1840s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1840s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, captivating and clever films and TV shows about / with society, period piece, infidelity, death, female nudity, redemption, sex, runaway, catastrophe and seduction plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1840s
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1840s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1840s: Bandidas (2006), Dumas (2010), Save and Protect (1989), Verdi (1982), Blue Note (1991), Alias Grace (2017), The Chisholms (1979), Edo Porn (1981), The Mountain of the Lord (1993), The Desperate Mission (1969).

List of 1840s movies

Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: ad feedback A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader ...
Plot: murder, death, wilderness, freeze to death, starvation, dead child, bear, cannibal, cannibalism, travel, survival, native american ...
Time: 1840s
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 5.7
 32K
Bandidas (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.
Style: humorous, sexy, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, women, friendship, revenge, on the run, partners, track down, chase, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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 6.4
 540
Dumas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alexandre Dumas, at the height of his career, takes Auguste Maquet, his chief literary collaborator or 'ghost writer' ten years his junior, to meet a young unknown admirer, Charlotte Desrives. The two men are at the summit of their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, captivating, tense ...
Plot: mistaken identity, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hidden identity, rivalry, intrigue, buddies, partners, dishonesty, disorder, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Save and Protect (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, West Germany
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Inspired by Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Sokurov’s Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma’s decline and fall: affairs with the aristocratic Rodolphe and the student Leon, the humiliation that follows her husband’s botching of ...
Plot: death, coitus, funeral, sex, female full frontal nudity, amputation, cheating wife, male full rear nudity, hairy vagina, older woman younger man sex, male nudity, cuckolded husband ...
Time: 1840s
Place: soviet union
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 8.1
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Verdi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, UK, Sweden
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries, as seen on PBS's Great Performances, dramatizes the ...
Plot: opera, musician, composer
Time: 1840s
Place: italy, milan italy
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 6.4
 348
Blue Note (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: If you’re a fan of Ken Russell’s particular brand of stylistically dizzy biographies covering the lives of old-school classical composers, then you’re going to love The Blue Note, Zulawski’s outré ode to Frédéric Chopin (played here by ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: french, pianist, composer, chateau, hedonism, smoking, love triangle, surrealism, teenage girl, playing piano, spitting blood, piano ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france
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 7.8
 18K
Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A ...
Plot: irish
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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The Chisholms (1979)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Chisholms is a CBS western miniseries starring Robert Preston, which aired from March 29, 1979, to April 19, 1979; and continued as a television series from January 19, 1980, to March 15, 1980. The 1979 miniseries showed the family moving from ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, journey, patriarch, illegitimate child, wilderness, wagon train, frontier, interracial marriage, gambler, american indian, against the odds
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: wyoming, virginia
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 6.7
 252
Edo Porn (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The world-famous woodblock artist Hokusai, a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.
Plot: father son relationship, rivalry, teasing, friendship, mirror, buddhism, drinking alcohol, painter, creativity, marriage, father daughter relationship, male bonding ...
Time: 1840s, 19th century
Place: mount fuji, japan
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The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: diary, mormon, mormonism, latter day saints, construction, temple, religion, reporter, building, interview, prayer, architect
Time: 1850s, 1860s, 1880s, 19th century, 1870s ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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The Desperate Mission (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man who has lost everything joins others paid to convey a wealthy man's wife - and a mysterious treasure - to safety in San Francissco.
Plot: infidelity, musket, loss of wife, wagon train, brawl, mission, raid, covered wagon, haystack, beer drinking, betrayal, sex ...
Time: 1840s
Place: california
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 4.8
 15
Amour (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This three-part movie begins with a young woman married to an older, cold-hearted man in the year 1200. Two rivals have a swordfight over the affections of the woman. Part two takes place in 1910 and finds an amorously unfaithful wife taking on her ...
Plot: poet, love triangle, extramarital affair, sword fight, erotica, sex
Time: 1910s, 1840s
Place: france
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The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988)
Genre: Animation, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's the gold rush era in the Wild West. A mysterious stranger (Huckleberry Hound) arrives in a small desert town carrying a huge golden nugget. The notorious Dalton brothers steal it. The town asks "the stranger" to go after them.
Plot: outlaw, cartoon dog, gang, gold rush, cartoon bear, red eyes, villain arrested, criminal
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california
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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By the side of a founder of a new faith was a woman of undeniable courage.
Plot: doubt, mormonism, religious leader, latter day saints, religious persecution, mormon, arrest, death of child, lynch mob, prayer, husband wife relationship, faith ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A film that focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Plot: angel, riverboat, mormonism, mormon, lynch mob, religion, revelation, prophet, mob violence, religious persecution, latter day saints
Time: 1820s, 1830s, 19th century, 1840s
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Enslavement: The True Story Of Fanny Kemble (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble fictionalized made-for-TV movie adapted from her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, starring Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.
Plot: slavery, historical event, president, female protagonist, victorian age
Time: 1840s, 19th century
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 7.6
 2K
Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Plot: murder, period piece
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england
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 6.5
 454
We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political unrest, battle zone, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, revolution, battles, stabbed to death, italian history, parliament ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, sicily, southern italy
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, freedom, interracial relations, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, racial slur, civil rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 6.8
 427
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: juggler, theft, cousin cousin relationship, drum, singing, paint, diamond, piano, curse, robbery, nightgown, period piece
Time: 1840s, victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england
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Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Get ready for the wildest adventure of a lifetime in the most ambitious production ever brought to film. Earning a 1967 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, this dazzling fantasy turns both ordinary and exotic animals into talking, dancing and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: island, animals, village, friendship, snail, rainstorm, parrot, shell, vegetarian, family, adventure, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1840s, 1930s
Place: england, africa, europe
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 7.5
 71
Micawber (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Micawber is a 2001 ITV comedy drama series starring David Jason. It was written by John Sullivan, based upon the character of Wilkins Micawber from Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield, although the storylines were original. Sullivan had ...
Plot: hunting, nobility, butler, trial, mouse, infidelity, coffin, striptease, circus, boarder, optimism, snake ...
Time: 1840s
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A Christmas Carol (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: "If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, ...
Plot: scrooge, christmas, holiday, ghost, compassion, redemption
Time: victorian era, 1840s
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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the prompting of his diplomat friend, Alex, writer Ted Fletcher takes his wife, Laura, and daughter, Amy, on an extended working holiday. Alex finds a house for them in Kyoto, Japan, and the Fletchers move in, laughing off rumors that the place ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, murder, samurai, haunted house, love affair, adultery, witch, possession, family problems, heroes, deadly, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia
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 6.5
 451
The Opium War (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
Story: The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key figures, fiercely nationalistic Lin Zexu, and ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, british empire, politics, society, battles, international crisis, state affairs, wartime life, leadership, political intrigue, military, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england
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 5.6
 388
Seven Alone (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for the Sagers, until father Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and mother ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, family, human spirit, heroes, obsessive quest, hopes, adventure, siblings relations, family relations, escapades, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
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Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: racism, hopes, family relations, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, society, social differences, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, haiti
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In the Name of the Sovereign People (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1849 - Ciceruacchio declares the Independent Republic of Rome, but the French and the Austrians try to bring back the Pope to Rome.
Plot: rebel, pope, italian history
Time: 1840s
Place: rome italy
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 8.3
 8K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, small town, aristocracy, high society, love and romance, marriage, class differences, siblings relations, social differences, proposal, eligible bachelor, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 22K
Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, elderly, society, ambition, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, master and servant, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: london, england, holland
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