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, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, brutality, period piece, betrayal, adaptation, love and romance and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.

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victorian era movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as victorian era: Victoria (2016), The Piano (1993), Victor Frankenstein (2015), From Hell (2001), Fingersmith (2005), Albert Nobbs (2011), Penny Dreadful (2014), Oliver Twist (2005), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Wilde (1997).
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Penny Dreadful (2014)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
USA, Ireland, UK
60 min.
Fingersmith (2005)
Crime, Drama, Romance
181 min.
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)
Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
78 min.

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: factual, based on true events, realistic, serious, light ...
Plot: royal family, queen victoria, british history, palace intrigue, monarchy, husband wife relationship, prime minister, power, politics, queen of england, european history, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 1830s, 19th century
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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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, sexual, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pianist, love affair, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, arranged marriage, couples, neighbor, adultery, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: new zealand
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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, serious, suspenseful, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: mad scientist, imaginary, frankenstein's monster, frankenstein, experiment, redemption, laboratory, friendship, investigation, reanimated corpse, experiment gone awry, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, scotland, scotland yard, big ben london, 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, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, crimes, surgery, princess, police investigation, urban, woman in danger, prostitute, a vision, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
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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, social differences, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, deception, lgbt, class distinction, psychiatric ward, marriage of convenience ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, 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: stylized, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, butler, transvestism, hidden identity, hotel, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1800s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
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, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, deadly creature, witch, haunted by the past, mysterious character, secret, research, fear, monster, frankenstein's monster, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, 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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, haunted by the past, murderous pair, lust, violence, deadly, razor, social injustice, shaving ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, urban, runaway, orphan, kidnapping, thief, redemption, friendship, chess, apprentice, death sentence, violence ...
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, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, mississippi river, paris france ...
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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, adventurer, writer's life, adventure, obsessive quest, chases and races, escapades, imaginary, man versus machine, rescue, parallel world, time travel ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, soldier, housekeeper, romance, wooing, dishonesty, society, couples, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, prison, obsession, courtroom drama, gay relationship, writer's life, hypocrisy, gays and lesbians, coming out, wife, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, entertaining, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, hotshot hero, murder, sherlock holmes, intelligence, mystery, adventure, steampunk ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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Dracula (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which ...
Plot: vampire, blood, dracula, manipulation, science, threat, suspicion, lesbian, doctor, scientist, painting, party ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: medical school
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: clever, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, artists and showbiz, elderly, elderly lovers, master and servant, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, holland
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Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: human spirit, society, military, british army, soldier, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, british empire, war, siege, native, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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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, semi serious, realistic, stylized, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, feminism, masturbation, hospital, unconventional method, doctor, vibrator, treatment, ex prostitute, inventions and discoveries, romance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: jungle, stranded, culture clash, tarzan, civilization, rescue, baby, monkey, shipwreck, adventure, fish out of water, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: africa, england, scotland
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The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London's master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: queen, investigation, private detective, sherlock holmes, good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, mouse, treason, family, cartoon mouse, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, surreal ...
Plot: social misfits, freak, disfigurement, dignity, disability, physical appearance, hospital, life is a bitch, human nature, doctors and patients, hopes, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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A Christmas Carol (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, supernatural, redemption, scrooge, christmas, holiday, regret, urban, family, friendship, fish out of water, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, romance, love and romance, introspection, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, urban, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society, department store ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, workplace, unconventional method, forensics, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, love, wife, art critic, fall in love, crumbling marriage, self discovery, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples ...
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, death, amateur sleuth, death of father, understanding, haunted by the past, orphan, mysterious death, murder investigation, death of parent
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, victorian age, steampunk, batman, superhero, attic, orphan, masked man, murder investigation, nun, cat ...
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, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, civil war, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta 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: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating
Plot: war, love triangle, soldier, battle zone, siblings relations, wartime life, battles, military, family relations, love affair, military life, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria
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