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, atmospheric, suspenseful and melancholic films and TV shows about / with betrayal, dialogue, blood, storytelling, catastrophe, death, adaptation, mentor, murder and society 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), Hysteria (2011), Oliver Twist (2005), Victor Frankenstein (2015), From Hell (2001), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Penny Dreadful (2014), Albert Nobbs (2011), Black Butler (2008), The Piano (1993).

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, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: queen victoria, british history, royal family, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, european history ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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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, stylized, semi serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, masturbation, hospital, period piece, doctor, ex prostitute, treatment, vibrator, unconventional method, feminism, romance, gender ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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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, redemption, orphan, orphanage, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, injustice, lifestyle, boarding school, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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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, gothic horror, experiment, experiment gone awry, laboratory, 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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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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, psychic, a vision, princess, surgery, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, buckingham palace ...
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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: love, tragedy, adultery, lieutenant, romance, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, society, social differences, love triangle, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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: scary, gothic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, fear, mysterious character, haunted by the past, monster, secret, scientist, hunt down, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
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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: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, lesbian, maid, gender, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, period piece, pretense, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural ability, investigation, deal with the devil, young heroes, queen, rich and poor, supernatural, chess, aristocracy, murder ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe
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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, pianist, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, 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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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: serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: steampunk, chases and races, escapades, imaginary, writer's life, adventure, adventurer, time travel, rescue, 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, dark humor, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, cannibalism, corpse, trial ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, clue, pipe smoking, judge, queen of england, crime investigation, doctor, irony, laughter, british humour, villain, queen victoria ...
Time: victorian era
Place: england
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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: tense, stylized, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, solace, society, social differences, male nudity, class differences, male objectification, female protagonist
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, unfulfilled love, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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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: captivating, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, art critic, critic, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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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, flashback, secret, inheritance
Time: victorian era
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, slave, plantation, hopes, blacks and whites, life is a bitch, interracial relations, family relations, american civil war, racism, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
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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 ...
Plot: piano, ritual, train, deception, love, false identity, governess, bigamy, painting, marriage, punishment, public humiliation ...
Time: victorian era
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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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: secret, orphan, adoption, mysterious character, danger, deadly, family problems, death in the family, supernatural ability, supernatural, ghost, afterlife ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, mind bending
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mentally unstable, repression, mystery, master and servant, haunted house, power relations, estate, nanny, boy, girl ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, victorian era, victorian england, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, manipulations, haunted by the past, human nature, bonding, victim, dark hero, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
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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, lgbt, betrayal, lesbian relationship, thief, abuse, psychiatric ward, class distinction, marriage of convenience, deception, lesbian love, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england
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Edge of Sanity (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: split personality, murder, slasher, psychopath, mad scientist, mental illness, prostitute, obsession, stalking, drug abuse, danger, nothing to lose ...
Time: 80s, victorian era
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, incest, greed, supernatural romance, dark fantasy, ghosts, love, ghost story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, usa
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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: serious, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, parents and children, family relations, rebellion, crimes, track down, danger, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, cleavage, resurrection, police, blood, isolation, woman in danger, danger, supernatural ability, master warrior, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1870s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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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, father, death, death of father, haunted by the past, orphan, death of parent, mysterious death, understanding, murder investigation
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: superhero, serial killer, jack the ripper, batman, cat, orphan, masked man, murder investigation, vigilante, butler, alley, alternate universe ...
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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