Highest-Rated Movies about '19th Century', Sort by Popularity


A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Alice (1989), The Innocents (1961), For a Few Dollars More (1965), Cries and Whispers (1972), Fong Sai-Yuk (1993), Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966), The Jungle Book (1967) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best 19th Century movies.


A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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Alice (1989)

In Czech director Jan Svankmajer's surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her dresser to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director's vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects.

alice, white rabbit, caterpillar, mad hatter, queen, dark, creepy

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The Innocents (1961)

A Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) fears a boy (Martin Stephens) and girl (Pamela Franklin) have been possessed by a dead couple.

governess, orphan, ghost, young boy, sister, dark, intense

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) and a man with a mission (Lee Van Cleef) hunt a Mexican bandit (Gian Maria Volonte) for different reasons.

bounty hunter, rival, colonel, outlaw, woman, adult, gritty

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Cries and Whispers (1972)

Two women (Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Thulin) visit their dying spinster sister (Harriet Andersson) in her circa-1900 Swedish manor.

dying person, suicidal person, sister, maid, doctor, priest, brooding

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Fong Sai-Yuk (1993)

Self-assured with the kung fu skills to back it up, Fong Sai-Yuk (Jet Li) is one of the best fighters in the area. When a wealthy merchant (Sibelle Hu) devises a competition to win the hand of his daughter (Li Jia Xing) in marriage, Fong jumps at the chance. However, a case of mistaken identity compels Fong to forfeit, leaving his mother (Zhu Zhang) to win back his honor. Meanwhile, Fong's father invites more problems as a member of a secret anti-government organization.

martial artist, father, mother, fiancée, merchant, governor, thrilling

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Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

stranger, bandit, criminal, killer, union soldier, bounty hunter, amusing

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The Jungle Book (1967)

An Indian boy has adventures with his jungle animal friends in Disney's animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's stories.

mowgli, wolf, bear, panther, tiger, playful, endearing

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The Third Wife (2018)

In 19th-century rural Vietnam, a young woman becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child.

teen girl, wife, land owner, concubine, husband, emotional, dreamy

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The Keeper (2018)

A young English woman and a soccer-playing German POW overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy near the end of World War II.

soccer player, engaging, moving, powerful, soccer field, manchester, england, soccer

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Zatoichi (2003)

A master swordsman (Beat Takeshi) battles a formidable ronin (Tadanobu Asano) and a deadly clan terrorizing villagers.

farmer, nephew, geisha, bodyguard, samurai, assassin, thrilling

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Nazarín (1959)

In a seedy, plague-ridden corner of turn-of-the-century Mexico, a pious priest, Nazarín (Francisco Rabal), takes in mentally ill Beatriz (Marga López) and her prostitute sister, Andara (Rita Macedo). At odds with the other members of his clergy, he decides to go on a religious journey with the two women, but manages to accidentally alienate or ruin almost everyone he meets. As Nazarín attempts to bring goodwill and faith to a decaying society, he's met with scorn, suspicion and persecution.

priest, prostitute, sister, horse trader, thief, prisoner, bleak

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Persuasion (1995)

Dire financial straits reacquaint an aristocrat's daughter (Amanda Root) with her wealthy ex-fiance (Ciarán Hinds) in 19th-century England.

daughter, sister, captain, old flame, father, brother-in-law, airy

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The Naked Prey (1966)

A 19th-century safari guide (Cornel Wilde) runs for his life as 10 African warriors try to hunt him down.

guide, hunter, native, girl, brutal, gripping, africa

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The Man With the Iron Fists 2 (2015)

Robin Piso and Thijs Schrijnemakers never dared to dream how the love they both share for their Hammond organs would be so wildly appreciated. Resulting in sold out venues just a few months later.

miner, stranger, brutal, mining town, china, martial arts, rivalry

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Crazy Horse (1996)

Crazy Horse (Michael Greyeyes) and Sitting Bull unite their tribes against Gen. Custer's cavalry in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

warrior, soldier, doctor, married woman, thrilling, tense, rousing

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Unforgiven (1992)

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).

gunslinger, sheriff, prostitute, writer, cowboy, confident, dark

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The Valley of Decision (1945)

A steel tycoon's (Donald Crisp) son (Gregory Peck) loves the family maid, an Irish steelworker's daughter (Greer Garson), in late-1800s Pittsburgh.

boss, maid, father, mill worker, owner, son, touching

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Cries & Whispers (1972)

When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

dying person, suicidal person, sister, maid, doctor, priest, brooding

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

senator, outlaw, lawyer, rancher, gritty, engaging, brooding

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Sanjuro (1962)

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

samurai, uncle, warrior, anti-hero, gang member, intricate, suspenseful

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The Wind (2018)

When a frontierswoman in the 19th-century wilderness begins to sense a sinister presence, her dread is dismissed by her husband. But a newlywed couple arrives, amplifying fears and setting a shocking chain of events into motion.

woman, husband, ghost, supernatural being, newlywed, couple, creepy

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

slave, slave trader, abolitionist, master, african-american, love interest, dark

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The Earrings of Madame De ... (1953)

When an aristocratic woman known only as "Madame de . . ." sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay some debts, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair.

general, wife, mistress, jeweler, aristocrat, unrestrained, passionate

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Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994)

A young man and the wild animals who raised him are endangered when modern civilization invades their jungle homeland.

boy, childhood friend, smuggler, wizard, oracle, fascinating, heartwarming

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High Noon (1952)

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

marshal, wife, criminal, brother, storekeeper, deputy, brooding

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The Big Country (1958)

A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

captain, fiancée, family patriarch, land owner, rancher, son, rousing

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The Promised Land (1975)

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 Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.

businessman, friend, partner, rival, wife, mistress, emotional

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The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

grandmother, son, elderly woman, wife, shocking, chilling, moving

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Buffalo Boys (2018)

After years of exile in America, brothers Jamar and Suwo travel back to Java to avenge their father's death.

soldier, sultan, brother, son, runaway, cowboy, thrilling

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