Most Popular "1850s" Titles
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1. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 960,079 | Gross: $162.80M
2. Stardust (2007)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Votes: 212,592 | Gross: $38.35M
3. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
Votes: 73,288 | Gross: $24.99M
4. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 285,716 | Gross: $27.10M
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA 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.
Votes: 283,276 | Gross: $52.88M
6. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 58,429 | Gross: $67.33M
7. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Votes: 64,096 | Gross: $40.16M
9. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
11. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
12. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
Votes: 71,851 | Gross: $45.36M
13. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
14. 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.
15. 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.
Votes: 14,269 | Gross: $12.15M
16. Red River (1948)
Approved | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.
18. Field of Lost Shoes (2014)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, War
Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must ... See full summary »
19. Sissi (1955)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.
20. Creation (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.
Votes: 11,664 | Gross: $0.34M
21. Washington Square (1997)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,666 | Gross: $1.71M
23. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
150 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the life and times of Mangal Pandey, 1857: The Rising is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.
Votes: 7,231 | Gross: $0.87M
24. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
25. The Emigrants (1971)
PG | 151 min | Drama, History
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »
26. 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 »
29. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
30. The Water Babies (1978)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.
31. In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.
32. Mountains of the Moon (1990)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $4.01M
35. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.
36. Band of Angels (1957)
125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.
37. Walker (1987)
R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History
An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.
Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $0.26M
39. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War
A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 ... See full summary »
42. Madame Bovary (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,823 | Gross: $1.94M
43. The Last Sin Eater (2007)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.38M
44. Lola Montès (1955)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men.
Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $0.11M
45. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a ... See full summary »
46. Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror
An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »
47. Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, History
By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Based on a true story.
48. Skin Game (1971)
GP | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.
49. Wagner (1981– )
300 min | Biography, Drama, History
A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at ... See full summary »
50. Canyon Passage (1946)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Western
Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.