Modern movies in the vein of 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen': watch Victorian-era gentlemen battle Machiavellian evil-geniuses, woefully under-equipped colonial foes, and, the greatest enemy of all: their own emotions. Oh, and yes, we realize not all fit directly in to the Victorian era - pedants!
Inspired by the industrialized Western world of the 19th Century, these post 2000 films often feature alternate realities where steam-power was never supplanted by electricity. Fans of H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, or Jules Verne will have plenty to pick from.
Whether they follow a more traditional pattern, like the newly released Mr Holmes, or tend towards the grittier side of things, like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', the whodunit mysteries in this collection prove the genre's charms have not diminished with time.
Movies in the vein of 'Pirates of the Caribbean': Daredevil heroes, sword-fights, treasure, and maidens in need of a-rescuing abound in these contemporary swashbucklers. Check out 'Captain Alatriste' for a hidden-gem starring none other than Viggo Mortensen!
While most will know her as 'The Girl Who Did Not Very Sensible Things With Dangerous Objects', Swedish starlet Noomi Rapace has proven her versatility as an actress in everything from erotic thriller 'Passion' to harrowing character study 'Daisy Diamond'.
10-part drama set in 1930s London focusing on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. The show will follow Robert Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity and the true nature of his family's cursed history.
Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.