Movies and TV Shows about 18th century

Aladdin
  • Aladdin (2019)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Music, Romance, Family,
  • A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
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Aladdin
Outlander
  • Outlander (2014)
  • Drama,
  • The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
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Outlander
Frontier
  • Frontier (2016)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
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Frontier
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  • Drama, History,
  • On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman’s wedding portrait.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Fantasy, Music, Romance, Family,
  • A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
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Beauty and the Beast
Poldark
  • Poldark (2015)
  • Drama,
  • Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.
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Poldark
Harlots
  • Harlots (2017)
  • Drama,
  • Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
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Harlots
TURN: Washington's Spies
  • TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
  • Drama, War & Politics,
  • The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
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TURN: Washington's Spies
Interview with the Vampire
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Romance,
  • A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
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Interview with the Vampire
Dark Shadows
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Fantasy, Comedy,
  • Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
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Dark Shadows
A Royal Affair
  • A Royal Affair (2012)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
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A Royal Affair
Daniel Boone
  • Daniel Boone (1964)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.
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Daniel Boone
Pride & Prejudice
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
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Pride & Prejudice
The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance, War,
  • As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the North American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.
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The Last of the Mohicans
Farewell, My Queen
  • Farewell, My Queen (2012)
  • Drama, History,
  • A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
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Farewell, My Queen
Love & Friendship
  • Love & Friendship (2016)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • 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.
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Love & Friendship
Rob Roy
  • Rob Roy (1995)
  • Adventure,
  • In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.
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Rob Roy
Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  • Drama,
  • Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen's 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Produced by Sue Birtwistle and directed by Simon Langton, the serial was a BBC production with additional funding from the American A&E Network. BBC One originally broadcast the 55-minute episodes from 24 September to 29 October in 1995. The A&E Network aired the serial in double episodes on three consecutive nights beginning 14 January 1996. Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. The New York Times called the adaptation "a witty mix of love stories and social conniving, cleverly wrapped in the ambitions and illusions of a provincial gentry".
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Pride and Prejudice
The Favourite
  • The Favourite (2018)
  • Drama, Comedy, History,
  • In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
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The Favourite
Ridicule
  • Ridicule (1996)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • 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.
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Ridicule
Roots
  • Roots (2016)
  • Drama,
  • An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave, Kunta Kinte sold to America and his descendants.
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Roots
Banished
  • Banished (2015)
  • Drama,
  • At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.
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Banished
Hana
  • Hana (2006)
  • Drama, Action, History,
  • In a poor district of Edo lives a young samurai named Soza. He has been sent by his clan to avenge the death of his father. He isn't an accomplished swordsman however, and he prefers sharing the life of the residents, teaching the kids how to write etc. When he finally finds the man he is looking for, he will have to decide whether he follows the way of the samurai or chooses peace and reconciliation.
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Hana
Casanova
  • Casanova (2015)
  • Drama,
  • Exiled from his beloved Venice, Giacomo Casanova flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes of putting his reputation as a playboy behind him. But old habits die hard, and temptation is everywhere as Casanova finds a wealth of new opportunity... and trouble. Part of Amazon's fall 2015 pilot season. Currently only the pilot has been made.
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Casanova
Casanova
  • Casanova (2005)
  • Drama,
  • Casanova is a 2005 British television comedy drama serial, written by television scriptwriter Russell T Davies and directed by Sheree Folkson. Produced by Red Production Company for BBC Wales in association with Granada Television, the 3-episode series was first screened on digital television station BBC Three from 13 March, with a repeat on mainstream analogue network BBC One commencing 4 April.
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Casanova
The Price of Sugar
  • The Price of Sugar (2013)
  • Drama, History,
  • A story about two half-sisters life in the eighteenth century Suriname. There is Lynda, a white colonial and slave owner, and her slave Mini-Mini's. While Lynda is slowly embittered by the hard life in the colony, Mini-Mini gets a chance at her own happiness. The question is, if she dares to seize that chance, as this happiness is at the expense of her mistress and half sister?
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The Price of Sugar
Crossbones
  • Crossbones (2014)
  • Drama,
  • It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth - and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the buccaneers' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds - and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness - a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
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Crossbones
Beyond the Mask
  • Beyond the Mask (2015)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action,
  • A former assassin tries to redeem himself by becoming a masked highwayman in Colonial America.
