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, serious, stylized, atmospheric, talky and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with fight, blood, murder, period piece, society, kiss, death, betrayal, storytelling and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1800s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1800s: Le Retour du Héros (2018), Amadeus (1984), Michel Strogoff (1975), Marie Ann (1978), Sheffey (1977), Andreas Hofer (2002), Man in the Wilderness (1971), The Doctor and the Devils (1985), Mysteries of Lisbon (2010), Brother of Sleep (1995).

List of 1800s movies

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: lie, scam, war hero, sister sister relationship, reading a letter aloud, deserter, marriage proposal, wedding, dancing, horse, sex scene, duel ...
Time: 1800s
Place: france
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
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: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
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Michel Strogoff (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria, Switzerland, West Germany, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: czar, messenger, on the road, travel, dancing, violence, ferry, bear, capture, secret mission, male female relationship
Time: 1800s
Place: russia, cross country, siberia
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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, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
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Marie Ann (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Western, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young married woman, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.
Plot: pioneer, forest, wilderness, fort, tribe, marriage, kidnapping, native american
Time: 1800s
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Sheffey (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life and works of 19th-century circuit rider Robert S. Sheffey.
Style: christian film
Plot: born again christian, fire, evangelist, prayer, church, preacher, christian, religion, christianity, horse, funeral
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Andreas Hofer (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on historical events, this is the story of the Austrian folk hero Andreas Hofer. Hofer was an innkeeper in the Tyrol in Austria, who emerged as the leader of the populace in their effort to withstand the occupation of their land by Bavarian ...
Plot: suppression, folk hero, fanatic, leader, french soldier, catholic, napoleonic wars, catholicism, bearded man, uniform, death, politics ...
Time: 1800s
Place: alps
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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, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, bear attack, trapper, native american, revenge, expedition, bear, rabbit, boat, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hospital, slasher, investigation, serial murder, crime, hotel, obsession, bar, rich and poor, mutant, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
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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: epic, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, intrigue, love triangle, battle, jealousy, infidelity, priest, school, memory, catholic, forbidden love, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: portugal, europe, france, italy, spain ...
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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, sexual, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: village, village life, sex, genius, suicide, jealousy, down syndrome, snow, gay, music, fall in love, sibling relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: austria, alps, europe, tokyo, ireland
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, plantation, slave, american civil war, interracial relations, social differences, racism, misfit, society, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
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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: touching, humorous, fairy tale, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, witch, parents and children, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, family, single father, children, danger, bully, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A robust adventure about two British adventurers who take over primitive Kafiristan as "godlike" rulers, meeting a tragic end through their desire for a native girl. Based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling.
Style: epic, humorous, witty, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, treasure, soldier, gold, friends, friendship, british empire, king, battle, journalist, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, afghanistan, england
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Hysteria (2011)
Genre: 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, semi serious, realistic, stylized, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hysteria, hospital, feminism, vibrator, doctor, treatment, masturbation, ex prostitute, romance, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london, san francisco
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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
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: stylized, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, hidden identity, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Professor Van Helsing had been asked to help against the tyranny of skeletal creatures that are responsible for terror and death amongst the peasants in rural China. He is the only person qualified to deal with the cause of these phenomena, for the ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat, stylized
Plot: martial arts, vampire, dracula, vampire hunter, adventure, deadly creature, gory, master warrior, obsessive quest, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, village, dull life, unfulfillment, romance, couples, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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Alucarda (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: convent, deal with the devil, gory, danger, catholicism, clergy, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, friendship, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s
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The Immortal Story (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: sailor, legend, power, obsession, love and romance, romance, master and servant, betrayal, rich and poor, sexual relations, true love, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: europe
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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: french, secret organization, portrait, naval battle, community, commander, hardship, society, will, dowry, naval, target ...
Time: 1820s, 1800s
Place: ottoman empire, greece, battleship
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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: flood, german occupation, windmill, merchant, artist, miscarriage, hanging, farmer, dutch, painting, painter, woman with glasses ...
Time: 18th century, 1600s, 17th century, 1700s, 1880s ...
Place: amsterdam, holland, netherlands
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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.
Plot: native american, racism, murder, revenge, blood, forest, gore, extreme violence, decapitation, mohawk, polyamory, female warrior ...
Time: 1800s
Place: new york, usa
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Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this unusual spaghetti western departure for exploitation filmmaker Paolo Cavara (La Tarantola dal Ventre Nero), two friends help Sam Houston work for Texas statehood. Johnny Ears (Franco Nero) and his deaf-mute sidekick Erastus "Deaf" ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prostitute, disability, hitman, lone wolves, old west, mute or deaf, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico, texas, germany, latin america
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Kenshin Samurai X (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, swordsman, heroes, one man army, escapades, drifter, mercenary, drug lord, japanese culture, poisoning, cooking ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia
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I Remember Nelson (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vice Adm. Horatio Nelson's remarkable naval career and troubled personal affairs are brought to life in this miniseries, which tells his famous story through the narratives of those who knew him best.
Plot: singing, sea, ship, piano, marriage, aristocrat, naval officer, empire fashion, adultery, extramarital affair, british navy, admiral ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: naples italy
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Seven Brothers (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Finland
Story: Seven brothers takes place during ten years of the seven deadbeat brothers living with their mother in Jukola, Finland. After their mother's death the brothers are forced to change their lifestyle and try to become socially accepted citizens.
Style: avant garde
Plot: orphan, folk tale, large family, brother brother relationship, farm, controversy
Time: 1800s
Place: finland
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Bryggeren (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The development of Carlsberg Beer, the Carlsberg brewery and the mishaps between father and son, are the main story. But also the social life in Denmark in this time period, both for the rich and poor are explored.
Style: family saga
Plot: period piece, death of child, father son relationship, beer, businessman, brewery
Time: 1800s
Place: rome italy, denmark, copenhagen denmark
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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 ...
Plot: christmas, child labor, publisher, debt, father son relationship, novelist, literary agent, poverty, wife husband relationship, writing, pregnancy, troubled past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, year 1943, 1800s
Place: turkey, new york
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The Moonstone (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the ...
Plot: singing, cousin cousin relationship, drum, paint, robbery, nightgown, theft, period piece, curse, piano, diamond, juggler
Time: 1840s, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s, 19th century
Place: england
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