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 realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, tense and touching films and TV shows about / with society, sex, infidelity, death, female nudity, murder, brutality, storytelling, mentor and redemption plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 1840s: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Mr. Turner (2014), Ravenous (1999), Mandingo (1975), Bandidas (2006), Dumas (2010), Save and Protect (1989), Verdi (1982), Blue Note (1991), Alias Grace (2017).
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The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
History
USA
72 min.
 8.6
Cranford (2007)
Drama
UK, USA
469 min.
 8.3
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Alias Grace (2017)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Canada
60 min.
 7.9
Dickensian (2015)
Drama
UK
60 min.
 7.6

List of 1840s movies

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, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, blacks and whites, torture, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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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: clever, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, artists and showbiz, elderly, elderly lovers, master and servant, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era, 1830s ...
Place: england, london, holland
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 7.0
 33K
Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale ...
Style: dark humor, serious, twists and turns, offbeat, scary ...
Plot: cave, soldier, violence, survival, chase, murder, cannibalism, cannibal, snow, cooking, army, winter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
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 6.2
 3K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: slavery, gambling, pregnancy, gory, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, interracial relations, discrimination, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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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: cannibal, pioneer, freeze to death, starvation, wilderness, native american, travel, survival, cannibalism, dead child, bear, murder ...
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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, friendship, on the run, partners, track down, chase, women, revenge, crimes, unlikely criminals, old west, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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 6.3
 529
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, writer's life, intrigue, love affair, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder ...
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: extramarital affair, male nudity, death, infidelity, surrealism, coitus, female full frontal nudity, funeral, sex, cuckolded husband, vaginal penetration, amputation ...
Time: 1840s
Place: soviet union
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 8.1
 212
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: composer, musician, opera
Time: 1840s
Place: milan italy, italy
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 6.4
 327
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: female nudity, composer, incest, piano playing, piano, french, smoking, playing piano, spitting blood, polish, baroness, pianist ...
Time: 1840s, 19th century
Place: france
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 7.9
 17K
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
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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: against the odds, patriarch, illegitimate child, interracial marriage, journey, gambler, frontier, american indian, wilderness, wagon train, dysfunctional family
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: wyoming, virginia
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 6.7
 237
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: nude model, japanese culture, jidai geki, single father, manga, master apprentice relationship, suicide, suicide by hanging, female nudity, father daughter relationship, obsession, spectacle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, mount fuji
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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: reporter, interview, prayer, latter day saints, construction, building, mormon, mormonism, temple, religion, architect, diary
Time: 1890s, 1840s, 1870s, 1860s, 1850s ...
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, bar shootout, haystack, lasso, beer drinking, betrayal by friend, loss of wife, covered wagon, wagon train, brawl, ambush, rustler ...
Time: 1840s
Place: california
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 4.5
 13
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: erotica, sex, love triangle, extramarital affair, sword fight, poet
Time: 1840s, 1910s
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: cartoon dog, villain arrested, gang, outlaw, criminal, gold rush, red eyes, cartoon bear
Time: 1840s, 19th century
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: prophet, religion, arrest, lynch mob, death of child, prayer, female protagonist, faith, husband wife relationship, mormonism, religious leader, mormon ...
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, lynch mob, prophet, revelation, religion, mormonism, riverboat, mob violence, mormon, religious persecution, latter day saints
Time: 1820s, 1830s, 1840s, 19th century
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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: female protagonist, victorian age, slavery, historical event
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: period piece, murder
Time: victorian england, 1840s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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 6.5
 429
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: rough, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, political unrest, battle zone, revolution, rebellion, state affairs, battles, society, stabbed to death, historical event, anachronism ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, naples italy, sicily
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 6.8
 413
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: drum, paint, juggler, period piece, singing, nightgown, robbery, curse, piano, diamond, theft, cousin cousin relationship
Time: 1840s, victorian era, 19th century, 1800s, victorian england
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: semi serious, offbeat, stylized, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: island, rainstorm, snail, shell, parrot, vegetarian, village, friendship, family, adventure, adventurer, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1840s, 1930s
Place: england, africa, europe
Is relevant ?
 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: infidelity, prostitute, husband wife relationship, mouse, coffin, lawyer, female nudity, funeral, play, nobility, pub, butler ...
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, holiday, redemption, christmas, ghost, compassion
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: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, samurai, murder, possession, adultery, witch, love affair, gory, sex, affair, duel ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 442
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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, british empire, political intrigue, politics, battle, society, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, revolution, battles, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 377
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, adventure, young heroes, on the road, survival, siblings relations, ambition, wilderness, family, escapades, youth, family relations ...
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, social differences, discrimination, society, family relations, human spirit, parents and children, injustice, hopes, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, haiti
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