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, suspense, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with brutality, dialogue, storytelling, betrayal, mentor, culture clash, society, runaway, blood and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
19th century
 1824
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), Bright Star (2009).

List of 19th century movies

 6.4
 9K
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, based on true events, touching, stylized
Plot: poet, forbidden love, literature, young lovers, father daughter relationship, loss of child, sister sister relationship, extramarital affair, love and romance, female writer, relationship problems, frankenstein ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: switzerland, scotland
Is relevant ?
 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, seance, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, drugs, hallucination, cult, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Is relevant ?
 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, escapades, love and romance, ex convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 104K
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, brother sister incest, family business, murder, inheritance, witchcraft, dark secret, investigation, conspiracy, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, africa, united states, europe
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 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 and romance, love affair, unfulfillment, fall in love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 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, serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sword duel, pistol duel, fencing, napoleonic wars, vengeance, battles, superior officer, military life, emperor, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
Is relevant ?
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, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 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, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
Is relevant ?
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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, cannibalism, trial, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 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, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, jack the ripper, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, crimes, a vision, murder, surgery, princess, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, east end london ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 24K
Bright Star (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats, who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: poet, letter, romance, tragic love, couple relations, couples, love affair, poetry, male female relationship, friendship, writer's life, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, london, australia
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 86K
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, aristocracy, tragic love, suicide, depression, family relations, love triangle, doubts and hesitations, romance, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 7.7
 34K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, psychological, epic ...
Plot: military, human spirit, siege, soldier, native, british army, british empire, war, survival, heroic mission, battles, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 868
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, arrest, hindu, crimes, adventure, danger, dishonesty, secret society, tiger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
Is relevant ?
 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, racism, prejudice, freedom, slavery, battle, war, military life, hopes, captain, camp, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, south carolina, new england, boston
Is relevant ?
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: american civil war, murder, cowboy, loss of son, war crime, horse, vengeance, native americans, tough heroes, civil war, deadly, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, arizona, kansas
Is relevant ?
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, romance, love, rich and poor, love affair, wooing, class differences, jane austen, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 29K
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, violence, police, teenagers, blood, prostitution ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 5.3
 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, stylized, serious, sexual
Plot: womanizer, manipulations, ambition, rise to the top, adultery, dishonesty, strong sexual content, rich and poor, society, journalist, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 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: native americans, kidnapping, redemption, rescue, reconciliation, parents and children, family relations, rebellion, crimes, danger, track down, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
Is relevant ?
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, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, americana, obsession, deadly, head of state, hitman, conspiracy, murder, civil war, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, illinois, maryland, cleveland ohio, washington d.c. ...
Is relevant ?
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, family feud, slavery, military base, foe turned friend, best friends, military, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s, victorian era, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: farm, americana, small town, parents and children, family, love and romance, small town life, siblings relations, teachers and students, family life, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: minnesota, kansas
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, light, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, uncle, garden, mansion, family relations, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 117K
Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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: vengeance, gunfight, old west, sheriff, cowboy, murder, dying, crimes, gang, against the odds, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
Is relevant ?
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: exciting, serious, stylized, light, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, good versus evil, small town, martial arts, assassin, desert, deception, forest, revenge, danger, secret hideout, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 113K
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: rescue, cowboy, princess, old west, chinese, martial arts, travel, adventure, society, partners, disorder, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
Is relevant ?
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, friendship, hopes, family business, father son relationship, love and romance, village, neighbor neighbor relationship, class differences, employer employee relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
Is relevant ?
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, courage, self discovery, battles, human spirit, dignity, pride and honor, friendship, military life, war, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
Is relevant ?
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, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, chief, senator, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
Is relevant ?