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: Deadwood: The Movie, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Silver Skates, The Young Victoria, Albert Nobbs, 1814, Hysteria, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Alita: Battle Angel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersLesbians, Cowboys, Friends, Sheriffs
PlotWedding, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersDogs, Horses, Soldier
PlotLove, Dancing, Boxing, Passion, Relationship
PlaceForest, England
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove
StyleLight, To cry

1899, the Christmas-time St.Petersburg. Ice-covered rivers and canals of the capital seethe with festive activities. On the eve of the new century those who should not be destined to meet, come together. They are people from different worlds: Matvey, the son of a lamplighter, whose only treasure is his silver-plated skates; Alice is the daughter of a high-ranking official dreaming of science. Each of them has his own difficult life-story, but having accidentally met they rush forward together in pursuit of their dreams.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings
PlotLove, On real events, Political, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, For single girls

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersLesbians, Transgender people, Maids
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Death, Fate
PlaceIreland, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

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: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration01:40
CharactersInventors
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, England, Hospitals, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic

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

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, western, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:50
CharactersTeachers, Cowboys, Thieves, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Friendship, Chase
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, To cry, Smart, For men

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Robots, Scientists, Cyborgs
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fights without rules, Motorcycles, Technology
PlaceSpaceships, Mars, Lake
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Cyberpunk

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, western, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersGangsters, Sheriffs
PlotRevenge, Depression, Snow, Fear, Rivalry
PlaceWild West
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Scientists
PlotRevenge, Body exchange, Supernatural, Experiments, Success
PlaceParty, Laboratory
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Gothic, Disturbing

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy
Duration02:47
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
Time19th century
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Sisters, Friends
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Hatred
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Jane Austen Novels, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Judge, Hairdressers
PlotRevenge
PlaceCourt, England
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy, Black humor

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.

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: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Sherlock Holmes, Child Prodigies
PlotFight, Investigation, Mystery
StyleExciting

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersMusicians, Artists, Singers
PlotObsession
PlaceFrance
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera was celebrated with a grand performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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?

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersOrphans
PlotRevenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Serious

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38
CharactersPolice, Students, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, Investigation, Revolution, Uprising
PlaceFrance
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters, Sisters, Poor
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Cemetery
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, Kind, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersOrphans, Poor
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Growing up
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceCaves, Mountains, Deserts
StyleTense, Serious

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:09
PlotOn real events, Uprising
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleHeavy, For men, Disturbing

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:17
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Priests, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Russia, Ukraine
StyleDepressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Passion, Relationship
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric

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

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryRussia
PlotLove, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSt. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Depressive, Noir

Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public spiritualistic sessions. At this time, a series of ritual mysterious murders takes place in the city. Girls are abducted on the streets, their mutilated bodies are found in various parts of the city. The investigation is carried out by a young police officer Rostov and his assistant Ganin. With each new victim, things are becoming more confused. Suspicion leads Rostov to Olivia, and he decides to turn to her in the hope that her genuine or imaginary ability to summon the spirits of the dead can help to get on the trail of the killer.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration02:16
CharactersHorses, Cowboys
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Freedom, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Deserts
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...

Markimdb: 8.6
Genreadventure, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:34
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceForest, Estate
TimeMiddle Ages
StylePopular

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1981 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third installment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A potent streak of humour ran through the film as concerns references to traditional British customs and stereotypes, ensuring the film's popularity with several generations of Russophone viewers. Other features of this best entry in the series include excellent exterior shots which closely match the novel's setting in the Dartmoor marshland, as well as an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov -Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as the villain Stapleton.





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