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, captivating, exciting, stylized and tense films and TV shows about / with horse, violence, brutality, rivalry, runaway, storytelling, gunfight, mentor, criminal and catastrophe plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1870s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1870s: True History of the Kelly Gang (2019), Cezanne and I (2016), The Turkish Gambit (2005), Scarlett (1994), Deadwood (2004), Young Guns II (1990), Young Guns (1988), Hell on the Border (2019), Damsel (2018), The Possessed (1988).

List of 1870s movies

True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, bleak, tense, based on true events
Plot: criminal gang, outlaw, chase, criminal, fight, escape, gang, murder, police officer, death, revenge, australian western ...
Time: 1880s, 1870s, 19th century
Place: australia
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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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The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Bulgaria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, whodunit, battles, spy, rivalry, escapades, heroes, woman in danger, wartime life, sniper, pow, siege ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, bulgaria, europe
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta ...
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, crimes, sheriff, prostitute, power struggle, gold rush, brothel, shooting, rivalry, small town life, cowboy, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
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Young Guns II (1990)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: old west, native american, cowboy, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, on the run, bounty hunter, sheriff, anti heroes, anti hero, mexican standoff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: new mexico, usa, latin america, arkansas, mexico ...
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Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska, arizona, mexico ...
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Hell on the Border (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This epic, action-packed Western tells the incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, he arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, rivalry, friendship, brutality, violence, african american, courage, friends, heroes, rescue, racism, danger ...
Time: 1870s
Place: usa
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Damsel (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, absurd
Plot: alcohol abuse, marriage proposal, love, survival, native american, husband wife relationship, murder, brother brother relationship, old west, money, chase, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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The Possessed (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: French-polish movie adaptation of the novel by Dostoievski (also known as Demons), directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, reform, imperial russia, cynicism, bible quote, fanatic, pregnancy, father son relationship, free will, suicide, disposing of a dead body, nihilism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1870s
Place: russia
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: suspense, intense, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, outlaw ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, sacramento california
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A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Captain Maddocks will never be promoted beyond Captain because of a mistake that he made in the past. Lt. McQuade is a green rookie who is now under the command of the tough Captain and he does not seem to be able to do anything right. Lt. McQuade ...
Style: romanticism
Plot: apache, patrol, rookie, cavalry, outpost, bigotry, comanche indian, arizona territory, bitterness, arizona desert, tracking, apache territory ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: new mexico, arizona
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St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, revolution, human spirit, moral dilemma, self discovery, prison life, haunted by the past, rebellion, society, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
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The Savage Guns (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This Western is set in the Mexican valley of Sonora not that far south of the state of Arizona. It's just after the American Civil War, and a former Confederate officer, Mike Summers (Don Taylor) has taken refuge in a small town in the valley. ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outlaw, criminal, maverick, heroes, danger, gang, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, romance, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: mexico, arizona, latin america, sonora
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Hondo (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hondo is a 17-episode Western television series starring Ralph Taeger that aired in the United States on ABC during the 1967 fall season. The series was produced by Batjac Productions, Inc., Fenady Associates, Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ...
Plot: abduction, sabotage, leader, boss, barbershop, bigotry, government, scheme, scout, mayor, senator, feud ...
Time: 1870s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, mexico, yuma arizona
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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.
Style: captivating, romantic, serious
Plot: aristocrat, jockey, brothel, bet, horse, duel, death of father, horse riding, love, female nudity, male female relationship, skating ...
Time: 1870s
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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
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.
Style: intellectual, exciting, enigmatic, stylized, funny
Plot: electricity, steampunk, scientist, talking cat, lizard, alternate reality, serum, animal experimentation, female protagonist, coal, cat, grandfather ...
Time: year 1941, 1930s, 1940s, 1870s, year 2001 ...
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, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
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Gun Fight (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Action Western directed by Edward L. Cahn . After courageously protecting a pretty dance hall girl (Joan Staley) from peril, former cavalry soldier Wayne (James Brown) refuses to join his brother Brad's (Gregg Palmer) unlawful cattle rustling ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, outlaw, criminal, vengeance, siblings relations, vigilantism, frame up, gangsters, heist, woman in danger, farm, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: old west, obsession, love and romance, society, escapades, americana, small town, couple relations, small town life, couples, sheriff, newlyweds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adventure, steampunk, race against time, friendship, escapades, scientist, wager, painting, bet, train ride, adventurer, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 21st century, 1870s ...
Place: london, england, france, san francisco, paris france ...
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, talking animals, good versus evil, evil queen, imaginary, queen, imagination, journey, magical ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1870s
Place: london, china
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Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Heading through Colorado Territory in search of gold and women, Alferd Packer and his group of bemused companions find themselves lost, starving and musically inspired by the obstacles they confront along the way, including a die-hard Confederate ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, offbeat, cult film ...
Audience: student film
Plot: cannibalism, old west, martial arts, mountain, hanging, cannibal, gory, rivalry, heroes, crimes, massacre, self defense ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: colorado, usa, wyoming, utah, australia
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, forbidden love, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., boston, paris france
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The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, splatter ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, child in peril, bank, rich and poor, family, disney, adventure, gang, danger, mischievous children, on the run, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new orleans
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The Salvation (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, 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, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, gang, violence, old west, small town, murder, revenge, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, australia
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Across the Great Divide (1976)
Genre: Adventure, 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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rocky mountains, wilderness, orphan, on the run, gambler, wolf, mountain lion, heroes, coming of age, danger, family, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: oregon, usa
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, workplace situations, fashion, high society, love affair, rise to the top, flirting, ambition, workplace, nouveau riche, ambitious, boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Exit Humanity (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A decade after the American Civil War, Edward Young returns home from a hunting trip to find a horrific reanimation of his wife and that their son Adam has disappeared. He must battle his way through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: zombie, survival, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, good versus evil, life is a bitch, escapades, deadly, supernatural, chaos, danger, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, tennessee
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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, old west, american civil war, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
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