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, captivating, melancholic, unusual plot structure and tense films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, society, marriage, wedding, mentor, murder, friendship, greed, male female relationship and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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turn of the century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as turn of the century: The Organizer (1963), Young Winston (1972), The Trial (1993), Howards End (1992), My Father's Glory (1990), Century (1993), Shadow (2018), 2000 AD (2000), The Great Race (1965), Where Am I Going? (1976).

List of turn of the century movies

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: captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, fighting the system, turin italy, strike, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, misery ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
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, serious, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, war, society, politics, ambition, rise to the top, winston churchill, military, rise to power, election, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, africa, south 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, prison life, bank ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague
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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: emotional, realistic, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: estate, wealthy family, seduction, english countryside, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, class differences, dysfunctional family, family drama, romance ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s ...
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: countryside, provence, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hill, coming of age, friends, native, loud, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, paris france ...
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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, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: medical school, science, protege, morality, doctor, power relations, romance, love and romance, society, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
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Shadow (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
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: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: army, betrayal, violence, murder, civil war, doppelganger, danger, vengeance, rivalry, escapades, society, death ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: ancient china, 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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, special agents, race against time, undercover, save the world, master criminal, escapades, deadly, government agency, danger, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century
Place: singapore, hong kong, asia
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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, feel good, captivating, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, mechanic, adventure, on the road, heroes, revolution, feminism, destiny, silly humor, strong female presence, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, 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: sexy, gloomy, sexual, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, pregnancy, suicide, aristocrat, tragic love, love affair, sexual relations, social differences, dishonesty, romance, manipulation ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Set in Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy the prejudices of society and start a life together, all the while swerving the ongoing chaos of an alien invasion.
Style: apocalyptic, bleak, suspense, tense
Plot: alien invasion, end of the world, alien race, alien attack, post apocalypse, ufo, apocalypse, alien, surprise attack, alien contact, fictional war, survival ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, 2010s, turn of the century
Place: england
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Big Jake (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, rescue, presumed dead, estrangement, ransom, scout, cigar smoking, old west, gang, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, california
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Alexander the Great (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek historical hero serving as a metaphor for Greece herself. Based on a circular view of history, the film presents conflicting ideologies - ...
Plot: countryside, partisan, wrestling, power, anarchism, bandit, property, male nudity, oedipus complex
Time: victorian era, 1900s, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: greece, europe
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, ufo, uncover truth, buried truth, danger, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, conspiracy, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1990s
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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: slacker, strong female lead, illegitimate child, wedding, irony of fate, strong female character, illegitimate daughter, marital crisis, crying woman, bowling, insanity, screaming woman ...
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, riding a bicycle, marriage, athlete, contest, canadian, competition, glory, success, race, footprint, world champion ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia, canada
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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: cheating on husband, wrestler, opera singer, circus, injustice, wrestling, athlete, fight, emigration, flashback, small town, champion ...
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: female director, class struggle, publisher, lower class, revolution, terrorist, cheating wife, working class, poor, reporter, morals, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1918, year 1917, 1900s, 1910s, year 1938 ...
Place: russia, finland, st. petersburg russia
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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: wrongful imprisonment, coward, revenge, brother brother relationship, falsely accused, socialist, martyr, political activist, false evidence, false accusation, frame up, prosecutor
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: netherlands, holland
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: sabbath, menage a trois, arab, wedding, jewish, religion, synagogue, husband wife relationship, peace, marriage, rabbi, jealousy ...
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: marriage, thief, jungle, demon, landowner, husband wife relationship, hysteria, jail, village, gun, murder, witch ...
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: dream, theatre audience, filmmaker, reenactment, movie theatre, film history, pre world war one, watching a movie
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: prague, 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, wilderness, dog, nature, redemption, friendship, sadness, bear, bar, dignity, farm, alcohol abuse
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: impersonation, small town, deception, piano, one night, doctor, red light, piano playing, scam, brothel madam, medical student, prostitute ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: hungary
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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.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: time travel, fall in love, falling in love, race against time, widow, love, antique dealer, portal, choice, life is a bitch, clock, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the 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, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, orphan, danger, young heroes, fairy, native, escapades, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 18th century
Place: london
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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: world war one, friendship, housekeeper, servant, house, piano, letter, memory, dating, pre world war one, male female relationship, blackout ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, turn of the century
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, humorous, sexy, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, bishop, satire, nosy, couples, religions or cults, disorder, couple relations, fall in love, going straight, society, clergy ...
Time: 80s, turn of the century
Place: london, england, africa, 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, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, love and romance, society, filmmaking, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
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Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, power relations, human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, hopes, social differences, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, china, japan
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