Most Popular Industrial Revolution Movies and TV Shows
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1. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
2. North & South (2004)
TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance
North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
3. Cranford (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 469 min | Drama
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
5. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War
In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to the British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.
6. The Promised Land (1975)
Not Rated | 179 min | Drama
At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »
7. Swept from the Sea (1997)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
The of story of Russian emigrant Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of nineteenth century. When Yanko enters a farm, sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy.
Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.28M
8. Invention for Destruction (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.
10. The Tragedy of Man (2011)
160 min | Animation, Drama, History
Adam's and Eve's epic journey throughout history trying to find the meaning of human life. Do we grow in wisdom as centuries pass, or just drift towards an inevitable doom?
11. Hard Times (1994– )
100 min | Drama
Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest ... See full summary »
12. History of the World in 2 Hours (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History
A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »
13. Daens (1992)
138 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »
14. Lost Odyssey (2007 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure
After a meteor wipes out the majority of forces from the nations of Uhra and Khent, Kaim joins Seth and Jansen to investigate the Grand Staff at the behest of the council of Uhra. At the ... See full summary »
15. Age of Empires III (2005 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, War
Age of Empires III portrays the European colonization of the Americas, between approximately 1492 and 1876 AD. Command one of eight mighty European powers and colonize vast, uncharted territory.
16. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975)
30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western ... See full summary »
18. Donald and the Wheel (1961)
Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A father tells his son the invention of the wheel was most important; to prove it, the two hipsters visit the inventor caveman Donald Duck. There follows a survey of the progress of ... See full summary »
19. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (2001 Video Game)
It's time for some technology in the magic world of Arcanum. You are the sole survivor of IFS Zephyr crash. Well, you were not alone, but the noble gnome have just passed away before your ... See full summary »
21. David Macaulay: Mill Times (2001)
Documentary, Animation, History
Travel back to late 18th century Lowell, MA, now infamous for its textile mills and its "Lowell Girls," the poor, barely-educated waifs who helped turn those mills into sweatshops.
23. Understanding Our World: An Interview with Ayn Rand (1961 TV Short)
30 min | Documentary, Short
The Sweet Makers (2017)
A Victorian Treat
59 min | Documentary, History
The four modern confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Victorian sweet shop. Factory workers sought delicious but cheap treats so the sweet makers have to work longer hours as profit margins are tight.
The Andrew Klavan Show (2015– )
Cleaning Up After Hurricane Obama
The media's new narrative is "Trump is mean". On Knucklehead Row, David Brooks draws strange conclusions from Hurricane Harvey. Kim Jong-un sets off a bomb. Taylor Swift grows ever darker.
Antiques Road Trip (2010– )
44 min | History
Steven and Angus hit the byways of Derbyshire and Yorkshire for the 4th leg of their trip. They visit some survivors of the industrial revolution and sample some more delicious indigenous pastry products.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young boy witnesses what sounds like a robot and men with guns near the creek where he was fishing, but no one at the precinct quite believes him.
Filthy Cities (2011)
Industrial New York
In the 19th century New York City experience a flood immigrants which, coupled with parasites, disease and political corruption, created one of the most hazardous living environments in ... See full summary »
Secrets of the Manor House (2012– )
Secrets of the Manor House
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
Secrets of the Manor House will look beyond the fiction to explore the background of the British titled class in Edwardian times.
BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Six Men of Dorset
75 min | Drama
The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, nineteenth-century labourers who formed a union and were transported to Australia.
Made in Great Britain (2018– )
59 min | Documentary
Four craft-makers learn about Sheffield's rapid transformation from a rural market town to an industrial powerhouse that became famous around the world as "Steel City" - making high-quality steel blades and cutlery.
The Great Model Railway Challenge (2018– )
44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
The five teams compete in the final on the theme A Journey Through Time, creating models based on the Cold War, the industrial revolution, 1950s West Country railways, the 2012 Olympics, and all the way into the future.