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 serious, realistic, touching, exciting, captivating and harsh films and TV shows about / with storytelling, destiny, murder, runaway, family relations, heroes, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1850s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1850s: Little Big Girl (2002), Princess Cyd (2017), Slaughter Night (2006), Assassination (1964), Sidekicks (1974), The Sower (2017), True Women (1997), The Tempest (1998), Stardust (2007), September Dawn (2007).

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: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, friendship, hopes, destiny, human nature, friends, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
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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, lesbian, sexual identity, novelist, coming of age, summer vacation, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, friendship, roommate, female protagonist, spirituality ...
Time: year 1992, 20th century, 19th century, 1850s, 1990s ...
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, slasher, supernatural, mine, survival, mind game, psychopath, isolation, vengeance, gory, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century, 1850s, 2000s ...
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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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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, prison escape, con artists
Time: 1850s
Place: southern usa
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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, missing brother, missing husband, literacy, reading, book, isolation ...
Time: 1850s
Place: southern france, south of france, france
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True Women (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs
Style: tense, epic, rough, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, emancipation, female protagonist, family relations, old west, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: texas, usa
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The Tempest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: scout, american civil war, swamp, master and servant, rivalry, love and romance, danger, escapades, romance, supernatural, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, vengeance, social injustice, violence, goth, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, cannibalism, murderous pair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, fall in love, imaginary, adventure, magical, pirate, true love, supernatural ability, love and romance, prince, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, fall in love, vengeance, americana, old west, small town life, interracial relations, tragic hero, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1850s, 1870s
Place: utah, usa, arkansas, salt lake city utah
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Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terror is stalking the land: people are disappearing daily, their bodies appearing covered in savage gashes coupled with precise surgical cuts. The legend of the 'Werewolf of Allariz' spreads across the land like wildfire. When Barbara ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: gothic horror, werewolf, serial killer, stalking, transformation, trial, mind game, dangerous attraction, village, legends and myths, dangerous animal, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 1850s
Place: spain
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
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, human nature, love affair, sexual relations, native, couple relations, desire, piano ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, foe turned friend ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, new york
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
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: social differences, couple relations, love and romance, initially antagonists, fall in love, prejudice, romance, rich and poor, pride and honor, love affair, unlikely couple, young woman ...
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, book, mouse, best friends, clergy, heroes, curses spells and rituals, dangerous attraction, deadly, supernatural ability, imaginary ...
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: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
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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, talky, intense ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family life, village life, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
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: on the run, chase, prison, outlaw, criminal, toxic, society, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vigilantism, track down, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: australia
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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan
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, exciting, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: mermaid, imaginary kingdom, family relations, danger, coming of age, good versus evil, disney, crab, wish come true, young heroes, 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, heroic mission, folk hero, danger, rescue, family relations, legends and myths, old west, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, usa, mexico, latin america, los angeles ...
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, parents and children, hopes, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, girl, imaginary friend, sin, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
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Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: native americans, wilderness, survival, adventure, rocky mountains, native, interracial relations, respect, hunting, mountain man, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, missing person, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, glasgow scotland ...
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, frontier, outlaw, native american, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, theft, digging, destiny, misfit, warden, curse, excavation, judge, family, camp ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 60s, 1850s, 19th century ...
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ship, island, pirate, rescue, stowaway, child in peril, rivalry, adventure, adventurer, escapades, heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
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The Frisco Kid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, touching, clever ...
Plot: rabbi, fish out of water, old west, bank robber, partners, crimes, heist, friendship, culture clash, buddies, clergy, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, 20th century, 1850s
Place: california, san francisco, poland, europe, usa ...
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, gold, train ride, master criminal, crimes, crime, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1850s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Bushido Blade (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, military, master warrior, crime, escapades, adventure, rivalry, state affairs, heroes, crimes, destiny, battles ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: japan, asia, usa
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