Movies about the 18th century

List of the best movies about the 18th century, selected by visitors to our site: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Aladdin, Union of Salvation, The Favourite, Lady J, The Royal Exchange, Mademoiselle Paradis, Roots, Frontier, The Death of Louis XIV.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
CharactersArtists, Lesbians
Time18th century

    On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.

    Aladdin (2019)
    Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
    Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
    CharactersPoor, Princesses, Genie, Thieves, Lions, Tigers, Giants, Monkeys
    PlotFulfillment of desires, First love, Treasures, Chase
    Time18th century
    StyleLight, Disney

      A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

      Union of Salvation (2019)
      Markimdb: 5.3
      Genredrama, biography, history
      PlotPolitical, Revolution
      Time18th century

        Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - position, wealth, love, life ... and the country itself.

        The Favourite (2018)
        Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.5)
        Genredrama, biography, history
        CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
        CharactersKings, Maids, Lesbians
        PlotRivalry, Jealousy, Political, Intrigue, Love triangle, Cheating
        Time18th century

          England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

          Lady J (2018)
          Markimdb: 6.9
          Genremelodrama, drama
          Time18th century

            When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.

            The Royal Exchange (2017)
            Markimdb: 6.8
            Genredrama, history
            CountryFrance, Belgium
            CharactersPrincesses, Gay, Dogs, Cats, Lesbians, Kings
            PlotWar, Political, Confrontation, Intrigue, Death
            PlaceFrance, Spain
            Time18th century
            StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

              After many years of confrontation, the treasures of Spain and France are empty. In 1721, the regent of France draws up an ambitious plan to inaugurate an era of peace and prosperity that will heal the economies of both nations: his intention is to build a solid network of marriage alliances that will involve four children of very different ages who know nothing of betrayals and power games…

              Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
              Markimdb: 6.6
              Genredrama, history
              CountryAustria, Germany
              CharactersBlind, Pianists
              PlotDancing, On real events
              Time18th century

                18th century Vienna. Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart's, lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a forward-thinking-physician who gives her the care and attention that she requires. With the doctor's innovative techniques of magnetism, Maria slowly recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as the woman progressively starts to lose her gift for music.

                Roots (2016)
                Markimdb: 7.9
                Genredrama, history
                PlotSlavery, Fear
                Time18th century

                  An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave, Kunta Kinte sold to America and his descendants.

                  Frontier (2016)
                  Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
                  CharactersIndians, Indians
                  PlotRivalry, Intrigue
                  Time18th century
                  StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Exciting

                    The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.

                    The Death of Louis XIV (2016)
                    Markimdb: 6.8
                    Genredrama, biography, history
                    CountryFrance, Spain, Portugal
                    CharactersKings, Dogs, Disabled people, Old man, Terminally ill
                    Time18th century

                      August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

                      Love & Friendship (2016)
                      Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
                      Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                      CountryRepublic of Ireland, France, Netherlands
                      PlotLove, Intrigue, Dancing, Obsession
                      PlaceMansions, England, London
                      Time18th century
                      StyleLight, Cute

                        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 wealthy Sir James Martin, severely complicate her plans.

                        Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
                        Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.1)
                        Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
                        CountryChina, USA
                        CharactersHeroes, Dragons
                        PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Adventure, Revenge, Love, Fate, Power, Teleportation
                        PlaceChina, Asia
                        Time18th century
                        StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

                          A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

                          Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life (2016)
                          Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
                          Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                          CountryFrance, Belgium
                          CharactersAnimals, Pirates, Cats
                          PlaceUninhabited island, Islands
                          Time18th century
                          StyleLight, Fascinating

                            On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).

                            The Visitors: Bastille Day (2016)
                            Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.5)
                            Genrefantastic, comedy
                            CountryFrance, Belgium, Czech Republic
                            PlotTime travel, Adventure
                            PlacePrison, France, Castle
                            Time18th century

                              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 the descendants of Godefroy and Jacquouille had their castle and all their property confiscated by arrogant aristocrats, fleeing and lifes hanging by a thread.

                              Bajirao Mastani (2015)
                              Mark5 (imdb: 7.2)
                              Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
                              CharactersWarriors, Tigers, Babies
                              PlotLove, On real events
                              Time18th century

                                Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.

                                Casanova (2015)
                                Markimdb: 7.1
                                Time18th century
                                StyleAtmospheric, Touching

                                  Exiled from his beloved Venice, Giacomo Casanova flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes of putting his reputation as a playboy behind him. But old habits die hard, and temptation is everywhere as Casanova finds a wealth of new opportunity and trouble.

                                  Beyond the Mask (2015)
                                  Markimdb: 5.1
                                  Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
                                  CharactersKillers, Priests
                                  PlotWar, Freedom, Adventure, Rivalry
                                  PlaceEngland, Village
                                  Time18th century

                                    A former assassin tries to redeem himself by becoming a masked highwayman in Colonial America.

                                    The Lovers (2015)
                                    Markimdb: 4.5
                                    Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
                                    CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
                                    CharactersSoldier, Military, Horses
                                    PlotRevenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Dancing, Love
                                    PlaceIndia, Australia, Asia
                                    TimeFuture, 18th century
                                    StyleTouching, Exciting, Fascinating

                                      The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and centred around four characters — a British officer in 18th century colonial India, the Indian woman he falls deeply in love with, an American present-day marine biologist and his wife.

                                      A Little Chaos (2014)
                                      Mark3.6 (imdb: 6.5)
                                      Genremelodrama, drama
                                      CountryUnited Kingdom
                                      PlotJealousy, Intrigue
                                      Time18th century
                                      StyleLight, Fascinating

                                        A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King Louis XIV.

                                        Forbidden Kingdom (2014)
                                        Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
                                        Genrethriller, fantasy, adventure
                                        CountryRussia, Ukraine, Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
                                        CharactersDemons, Wizards, Monsters
                                        PlotSupernatural, Adventure, Witchcraft
                                        PlaceUkraine, Village, Forest
                                        Time18th century
                                        StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing

                                          Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing but chance and heavy fog could bring him to this cursed place. People who live here do not resemble any other people which the traveler saw before that. The villagers, having dug a deep moat to fend themselves from the rest of the world, share a naive belief that they could save themselves from evil, failing to understand that evil has made its nest in their souls and is waiting for an opportunity to gush out upon the world.