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, romantic, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with society, love and romance, period piece, family relations, betrayal, romance, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres shot in UK, USA, Canada and other countries.
19th century
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19th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 19th century: Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Little Women (1994), Mary Shelley (2017), The Paradise (2012), Jane Eyre (2006), Emma. (2020), Anne with an E (2017), Gangs of New York (2002), Les Mis?rables (2012), Taboo (2017).

List of 19th century movies

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, romantic, serious, realistic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, romance, victorian england, love affair, love and romance, couples, english countryside, dishonesty, obsession, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 54K
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, family bonds, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, paris france, new york, massachusetts ...
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 6.5
 14K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland, Australia
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: literature, poet, female writer, father daughter relationship, forbidden love, loss of child, sister sister relationship, young lovers, love and romance, relationship problems, extramarital affair, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, scotland, switzerland
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 7.7
 11K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, fashion, high society, love affair, rise to the top, flirting, ambition, workplace, nouveau riche, ambitious, boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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 8.3
 20K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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, unlikely couple, fall in love, estate, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, romance, family secret, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 6.7
 37K
Emma. (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, feel good, entertaining, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: jane austen, estate, matchmaking, opposites attract, looking for love, romance, english countryside, prejudice, female protagonist, friendship, matchmaker, servant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: yorkshire, england
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 8.7
 40K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: compassionate, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, orphan, family relations, child's point of view, small town, teen romance, parents and children, society, adventure, school, imaginary, children's home ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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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: rough, stylized, tense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, racial slur, army, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 313K
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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, french revolution, orphan, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 8.4
 118K
Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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: brother sister incest, witchcraft, british empire, family business, adventurer, incest overtones, dark secret, murder, conspiracy, investigation, inheritance, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, united states, united kingdom, europe, africa ...
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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, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, couple relations, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, countryside, book, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
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Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
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, parent child relationship, love triangle, fall in love, estate, gossip, secret marriage, marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
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 6.7
 37K
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, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, matchmaking, opposites attract, estate, english countryside, male female friendship, friendship, couples, fall in love, looking for love, rich and poor, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, victorian, 1810s ...
Place: england, britain, london
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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, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, insanity, mind game, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, woman in danger, demon, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: jane austen, sister sister relationship, english countryside, society, romance, wooing, love triangle, love and romance, rich and poor, rich man poor woman, love, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
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, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, japanese history, honor, loyalty, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, neighbor neighbor relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, medical drama
Audience: family outing
Plot: family values, doctors and patients, old west, female doctor, small town, parents and children, couple relations, society, interracial relations, children, female protagonist, american indian ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: zombie, wooing, shaolin, looking for love, female warrior, zombie apocalypse, couples, unlikely couple, plague, couple relations, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, georgian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
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 triangle, social differences, love affair, couples, aristocracy, fall in love, infidelity, romance, rise to the top, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy, london
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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, serious, touching, stylized, saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, love and romance, couple relations, forbidden love, wealthy family, period piece, rich and poor, adultery, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1920s, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
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, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, friendship, espionage, love and romance, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, new york
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The Luminaries (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, New Zealand
TV show
Story: The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Style: disturbing, suspense, ironic, tense
Plot: treasure, gold, treasure hunt, gold rush, prostitute, fortune teller, buried treasure, ambition, greed, prostitution, one last chance, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new zealand
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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, stylized ...
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, victorian era, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, brussels belgium, brussels ...
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 6.7
 31K
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: hysteria, masturbation, doctor, hospital, ex prostitute, trial, romance, inventions and discoveries, sexual dysfunction, unconventional method, fired from the job, period piece ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
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, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, little girl, old mansion, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
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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, native american white relationships, native americans, officer, courage, warrior, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, tennessee, nebraska, south dakota ...
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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: sincere, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: dog, wolf, dog sled, gold rush, survival, grizzly bear, disney, gold, snow, danger, friendship, golddigger ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
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: motivational, heartbreaking, factual, bleak, rough ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, master and servant, torture, civil rights, blacks and whites, human trafficking, african american, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 6.6
 94K
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, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, aristocracy, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, love triangle, family relations, age difference, doubts and hesitations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia, europe
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