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Movies Set in The 1790s

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Sleepy Hollow(1999)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
3.6/5 (with 2,445 votes)

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. Locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.

Interview with the Vampire(1994)

R
| 2h 3min | Horror, Drama, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 2,095 votes)

A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.

Amadeus(1984)

R
| 2h 40min | Music, Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,498 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.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein(1994)

3.2/5 (with 442 votes)

Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad(1949)

3.3/5 (with 174 votes)

The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him.

Hellraiser: Bloodline(1996)

2.7/5 (with 154 votes)

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

The Red Violin(1998)

3.8/5 (with 133 votes)

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. With this legacy, the violin travels to Austria, England, China, and Canada, leaving both beauty and tragedy in its wake.

Goya's Ghosts(2006)

R
| 1h 54min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 163 votes)

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

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.

Love & Friendship(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 189 votes)

From Jane Austen’s novella, the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors of her dalliances and to find husbands for herself and her daughter. Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy and wealthy Sir James Martin, severely complicate her plans.

The Vampire Lovers(1970)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 51 votes)

In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a stake through their diabolical hearts. One grave he cannot locate is that of the legendary beautiful Mircalla Karnstein. Years of peace follow that grisly night until Mircalla reappears to avenge her family's decimation and satisfy her desire for blood.

Danton(1982)

2h 16min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 55 votes)

Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.

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The Awakening Land(1978)

4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The Awakening Land is a 1978 television miniseries based on Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels: The Trees; The Fields; and The Town. The series originally aired on NBC in three installments from February 19 to February 21, 1978 and stars Elizabeth Montgomery and Hal Holbrook.

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.

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.

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters(1999)

3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island(2015)

3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

A detective investigates a forgery ring in historical Korea. In the 19th year of Jeonjo’s reign, Kim Min, Joseon’s top detective, who used to be a King’s secret messenger, has been banished to a remote island for some unclear reasons. The only visitors are his old partner, Seo-pil and a young girl, who comes every day to ask him to find her younger sibling. In the meantime, Kim Min happens to hear a rumor that bogus silver bars have been being distributed, which awakens his dormant traits as a detective. Hisako, a beautiful, mysterious woman with her identity unknown, continuously interferes the investigation conducted by this excellent pair of detectives.

Directed by Suk-Yoon Kim - With Kim Myung-min, Lee Yeon-hee

H.M.S. Defiant(1962)

1h 41min | Adventure, History
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

The Married Couple of the Year Two(1971)

1h 38min | Adventure, Comedy, History
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.

Captain Clegg(1962)

1h 20min | Horror, Crime
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr. Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.

Hornblower: The Even Chance(1998)

1h 40min | Adventure, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 13 votes)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Spithead, Portsmouth, 1794. Under thundery skies and in lashing rain, a 17 year old midshipman takes the first tentative steps of his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Directed by Andrew Grieve

The Night of Varennes(1982)

2h 31min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.

Beloved Sisters(2014)

3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.

Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow(2011)

3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

In 1782, King Jeong-jo of Joseon asks detective K to investigate a series of murders related to a case of corruption within the government.

Directed by Suk-Yoon Kim - With Kim Myung-min, Han Ji-min, Oh Dal-su

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant(1998)

1h 33min | Adventure, TV Movie
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Pellew, Captain of the Indefatigable, decides to put forward his protege Horatio Hornblower for the examination for lieutenant. Leading up to the exam Hornblower comes up against many challenges to prepare him for the difficult life as a lieutenant.

Billy Budd(1962)

1h 59min | Drama, Action
3.8/5 (with 18 votes)

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil(1999)

3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's first taste of the high life, when he is invited to dine with the Governor of Gibraltar and his wife. The prospect of this is frightening enough, but an unexpected guest, the glamorous Duchess of Wharfedale, adds another spin to his evening.

Directed by Andrew Grieve

The Marquise of O(1976)

1h 42min | History, Drama
3.2/5 (with 20 votes)

A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

The Devil(1972)

2h 5min | Drama, Horror
3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

Young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from imprisonment by a stranger. In return, the stranger wants to obtain a list of Jakub’s fellow conspirators. As he follows his mysterious savior across the country, Jakub is affected by the overall chaos and moral corruption; he goes insane and becomes a mass murderer.

Pan Tadeusz(1999)

2h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 17 votes)

A grand and patriotic tale of Poland's struggle for freedom just before Napoleon's war with Russia. Written in poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families as they overcome their old conflicts and petty lives. However, they are able to unite as one with their patriotic and rebellious efforts to free the country they deeply love from Russian control.

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