Victorian era movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant victorian era movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, realistic, melancholic, gothic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, blood, betrayal, runaway, adaptation, catastrophe, brutality, death and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
victorian era
victorian era movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as victorian era: Victoria (2016), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Hysteria (2011), From Hell (2001), Holmes & Watson (2018), Albert Nobbs (2011), The Piano (1993), Oliver Twist (2005), Penny Dreadful (2014), I Sell the Dead (2008).

List of victorian era movies

Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, touching, romantic, based on true events, factual ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, touching, stylized, serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, laboratory, experiment gone awry, gothic horror, monster, friendship, redemption, frankenstein, reanimated corpse, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, scotland, big ben london, scotland yard, london ...
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Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hysteria is a romantic comedy with an accomplished cast led by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery - the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, masturbation, hospital, treatment, vibrator, ex prostitute, doctor, unconventional method, feminism, romance, patient, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, princess, surgery, police investigation, crimes, murder, clairvoyant, cover up ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, east end london ...
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Holmes & Watson (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.
Style: humorous, not serious, ironic, feel good, absurd
Plot: sherlock holmes, pipe smoking, clue, judge, crime investigation, irony, queen of england, doctor, laughter, villain, british humour, queen victoria ...
Time: victorian era
Place: england
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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, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, maid, gender, lesbian, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, pretense, society, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, couples, infidelity, love affair, pianist, love and romance, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage, sexual relations, desire, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, orphanage, boarding school, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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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, bonding, victim, manipulations, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dark hero ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
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The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: UK, Canada
Story: The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne is a 22-episode science fiction television series in the steampunk genre that first aired in June 2000 on CBC Television in Canada and in syndication in the United States. The plot concept is predicated on a ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting
Plot: steampunk, rescue, time travel, adventurer, imaginary, writer's life, adventure, chases and races, escapades, obsessive quest, man versus machine, parallel world ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, offbeat, gloomy, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, villain, cannibalism, corpse, presumed dead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, fear, mysterious character, haunted by the past, monster, secret, scientist, hunt down, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
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I Sell the Dead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake (Monaghan) tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, stylized, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, alien, undead, grave, vampire, grave robber, supernatural, adventure, group of criminals, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, hunt down ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, betrayal, thief, lgbt, class distinction, psychiatric ward, marriage of convenience, deception, abuse, fall in love, cons and scams, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, expedition, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, archaeology, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1954, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, france, bolivia, ireland ...
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The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, redemption, reconciliation, cowboy, rescue, apache, frontier, native americans, parents and children, track down, danger, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, arizona
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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in London in the early 1970's, supposedly for teen thrills, Johnny organises a black magic ceremony in a desolate churchyard. The culmination of the ritual, however, is the rejuvenation of Dracula from shrivelled remains. Johnny, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, gothic
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, blood, resurrection, cleavage, police, danger, woman in danger, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1870s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
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Effie Gray (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray.
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, fall in love, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, self discovery, art critic, artists and showbiz, critic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Victorian England, Sally Lockhart receives an anonymous note sending her on a mysterious quest. Her father has recently died and feeling suffocated living with her elderly aunt moves in with newfound friends, a photographer and his sister. She is ...
Plot: father, amateur sleuth, death, death of father, understanding, mysterious death, murder investigation, haunted by the past, death of parent, orphan
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper.
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, steampunk, police commissioner, orphan, cat, murder investigation, masked vigilante, attic, alternate universe, batman, alley ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
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, stylized, captivating, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, romance, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, georgia ...
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: war, love triangle, siblings relations, life is a bitch, military, soldier, danger, political unrest, family relations, wartime life, love and romance, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria
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Crossfire Trail (2001)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rafe Covington is as good as his word, and he's determined to keep his promise to a dying man that he'll look after the man's widow and Wyoming ranch. But the widow doubts the integrity of drifter Covington. And an unscrupulous land ...
Style: serious
Plot: hitman, small town, righting the wronged, countryside, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, small town life, danger, best friends, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: wyoming, usa, virginia, california
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The Woman in White (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The lives of two half-sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white.
Style: gothic
Plot: heiress, art teacher, unhappy marriage, based on a novel, inheritance, flashback, secret
Time: victorian era
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Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two Ottoman government officials travel to USA in 19th Century in order to give gift to President from Sultan of Ottoman.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, slang, epic
Plot: cowboy, old west, horse, cards, theft, wrestling, gem, wanted, robbery, disorder, native americans, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: usa, istanbul turkey, turkey, ottoman empire, united states
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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: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: friendship, society, prostitute, working class, coming of age, couples, family life, self discovery, youth, romance, family relations, love and romance
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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Midnight Is a Place (1977)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: This series is about two children who are the wards of a cantankerously un-loving uncle. That uncle owns a rug factory that has the typically brutal working conditions of the time that both poor adult and child labourers have to survive. Life is ...
Plot: working conditions, fire, sewer, industry, child labor, poverty, children, uncle
Time: victorian era
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Come Back, Lucy (1978)
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Young Lucy is bereaved and sent to live with her cousins. She makes a friend in Alice. But Alice has been dead for over a hundred years and wishes to drag Lucy back in time, to play with her for eternity.
Plot: uncle niece relationship, child protagonist, orphan, time travel, aunt niece relationship, ghost child, flashback, girl
Time: victorian era
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The Brontes of Haworth (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dramatized biography of the Brontë sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily.
Plot: sister sister relationship, tuberculosis, strict father
Time: victorian era
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Orson and Olivia (1995)
Genre: Animation
Country: France, Italy
Story: Orson and Olivia is a French/Italian animated TV series produced by Ellipse Entertainment and Collingwood O'Hare. It features the trials of two orphans living in London under Queen Victoria's reign. The series is based on the French comic ...
Plot: homelessness, boat, child protagonist, sherlock holmes, pancake, queen victoria, barge, river thames, rat, girl, dog, boy ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
Place: big ben london
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