Movies about the 19th century

Movies about the 19th century
List of the best movies about the 19th century, selected by visitors to our site: The Prestige, Gangs of New York, Pride & Prejudice, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Little Women, Jane Eyre, Hysteria, Anna Karenina, Emma..

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Gangs of New York (2002)
Duration02:47

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:09

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Les Misérables (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Little Women (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Jane Eyre (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Hysteria (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration01:40

Two doctors in Victorian England use manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' ills, leading to the invention of the vibrator.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Emma. (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

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News of the World (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA, China

A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.

The Keeping Room (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:30

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:33

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Sweetwater (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, western
CountryUSA

In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.

The Beguiled (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, western
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:59

A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10

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 Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Damsel (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

A Quiet Passion (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Canada

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

First Cow (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

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, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

The Aeronauts (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

Backtrace (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA

The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration02:21

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

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.

Mary Shelley (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:05

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

The Kid (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, western, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

New Mexico Territory, 1880. Rio Cutler and his older sister Sara must abandon their home after an unfortunate event happens. In their desperate flee to Santa Fe, they cross paths with the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang, who are ruthlessly pursued by a posse led by Sheriff Pat Garret.




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