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Movies Set in The 1780s

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Highlander(1986)

R
| 1h 56min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 866 votes)

He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman(2014)

3.4/5 (with 918 votes)

A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.

Directed by Rob Minkoff

The Patriot(2000)

R
| 2h 45min | Drama, History, War, Action
3.6/5 (with 1,391 votes)

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Amadeus(1984)

R
| 2h 40min | Music, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,484 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.

Barry Lyndon(1975)

PG
| 3h 5min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
4.0/5 (with 932 votes)

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Marie Antoinette(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 1,004 votes)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Dangerous Liaisons(1988)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 393 votes)

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.

Highlander III: The Sorcerer(1994)

R
| 1h 39min | Fantasy, Action
2.4/5 (with 151 votes)

Starts off in the 15th century, with Connor McLeod training with another immortal swordsman, the Japanese sorcerer Nakano. When an evil immortal named Kane kills the old wizard, the resulting battle leaves him buried in an underground cave. When Kane resurfaces in the 20th century to create havoc, it's up to McLeod to stop him.

Brotherhood of the Wolf(2001)

R
| 2h 17min | Adventure, Horror, Action, History
3.4/5 (with 525 votes)

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

The Madness of King George(1994)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 75 votes)

King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

Belle(2013)

PG
| 1h 45min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 263 votes)

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

The Affair of the Necklace(2001)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 31 votes)

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

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Valmont(1989)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 82 votes)

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons.".

Amazing Grace(2006)

PG
| 1h 57min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 100 votes)

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.

Napoleon(1927)

5h 33min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 48 votes)

A massive 5 1/2 hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

The Bounty(1984)

PG
| 2h 12min | Action, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 160 votes)

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Drums Along the Mohawk(1939)

1h 40min | Drama, History, War
3.3/5 (with 36 votes)

Albany, New York, 1776. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness are threatened by the sinister sound of drums that announce dark times of revolution and war.

The Black Tulip(1964)

1h 55min | Adventure
3.2/5 (with 36 votes)

In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux "plays" this benefactor.

Farewell, My Queen(2012)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 117 votes)

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

Ridicule(1996)

3.5/5 (with 66 votes)

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Blacula(1972)

PG
| 1h 33min | Horror, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 45 votes)

An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his deceased wife.

Scaramouche(1952)

3.6/5 (with 28 votes)

In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.

Revolution(1985)

2h 6min | Adventure, Drama, History, War
2.8/5 (with 32 votes)

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

Carry On Don't Lose Your Head(1966)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon themselves to aid their French counterparts. Sir Rodney is a master of disguise, and becomes "the black fingernail", scourge of Camembert and Bidet, leaders of the French secret police...

Jefferson in Paris(1995)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
2.6/5 (with 14 votes)

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he becomes smitten with cultured artist Maria Cosway, but, when his daughter visits from Virginia accompanied by her attractive slave, Sally Hemings, Jefferson's attentions are diverted.

Interlude In Prague(2017)

1h 43min | Drama, Music
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

The incredible tale of Mozart's Prague years.

Kitty(1945)

3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Pickpocket Kitty's life changes when painter Thomas Gainsborough makes her portrait. The artwork gains the attention of Sir Hugh Marcy, who later decides to use her for his benefit.

That Hamilton Woman(1941)

3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Time of Their Lives(1946)

1h 22min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

Botany Bay(1953)

3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Based on the story of Australia's colonization, this atmospheric drama stars Alan Ladd as Hugh Tallant, an American medical student falsely convicted of robbery and sent on a torturous voyage with other prisoners to the penal colony at Botany Bay. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny.

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