1790s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1790s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with napoleonic wars, french revolution, society, brutality, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, revolution, betrayal and politics plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
1790s
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1790s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1790s: Pride & Prejudice (2005), Amadeus (1984), Love & Friendship (2016), Amazing Grace (2006), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Poldark (2015), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), John Adams (2008), Napoleon (2002).

List of 1790s movies

Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, captivating, witty, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: love, romance, prejudice, happy ending, love and romance, opposites attract, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1790s, georgian era ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, united kingdom
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 8.4
 401K
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
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Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sweet, witty, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, family outing
Plot: friendship, manipulation, culture clash, relationships, love, family, betrayal, romance, love story, twists and turns, lone hero, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1920s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, ireland
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 25K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: inspirational, emotional, factual, political, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, justice, culture clash, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 50s, georgian era ...
Place: england, london, africa, paris france, europe ...
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 7.3
 362K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: supernatural, witch, ghost, investigation, mystery, murder, small town, legends and myths, goth, horseman, mysterious character, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: new york, new york state
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The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: french revolution, master and servant, politics, battles, friendship, forbidden love, rebelliousness, romance, society, political unrest, state affairs, duchess ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, victorian era, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, japan, tokyo, new orleans ...
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 8.3
 32K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious ...
Plot: countryside, romance, society, estate, love affair, poverty, love and romance, rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, victorian era, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy ...
Style: atmospheric, entertaining, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: french revolution, heroes, historical event, napoleonic wars, knight, hidden identity, rivalry, rebellion, undercover, adventurer, secret identity, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
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 8.5
 33K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, political, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: american history, politics, president, lawyer, colonial america, american revolution, historical character, true love, first lady, father son relationship, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, massachusetts, paris france, france, pennsylvania ...
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, heroes, napoleonic wars, french revolution, adventurer, sailing, sea, adventure, pirate, military, navy, first love ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
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 7.3
 4K
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 ?
 7.0
 62K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, family, unfulfilled love, love, prejudice, romance, women, beautiful scenery, social differences, society, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 50s, future ...
Place: england, ireland, london, europe
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The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stuck in the corridors of time, Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful servant Jacquouille are projected to a time of profound political and social upheavals: the French Revolution... specifically, The Terror, time of great dangers, during which ...
Style: entertaining, light, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, french revolution, marquis, escape, adventure, escapades, love and romance, castle, napoleonic wars, medieval, french history, nazi ...
Time: 18th century, 1940s, 1790s, 12th century
Place: france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 2K
The Devil (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across ...
Style: slasher, atmospheric, macabre, scary, serious ...
Plot: werewolf, mate swapping, serial killer, nightmare, female nudity, surrealism, winter, napoleonic wars, mental disorder, sex crime, folk, female psychopath ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe, prussia
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Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: surreal, sexy, philosophical, romantic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: desert, male nudity, napoleon, humanity, brutality, loneliness, wilderness, leopard, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, time ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, ottoman empire, middle east, africa, sahara
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 6.5
 1K
Swashbuckler (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: french revolution, divorce, love and romance, couples, lovers reunited, state affairs, adventure, couple relations, romantic rivalry, jealousy, brother sister relationship, aristocrat ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, brittany, america
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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, scary, gothic horror, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, loneliness, goth, vampirism, dark hero, bonding, child vampire, vampire human love, monster as victim, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: new orleans, paris france, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 7K
Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: political, epic, talky, dramatic, sexy ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, french history, politics, colonialism, idealism, death row, political unrest, terrorism, freedom, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1930s, 1790s, 1780s
Place: paris france, france, poland, australia, spain ...
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 7.8
 5K
Billy Budd (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Style: tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Plot: mutiny, ship, courtroom drama, napoleonic wars, injustice, navy, british navy, ocean, crimes, betrayal, ship captain, military life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
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 5.7
 7K
Blacula (1972)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his ...
Style: scary, stylized, sexy, suspense, visually appealing ...
Plot: vampire, reincarnation, dracula, gay, cult, monster, zombie, supernatural, nightclub, coroner, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1790s, 1780s, year 1972 ...
Place: los angeles, australia, europe, california, usa
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, pirate, navy, british navy, sea, mutiny, sailing, french revolution, royal navy, son, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 3K
Centennial (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 1256 min.
TV show
Story: The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Style: atmospheric, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, wilderness, family in danger, old west, politics, escapades, heroes, dishonesty, society, rivalry, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 18th century, 1820s, 1790s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 861
Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
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Carry on Pimpernel (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master ...
Style: parody, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: french revolution, true love, satire, duel, sword fight, brother, sister, aristocrat, legend, napoleonic wars, farce, decapitation ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, england
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, heroic
Plot: french revolution, heroes, secret identity, napoleonic wars, revolution, hanging, hidden identity, adventurer, alter ego, vigilante, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, england
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 2K
Sade (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: s&m, debauchery, revolution, seduction, sexual relations, teenage girl, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, murder, couples, female nudity ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 55K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, sexy, sexual, witty ...
Plot: writer's life, sexuality, rape, perversion, priest, eccentricity, sadism, sex, writers, hospital, hypocrisy, emperor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: french revolution, revolution, king of france, teenage prostitute, female nudity, writers, escape attempt, stagecoach, aristocracy, napoleonic wars, womanizer, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.5
 3K
Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: disturbing, talky, biting, tense, psychological ...
Plot: french revolution, art, politics, insanity, revolution, sex maniac, fighting the system, mental illness, murder, violence, assassination, male nudity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: education, coming of age, youth, doctor, feral child, children, deaf, boy, teacher, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, runaway ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 70s, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, new jersey, south of france ...
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