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, humorous, touching, melancholic, serious and light films and TV shows about / with traditional versus modern, culture clash, society, storytelling, mentor, women, family relations, destiny, dialogue and runaway 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 Samurai (2003), Modern Family (2009), The Last Cop (2010), Whitechapel (2009), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Vizontele (2001), Beyond the Hills (2012), Wadjda (2012), A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012).

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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, traditional versus modern, relatives, manners, high society, countryside, upscale, butler, family life, servant, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, britain
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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: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, war, courage, warrior, human spirit, pride and honor, katana, self discovery, martial arts, military, dignity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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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, funny, realistic, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, family relations, generation gap, everyday life, adolescence, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, mother daughter relationship, couple relations, blended family, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, southern california, usa, los angeles
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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, realistic, sentimental
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, workplace situations, machismo, crimes, traditional versus modern, law enforcement, workplace, society, rock, track down, police investigation, german ...
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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, forensics, jack the ripper, police investigation, victim, murderer, law enforcement, crimes, team, traditional versus modern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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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: romantic, funny, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, date night
Plot: wedding, romance, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, love, prejudice, bride and groom, dysfunctional family, family, love and romance, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, 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: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, political
Plot: culture clash, family relations, traditional versus modern, life changing experience, social relations, lifestyle, society, television, small town, mayor, radio, tv show ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: turkey, cyprus, middle east
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, culture clash, human spirit, against the rules, revolution, oppression, battles, society, leadership, traditional versus modern, rebelliousness, military ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: taiwan, asia
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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, art house, social ...
Plot: convent, nun, belief in god, lesbian, culture clash, friendship, exorcism, society, traditional versus modern, clergy, religion, lgbtq ...
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, talky, stylized, feminist film, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, bicycle, islam, muslim, muslim girl, school, gender, dreams, children, religious fanatic, hijab, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
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, sitcom, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: drug addict, dark humor, doctors and patients, hospital, doctor, self destructing, morphine, diary, medical, society, doubts and hesitations, health situation ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, ussr
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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, ridiculous, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: new job, starting over, career, computers and web, rivalry, workplace, boss and employee, middle aged, lifestyle change, staff, computer, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, 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, romantic, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love story, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, love, food, single mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
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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, sweet, melancholic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: young woman, friendship, self discovery, honeymoon, life changing experience, naivete, overcoming, encounter, vacation, traditional versus modern, unhappy, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, india, amsterdam, new delhi, london
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
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, romantic, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, love, holiday, love and romance, marriage, love story, relationships, multiple storylines, first love, couples, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, marseille, france ...
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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: realistic, psychological, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: cultural difference, sexual humiliation, innocence lost, rape, injustice, social differences, traditional versus modern, unlikely partners, love affair, husband wife relationship, erotica, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, 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: disturbing, melancholic, enigmatic, compassionate, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: pedophilia, coming of age, sex with a minor, child abuse, sexual exploration, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, neighbor, adolescence, older man younger woman relationship, small town ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: california, austin texas, usa, houston texas, texas
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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, emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, date night
Plot: tradition, coming of age, whale, sexism, culture clash, society, youth, destiny, childhood, loss of son, legend, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids ...
Plot: soccer, football, sport, culture clash, hinduism, wedding, stereotypes, tradition, coach, against the rules, friendship, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, india, europe, hamburg 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, vintage
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, high society, workplace situations, rise to the top, eligible bachelor, ambition, workplace, love and romance, nouveau riche, love affair, flirting, intelligence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1870s, 20th century
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: inspirational, touching, melancholic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: baseball, father daughter relationship, sport, aging, reluctant, blind character, pitcher, destiny, kids and family, good versus evil, parent grown child relationship, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, 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: light, colourful, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, eligible bachelor, romanticism, romance, prejudice, parallel world, fall in love, twists and turns, family relations, parents and children, initially antagonists, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, georgian era, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
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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: adult animation, thought provoking, political, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, iraq iran war, revolution, politics, freedom, self discovery, women, culture clash, parent child relationship, family relations, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, year 1986, year 1982 ...
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, france, sweden ...
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Toilet: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: village, tradition versus modernity, traditional versus modern, dancing, marriage, media, family problems, social problems, marital problem, propaganda, small town, newspaper ...
Place: india
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Easy Virtue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Style: witty, sexy, stylized, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: family relations, high society, culture clash, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, mother in law daughter in law relationship, romance, manipulation, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, future
Place: england, london, europe, france, britain
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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, funny, humorous, feel good, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: desert, tribe, culture clash, wilderness, on the road, rivalry, philosophy, farce, adventure, female nudity, jungle, snake ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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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, teen drama
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, private school, friendship, rebelliousness, bully, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, high school, violence, boarding school, swedish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
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: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious, vintage
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, department store, lifestyle, ambitious, success, boss, materialism, career, manager ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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Eye on Juliet (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France, Morocco
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of an unlikely encounter between Gordon, a hexapod operator, and Ayusha, a young woman from the Middle East. Gordon, guardian of a pipeline in this desert region, becomes fascinated by Ayusha, while piloting his robotic spider from the ...
Style: futuristic, touching, melancholic, sincere, whimsical ...
Plot: drone, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, love and romance, traditional versus modern, love story, loneliness, relationships, fall in love, life philosophy, older man younger woman marriage, love ...
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Live Up To Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Heo Im is an oriental doctor, acknowledged as the best in acupuncture and moxibustion in Joseon. His success is blocked due to his low status. One day, Heo Im travels though time and finds himself in present day Seoul. He meets Choi Yeon-Kyung. She ...
Style: light, captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: time travel, medicine, romance, alternative medicine, doctor, male female relationship, love and romance, romantic relationship, traditional versus modern, changing the past or future, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sent to the future ...
Time: future
Place: korea
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