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, stylized, sexy, atmospheric and captivating films and TV shows about / with murder, blood, dialogue, death, society, mentor, brutality, french revolution, revolution and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
1790s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1790s: Amadeus (1984), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The French Revolution (1989), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), The Lady and the Duke (2001), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016), Dark Shadows (1991).

List of 1790s movies

Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, 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: stylized, captivating, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, musician's life, prodigy, music, composer, character study, obsession, emperor, classical music, genius, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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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: witty, romantic, dramatic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, jane austen, love and romance, prejudice, couple relations, unlikely couple, aristocracy, social differences, countryside, happy ending, opposites attract, love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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The French Revolution (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 335 min.
Story: A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when the King Louis ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, war, rebellion, militant, french history, hopes, fighting the system, rebelliousness, against the odds, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: french revolution, political unrest, idealism, heroic mission, revolution, fighting the system, intrigue, rivalry, heroes, romance, hidden identity, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france, england
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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, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, french revolution, romance, forbidden love, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, london ...
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The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, gothic, sexy ...
Plot: vampire, daughter, village, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, vengeance, danger, exploitation, gothic horror, fatal attraction, transformation, lesbian ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century, georgian era, 16th century ...
Place: europe, england, central europe, austria, eastern europe
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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, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, leadership, danger, military, betrayal, rebellion, defiant ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, england
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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, demon, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, heroic mission, space station, master villain, supernatural ability, save the world, danger ...
Time: future, 18th century, 90s, year 1996, 1780s ...
Place: europe, france, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: 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, humorous, light, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, french revolution, prison, escape, castle, adventure, love and romance, escapades, cheating wife, little girl, execution by hanging, pretending to sleep ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1940s, 12th century
Place: france, paris france
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Dark Shadows (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dark Shadows is a primetime television series which aired on NBC from January to March 1991. A re-imagining of the 1966–1971 ABC daytime gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, the revival was developed by Dan Curtis, creator of the original series.
Style: gothic
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, time travel, coffin, love, duel, murder, boy, children, witchcraft, little boy, girl ...
Time: 1990s, 1790s, 90s
Place: maine
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The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The disturbing story of a physician who conducted the first operation with general anaesthetic, and the women in his life who are both so determined to win his love that they volunteer as subjects for his experiments
Style: jidai geki
Plot: medical, loss of eyesight, husband wife relationship, rivalry, devotion, cancer, anesthetic, feud, mother son relationship, human experimentation
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: japan
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Love & Friendship (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: 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: witty, stylized, light, talky, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: jane austen, friendship, period piece, love, manipulation, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
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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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
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Black Adder the Third (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: During the Regency period, the insane King George III's stark raving mad son, George, is the Prince Regent of Wales. Vulgar and staggeringly slow-and-dim-witted, George exhausts the country's money and would surely be dead by know were it ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: king, stupidity, duel, robbery, prince, satire, insanity, intelligence, aristocracy, butler, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1700s, 1790s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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
Plot: french revolution, revolution, hanging, hidden identity, adventurer, heroes, secret identity, state affairs, corrupted ruler, adventure, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
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Centennial (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 256 min.
Story: The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, wilderness, immigrants, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty, society, interracial relations, rebelliousness, political corruption, americana, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 70s, 1800s, 1820s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, head of state, family relations, determination ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, boston, philadelphia, massachusetts ...
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
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, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, small town, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: convent, revolution, prison, s&m, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, murder, rebellion, rebelliousness, seduction, passion ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
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, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, murder, priest, hypocrisy, emperor, rape, french revolution, sadism, crimes, mental institution, eccentricity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Marquis de Sade (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for his sordid crimes, the ...
Plot: female bondage, female director, sex, lesbianism, prostitute, prison, flashback, missing person, sadism, prisoner, writers, s&m ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 116 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: talky, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, crimes, state affairs, deadly, power relations, psychopath, s&m ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Plot: divorce, french revolution, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, lovers reunited, state affairs, couple relations, adventure, revolution, jealousy, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, brittany, america
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, year 1988, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: reward, punishment, sign language, feral child, studying, doctor, tantrum, human nature, fish out of water, fighting the system, youth, dedicated educator ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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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: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, gothic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, supernatural, adventure, magic, wizards, fairy, danger, medieval, witch, kidnapping ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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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: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, navy, injustice, ship, mutiny, courtroom drama, crimes, betrayal, rebelliousness, military life, captivity, false accusation ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, civil rights, injustice, politician, musician, debate, slave trade, freedom, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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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, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, reincarnation, coroner, nightclub, zombie, morgue, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, destiny, fall in love, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1800s, 1790s, 1780s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, europe, australia
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