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, breathtaking, stylized and dramatic films and TV shows about / with society, storytelling, love and romance, catastrophe, mentor, destiny, betrayal, culture clash, dialogue and period piece plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Luxembourg 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), Taboo (2017), Les Mis?rables (2012), Wives and Daughters (1999), The Paradise (2012), Gothic (1986), Gangs of New York (2002), Jane Eyre (2006), The Last Samurai (2003).

List of 19th century movies

 6.4
 11K
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, stylized, touching, based on true events
Plot: poet, literature, forbidden love, sister sister relationship, loss of child, father daughter relationship, extramarital affair, young lovers, relationship problems, love and romance, female writer, frustration ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
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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, romance, couples, love affair, love and romance, obsession, jane austen, friendship, society, dishonesty, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.4
 110K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family business, british empire, incest overtones, adventurer, brother sister incest, murder, inheritance, witchcraft, dark secret, investigation, conspiracy, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london, europe, united states, africa ...
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 7.6
 299K
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, mayor, fall in love, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, 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, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, love and romance, prejudice, parents and children, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, marriage, secret marriage, gossip, aristocrat, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
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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, workplace situations, love affair, high society, fashion, rise to the top, workplace, power relations, loss of family member, traditional versus modern, shopping, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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 5.7
 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, mystery, seance, 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, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: date night, girls' 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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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: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, battles, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, master warrior, dignity, military life, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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 7.3
 49K
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: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, sister sister relationship, first love, couple relations, parent child relationship, parents and children, love and romance, life changing experience, family bonds, everyday life, christmas ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, new york, paris france ...
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 6.8
 14K
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, humorous, entertaining, sweet, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, looking for love, matchmaking, class differences, estate, matchmaker, romance, love and romance, male female relationship, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
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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, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, obsession, tragic love, countryside, book, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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 7.3
 234K
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, loneliness, shyness, marriage, romance, wedding, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drowning, ambition, love affair, social differences, love triangle, unlikely couple, aristocracy, society, couples, rise to the top, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
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, society, love affair, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
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: self discovery, native american, culture clash, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, redemption, officer, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
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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, captivating, feel good, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, matchmaking, estate, english countryside, friendship, satire, picnic, couples, looking for love, countryside, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
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 6.6
 89K
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, suicide, depression, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, europe, moscow russia
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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, foe turned friend, love triangle, best friends, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era, 1860s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
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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: girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, love and romance, sister sister relationship, love triangle, society, romance, rich and poor, love, wooing, love affair, english countryside, class differences ...
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, serious, realistic, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, female doctor, interracial relations, american indian, female protagonist, children ...
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, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, nudity (full frontal - brief), military life, emperor, soldier, military, battles, superior officer, obsessive quest ...
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: emotional, psychological, touching, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, disability, human nature, hopes, suffering, cruelty, hospital, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, canada, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 65K
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: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: old west, gunfight, vengeance, cowboy, friendship, murder, horse, doctor, small town, civil war veteran, violence, shooting ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas
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 6.6
 116K
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: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, cowboy, adventure, princess, chinese, martial arts, old west, society, odd couple, save the day, unlikely partners, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
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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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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, motivational, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, human trafficking, american history, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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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, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, vengeance, social injustice, violence, murderous pair, goth, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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