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Movies Set in The 1820s

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter(2012)

R
| 1h 34min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 1,351 votes)

President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters(2013)

R
| 1h 28min | Fantasy, Horror, Action
3.0/5 (with 2,905 votes)

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

In the Heart of the Sea(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Action, History
3.4/5 (with 1,683 votes)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex is assaulted by something no one could believe—a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

Amadeus(1984)

R
| 2h 40min | History, Music, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,634 votes)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

First Cow(2020)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Drama, Western
3.5/5 (with 133 votes)

A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon, the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

Copying Beethoven(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 66 votes)

A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A copyist is urgently needed to help the composer. A fictional character is introduced in the form of a young conservatory student and aspiring composer named Anna Holtz. The mercurial Beethoven is skeptical that a woman might become involved in his masterpiece but slowly comes to trust in Anna's assistance and in the end becomes quite fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence in his life is an absolute necessity. Her deep understanding of his work is such that she even corrects mistakes he has made, while her passionate personality opens a door into his private world.

Oliver Twist(1948)

NR
| 1h 56min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 80 votes)

When 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist dares to ask his cruel taskmaster, Mr. Bumble, for a second serving of gruel, he's hired out as an apprentice. Escaping that dismal fate, young Oliver falls in with the street urchin known as the Artful Dodger and his criminal mentor, Fagin. When kindly Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver in, Fagin's evil henchman Bill Sikes plots to kidnap the boy.

Byzantium(2012)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 333 votes)

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret—they were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequences.

Hawaii(1966)

3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her 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.

Onegin(1999)

1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 40 votes)

In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him.

Man in the Wilderness(1971)

PG
| 1h 44min | Adventure, Drama, Western
3.1/5 (with 38 votes)

In the early 1800s, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he's a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down.

Jane Eyre(1943)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

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.

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Children of Paradise(1945)

3h 11min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 139 votes)

Filmed during the German occupation, this French milestone centers around the theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. Voted the “Best French Film in History” by the French Film Academy in 1990.

Miss Austen Regrets(2008)

1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 23 votes)

An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale inspired by the life and letters of Jane Austen. Jane Austen is about to turn forty, but she still hasn't found her ideal man. When Jane is approached by her niece Fanny and asked to help select the perfect husband for the young girl, the aging spinster begins to wonder why it is that she never found a man to share her own life with. Perhaps if Jane had accepted the proposal of a wealthy landowner she could have saved her family from financial ruin, and what of the handsome young physician who once warmed to Jane after tending to her ailing family members?

Veer(2010)

2.7/5 (with 19 votes)

A Pindari Prince goes to England to study military tactics so that he can avenge his people, but while there, he falls in love.

The Flesh and the Fiends(1960)

1h 34min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Robert Knox requires cadavers for his research into the functioning of the human body; local ne'er-do-wells Burke and Hare find ways to provide him with fresh specimens...

Across the Wide Missouri(1951)

NR
| 1h 18min | Adventure, Romance / Love, Western
2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat.

The Kentuckian(1955)

1h 44min | Western
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

A frontiersman and his son fight to build a new home in Texas.

The Student of Prague(1913)

1h 25min | Drama, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 24 votes)

Prague, Bohemia, 1820. Balduin, a penniless student, falls in love with Countess Margit, a wealthy noblewoman whom he has saved from drowning.

The House of the Seven Gables(1940)

1h 29min | Thriller, Drama
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1828, the bankrupt Pyncheon family fight over Seven Gables, the ancestral mansion. To obtain the house, Jaffrey Pyncheon obtains his brother Clifford's false conviction for murder. Hepzibah, Clifford's sweet fiancée, patiently waits twenty years for his release, whereupon Clifford and his former cellmate, abolitionist Matthew, have a certain scheme in mind.

A Song to Remember(1945)

1h 53min | Music, Drama
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. The professor takes him to Paris, where he eventually comes under the wing and influence of novelist George Sand and rises to prominence in the music world, to the exclusion of his old friends and patriotic feelings towards Poland.

The Iron Mistress(1952)

1h 50min | History, Drama, Action, Western
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

In this biopic, Jim Bowie goes to New Orleans, where he falls for Judalon and befriends her brother, Narcisse. Soon, Jim is forced to avenge Narcisse's murder, but Judalon takes up with another man. Jim eventually has another romantic interlude with Judalon and is forced to kill one of her suitors in self-defense. Jim leaves town, and falls for the daughter of a Texas politician, but his entanglement with Judalon continues to bedevil him.

The Strange Woman(1946)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Isaiah, a 19th-century businessman, has his eye on the beautiful and very young Jenny. Finally of age, she accepts his marriage proposal, but their love affair quickly turns sour. Ephraim, Isaiah's college-age son, comes for a visit, immediately striking up a chemistry with Jenny. She promises marriage -- if he murders his father first. But Jenny also swoons for John, the fiancé of her best friend, Meg.

Byron(2003)

2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years.

Directed by Julian Farino - With Jonny Lee Miller

Le Rouge et le Noir(1954)

1h 53min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post-Napoleonic era, his intensely romantic liaisons propel him forward at a pace he cannot control.

The Conspirators(1969)

2h 4min | History, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 25 votes)

Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal Filippo Spada (Ekland) is a spy and is going to denounce his revolutionary companions. So Cornacchia decides to report Spada to two "Carbonari" (kind of Freemasons) to kill Spada. The two, Montanari (Hossein) and Targhini (Verley) fail to kill him and decide to escape from Rome. But they are arrested and sentenced to death. Cornacchia will spend his last chance to save them.

Simón Bolívar(1969)

1h 46min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Simon Bolivar is the true-life story of the leader of the 1817 Venezuelan revolution.

The Queen of Spades(1916)

1h 3min | Horror, Drama, Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

While hosting a game of cards one night, Narumov tells his friends a story about his grandmother, a Countess. As a young woman, she had once incurred an enormous gambling debt, which she was able to erase by learning a secret that guaranteed that she could win by playing her cards in a certain order. One of Narumov's friends, German, has never gambled, but he is intrigued by the story about the Countess and her secret. He soon becomes obsessed with learning this secret from her, and he starts by courting her young ward Lizaveta, hoping to use her to gain access to the Countess.

Directed by Yakov Protazanov - With Ivan Mozzhukhin, Vera Georgiyevna Orlova, Elizaveta Shebueva

War of Love(2010)

2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Klara and Aniela are two young girls who decide not to get married. This decision makes bachelors even more eager to conquer them. Adaptation of the classic comedy by Aleksander Fredro.

The Mark of the Renegade(1951)

NR
| 1h 21min | Adventure, Romance / Love, Western
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

An agent of Mexico poses as a pirate to foil a would-be emperor in 1820s California.

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