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, captivating, atmospheric, sexy and stylized films and TV shows about / with society, politics, french revolution, revolution, state affairs, death, murder, period piece, adventure and friendship plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure 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), Amazing Grace (2006), Damn the Defiant! (1962), Amadeus (1984), Love & Friendship (2016), The French Revolution (1989), Poldark (2015), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982), The Lady and the Duke (2001), The Vampire Lovers (1970).

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, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, jane austen, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, aristocracy, social differences, countryside, happy ending, couple relations, love ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 18th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
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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, emotional, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, friendship, injustice, civil rights, politician, debate, musician, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, soldier, rebellion, betrayal, leadership, war, battles ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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 8.3
 384K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, genius, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, success, character study, classical music, obsession, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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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, date night, family outing
Plot: jane austen, period piece, friendship, love, manipulation, relationships, culture clash, romance, family, betrayal, love story, dancing ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, ireland
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, militant, rebellion, french history, fighting the system, state affairs, politics, downfall, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: europe, france, versailles, paris france
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 8.3
 28K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, estate, family relations, love and romance, society, love affair, master and servant, rich and poor, romance, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: french revolution, heroic mission, idealism, revolution, political unrest, daring rescue, heroes, undercover, hidden identity, dishonesty, rebellion, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, england, paris france
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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, french revolution, politics, aristocrat, battles, friendship, duke, rebelliousness, forbidden love, romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic horror, gothic ...
Plot: vampire, daughter, village, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, vengeance, danger, exploitation, transformation, murder, lesbian, fatal attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s ...
Place: europe, england, eastern europe, austria, central 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, feel good, light, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: french revolution, time travel, escape, prison, castle, adventure, love and romance, escapades, marquis, french history, cheating wife, barefoot male ...
Time: 18th century, 12th century, 1940s, 1790s
Place: france, paris france
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: longing, settlement, hopes, master and servant, love and romance, youth, coming of age, politics, society, state affairs, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland, new south wales
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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: slavery, river, exile, colonialism, racism, slave, folklore, desert, classical music, extramarital affair, runaway, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: africa
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 6.4
 840
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, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, addiction, prodigy, tragic love, writer's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s, 1790s
Place: england, france, europe
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 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, slasher, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: sex with mother, werewolf, mother son incest, mate swapping, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, politics, distopia, human becoming an animal, human becomes animal, gory, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: poland, europe, prussia
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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, witty ...
Plot: french revolution, farce, wig, aristocrat, brother, sister, chateau, legend, duel, sword fight, guillotine, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1790s
Place: france, england
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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: not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, sitcom ...
Plot: satire, prince, robbery, duel, stupidity, king, assistant, butler, dark humor, owner, disorder, intelligence ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1700s, 1790s, georgian era ...
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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, hanging, revolution, hidden identity, heroes, adventurer, secret identity, rivalry, love and romance, romance, intrigue, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, england
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 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: epic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, wilderness, immigrants, battles, native, family relations, revolution, interracial relations, rebelliousness, political corruption, americana, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 70s, 1790s, 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, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, execution, french, first love, navy, battles, invasion, heroes, adventurer, military, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
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 8.5
 30K
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, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, president, colonial america, head of state, human spirit, freedom, state affairs, supportive spouse ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1790s, 19th century
Place: usa, england, massachusetts, philadelphia, boston ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 345K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
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 fantasy, scary, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, witch, supernatural, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, gory, small town, legends and myths, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york, new york state
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 6.2
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, convent, revolution, prison, debauchery, sexual relations, aristocrat, murder, couple relations, couples, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, wilderness, campaign, battles, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, adventurer, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara, sahara desert
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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
Plot: french revolution, royal family, womanizer, revolution, aristocracy, escape attempt, stagecoach, couples, fugitives, intrigue, state affairs, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: paris france, france, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 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: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, politics, society, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 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: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, french history, rebelliousness, royal family, holocaust ...
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: dark fantasy, gothic, fairy tale, exciting, light ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, supernatural, wizards, adventure, medieval, magic, witch, danger, sorceress, fairy, kidnapping ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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 7.9
 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, false accusation, captivity, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
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 7.0
 60K
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, unfulfilled love, love and romance, love, prejudice, romance, poverty, family relations, social differences, society, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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