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, melancholic, talky and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with adaptation, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway, betrayal, storytelling, mentor, period piece, beautiful scenery and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Anna Karenina (2012), Onegin (1999), The Elephant Man (1980), The Duellists (1977), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000), Lincoln (2012), Mary Shelley (2017), Gothic (1986), The Alienist (2018), Taboo (2017).
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Biography, Drama
USA, UK
124 min.
 8.2
The Duellists (1977)
Drama, War
UK
100 min.
 7.5
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The Alienist (2018)
Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.8
Vanity Fair (2018)
Drama
UK, USA
 7.2

List of 19th century movies

 6.6
 82K
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: emotional, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, destructive relationship, tragic love, dishonesty, russian, marriage, depression, suicide, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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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, gloomy, offbeat, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, insanity, villain, haunted by the past, murderous pair, lust, violence, deadly, razor, social injustice, shaving ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
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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, serious, surreal ...
Plot: social misfits, freak, disfigurement, dignity, disability, physical appearance, hospital, life is a bitch, human nature, doctors and patients, hopes, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london, 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, sword duel, fencing, pistol duel, soldier, vengeance, obsessive quest, cossack, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, military, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: murder, island, redemption, prison, fisherman, execution, death row, tragic love, love, death sentence, human nature, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe
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 7.4
 222K
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, head of state, idealism, president, human spirit, politics, speech, cultural conflict, slavery, white house, battlefield ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 6K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
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: based on true events, atmospheric, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, literature, poet, frankenstein, extramarital affair, loss of child, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female writer, love and romance, relationship problems ...
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, ghost, supernatural, surrealism, insanity, cult, drugs, hallucination, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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 7.8
 23K
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, bleak, exciting, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, reporter, crime, tragic love, murder investigation, violence, police, blood, teenagers, ritual ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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 8.5
 94K
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, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: adventurer, witchcraft, enemy, murder, british empire, conspiracy, blackmail, gunpowder, investigation, dark secret, family business, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, united states, africa
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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, female doctor, small town, couple relations, old west, parents and children, society, family values, interracial relations, romance, children, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, medical school
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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, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, blacks and whites, torture, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, slavery, supernatural, secret identity, head of state, immortality, imaginary, vampire hunter, hunt down, blood, revenge ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, indiana
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 7.6
 71K
The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pianist, love affair, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, arranged marriage, couples, neighbor, adultery, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: new zealand
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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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, romantic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, jane austen, inheritance, love and romance, society, family relations, social differences, sister sister relationship, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.8
 136K
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, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: who done it, serial killer, crimes, surgery, princess, police investigation, urban, woman in danger, prostitute, a vision, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, buckingham palace ...
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The Young Victoria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and ...
Style: realistic, touching, factual, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: royal family, aristocracy, queen, royal court, marriage, destiny, love and romance, queen victoria, politics, head of state, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, europe, belgium
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 8.4
 17K
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: atmospheric, touching, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, infidelity, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 6.7
 31K
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, looking for love, estate, countryside, fall in love, couples, rich and poor, friendship, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, twists & turns, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, medical school, usa
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, soldier, housekeeper, romance, wooing, dishonesty, society, couples, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: clever, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, horse carriage, historic figure, british history, train robbery, crime, safecracker, train ride, strangulation, rehearsal, gold, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, europe, london
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First Men in the Moon (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old ...
Style: stylized, serious, fairy tale, light, colourful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: moon, space travel, alien, adventure, extinction, astronaut, passenger, adventurer, deadly creature, moon landing, rescue, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, year 1964, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, ussr, antarctica
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 7.3
 42K
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, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sisters, sister sister relationship, first love, couple relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, family values, love and romance, young love, family bonds, women, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, paris france, massachusetts, england
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 7.6
 276K
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, redemption, rebellion, mayor, convict, revolution, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, french, parole, barricade, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, london
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 7.0
 9K
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: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, couple relations, loveless marriage, destiny, social differences, student life, injustice, love and romance, society, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, britain, australia
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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: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, clever ...
Plot: priest, redemption, french revolution, bishop, atrocity, mayor, ex convict, thief, robbery, haunted by the past, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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