Georgian-Era Period Dramas

Here are period films that are set during the Georgian era (1714-1830) spanning the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain (later the United Kingdom): George I, George II, George III and George IV including some dramas set during the historic period of the founding of the United States. [Also within this era, there is the period ruled by the Prince Regent (1811-1820) and I've listed those period dramas here: Regency Films]

1776 (1972)
A Midwife's Tale (1996)
Dolley Madison (2010)
A Respectable Trade (1998)
A Royal Scandal (1996)
A Tale of Two Cities
Amadeus (1984)
Amazing Grace (2007)
April Morning (1988)
Aristocrats (1999)
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006)
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2002)
Catherine the Great (1995)
Dangerous Liasons (1988)
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Garrow's Law 1700S
Goya’s Ghosts 1792
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
Horatio Hornblower
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
John Adams
Kidnapped (1995)
Longitude (2000)
Marguerite Volant (1996)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Mesmer (1994)
Moll Flanders
Nomad (2005)
Pandaemonium (2000)
Plunkett and Macleane (1999)
Revolution (1985)
Rob Roy (1995)
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Stranded (2002)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
The Abduction Club (2002)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
The Bounty (1984)
The Clandestine Marriage (1999)
The Crossing (1999)
The Duchess (2008)
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)
The Glass Slipper (1955)
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Madness of King George (1994)
The Mission (1986)
The Patriot (2000)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982. 1998)
The Slipper and the Rose (1976)
The Swiss Family Robinson (1975)
Wuthering Heights
Young Catherine (1991)


  1. I've seen several of these, but the one that I haven't seen and would like to see very much is the abduction club. Any ideas where I can see it without buying it? or if you want to post it on youtube...

  2. You're not alone in wanting to see Abduction Club. I've heard from others wishing to see it but unfortunately I've been told that anyone who has uploaded it to Youtube has been asked to remove it. Perhaps you could check your library?

  3. No Jane Austen adaptations? Lots on this list that I still haven't seen, so I'd better get cracking! I wish I hadn't seen Quills however...

  4. I've seen a few. Not a fan of WH but I did surrender and watch "Wuthering Heights" (Orla Brady version) just to see Matthew Macfadyen!!!!! He did not disappoint!
    Thanks as always for these lists!

    PS Happy Victoria Day!

  5. @Jenny Allworthy
    I listed the Jane Austen films separately with the Regency-era dramas. I've not seen Quills so guessing that I might skip it based on your comment :)

    Happy Victoria Day to you too! You're welcome!

  6. I have seen 10 of them my fave is 1776, I love, love love that movie:)

  7. Thank you for the movie lists and your site. My Amazon wish list is huge now!

    The cover of Quills makes me shudder however, that is an hour and something of my life I will never get back. I know a little about de Sade's life and I can only conclude the film was supposed to be allegorical because it was certainly inaccurate.

  8. No "War and Peace"? There are at least four adaptations that I know of: The British 1972 one, a Soviet one (the "classic") an old US one and the newest 2007 European one.

  9. @A.Lototsky
    War and Peace was listed with the Regency films:

  10. In this category, don't miss "Ridicule" (1996, Patrice Leconte director), a French film set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles.

  11. @Anonymous
    Thanks for your recommendation but I've only seen a handful of French films.

  12. The Secret of Roan Inish and Babbette's Feast deserve a mention here.

  13. Don't forget the BBC Masterpiece Theater production of Casanova. Goegeous clothing. Yum. And David Tennant as the leading man. Double yum.



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