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A list of films that are based on war books. If a book has been turned into both a film and a TV series (or TV film), then the TV series is included.

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Classical antiquity

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Theban civil war

Before 1200 BC

Operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hercules Unchained Δ
Ercole e la regina di Lidia
1959 Pietro Francisci Italy, France, Spain Seven against Thebes[1] Aeschylus 467 BC Play - - -
  • Δ The film freely adapts the play as a Hercules adventure.
  • Antigone was written as a sequel to Seven against Thebes.

Justice and Retribution

Frequently filmed: Antigone
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Antigone
Αντιγόνη
1961 Yorgos Javellas Greece Antigone[2] Sophocles 442 BC Play - - -
  • Antigone was written as a sequel to Seven against Thebes.

Trojan War

c. 1200 BC

Frequently filmed: The Iliad

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Helen of Troy 1956 Robert Wise USA, Italy, France Iliad Homer 8th century BC Epic poem - - -
2 The Trojan Horse 1961 Giorgio Ferroni Italy & France Iliad Homer 8th century BC Epic poem - - -
3 Troy 2004 Wolfgang Petersen USA, Malta, UK Iliad Homer 8th century BC Epic poem - - -
  • Paris gives the sword of Troy to Aeneas whose story continues in The Aeneid.

Frequently filmed: The Aeneid

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last Glory of Troy 1962 Giorgio Rivalta Yugoslavia, Italy, France Aeneid Virgil 29–19 BC Epic poem - - -

Frequently filmed: The Trojan Women

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Las troyanas 1963 Sergio Véjar Mexico The Trojan Women Euripides 415 BC Play - - -
2 The Trojan Women 1971 Michael Cacoyannis UK, USA, Greece The Trojan Women Euripides 415 BC Play - - -

Wars of Israel with Philistia and Ammon

c. 1000 BC

Battle of the Valley of Elah

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 David and Bathsheba 1951 Henry King USA 1 Samuel The Bible  ? Scripture - - -
1 2 Samuel The Bible  ? Scripture - - -
2 King David 1985 Bruce Beresford UK & USA 1 Samuel The Bible  ? Scripture - - -

Greco-Persian Wars

499 BC – 448 BC

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La Battaglia di Maratona 1959 Jacques Tourneur & Mario Bava Italy The Histories (uncredited) Herodotus (uncredited) 440 BC Non-fiction - - -

Battle of Thermopylae

August or September 480 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The 300 Spartans 1962 Rudolph Maté USA The Histories (uncredited) Herodotus (uncredited) 440 BC Non-fiction - - -
2 300 ♠ α 2007 Zack Snyder USA 300 Frank Miller 1998 Graphic novel - - -
  • ♣ His boyhood viewing of this film inspired Frank Miller to create his own graphic novel.
  • ♠ A propaganda film, widely vilified for its crude portrayal of Iranians and compared[citation needed] to the Nazi film The Eternal Jew.
    See Persepolis under Iran–Iraq War for a more complex view of Iran.
  • α Animated film.

Battle of Salamis

September 480 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Les Perses * 1961 Jean Prat France The Persians [3] Aeschylus 472 BC [4] Play - - -
2 Die Perser * 2003 Martin Wuttke Germany The Persians Aeschylus 472 BC Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Chinese Warring States Period

476 BC – 221 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 A Battle of Wits 墨攻 2006 Jacob Cheung Hong Kong Bokko 墨攻 Ken'ichi Sakemi 1991 Novel - - -

Peloponnesian War

431 BC – 404 BC

Home front

Protest
Frequently filmed: Lysistrata
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Lysistrata ou La grève des baisers 1910 Louis Feuillade France Lysistrata
[5]
Aristophanes 411 BC Play - - -
2 Lysistrata 1976 Ludo Mich Belgium Lysistrata Aristophanes 411 BC Play - - -
3 Lysistrate * 1982 Inger Åby & Göran Järvefelt Sweden Lysistrata Aristophanes 411 BC Play - - -
4 Komediya o Lisistrate 1989 Valeri Rubinchik USSR, UK, Greece Lysistrata Aristophanes 411 BC Play - - -
5 Lisístrata 2002 Francesc Bellmunt Spain Lysistrata Aristophanes 411 BC Play - - -
5 Lysistrata Ralf König 1987 Comic - - -
  • ♠ The French title means Lysistrata, or The Kiss Strike.
  • ♦ This production was performed by a naked cast in order to emphasize the anarchism of Aristophanes.[6]
  • * TV movie.

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Polis
1 History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides before 395 BC Non-fiction Athens

Expedition of Ten Thousand

401 BC – 399 BC

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Polis
1 Anabasis Xenophon after 399 BC Non-fiction/Memoir Athens

Wars of Alexander

336 BC – 323 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Alexander 2004 Oliver Stone Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, Italy Alexander the Great [7][8][9] (uncredited) Robin Lane Fox ♠ (uncredited) 1974 Non-fiction - - -
1 Parallel Lives (uncredited) Plutarch [10] (uncredited) after 96 [11] Biographies - - -
  • ♠ Fox is credited as historical advisor, rather than author.[12]
↑↑

Battle of Gaugamela

1 October 331 BC

↑↑

Battle of the Hydaspes

May 326 BC

↑↑

Military hospitals

Kalinga War

265 BC – 264 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Aŝoka 2001 Santosh Sivan India Edicts of Ashoka (uncredited) Ashoka the Great (uncredited) before 231 BC Edicts - - -

Second Punic War

218 BC – 201 BC

Bulletin ... Film currently in development: Hannibal the Conqueror by director unknown

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Cabiria 1914 Giovanni Pastrone Italy Salammbô Gustave Flaubert 1862 Novel - - -
2 Scipione l'africano [13] 1937 Carmine Gallone Fascist Italy The Histories (uncredited) Polybius (uncredited) before
120 BC
Non-fiction - - -
3 Hannibal the Conqueror 201? ? ? Hannibal Ross Leckie 200? Novel - - -

Campaigns of Xiang Yu

Battle of Gaixia

202 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Farewell My Concubine
霸王别姬
1993 Chen Kaige China Farewell My Concubine Lilian Lee 1993 Novel - - -
1 Farewell My Concubine  ?  ? Beijing opera - - -
  • ♠ The traditional opera which is performed by the characters in the film dramatizes this battle.

Mithridatic Wars

88 BC – 63 BC

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Mithridate Jean Racine 1673/1698 Play France

Third Servile War

73 BC – 71 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Spartaco 1913 Giovanni Enrico Vidali Italy Spartaco Raffaello Giovagnoli 1873 Novel - - -
2 Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick USA Spartacus Howard Fast [14] 1951 Novel Spartacus 2004 USA

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Spartacus "Lewis Grassic Gibbon" 1933 Novel UK

Gallic Wars

58 BC – 51 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie 1962 Tanio Boccia Italy Commentarii de Bello Gallico (uncredited) Julius Caesar (uncredited) after
51 BC
Memoir - - -
2 Vercingétorix
Druids
2001 Jacques Dorfmann France, Canada, Belgium Commentarii de Bello Gallico (uncredited) Julius Caesar (uncredited) after
51 BC
Memoir - - -

Great Roman Civil War

49 BC – 44 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Caesar and Cleopatra 1945 Gabriel Pascal UK Caesar and Cleopatra George Bernard Shaw [15] 1898 Play - - -
2 Cleopatra 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz UK, USA, Switzerland Cleopatra (?) Carlo Mario Franzero 19?? Novel? - - -
2 Catulli Carmina (uncredited) Catullus (uncredited) before 54 BC Poems - - -
3 Cleopatra * 1999 Franc Roddam Germany & USA Memoirs of Cleopatra Margaret George 1998 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The 1963 film is chiefly notable for its budget and for a performance by the callipygian Elizabeth Taylor.
    Scenes from which she is absent are mercifully better handled.
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Julius Caesar

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Julius Caesar 1953 Joseph L. Mankiewicz USA Julius Caesar William Shakespeare 1599 Play - - -
2 Julius Caesar 1970 Stuart Burge UK Julius Caesar William Shakespeare 1599 Play - - -

Final Civil Wars of the Roman Republic

45 BC –

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Antony and Cleopatra 1972 Charlton Heston UK, Spain, Switzerland Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare 1606–1607 Play - - -

Battle of Actium

2 September 31 BC

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Cleopatra 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz UK, USA, Switzerland Cleopatra (?) Carlo Mario Franzero 19?? Novel? - - -
  • ♠ The 1963 film includes an admirable account of the battle.
    The series Rome, for budgetary reasons, deals with the aftermath of Actium, not the battle directly.

