Saturday, July 22, 2017

Top Ten Favorite Movies Set Between 1700 and 1749



Below is my current list of favorite movies set between 1700 and 1749: 


TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET BETWEEN 1700 AND 1749



1. "Tom Jones" (1963) - Tony Richardson directed this Best Picture Oscar winner, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling". The movie starred Albert Finney and Susannah York.





2. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006) - Gore Verbinski directed this second entry in Disney's "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" franchise about the search for the chest that contains Davy Jones' heart. The movie starred Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.





3. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) - Gore Verbinski directed this first entry in Disney's "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" franchise about a dashing pirate who forms an alliance with an apprentice blacksmith in order to save the latter's beloved from a crew of pirates - the very crew who had mutinied against the former. The movie starred Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.





4. "Kidnapped" (1960) - Peter Finch and James MacArthur starred in Disney's 1960 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel about family betrayal in 1740s Scotland. Robert Stevenson directed. 





5. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007) - Gore Verbinski directed this third entry in Disney's "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" franchise about the Pirate Lords' alliance and their stand against the East Indian Trading Company and Davy Jones. The movie starred Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush.





6. "Against All Flags" (1952) - Errol Flynn and Maureen O'Hara starred in this swashbuckler about a British sea officer who infiltrates a group of pirates on behalf of the government bring them to justice. George Sherman directed.





7. "Rob Roy" (1995) - Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange starred in this adventure film about Scottish chieftain Rob Roy McGregor and his conflict with an unscrupulous nobleman in the early 18th century Scottish Highlands. Michael Caton-Jones directed.





8. "The Master of Ballantrae" (1984) - Michael York, Richard Thomas, Fiona Hughes and Timothy Dalton starred in this second adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1889 novel about two estranged Scottish noblemen, who are also brothers. Douglas Hickox directed.





9. "Swashbuckler" (1976) - Robert Shaw starred in this adaptation of Paul Wheeler's story, "The Scarlet Buccaneer", about a early 18th century pirate who forms an alliance with the daughter of a disgraced judge against an evil imperial politician. James Goldstone directed.





10. "The Master of Ballantrae" (1953) - Errol Flynn, Anthony Steel and Roger Livsey starred in an earlier adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1889 novel about two estranged Scottish noblemen, who are also brothers. William Keighley directed.

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