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 realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sexy and talky films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, friendship, death, male female relationship, society, murder, marriage, doctor, storytelling and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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turn of the century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as turn of the century: The Organizer (1963), Howards End (1992), Young Winston (1972), The Trial (1993), 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: contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, fighting the system, prostitution, running from police, sweatshop, solidarity, strike, misery, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy, turin italy
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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: english countryside, estate, wealthy family, inheritance, seduction, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, family drama, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
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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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: parliament, soldier, rise to the top, war, ambition, politics, society, 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, sudan
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, arrest, criminal, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, bank, prison life ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: countryside, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hill, coming of age, parents and children, family gatherings, young heroes, youth, loud ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, provence, europe, southern france, south of 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, emotional ...
Plot: medical school, protege, science, morality, doctor, romance, love affair, doctors and patients, workplace situations, heroic mission, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: army, violence, death, betrayal, friendship, danger, murder, civil war, doppelganger, training, vengeance, rivalry ...
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, conspiracy, race against time, special agents, undercover, master criminal, escapades, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, year 2000, 20th century, 2000s
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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, mechanic, adventure, on the road, heroes, revolution, feminism, destiny, escapades, goofy hero, cons and scams, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, europe, 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, realistic, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, aristocrat, suicide, social differences, couple relations, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, romance, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Maybe (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Arthur is invited to a New Year's Eve party to celebrate the year 2000. His girlfriend Lucie would like a baby from him but he refuses. Through the ceiling of the toilets, he discovers a passage leading to this futurist Paris. There, he meets ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: time travel, new year, fatherhood, twentysomething life, romance, couples, wilderness, parent child relationship, watching a movie, body paint, interracial relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1990s, year 2000, year 1999 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: bowling, learning the truth, illegitimate child, strong female character, arranged marriage, wedding, cousin cousin relationship, wedding ceremony, coincidence, illegitimate daughter, strong female lead, marital crisis ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: central europe
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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, outlaw, criminal, golden years, criminal heroes, fugitives, gangsters, elderly, buddies, small town, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 20th century
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After her father is accused of embezzlement, wealthy Sara Stanley is sent to live with her deceased mother's relatives on Prince Edward Island. While there, she must adjust to life in the small rural town of Avonlea, learn to cope with her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family life, heroine, parents and children, small town, teacher, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, family, marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
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Jean Galmot, Adventurer (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: carnival, penal colony, death sentence, golddigger, widow, trial, partner, french, human rights, embezzlement, convict, aristocrat ...
Time: turn of the century, 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 1920s
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Dracula (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which ...
Style: captivating, colourful, sentimental, gothic
Plot: dracula, victorian england, immortality, vampire, vampire hunter, suspicion, unrequited love, love triangle, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: london, ottoman empire
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The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: biting, epic, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, factory, infidelity, politics, arsonist, brutality, fire, adultery, revenge, capitalism, capitalist, factory worker ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, vienna, hamburg germany, berlin germany
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An uninterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, entertaining, absurd, talky ...
Plot: theater, performance, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, loneliness, reenactment, rehearsal, family relations, longing, life philosophy, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, st. petersburg russia, new jersey
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The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, cowboy, circus, gypsy, elephant, desert, curses spells and rituals, old west, ancient mystery, dangerous animal, nothing goes right, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, prehistory, 90s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, bowling, oil, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, marriage, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: california, usa, pacific ocean, san francisco, los angeles
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The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When the Red Dragon Tong murders his daughter, Geoffrey Jackson is determined to crush this underground organisation. The Tong, a ruthless clan whose profits from protection rackets, white slave traffic, smuggling and drug-running amount to millions ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: drug abuse, secret society, gambling, revenge, torture, death of daughter, extortion, slavery, murder of a girl, repayment, eastern, protection money ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: hong kong
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Tarzan 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Experience the beginning of the legend with Disney's Tarzan Ⅱ, a hilarious, all-new, animated motion picture loaded with laughs, irresistible new songs by Phil Collins, and the inspired voice talent of Glenn Close, George Carlin, and Emmy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: tarzan, jungle, adventure, self discovery, young heroes, family, good versus evil, survival, mischievous children, orphan, rescue, danger ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s
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Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.
Style: surreal, mind bending, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: hospital, expressionism, power relations, dark humor, family relations, deadly, parents and children, human nature, plague, village life, doctors and patients, avant-garde ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: iceland, canada
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The Shootist (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, small town, self defense, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
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The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, goofy hero, cons and scams, countryside, competition, satire, eccentricity, friendship, nurse, doctor, sanitarium ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
Place: michigan, usa
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Of Freaks and Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: female nudity, corporal punishment, voyeurism, depravity, freak, pornographer, sadist, porn, manipulations, manipulation, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, suicide, tragedy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: australia, south australia
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Pierre and Marie (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A humoristic view of the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discoveries around radioactivity.
Plot: scientific discovery, collaboration, scientific research, uranium, chemistry, physics, polish, husband wife relationship, laboratory, scientist, student, joke ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, social differences, impossible love, human nature, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, couples, lovers apart ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: italy, russia, europe
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