Roman conquest of Britain

43–96

Bulletin ... film currently in production: Centurion by Neil Marshall

Bulletin ... film currently in production: Glastonbury: Isle of Light by David M. Evans

Bulletin ... film currently in development: Boudicca by director unknown

Bulletin ... film currently in development: I, Claudius by Jim Sheridan

Frequently filmed: I, Claudius and Claudius the God

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 I, Claudius * 1976 Herbert Wise UK I, Claudius [16][17] Robert Graves 1934 Novel - - -
1 Claudius the God [16] Robert Graves 1935 Novel - - -
2 I, Claudius 2010 Jim Sheridan UK I, Claudius Robert Graves 1934 Novel - - -
2 Claudius the God Robert Graves 1935 Novel - - -
  • * TV miniseries.

Jewish War

66–73

Siege of Masada

72–73

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Masada ** 1981 Boris Sagal USA The Antagonists Ernest K. Gann 1971 Novel - - -
2 God on Trial ♠ * 2008 Andy de Emmony UK & USA The Trial of God
Le procès de Shamgorod tel qu'il se déroula le 25 février 1649 (uncredited)
Elie Wiesel [18] (uncredited) 1979 Play - - -
  • ♠ The trial of God conducted by inmates at Auschwitz includes Masada as evidence.
  • ** TV miniseries.
  • * TV movie.

Dacian Wars

Domitian's Dacian War

86–87

Trajan's Dacian Wars

101–102
105–106

Marcomannic Wars

166–180

End of the Han Dynasty

Frequently filmed: Romance of the Three Kingdoms

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon 2008 Daniel Lee China Romance of the Three Kingdoms Luo Guanzhong (attributed) c. 1400 Novel - - -
Battle of Red Cliffs

(赤壁之戰)
208–209

Bulletin ... film now in release: Red Cliff by John Woo (shortened Western Edition)
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Red Cliff
赤壁
2008 John Woo China Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms Chen Shou before 297 Chronicle - - -
1 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Luo Guanzhong (attributed) c. 1400 Novel - - -
2 Red Cliff,
Part 2
2009 John Woo China Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms Chen Shou before 297 Chronicle - - -
2 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Luo Guanzhong (attributed) c. 1400 Novel - - -

Battle of Milvian Bridge

312 ♠

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Fabiola 1949 Alessandro Blasetti Italy Fabiola Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman 1854 Novel - - -
2 Constantine and the Cross 1962 Lionello De Felice Yugoslavia & Italy De Mortibus Persecutorum (uncredited) Lactantius (uncredited) c. 320 Non-fiction - - -

Hunnic Invasions

Campaigns of Attila

434–453

Piracy

Roman Empire

Frequently filmed: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Ben-Hur [19] 1925 Fred Niblo USA Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Gen. Lew Wallace 1880 Novel - - -
2 Ben-Hur [20] 1959 William Wyler USA Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Gen. Lew Wallace 1880 Novel - - -

Dark Ages

c. 500 – c. 1000

Battle of Badon Hill

c. 500

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last Legion 2007 Doug Lefler UK, Italy, France L'ultima legione Valerio Massimo Manfredi 2002 Novel - - -

Iberian War

526–532

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Persian War
from The Wars of Justinian
Procopius 552/554 Non-fiction Eastern Roman Empire

Vandalic War

533–534

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Vandal War
from The Wars of Justinian
Procopius 552/554 Non-fiction Eastern Roman Empire
2 Count Belisarius Robert Graves 1938 Novel UK

Gothic War

535–554

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Justinian and Theodora 1910 Otis Turner USA Justinian And Theodora: A Drama, Being A Chapter Of History And The One Gleam Of Light During The Dark Ages Elbert Hubbard & Alice Hubbard 1906 Play - - -
2 Théodora 1912 Henri Pouctal France Théodora Victorien Sardou 1884 Play - - -
3 Teodora 1919 Leopoldo Carlucci Italy Théodora Victorien Sardou 1884 Play - - -
4 Kampf um Rom I 1968 Robert Siodmak &
Andrew Marton (uncredited) & Sergiu Nicolaescu (uncredited)
West Germany, Italy, Romania A Struggle for Rome Felix Dahn 1876 Novel - - -
5 Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat 1969 Robert Siodmak &
Andrew Marton (uncredited) & Sergiu Nicolaescu (uncredited)
West Germany, Italy, Romania A Struggle for Rome Felix Dahn 1876 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The IMDb lists a story by Bulwer-Lytton as the source for this film. But there appears to be no such work.
    The 1906 play seems a more likely source.

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Gothic War
from The Wars of Justinian
Procopius 552/554 Non-fiction Eastern Roman Empire

Swedish-Geatish wars

Before 600

Frequently filmed: Beowulf

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Grendel Grendel Grendel α 1981 Alexander Stitt Australia Grendel John Gardner 1971 Novel - - -
1 Beowulf (uncredited) Beowulf poet (uncredited) c. 700–
c. 1000
Epic poem - - -
2 The 13th Warrior 1999 John McTiernan,
Michael Crichton (uncredited)
USA Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton 1976 Novel - - -
2 Kitāb ilā Malik al-Saqāliba (uncredited) Ahmad ibn Fadlan
أحمد بن فضلان‎ (uncredited)
after 922 Non-fiction - - -
2 Beowulf (uncredited) Beowulf poet (uncredited) c. 700–
c. 1000
Epic poem - - -
3 Beowulf & Grendel 2005 Sturla Gunnarsson Canada, UK, Iceland Beowulf Beowulf poet c. 700–
c. 1000
Epic poem - - -
  • α Animated film.

Frequently filmed: Das Nibelungenlied

Before 600

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried 1924 Fritz Lang Germany Das Nibelungenlied (uncredited) Nibelungenlied poet (uncredited) c. 1200 Epic poem - - -
2 Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache 1924 Fritz Lang Germany Das Nibelungenlied (uncredited) Nibelungenlied poet (uncredited) c. 1200 Epic poem - - -

Campaigns of Muhammad

Battle of Badr

17 March 624

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mohammad, Messenger of God 1977 Moustapha Akkad Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait Sirah Rasul Allah Ibn Ishaq before 767 Non-fiction - - -

Battle of Uhud

19 March 625

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mohammad, Messenger of God 1977 Moustapha Akkad Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait Sirah Rasul Allah Ibn Ishaq before 767 Non-fiction - - -
2 Muhammad: The Last Prophet 2004 Richard Rich USA Sirah Rasul Allah Ibn Ishaq before 767 Non-fiction - - -

Battle of Roncesvalles

778

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Song of Roland 1978 Frank Cassenti France La Chanson de Roland Roland poet 1040–1115 Epic poem - - -

War of Wessex with the Danes

868–878

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Alfred the Great 1969 Clive Donner UK Vita Ælfredi regis Angul Saxonum (uncredited) Asser (uncredited) 893 Non-fiction - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Last Kingdom Bernard Cornwell 2004 Novel UK

Viking Raids

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Vikings 1958 Richard Fleischer USA The Viking Edison Marshall 19?? Novel Tales of the Vikings 1959–1960 USA
2 The War Lord 1965 Franklin Schaffner USA The Lovers Leslie Stevens 196? Play - - -
  • ♠ Normans fend off Vikings in the Early Middle Ages.

