1860s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1860s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, epic, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with gun, american civil war, gunfight, horse, murder, rivalry, violence, civil war, heroes and danger plots mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
1860s
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1860s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1860s: Hell on Wheels (2011), The Beguiled (2017), Cold Mountain (2003), Lincoln (2012), A Rebel Born (2019), Mysterious Island (2010), Savage State (2019), Timecop (1994), The Aeronauts (2019), The Wild Westerners (1962).

List of 1860s movies

 8.3
 46K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slavery, old west, native americans, african american, loss of spouse, rivalry, americana, courage, haunted by the past, shooting, train, business venture ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 6.3
 49K
The Beguiled (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in ...
Style: sexy, gothic, suspense, romantic, psychotronic
Plot: seduction, sexual tension, girls' school, union soldier, american civil war, southern belle, girls' boarding school, american south, murder, confederate soldier, teacher, rage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia
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 7.2
 137K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, american civil war, getting home, slavery, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, power of love, love and romance, wartime life, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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 7.3
 238K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, racism, american civil war, president, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 3.1
 47
A Rebel Born (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a brilliant and very controversial Confederate general in the War Between the States. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest has remained surrounded in ...
Style: factual, rough, complex, epic
Plot: war violence, war, epic battle, army, confederate army, u.s. civil war, american civil war, battlefield, warrior, courage, union soldier, fight scenes ...
Time: 1860s
Place: usa
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Mysterious Island (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: union soldier, sea disaster, runaway, survival, monster, american civil war, escapades, adventure, deadly creature, dangerous animal, imaginary, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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 5.5
 90
Savage State (2019)
Genre: Western
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The American Civil War breaks out… A family of French colonists, settled in Missouri, decides to go back to France. Edmond, Madeleine and their three daughters have to cross the whole country to reach New York. They are led by the mysterious and ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: forbidden love, danger, friendship, chase, deadly, violence, crimes, family, murder, family relations, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 1860s
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 5.9
 54K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, martial arts, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 19th century ...
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 6.6
 21K
The Aeronauts (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Style: uplifting, tense, exciting, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: weather, survival, scientist, saving a life, science, flash forward, cloud, balloon, freezing, parachute, snowing, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london
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The Wild Westerners (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Sheriff Plummer and his men are using their badges to easily rob gold shipments and kill the drivers. Marshal McDowell and his men are looking for the killers. They catch one who is murdered to keep from talking but his killer is identified as ...
Plot: criminal, outlaw, gunpowder, wife, battles, reprisal, cowboy hat, kidnapping, redhead, hostage, gun, battle ...
Time: 1860s
Place: montana
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 6.8
 18K
Lady Macbeth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The passionate affair of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.
Style: psychological, cynical, depressing, bleak, rough
Plot: father in law daughter in law relationship, forbidden love, loveless marriage, forced marriage, older man younger woman relationship, adultery, infidelity, wife murders husband, sexual desire, cruelty, love story, secret lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1860s
Place: england, northern england
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Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, chimpanzee, balloon, journalism, showbiz, hotshot hero, danger, treasure hunt, battles, escapades, daring rescue, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s
Place: africa, britain
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The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, epic, 70mm film
Plot: quicksand, wagon train, native american, misfit, society, culture clash, anti hero, rivalry, murder, friends, tough heroes, republican ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, friendship, revolution, soldier, mexican revolution, bandit, accomplice, cavalry, adventure, crimes, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, 80s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles, texas ...
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 7.6
 32K
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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 7.9
 104K
Little Women (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Style: sentimental, romantic, melancholic, sweet
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writers, love, friendship, rivalry, promise, relationships, jealousy, romance, intrigue, sister sister relationship, love affair, sibling relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, massachusetts
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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of ...
Style: suspense
Plot: outlaw, gang leader, fistfight, cattleman, gang member, barfly, damsel in distress, redemption, ambush, cattle ranch, gunshot, henchman ...
Time: 1860s
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Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, mercenary, japanese culture, drug lord, katana, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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 6.8
 439
Johnny Hamlet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On his way back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton is visited in his sleep by the ghost of his father who lets him know that he has been murdered and who asks him to avenge him. Back in the family ranch, Johnny finds that not only has his father ...
Plot: sheriff, gunfight, gunfighter, revolver, grave digger, murder of father, tragedy, uncle nephew relationship, guardian angel, mill, confederate soldier, revenge ...
Time: 1860s
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Renegade Riders (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chamaco finds himself on the wrong end of a firing squad after tracking an ex-Confederate to interrogate him about General Beauregard's missing gold. He's saved by a stranger who calls himself Stuart (Byrnes). Stuart claims to know the ...
Style: dark humor
Plot: poster, capture, handgun, hands tied, cold blooded murder, treasure hunt, anti hero, shooting, saloon girl, runaway, bible, tyrant ...
Time: 1860s
Place: texas, mexico
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The Hidden Blade (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, love and romance, vengeance, family life, politics, martial arts, caste system, state affairs, family in crisis, heroes, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 1860s
Place: japan, asia
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 5.3
 251
Macho Callahan (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his ...
Plot: rape, criminal, gunfighter, outlaw, gunfight, u.s. civil war, american civil war, civil war, revenge, desertion, bar shootout, deserter ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: arizona, texas, new mexico
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The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979)
Genre: Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young farmer and a runaway slave team up to track down the legendary Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill. Along the way they run into a legendary gunfighter, who teaches the young farmer how to shoot and gives him a special gun that shoots ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfighter, tough heroes, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, chases and races, escapades, unlikely partners, lone wolves, rivalry, vengeance, on the run, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, colorado, kansas
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The Lazarus Man (1996)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Lazarus Man is an American Western television series produced by Castle Rock Entertainment which first aired on January 20, 1996, and ended on November 9, 1996. Starring Robert Urich as the title character, The Lazarus Man debuted on Turner ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: memory loss, assassination, hypnosis, conspiracy, missing person, deadly, mystery, life is a bitch, chases and races, old west, u.s. army, resurrection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A suave Mexican cattleman inadvertently gets involved in the Civil War.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, allegory ...
Plot: american civil war, kidnapping, cattle, accomplice, colonel, chase, crimes, reluctant partners, righting the wronged, tough heroes, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: virginia, usa, ireland, vienna, texas ...
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By Way of the Stars (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Germany
Story: By Way of the Stars is an action/adventure television mini-series co-produced in 1992 by Sullivan Entertainment and German Beta-Taurus Kirch Group, that begins in 19th century Prussia, then travels through post-U.S. Civil War Charleston to the ...
Plot: escape, immigration, death of mother
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: canada
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The Shadow Riders (1982)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After starring in "The Sacketts", Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott team up again but this time as Mac and Dal Traven, in a movie based on a classic Louis L'Amour novel. They are brothers, who meet up at the end of the Civil War fighting on ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious
Plot: kidnapping, american civil war, civil war veteran, homecoming, good versus evil, family relations, vigilantism, chases and races, siblings relations, escapades, missing person, rescue ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: mexico, texas
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Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, hitman, head of state, deadly, americana, obsession, conspiracy, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, fanatic ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., illinois, virginia ...
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 6.1
 719
Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: king, suicide, power relations, tragic hero, downfall, royal court, idealism, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal family, princess, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: bavaria, germany, europe, versailles
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