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: 1917, Deadwood: The Movie, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Young Victoria, Albert Nobbs, 1814, The Silver Skates, The Age of Adaline, The Prestige, Hysteria.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Worth watching

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

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: 7.3
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: 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: 7.2
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: 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: 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: 7.5
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: 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: 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: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Rich, Psychologists, Fathers, Majors
PlaceVillage, Russia, Russian Empire
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems

Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his old friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a unique project: the atmosphere of the nineteenth century is being created on the basis of an abandoned village. Grisha gets into a custom-made accident and is allegedly transferred to the past. In fact, a sophisticated psychological experiment is being conducted on him - a spoiled major is turned into the usual servant Grishka, who lives in a stable in the territory of a manor’s estate. He is surrounded by actors whose goal is to change his life and personality. Each of his movements is closely monitored by a team of psychologists using a variety of cameras. Grisha will have to re-learn how to communicate with people, appreciate simple pleasures, work, and also find true love.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family
CountrySoviet Union

A village boy meets his tragic fate when he is sent to the city to work for a rich trader.

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: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Religious
PlaceNature, Psychiatric hospitals, France, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, CIA, Spy, Scouts
PlotOn real events, Survival, Passion, Fight, Seduction
PlaceRussia, USSR, Caucasus, Germany, Berlin
Time19th century, Cold War
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Good music

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters
PlaceUSA
Time19th century

A pioneering family fights back against a gang of vicious outlaws that is terrorizing them on their newly-built farm on the plains of Montana.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersThieves, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Cars, Ballet
PlacePrison, Paris
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Serious

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

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: 5.9
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGypsies
PlotDreams
Time19th century

In the late 19th century, a brutal land baron slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, the baron's son goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, family, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Snow, Ghosts, Holidays
PlaceEngland, London
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Atmospheric

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

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: 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.





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