Middle Ages

Canute's Conquest of England

1015–1016

Battle of Assandun

18 October 1016

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Edmund Ironside,
or War Hath Made All Friends
William Shakespeare
(attributed, disputed)
15?? Play England

Norman Conquest

1066

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 1066 and All That * 1939 ? UK 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates W. C. Sellar &
R. J. Yeatman
before 1930 Chronicle/
Humour
- - -
2 Wilhelm Cuceritorul aka William the Conqueror 1982 Sergiu Nicolaescu Romania & France Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (uncredited) Chronicle compilers before 1154 Chronicle - - -
3 1066: The Battle for Middle Earth ** May 2009 Justin Hardy UK Carmen de Hastingae Proelio [21] Guy of Amiens 1067 Epic poem - - -
3 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle [21] Chronicle compilers before 1154 Chronicle - - -
3 Heimskringla [21] Snorri Sturluson c. 1230 Saga - - -
3 Domesday Book [21] William the Conqueror (commissioned) 1086 Survey - - -
3 Bayeux Tapestry [21] Matilda of Flanders (attributed) c. 1077 ? Tapestry - - -
3 Chronicon ex Chronicis [21] John of Worcester c. 1140 Chronicle - - -
3 Gesta Normannorum Ducum [21] William of Jumieges, Orderic Vitalis, Robert of Torigni before 1186 Chronicle - - -
3 Gesta Guillelmi II Ducis Normannorum [21] William of Poitiers 1071–1077 Biography - - -
3 Historia Ecclesiastica [21] Orderic Vitalis before 1142 Chronicle - - -
3 Gesta regum Anglorum [21] William of Malmesbury 1127 Chronicle - - -
3 Roman de Rou [21] Wace c. 1175 Verse chronicle - - -
  • * TV musical.
  • ** TV miniseries.

Reconquista

Bulletin ... upcoming film: King Conqueror by director unknown

Conquest of Valencia

1094–1102

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 El Cid 1961 Anthony Mann Italy, USA, UK Cantar de Mio Cid Cid poet before 1207 Epic poem - - -

Classic never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Heart of Jade
El corazón de piedra verde
Salvador de Madariaga 1942 Novel Spain

First Crusade

1096–1099

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Rytsarskiy roman *
Рыцарский роман
2000 Aleksandr Inshakov Russia Count Robert of Paris Sir Walter Scott 1832 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Gerusalemme liberata

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Le tyran de Jérusalem 1910 Camille de Morlhon France La Jérusalem délivrée Torquato Tasso 1581 Epic poem - - -
2 Gerusalemme liberata 1910 Enrico Guazzoni Italy Gerusalemme liberata Torquato Tasso 1581 Epic poem - - -
3 La Gerusalemme liberata 1958 Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia Italy & France Gerusalemme liberata Torquato Tasso 1581 Epic poem - - -
  • ♠ Guazzoni released a version in 1913, and another in 1918. The 1918 version was reissued with sound in 1935.

11th century Scotland

1000–1099

Frequently filmed: Macbeth

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Macbeth 1908 J. Stuart Blackton USA Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
2 Macbeth 1909 Mario Caserini Italy Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
3 Macbeth 1948 Orson Welles USA Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
4 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa Japan Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
5 The Tragedy of Macbeth 1971 Roman Polanski UK & USA Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
6 Macbeth horror suite di Carmelo Bene da William Shakespeare * 1997 Carmelo Bene Italy Macbeth William Shakespeare 1605? Play - - -
  • ♠ Feudal Japan is the setting in Kurosawa's version.
  • * TV movie.

The Anarchy

1135–1154

Bulletin ... film currently in development: The Pillars of the Earth

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Pillars of the Earth * 2010 In Development Germany & Canada The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett 1989 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Siege of Shrewsbury Castle

1138

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 One Corpse Too Many * 1994 ? UK One Corpse Too Many "Ellis Peters" 1979 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines

Campaigns of Frederick Barbarossa

1155–1177

Battle of Legnano

29 May 1176

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La battaglia di Legnano
aka Barbarossa
1910 Mario Caserini Italy La battaglia di Legnano ♠ (unconfirmed) Salvatore Cammarano (unconfirmed) 1849 Libretto - - -
1 La Bataille de Toulouse, ou un Amour espagnol (uncredited) Joseph Méry (uncredited) 1836 Play - - -

Genpei War

1180–1185

Battle of Dan-no-ura

25 April 1185

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Kwaidan 1964 Masaki Kobayashi Japan Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things Lafcadio Hearn 1904 Folk tales - - -
  • ♠ One segment of this anthology film concerns the battle.

Rus–Cuman War

c. 1185

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Prince Igor
Князь Игорь
1970 Roman Tikhomirov USSR Prince Igor Alexander Borodin before 1887 Libretto - - -
1 The Lay of Igor's Host
Слово о полку Игореве
Igor poet c. 1400 Epic poem - - -

Third Crusade

1187–1192

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Al Nasser Salah Ad-Din
الناصر صلاح الدين
1963 Youssef Chahine Egypt Al Nasser Salah Ad-Din
An-Nāṣir Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn
Naguib Mahfouz [22] 195? Novel - - -

Frequently filmed: The Talisman

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Il talismano 1911 Cinès Italy The Talisman Sir Walter Scott 1825 Novel - - -
2 Richard the Lion-Hearted 1923 Chester Withey USA The Talisman Sir Walter Scott 1825 Novel - - -
3 King Richard and the Crusaders 1954 David Butler USA The Talisman Sir Walter Scott 1825 Novel - - -
4 Richard lvinoye serdtse
Ричард Львиное Сердце
1992 Yevgeni Gerasimov Russia The Talisman Sir Walter Scott 1825 Novel - - -
5 Rytsar Kennet
Рыцарь Кеннет
1993 Yevgeni Gerasimov Russia The Talisman Sir Walter Scott 1825 Novel - - -

Frequently filmed: Nathan the Wise

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Battle of Montgisard

25 November 1177

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Arn - Tempelriddaren Arn: The Knight Templar 2007 Peter Flinth Sweden, Denmark, Norway Arn: The Knight Templar Jan Guillou 195? Novel - - -

Mongol Invasions

1206–c. 1300

Campaigns of Genghis Khan

1206–1227

Bulletin ... film currently in production: The Great Khan by Sergei Bodrov
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea 2007 Shinichirō Sawai Japan & Mongolia Chi hate umi tsukiru made: shōsetsu Chingisu Hān Seiichi Morimura 198? Novel - - -
2 Mongol Монгол 2007 Sergei Bodrov Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Germany The Secret History of the Mongols (uncredited) Mongol chronicler (uncredited) after 1227 Non-fiction - - -

Children's Crusade

1212

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Crusade in Jeans 2006 Ben Sombogaart Netherlands Crusade in Jeans Thea Beckman 1973 Novel - - -

First Barons' War

1215–1217

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 King John 1899 Walter Pfeffer Dando &
William K.L. Dickson
UK King John William Shakespeare c. 1598 Play - - -

Northern Crusades

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Seventh Seal
Det sjunde inseglet
1957 Ingmar Bergman Sweden Wood Painting Trämålning Ingmar Bergman 1954 Play - - -
2 Malev 2005 Kaaren Kaer Estonia Chronicle of Henry of Livonia Henry of Livonia c. 1224 Chronicle - - -

Battle of the Ice

5 April 1242

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Alexander Nevsky
Александр Невский
1938 Sergei Eisenstein &
Dmitri Vasilyev [23]
USSR ? ?  ? Non-fiction - - -

Second Barons' War

1264–1267

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Black Rose 1950 Henry Hathaway USA The Black Rose Thomas B. Costain 1945 Novel - - -

Welsh Rebellion of 1282

1282

War of the Sicilian Vespers

1282–1302

Sicilian Vespers

30 March 1282
Films based on this rebellion tend to be performances of Verdi's opera I vespri siciliani.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Vespro siciliano 1949 Giorgio Pàstina Italy Cronica di lu rebellamentu di Sichilia contra re Carlu Atanasiu di Iaci (attributed) c. 1290 Chronicle - - -

