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, stylized, captivating, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with society, love and romance, period piece, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, destiny, storytelling, romance and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in UK, USA, Canada and other countries.
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19th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Mary Shelley (2017), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), The Paradise (2012), Jane Eyre (2006), Wives and Daughters (1999), Taboo (2017), Les Mis?rables (2012), Emma. (2020), Little Women (1994), Gothic (1986).

List of 19th century movies

 6.4
 12K
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, based on true events, stylized
Plot: literature, poet, forbidden love, loss of child, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, love and romance, relationship problems, young lovers, female writer, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, switzerland, scotland
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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, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, love and romance, jane austen, obsession, friendship, society, dishonesty, secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: love and romance, fashion, love affair, workplace situations, rise to the top, high society, power relations, ambition, workplace, loss of family member, traditional versus modern, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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 8.3
 19K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, estate, looking for love, social differences, romance, love story, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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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: family relations, prejudice, love and romance, aristocrat, parents and children, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, gossip, secret marriage, marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
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 8.4
 112K
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: british empire, family business, incest overtones, brother sister incest, adventurer, murder, inheritance, witchcraft, conspiracy, investigation, dark secret, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london, usa, europe, africa ...
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 7.6
 303K
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, emotional, captivating, suspense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, fall in love, convict, mayor, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 6.7
 20K
Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.
Style: captivating, sweet, entertaining, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, looking for love, estate, opposites attract, matchmaking, class differences, friendship, prejudice, female protagonist, matchmaker, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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 7.3
 50K
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, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, couple relations, parent child relationship, love and romance, parents and children, life changing experience, family bonds, everyday life, christmas ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, paris france, new york, massachusetts ...
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 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demon ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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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: stylized, tense, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, gang war, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, betrayal, army, social decay, corruption, mob boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
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, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, self discovery, battles, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, master warrior, dignity, military life, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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 6.6
 35K
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, romantic, sweet, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, matchmaking, estate, english countryside, friendship, couples, rich and poor, fall in love, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, 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, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
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 7.3
 238K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, romance, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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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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 6.2
 21K
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, germany ...
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 6.7
 30K
Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Biography, 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, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hysteria, doctor, masturbation, hospital, ex prostitute, romance, sexual dysfunction, inventions and discoveries, unconventional method, fired from the job, trial, period piece ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1800s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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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, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, old mansion, girl, little girl, friendship, garden, secret, family, sick child, paralysis ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: drowning, social differences, love triangle, love affair, ambition, betrayal, society, rise to the top, romance, unlikely couple, couples, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy, london
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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, saga ...
Plot: high society, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, society, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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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, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, south dakota, nebraska
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The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, tense
Plot: dog, dog sled, wolf, survival, gold rush, grizzly bear, snow, native american, disney, chase, hopes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, contemporary
Place: alaska, yukon
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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: heartbreaking, factual, motivational, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, blacks and whites, african american, confined, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 8.7
 31K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, parents and children, society, children's home, child's point of view, imaginary, adventure, small town, school, teen romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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 6.1
 241K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, vampire hunter, good versus evil, adventure, dracula, human versus monster, immortality, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: transylvania, europe, budapest, romania, rome italy ...
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 6.6
 90K
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, emotional, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, cuckold, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, europe, 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, sincere, sweet, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love and romance, jane austen, love triangle, society, romance, wooing, rich and poor, english countryside, love, love affair, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, realistic, serious, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, small town, couple relations, parents and children, society, female doctor, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.4
 19K
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), military life, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, soldier, escapades, military, emperor ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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