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, visually appealing and gloomy films and TV shows about / with betrayal, storytelling, dialogue, period piece, death, adaptation, catastrophe, brutality, mentor and fantasy world plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in UK, USA, Canada and other countries.
victorian era
victorian era movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as victorian era: Victoria (2016), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Carnival Row (2019), Penny Dreadful (2014), From Hell (2001), Crimson Peak (2015), The Wyvern Mystery (2000), Oliver Twist (2005), Lady Audley's Secret (2000), Hysteria (2011).

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, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, queen of england, european history, queen, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace, london
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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 gone awry, frankenstein, experiment, monster, laboratory, friendship, redemption, reanimated corpse, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, london, scotland, england, big ben london ...
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Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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, monster, black magic, politician, love triangle, racism, manipulative woman, family secret, sorceress ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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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, witch, dark fantasy, imaginary, mysterious character, fear, monster, haunted by the past, werewolf, secret, scientist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, 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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, who done it, serial killer, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, clairvoyant, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, buckingham palace ...
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, 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, dark fantasy, estate, incest, brother sister incest, old mansion, supernatural romance, ghosts, brother sister relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, usa
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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: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: secret, orphan, uncover truth, mysterious character, supernatural, family problems, ghost, couple relations, mystery, supernatural ability, youth, danger ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, orphanage, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, runaway, boarding school life, injustice, lifestyle, danger ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, 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, serious, disturbing
Plot: false identity, infidelity, marriage, governess, love, deception, bigamy, class society, blackmail, ritual, classroom, public humiliation ...
Time: victorian era
Place: london
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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, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hysteria, doctor, masturbation, hospital, ex prostitute, romance, sexual dysfunction, inventions and discoveries, unconventional method, fired from the job, trial, period piece ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1800s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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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: infidelity, love triangle, pianist, couples, love and romance, love affair, native, human nature, couple relations, desire, sexual relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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, vengeance, social injustice, violence, murderous pair, goth, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: cross dressing, maid, gender, master and servant, lesbian, hotel, gender bending, hidden identity, butler, transvestism, dishonesty, irish ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1800s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Doctor Thorne (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
Style: captivating, cynical, thought provoking, touching, sentimental
Plot: family drama, ward, physician, aristocrat, village, family relations, society, social differences, couples, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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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, couple relations, society, nanny, master and servant, 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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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, infidelity, social differences, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, film within a film ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, investigation, supernatural ability, demon, deal with the devil, aristocracy, murder, society, young heroes, queen ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
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The Woman in White (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, doppelganger, based on a novel, cemetery, flashback
Time: victorian era
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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, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mystery, supernatural, nanny, mentally unstable, estate, repression, children, master and servant, power relations, costume ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, victorian england ...
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, serious, clever, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, strong female presence, solace, male nudity, female protagonist, male objectification, butt naked
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
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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, death, father, death of parent, death of father, loss of parent, understanding, orphan
Time: victorian era, victorian england, 19th century
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The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
Plot: police detective, female doctor, coroner
Time: victorian era, 1890s
Place: canada
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
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: serious, emotional, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, interracial relations, family relations, plantation, white male black female relationship, slave, americana, injustice, discrimination, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern 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, exciting, serious
Plot: steampunk, adventurer, escapades, society, parallel world, rescue, man versus machine, imaginary, chases and races, obsessive quest, writer's life, time travel ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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Holmes & Watson (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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: ironic, not serious, humorous, feel good, absurd
Plot: sherlock holmes, pipe smoking, judge, clue, doctor, irony, queen of england, crime investigation, british humour, villain, laughter, queen victoria ...
Time: victorian era
Place: england, wyoming, buckingham palace
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The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, gothic horror, isolation, ghosts, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, loss of son, village, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, brutal, bloody
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, immortality, nun, vampire hunter, based on a novel, male female relationship, studying, modern day adaptation, captive, convent ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, love and romance, disfigurement, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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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: surprise ending, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, rescue, boarding school, fall in love, vengeance, family relations, family reunited, youth, danger, siblings relations, exploit, mistrust ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1830s, victorian england ...
Place: london, europe, liverpool, yorkshire, england
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