Wars of Scottish Independence

1296–1357

Fall of the Kingdom of Albania

1368

Battle of the Field of Blackbirds

15 June 1389

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Battle of Kosovo
Бој на Косову
1989 Zdravko Šotra Yugoslavia Boj na Kosovu Ljubomir Simović 19?? Play - - -

Polish–Teutonic War

1409–1411

Battle of Grunwald

15 July 1410

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Krzyżacy 1960 Aleksander Ford Poland The Teutonic Knights Henryk Sienkiewicz [24] 1900 Novel - - -

Hundred Years' War

1337–1453

Battle of Cressy

26 August 1346

• • •

Battle of Poitiers

19 September 1356

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 A Knight's Tale 2001 Brian Helgeland USA The Canterbury Tales (uncredited) Geoffrey Chaucer (uncredited) before 1400 Poem - - -

Battle of Shrewsbury

21 July 1403

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Chimes at Midnight 1965 Orson Welles France, Spain, Switzerland Five Kings Orson Welles 1939 Play - - -
1 Henry IV, Part 1 William Shakespeare 1597 Play - - -
1 Henry IV, Part 2 William Shakespeare 1597–1599 Play - - -
1 Henry V William Shakespeare 1599 Play - - -
1 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare 1597 Play - - -
1 The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland Raphael Holinshed 1587 Chronicle - - -
  • ♠ An Orson Welles film that is very highly regarded by those who have succeeded in seeing it.

Battle of Agincourt

25 October 1415

Bulletin ... film currently in development: Azincourt by director unknown
Frequently filmed: Henry V

Also, Siege of Harfleur
1415

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France 1944 Laurence Olivier UK Henry V William Shakespeare 1599 Play - - -
2 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh UK Henry V William Shakespeare 1599 Play - - -

Siege of Orléans

1428–1429

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Joan of Arc 1948 Victor Fleming UK Joan of Lorraine Maxwell Anderson 1946 Play - - -
2 Jeanne oder Die Lerche * 1956 Franz Peter Wirth West Germany ? Jean Anouilh 195? Play - - -
3 Saint Joan 1957 Otto Preminger USA Saint Joan [25] George Bernard Shaw [15] 1923 Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Edward III William Shakespeare
(attributed, disputed)
1596 Play England

Classic in the making

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Azincourt [26] Bernard Cornwell 2008 Novel UK

What if ...

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The High Crusade Δ
High Crusade – Frikassee im Weltraum
1994 Klaus Knoesel &
Holger Neuhäuser
Germany The High Crusade Poul Anderson 1960 Novel - - -
2 Timeline 2003 Richard Donner USA Timeline Michael Crichton 1999 Novel - - -
  • Δ The film preserves the story's date but shifts the context to (a period resembling) the Third Crusade.

War of the Two Peters

1356–1375

Castilian Civil War

1366–1369

Ottoman–Hungarian Wars

1366–15??

Siege of Eger

1552

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Egri csillagok 1923 Paul Fejos
Fejős Pál
Hungary Eclipse of the Crescent Moon
Egri csillagok
Géza Gárdonyi 1899 Novel - - -
2 Egri csillagok 1968 Zoltán Várkonyi Hungary Eclipse of the Crescent Moon
Egri csillagok
Géza Gárdonyi 1899 Novel - - -

What if ...

Frequently filmed: János Vitéz
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 János vitéz 1924 Alfréd Deésy Hungary János Vitéz Sándor Petöfi 1845 Poem - - -

Ox War of 1421

1421–1422 (not to be confused with the Ox War of 1611)

Frequently filmed: Der Ochsenkrieg

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1 Der Ochsenkrieg 1920 Franz Osten Germany Der Ochsenkrieg Ludwig Ganghofer 1914 Novel
2 Der Ochsenkrieg 1943 Hans Deppe Nazi Germany Der Ochsenkrieg Ludwig Ganghofer 1914 Novel
3 Der Ochsenkrieg ** 1987 Sigi Rothemund West Germany & Czechoslovakia Der Ochsenkrieg Ludwig Ganghofer 1914 Novel
  • ** TV miniseries.

Ottoman-Albanian War

1443–14??

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Great Warrior Skanderbeg aka Великий воин Албании Скандербег 1953 Sergei Yutkevich USSR & Albania Historia de vita et gestis Scanderbegi, Epirotarum Principis Marin Barleti c. 1510 Non-fiction - - -

Fall of Constantinople

1453

Wars of the Roses

1453–1487

Frequently filmed: The Black Arrow

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Black Arrow 1948 Gordon Douglas USA The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson 1888 Novel The Black Arrow 1958 UK
2 Chyornaya strela
Чёрная стрела
1985 Sergei Tarasov USSR The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson 1888 Novel - - -
3 Black Arrow * 1985 John Hough USA & Spain The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson 1888 Novel - - -
4 La freccia nera ♠ * 2006 Fabrizio Costa Italy The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses Robert Louis Stevenson 1888 Novel La freccia nera 1968–1969 Italy
  • ♠ Inspired by Stevenson, this Italian version is set in the Tyrol, rather than England.
  • * TV movie.

Battle of Mortimer's Cross

2 February 1461

Battle of Bosworth Field

22 August 1485

Frequently filmed: Richard III
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Richard III 1912 André Calmettes &
James Keane
France & USA Richard III William Shakespeare 1591 Play - - -
2 Richard III 1955 Laurence Olivier UK Richard III William Shakespeare 1591 Play - - -
3 Richard III 1995 Richard Loncraine UK & USA Richard III William Shakespeare 1591 Play - - -
  • ♠ This version is set in a Fascist Britain.

Burgundian Wars

1474–1477

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Charles the Bold
La fin de Charles le Téméraire
1910 Georges Denola France Anne of Geierstein,
or The Maiden of the Mist
Sir Walter Scott 1829 Novel - - -

Mad War

1485–1488

Saltpeter War

1480–1510 [27]

Granada War

1482–1492

16th century

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

1519–1521

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Fall of Montezuma 1912 Harry McRae Webster USA Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (uncredited) Bernal Díaz del Castillo ♠ (uncredited) 1576 Memoir - - -
1 History of the Conquest of Mexico ... (uncredited) William H. Prescott ♠ (uncredited) 1843 Non-fiction - - -
2 Captain from Castile 1947 Henry King USA Captain From Castile Samuel Shellabarger 1945 Novel - - -
3 La Controverse de Valladolid ♦ * 1992 Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe France La Controverse de Valladolid Jean-Claude Carrière 1992 Novel - - -
4 Fray Bartolomé de las Casas 1993 Sergio Olhovich Mexico Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (?) Jaime Salom 19?? Novel - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Indian Emperour John Dryden 1665 Play England
2 The Heart of Jade
El corazón de piedra verde
Salvador de Madariaga 1942 Novel Spain
3 Malinche Laura Esquivel 2006 Novel Mexico

Conquest of New Galicia

Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Nayar [28]
Nayar
Miguel Ángel Menéndez 1940 Novel Mexico

Battle of Mactan

27 April 1521
(This skirmish resulted in the death of Magellan before he had completed his circumnavigation of the globe.)

Peasants' War

1524–1525

Frequently filmed: Luther

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Luther 1973 Guy Green USA Luther [29][30] John Osborne 1961 Play - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Florian Geyer. Die Tragödie des Bauernkrieges Gerhart Hauptmann [31] 1896 Play Germany
2 The Devil and the Good Lord Jean-Paul Sartre [32] 1951 Play France

Münster Rebellion

1534–1535

Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Unfortunate Traveller, or the Life of Jack Wilton Thomas Nashe 1594 Novel England
2 Le prophète Eugène Scribe 1849 Libretto France

Russo-Kazan Wars

1467–1552

Bulletin ... Film recently released: Ivan the Terrible by Andrei Eshpai

Fall of Kazan

1552

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Boris Godunov 1954 Vera Stroyeva USSR Boris Godunov Modest Mussorgsky 1874 Libretto - - -
1 Boris Godunov Aleksandr Pushkin 1825 Play - - -
1 History of the Russian State
Истории государства Российского
Nikolay Karamzin 1816–1829 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ A song about Ivan the Terrible and the Fall of Kazan is sung by Varlaam, a drunken vagabond monk, at an inn on the Lithuanian border.

Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire

1526–1572

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Royal Hunt of the Sun 1969 Irving Lerner UK The Royal Hunt of the Sun Peter Shaffer 1964 Play - - -

Classic never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The History of the Conquest of Peru William H. Prescott 1847 Non-fiction USA

Inca Civil War

1525–1527

Spanish conquest of Chile

1541–1598

Bulletin ... film currently in production: Finis Terrae: La voluntad de ser by director unknown

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La Araucana 1971 Julio Coll Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru La Araucana
La Araucana
Alonso de Ercilla 1569/
1578/
1589
Epic poem - - -

Arauco War

1536–1883

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Cautiverio Feliz
Cautiverio Feliz
1998 Cristián Sánchez Chile Cautiverio feliz
Cautiverio feliz
Francisco Núñez de Pineda
y Bascuñán
1673/
1863
Memoir - - -

Great Italian Wars

1494–1559

Italian War of 1551–59

1551–1559

Battle of St. Quentin

1557

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Return of Martin Guerre 1982 Daniel Vigne France Arrest Memorable (uncredited) Jean de Coras (uncredited) 1565 Memoir - - -
1 The Return of Martin Guerre (uncredited) Natalie Zemon Davis ♠ (uncredited) 1983 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Davis was a consultant on the film.

Russo-Swedish War of 1554

1554–1557 (followed by the Livonian War [q.v.])

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Gustav Vasa * 1965 Henrik Dyfverman Sweden Gustav Vasa August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
2 Kustaa Vaasa * 1969 Mirjam Himberg Finland Gustav Vasa August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Livonian War

1558–1582 (coincident with the Northern Seven Years' War [q.v.])

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Erik XIV * 1965 Mirjam Himberg Finland Erik XIV August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
2 Viimne reliikvia 1969 Grigori Kromanov USSR (Estonian SSR) Furst Gabriel or Last Days of the Pirita Monastery Eduard Bornhöhe 1893 Novel - - -
3 Kolme katku vahel * 1970 Virve Aruoja USSR (Estonian SSR) Kolme katku vahel Jaan Kross 1970 Novel - - -
4 Erik XIV * 1974 Kurt-Olof Sundström Sweden Erik XIV August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Takeda campaigns

Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima

1561

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Samurai Banners
Fūrin Kazan
1969 Hiroshi Inagaki Japan The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan
Fūrin Kazan
Yasushi Inoue 1955 Novel - - -
2 Fūrin Kazan ***
Fūrin Kazan
2007 Kazuhiko Shimizu Japan The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan
Fūrin Kazan
Yasushi Inoue 1955 Novel - - -
  • ♣ In addition, Japanese Wikipedia lists 3 radio adaptations of Inoue's novel between 1969 and 2006.
  • *** TV series.

French Wars of Religion

1562–1598

St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

1572

Frequently filmed: La Reine Margot
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Queen Margot 1994 Patrice Chéreau France La Reine Margot Alexandre Dumas, père 1845 Novel - - -
Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Massacre at Paris (incomplete) Christopher Marlowe 1593 Play England
2 Paris ma bonne ville from Fortune de France Robert Merle [33] 1980 Novel/ [34]
Triskaidecalogy
France

Northern Seven Years' War

1563–1570

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Erik XIV * 1965 Mirjam Himberg Finland Erik XIV August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
2 Erik XIV * 1974 Kurt-Olof Sundström Sweden Erik XIV August Strindberg 1899 Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Japanese Warring States Period

1467–1600

Battle of Nagashino

1575

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Kagemusha 1980 Akira Kurosawa Japan Kōyō Gunkan (uncredited) Kōsaka Masanobu (attributed) 1616 Non-fiction - - -

Eighty Years' War

1568–1648
(The Dutch Revolt merges into the Thirty Years' War.)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Alatriste 2006 Agustín Díaz Yanes Spain The Adventures of Captain Alatriste Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1996 Novels - - -

Occupation of the Spanish Netherlands

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Carnival in Flanders [35]
La Kermesse héroïque
1935 Jacques Feyder France &
Nazi Germany
"La Kermesse héroïque" (?) Charles Spaak 1929 Story - - -

Anglo–Spanish War of 1585

1585–1604

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Sea Hawk 1924 Frank Lloyd USA The Sea Hawk Rafael Sabatini 1915 Novel - - -
2 Young Bess 1953 George Sidney USA Young Bess Margaret Irwin 1944 Novel - - -

Battle of Gravelines

1588

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Fire Over England 1937 William K. Howard UK Fire Over England A. E. W. Mason 1936 Novel - - -

Long War

1593–1606

17th century

The Time of Troubles

1598–1613

Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618)

1605–1618

Polish Invasion of 1605

1605

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Boris Godunov 1954 Vera Stroyeva USSR Boris Godunov Modest Mussorgsky 1874 Libretto - - -
1 Boris Godunov Aleksandr Pushkin 1825 Play - - -
1 History of the Russian State
Истории государства Российского (uncredited)
Nikolay Karamzin (uncredited) 1816–1829 Non-fiction - - -
Retaking of Moscow

1612

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Minin and Pozharsky
Минин и Пожарский
1939 Vsevolod Pudovkin & Mikhail Doller USSR Russians at the Beginning of the XVII Century
Русские в начале XVII века
Viktor Shklovsky 193? Novel - - -

Thirty Years' War

1618–1648

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last Valley 1971 James Clavell UK & USA The Fat Valley J.B. Pick 1959 Novel - - -

Frequently filmed: Wallenstein

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Wallenstein, 1. Teil - Wallensteins Macht 1925 Rolf Randolf Germany Wallenstein Part 1 Friedrich Schiller (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1799 Play - - -
1 Wallenstein (uncredited)(unconfirmed) Alfred Döblin (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1920 Novel - - -
2 Wallenstein, 2. Teil - Wallensteins Tod 1925 Rolf Randolf Germany Wallenstein Part 2 Friedrich Schiller (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1799 Play - - -
2 Wallenstein (uncredited)(unconfirmed) Alfred Döblin (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1920 Novel - - -
3 Wallenstein * 1961 Franz Peter Wirth West Germany Wallenstein Friedrich Schiller 1799 Play trilogy - - -
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Simplicius Simplicissimus

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Simplicius Simplicissimus * 1961 Hans Hartleb West Germany Simplicius Simplicissimus Christoffel von Grimmelshausen 1668 Novel - - -
1 Simplicius Simplicissimus Karl Amadeus Hartmann with
Hermann Scherchen
1956–1957 Libretto - - -
1 Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend Karl Amadeus Hartmann with
Hermann Scherchen
1934–1935 Libretto - - -
2 Abenteuerlicher Simplizissimus * 1975 Fritz Umgelter West Germany & France Simplicius Simplicissimus Christoffel von Grimmelshausen 1668 Novel - - -
3 Simplicius * 1999 Thomas Grimm Switzerland Simplicius Simplicissimus Christoffel von Grimmelshausen 1668 Novel - - -
3 Simplicius Victor Léon 1887 Libretto - - -
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: I Promessi Sposi

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Frequently filmed: Mother Courage and Her Children

Brecht's principal character was inspired by the Landstörtzerin Courasche from Grimmelshausen (see above). [36]
[37]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Battle of Breitenfeld

17 September 1631 [38]

Battle of Lützen

16 November 1632 [38]

Siege of Arras

1640

Frequently filmed: Cyrano de Bergerac
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Cyrano de Bergerac 1950 Michael Gordon USA Cyrano de Bergerac [39] Edmond Rostand 1897 Play - - -
2 Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau France Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand 1897 Play - - -

Battle of Rocroi

19 May 1643

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Alatriste 2006 Agustín Díaz Yanes Spain The Adventures of Captain Alatriste Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1996 Novels - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Warwolf
Der Wehrwolf: Eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg
Hermann Löns 1910 Novel Germany

Pictorials

# Artist Work Date Type Country
1 Jacques Callot Les Grandes Misères de la guerre 1633 Etchings Lorraine

Franco-Spanish War of 1635

1635–1659

Siege of La Rochelle

1627–1628 [40]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Under the Red Robe 1923 Alan Crosland USA Under the Red Robe Stanley J. Weyman 1894 Novel - - -
2 Under the Red Robe 1937 Victor Sjöström UK & USA Under the Red Robe Stanley J. Weyman 1894 Novel - - -
2 Under the Red Robe Edward Rose 1896 Play - - -

Frequently filmed: The Three Musketeers

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Four Musketeers 1974 Richard Lester Spain & Panama The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas, père 1844 Novel - - -
  • ♠ These versions of the story mention La Rochelle.

