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
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
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
Harlots
  • Harlots (2017)
  • Drama,
  • Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
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Harlots
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  • Drama,
  • 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.
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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
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
Casanova
  • Casanova (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • 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
Gulliver's Travels
  • Gulliver's Travels (1996)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Dr. Gulliver has returned from his yourney to his family after a long absence - and tells them the story of his travels.
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Gulliver's Travels
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
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
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
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  • Drama, History, Romance,
  • 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
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 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
City of Vice
  • City of Vice (2008)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • In the 1750s London’s perilous streets were run by armed gangs, corrupt night watchmen and thief takers. Then two Westminster magistrates, novelist Henry Fielding and his brother, John, obtained a grant from Parliament allowing them to bring some law and order to the crime-ridden boroughs of Central London.
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City of Vice
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
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
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
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
The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 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
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin
  • The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1974)
  • Drama,
  • Benjamin Franklin is a 1974 American television miniseries that chronicles the life of Benjamin Franklin. It was broadcast by CBS. It won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series.
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The Lives of Benjamin Franklin
Longitude
  • Longitude (2000)
  • Drama,
  • The fascinating story of John Harrison who, in the 18th century, believed he could make a clock that would work on board a ship—and so solve the problem of finding longitude at sea.
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Longitude
Northwest Passage
  • Northwest Passage (1958)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure,
  • Northwest Passage is a 26-episode half-hour adventure television series produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer about Major Robert Rogers during the time of the French and Indian War. The show derived its title and the main characters Rogers, Towne, and Marriner from the 1937 novel of the same name by Kenneth Roberts, and from the 1940 MGM feature film based on the novel. The scope of the novel was much broader than that of the series, and the second half of the book included an historically based attempt by Rogers to find a water route through North America as a "passage" to the Pacific Ocean. This attempt, lending its name to the novel and used by Roberts as a metaphor for the questing human spirit, is referenced in the first episode. One of the earlier series telecast in color, Northwest Passage aired new episodes on NBC from September 14, 1958, to March 13, 1959. Keith Larsen played the lead role; Buddy Ebsen, later the star of CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones, appeared as Sergeant Hunk Marriner, and Don Burnett co-starred as Ensign Langdon Towne.
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Northwest Passage
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
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