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, captivating, touching, sentimental and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with infidelity, society, dishonesty, murder, family relations, love and romance, couples, romance, priest and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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1800s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1800s: Ogre (2008), Le Retour du Héros (2018), The Master Gunfighter (1975), Blood Rain (2005), The Way We Live Now (2001), Les Misérables (1998), Maverick (1994), Madame Bovary (2000), The Love Letter (1998), The Inheritance (1997).

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, captivating, semi serious
Plot: aunt, orphan, poverty, betrayal, friendship, society, child's point of view, survivor, guardian, maturation, social differences, boarding school life ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth -The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
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, contemplative ...
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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 3.7
 2K
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, rough ...
Plot: ogre, isolation, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, time loop, curses spells and rituals, small town, deadly, supernatural ability, escapades, 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, romantic, entertaining
Audience: girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: marriage proposal, lie, scam, war hero, deserter, sister sister relationship, reading a letter aloud, wedding, woman slaps man, duel, dancing, horse ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: france
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The Master Gunfighter (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, martial arts, one man army, master warrior, gunfight, outlaw gang, samurai sword, small western town, escapades, rivalry, criminal heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 1800s
Place: mexico
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 6.6
 1K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, island, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, gory, ghost, supernatural power, curse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: korea, asia
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The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, power relations, life is a bitch, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: europe, england, london
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.0
 100K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, debt, cheating, card playing, vengeance, gambler, strong female character, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1960s, 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, mississippi river, california
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 6.5
 841
Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, dishonesty, adulteress, extramarital affair, destructive relationship, love affair, downfall, infidelity, crumbling marriage, tragic hero, society, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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The Love Letter (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, couples, separated, romance, love and romance, couple relations, true love, love affair, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
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The Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, looking for love, opposites attract, feminism, infidelity, couple relations, wooing, power relations, family relations, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: french revolution, nude painting, female full frontal nudity, husband wife relationship, adultery, female nudity, catholic church, based on a novel, painter, church, social class, heretic ...
Time: 1800s, 18th century
Place: madrid, spain
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 6.2
 2K
Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, intense, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, love triangle, romance, dull life, family relations, fall in love, family drama, destiny, true love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, treasure, vengeance, prison, sword fight, adventure, mentor, frame up, confined, treason, convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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The Sweet Pussycats (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An officer (Sieghardt Rupp) and a count (Ernst Stankovski) who live in opposite ends of the same castle bet each other who will be the first to bed their respective new 'virgin' maid. The winner will get ownership of the castle. In order ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: brothel, sex, prostitute, sexual arousal, pubic hair, sex in bed, fondling, female nudity, sexual attraction, newlywed, virgin, female removes her clothes ...
Time: 1800s
Place: france
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 5.7
 162
Brother Future (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.
Plot: slavery, time travel, high school, plantation, racial slur, escape, slave, book, reading, writing, auction, slave auction ...
Time: 20th century, 1820s, 1800s, 19th century
Place: southern usa, detroit, south carolina, michigan
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The Cater Street Hangman (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.
Plot: priest, adultery, serial killer, murder, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, female director, pregnancy, doctor, loss of sister, father daughter relationship, blood ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 1800s, 19th century
Place: england, london
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Stranger on the Run (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his murderous posse after him.
Plot: horse, sheriff, posse, desert, squad, whiskey, gunfighter, alcoholic, alcohol, drunk, barn, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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 7.1
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80 Hussars (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a regiment of Hungarian hussars stationed in Poland. The hussars, mostly ordinary men, have heard news of the uprising and wish to return to the homeland to defend the newly independent country. The Empire, on the other ...
Plot: patriotism, bravery, army, revolution, desertion, political oppression
Time: 1800s
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The Magician of Lublin (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
Plot: illusionist, magician, haircut, stage magician, shaving head
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: poland
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An Angel for Satan (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the statue carries an ancient malediction
Style: gothic, psychotronic
Plot: mishap, village, lake, teacher, possession, succubus, chess, fireplace, supernatural, supernatural power, bodily possession, italian gothic ...
Time: 1800s
Place: italy
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The Telegraphist (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set against the beautiful backdrop of northern Norway, this film tells the story of a telegraphist in a very small community at the turn of the century.
Plot: coast, sea, business, small town, priest, husband wife relationship, adultery, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfaithful wife, infidelity, fire ...
Time: 1800s
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 5.1
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Black Snake (1973)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a slave revolt on a 19th-century Caribbean island.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film, psychotronic
Plot: violence, plantation, torture, investigation, father son relationship, island, brother brother relationship, sex slave, shack, slave, racial slur, whip ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: caribbean
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 6.7
 79
Marriages (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The supernatural is invoked to save a romance in 19th century Quebec.
Plot: female director, grandmother, pagan, suicide, mother daughter relationship, sexual repression, marriage, passion, countryside, skinny dipping, spell, sex ...
Time: 1800s
Place: quebec
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, ...
Plot: hunting, finnish, mental breakdown, dispute, mental instability, insomnia, dying young, friend, culture, artist, lower class, peasant ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1860s
Place: finland
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The Enchanted Castle (1979)
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gerald, James and Kathleen discover a garden in which is hidden a Princess and a magic ring. Although the Princess is not quite who she says she is the ring is truly magic and so are other parts of the castle's grounds.
Plot: magical ring, statue, magic, castle
Time: 1800s
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 60 min.
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: gothic, serious, bleak, captivating, epic
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, revenge, murder, countess, intrigue, romantic triangle, doomed love, aristocracy, high society, nobleman, passion ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: lisbon portugal
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The Sea Purple (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, forbidden love, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, village life, village, coming out ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 272 min.
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, epic ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, intrigue, heir heiress, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, vengeance, love affair, dishonesty, jealousy, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, spain, lisbon portugal, venice ...
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