Traditional versus modern movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant traditional versus modern movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, humorous, serious, melancholic and feel good films and TV shows about / with traditional versus modern, culture clash, society, family relations, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
traditional versus modern
traditional versus modern movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as traditional versus modern: Downton Abbey (2010), The Last Cop (2010), Whitechapel (2009), Modern Family (2009), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Vizontele (2001), Beyond the Hills (2012), Wadjda (2012), A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012), The Internship (2013).

List of traditional versus modern movies

Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, manners, love and romance, traditional versus modern, butler, family relations, family life, aristocrat, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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The Last Cop (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Der letzte Bulle is a German television series that was first aired in 2010. The series is about a cop from the 1980s put into a modern police department in Essen.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, life turned upside down, workplace situations, machismo, society, workplace, law enforcement, traditional versus modern, crimes, psychologist, german, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Whitechapel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Whitechapel is a British television drama series produced by Carnival Films, in which detectives in London's Whitechapel district deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. The first series was first broadcast in the UK on 2 February ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, forensics, murder investigation, victim, manhunt, jack the ripper, law enforcement, team, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, marriage, everyday life, generation gap, parents and children, blended family, adolescence, hot and sexy, gay, couple relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, los angeles, california
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, wedding, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, wedding preparations and rituals, parent child relationship, social awkwardness, parents and children, prejudice, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, greece, san francisco
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Vizontele (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story takes place in a small town (called Hakkari) in Turkey at the beginning of the 70's. The time has come to bring technology into that small town. The first Television (or called Visiontele by the citizens) arrives and the chaos begins.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, society, lifestyle, social relations, life changing experience, television, mayor, radio, small town, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, middle east, cyprus
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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo's way of life is threatened under the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: rebellion, against the rules, culture clash, human spirit, revolution, exploit, traditional versus modern, slavery, racism, rivalry, military, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: asia, taiwan
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, bleak ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
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Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: school, childhood, family relations, muslim, dreams, traditional versus modern, fighting the system, gender, teachers and students, parents and children, troublemaker, everyday life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new ...
Style: realistic, clever, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: dark humor, drug addict, doctors and patients, hospital, self destructing, nurse, doctor, diary, morphine, addiction, traditional versus modern, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe
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The Internship (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: google, new job, rivalry, boss and employee, career, starting over, computers and web, workplace, layoff, middle aged, job seeking, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, sweet, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, small town, culture clash, women, cooking and food, prejudice, lifestyle change, love and romance, single mother, society, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
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Queen (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Rani, a 24-year-old homely girl, decides to go on her honeymoon alone when her fiancé calls off the wedding. Traveling around Europe, she finds joy, makes friends, and gains new-found independence.
Style: touching, humorous, melancholic, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bollywood, self discovery, friendship, life changing experience, young woman, honeymoon, naivete, canceled wedding, direction and purpose, traditional versus modern, vacation, encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, amsterdam, new delhi, india, london
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, first love, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, workplace romance, family relations, love at first sight, holiday, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, united kingdom ...
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Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: innocence lost, rape, sexual humiliation, cultural difference, injustice, social differences, love affair, unlikely partners, traditional versus modern, village, husband wife relationship, virginity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pedophilia, older man younger woman relationship, sex with a minor, small town, child abuse, racism, coming of age, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, sexuality, generation gap ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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Whale Rider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: whale, loss of son, culture clash, tradition, generation gap, sexism, coming of age, destiny, childhood, parents and children, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand, australia
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, football, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, workplace situations, fashion, high society, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, eligible bachelor, workplace, ambition, nouveau riche, ambitious ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, baseball, aging, pitcher, sport, baseball movie, parent grown child relationship, love and romance, workaholic, reluctant, ambitious, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, boston, california
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Lost in Austen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.
Style: romanticism, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, time travel, initially antagonists, eligible bachelor, parallel world, romance, prejudice, fall in love, family relations, imaginary, parents and children, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 2000s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
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Persepolis (2007)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, adult animation, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, freedom, revolution, life is a bitch, society, depression, muslim, rebellion, self discovery, politics, childhood, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: iran, middle east, france, sweden, moscow russia ...
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, war, loyalty, friendship, japanese history, honor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, feel good, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, fish out of water, life turned upside down, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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Toilet: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are without any access to a lavatories. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marriage, when Jaya leaves Keshav's house for good, after discovering ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: toilet, village, dancing, marriage, dance, festival, media, bollywood, traditional versus modern, tradition versus modernity, newspaper, husband wife relationship ...
Place: india
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The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, romantic ...
Plot: plot twist, forest, village life, isolation, utopia, psychology, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, youth, lifestyle, society, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, ambitious, materialism, success, lifestyle, business venture, workplace, ambition, career ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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Heartstrings (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Lee Gyu Won is the daughter of one of the top three maestros of pansori and is also a gayageum protégé herself. Following her grandfather’s wishes for her to study the gayageum, she enrolls as a major of gugak, or traditional Korean music. Lee ...
Style: romantic, touching, sincere, captivating, entertaining
Plot: romance, music, student, college life, family, musician's life, lifestyle, traditional versus modern, relationships, family relations, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: korea
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