Movies about the 18th century

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, The Favourite, The Duchess, Apollo 18, Mrs. Dalloway, Zama, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Barry Lyndon, 12 Years a Slave, The Royal Exchange.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:02
CharactersLesbians, Artists
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceIslands, Beach
Time18th century
StyleTense, Touching, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersKings, Lesbians, Maids
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Political, Jealousy, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleOscars

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, France, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Lovers
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Fate
PlaceEngland, Estate
Time18th century
StyleFascinating

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Conspiracies
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies it's authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Netherlands
Duration01:37
CharactersDogs, Lesbians
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Love triangle, Flowers
PlaceAircraft, England, India, London, Asia
TimeGraduation, 18th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Clarissa Dalloway looks back on her youth as she readies for a gathering at her house. The wife of a legislator and a doyenne of London's upper-crust party scene, Clarissa finds that the plight of ailing war veteran Septimus Warren Smith reminds her of a past romance with Peter Walsh. In flashbacks, young Clarissa explores her possibilities with Peter.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, history
CountryArgentina, Portugal, USA, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, France, Dominican Republic, Spain, Brazil, Lebanon
Duration01:56
CharactersHorses, Family, Writers, Slaves, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, Death
PlaceJungle, Beach
Time18th century

In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Sea battles, Mystery
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Good music

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:04
CharactersHorses, Spy, Military, Soldier
PlotBoxing, Jealousy, Debts, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Ireland
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Epic

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Travel, Abduction
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

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 the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Kings, Lesbians, Gay, Princesses
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Dolls, Political
PlaceFrance, Spain
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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…

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:45
CharactersTigers, Warriors, Babies
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceIndia
Time18th century
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Epic, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersInvestigators

Detective story set up in the time and place of young Pushkin, at Tsarskosel'sky Liceum.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Geniuses, Gifted children
PlotObsession, Fear
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StylePsychological problems, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Spain, Portugal
CharactersDogs, Kings, Disabled people, Terminally ill, Old man
PlotOn real events, Death
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersVampire, Witch, Werewolf, Immortals, Wizards
PlotMagic, Revenge, Mystery, Supernatural, Curses
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Castle, Estate, Small cities
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFancy, Black humor, Gothic

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:06
CharactersWitch

The story that happened on the farm near Dikanka on the night before Christmas, when the village blacksmith Vakula, having saddled the Devil, brought to his beloved Oksana, the daughter of a rich Cossack Chub, queen's "сherevichki"(the little women shoes) from the capital — St. Petersburg.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersKings
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Mental disorders, Love triangle, Political
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, For single girls

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, western, history
CountryIndia
CharactersHunters
PlotSkirmishes, Rivalry
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

In an 18th century setting, a Naga sadhu in India sets out on a journey across Bundelkhand to seek revenge for an injustice committed in the past.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:59
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Seduction
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Touching, Serious

Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
PlotWar, On real events, Rivalry
PlaceIndia
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

During 18th century India, the Marathas emerged as the most powerful empire in the nation until the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. Sadashiv Rao Bhau is brought in to save the empire from the king which then leads to the third battle of Panipat.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:33
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Emperors
PlotMusic, Obsession, Success, Jealousy, Rivalry
Time18th century
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Witch, Horses
PlotLove, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, USA, Small cities
Time18th century, Dark ones
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Disturbing

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:30
PlotLove, Travel

A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count Cagliostro is touring Russia and has created quite a buzz in high society with his "magic", he decides to ask the Count to bring the statue to life...

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotFriendship
PlaceParis, France
Time18th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersImmortals, Single mothers
PlotLove, Survival, Cars, Relationship, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, For girls, Touching

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, New Zealand
Duration02:12
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Uprising
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, England
Time18th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersKillers, Priests
PlotWar, Adventure, Friendship, Conspiracies, Freedom
PlaceVillage, England
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:53
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotRivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the time of the Qing Dynasty, the Emperor Yongzheng created a secret army known as the Guillotines. It was the job of the Guillotines to protect the Emperor by killing anyone who posed a threat to him or his rule. After 348 successful missions to eliminate their target, the 349th assignment proves to be their last.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration02:12
CharactersVampire, Priests
PlotLove, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Russia, Castle
StyleExciting

The story takes place in 18th century russia. empress elizabeth’s confessor, monk named Lavr, is exiled to a monastery in a haunted mountainous region, taking his secret ancient knowledge with him. Years later, the empress sends her godson Andrey to bring the monk back. Andrey travels to the ill-famed place and meets with Lavr, but before they can return to St. Petersburg they must face evil forces and creatures of the dark side.





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