Shimabara Rebellion

1637–1638

Bulletin ... film now in production: Silence by Martin Scorsese

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Silence 2010 Martin Scorsese USA? Silence
沈黙 [41]
Shusaku Endo 1966 Novel - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Stained Glass Elegies [42] Shusaku Endo 1990? Stories Japan

Battle of Mbororé

Battaglia di Mbororé (Italian), Batalla de Mbororé (Spanish), Batalha de Mbororé (Portuguese)
11 March 1641

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Mission 1986 Roland Joffé UK "1 Corinthians 13"
from 1 Corinthians
St. Paul c. 55 Scripture/
Epistle
- - -
  • ♠ The film, in general, depicts the Guarani War of 1756, but it also incorporates this earlier battle.[43]

English Civil War

1642–1651 (followed by the Commonwealth, the Protectorate and the Restoration)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Witchfinder General 1968 Michael Reeves UK Witchfinder General Ronald Bassett 1966 Novel - - -
2 Winstanley 1975 Kevin Brownlow UK Comrade Jacob David Caute 1962 Novel - - -
3 The Devil's Whore * 2008 Marc Munden UK Wicked Women in the 17th Century Martine Brant 200? Thesis - - -
3 ? Anne, Lady Fanshawe 16?? Diaries - - -
  • * TV movie.

Battle of Naseby

14 June 1645

Frequently filmed: The Children of the New Forest
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Children of the New Forest 1998 Andrew Morgan UK The Children of the New Forest Captain Marryat 1847 Novel - - -

Third English Civil War

1649–1651

Battle of Worcester

3 September 1651

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Royal Oak 1923 Maurice Elvey UK The Royal Oak Henry Hamilton & Augustus Harris 188? Play - - -
2 The Moonraker 1958 David MacDonald UK The Moonraker Arthur Watkyn 19?? Play - - -
Frequently filmed: The Children of the New Forest
(See above)

English Restoration

1660

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Forever Amber 1947 Otto Preminger USA Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor 1944 Novel - - -
2 The First Churchills ** 1969 David Giles UK Marlborough: His Life and Times Winston Churchill [44] 1933–1938 Biography - - -
3 Restoration 1995 Michael Hoffman USA & UK Restoration Rose Tremain 1989 Novel - - -
4 Charles II: The Power and the Passion ** 2003 Joe Wright UK King Charles II (uncredited) Lady
Antonia Fraser (uncredited)
1979 Biography - - -
5 Stage Beauty 2004 Sir Richard Eyre UK & USA Compleat Female Stage Beauty Jeffrey Hatcher 200? Play - - -
5 Diary of Samuel Pepys (uncredited) Samuel Pepys (uncredited) 1660–1669/
1825
Diary - - -
6 The Libertine 2004 Laurence Dunmore UK The Libertine Stephen Jeffreys 1994 Play - - -
6 Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery Earl of Rochester (attributed) c. 1672 Play - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.
Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 A Journal of the Plague Year Daniel Defoe 1722 Novel Great Britain

Cretan War

1645–1669

Masaniello's Revolt

1647 [45]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Dumb Girl of Portici 1916 Lois Weber &
Phillips Smalley
USA La muette de Portici Germain Delavigne & Eugène Scribe 1828 Libretto - - -
  • ♠ A silent film based on the libretto to Auber's opera.

Khmelnytsky Uprising

1648–1654

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Le procès de Shamgorod * 1982 Yves-André Hubert France The Trial of God
Le procès de Shamgorod tel qu'il se déroula le 25 février 1649
Elie Wiesel [18] 1979 Play - - -
2 With Fire and Sword 1999 Jerzy Hoffman Poland With Fire and Sword Henryk Sienkiewicz [24] 1884 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Taras Bulba

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Taras Bulba 1938 Vladimir Strizhevsky & Joseph N. Ermolieff Nazi Germany Taras Bulba Nikolai Gogol 1835 Novel - - -
2 Tarass Boulba 1936 Alexis Granowsky France & UK Taras Bulba Nikolai Gogol 1835 Novel - - -
3 The Rebel Son 1938 Adrian Brunel, Albert de Courville, Alexis Granowsky UK Taras Bulba Nikolai Gogol 1835 Novel - - -
4 Taras Bulba 1962 J. Lee Thompson Yugoslavia & USA Taras Bulba Nikolai Gogol 1835 Novel - - -

The Deluge

1655–1660

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Colonel Wolodyjowski 1969 Jerzy Hoffman Poland Fire in the Steppe Henryk Sienkiewicz [24] 1888 Novel - - -
2 The Deluge 1974 Jerzy Hoffman Poland The Deluge Henryk Sienkiewicz [24] 1886 Novel - - -

Ottoman-Habsburg War of 1663

1663–1664 (Türkenkrieg 1663–1664)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Der Cornet - Die Weise von Liebe und Tod 1955 Walter Reisch West Germany "The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke"
"Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke"
Rainer Maria Rilke 1906 Story - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Bridge on the Drina
Дрини ћуприја
Ivo Andrić [46] 1945 Novel Yugoslavia

Second Dutch War

1665–1667

Capture of New Amsterdam

(now New York City)
27 August 1664

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Peter Stuyvesant 1924 Frank Tuttle USA Dutch and English on the Hudson: a chronicle of colonial New York Maud W. Goodwin 1919 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Under Dutch governor Stuyvesant's harsh rule, Englishman George Baxter revolts. He fails, but appeals to King Charles. The smuggling of goods duty free into New England is an issue. English ships arrive in harbour. Townsfolk petition for surrender. Stuyvesant complies.[47]

Third Dutch War

1672–1674

Frequently filmed: The Black Tulip

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Das Fest der schwarzen Tulpe 1920 Marie Luise Droop & Muhsin Ertuğrul Germany La Tulipe noire Alexandre Dumas, père 1850 Novel - - -
2 The Black Tulip
De Zwarte Tulp
1921 Maurits Binger &
Frank Richardson
Netherlands & UK La Tulipe noire Alexandre Dumas, père 1850 Novel - - -

Franco-Dutch War

1672–1678

Scanian War

1675–1679

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Snapphanar aka Scanian Guerrilla 1941 Åke Ohberg Sweden Snapphanar Karl Ragnar Gierow 194? Novel - - -

Palmares War

(Guerra dos escravos)
1675–1677
1679–1695

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Ganga Zumba 1963 Cacá Diegues Brazil Ganga Zumba João Felício dos Santos 196? Non-fiction? - - -
2 Quilombo 1984 Cacá Diegues Brazil & France Ganga Zumba João Felício dos Santos 196? Non-fiction? - - -
2 Palmares. A guerra dos escravos. Décio Freitas 1973 Non-fiction - - -
2 Relação das guerras de Palmares ? 1678 Non-fiction - - -

Monmouth Rebellion

1685

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The First Churchills * 1969 David Giles UK Marlborough: His Life and Times Winston Churchill [44] 1933–1938 Biography - - -
  • * TV miniseries.

Frequently filmed: Lorna Doone

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Lorna Doone 1922 Maurice Tourneur USA Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor R.D. Blackmore 1869 Novel - - -
2 Lorna Doone 1934 Basil Dean UK Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor R.D. Blackmore 1869 Novel - - -
3 Lorna Doone 2001 Mike Barker UK Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor R.D. Blackmore 1869 Novel - - -

Frequently filmed: Captain Blood

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Captain Blood 1935 Michael Curtiz USA Captain Blood: His Odyssey Rafael Sabatini 1922 Novel - - -

Glorious Revolution

1688–1689

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The First Churchills * 1969 David Giles UK Marlborough: His Life and Times Winston Churchill [44] 1933–1938 Biography - - -
  • * TV miniseries.

