1820s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1820s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, epic and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with nudity (full frontal - brief), death, betrayal, mentor, murder, storytelling, horse, dialogue, culture clash and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1820s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1820s: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Amadeus (1984), The Liberator (2013), Lost Illusions (2021), First Cow (2019), Immortal Beloved (1994), Man in the Wilderness (1971), Mr. Turner (2014), Vanity Fair (2004), Onegin (1999).

List of 1820s movies

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, talky, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: german, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, existentialism, human nature, youth, misfit, education, art, isolation, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, 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: inspirational, epic, atmospheric, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, classical music, genius, mozart, composer, envy, musician, opera, obsession, character study, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, political, tense ...
Plot: revolutionary, war, revolution, battles, rebellion, military, leadership, conqueror, folk hero, state affairs, ambition, leader ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, madrid, colombia, andes mountains ...
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Lost Illusions (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taking place between the years 1837 and 1843, Balzac’s classic novel focuses on the young poet Lucien de Rubempré, who leaves Angouleme for Paris in the pursuit of becoming an author.
Plot: media manipulation, literature, hashish, prostitute, theater, male nudity, ambition, female nudity, journalist, art, death of loved one, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: paris france, france
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First Cow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, contemplative
Plot: cow, friendship, immigrants, baker, raven, forest, theft, boat, friendship between men, river, chinese immigrant, get rich quick scheme ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa, oregon, boston, maryland, california ...
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: touching, emotional, sexy, epic, visually appealing ...
Plot: music, musician, pianist, artist, art, classical music, life, composer, deaf, rape, letter, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, survival, native american, adventure, vengeance, hallucination, paranoia, fear, wounded, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: north dakota, usa
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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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Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, romance, social climbing, ambition, rise to the top, female protagonist, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, lovers, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, london, europe, germany, britain ...
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sexy, realistic, breathtaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, fall in love, marriage, tragic love, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, unrequited love, inheritance, obsession, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: london, st. petersburg russia, russia, tokyo
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A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: intense, suspense, scenic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: native american, horse, native americans, adventure, ritual, captivity, lifestyle, survival, injustice, manhood, interracial relations, indians ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 1820s
Place: usa, california, india, south dakota
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: composer, classical music, musician, mute or deaf, pianist, artist, performance, musician's life, contests and competitions, music, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, vienna, germany
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Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, tense, realistic ...
Plot: petty criminal, couples, dangerous attraction, murder, romancing a criminal, smuggling, crimes, woman in danger, innkeeper, hotel, who to trust, escape attempt ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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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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Exodos 1826: A Road of No Return (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, History, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captain Mihos Floros returns to Samarina to gather more men and lead them to the besieged by the Ottomans, Missolonghi, in order to assist the fight of the resistance at General Makris' bastion. With his personal friend Elias Manakas and 25 ...
Plot: partisan
Time: 1820s, 19th century
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Scarlet and Black (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects in 19th century France.
Style: romantic, psychological thriller
Plot: sex scene, age difference, bbc, chore, provincial, seducer, hypocrisy, ambition, talent, social class, passion, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: france
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Manto Mavrogenous (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Vienna 1820, the Manto Mavrogenous encounters a group of Greek students and talk of revolution to be made. Returning to Greece uncle of the initiates at Friendly Society. Madonna sells its dowry and equip their ships and army to help the ...
Style: romantic
Plot: prince, flashback, war for independence, royalty, battles, poor, lovers, heroes, general, entity, revolutionary, commander ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: ottoman empire, greece
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Brother Future (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young street rapper is transported back in time to the pre-Civil War South, where he finds himself in the middle of a slave revolt.
Style: political
Plot: time travel, slavery, american south, human rights, rap, mind game, punishment, love, god, trust, master, change ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1820s, 20th century
Place: michigan, south carolina, southern usa, detroit
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Sati (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Uma, a mute Brahmin girl, lives with her uncle's family as she is an orphan. Since Uma has a faulty horoscope which indicate widowhood, the family finds it impossible to get her married off. According to a custom prevalent at the time, Uma is ...
Plot: woman, mute girl, horoscope, destiny, prediction, squaw, female director
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india
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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.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, biblical
Plot: prophet, latter day saints, religion, mormon, religious persecution, faith, church, family problems, social problems, religious faith, life is a bitch, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1820s, 1830s
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Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Plot: mormon, latter day saints, religion
Time: 19th century, 1820s
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: missionary, infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, religion, romance, family relations, religions or cults, interracial relations, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, connecticut, new hampshire, yale university ...
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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: atmospheric, epic, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, wilderness, family in danger, old west, politics, escapades, heroes, dishonesty, society, rivalry, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 18th century, 1820s, 1790s ...
Place: colorado, usa, st. louis missouri
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: suspense, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat ...
Time: 19th century, future, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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Paradise (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After their caravan is attacked and their respective families butchered by Arab marauders, teenagers David and Sarah flee across the desert. But the desert is filled with danger from the elements, animals and the unwholesome appetite of the Jackal, ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, captivating, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young love, exploitation, love and romance, adventure, teenager, sex scene, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, making love, erotica, age difference ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1820s
Place: middle east, arabia
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The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, duchess, romance, love and romance, couple relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, social differences, love affair, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1810s
Place: paris france, france, africa, europe, spain
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The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the ...
Style: touching, humorous, entertaining, witty, fairy tale ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, romance, hidden identity, fall in love, disorder, lookalikes, emperor, society, social differences, exile, impostor, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: paris france, london, europe, france
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: murder, colonel, hindu, investigation, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, serial killer, historical event, cult, british empire, pagan ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: asia, india
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Burke & Hare (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom Wilkinson).
Style: stylized, romantic, visually appealing, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, crimes, anti villain, cruelty, greed, adaptation, partners, friends, culture clash, fall in love, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 1820s, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, ireland, europe, britain ...
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