Having watched Miss Potter this week, I got to thinking about the movies I've watched that are about historical figures or that take place in days gone by.
Here are five of my favorite historical films.
Dangerous Liasions is probably my favorite of all historical films. I think this has to do with the brilliance and downright sexiness of John Malkovich as Valmont. Glenn Close was also superb in her role.
I never could bring myself to watch the version of this film where Colin Firth plays that part, because I simply can't see Colin as a villain.
This movie was super sexy and sensual without crossing the line to soft core porn. (You know, in films like The Other Boleyn Girl)
Vanity Fair is another historical film that I adored, based on Thackery's epic novel and starring Reese Witherspoon.
Another really sexy historical film.
Do you see a pattern here?
I like smutty historical flicks!
The Duchess is stunning. Keira Knightley place Duchess Georgina of Devonshire wonderfully.
This is the kind of film that makes you want to learn more about the life of the woman that the film is about.
The first two films were based on classic novels, this one is based on a real person, and a descendant of Princess Diana too! Oh and on the eye candy front there's Ralph Fiennes to drool on too.
Nanny McPhee is the family friendly additon to this list.
Colin Firth had to be in one of the films on this list, right?
I absolutely loved this film.
Nanny McPhee is a film that you will want to watch over and over. Great film for both kids and parents.
Chocolat has to make the list for a more contemporary historical.
This film is just beautiful. Everything about it is beautiful, the story, the cast, the scenery, the cast...did I mention Johnny Depp is in this film?
He not a true starring character, but his Roux is superb, proof that he doesn't always have to play the quirky character to be fantastic!