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 serious, realistic, captivating, interesting, intense and stylized films and TV shows about / with period piece, betrayal, dialogue, brutality, rivalry, mentor, beautiful scenery, culture clash, storytelling and romance 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: Outlander (2014), Poldark (2015), The Duchess (2008), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Rob Roy (1995), A Royal Affair (2012), The Patriot (2000), Black Sails (2014), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Favourite (2018).

List of 18th century movies

 8.5
 90K
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, danger, love affair, life turned upside down, adventure, fall in love, love and romance, true love, couple relations, rivalry, battles, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 8.3
 21K
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, serious, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, rich and poor, master and servant, family relations, social differences, love affair, countryside, arranged marriage, couple relations, society, mining ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, cornwall, mine
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 6.9
 72K
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, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy, high society, marriage, mistress, love and romance, adultery, family problems, destiny, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.4
 303K
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, atmospheric, dark, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, gory, supernatural, witch, investigation, curses spells and rituals, murder, legends and myths, uncover truth, ancient mystery, mysterious character, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 19th century
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 6.9
 38K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, village, against the odds, rape, outlaw, righting the wronged, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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 7.6
 41K
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, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, queen, love affair, love triangle, king, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, coup d'etat, marriage, rebellion, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
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 7.2
 235K
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, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, british, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 8.3
 80K
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, serious, stylized, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, gold, killings, adventure, treasure, captain, seduction, swashbuckler, escapades, mistrust ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, sexual relations, seduction, aristocracy, innocence lost, mind game, love triangle, passion, arranged marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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 7.6
 126K
The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, 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: rivalry, lesbian, queen, aristocracy, queen of england, british royal family, royal court, power struggle, lgbt, abuse of power, member of parliament, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
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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, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: survival, confined, colony, danger, life is a bitch, prison life, prison, community, prisoner, brutality, uniform, english ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england
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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: baroque, tense, stylized, clever, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, virginity, mind game, infidelity, couple relations, romance, vengeance, manipulations, cons and scams, love and romance, hypocrisy, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.1
 54K
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, touching, intellectual, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family, fall in love ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 8.3
 332K
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, envy, emperor, music, mozart, obsession, composer, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central 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, feel good, psychological, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, inheritance, friendship, aristocracy, fall in love, family relations, society, countryside, horse, coming of age, jane austen ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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 6.5
 49K
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: humorous, romantic, light, factual, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, casanova, unlikely couple, romance, gender, death sentence, bishop, duel, arranged marriage, female writer, brother sister relationship, carnival ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
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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, suspenseful, macabre, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, insanity, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, killings, corpse, genius, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.5
 51K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, interracial relations, peaceful mission, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
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 8.1
 130K
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, stylized, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, debt, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, social climbing, glory, escapades, cheating, dishonesty, irony, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, humiliation, military, weakness, navy, british navy, napoleonic wars, adventure, battles, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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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
Plot: life is a bitch, adventure, soldier, prison, against the odds, human spirit, escapades, hopes, danger, survival, on the run, folk hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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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: forbidden love, army, freedom, native american, adventure, woman in danger, vengeance, father daughter relationship, axe, massacre, french, commander ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, england
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, leadership, adventure, ocean or sea, escapades, heroic mission, napoleonic wars, military, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, battleship, england, france
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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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, manipulations, haunted by the past, human nature, bonding, victim, dark hero, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
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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, humorous, colourful, biting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, curses spells and rituals, gold, treasure, treasure hunt, captain, ocean or sea, pirate ship, ghost, young woman ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life ...
Style: epic, emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, exile, unfulfilled love, romance, love affair, soldier, love story, military academy, self sacrifice, cadet, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: adventure, french revolution, romance, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, revolution, adventurer, rivalry, intrigue, secret identity, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, england, paris france
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 8.6
 25K
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, epic, sincere, serious, stylized ...
Plot: president, american history, marriage, lawyer, politics, trial, leadership, heroes, head of state, family relations, hopes, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1770s, 19th century
Place: usa, france, pennsylvania, massachusetts, england
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 6.2
 963
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: kidnapping, intrigue, ship, adventurer, orphan, rescue, adventure, escapades, failed attempt, danger, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
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 5.3
 6K
Revolution (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: war, soldier, battles, revolution, adventure, independence, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, human spirit, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york
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