TV series about the 19th century

TV series about the 19th century
List of the best series about the 19th century, selected by visitors to our site: Bridgerton, Harlots, Penny Dreadful, The Alienist, The Long Song, The Mill, Belgravia, Klondike, The Terror, Little Women.

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

Genre
Country
Bridgerton (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Harlots (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Penny Dreadful (2014)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

The Alienist (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

The Long Song (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, we follow the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.

The Mill (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.

Belgravia (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

Klondike (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, western, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration04:34

The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.

The Terror (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Little Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.

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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

Texas Rising (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A 10-hour event series that details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes—no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. The heroic General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas” lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.

Great Expectations (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:00

The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

Les Misérables (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

Copper (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.

Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

Dickinson (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA

Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.

Vanity Fair (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.

Gentleman Jack (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Yellowstone (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. Thinking Alice insane, her doctors aim to make her forget everything. While Alice is ready to put it all behind her, she knows this world is real. In the nick of time, the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit save her from a doomed fate. Together, the trio tumble down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where nothing is impossible.

The English Game (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.

The Paradise (2012)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59

An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the pasts that follow them there. A love story, mystery, and social comedy all in one.

The Woman in White (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

The lives of two half-sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white.

Death and Nightingales (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

Fermanagh, Irish countryside, 1885. On her 23rd birthday, Beth, who lives on a remote farm with Billy Winters, her tyrannical stepfather, whom she can barely stand, prepares to flee from such a suffocating life with the help of the seductive Liam Ward, without being aware that her decision will unearth deeply buried secrets a long time ago.

Charité (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany

Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young woman discovers her passion for medicine.

Anne with an E (2017)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

The Luminaries (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand

The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Hell on Wheels (2011)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, western
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration00:43

Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.




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