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: The Alienist, Belgravia, Harlots, Bridgerton, The Gilded Age, Copper, Klondike, Little Women, Great Expectations, Dickinson.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Balls
Time19th century
StyleBy books

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Rich
PlotLove, Relationship, Money, Intrigue, Balls
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleEasy, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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

Genredrama
CountryUSA
PlotRelationship
Time19th century

It’s 1882 and the Gilded Age is in full swing when Marian Brook, a young orphaned daughter of a Southern general, moves in with her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. With the help of Peggy Scott, an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her rich neighbors as she struggles to decide between adhering to the rules or forging her own path.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
PlotShootouts
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Action

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, western, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration04:34
CharactersFriends, Businessmen, Gold miners
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersFamily, Twins, Sisters
PlotLove, Wedding
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleLovely, To cry, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersOrphans
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
PlotLove
Time19th century
StyleFor children, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:07
CharactersSisters
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlotShopping
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58
CharactersTeenagers, Childrens, Friends, Orphans, Good people
PlotRelationship, Adventures, First love
PlaceSchool, Small towns
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, For children, By books, Women in the lead roles, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMaids
PlotSurvival
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland
Time19th century

The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleDark, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:00
CharactersVampire, Witches, Werewolves, Demons, Monsters
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersGold miners
PlotRelationship, Fate, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFamily, Tough guys
PlotDeath, Shootouts
PlaceWild West, Small towns, USA
Time19th century
StylePopular, Atmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersMonsters, Indians, Cannibals, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Self-sacrifice, Expeditions
PlaceCourt, Ships
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Based on real events

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
CharactersArtists
PlotLove, Inheritance, Mystery
PlaceEngland
Time19th century

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
PlotRelationship
PlaceVillage, England
Time19th century

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10
CharactersStrong women
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
PlotTravel
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountrySoviet Union, France
Duration03:56

A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:59
CharactersThe thieves, Poor
PlotLove, Revolution, Depression, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, By books, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
PlotRevolution, Uprising
PlaceWild West, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:59

Jane Eyre is a 1983 British television serial adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Julian Amyes. The serial stars Zelah Clarke as the title character, and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. Deene Park, located near Corby, Northamptonshire was used as the setting of Rochester's Thornfield Hall.





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