1880s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1880s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with death, murder, mentor, storytelling, horse, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, chase and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Western and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1880s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1880s: Dead Still (2020), At Eternity's Gate (2018), Phobia (2013), Little House on the Prairie (1974), True Grit (1969), Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), There Was a Crooked Man... (1970), The Miracle Worker (1962), Hang 'Em High (1968), Ripper Street (2012).

List of 1880s movies

Dead Still (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Canada, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset makes a living out of photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset's reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investigation of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder investigation, police inspector, personal assistant, love interest, investigation, murder, secret, photographer, unsolved crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1880s, victorian era
Place: ireland
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.
Style: melancholic, touching, psychological, rough, art film ...
Plot: artist, painter, art, loneliness, mental illness, priest, insanity, art gallery, obsession, doctor, genius, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
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Phobia (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1885, a female doctor helping a group of people with their phobias becomes embroiled in a murder mystery surrounding a patient that may or may not be a vampire.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: patient, phobia, murder mystery, who done it, character study, hypnosis, vampire, doctors and patients, mental illness, medieval, disaster, female doctor ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 21st century
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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, parents and children, family life, family relations, americana, small town, love and romance, small town life, social relations, teachers and students, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, harsh, exciting, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: family outing, manly
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, murder, manhunt, vengeance, hanging, cowboy, reward, civil war veteran, alcoholic, texas ranger, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but ...
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, small town, creature, life & death, redemption, chase, creature feature, supernatural, goofy hero, escapades, human versus monster, rescue ...
Time: 1880s, future
Place: usa, nevada
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There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in jail, then attempts to escape the prison of warden Lopeman.
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, criminal, escape, warden, jail, hanging, lgbt, misfit, freak, gangsters, betrayal ...
Time: 1880s, 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: arizona, paris france, usa, france, europe ...
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, mentor, education, deafness, children, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, epic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, judge, hanging, u.s. marshal, guilt, justice, court, false accusation, death sentence, tough guy, ambush, tough cop ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
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Ripper Street (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, killings, victim, police detective, responsibility, investigator, victorian england, multiple suspects, notoriety, jack the ripper, murder, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Action, 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: enigmatic, psychological, bleak, tense, art house
Plot: raped woman, chase, criminal, escape, gang, fight, criminal gang, murder, police officer, death, revenge, male objectification ...
Time: 1880s, victorian era, 19th century, 1870s
Place: australia
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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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: food, religion, cooking, cooking and food, aging, elderly, sister sister relationship, charity, gourmet, catholic, life philosophy, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: paris france, denmark, vatican, france, europe ...
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Krakatoa: The Last Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A historical drama documentary depicting the eruption of Krakatoa volcano in 1883. The volcano was located in the Sunda strait in Indonesia and its eruption resulted in tsunami, rains of coals and ash, and ended with a very hot tsunami. The eruption ...
Style: tense, realistic, nature documentary, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: volcano, tsunami, volcanic eruption, natural disaster, disaster, cataclysm, catastrophe, suspense, historical event, tragic event, nature
Time: 1880s
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, tense, harsh, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, sheriff, suspense, heroic mission, race against time, righting the wronged, death of protagonist, courage, heroes, morality ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, tucson arizona, usa, yuma arizona, sonora ...
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Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: servant, british history, queen of england, queen victoria, muslim, british empire, hindu, friendship, royal court, british monarchy, racism, death of protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: florence, buckingham palace, india, scotland, taj mahal
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Eiffel (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The government is asking Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, but Eiffel simply wants to design the subway. Suddenly, everything changes when Eiffel crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past.
Style: romantic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: civil engineer, french history, world's fair, love, forbidden love, strike, flashback, love triangle, life, city, father daughter relationship, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1860s
Place: paris france, france
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The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Eugenie has a unique gift: she hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret, at the end of the 19th century, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic at La Pitié Salpêtrière with no possibility of ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, inspirational
Plot: rape, psychological manipulation, suspense, mental illness, psychiatry, neurology, seeing dead people, dead sister, father daughter estrangement, brother sister relationship, medical malpractice, female nudity ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france
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The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: inspirational, intellectual, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: inventor, science and technology, electricity, genius, science, invention, technology, discovery, machine, electrician, scientist, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: chicago illinois, washington d.c., pittsburgh, north dakota, new orleans ...
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Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, christian, crumbling marriage, optimism, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, love, death of child, frame up, ranch ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Ghost Riders (1987)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse's leader.
Plot: supernatural being, zombie, squad, outlaw gang, back from the dead, revenge from beyond the grave, curse, cowboy, gang, ghost, bandit, criminal
Time: 1880s
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The Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A tale of suspense and intrigue set in 19th century Tyneside, 'The Secret' is based on Catherine Cookson's only thriller novel. Freddie Musgrave's life is in turmoil when a letter implicates him in murder, things are further ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating
Plot: bandit, secret, dark past, life, haunted by the past, past coming back to haunt, male female relationship, smuggler, social problems, troubled past, smuggling, confronting the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: europe, united kingdom
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The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 1885. After years of retirement West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearian actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito Loveless, Jr. The evil son of their most famous opponent has ...
Style: funny, exciting, parody, not serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, buddy cop, steampunk, failed pilot, kidnapping, heroes, cloning, disorder, super weapon, good versus evil, rivalry, save the world ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, england, europe, spain, usa ...
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, cowboy, old west, lone hero, gang, sheriff, friendship, suspense, betrayal, revenge, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, california, tucson arizona, usa
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, survival, wilderness, nature, bear, dog, hunting, friendship, orphan, forest, heroic mission, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, antarctica, british columbia
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: islam, military, politics, culture clash, imperialism, siege, colonialism, wartime, british empire, battles, war, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, england, ireland, middle east ...
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, jack the ripper, freemason, police investigation, conspiracy, prostitution, graphic violence, murder, violent, police detective, a vision ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it. However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.
Style: cynical, controversial, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, gloomy ...
Plot: native american, loneliness, satire, politics, old west, culture clash, usa president, mythology, nude, obsession, surveillance, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, california, usa
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An American Tail (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: rat, jewish, animals, childhood, cat, immigrants, american dream, good versus evil, orphan, irish, talking animals, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new york, russia, new jersey, usa, hamburg germany ...
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Savage Souls (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a blacksmith, to Châtillon, a town in Provence. Here, she ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: female bonding, young love, financial problem, femme fatale, manipulation, loss of loved one, marriage, funeral, priest, employer employee relationship, death, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: provence
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: parody, humorous, funny, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: old west, small town, irreverent, stereotypes, fall in love, male nudity, satire, notoriety, newcomer, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, cowboy ...
Time: victorian era, future, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, arizona
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