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 realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating and semi serious films and TV shows about / with family relations, betrayal, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, society, runaway, mentor, dancing and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1800s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1800s: The Duellists (1977), Emma (1996), Warrior (2019), Nanny McPhee (2005), Amadeus (1984), Return of the Hero (2018), Dickinson (2019), Love Comes Softly (2003), Mansfield Park (1999), Sense and Sensibility (1995).

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: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: poverty, orphan, charles dickens, victorian england, aunt, kite, child's point of view, blackmail, survivor, society, maturation, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, tense, epic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, sea battle, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, battles, naval battle, sailboat, naturalist, ocean ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, edwardian era
Place: england, france, europe, brazil, pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
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: visually appealing, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, breathtaking ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, fencing, sword duel, swordsman, sword fight, military, honor, nudity (full frontal - brief), medieval, cossack, adaptation, distopia ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, europe
Is relevant ?
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: affectionate, witty, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: fall in love, romance, looking for love, love and romance, friendship, couples, social differences, society, matchmaking, male female friendship, matchmaker, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1810s
Place: england, london, britain
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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: exciting, brutal, captivating, intense, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, gang war, rivalry, corporation, business, fight, crimes, bandit, gang member, criminal gang, gangsters, criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: san francisco, usa
Is relevant ?
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, sweet, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: witch, magic, adventure, childhood, nanny, mischievous children, family, family values, parents and children, single father, children, prank ...
Time: edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: inspirational, epic, atmospheric, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, classical music, genius, mozart, composer, envy, musician, opera, obsession, character study, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
Is relevant ?
Return of the Hero (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: romantic, stylized, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: marriage proposal, deserter, scam, lie, war hero, wedding, sister sister relationship, dancing, horse, escapades, lifestyle, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: scenic, captivating, atmospheric, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: women, female protagonist, lgbt, lesbian interest, poetry, lesbian, rebellious daughter, lesbian love, poet, sexual orientation, lgbtq, dream ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Is relevant ?
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: single parent, marriage of convenience, loss of husband, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, romance, survival, faith, age difference, christian, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (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, light, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, social differences, culture clash, slice of life, disorder, friends, fish out of water, society, couples, family relations, rivalry, store ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, sexy, romantic, sweet, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country estate, estate, fall in love, couple relations, love, romance, women, slavery, literature, love triangle, incest, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
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: romantic, sincere, feel good, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, romance, happy ending, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, love story, cousin cousin relationship, eligible bachelor, village life, countryside, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
Shoot Out (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clay Lomax, a bank robber, gets out of jail after an 7 year sentence. He is looking after Sam Foley, the man who betrayed him. Knowing that, Foley hires three men to pay attention of Clay's steps. The things get complicated when Lomax, waiting ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: orphan, chase, little girl, murder, revenge, kidnapping, home invasion, ex convict, cowboy, gunslinger, released from prison, father figure ...
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas ...
Style: motivational, feel good, thought provoking, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, victorian england, writers, father son relationship, debt, publisher, inspiration, charles dickens, poverty, writer's block, friend, sleeping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, year 1943
Place: england, london, turkey, new york
Is relevant ?
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.
Style: surreal, sad, tragicomedy, stylized, dramatic ...
Plot: cat, tragedy, drawing, painting, painter, family relations, surrealism, eccentricity, husband wife relationship, art, family, life philosophy ...
Time: 1890s, victorian era, 20th century, 1880s, 90s ...
Place: london, new york
Is relevant ?
Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: serial killer, crimes, investigation, murder, curse, island, mystery, violent death, supernatural, supernatural power, ghost, fear ...
Time: 19th century
Place: korea, asia
Is relevant ?
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, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, survival, native american, adventure, vengeance, hallucination, paranoia, fear, wounded, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: north dakota, usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, emotional, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage girl, train, child's point of view, adventure, family, friendship, countryside, railway, human spirit, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children ...
Time: edwardian era, 70s, 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london, northern england, europe
Is relevant ?
Michel Strogoff (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria, Switzerland, West Germany, Hungary, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: No overview found.
Audience: kids
Plot: on the road, travel, ferry, secret mission, capture, messenger, bear, violence, dancing, czar, cross country, female nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, siberia
Is relevant ?
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: murder, corpse, scientist, obsession, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural, investigation, power relations, society, grave robbing, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england
Is relevant ?
Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 317 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, forbidden love, intrigue, orphan, heir, self discovery, love and romance, love affair, vengeance, society, dishonesty, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal, europe, venice, italy ...
Is relevant ?
Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, steampunk, investigation, crimes, who done it, alchemy, alchemist, female nudity, law enforcement, criminal, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Brother of Sleep (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Schlafes Bruder tells the story a few exceptionally talented individuals who grew up in a remote mountain town in the Alps. The film, based on an internationally successful novel by Robert Schneider of the same name, depicts the slow withering of ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, disturbing, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: sex, jealousy, organ, music, talent, social differences, introspection, poverty, lifestyle, couples, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: alps, austria, tokyo, europe, ireland
Is relevant ?
Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: psychological, gothic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, interracial romance, white male black female relationship, american civil war, family relations, women, racial issues, black man, american history, social injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: southern usa
Is relevant ?
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, rise and fall, conquering, battles, megalomaniac, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, politics, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: europe, france, prussia
Is relevant ?
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: romantic, humorous, sexy, talky, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, hospital, hysteria, masturbation, court, doctor, unconventional method, ex prostitute, female sexuality, sexual dysfunction, inventions and discoveries, women ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, east end london, europe, san francisco
Is relevant ?
The Corsican Brothers (1985)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 18th century were born two siamese brothers on Corsica who paradoxically carry different feelings of hate and reconciliation in their blood.
Plot: good versus evil, twins, vendetta, swashbuckler, sword, dead boy, twin brother
Time: 19th century
Place: corsica
Is relevant ?
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, sad, serious ...
Plot: gender, cross dressing, lesbian, loneliness, hotel, hidden identity, master and servant, maid, servant, woman dressed as man, death, secrets ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era, 1930s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe
Is relevant ?
Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: painting, bohemian life, lifestyle, rebellion, lust, love and romance, rebelliousness, couples, artist, art, historical event, artists' life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists