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Nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1996, Ridicule takes place during the reign of Louis XVI of France. The film follows a nobleman who travels to Versailles and gets caught up in a love triangle.

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Shakespeare in Love

1998's Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars, including the awards for best picture and best actress. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a noblewoman who auditions for a role in Shakespeare's play, falling in love with the playwright and stepping into a bittersweet romance.

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First Knight

Sean Connery, Richard Gere, and Julia Ormond star in 1995's First Knight, a classic Camelot film. In it, Guinevere feels torn between her husband, King Arthur, and Sir Lancelot.

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The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier is a French film set in the 16th century. In it, an aristocratic woman is in love with a duke, but her father has other plans and forces her to marry a prince. While her husband is away, she struggles to fight off her feelings for the duke.

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1963's Cleopatra illustrates the epic love story of the Egyptian queen — played by Elizabeth Taylor — as she seduces Julius Caesar, played by Taylor's real-life lover Richard Burton.

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Mrs. Brown

1997's Mrs. Brown tells the story of Queen Victoria, who's grieving the loss of her husband when she begins to fall for a male servant. Inevitably, political problems ensue.

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1995's Restoration stars Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan, and Ian McKellen. After saving someone's life, a young doctor is asked to join King Charles's court and marry the ruler's mistress.

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Lady Chatterley

In the French film Lady Chatterley, a lady gets swept up in an affair with a gamekeeper after her husband is paralyzed in WWI.

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Ingrid Bergman won the Oscar for best actress for her starring role in 1956's Anastasia. The film follows the classic true story of Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the only living heir of Czar Nicholas II.

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Anna and the King

Based on the true story that also inspired a novel and the musical The King and I, Anna and the King stars Jodie Foster as an English widow who tutors the King of Siam's 58 children. Although the pair have a difficult time getting along at first, they gradually begin to understand each other.

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The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa follows a Hollywood heroine who's got it all — fame, love, and fortune. But when a secret rises in her marriage to an Italian count, everything changes.

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Love Is a Ball

Love Is a Ball is a classic romantic comedy made in 1963. In it, a young man decides to play matchmaker by setting up a duke and an heiress — only it doesn't exactly work out as planned.

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