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, tense, atmospheric and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, marriage, society, murder, male female relationship, rivalry, friendship, brother brother relationship, mentor and mother son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography 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
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, exciting, tense, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, society, war, rise to the top, politics, ambition, military, winston churchill, rise to power, election, state affairs ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s, 19th 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: bleak, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, criminal, arrest, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, bank, dishonesty ...
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, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, class differences, dysfunctional family, family drama, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, edwardian era, 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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, countryside, summer, hill, provence, coming of age, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, eccentric family, youth ...
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, serious, thought provoking, sincere, captivating
Plot: factory, labor union, working class, politics, turin italy, running from police, strike, sweatshop, solidarity, prostitution, misery, hopes ...
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, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, touching ...
Plot: morality, protege, doctor, science, heroic mission, romance, doctors and patients, love and romance, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, love affair, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: medical school, england, london, europe, 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, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: army, violence, betrayal, danger, civil war, doppelganger, murder, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, death, society ...
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, life is a bitch, state affairs, partners against crime, secret agents, heroes, escapades, confined, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, race against time, danger ...
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, feel good, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mechanic, adventure, on the road, feminism, revolution, destiny, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, heroes, lookalikes, old west ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, alaska, france, usa, europe ...
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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, thought provoking, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, suicide, aristocrat, couple relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, unlikely criminals, love affair, romance, innocence lost, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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
Plot: end of the world, alien invasion, ufo, post apocalypse, brother brother relationship, journalist, survival, flash forward, alien race, alien, redhead, good versus evil ...
Time: 1900s, 2010s, edwardian era, 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, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, presumed dead, estrangement, ransom, scout, cigar smoking, vengeance, gang, family problems, heroes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, 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: oedipus complex, power, anarchism, wrestling, bandit, property, male nudity
Time: 1900s, 19th century, victorian era, 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, supernatural ability, ufo, buried truth, uncover truth, danger, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
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Dilili in Paris (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: women in society, violence against women, abduction, racism, bathtub, dog, bar, dancing, flashback, criminal organization, female objectification, rabies ...
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: theft, robbery, thief, bounty hunter, corruption, prison, peasant, romanian, prison escape, 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: childless couple, learning the truth, marital crisis, illegitimate daughter, nun, illness, slacker, groom, awkward situation, officer, cousin cousin relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
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, racism, prejudice, world champion, husband wife relationship, marriage, wedding, fame, discrimination, contest, television, canadian ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: australia, canada, south australia, adelaide 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: cheating on husband, flashback, husband wife relationship, injustice, fame, circus, gift, fight, tenor, wrestling, opera, 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: death of child, terrorism, historical event, outsider, male female relationship, russian revolution, marriage ceremony, ink, class struggle, marriage, blood, teacher ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, turn of the century, 1900s, year 1938 ...
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, wrongful imprisonment, frame up, revenge, brother brother relationship, martyr, political activist, false accusation, prosecutor, socialist
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: holland, netherlands
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: jewish, jealousy, food, tradition, husband wife relationship, eating, marriage, wedding, arab, arabic, gossip, self sacrifice ...
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: husband wife relationship, ghost town, leopard, thief, witch, father daughter relationship, marriage, murder, mayor, exploitation, wrongful conviction, wild boar ...
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: filmmaker, watching a movie, reenactment, pre world war one, dream, theatre audience, movie theatre
Time: turn of the century, 1900s
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, nature, redemption, wilderness, friendship, dog, bar, sadness, dignity, farm, bear
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: small town, prostitute, deception, brothel, piano playing, piano, doctor, rain, card playing, boarding house, scam, brothel madam ...
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 distinction, class struggle, family history, socialist, working class, rebel, rebel army, class society, class differences, hate, male female relationship, trial ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 1910s, 1890s
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, divorce, photograph, drawing, old west, falling in love, antique dealer, journalism, portal, widow, explosion, pocket watch ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
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, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, orphan, danger, young heroes, fairy, rivalry, youth, native, 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, letter, memory, flashback, classical music, student, friend, train, sex, blackout ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, year 1917
Place: paris france
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