1890s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1890s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspense, psychological and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with friendship, love, death, mentor, drinking, female nudity, vengeance, catastrophe, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
1890s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1890s: The Alienist (2018), Cezanne and I (2016), Albert Nobbs (2011), Sherlock Holmes (2009), The Lighthouse (2019), The Dancer (2016), The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015), Kesari (2019), Miss Julie (2014), Woman Walks Ahead (2017).

List of 1890s movies

The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, ritual, police, crime investigation, crimes, violence, reporter, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, factual, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, painting, painter, nude painting, portrait, novelist, art, infidelity, portrait painting, artist, end of friendship, seaside ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: south of france, paris france, france, europe
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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: cross dressing, master and servant, gender, maid, lesbian, woman dressed as man, hidden identity, loneliness, gender bending, society, transvestism, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1800s, 1930s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, england
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, clever, odd, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, intelligence, steampunk, private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, prodigy, partners, adventure, master criminal, talented, hotshot hero ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, big ben london ...
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The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: gothic, suspense, psychological, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: lovecraftian, lighthouse, hallucination, drunkenness, lighthouse keeper, symbolism, storm, isolation, secret, nightmare, island, fight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england
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The Dancer (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter ...
Style: melancholic, colourful, erotic, factual, suspense ...
Plot: dancing, lesbian, love, audition, female nudity, theater, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), dress, death of father, flashback, dancer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, new york, france, brooklyn new york city
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: clever, witty, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, steampunk, mind game, intelligence, twists & turns, talented, private detective, sherlock holmes, murderer, hotshot hero, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, victorian
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, family relations, crimes, deadly, sibling relationship, murderer, female protagonist, danger, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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Kesari (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.
Style: epic, intense, scenic, exciting
Plot: sikh, war, against the odds, historical character, patriotism, human spirit, courage, warrior, heroic mission, fight scenes, heroism, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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Miss Julie (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: seduction, forbidden love, love triangle, valet, destructive relationship, love, love and romance, society, power relations, couples, father daughter relationship, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: ireland, europe
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Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull, but must face off with an Army officer intent war with the Native Americans.
Style: suspense, based on true events, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, horse, painting, shooting, female artist, danger, crimes, rivalry, sioux tribe, indigenous people ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: north dakota, new york
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1898. Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish troops in the Philippines Have to fight for their lives as they are forgot by the Spanish Empire
Plot: siege, church, military, hallucination, paranoia, desertion, tribute, jungle, disease, drugs, respect, war ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: the philippines, spain, southeast asia, asia, united states ...
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, psychopath, murder, incest, supernatural romance, estate, dark fantasy, ghosts, female protagonist, brother sister incest ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, usa, europe
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Beyond Good and Evil (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's philosophy, that is beyond all morality. Depicting ...
Plot: philosophy, cuckolded husband, lgbt, female director, deep cleavage, mental institution, one female two males threesome, sexless marriage, incestuous overtones, brothel, gay, bare breasts ...
Time: 1880s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: germany
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Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Southern California 1897: While Dumas is in the parlor cleaning his gun, his sister Roxanne is in the bedroom being seduced by the lusty vampiress...
Style: erotic
Plot: vampire, orgy, fake breasts, prostitute, lesbianism, breast implant, female vampire, erotica, female nudity, threesome, lesbian, lesbian sex ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 21st century, 1890s
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The Thief of Paris (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, custody, family in crisis, heist, social differences, haunted by the past, couple relations, vengeance, society, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 1890s
Place: paris france, england, europe, france, london ...
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Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, human nature, celebrity culture, collector, family relations, obsession, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence
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The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, magic, wizards and magicians, investigation, period piece, death, murder, magical, rivals, rivalry, secret ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s ...
Place: vienna, london, austria, england, europe
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Baler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1898, a band of Spanish soldiers heroically defended Baler against Filipino forces for 337 long and grueling days. The battle, now referred to as the Siege of Baler, is the setting of a forbidden love between a Mestizo soldier and a Filipina lass ...
Plot: disease, death, firearm, christmas eve, american soldier, commander, filipino, siege, soldier, battle, revolution, battles ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: the philippines
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, allegory
Plot: village life, village, murder, peasant, rape, last will and testament, farm, farm hand, intrigue, manipulations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: austria, europe, america, new york
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Hunger (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: unemployment, hopes, writers, hunger, writing, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, writer's life, charity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: norway, europe, denmark, oslo norway
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The Time Machine (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Style: stylized, exciting, atmospheric, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, utopia, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, adventure, dystopic future, haunted by the past, imaginary, loneliness, survival, hopes ...
Time: future, near future, distant future, 19th century, 2030s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, human nature, introspection, couple relations, romance, gays and lesbians, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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My Name Is Nobody (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as "Nobody", who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to ...
Style: humorous, clever, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, old west, unlikely partners, partners, danger, hotshot hero, lone wolves, orchestral, graphic violence, faked death, friends, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new orleans, albuquerque new mexico, el paso texas, texas, new mexico ...
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Country: India, UK
Duration: 224 min.
Story: Lagaan tells the tale of the Indian village Champaner, beset by drought and British colonialism in the year 1893. Without a drop of rain in months, the worried villagers of Champaner decide to ask the local authorities for a temporary repeal of ...
Style: stylized, uplifting, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Plot: patriotism, village, british raj, friendship, self esteem, teamwork, jealousy, muslim, poverty, love triangle, sikh, sport ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: europe, india, asia, england
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My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hill, coming of age, parents and children, family gatherings, young heroes, youth, loud ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, provence, europe, southern france, south of france ...
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, high society, designer, feminism, rags to riches, dressmaker, fashion designer, social climbing, feminist, creativity, fashion model ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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Century (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: medical school, protege, science, morality, doctor, romance, love affair, doctors and patients, workplace situations, heroic mission, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, fall in love, first sex, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, masturbation, adventure, teenage love, desert island, shipwreck, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, victorian, turn of the century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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August (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, family problems, siblings relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, future
Place: wales, england, europe, scotland, london ...
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