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, stylized, captivating, clever and dramatic films and TV shows about / with period piece, dialogue, brutality, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, beautiful scenery, destiny and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History 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), The Duchess (2008), Poldark (2015), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Rob Roy (1995), A Royal Affair (2012), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Patriot (2000), Amadeus (1984), Black Sails (2014).

List of 18th century movies

 8.5
 80K
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, exciting, stylized, sentimental, serious
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, adventure, true love, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, nurse ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, infidelity, love triangle, high society, aristocracy, mistress, family problems, love and romance, marriage, destiny, adultery, duke ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, rich and poor, love affair, 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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 7.4
 296K
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
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 6.9
 37K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History
Country: USA, 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: exciting, serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: folk hero, adventure, vengeance, violent man, danger, sexual cruelty, pregnant from rape, village, sword fight, hopes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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 7.6
 40K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, queen, love affair, king, love triangle, aristocracy, royal court, tragic love, idealism, insanity, doctor, illegitimate child ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s, 1920s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, 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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual relations, sexuality, seduction, aristocracy, love triangle, passion, arranged marriage, innocence lost, mind game, love letter, cheating, lover ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, 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: revolution, vengeance, rebellion, daring rescue, battles, freedom, human spirit, british, war, heroic mission, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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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, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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 8.3
 77K
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, island, treasure hunt, adventure, seduction, escapades, killings, gold, swashbuckler, danger, treasure, captain ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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 6.5
 48K
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, entertaining, light, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, unlikely couple, casanova, romance, brother sister relationship, female writer, gender, farce, carnival, adventure, extramarital affair, runaway ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, perfume, killings, genius, corpse, sense of smell, secret formula ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, ocean or sea, british navy, napoleonic wars, adventure, battles, military, weakness, humiliation, navy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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 7.5
 50K
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, touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, slavery, mission, waterfall, christianity, redemption, clergy, native, punishment, duel, massacre, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, south america, latin america, portugal ...
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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, realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, native american, adventure, wilderness, axe, massacre, freedom, commander, native americans, battle zone, secret love, mohawk ...
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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
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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, entertaining, witty, biting, wild ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, ship, curses spells and rituals, treasure, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, gold, ghost, pirate ship, captain, exotic island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 7.1
 53K
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: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, judge, letter, unfulfilled love, irish, romance, pianist, poverty, family, social differences, new love, empowerment ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Style: gothic, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, legends and myths, beast, conspiracy, adventure, aristocracy, murder, good versus evil, martial arts, countryside, supernatural, investigation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, canada
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 6.7
 10K
Tom Jones (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom loves Sophie and Sophie loves Tom. But Tom and Sophie are of differering classes. Can they find a way through the mayhem to be true to love?
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Plot: true love, rags to riches, tutor, sword fight, adventure, hanging, dishonesty, english countryside, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, new york
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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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 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, hymn, slave trade, 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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 7.0
 11K
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, stylized, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, betrayal, infidelity, romance, virginity, manipulations, couple relations, vengeance, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.3
 48K
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, sexual, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, maid, sexuality, french, writer's life, murder, perversion, emperor, hypocrisy, priest, sadism, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: royal family, love and romance, royal court, palaces castles and temples, couple relations, political intrigue, russian history, state affairs, head of state, intrigue, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: russia
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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, princess, historical character, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: feral child, doctor, reward, sign language, punishment, tantrum, fish out of water, experiment, society, youth, power relations, dedicated educator ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, new jersey, tokyo
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, light, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, adventure, witch, village, dark fantasy, danger, magic, kidnapping, cons and scams, transformation ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany, dungeon
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, estate, friendship, countryside, coming of age, inheritance, horse, fall in love, romance, couples, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, american revolution, army, political unrest, historical character, undercover, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, underdog, treason ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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