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, atmospheric, realistic, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with period piece, betrayal, dialogue, storytelling, murder, catastrophe, adaptation, mentor, secrets and society plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
victorian era
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victorian era movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as victorian era: Victoria (2016), From Hell (2001), The Wyvern Mystery (2000), Enola Holmes (2020), Oliver Twist (2005), Crimson Peak (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Doctor Thorne (2016), Carnival Row (2019), Lady Audley's Secret (2000).

List of victorian era movies

 8.2
 22K
Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, monarchy, queen victoria, royal family, queen of england, european history, queen, royalty, power, female protagonist, prime minister, husband wife relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, london, buckingham palace
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 6.8
 146K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
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, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, graphic violence, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, big ben london ...
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The Wyvern Mystery (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After precipitating the death of a tenant with whom he has been feuding, Squire Fairfield brings the dead man's young daughter to live in Wyvern Manor. Alice grows up thinking the squire is her kind benefactor, and falls in love with one of his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, scary ...
Plot: secret, orphan, uncover truth, family problems, mysterious character, supernatural, ghost, adoption, couple relations, youth, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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 6.6
 113K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: mysterious, exciting, romantic, funny, feminist film
Plot: female detective, private detective, feminism, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, teenage love, child prodigy, sherlock holmes, obsessive quest, teenage girl, runaway, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
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 6.8
 31K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
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, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, danger, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.5
 129K
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, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, incest, dark fantasy, supernatural romance, estate, psychopath, female protagonist, ghosts, brother sister incest ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, usa
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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, serious, touching, psychotronic ...
Plot: mad scientist, gothic horror, experiment gone awry, frankenstein, monster, friendship, steampunk, experiment, escapades, laboratory, redemption, hunchback ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, scotland yard ...
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Doctor Thorne (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
Style: cynical, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental, touching
Plot: family drama, ward, english countryside, physician, aristocrat, village, family relations, social differences, intrigue, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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 7.9
 45K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: captivating
Plot: mythical creature, dark fantasy, steampunk, fairy, family secret, monster, black magic, politician, love triangle, fantasy world, racism, sorceress ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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Lady Audley's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Lucy Graham (Neve McIntosh) weds the much older Sir Michael Audley (Kenneth Cranham), his nephew Robert (Steven Mackintosh) is suspicious of the lovely young woman's motives. Soon, Robert's friend disappears, and Robert believes Lucy ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious
Plot: governess, infidelity, false identity, love, marriage, deception, bigamy, blackmail, class society, falling, family relations, classroom ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
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 8.2
 111K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, dark fantasy, haunted by the past, witch, imaginary, psychotherapy, fear, mysterious character, werewolf, supernatural ability, monster ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, london
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, scenic, clever ...
Plot: adultery, lieutenant, romance, love, love affair, tragedy, social differences, destructive relationship, infidelity, society, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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, dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, shaving, vengeance, social injustice, violence, goth, haunted by the past, barbershop, widow, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, 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: amateur sleuth, murder investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious death, father, death, orphan, loss of parent, understanding, death of father, death of parent
Time: victorian era, victorian england, 19th century
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, paris france ...
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 7.6
 1K
Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, family relations, white male black female relationship, interracial relations, plantation, social injustice, slave, hopes, society, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
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 6.7
 30K
Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Biography, 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, stylized, talky, witty, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hysteria, masturbation, doctor, hospital, ex prostitute, romance, inventions and discoveries, sexual dysfunction, unconventional method, trial, fired from the job, period piece ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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 7.6
 79K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
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: infidelity, love triangle, couples, sexual relations, pianist, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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 8.3
 19K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, estate, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, romance, family secret, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: steampunk, riddles and clues, twists & turns, mind game, intelligence, private detective, talented, sherlock holmes, outsmarting, hotshot hero, investigation, murderer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, victorian
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, switzerland ...
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 7.8
 7K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, demon, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, murder, aristocracy, evil force, queen ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, captivating, colourful, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: female detective, private detective, forensics, crime investigation, victorian age, detective agency, investigation, female police detective, adventure, crimes, policewoman, british humour ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
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The Woman in White (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, unhappy marriage, secret, inheritance, art teacher, based on a novel, flashback, cemetery, half sister half sister relationship, doppelganger
Time: victorian era
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magic, magical, teleportation, diary, plot twist, stage magic ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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 6.7
 23K
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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, hotel, hidden identity, gender bending, woman dressed as man, society, butler, gender disguise ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune ...
Style: sitcom, captivating, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: police, parody, investigation, police officer, father daughter relationship, murder, police investigation, absurdism, stepfather, adopted daughter, heart condition, police chief ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, 1800s, 1890s
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The Turn of the Screw (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, mystery, nanny, mentally unstable, repression, estate, governess, children, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century ...
Place: england, london
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The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, strong female presence, solace, butt naked, male nudity, male objectification, female protagonist
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
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The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
Plot: police detective, coroner, female doctor
Time: victorian era, 1890s
Place: canada
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A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, slavery, white male black female relationship, family secret, interracial relations, inheritance, court, secret, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry, social injustice, mixed race child ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
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