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, atmospheric, captivating, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with death, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, dialogue, female nudity, storytelling, mentor, society, family relations and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1840s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1840s: Dickensian (2015), Alias Grace (2017), Ammonite (2020), Wide Sargasso Sea (1993), Black '47 (2018), A Christmas Carol (2019), A Christmas Carol (2009), Blue Note (1991), Edo Porn (1981), 12 Years a Slave (2013).

List of 1840s movies

Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, atmospheric, controversial
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, investigation, christmas, murder, murder investigation, family problems, crimes, private investigation, city life, social problems, financial problem ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, art house, dark ...
Plot: female prisoner, assassin, psychiatrist, women, life is a bitch, maid, murder investigation, women in society, female assassin, historical character, memory loss, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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Ammonite (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Style: psychological, disturbing, intellectual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, female scientist, lesbian love, scientist, scientific discovery, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: london
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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: erotica, lust, infidelity, plantation, adultery, sex, voodoo, slavery, wedding, betrayal, deception, promise ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, england, caribbean, europe, britain
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Black '47 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: poverty, deserter, starvation, british colonialism, manhunt, hunger, firing squad, oppression, brutality, injustice, desperation, death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: ireland
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A Christmas Carol (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: christmas eve, scrooge, employer employee relationship, miser, christmas, ghost, spirit, greed, poor family, introspection, afterlife, haunted house ...
Time: victorian era, future, 1840s, 19th century
Place: london
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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge ...
Style: feel good, colourful, light, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, disney, redemption, snow, scrooge, time travel, greed, christmas eve, regret, life changing experience ...
Time: future, victorian era, 1840s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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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, musician, teenage girl, love triangle, mother daughter relationship, pianist, picnic, feminist, dying man, male female relationship, surrealism ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france
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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.
Style: manga, jidai geki, erotic
Plot: nude model, art, suicide by hanging, single father, female nudity, japanese culture, obsession, father daughter relationship, master apprentice relationship, fetish, samurai, mirror ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, mount fuji
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The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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.
Style: parody
Plot: cartoon wolf, cartoon dog, native american, cartoon horse, criminal, gang, villain arrested, gold rush, old west, cartoon bear, red eyes, crossover
Time: 1840s, 19th century
Place: california
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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: motivational, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, racism, survival, civil rights, torture, freedom, interracial relations, african american, life is a bitch, separation from family, master and servant, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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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: feel good, humorous, scenic, romantic, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: animals, family, adventure, youth, mad scientist, dancing, talking animals, sailing, vegetarian, rainstorm, brutality, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 1840s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, europe
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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: enigmatic, surreal, meditative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: painter, art, painting, eccentricity, artist, character study, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era ...
Place: london, england, holland
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Lady of the Camelias (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.
Plot: prostitution, sex, prostitute, tuberculosis, sugar daddy, eroticism, countess, suicide by hanging, illness, palace, older man younger woman relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: paris france, france
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Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Western
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Mexico, 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: disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, survival, winter, snow, camp, isolation, twists and turns, military, fort, death, homoeroticism ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1840s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, island, bank, racism, rebellion, slavery, betrayal, assassination, political unrest, adventure, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: caribbean, england, europe, portugal
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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, talky, not serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, muppets, childhood, family, greed, time travel, disney, talking animals, adventure, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, future, victorian era
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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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: realistic, sexy, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, interracial romance, racism, slave trade, slave auction, plantation, interracial sex, gambling, crumbling marriage, discrimination, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana, turkey
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13 Assassins (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, intense, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, samurai sword, sword fight, warrior, seppuku, violent, battles, martial arts, revenge, massacre, shogun, swordsman ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples, british, mother daughter relationship, love, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 90s
Place: england, london, san francisco, europe
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Barnum (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The amazing biography of legendary circus impresario and unparalleled showman, P.T. Barnum.
Plot: circus, family, breaking the fourth wall, flashback, singer, hoax, manager, island, get rich quick scheme, mermaid, dying woman, imagination ...
Time: 1820s, 1840s, 1850s, 1810s, 1870s ...
Place: london, new york, connecticut
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, realistic, intense, romantic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, maid, family relations, literature, village, family life, village life, life is a bitch, tragic hero, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1850s, 70s ...
Place: normandy, france, london, europe, switzerland
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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: sexy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: women, chase, friendship, bank robbery, cowgirl, partners, on the run, heist, betrayal, female gunfighter, society, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, texas, new york, latin america
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Micawber (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
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: charles dickens, child, court, debt, homosexuality, hunting, snake, pub, nobility, duel, orphan, children ...
Time: 1840s
Place: london
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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, ...
Style: christmas horror
Plot: christmas, scrooge, redemption, ghost, holiday, compassion, christmas movie
Time: 1840s, victorian era
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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
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, scary, bleak, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, love affair, samurai, adultery, family in danger, family problems, infidelity, afterlife, female nudity, curse ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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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, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: british empire, qing dynasty, battles, chinese emperor, chinese, diplomacy, chinese history, empire, colonialism, international crisis, revolution, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: china, hong kong, asia, united kingdom, east asia ...
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, youth, winter, snow, wagon train, treasure hunt, orphan, fish out of water, on the road, human spirit, against the odds, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, missouri, usa
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Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 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: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: sexual content, interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, discrimination, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, haiti, usa
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In the Name of the Sovereign People (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
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: catholic, rebel, pope, war for independence, revolutionary, italian history
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: rome italy, italy
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