Movie Timeline

This list is inspired by The Cinereelists' Kyle's list.

All movies I've seen in chronological order of when they take place.
View in "list view" for years added.

Some rules:
1) Any movie that takes place roughly the year of its release is not here (e.g. Romancing the Stone or The Net or Easy Rider).

2) If a movie takes place in multiple time periods, I placed it in its most prominent time period; or when the movie spends most of its time or is the most "important" (e.g. Back to the Future II would be 2015, Fried Green Tomatoes is 1925).
- - 2a) If it spans many years and there is no one time period more important than…

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  • Shakespeare in Love
  • The New World
  • The Tempest
  • Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
  • The Musketeer
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Witch
  • Silence
  • 14 Blades
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Reckoning
  • The Libertine
  • The Crucible
  • 47 Ronin
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • The Favourite
  • Rob Roy
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Roots
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Patriot
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Zama
  • History of the World: Part I
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Amadeus
  • The Duchess
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Frankenstein
  • Becoming Jane
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Tangled
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
  • First Cow
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Don Juan
  • The Revenant
  • The Liberator
  • The Nightingale
  • Immortal Beloved
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les Misérables
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
  • The Alamo
  • The Alamo
  • Nosferatu
  • Oliver Twist
  • Oliver!
  • Amistad
  • The Little Mermaid
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
  • Scrooge
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 13 Assassins
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Black '47
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Never Grow Old
  • The Piano
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • The Frisco Kid
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Homesman
  • Cinderella
  • Stardust
  • Django Unchained
  • The Young Victoria
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • The General
  • Gangs of New York
  • The Beguiled
  • The Beguiled
  • Glory