19th century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 19th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, dramatic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with storytelling, brutality, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, mentor, blood, death, horse and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, New Zealand and other countries.
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19th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Mary Shelley (2017), Gothic (1986), Les Mis?rables (2012), Taboo (2017), Onegin (1999), The Duellists (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Lincoln (2012), From Hell (2001), Anna Karenina (2012).

List of 19th century movies

 6.4
 8K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, based on true events, stylized
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, loss of child, love and romance, relationship problems, female writer, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: scotland, switzerland
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 5.8
 6K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: mystery, seance, mind game, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, insanity, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 7.6
 283K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, emotional, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, orphan, revolution, family relations, ex convict, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 8.5
 100K
Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: adventurer, incest overtones, family business, conspiracy, murder, dark secret, investigation, british empire, inheritance, exorcism, homecoming, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, united states, africa, europe
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 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, unfulfilled love, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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 7.5
 17K
The Duellists (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, vengeance, soldier, military, military life, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, superior officer ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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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, life is a bitch, human nature, physical appearance, hopes, suffering, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.4
 227K
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, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, president, politics, head of state, idealism, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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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, offbeat, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, cannibalism, presumed dead, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, surgery, princess, police investigation, crimes, murder, clairvoyant, cover up ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london, buckingham palace ...
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 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: romanticism, classic literature, romantic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love triangle, society, love and romance, rich and poor, love affair, romance, love, wooing, class differences, jane austen, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 7.8
 28K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, ritual, reporter, prostitution, violence, teenagers, blood, police ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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 5.4
 17K
Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, sexual
Plot: womanizer, ambition, manipulations, rise to the top, adultery, society, rich and poor, strong sexual content, dishonesty, journalist, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 6.5
 31K
The Missing (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When rancher and single mother of two Maggie Gilkeson sees her teenage daughter, Lily, kidnapped by Apache rebels, she reluctantly accepts the help of her estranged father, Samuel, in tracking down the kidnappers. Along the way, the two must learn ...
Style: serious, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, native americans, parents and children, family relations, crimes, rebellion, hopes, danger, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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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, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, hitman, obsession, americana, deadly, head of state, conspiracy, murder, civil war, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, virginia, philadelphia ...
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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, serious, 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, 1850s, victorian era, 1860s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
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Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, small town, americana, love and romance, small town life, romance, family life, family relations, social relations, siblings relations, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1800s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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 7.8
 113K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, dying, sheriff, murder, cowboy, vengeance, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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The Warrior's Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Western
Country: New Zealand, South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Asian assassin (Dong-gun Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Also starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Tony Cox and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, light, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, small town, good versus evil, martial arts, assassin, desert, revenge, deception, forest, master warrior, danger, secret hideout ...
Time: 19th century
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 6.6
 111K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cowboy, rescue, princess, old west, martial arts, travel, chinese, adventure, friends, danger, partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, self discovery, courage, master warrior, friendship, battles, swords and armor, human spirit, military life, dignity, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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 7.5
 61K
Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: old west, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, horse, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, prejudice, secret marriage, aristocrat, gossip, marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain, africa
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 7.8
 33K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, goofy hero, fall in love, disorder, military, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: touching, sexy, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, performer's life, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, coming of age, cross dressing, gender, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
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Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, royal family, queen victoria, head of state, state affairs, royal court, husband wife relationship, political unrest, romance, couple relations, rise to the top, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 13K
Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, faith, haunted by the past, village, relationship vs career, family relations, family life, death in the family, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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 8.2
 336K
Unforgiven (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sheriff, old west, regret, vengeance, one last job, redemption, revenge, small town, reputation, mutilation, prostitute, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: wyoming, kansas, usa
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