1780s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1780s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, melancholic, dramatic and captivating films and TV shows about / with dialogue, politics, period piece, mentor, brutality, death, catastrophe, betrayal, culture clash and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1780s
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1780s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1780s: The Bounty (1984), Farewell, My Queen (2012), Poldark (2015), Ridicule (1996), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Amadeus (1984), Dracula and Son (1976), Let Them Eat Cake (1999), Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996).

List of 1780s movies

 7.1
 21K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: island, ship, adventure, mutiny, sea, betrayal, navy, adventurer, rebellion, exotic island, lake, sailor ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: royal court, master and servant, royal family, dead rat, lady in waiting, austrian, embroidery, revolution, downfall, life is a bitch, palaces castles and temples, society ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
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 8.4
 19K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, family relations, social differences, society, master and servant, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, mine, cornwall
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 7.5
 7K
Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: court, intrigue, royal court, epidemic, painter, bedroom, rabbit, swamp, duel, verbal byplay, social differences, flower ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, england, versailles
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutiny, leadership, adventure, betrayal, adventurer, exotic island, captain, ship, ocean or sea, survival, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, battleship, seaport
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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, hell, demon, gory, time travel, good versus evil, destiny, deadly creature, master villain, artificial intelligence, supernatural ability, save the world ...
Time: future, 18th century, 22nd century, year 1996, 1780s ...
Place: manhattan new york city, france
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 8.3
 322K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, composer, obsession, mentally unstable, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, emperor, blind ambition ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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Dracula and Son (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With angry villagers driving them away from their castle in Transylvania, Dracula and his son Ferdinand head abroad. Dracula ends up in London, England where he becomes a horror movie star exploiting his vampire status. His son, meanwhile, is ...
Style: vampire comedy
Plot: dracula, blood, love, prostitute, coffin, frozen body, vampire, racism, crucifix, supernatural, racial slur, son ...
Time: 1900s, 1780s
Place: transylvania, romania, paris france
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Let Them Eat Cake (1999)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Let Them Eat Cake is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 1999. Starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which French and Saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
Style: alternative comedy
Plot: maid, palace, aristocrat, innuendo, parody, aristocracy, rivalry
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: france, versailles
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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beaumarchais the Scoundrel is a biopic film based on the life of the French playwright, financier and spy Pierre Beaumarchais depicting his activities during the American War of Independence and his authorship of the Figaro trilogy of plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, master and servant, romance, writer's life, intrigue, rise and fall, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
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Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: slavery, river, exile, colonialism, adventure, colonization, superstition, musket, duel, wave, ship, fever ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: africa
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George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The first U.S. president (Barry Bostwick) and his wife (Patty Duke) endure two terms of turmoil from 1789 to 1797.
Plot: husband wife relationship, politician, politics, u.s. president, industry, banking, democracy, american history, diplomacy
Time: 1790s, 1780s
Place: usa
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A More Perfect Union (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Become an eyewitness to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This stirring 2-hour film will bring the Founding Fathers to life as you witness the struggles and the miracles that produced the Constitution of the United States and the freest nation ...
Plot: american history, u.s. constitution, politics
Time: 18th century, 1780s
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The Woman in Red (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes her troubled marriage only to find herself at the ...
Plot: voyeurism, elopement, aristocracy, love triangle, troubled marriage, multiple lovers, period piece, keyhole, bastard, looking through a keyhole, illegitimate daughter, woman ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: england
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Interlude in Prague (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The incredible tale of Mozart's Prague years.
Plot: opera, composer, aristocrat, nobleman, arranged marriage, singer, musician, love triangle
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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 8.5
 836
Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
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 7.5
 3K
Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: survival, danger, colony, confined, prisoner, prison life, prison, life is a bitch, uniform, period piece, community, moral dilemma ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
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Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: love triangle, aristocrat, love affair, romance, siblings relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, family life, favoritism, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Plot: war, french revolution, revolution, rebellion, militant, downfall, rebelliousness, political unrest, injustice, society, state affairs, death row ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, paris france, versailles
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Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, sexy, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, immortality, supernatural, music, loneliness, fatal attraction, supernatural ability, rock star, queen, danger, blood ...
Time: 2000s, 18th century, 1780s
Place: california, england, africa, egypt, europe ...
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 7.2
 230K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, human spirit, heroic mission, parents and children, british, haunted by the past, war, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Liechtenstein, West Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: masochism, nun, perversion, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, power relations, master and servant, obsession, prostitution, prison, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1780s
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, historical character, princess, rite, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, mentally unstable, psychopath, kingdom, royal court, political unrest, royal family, state affairs, head of state, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: slavery, ambassador, friendship, couple relations, romance, politics, revolution, infidelity, president, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, mistress, family problems, love and romance, marriage, destiny, adultery, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 5K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, intrigue, french revolution, political unrest, death row, war, leadership, rebelliousness, anti semitism, holocaust ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, spain ...
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 8.1
 125K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, cynical, atmospheric, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, debt, aristocracy, nobility, fencing, british army, palace, soldier, military, duel, loss of son, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1780s
Place: ireland, england, europe, belgium, berlin germany
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 7.5
 22K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, amazing grace hymn, slave trade, hymn, injustice, axe, civil rights, nightmare, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france ...
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, forgery, revenge, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, state affairs, couples, couple relations, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles, england
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