Actor (Russell Crowe), Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 15 BAFTA Awards winning 5 including Best Film.

Cost $103m - Box Office $457.6m

Tagline - A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.

IMDB rating 8.5

The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot (2000) Directed by Roland Emmerich. 165mins (175mins)

Mel Gibson - Benjamin Martin
Heath Ledger - Gabriel Martin
Joely Richardson - Charlotte Selton
Jason Isaacs - Col. William Tavington

Also starring Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson and Logan Lerman.

Set in 1776, during the American Revolution.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Music (John Williams), Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Cost $110m - Box Office $215.2m

Tagline - Some things are worth fighting for.

IMDB rating 7.0

A Knight's Tale (2001)

A Knight's Tale (2001)

A Knight's Tale (2001) Directed by Brian Helgeland. 132mins (144mins)

Heath Ledger - William Thatcher
Rufus Sewell - Count Adhemar
Shannyn Sossamon - Jocelyn
Paul Bettany - Geoffrey Chaucer

Also starring Mark Addy, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk and James Purefoy

Romantic adventure set in the 14th Century and loaded with anachronisms especially the use of modern pop music from the likes of David Bowie, Queen and Thin Lizzy.

Cost $65m - Box Office $117.4m

Tagline - He Will Rock You

IMDB rating 6.7

The Musketeer (2001)

The Musketeer (2001)

The Musketeer (2001) Directed by Peter Hyams. 104mins.

Justin Chambers - D'Artagnan
Tim Roth - Febre

Also starring Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Mesguich and Jean-Pierre Castaldi.

Very loosely based on characters created by Alexandre Dumas.

Cost $40m - Box Office $34.5m

Tagline - As you've never seen it before.

IMDB rating 4.6

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) Directed by Kevin Reynolds. 131mins.

Jim Caviezel - Edmond Dantes
Guy Pearce - Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris - Abbé Faria

Also starring James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk, Michael Wincott and Luis Guzmán.

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, published in 1844.

Cost $35m - Box Office $75.3m

Tagline - Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge.

IMDB rating 7.6

Master and Commander (2003)

Master and Commander (2003)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Directed by Peter Weir. 138mins.

Russell Crowe - Capt. Jack Aubrey
Paul Bettany - Dr. Stephen Maturin

Also starring James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin and Max Pirkis.

Based on the novel by Patrick O'Brian, published in 1969.

Set in 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, winning 2 - Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing.

Nominated for 8 BAFTA Awards winning 4 including Best Director and Best Production Design.

Cost $150m - Box Office $212m

Tagline - The Courage to do the Impossible lies in the Hearts of Men.

IMDB rating 7.4

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003) Directed by Edward Zwick. 154mins.

Tom Cruise - Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe - Katsumoto

Also starring Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Billy Connolly and Timothy Spall.

Set in 1876, Japan.

Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Ken Watanabe), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Sound Mixing.

Cost $140m - Box Office $456.7m

Tagline - In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.

IMDB rating 7.7

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Samurai (2003)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)