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, serious, captivating, touching, exciting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with society, friendship, heroes, family relations, romance, rivalry, destiny, murder, danger and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
1850s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1850s: Little Big Girl (2002), Ephraim's Rescue (2013), Princess Cyd (2017), Slaughter Night (2006), Before the Frost (2018), The Riot Club (2014), The Sisters Brothers (2018), The Invisible Woman (2013), The Mountain of the Lord (1993), Assassination (1964).

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: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
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Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: rescue, religious conversion, mormon, faith, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit, leadership, optimism, destiny, society, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: utah, ohio, usa, salt lake city utah
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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, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, novelist, bisexual girl, coming of age, sexual identity, summer vacation, friendship, female protagonist, roommate, teenage girl, dating ...
Time: 1990s, year 1968, 19th century, 1850s, 1960s ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, south carolina
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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, slasher, supernatural, mine, mind game, psychopath, survival, race against time, danger, serial killer, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary, victorian era, 1850s, 19th century, 2000s ...
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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: wild horse, freedom, horse, friendship, animal life, family, adventure, rescue, reunion, disney, getting home, wildlife ...
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: prayer, harvest, widower, greed, hunger, uncle nephew relationship, widow, sledgehammer, saying grace, broken engagement, death of brother, marriage proposal ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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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, debauchery, university, student life, friends, social relations, society, social differences, alcohol, eccentricity, stereotypes, rich ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1700s, year 1976, 1850s ...
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, feel good, light, exciting
Plot: gold rush, hitman, brother brother relationship, gold, one last job, friendship between men, murder, two brothers, brother brother conflict, prank, criminal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s, 50s
Place: oregon, san francisco, california
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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, older man younger woman relationship, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, couples, romance, charles dickens, secret, scandal ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: london, england, 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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: interracial relations, racism, slavery, human spirit, parents and children, missing person, track down, dishonesty, society, family relations, hidden identity, chases and races ...
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: con men, countryside, mark twain, friendship, robbery, scheme, chase, criminal, children, child's point of view, false accusation, carnival
Time: 1850s
Place: mississippi river, mississippi, 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: mormonism, building, mormon, temple, construction, diary, architect, prayer, interview, religion, latter day saints, reporter
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 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, assassination, torture, honor, diary, hara kiri, decapitated head, rebel army, scheming, revolt, samurai sword, isolation ...
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: destiny, fever, historical event, mirror, coffee shop, farm, philosophy, doomed love, letter, officer
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: bound and gagged, dynamite, scam, slavery, bounty hunter, con artists, prison escape
Time: 1850s
Place: southern usa
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Wild Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
TV show
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: love triangle, superstition, husband wife relationship, murder, gypsy, infidelity, grief, sister sister relationship, lust, betrayal, secret, father daughter relationship ...
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: religious persecution, mormon, pioneer, latter day saints, journey, faith, prejudice, christian
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: student, creativity, art, mental breakdown, love interest, friendship, class society, university, money problems, politics, writers, mental institution ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century, 1800s, 1850s, 1860s
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, provence, female director, missing man, getting home, on the run, literacy, missing husband, book, reading, missing brother, isolation ...
Time: 1850s
Place: southern france, south of 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: contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, political unrest, social differences, political corruption, obsession, political intrigue, couple relations, betrayal, ruler, heroes, politics, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: india, asia
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Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, danger, youth, battle, teenage boy, friendship, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, love triangle, foe turned friend, best friends, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s, victorian era
Place: usa, new york
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, love and romance, initially antagonists, fall in love, prejudice, rich and poor, young woman, love affair, romance, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london
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Angel of the Night (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which describes the life of a vampire. As the story unfolds, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, gothic, scary
Plot: vampire, angel, mouse, losing-it hero, imaginary, clergy, starting over, gory, couples, estate, supernatural ability, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1850s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, holland, europe, peru ...
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, friendship, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, crimea, brazil, london ...
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, tragic hero, life is a bitch, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair, dull life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
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Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the run, outlaw, australian western, criminal, prison, master criminal, crime, gang, toxic, violence spree, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: australia, new south wales
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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Japan, China
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, imaginary kingdom, disney, ocean, wish come true, danger, good versus evil, coming of age, family relations, crab, family, adventure ...
Time: 1830s, 1850s, 19th century
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sword fight, adventure, heroes, tough guy, folk hero, heroic mission, legends and myths, old west, parents and children, political intrigue, family relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
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Florence Nightingale (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This is the fact-based story of an aristocratic woman who defies Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is known today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers, who ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, nursing, hospital, strong female presence, human spirit, heroic mission, wartime life, doctors and patients, idealism, reform, war, heroes ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1840s ...
Place: england, europe, turkey
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