Frequently filmed: Captain Blood

(See above)

Frequently filmed: The Man Who Laughs

The novel concerns the cruelties of King James II.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Man Who Laughs 1928 Paul Leni USA The Man Who Laughs
L'Homme qui rit
Victor Hugo 1869 Novel - - -

Nine Years' War

1688–1697

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The First Churchills ** 1969 David Giles UK Marlborough: His Life and Times Winston Churchill [44] 1933–1938 Biography - - -
2 The King's Whore
La putain du roi
1990 Axel Corti UK, Austria,
France, Italy
Jeanne de Luynes, comtesse de Verue Jacques Tournier 19?? Novel - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.

Piracy and privateering

17th century

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Frenchman's Creek 1944 Mitchell Leisen USA Frenchman's Creek Daphne du Maurier 1942 Novel - - -
2 Frenchman's Creek * 1998 Ferdinand Fairfax UK Frenchman's Creek Daphne du Maurier 1942 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Blockade of Callao

May 1624

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Pirates in Callao α 2005 Eduardo Schuldt Peru Piratas en el Callao Hernán Garrido Lecca 199? Children's book - - -
  • α Animated film.

Sack of Panama

1671

Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Cup of Gold: A life of Sir Henry Morgan,
Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History
John Steinbeck [48] 1929 Novel USA
  • ♠ Steinbeck's first work was an historical novel, rather than the social realism for which he is best known.

18th century

Great Northern War

1700–1721

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Peter the First, Part Two 1938 Vladimir Petrov USSR Peter the First [49] Alexei Tolstoy 1929–1934 Novel - - -
2 Hrabina Cosel 1968 Jerzy Antczak Poland Hrabina Cosel Józef Ignacy Kraszewski 1873 Novel - - -
3 Epitaph für einen König * 1969 Fritz Umgelter West Germany Carl XII August Strindberg 1901 Play - - -
4 Karl XII * 1974 Keve Hjelm Sweden Carl XII August Strindberg 1901 Play - - -
5 Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria: Gräfin Cosel * 1985 Hans-Joachim Kasprzik East Germany Hrabina Cosel Józef Ignacy Kraszewski 1873 Novel - - -
6 Peter the Great * 1986 Marvin J. Chomsky & Lawrence Schiller USA Peter the Great: His Life and World [50] Robert K. Massie 1980 Non-fiction - - -

War of the Spanish Succession

1701–1714

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The First Churchills * 1969 David Giles UK Marlborough: His Life and Times Winston Churchill [44] 1933–1938 Biography - - -
  • * TV miniseries.

First Jacobite Rebellion

(aka The '15)
1715

Pontcallec Conspiracy

1718–1720

War of the Polish Succession

1733–1738

Campaigns of Nader Shah

Invasion of India

1738–1739

War of the Austrian Succession

1740–1748

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria: Brühl * 1985 Hans-Joachim Kasprzik East Germany Bruehl Józef Ignacy Kraszewski 1874 Novel - - -

Second Jacobite Rebellion

(aka The '45)
1745–1746
The rebellion broke out as Great Britain was heavily involved in the War of the Austrian Succession,
just as the Easter Rebellion broke out as Britain was heavily involved in World War I.

Frequently filmed: Redgauntlet
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
Battle of Culloden

1746

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Culloden [51] * 1964 Peter Watkins UK Culloden John Prebble 1962 Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.
Justice and Retribution
Frequently filmed: Kidnapped
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Waverley Sir Walter Scott 1814 Novel UK

Seven Years' War

1754–1763

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Fridericus 1937 Johannes Meyer Nazi Germany Fridericus Walter von Molo 1918 Novel - - -
2 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick UK The Luck of Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray 1844 Novel - - -
3 Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria: Brühl * 1985 Hans-Joachim Kasprzik East Germany Bruehl Józef Ignacy Kraszewski 1874 Novel - - -
4 Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria - Aus dem siebenjährigen Krieg * 1987 Hans-Joachim Kasprzik East Germany Z siedmioletniej wojny Józef Ignacy Kraszewski 1875 Novel - - -

Battle of Burkersdorf

21 July 1762 [38]

Third Silesian War

1756–1763

Classic never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Ein Feldlager in Schlesien Ludwig Rellstab (attributed), Eugène Scribe (uncredited) 1844 Libretto Prussia, France

French and Indian War

(Known in the USA as the French and Indian War. Known in Canada as the Seven Years' War.)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Northwest Passage 1940 King Vidor USA Northwest Passage Kenneth Roberts [52] 1937 Novel Northwest Passage 1958–1959 USA
Frequently filmed: The Pathfinder
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Pathfinder 1952 Sidney Salkow USA The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea James Fenimore Cooper 1840 Novel - - -
Battle of Fort Necessity

3 July 1754

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 George Washington * 1984 Buzz Kulik USA George Washington: The Forge of Experience James Thomas Flexner 1965 Biography - - -
1 George Washington in the American Revolution James Thomas Flexner 1968 Biography - - -
  • * TV movie.
Battle of the Monongahela

9 July 1755

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 George Washington * 1984 Buzz Kulik USA George Washington: The Forge of Experience James Thomas Flexner 1965 Biography - - -
1 George Washington in the American Revolution James Thomas Flexner 1968 Biography - - -
  • * TV movie.
Siege of Fort William Henry

3–9 August 1757

Frequently filmed: The Last of the Mohicans
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last of the Mohicans [53] 1920 Clarence Brown & Maurice Tourneur USA The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel - - -
2 The Last of the Mohicans 1932 Ford Beebe & B. Reeves Eason USA The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans 1957 Canada
3 The Last of the Mohicans 1936 George B. Seitz USA The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel The Last of the Mohicans 1971 UK
4 Der letzte Mohikaner 1965 Harald Reinl West Germany, Italy, Spain The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel - - -
5 Uncas, el fin de una raza 1965 Mateo Cano Spain, Italy The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel - - -
6 Ultimul Mohican 1968 Sergiu Nicolaescu,
Jean Dréville,
Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Romania & France The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel - - -
7 The Last of the Mohicans 1992 Michael Mann USA The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper 1826 Novel - - -
Battle of Fort Duquesne

15 September 1758

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Gateway to the West 1924 Webster Campbell USA The Conquest of New France George M. Wrong 1910 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Prime Minister Newcastle asks Dinwiddie of Virginia to oust the French. Dinwiddie settles on Washington (Arthur Vinton). But the defeat of the French at Fort Le Boeuf is followed by Washington's defeat at Fort Duquesne, then his retreat to Broad Meadows and surrender.[54]
Battle of the Plains of Abraham

13 September 1759

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Wolfe and Montcalm 1924 Kenneth S. Webb USA The Conquest of New France George M. Wrong 1910 Non-fiction - - -
Classics never filmed
# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Plains of Abraham James Oliver Curwood 1928 Novel USA

Third Carnatic War

1756–1763

Guarani War

1756

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Mission 1986 Roland Joffé UK "1 Corinthians 13"
from 1 Corinthians
St. Paul c. 55 Scripture/
Epistle
- - -

Pontiac's War

1763–1766

Fall of Fort Venango

16 June 1763

↓↓

Siege of Fort Pitt

June – August 1763

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Unconquered 1947 Cecil B. DeMille USA Unconquered, a Novel of the Pontiac Conspiracy [58] Neil H. Swanson 1947 [59]¤ Novel - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 Wacousta; Or, The Prophecy:
A Tale of the Canadas
John Richardson 1832 Novel Upper Canada
2 Wacousta! James Reaney 1979 Play Canada

Black Boys Uprising

1769

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Allegheny Uprising 1939 William A. Seiter USA The First Rebel: Being a lost chapter of our history and a true narrative of America's first uprising against English military authority Neil H. Swanson 1937 Novel? - - -
1 Colonel James Smith's Life Among the Delawares, 1755-1759 James Smith 17?? Memoir - - -

Mysore Wars

1766–1799 [60]

Third Mysore War

1789–1792

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Sword of Tipu Sultan * 1990 Akbar Khan &
Sanjay Khan
India The Sword of Tipu Sultan Bhagwan Gidwani 198? Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.

