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Movies Set in The 1850s

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter(2012)

R
| 1h 34min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
2.9/5 (with 1,291 votes)

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

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Adventure, Drama
3.3/5 (with 1,032 votes)

A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

12 Years a Slave(2013)

R
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 4,523 votes)

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Harriet(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 246 votes)

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Nosferatu the Vampyre(1979)

PG
| 1h 47min | Drama, Horror
3.8/5 (with 257 votes)

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan's wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.

Stardust(2007)

3.7/5 (with 1,529 votes)

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. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Bandidas(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Action, Comedy, Western, Crime
3.0/5 (with 434 votes)

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.

Holes(2003)

PG
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 492 votes)

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

The Piano(1993)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 479 votes)

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Jeremiah Johnson(1972)

PG
| 1h 48min | Adventure, Western
3.7/5 (with 195 votes)

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

Red River(1948)

NR
| 2h 13min | Western, Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 162 votes)

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Sissi: The Young Empress(1956)

3.6/5 (with 127 votes)

Sissi is now the empress of Austria and attempts to learn etiquette. While she is busy being empress she also has to deal with her difficult new mother-in-law, while the arch-duchess Sophie is trying to tell the emperor how to rule and also Sissi how to be a mother.

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Sissi(1955)

3.7/5 (with 178 votes)

The young Bavarian princess Elisabeth, who all call Sissi, goes with her mother and older sister Néné to Austria where Néné will be wed to an emperor named Franz Joseph, Yet unexpectedly Franz runs into Sissi while out fishing and they fall in love.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Western
3.7/5 (with 199 votes)

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Paint Your Wagon(1969)

PG-13
| 2h 44min | Drama, Action, Comedy, Western, Music
3.2/5 (with 80 votes)

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Pee Mak Phrakanong(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Horror
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

Mak's friends just want to protect him, but his wife Nak won't let a small thing like her own death get in the way of true love in this horror-comedy.

In Search of the Castaways(1962)

3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

Two teenagers, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are lead by Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) on a search expedition for the children's shipwrecked sea captain father. This Disney film was based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.

Elvira's Haunted Hills(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Horror
2.8/5 (with 33 votes)

The setting is Carpathia. The year is 1851. When Elvira gets kicked out of an Inn for a slight monetary discrepancy, she is rescued by a local who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. The fact that she happens to resemble the count's former "missing" wife opens a can of worms or two.

A Woman Called Moses(1978)

TV-14
| 2h per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A Woman Called Moses is a television miniseries based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped African American slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the Southern United States to freedom in the Northern states and Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles, the production was broadcast on the NBC television network on December 11 and 12 1978.Tubman was portrayed by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson.

Directed by Paul Wendkos - With Cicely Tyson

The Frisco Kid(1979)

PG
| 1h 54min | Western, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 51 votes)

Rabbi Avram arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francisco where he will be a congregation's new rabbi. An innocent and inexperienced traveller, he is tricked by con men to pay for the trip to go west, then they leave him and his belongings scattered along a deserted road. He is befriended by a stranger, Tommy, who is a bank robber and have many adventures during their journey.

The Song of Bernadette(1943)

NR
| 2h 36min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

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 assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

The Prodigal Son(1981)

1h 40min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Furious kung fu battles and slapstick comedy.

Directed by Sammo Hung - With Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying, Sammo Hung, Frankie Chan, Dick Wei, Hoi Sang Lee, ...

Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt(2004)

1h 30min | Action, Horror
2.6/5 (with 29 votes)

A terror is stalking the land: people are disappearing daily, their bodies appearing covered in savage gashes coupled with precise surgical cuts. The legend of the 'Werewolf of Allariz' spreads across the land like wildfire. When Barbara (Elsa Pataky) falls in love with travelling vendor Manuel Romasanta, she is at first besotted with him - but soon begins to be suspicious of him. What has happened to her sister, who - after being escorted by Romasanta to the city - seems to have disappeared forever.

Santa Fe Trail(1940)

1h 50min | Action, Western
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are assigned to the 2nd Cavalry, stationed at Fort Leavenworth. While there they aid in the capture and execution of the abolitionist, John Brown following the Battle of Harper's Ferry.

Canyon Passage(1946)

1h 32min | Western
3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850s Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Mangal Pandey - The Rising(2005)

2h 30min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 22 votes)

The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.

September Dawn(2007)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, History, Western
2.5/5 (with 15 votes)

A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and children, were taken.

The Widow of Saint-Pierre(2000)

3.2/5 (with 19 votes)

In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While those are sent for Auguste is placed under the supervision of an army Captain.

Walker(1987)

R
| 1h 34min | Drama, History, Western
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.

Song of Love(1947)

3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.

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