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Beyond the Mask
Gulliver's Travels
  • Gulliver's Travels (1996)
  • Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Gulliver's Travels is a U.S. TV miniseries based on Jonathan Swift's novel of the same name, produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. This miniseries is notable for being one of the very few adaptations of Swift's novel to feature all four voyages. The miniseries aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4, and in the USA on NBC in February 1996. The miniseries stars Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Omar Sharif, Shashi Kapoor, Warwick Davis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Alfre Woodard, Kate Maberly, Tom Sturridge, Richard Wilson and Nicholas Lyndhurst. It was shot in England and Portugal. The series won 5 Emmy Awards including in the Best Miniseries category.
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Gulliver's Travels
The Night of Varennes
  • The Night of Varennes (1982)
  • Drama, History,
  • 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.
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The Night of Varennes
Sons of Liberty
  • Sons of Liberty (2015)
  • Drama,
  • A radical group of young men band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.
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Sons of Liberty
The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel is a series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert. It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.
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The Scarlet Pimpernel
Garrow's Law
  • Garrow's Law (2009)
  • Drama,
  • The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
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Garrow's Law
Emma Hamilton
  • Emma Hamilton (1968)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • The Making of a Lady: The Story of Lady Hamilton is a 1968 historical drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Michèle Mercier, Richard Johnson and John Mills.[1] It was based on the novel La San-Felice by Alexandre Dumas and depicts the love affair between Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson. It was a co-production between Italy, West Germany, France and the United States.
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Emma Hamilton
Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue
  • Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1954)
  • Adventure, Action,
  • After the 1715 defeat of the clans, one of the highland leaders, Rob Roy MacGregor escapes, has lots of adventures, gets married, and eventually becomes enough of a nuisance to George I to be outlawed, and hunted by the English
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Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue
City of Vice
  • City of Vice (2008)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact following the fortunes of the famous novelist Henry Fielding and his brother John. Henry and John Fielding were magistrates of Westminster and the men who created the modern police force in Britain through the Bow Street Runners. The series was written by Clive Bradley and Peter Harness, whose scripts were nominated for a Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Series, 2008. It was directed by Justin Hardy and Dan Reed. The historical consultant was Hallie Rubenhold. The show uses authentic historical research to tell the story of the two men battling to create a police force, 75 years before Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police. Henry Fielding’s memoirs and contemporary sources such as the Old Bailey Sessions Papers have been used to provide historical accuracy to the series. The series uses innovative mapping sequences to follow the narrative and characters' progress, wherein John Rocque's map of 1746 is seen from above, becomes firstly 3D and ultimately merges with film sequences of the next scene to pick up the narrative tale.
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City of Vice
Longitude
  • Longitude (2000)
  • Drama,
  • A sweeping adaption of Dava Sobel's best-selling book of high seas adventure and political intrigue. Determined to stop shipping losses on the oceans of the 18th century, Britain's Parliament offers a fabulous cash award to anyone who can devise a way to determine longitute at sea. Convinced he can solve the problem that has defeated England's best minds, rural clock maker John Harrison begins an obsessive, 40-year struggle to claim the Longitude prize with his ingenious marine clock. 200 years later, naval officer Rupert Gould stumbles across Harrison's forgotten chronometers and devotes himself to restoring these long-neglected mechanical masterpieces.
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Longitude
Marquis de Sade
  • Marquis de Sade (1996)
  • Drama, History,
  • Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for his sordid crimes, the Marquis likewise has the beauty morally trapped... for she must help him complete his banned book of lust, or never learn the fate of her sister. It becomes a test of wills and wit, as the Marquis attempts to convert her to his deviously sexual philosophy. When the Marquis escapes his prison, she must follow him to his remote chateau of sin to finally discover her sister's fate, and to face her own.
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Marquis de Sade
Les Misérables
  • Les Misérables (1978)
  • Drama, History, Romance, Foreign,
  • Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
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Les Misérables
Captain Butler
  • Captain Butler (1997)
  • Comedy,
  • Captain Butler was a British sitcom starring Craig Charles as Butler, the captain of a motley crew of pirates which included Roger Griffiths, Shaun Curry, Lewis Rae and Sanjeev Bhaskar. Created by John Smith and Rob Sprackling, the series only ran for six episodes on Channel 4 during 1997. Its theme tune was The Sex Pistols version of "Friggin' In The Riggin'".
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Captain Butler