1870s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1870s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with death, blood, dialogue, horse, murder, runaway, catastrophe, violence, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Western genres shot in USA, UK, Belgium and other countries.
1870s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1870s: Deadwood (2004), Total Eclipse (1995), Cezanne and I (2016), The Haunting (1963), Zulu (1964), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), The Salvation (2014), Across the Great Divide (1976), The Paradise (2012).

List of 1870s movies

Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, prostitute, small town life, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, greed, sheriff, crimes, rivalry, americana, cowboy, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: gay, mentor, gays and lesbians, poet, infidelity, pregnancy, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, lgbt, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, france, holland, brussels belgium, africa ...
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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 ...
Plot: friendship, male friendship, portrait, schoolyard, end of friendship, cow, novelist, seaside, nude painting, art, boat, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s, 1880s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: paris france, south of france
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The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, old dark house, ghost, disappearance, alcohol, orphan, obsession, lesbian, supernatural, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: human spirit, society, military, british army, soldier, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, british empire, war, siege, native, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: covered wagon, stagecoach, native american, horse, cowgirl, kidnapping, dentist, on the road, anti heroes, crimes, old west, goofy hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: philadelphia, usa, texas, new jersey
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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, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, mississippi river, paris france ...
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: rough, serious, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, senator, chief, genocide, racism, native american attack, mass murder, against humanity, deadly, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Denmark, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, gang, criminal's revenge, revenge, violence, oil, murder, small town, extortion, gang leader, war veteran, mute ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
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Across the Great Divide (1976)
Genre: Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two orphans set out to claim their inheritance - a 400 acre plot of land in Salem Oregon. To Do so they must cross the rugged snow covered Rocky Mountains in the year 1876.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rocky mountains, gambler, mountain lion, orphan, wilderness, on the run, adventure, on the road, coming of age, youth, family, gambling ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: oregon, usa
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, urban, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society, department store ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Kincsem - Bet on Revenge (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The new owner of a brilliant race horse finds love while carrying out his revenge on the man who murdered his father.
Plot: sword duel, suicide by gunshot, emperor, mansion, brothel, duel, suicide, cat, racehorse, secret door, secret passage, aristocrat ...
Time: 1870s
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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon VI, where scientists vanish mysteriously, a girl, Avril, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Plot: talking cat, scientist, grandfather, cat, electricity, steampunk, alternate reality, female protagonist, rat, bomb, chemist, fictional war ...
Time: year 1941, 1870s
Place: france, paris france
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: farm, island, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, obsession, kidnapping, chorus girl, fainting, disfigurement, backstage, singer, musician, tragic hero, theater ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, year 1919, 1870s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: suicide, king, royal family, mentally unstable, royal court, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, downfall, idealism, state affairs, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s
Place: bavaria, europe, germany, versailles
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The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, romance, family life, society, couples, family relations, prostitute, friendship, working class, love and romance, youth
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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The Spoils of Poynton (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
Plot: collector, collection, country estate, materialism, art collector
Time: 1870s
Place: england
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Moondial (1988)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Moondial is a British television serial made for children by the BBC and transmitted in 1988, with a repeat in 1990. It was written by Helen Cresswell, who also wrote the novel on which the series was based. The story deals with a young girl, ...
Plot: invisible, mirror, mansion, time travel, children, aunt niece relationship, coma, mask, teenage girl, ghost, halloween, servant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1870s, 18th century
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The High Chaparral (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ranch, family life, old west, family relations, single parent, farm, crumbling marriage, starting over, parents and children, siblings relations, family business, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, mexico
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Carl & Bertha (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carl & Bertha tells the story of Carl and Bertha Benz. Carl Benz invented the first patented motor car but he did not get much recognition until his wife undertook the historic first road trip by car from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz ...
Plot: car, money, wedding, love, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, garter, husband wife relationship, funeral, woman, investor, lawsuit ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1870s
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Grizzly Mountain (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Present-day Portland suburbs kids Dylan and Nicole go on the camping trip with their family, and when they enter a mysterious cave in the mountains, they're transported back in time to 1870, where they meet mountain man Jeremiah.
Plot: bear, time travel, mountain man, native american white relationships, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, girl, hawk, husband, grizzly bear ...
Time: 1870s
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, gambling, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: spinster, aging, siblings relations, village life, sect, cook, village, cooking and food, family relations, cooking, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1870s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur sleuth, murder, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, detective agency, crime, uncover truth, crimes, partners against crime, private detective, mind game ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
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Freedom Road (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their ...
Plot: racial injustice, black family, black boy, spit in the face, sadness, white flag, shooting, period piece, racial tension, racial discrimination, black white relations, dead boy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: virginia, usa
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The Cruel History of Prisoners (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Three short stories dealing with extreme punishment towards promiscuous women
Plot: painter, blood, female nudity, lesbian, sadism, princess, torture, adultery, extramarital affair, violence, prostitute, police officer ...
Time: 1870s
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The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: reporter, interview, prayer, latter day saints, construction, building, mormon, mormonism, temple, religion, architect, diary
Time: 1890s, 1840s, 1870s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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Barnum (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The amazing biography of legendary circus impresario and unparalleled showman, P.T. Barnum.
Plot: circus, family, talking to the camera, memory, entertainment, circus performer, show, flashback, impresario
Time: 1870s, 1880s, 19th century
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Young Pioneers (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pilot for TV series of the same name released in 1978. The film told the tale of Molly and David Beaton, two teenage newlyweds, in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: prairie, newlyweds, blizzard, childbirth, diary, letter, grasshopper, teenager, wedding, baby
Time: 1870s
Place: iowa
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