1850s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1850s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, touching, epic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, society, rivalry, family relations, vengeance, hopes, destiny, murder, husband wife relationship and horse plots mostly in Drama, Western and History genres shot in USA, France, Sweden and other countries.
1850s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1850s: Little Big Girl (2002), The Bronte Sisters (1979), Little Big Man (1970), Comanche Moon (2008), Princess Cyd (2017), Slaughter Night (2006), Before the Frost (2018), The Riot Club (2014), The Sisters Brothers (2018), Nicholas Nickleby (2002).

List of 1850s movies

Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, human nature, destiny, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, England, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.
Style: contemplative, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: fainting, painting, tuberculosis, disease, winter, writing, historical event, affair, fire, woman dressed as man, writer's life, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1850s, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, france, europe, brussels belgium, brussels ...
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Little Big Man (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
Style: epic, humorous, disturbing, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: native american, old west, chief, orphan, native americans, escapades, imperialism, injustice, americana, society, salesman, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: usa
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Comanche Moon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Comanche Moon, the prequel to McMurtry's bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Lonesome Dove follows Texas Rangers Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, tense, epic, rough ...
Plot: native americans, old west, danger, lone wolves, obsessive quest, friendship, rivalry, horse, thief, prostitute, ransom, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s
Place: texas, usa
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Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, touching
Plot: lgbt, sexual identity, novelist, lesbian, coming of age, summer vacation, lesbian sex, roommate, female protagonist, friendship, dating, teenage girl ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s, year 1968 ...
Place: chicago illinois, south carolina, illinois
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Slaughter Night (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Kristel survived a car accident in which her father dies. Tormented by nocturnal visions she begins to care for her father's investigation of serial killers - especially Andries Martíns, a killer of children.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Plot: tour guide, supernatural, slasher, mine, survival, psychopath, mind game, captivity, gory, deadly, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 19th century, 1850s ...
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: freedom, adventure, wild horse, animal life, friendship, family, reunion, getting home, rescue, cowboy, captivity, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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Before the Frost (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film takes place somewhere in the Danish countryside in the middle of the 19th century. Here within a small Danish peasant family, harsh circumstances reign. With the prospect of yet another tough winter, the farmer Jens faces an unbearable ...
Plot: farm, poverty, orphan, sledgehammer, widow, flashlight, church, dowry, widower, engagement, swamp, farmer ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century
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The Riot Club (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: spoiled brat, university, student life, friends, social relations, society, debauchery, social differences, alcohol, eccentricity, stereotypes, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1976, 1850s, 80s ...
Place: england, oxford university, europe, london, california
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The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt ...
Style: captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Plot: gold rush, brother brother relationship, hitman, gold, one last job, murder, cowboys and outlaws, escapades, alcohol, male friendship, friendship between men, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 50s, 1950s
Place: oregon, california, san francisco
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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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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, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: writer's life, love affair, forbidden love, introspection, couple relations, romance, infidelity, couples, older man younger woman relationship, scandal, marital discord, celebrity ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, racism, family relations, hidden identity, rescue, parents and children, chases and races, missing person, society, track down, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, virginia
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Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The adventures and misadventures of Tom and Huck on the Mississippi River in Missouri with their involvement when they fall in with a gang of con artists, take up with a ragtag circus, help a freed slave buy his sister's freedom, and then see a ...
Plot: false accusation, friendship, chase, countryside, carnival, children, criminal, child's point of view, scheme, robbery, con men
Time: 1850s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, missouri
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The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: construction, reporter, latter day saints, mormon, building, prayer, interview, diary, architect, religion, mormonism, temple
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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Assassination (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Assassination begins with the events of 1853 when "four black ships" anchored at Edo Bay, sparking civil unrest and the major political manoeuvring that saw the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. At a time when assassination had become a ...
Plot: japanese new wave, seppuku, honor, ronin, decapitated head, samurai sword, samurai, scheming, rebel army, hara kiri, torture, diary ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan
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Francisca (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.
Plot: officer, doomed love, philosophy, destiny, farm, historical event, coffee shop, letter, fever, mirror
Time: 1850s
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Sidekicks (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This 1974 made-for-TV sequel to Skin Game (1971) brings back Lou Gossett, Jr. as Jason, with Larry Hagman taking over the role of Quince, played by James Garner in the first film. On the lam from their most recent scam, Quince and Jason find ...
Plot: bounty hunter, scam, bound and gagged, prison escape, dynamite, slavery, con artists
Time: 1850s
Place: southern usa
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Wild Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Story: Corazon Salvaje - Maria del Rosario and Juan de Dios are profoundly in love and are to be married. But Rodrigo Montes de Oca and Leonarda are able to stop the wedding, separate them and fake Juans death. From their love Juan del Diablo is born, then ...
Plot: gypsy, jealousy, infidelity, love triangle, sister sister relationship, grief, unrequited love, superstition, murder, husband wife relationship, secret, betrayal ...
Time: 1850s
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Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon ...
Plot: prejudice, christian, faith, latter day saints, pioneer, journey, religious persecution, mormon
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: utah
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, ...
Plot: friend, stage play, finnish, peasant, poet, insomnia, dispute, theater, university, mental institution, student, literature ...
Time: 1850s, 1860s, 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: finland
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The Sower (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violette is old enough to marry in 1852 when her mountain village is brutally deprived of all its men following the repression of the Republicans ordered by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. The women spend months in total isolation. Desperate to one day ...
Plot: mountain village, female director, provence, missing man, missing husband, missing brother, literacy, illegitimate child, return home, scythe, farming, political repression ...
Time: 1850s
Place: southern france, france
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The Chess Players (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: It is the year 1856. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah is the king of Awadh, one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British colonialists, intent on controlling this rich land, have sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the way for an ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic
Plot: chess, obsession, betrayal, ruler, society, social differences, politics, rivalry, political unrest, political intrigue, political corruption, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia
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Skin Game (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Quincy Drew (Garner) and Jason O'Rourke (Gossett) travel from town to town in the south of the United States during the slavery era. Drew claims to be a down-on-his-luck slave owner who is selling O'Rourke as a slave. Quincy gets the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rescue, interracial relations, con artists, slave, vengeance, on the run, fish out of water, kidnapping, opposites attract, unlikely partners, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: kansas, missouri, usa, texas, southern usa
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, racism, vengeance, slavery, african american, gory, torture, society, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, texas, tennessee
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17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, destiny, society, religions or cults, hopes, adventure, immigrants, journey, hardship, mormon, hunger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, vengeance, mysterious character, starting over, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, crumbling marriage, mystery, life is a bitch, manipulation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, leadership, military life, fighting the system, rebelliousness, militant, political unrest, society, battles, military, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia
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The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, contemplative, saga, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, starvation, sailing ship, farm hand, emigrant, seasickness, ship, sailboat, journey, sea voyage, escapades, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 202 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: countryside, settler, family relations, lifestyle, society, misfit, human nature, immigrants, hopes, americana, culture clash, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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