Most Popular "1830s" Titles
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1. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Writers: John Musker, Ron Clements, Hans Christian Andersen, Howard Ashman, Gerrit Graham, Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes
2. National Treasure (2004)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.
3. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
5. The Young Victoria (2009)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
6. Nosferatu (1922)
Unrated | 81 min | Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
7. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.
8. Oliver Twist (2005)
PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama
An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
9. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
10. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000 Video)
G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family
To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.
11. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.
12. How the West Was Won (1962)
Approved | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
13. The Alamo (2004)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
14. Vanity Fair (2004)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.
15. The Alamo (1960)
Unrated | 167 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
16. The Body Snatcher (1945)
Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller
A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.
17. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »
18. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008 Video)
G | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.
Writers: Steve Bencich, Rich Burns, Ron J. Friedman, Peggy Holmes, Robert Reece, Tom Rogers, Jule Selbo, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Thania St. John, Jenny Wingfield | Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field
19. Wives and Daughters (1999 TV Mini-Series)
TV-PG | 301 min | Drama
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.
21. The Last Mistress (2007)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
23. Impromptu (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
24. Firelight (1997)
R | 103 min | Romance, Drama
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »
25. Hawaii (1966)
Approved | 189 min | Drama
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
26. Gold Coast (2015)
114 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.
27. Jane Eyre (1943)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.
28. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note.
29. Les Misérables (2000 TV Mini-Series)
90 min | Drama, History
The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »
30. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
31. True Women (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History
True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »
32. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.
33. Under Capricorn (1949)
Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.
34. Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
120 min | Drama
Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. ... See full summary »
35. The Mountain Men (1980)
R | 102 min | Adventure, Western
A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.
36. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
37. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
123 min | Drama
Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
38. The Big Sky (1952)
Approved | 140 min | Drama, Western
The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.
40. The Children of the Century (1999)
135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content ... See full summary »
41. Oliver Twist (1997 TV Movie)
Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Family
Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young ... See full summary »
42. Les Misérables (1935)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance
In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.
43. Vidocq (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »
44. The Work and the Glory (2004)
PG | 118 min | Romance, Drama
Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt ... See full summary »
45. Our Hospitality (1923)
Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Family
A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.
46. Oliver Twist (1999 TV Mini-Series)
386 min | Drama
Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s. Little Oliver Twist, already ... See full summary »
47. Wide Sargasso Sea (2006 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 84 min | Drama, Romance
The first Mrs. Rochester recalls how she met her future husband and eventually came to be imprisoned in the attic at Thornfield Hall.
48. Oliver Twist (I) (1982 TV Movie)
103 min | Crime, Drama
The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.
49. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.