Movies / TV Series Set in the 19th Century

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1. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tom Hughes

Votes: 18,897

3. Der schwarze Husar (1932)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1812, during the French period, large parts of Germany are occupied by the troops of Napoleon. Several paramilitary Freikorps units battle the French forces, among them the Black ... See full summary »

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Mady Christians, Wolf Albach-Retty, Ursula Grabley

Votes: 18

4. Der Rebell (1932)

65 min | Drama

A young medical student returns to his Tyrolean home to find out that Napoleon's troops have taken over the area and that his mother and sister have been murdered.

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Edwin H. Knopf, Luis Trenker | Stars: Luis Trenker, Luise Ullrich, Victor Varconi, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 44

5. Die verkaufte Braut (1932)

77 min | Comedy, Music

Bohemia in the 19th century, stage-coach driver Hans, loves the mayor's daughter Marie, but she is promised Wenzel, the son of another wealthy farmer. Marie refuses to marry Wenzel because ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Max Nadler, Jarmila Novotna, Otto Wernicke, Hermann Kner

Votes: 140

6. Les gaîtés de l'escadron (1932)

85 min | Comedy

The life of disorderly soldiers in the barracks dealing with daily routines.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Raimu, Jean Gabin, Fernandel, René Donnio

Votes: 144

7. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,611

8. Waltz War (1933)

93 min | Musical

The story about musical rivalry between Joseph Länner and Johan Strauss and their respective waltz orchestras during Quenn Victoria's reign is finally set on a public trial. With pieces by both composers.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Renate Müller, Willy Fritsch, Paul Hörbiger, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 36

french version of Waltz War (1933)

10. Thunderstorm (1934)

85 min | Drama

Events take place in the first half of the XIX century in the invented small town Kalinov. Here family of Kobanovy lives: merchant mother-woman, her adult children - Tikhon and Varvara, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Petrov | Stars: Alla Tarasova, Ivan Chuvelyov, Mikhail Tsaryov, Varvara Massalitinova

Votes: 46

11. Frontier Marshal (1934)

Approved | 66 min | Western

While cleaning Tombstone of outlaws, Michael Wyatt receives amorous attentions of saloon dancer, while the typical girl woos good of the people, to take the upper hand.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Bentley, George E. Stone, Alan Edwards

Votes: 7

12. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Passed | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 2,236

13. Operator 13 (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, History, Romance

Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 1,243

14. Gesuzza the Garibaldian Wife (1933)

75 min | Drama, History

The story is the harried attempt of a Sicilian partisan, as part of the risorgimento, to reach Garibaldi's headquarters in Northern Italy, and to petition the revered revolutionary to ... See full synopsis »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Giuseppe Gulino, Aida Bellia, Gianfranco Giachetti, Mario Ferrari

Votes: 170

15. The Mighty Barnum (1934)

85 min | Biography, Comedy

The comic exploits of confidence trickster and showman P.T. Barnum from his early days through to the creation of The Greatest Show on Earth.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Bruce, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 66

16. Unfinished Symphony (1934)

84 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Composer Franz Schubert--broke, struggling and unhappy--gets a break when a wealthy friend wangles him an invitation to a command performance in front of a princess of the royal family. ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Willi Forst | Stars: Mártha Eggerth, Helen Chandler, Hans Jaray, Eliot Makeham

Votes: 24

17. The Student of Prague (1935)

87 min | Horror

Prague in the 1860s: Balduin is a popular, handsome student, the best fencer in town, in amicable rivalry with his friend Dahl for the affections of Lydia, the innkeeper's niece. While the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Robison | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Theodor Loos, Dorothea Wieck, Erich Fiedler

Votes: 88

18. Casta diva (1935)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Young composer Vincenzo Bellini is still an unknown music student in Napoli when he finds in a maiden's eyes the inspiration for the aria that would become his most beloved one, "Casta Diva".

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Mártha Eggerth, Sandro Palmieri, Gualtiero Tumiati, Lamberto Picasso

Votes: 15

19. The Little Colonel (1935)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge

Votes: 1,239

20. Becky Sharp (1935)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »

Directors: Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke

Votes: 777

21. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,458

22. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 4,613 | Gross: $0.87M

23. Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino

Votes: 1,666

24. The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley

Votes: 1,243

25. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 4,114

26. Sutter's Gold (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Story of the gold strike on an immigrant's property that started the 1849 California Gold Rush.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Arnold, Lee Tracy, Binnie Barnes, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 72

27. The White Angel (1936)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama

A look at the life of Florence Nightingale.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 230

29. The King Steps Out (1936)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Franchot Tone, Grace Moore, Walter Connolly, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 178

30. Dimples (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Family, Musical

Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan, Robert Kent, Helen Westley

Votes: 725

31. Hearts Divided (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, History, Musical

Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marion Davies, Dick Powell, Charles Ruggles, Claude Rains

Votes: 758

32. The Mill on the Floss (1936)

95 min | Drama

Romeo and Juliet in 1930s England. The owner of the mill and the local lord are in conflict over water rights. The lord wins threatening the mill owner with financial ruin.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Frank Lawton, Victoria Hopper, Griffith Jones, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 75

XIX c.

33. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,795

34. Camille (1936)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 6,759 | Gross: $1.15M

35. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,821

36. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 2,014

37. Capt. Grant's Family (1936)

83 min | Adventure, Family

The son and daughter of a lost-at-sea captain recruit help to find him on the basis of an incomplete note found in a bottle, and encounter adventures in Patagonia, Australia, and New Zealand...

Directors: Vladimir Vaynshtok, David Gutman | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Yakov Segel, Olga Bazanova, David Gutman

Votes: 231

38. Trouble for Two (1936)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

The Crown Prince is to marry the Princess Brenda of Irania, but the Princess declines the arranged marriage. Relieved, Florizel heads for London, with the Colonel, where he seeks adventure ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen

Votes: 360

39. Mayerling (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon

Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.24M

40. Mädchenjahre einer Königin (1936)

Comedy

Story of princess Victoria who became queen of England at the age of 18 and soon is asked to marry due to political reasons which she did not want.

Director: Erich Engel | Stars: Jenny Jugo, Olga Limburg, Renée Stobrawa, Otto Treßler

Votes: 13

41. Without Dowry (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

Larisa Ogudolova (Nina Alisova), unlike her sisters, refuses to obey her mother's wish that she marry a wealthy old man in order to collect a dowry. She falls in love with a dashing ... See full summary »

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Olga Pyzhova, Nina Alisova, Anatoli Ktorov, Mikhail Klimov

Votes: 111

42. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,252 | Gross: $0.73M

43. Zori Parizha (1937)

101 min | Drama

"Paris Commune," 1870-1871. Poor working class in Paris rises up against their oppressors as France is defeated by Germany in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war.

Director: Grigoriy Roshal | Stars: Nikolai Plotnikov, Yelena Maksimova, Andrei Abrikosov, Viktor Stanitsyn

Votes: 14