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 realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, dramatic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, period piece, society, betrayal, dialogue, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in UK, USA, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Mary Shelley (2017), Taboo (2017), Les Mis?rables (2012), Glory (1989), Gothic (1986), North and South (1985), Wives and Daughters (1999), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Paradise (2012), The Forsyte Saga (2002).

List of 19th century movies

 6.4
 10K
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: young lovers, poet, forbidden love, literature, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, loss of child, extramarital affair, love and romance, relationship problems, female writer, strongman ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: scotland, switzerland
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 8.5
 105K
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: incest overtones, british empire, adventurer, family business, brother sister incest, murder, inheritance, witchcraft, conspiracy, investigation, dark secret, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, united states, africa
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 7.6
 289K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
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, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 7.8
 114K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, racism, prejudice, slavery, battle, war, military life, hopes, human spirit, camp, captain ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england, boston
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 5.7
 7K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, seance, surrealism, insanity, supernatural, ghost, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, best friends, military, foe turned friend, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, victorian era, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
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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, prejudice, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, aristocrat, gossip, secret marriage, marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, britain, africa
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Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, self discovery, american civil war, tribe, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
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 7.7
 10K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, love affair, workplace situations, fashion, love and romance, rise to the top, workplace, power relations, loss of family member, traditional versus modern, employer employee relationship, employee employee relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, stylized, touching, serious
Plot: love and romance, high society, couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, family relations, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 20s, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
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 6.6
 33K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, clever, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, estate, english countryside, friendship, countryside, looking for love, couples, rich and poor, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love affair, couples, romance, love and romance, obsession, society, dishonesty, pursuit, friendship, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, 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, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unfulfilled love, love affair, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, 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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 7.4
 18K
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, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, pistol duel, fencing, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, military, soldier, emperor, escapades, obsessive quest, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.3
 45K
Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sister sister relationship, sisters, couple relations, parent child relationship, first love, love and romance, parents and children, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, women ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, paris france, england
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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: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: social misfits, disfigurement, freak, disability, dignity, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, suffering, cruelty, hospital, tragic event ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.9
 10K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, destiny, couple relations, follow your dream, family problems, couples, social differences, tragic love, injustice, society, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
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 7.3
 231K
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: idealism, racism, american civil war, president, politics, head of state, slavery, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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 6.1
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: murder, british, colonel, investigation, hindu, arrest, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, danger, secret society, wedding ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
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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, sincere, sweet, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, sister sister relationship, love triangle, society, love and romance, romance, love, wooing, rich and poor, love affair, class differences, english countryside ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, working class, rise to the top, unlikely couple, romance, fall in love, love affair, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gang war, organized crime, vengeance, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, gangsters, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, pride and honor, self discovery, courage, battles, master warrior, human spirit, friendship, dignity, military life, swords and armor ...
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: rough, serious, emotional, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, murder, native american attack, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
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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, villain, vengeance, insanity, social injustice, violence, murderous pair, shaving, haunted by the past, cannibalism, trial, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.8
 140K
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, scary ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, crimes, a vision, murder, princess, surgery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, east end london ...
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 6.2
 20K
Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, aristocrat, ambition, british empire, rise to the top, social climbing, couple relations, rich and poor, blind ambition, romance, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, bombay india, brussels belgium, germany ...
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 6.7
 29K
Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hysteria is a romantic comedy with an accomplished cast led by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery - the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical ...
Style: humorous, stylized, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, doctor, hospital, ex prostitute, masturbation, romance, sexual dysfunction, inventions and discoveries, feminism, unconventional method, trial, fired from the job ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1800s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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 7.3
 67K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, interracial relations, political, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, friendship, garden, girl, secret, little girl, old mansion, family, imagination, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
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