Russo-Turkish War of 1768

1768–1774

What if ...

Frequently filmed: Baron Munchausen
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Münchhausen 1943 Josef von Báky Nazi Germany The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen Rudolf Erich Raspe 1785 Stories - - -
2 Baron Prášil 1961 Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen Rudolf Erich Raspe 1785 Stories - - -
3 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Terry Gilliam UK & West Germany The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen Rudolf Erich Raspe 1785 Stories - - -
  • ♠ The Munchausen stories were published in English by Raspe, then translated back into German by Bürger. The historical Baron Münchhausen († 1797), a German in Russian service at a somewhat earlier period, had been a notable teller of tall tales.

Pugachev's Rebellion

1774–1775

Frequently filmed: The Captain's Daughter

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La figlia del capitano
La figlia del capitano
1947 Mario Camerini Italy The Captain's Daughter
Капитанская дочка
Alexander Pushkin 1836 Novel - - -
2 Kapitanskaya Dochka
Капитанская дочка
1959 Vladimir Kaplunovsky USSR The Captain's Daughter
Капитанская дочка
Alexander Pushkin 1836 Novel - - -
3 Russkiy Bunt
Русский бунт
1999 Aleksandr Proshkin Russia The Captain's Daughter
Капитанская дочка
Alexander Pushkin 1836 Novel - - -
3 The History of the Pugachov Revolt
История пугачевского бунта
Alexander Pushkin 1834 Non-fiction - - -

For later conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — 1775–1898.

References

Notes

  1. ^ Recipient of the ivy wreath for best tragedy at the Athenian Dionysia in 467 BC.
  2. ^ Recipient of the ivy wreath for best tragedy at the Athenian Dionysia in 442 BC.
  3. ^ Recipient of the ivy wreath for best tragedy at the Athenian Dionysia in 472 BC.
  4. ^ Πέρσαι is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre.
  5. ^ A similar comic theme was used in the Korean War series M*A*S*H, specifically, the Season 1 episode entitled "Edwina".
  6. ^ Source: IMDb main section.
  7. ^ Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1973. Note: This date has the book winning an award prior to its publication.
  8. ^ Source: Lavington (q.v.), p. 269–270.
  9. ^ Source: DVD documentary. Oliver Stone refers to "Fox" and his "book".
  10. ^ Source: DVD documentary. Plutarch is cited by producer Thomas Schühly.
  11. ^ Source: German Wikipedia. [D]ie Bíoi parálleloi (οἱ βίοι παράλληλοι, Vitae parallelae, „Parallele Lebensbeschreibungen“) ... wurden ab 96 begonnen.
  12. ^ On the other hand, Fox is credited by the DVD documentary as "historical consultant / author".
  13. ^ Recipient of the highly coveted Mussolini Cup for Best Italian Film of 1937 at the Venice Film Festival.
  14. ^ Fast was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1953.
  15. ^ a b Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.
  16. ^ a b Joint recipients of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1934. Note: This date has the sequel winning an award prior to its publication.
  17. ^ Recipient of the Hawthornden Prize in 1935.
  18. ^ a b Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
  19. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1997.
  20. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2004.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Source: 1066: Behind the Story, researcher Greg Jenner, 17 April 2009.
  22. ^ Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988.
  23. ^ Dmitri Ivanovich Vasilyev, Дмитрий Иванович Васильев, († 1984) has no page (as of June 2009) at Russian Wikipedia. He appears only on a disambiguation page, described as a советский кинорежиссёр or Soviet film director. Linguists may note that the Russian word for film director is a combination of the German Kino (cinema) and the French régisseur (manager, director).
  24. ^ a b c d Sienkiewicz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905.
  25. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1993.
  26. ^ This novel purports to be the first novel on the Battle of Agincourt in a century. What is that earlier novel?
  27. ^ Does this war have a conventional name in English? (The editor has coined "Saltpeter War" by translating from the Spanish Guerra del Salitre.) But there is already another Saltpeter War / Guerra del Salitre. That is an alternative name for the War of the Pacific.
  28. ^ Recipient of the Mexican Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1940.
  29. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1964.
  30. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in 1964.
  31. ^ Hauptmann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912.
  32. ^ Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but declined to accept.
  33. ^ Merle was awarded the Grand Prix Jean-Giono in 2003.
  34. ^ The Fortune de France series may or may not conform to the precise definition of a French roman fleuve cycle. However the term is applied to the series by readers ([1] and [2]), and by this article from French Wikipédia.
    Robert Merle a écrit une fresque historique qu'il a située au début du récit (tome 1) à Siorac. Ce magnifique roman historique, fleuve, a contribué à faire connaître à un très large public le nom de Siorac.
  35. ^ According to French Wikipédia, the film is discussed by Tuesday Weld and Steve McQueen in Le Kid de Cincinnati (The Cincinnati Kid).
  36. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award in 1963.
  37. ^ Brecht was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1954.
  38. ^ a b c Designated by Stephen Crane as one of the Great Battles of the World, from his book of the same title.
    See the List of films based on war books — 1775–1898 for further information.
  39. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1985.
  40. ^ The final Nazi war epic, Kolberg, premiered at the besieged naval base in La Rochelle in 1945.
  41. ^ Recipient of the Tanizaki Prize in 1966.
  42. ^ Recommended by Sebastian Faulks.
    Source: Faulks and Hensgen (q.v.).
  43. ^ Source: Historical basis for The Mission.
  44. ^ a b c d e Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
  45. ^ Does this event have a conventional name in English? (The editor has coined "Masaniello's Revolt".) Italian Wikipedia does not give it a name either, calling it "la rivolta popolare animata da Masaniello e Giulio Genoino contro il regime vicereale spagnolo". Accurate, but not helpful.
  46. ^ Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961.
  47. ^ Source: Hartley (q.v.), p. 78. The information on this film at the IMDb is incomplete.
  48. ^ Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
  49. ^ The novel was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1941.
  50. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.
  51. ^ Recipient of the BAFTA Award for Specialised Programmes in 1965.
  52. ^ Roberts was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 1957 for his historical novels.
  53. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1995.
  54. ^ Source: Hartley (q.v.), p. 160. The information on this film at the IMDb is incomplete and incorrect.
  55. ^ At the time, Newcastle was nominally in charge, but only with the understanding that Pitt would be running the war.
    Source: Encyclopædia Britannica, Micropedia, Vol. 9, p. 478. 2007.
  56. ^ "The battle [shows] gruesome scenes of agony as Wolfe and Montcalm die... There is a ... gory glorification of war. The long scenes of the death agonies of Wolfe and Montcalm seem unnecessary." (Hartley)
  57. ^ Source: Hartley (q.v.), p. 161. The information on this film at the IMDb is incomplete.
  58. ^ The IMDb lists The Judas Tree (1933, 360 pp.) as the title of the source novel. Unconquered, the novel (1947, 440 pp.), appeared in the same year as the film. Could that be a retitled reprint? The 1948 edition of Unconquered had only 376 pages.
  59. ^ Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the US Library of Congress.
    Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  60. ^ The traditional name Mysore Wars is still in use.

Bibliography

  • Clarke, James. Virgin Film: War Films, Virgin Books, London, 2006.
  • Faulks, Sebastian and Jörg Hensgen. The Vintage Book of War Stories, Vintage, London, 1999.
  • Hartley, William H., Ed.D. Selected Films for American History and Problems, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, 1940.
  • Lavington, Stephen. Virgin Film: Oliver Stone, Virgin Books, London, 2004.
  • 100 Greatest War Movies, special issue of Military History Magazine, Weider History Group, Leesburg, Virginia, 2007.

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