Turn of the century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant turn of the century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, suspenseful, talky and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with marriage, husband wife relationship, society, friendship, mentor, betrayal, male female relationship, wedding, romance and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
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turn of the century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as turn of the century: Young Winston (1972), The Trial (1993), Howards End (1992), My Father's Glory (1990), The Organizer (1963), Century (1993), Shadow (2018), 2000 AD (2000), The Great Race (1965), Where Am I Going? (1976).

List of turn of the century movies

Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, election, parliament, head of state, military, imperialism, ambition, politics, state affairs, war, rise to the top, society ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, 19th century
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe
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The Trial (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, arrest, criminal, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, bank, legal ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, prague, europe
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Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, free spirited, society, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
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My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, countryside, summer, hill, provence, coming of age, friends, family relations, youth, native, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 19th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, tokyo
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, sweatshop, solidarity, running from police, misery, prostitution, turin italy, strike, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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Century (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: protege, doctor, morality, science, workplace situations, love and romance, heroic mission, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, obsessive quest, love affair, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, medical school, europe, london, scotland
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Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 116 min.
Story: About a king who attempts to lead his displaced people out of exile, and those who play a role in his mysterious plans.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: violence, betrayal, civil war, doppelganger, army, danger, murder, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china
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2000 AD (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Y2K Bug. Real Warfare vs Electronic Gaming. Peter Tong, a carefree Hong Kong youngster, finds himself drawn into the web of a deadly espionage conspiracy. A clandestine organization schemes to use the Y2K Bug to cause mayhem throughout Asia. To ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, partners against crime, secret agents, chases and races, life is a bitch, state affairs, special agents, escapades, computers and web, confined, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century
Place: singapore, asia, hong kong
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The Great Race (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. ...
Style: epic, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, mechanic, revolution, feminism, adventure, destiny, escapades, goofy hero, heroes, disorder, buddies, partners ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: alaska, new york, europe, usa, france ...
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Where Am I Going? (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
Style: stylized, serious, thought provoking, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, love triangle, aristocrat, suicide, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, love affair, family problems, destructive relationship, sexual relations, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: tense, scary, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
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Dilili in Paris (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the help of her delivery-boy friend, Dilili, a young Kanak, investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls that is plaguing Belle Epoque Paris. In the course of her investigation she encounters a series of extraordinary ...
Plot: female objectification, motorboat, eiffel tower paris, secret organization, playing piano, costume, dog bite, cancan dance, jumping rope, women in society, singing, rabies ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, montmartre paris
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Chained Justice (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, "Dreptate în lanturi" is a rough and poetic film, whose action is placed at the beginning of the last century. The movie sheds light on a Romanian peasant who fights against social injustice.
Plot: prison escape, theft, bounty hunter, romanian, peasant, prison, corruption, robbery, highwayman, thief
Time: turn of the century
Place: romania
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The Kerosene Lamps (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1900, Stepha, the vivacious 30 year old daughter of a wealthy couple, agrees to marry her cousin Paul, who has accumulated large debts as an Austrian army officer. Paul refuses to work or to consummate the marriage, and then his health steadily ...
Plot: illness, bowling, illegitimate child, slacker, unhappy marriage, unfaithful husband, awkward situation, female protagonist, train, strong female lead, oil lamp, coincidence ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s
Place: central europe
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Tracks of Glory (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Racial barriers are broken in circa-1900 Australia by Major Taylor, who becomes a world-champion bicycle racer.
Plot: cycling, marriage, husband wife relationship, prejudice, racism, world champion, australian, bicycle, african american, racing, wedding, athlete ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, canada, south australia
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Aria for an Athlete (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century it presents a story of a famous Polish athlete, Zbyszko Cyganiewicz. It begins in a small town where a traveling circus attracts a shy boy into a phony wrestling game to please the crowds. The youth, however, takes his ...
Plot: victory, career, emigration, injustice, fame, revenge, small town, tenor, gift, champion, opera singer, circus ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
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Flame Top (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically ...
Plot: civil war, male female relationship, working class, poor, assassination plot, publisher, class struggle, marriage ceremony, ink, bomb, marriage, blood ...
Time: year 1917, turn of the century, 1900s, 1910s, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, finland
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The Dream (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Netherlands' submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985
Plot: coward, revenge, brother brother relationship, frame up, prosecutor, false accusation, socialist, martyr, political activist, wrongful imprisonment
Time: turn of the century, 20th century
Place: holland, netherlands
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: polygamy, orphan, husband wife relationship, marriage, wedding, food, tradition, eating, arab, gossip, arabic, childlessness ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: middle east, jerusalem
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Village in the Jungle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Baddegama or, more correctly, Beddegama is a 1980 award winning Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book titled as "The ...
Plot: landowner, animal attack, village, thief, jungle, sister sister relationship, false accusation, jail, death of husband, superstition, hysteria, wrongful conviction ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: sri lanka
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Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Returning home to Prague, the magician Pasparte, an owner of a circus caravan, meets his dying colleague who entrusts his beautiful daughter Aloisie to his care. In Prague they all take up their lodgings at the house At Blue Fish in which they ...
Plot: movie theatre, theatre audience, dream, pre world war one, filmmaker, reenactment
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: prague czechoslovakia
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Fish Hawk (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hardened and embittered man turns his life around with the help of a farm boy in this uplifting family tale. Down on his luck and dependent on booze, Native American Fish Hawk (Will Sampson) changes his fate when he accepts a job hunting down a ...
Plot: native american, sadness, dignity, bar, dog, friendship, redemption, nature, wilderness, bear, farm
Time: turn of the century
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A Very Moral Night (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The theme of the delightful Hungarian fantasy film "A Very Moral Night," made in 1977 and now playing at the Public Theater, could well be innocence, even if the action does take place in a bordello. It is a good bordello, so sweet and ...
Plot: deception, prostitute, card playing, piano, brothel, red light, piano playing, small town, rain, scam, brothel madam, boarding house ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: hungary
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic
Plot: class society, male female relationship, rebel army, marriage, humiliation, labor union, shot to death, priest, hate, class differences, class conflict, socialism ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: finland
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For All Time (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man facing middle-age and a failing marriage finds a time slip that can take him back to the end of the nineteenth century.
Plot: time travel, printing press, wristwatch, newspaper editor, race against time, antique dealer, journalism, drawing, falling in love, portal, old west, pocket watch ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, 19th century
Place: st. louis missouri
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Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, fairy, orphan, thief, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, adventure, danger, native, heroes, treasure, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, turn of the century, 1900s
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Appointment in Bray (1971)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter pilot on the front, invites him to spend a few days in his ...
Plot: friendship, housekeeper, servant, invitation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flashback, friend, classical music, student, pre world war one, male female relationship, memory ...
Time: year 1917, turn of the century, 1910s
Place: paris france
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The Missionary (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes
Style: clever, sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: bishop, prostitute, rescue, hopes, couple relations, fall in love, nosy, love and romance, society, clergy, going straight, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: england, africa, london, europe, scotland
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Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, light, fairy tale ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, coming of age, lifestyle, family relations, cooking and food, friends, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1890s, 19th century ...
Place: china, asia, australia, california
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Dracula (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, gothic
Plot: vampire, dracula, supernatural, chaos, plague, terminal illness, danger, supernatural ability, couples, deadly creature, couple relations, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1900s, victorian era, turn of the century ...
Place: england, europe, transylvania
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