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, talky, dramatic and touching films and TV shows about / with marriage, husband wife relationship, society, wedding, dialogue, storytelling, betrayal, romance, mentor and male female relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France 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), The Great Race (1965), Where Am I Going? (1976), The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Missionary (1982).

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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, epic
Plot: parliament, election, soldier, head of state, rise to the top, war, politics, ambition, state affairs, military, society, imperialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, south africa, africa, europe
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 6.0
 2K
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, serious, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, criminal, arrest, legal action, fighting the system, prison, police investigation, murder, courtroom, bank, legal ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague
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 7.5
 26K
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, captivating, serious, emotional, witty ...
Plot: estate, seduction, inheritance, couple relations, siblings relations, sibling relationship, sister, empowerment, social differences, society, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
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, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, summer, countryside, hill, provence, coming of age, young heroes, parent child relationship, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, strike, prostitution, misery, running from police, solidarity, turin italy, working class, politics, labor union, rebelliousness, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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 6.2
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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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: protege, doctor, morality, science, society, obsessive quest, doctors and patients, love affair, romance, heroic mission, workplace situations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, medical school, europe, london, scotland
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 7.3
 15K
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, not serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, adventure, revolution, mechanic, adventurer, buddies, car race, goofy hero, destiny, old west, uninhibited rivalry, feminism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: alaska, new york, europe, france, usa ...
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: aristocrat, suicide, love triangle, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, manipulations, fascism, illegitimate son, eroticism, obsession, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, melancholic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, teenage love, first sex, fall in love, stranded, adventure, friendship, sea disaster, teenager, isolation, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, turn of the century, victorian era ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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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, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, bishop, couple relations, religions or cults, fall in love, society, clergy, going straight, rescue, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: africa, england, london, europe, scotland
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: greed, villain, character study, rise to the top, oil, ambition, obsession, alcoholic, bowling alley, money, lone wolves, american dream ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary, tense ...
Plot: paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, supernatural ability, ufo, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, escapades, supernatural, danger, deadly, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century
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Dilili in Paris (2018)
Genre: Animation, Family, Mystery
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
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: boat, police arrest, rope ladder, dog bite, cancan dance, jumping rope, singing, newspaper, female protagonist, poverty, violence against women, playing piano ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
Place: montmartre paris, paris france
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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, peasant, romanian, corruption, prison, robbery, bounty hunter, thief, highwayman
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: wedding ceremony, bowling, coincidence, oil lamp, wedding, strong female character, husband wife relationship, marriage, crying, mother daughter relationship, groom, officer ...
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, australian, competition, athlete, television, canadian, prejudice, racism, world champion, racing, bicycle, african american ...
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: circus, small town, revenge, career, victory, fame, emigration, injustice, champion, cheating on husband, tenor, wrestler ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
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 6.7
 88
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: working class, assassination plot, publisher, poor, lower class, russian revolution, marriage ceremony, ink, class struggle, bomb, marriage, teacher ...
Time: year 1917, turn of the century, year 1938, 1900s, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, finland, st. petersburg russia
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 112
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: prosecutor, coward, martyr, socialist, brother brother relationship, revenge, political activist, wrongful imprisonment
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: holland, netherlands
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 7.1
 26
Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: menage a trois, orphan, eating, food, wedding, marriage, husband wife relationship, tradition, gossip, arabic, arab, childlessness ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: jerusalem, middle east
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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: ghost town, wild boar, thief, landowner, animal attack, jungle, village, jail, false accusation, sister sister relationship, male female relationship, 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: pre world war one, reenactment, filmmaker, theatre audience, movie theatre, dream
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: prague czechoslovakia
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 6.8
 83
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, wilderness, redemption, nature, farm, bear, dog, bar, friendship, dignity, sadness
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: doctor, card playing, small town, deception, rain, prostitute, piano playing, medical student, brothel, brothel madam, boarding house, scam ...
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: labor union, priest, war crime, trial, class differences, shot to death, civil war, execution, revolution, class conflict, class distinction, socialism ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: finland
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 7.7
 661
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, train, small town, love, printing press, advertising, clock, race against time, drawing, journalism, falling in love, tunnel ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: st. louis missouri
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 6.5
 9K
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, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, fairy, orphan, adventure, imaginary kingdom, danger, thief, mysterious place, hook, troubled teen, fantasy world, family ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 18th century
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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: housekeeper, friendship, servant, piano, memory, classical music, student, friend, flashback, blackout, letter, invitation ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, turn of the century
Place: paris france
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 7.2
 703
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, romance, immigrants, culture clash, human nature, introspection, couple relations, coming of age, parents and children, social differences, unfulfilled love, cooking and food ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1900s, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: china, asia, australia, california
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 5.2
 1K
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: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: dracula, vampire, deadly creature, mysterious character, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem, plague, danger, chaos, betrayal, couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, transylvania
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