18th century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 18th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, visually appealing and interesting films and TV shows about / with period piece, dialogue, brutality, betrayal, mentor, storytelling, beautiful scenery, romance, culture clash and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
18th century
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18th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 18th century: The Duchess (2008), Outlander (2014), A Royal Affair (2012), Poldark (2015), Barry Lyndon (1975), Banished (2015), Amadeus (1984), Casanova (2005), Valmont (1989), Becoming Jane (2007).

List of 18th century movies

 6.9
 77K
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: dramatic, emotional, sexy, stylized, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, aristocracy, love triangle, infidelity, adultery, high society, marriage, marital infidelity, marital rape, duchess, mistress, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.4
 116K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, life turned upside down, fall in love, danger, adventure, love and romance, true love, rivalry, romance, love triangle, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
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 7.5
 43K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: queen, royal family, king, love affair, love triangle, royal court, aristocracy, period piece, tragic love, high society, coup d'etat, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, year 1968, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
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 8.3
 25K
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, realistic, family saga, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, countryside, estate, love and romance, rich and poor, society, master and servant, social differences, love affair, couple relations, english countryside, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
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 8.1
 145K
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, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, loss of son, spy ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1780s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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 7.4
 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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, epic
Plot: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, serial killer, dark fantasy, perfume, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, insanity, corpse, deadly, killings, genius ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 8.3
 361K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy
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, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, musician's life, prodigy, music, composer, character study, obsession, emperor, classical music, genius, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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 6.5
 51K
Casanova (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself ...
Style: romantic, humorous, light, factual, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, casanova, unlikely couple, romance, gender, duel, bishop, arranged marriage, death sentence, brother sister relationship, extramarital affair, mistress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
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 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.0
 57K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love, romance, family relations, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 6.9
 40K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, against the odds, village, criminal, outlaw, righting the wronged, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: tense, sexual, sexy, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, innocence lost, love triangle, mind game, passion, arranged marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.3
 323K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, small town, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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Northanger Abbey (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.
Style: realistic, psychological, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, jane austen, friendship, family relations, inheritance, aristocracy, fall in love, society, countryside, coming of age, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.5
 164K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lesbian, rivalry, aristocracy, queen, lgbt, ambitious woman, british history, rise and fall, period piece, queen of england, duchess, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
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 7.2
 251K
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: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, american revolution, freedom, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, year 1988, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, colourful, entertaining, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, pirate, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, treasure, gold, ocean or sea, british empire, captain, boat, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 7.3
 51K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, murder, priest, hypocrisy, emperor, rape, french revolution, sadism, crimes, mental institution, eccentricity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, captivating, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, queen, russian empire, empress, power struggle, historical character, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, lovers, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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 8.2
 90K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure, pirate ship, captain, island, bare breasts, killings, treasure hunt, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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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: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, royal court, king, queen, parliament, royal family, doctors and patients, political unrest, couple relations, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, freedom, adventure, army, forbidden love, wilderness, woman in danger, vengeance, father daughter relationship, surrender, heroes, axe ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, england
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, ambition, undercover, rebellion, treason, rivalry, rebelliousness, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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 8.5
 28K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, head of state, family relations, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, boston, philadelphia, massachusetts ...
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, napoleonic wars, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: french revolution, political unrest, idealism, heroic mission, revolution, fighting the system, intrigue, rivalry, heroes, romance, hidden identity, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
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 7.4
 7K
Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: duel, royal court, court, swamp, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), flowers, epidemic, bedroom, flower, rabbit, sign language ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, versailles, england, paris france
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