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, dramatic, intense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, mentor, brutality, runaway, betrayal, catastrophe, destiny, beautiful scenery and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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19th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Les Mis?rables (2012), Onegin (1999), Taboo (2017), The Duellists (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Lincoln (2012), Mary Shelley (2017), Gothic (1986), From Hell (2001), The Alienist (2018).

List of 19th century movies

 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, mayor, convict, haunted by the past, orphan, revolution, family relations, ex convict, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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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, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, love affair, countryside, society, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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 8.5
 97K
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, dark secret, investigation, murder, conspiracy, british empire, blackmail, vengeance, homecoming, obsession, family business, inheritance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, africa, united states, europe
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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, pistol duel, fencing, sword duel, vengeance, emperor, superior officer, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, battles, military, soldier ...
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, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s
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, offbeat, gloomy, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, villain, cannibalism, corpse, presumed dead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 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, based on true events, touching, stylized
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, loss of child, father daughter relationship, love and romance, female writer, relationship problems, renegade ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: switzerland, scotland
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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, mind game, seance, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, insanity, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, police detective, jack the ripper, woman in danger, princess, surgery, police investigation, crimes, murder, clairvoyant, cover up ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, east end london ...
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 7.8
 27K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, crime, murder investigation, reporter, ritual, tragic love, teenagers, police, blood, prostitution ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, island, death row, tragic love, death sentence, fisherman, execution, romance, love, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the American West and who settles ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: doctors and patients, family values, old west, female doctor, small town, couple relations, parents and children, society, interracial relations, female protagonist, american indian, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, slavery, good versus evil, secret identity, head of state, vampire hunter, immortality, hunt down, blood, revenge, imaginary, brutality ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, indiana, u.s. capitol building
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, freedom, interracial relations, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, racial slur, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, robbery, ex convict, priest, going straight, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, crimes, prisoner, justice, thief ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, danger, isolation, against the odds, whale, hopes, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean
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The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
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 6.7
 73K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: desert, horse, horse race, adventurer, cowboy, adventure, underdog, rivalry, human spirit, contests and competitions, against the odds, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq
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 5.9
 10K
Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, romance, smuggling, love and romance, couple relations, husband wife relationship, travel, historical event, interracial love relationship, life philosophy, love story, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, france, asia, europe, tokyo
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 5.8
 13K
Mary Reilly (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, scary ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, human nature, laboratory, prostitute, master and servant, power relations, dangerous attraction, dual identity, rich man poor woman, mistaken identity, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
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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, captivating, serious, stylized, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, ambition, manipulations, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, strong sexual content, rich and poor, journalist, infidelity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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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: sincere, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: farm, family, small town, americana, small town life, love and romance, social relations, family life, romance, siblings relations, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1800s
Place: kansas, minnesota
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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, heroes, deception, forest, danger, escapades ...
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: princess, rescue, cowboy, martial arts, old west, travel, chinese, adventure, disorder, partners, society, odd couple ...
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: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, friendship, master warrior, battles, human spirit, war, pride and honor, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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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, horse, friendship, gunfight, vengeance, small town, murder, cowboy, love and romance, good versus evil, shooting, dog ...
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, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, prejudice, marriage, secret marriage, gossip, aristocrat, 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, couple relations, military, comedy of errors, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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