1800s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1800s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with rivalry, murder, heroes, adventure, escapades, destiny, family relations, violence, storytelling and danger plots mostly in Drama, Western and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1800s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1800s: Ogre (2008), Le Retour du Héros (2018), Emma (1996), Warrior (2019), Manto Mavrogenous (1971), Brush with Fate (2003), Satanic Panic (2017), Man in the Wilderness (1971), The Remains (2016), Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962).

List of 1800s movies

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, captivating, semi serious
Plot: orphan, aunt, poverty, betrayal, friendship, social differences, child's point of view, survivor, society, guardian, maturation, boarding school life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1800s, victorian, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth -The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveler, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family's ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, light ...
Plot: friendship, social differences, culture clash, friends, disorder, fish out of water, society, slice of life, couples, family relations, rivalry, store ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Ogre (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vicious Ogre rules over a town that has been stuck in time since the 1800's.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: ogre, isolation, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, time loop, curses spells and rituals, small town, escapades, supernatural ability, deadly, curse ...
Time: 1800s
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Le Retour du Héros (2018)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up.
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, entertaining, romantic
Audience: date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: marriage proposal, deserter, lie, scam, sister sister relationship, war hero, wedding, reading a letter aloud, woman slaps man, dancing, horse, duel ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1810s
Place: france
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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, fall in love, looking for love, rich and poor, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
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Warrior (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious ...
Style: brutal, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, business, rivalry, corporation, standoff, hand to hand combat, showdown, conflict, gang war, sex scene, infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Manto Mavrogenous (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Vienna 1820, the Manto Mavrogenous encounters a group of Greek students and talk of revolution to be made. Returning to Greece uncle of the initiates at Friendly Society. Madonna sells its dowry and equip their ships and army to help the ...
Style: romantic
Plot: target, secret, independence, woman, will, battleship, commander, sword, love, courage, naval battle, prince ...
Time: 1820s, 1800s
Place: ottoman empire, greece
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Brush with Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mystery hidden for generations. Now the truth will finally be revealed.
Plot: dutch, painting, painter, windmill, flood, farmer, hanging, merchant, nazi, woman with glasses, artist, german occupation ...
Time: 17th century, 1940s, 1800s, 1600s, 1880s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, amsterdam
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Satanic Panic (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Romance, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: racism, murder, native american, revenge, forest, love triangle, friendship, pursuit, chase, manhunt, torture, decapitation ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1810s, future, georgian era
Place: new york, usa
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, native american, bear attack, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, loner ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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Manifest Destiny: The Lewis & Clark Musical Adventure (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With exaggerated, eye-popping style, this tall tale of Lewis and Clark becomes a romping spoof of American ego. Follow the explorers out on the trail as they discover that destiny may be anything but manifest.
Plot: musket, puppet, eagle, horse, native american, killing an animal, explorer, expedition
Time: 1800s
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The Remains (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, the spirit grows stronger, hellbent on kidnapping the children.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, suspense
Plot: haunted house, killer child, ghost, attic, widower, danger, dark secret, house, radio, doll, troubled teen, missing girl ...
Time: 1800s
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Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vincent Price stars in this early '60s adaptation of Thomas De Quincey's thriller about an opium addict trying to solve a mystery in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: adventurer, destiny, newspaper editor, chinatown, tunnel, rescue, slavery, human trafficking, disguise, murder, secret passage, drug smuggling ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: san francisco, california
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The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, 1800s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
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Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, danger, rivalry, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s
Place: arizona, wyoming, alaska, arkansas, texas ...
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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Grimm brothers Wilhelm and Jacob, known for their literary works in the nineteenth century, have their lives dramatized. In the movie they write a family history for a duke which includes reenactments of three of their stories including ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, semi serious, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: invisibility, brothers grimm, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, siblings relations, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, show tunes, family relations, master and servant, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: germany
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Walker (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.
Style: realistic, serious, surreal, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gun, horse, mexican standoff, sword, gunfight, blood splatter, gore, mogul, battles, violence, battle, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: nicaragua, central america, latin america
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Wagons East (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the 1860s Wild West, a group of misfit settlers - including ex-doctor Phil Taylor, prostitute Belle, and homosexual bookseller Julian - decide they cannot live in their current situation in the west. They hire a grizzled alcoholic wagon master ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, unusual plot structure, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, adventure, on the road, starting over, parody, americana, gang, unlikely partners, tough heroes, escapades, danger, satire ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, future
Place: california
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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, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, brussels belgium ...
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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, jane austen, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, investigation, crimes, who done it, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england
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The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a sly magician casts a spell so that he can buy Goldy, the last Golden Bear, Jesse runs away with her pet. Hiding deep in the heart of the forest, the youngster meets a 'Ghostman' who believes all animals should be free.
Style: exciting, semi serious, touching, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adventure, family, rivalry, heroes, escapades, animal life, wilderness, circus, bear, barefoot, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Bawdy Tales (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Locked up in prison and awaiting execution, bored young vagabonds Bernardino (Ninetto Davoli) and Mammone (Franco Citti) pass their time competing in a vulgar storytelling competition, relating indecent accounts about castration, unsavory testicles ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: nude bathing, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, crimes, confined, deadly, clergy, society, funeral procession, playing piano, exhibitionism ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: deal with the devil, manipulation, supernatural, escapades, danger, rivalry, mystery, manipulations, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, aging, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
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Queen of Swords (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Spain, France, UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen of Swords is an action–adventure television series set in California during the early 19th century that ran for one season, from 2000 to 2001. The series premiered October 7, 2000. After filming had been completed on 22 episodes and the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, realistic
Plot: masked vigilante, rivalry, adventure, escapades, vengeance, heroine, secret identity, vigilante, poetic justice, vigilantism, irony of fate, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: california, usa
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Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: manhunt, napoleonic wars, soldier, rebellion, adventure, on the run, vengeance, folk hero, military, rivalry, escapades, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
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Pioneer Woman (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: wartime life, murder, wilderness, feminism, parents and children, adventure, fugitives, heroes, crimes, dealing with death, starting over, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s
Place: wyoming, usa, nebraska, indiana
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The Man from Galveston (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, legal action, courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, lawyer, lynch mob, deadly, heroes, power relations, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: texas
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Johnny Reno (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, lone wolves, chases and races, buddies, partners, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
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The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: skeleton, mad scientist, reincarnation, murder, creature, monster, corpse, scientist, blood, good versus evil, zombie, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, private detective, deadly creature, prodigy, riddles and clues, master criminal, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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