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, atmospheric, captivating, sexy and stylized films and TV shows about / with society, murder, death, dialogue, mentor, politics, runaway, transformation, brutality and friendship plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
1790s
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1790s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1790s: Pride & Prejudice (2005), Amadeus (1984), Amazing Grace (2006), The French Revolution (1989), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), The Lady and the Duke (2001), Dark Shadows (1966), The Vampire Lovers (1970), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996).

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: witty, romantic, dramatic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, jane austen, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, aristocracy, opposites attract, social differences, happy ending, countryside, love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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 8.3
 364K
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: captivating, stylized, 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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 7.4
 24K
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, friendship, civil rights, injustice, politician, musician, debate, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1780s, victorian ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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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, death row, downfall, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, hopes ...
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, fighting the system, secret identity, rebellion, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, intrigue, revolution, political unrest, idealism, heroic mission ...
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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, 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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 8.0
 4K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, dark ...
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, gothic horror, curses spells and rituals, mystery, estate, danger, imaginary, ghost, seductive behavior, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s, 1790s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
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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, fatal attraction, gothic horror, transformation, lesbian ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century, 16th century, 1810s ...
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, heroic mission, deadly creature, supernatural, space station, deadly, man versus machine, master villain, supernatural ability ...
Time: future, 18th century, 90s, 20th century, 1790s ...
Place: europe, france, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.5
 2K
Dark Shadows (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, blood, doctor, little boy, occult, witch, children, family curse, small town, governess, tomb ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1790s
Place: maine
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: longing, society, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, youth, politics, coming of age, master and servant, settlement, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s, 1810s
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
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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: loyalty, 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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Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: river, slavery, exile, colonialism, singing, bird, wig, beach, desert, rescue, accountant, philosophy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: africa
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George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The first U.S. president (Barry Bostwick) and his wife (Patty Duke) endure two terms of turmoil from 1789 to 1797.
Plot: banking, farming, george washington, industry, husband wife relationship, american history, diplomacy, democracy, u.s. president, politics, politician
Time: 1790s, 1780s
Place: usa
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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: romantic, witty, stylized, light, talky ...
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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 6.4
 802
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, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
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: scary, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: werewolf, mother son incest, mate swapping, deadly, slasher, violence spree, political unrest, chaos and mayhem, captivity, religions or cults, chaos, human becomes animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe, prussia
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Black Adder the Third (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: dark humor, not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: king, stupidity, duel, robbery, prince, satire, insanity, intelligence, aristocracy, butler, power relations, disorder ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1700s, 1790s ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
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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
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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 8.3
 3K
Centennial (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 256 min.
TV show
Story: The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, wilderness, immigrants, native, french, battles, family relations, interracial relations, rebelliousness, political corruption, americana, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 70s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
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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: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, french, invasion, navy, execution, first love, battles, adventurer, heroes, military, intrigue, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
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 8.5
 28K
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, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, freedom, human spirit, head of state, state affairs, determination, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1770s
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, pennsylvania, france ...
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 7.3
 327K
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, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, small town, magical, murder, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
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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, victim, bonding, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1780s, 1870s ...
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: tantrum, punishment, sign language, feral child, studying, reward, doctor, power relations, feral man, disorder, fighting the system, youth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 70s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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 7.5
 6K
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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 7.8
 4K
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, suspenseful, serious, 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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 7.0
 58K
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, emotional, touching, intellectual, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, writer's life, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love, romance, family relations, poverty, social differences, prejudice, society, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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 5.7
 6K
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, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, deadly creature, afterlife, dangerous attraction, urban ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1800s, 1780s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, europe, australia
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