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, realistic, stylized, melancholic, atmospheric and talky films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, adaptation, betrayal, mentor, brutality, period piece and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror 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), Albert Nobbs (2011), Penny Dreadful (2014), The Piano (1993), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Hysteria (2011), From Hell (2001), Fingersmith (2005), Oliver Twist (2005), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).

List of victorian era movies

 8.2
 17K
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, realistic, based on true events, serious, light ...
Plot: royal family, british history, queen victoria, palace intrigue, monarchy, husband wife relationship, prime minister, power, politics, queen of england, european history, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
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 6.7
 22K
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, hotel, transvestism, hidden identity, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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 8.2
 100K
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, haunted by the past, mysterious character, monster, secret, fear, scientist, psychotherapy, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london
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 7.6
 72K
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, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, couples, pianist, human nature, love and romance, couple relations, piano, sexual relations, desire, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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, redemption, experiment, frankenstein, laboratory, experiment gone awry, reanimated corpse, monster, vengeance, life philosophy, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: usa, scotland, big ben london, scotland yard, london ...
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 6.7
 29K
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, hospital, feminism, vibrator, doctor, treatment, masturbation, ex prostitute, romance, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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 6.8
 138K
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, woman in danger, jack the ripper, murder, crimes, clairvoyant, violent, dialogue, surgery, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
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 8.0
 7K
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, class distinction, lgbt, psychiatric ward, abuse, marriage of convenience, deception, social differences, lesbian relationship, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
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, gloomy, offbeat, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, murderous pair, violence, shaving, social injustice, villain, haunted by the past, razor, cannibalism, oven ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.9
 29K
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, touching, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, kidnapping, thief, redemption, friendship, orphanage, injustice, boarding school, boarding school life, danger, lifestyle ...
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, monster as victim, dangerous friend ...
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, 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: emotional, romantic, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, melancholic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, teenage love, first sex, fall in love, stranded, adventure, friendship, sea disaster, teenager, isolation, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, turn of the century, victorian era ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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 6.9
 14K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, obsession, gay relationship, writer's life, prison, hypocrisy, courtroom drama, gays and lesbians, coming out, society, couples, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 7.6
 543K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, entertaining, humorous, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, sherlock holmes, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, mystery, adventure, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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 7.4
 27K
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: dracula, vampire, blood, doctor, scientist, party, painting, secret, lesbian, threat, suspicion, manipulation ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: medical school
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 6.8
 22K
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, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
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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, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: zombie, alien, vampire, undead, grave, grave robber, supernatural, adventure, deadly, clergy, curses spells and rituals, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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 7.8
 33K
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, exciting, serious, psychological ...
Plot: siege, military, british army, soldier, british empire, mixed martial arts, attempted rape, war, human spirit, society, tribe, native ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, wilderness, expedition, survival, river, exploration, adventure, obsession, captivity, british empire, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, england, egypt
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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, shipwreck, civilization, tarzan, rescue, baby, monkey, adventure, fish out of water, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 20th century, 1910s
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: feel good, exciting, humorous, stylized, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: investigation, mouse, adventure, good versus evil, queen, family, uncover truth, private detective, danger, disney, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben 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: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, 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: psychological, emotional, touching, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: social misfits, disfigurement, freak, disability, dignity, physical appearance, life is a bitch, hospital, human nature, exploitation, hopes, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1800s
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, redemption, scrooge, christmas, holiday, supernatural, regret, urban, family, friendship, fish out of water, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
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Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: incest, destructive relationship, erection, scientist, siblings relations, parents and children, fall in love, class society, love and romance, romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, sentimental, 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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 7.8
 9K
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, department store, workplace, urban, rise to the top, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society ...
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, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, workplace, forensics, unconventional method, partners, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, edwardian era, victorian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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