Most Popular Nineteenth Century Movies and TV Shows
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3. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
372 min | Drama, History, Romance
Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.
5. The Illusionist (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Votes: 342,889 | Gross: $39.87M
9. The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama
A tale of women's empowerment, The Warrior Queen of Jhansi tells the true story of Lakshmibai, the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857.
11. Lord Jim (1965)
Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
13. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Votes: 3,004 | Gross: $0.11M
14. Wuthering Heights (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.
15. The Whip and the Body (1963)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Romance
The ghost of a sadistic nobleman attempts to rekindle his romance with his terrorized, masochistic ex-lover, who is unwillingly affianced to his brother.
16. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, History
A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women.
Votes: 3,475 | Gross: $1.35M
17. The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Jennie Logan discovers an antique dress in her attic that allows her to travel back in time. Soon she's torn between life with her philandering husband and a romance with a handsome artist who was murdered at the turn of the century.
18. Lines of Wellington (2012)
Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, War
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »
19. A Battle in Waterloo (2019)
12 min | Short, Action, History
During the Battle of Waterloo, a soldier's wife searches for her missing husband in the nearby forest and must resort to extraordinary measures to survive.
20. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Romance
The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory.
23. The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
129 min | Drama, Romance
One long decade after the assassination of her husband, a reclusive queen comes face-to-face with the deceased's doppelgänger and anarchist poet, and strikes a three-day pact; however, fate has other plans. What is the mystery of Oberwald?
25. First Love (1970)
R | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the ... See full summary »
26. Private Collections (1979)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy
Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He ... See full summary »
28. Conceiving Ada (1997)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea ... See full summary »
29. Napoleon and Love (1974– )
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatized account of Napoleon's (Sir Ian Holm's) love life and his many women. From first love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine (Billie Whitelaw), liaisons with actresses, his love... See full summary »
32. Time at the Top (1999)
96 min | Family, Sci-Fi
14-year old Susan Shawson travels back in time in her building's elevator. As altered by a retired physicist living in her building, it transports her from Philadelphia of 1998 back to the ... See full summary »
33. The Lady with a Lamp (1951)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman ... See full summary »
35. Cranford (1972– )
45 min | Drama
Filled with the heartwarming humor and gentle pathos of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel, this original four-part BBC dramatization of Cranford is set in the early 1840s in a fictional ... See full summary »
37. Tierra del fuego (2000)
108 min | Drama
The chronicles of the Romanian engineer Julius Popper, a nationalized Argentine and one of the principle actors in the genocide of the Selk'nam, one of the indigenous peoples who inhabited the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
39. Congress Dances (1932)
83 min | Comedy, History, Musical
An Austrian prince hatches a plan to keep his rival, the Russian czar, busy by keeping him surrounded by beautiful women and away from the negotiating table. The Czar, however, has his own ... See full summary »
40. Tsuchi (1939)
142 min | Drama
The setting is that of a farming family in Ibaraki from where also the originating writers hailed. The film depicts the events of a year during the Meiji era and occurrences and actualities... See full summary »
43. Investigatori d'Italia (1986– )
55 min | Comedy, Crime
Torino in 1899, the local police as to face some implausible crimes and requires the help of the famous criminologist Professor Boato (and his as well implausible methods). As the Professor... See full summary »
48. Maria Graham: Diary of a Residence in Chile (2014)
118 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true story of passion and political intrigue in early nineteenth century Chile, based on the memoirs of the intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham.
49. Vera, un cuento cruel (1974)
90 min | Drama
Southern France, nineteenth century: Alfredo de Quiroga, a Spanish gentleman in exile, is unable to accept the idea that Vera, his wife, has died. He is so concerned that everything in the ... See full summary »
50. A Home Out West
Drama, History | Post-production
The story of the first generation of Americans to settle the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska, told in their own words. In evocative black and white, it combines documentary and dramatic techniques in a unique fashion.
Director: Steven Schechter