Pre world war one movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pre world war one movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, touching, sincere and talky films and TV shows about / with pre world war one, mother son relationship, letter, sex, train, society, couples, world war one, death and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in France, UK, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pre world war one: The Irish R.M. (1983), Queen of the Desert (2015), Passion (1999), Loving Couples (1964), Nightmares (1979), Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (1979), The Wars (1983), The White Ribbon (2009), Appointment in Bray (1971), The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978).

List of pre world war one movies

The Irish R.M. (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Story: The Irish R.M. refers to a series of books by the Anglo-Irish novelists Somerville and Ross, and the television comedy-drama series based on them. They are set in turn of the 20th century west of Ireland.
Plot: pre world war one, court, englishman abroad, landlord, irish
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: ireland
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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Passion (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Passion concentrates on Grainger's unusual relationship with his mother and his sexual peculiarities (especially his obsessive self-flagellation, though homosexuality is also hinted at) which affect his relationship with a woman who comes to ...
Plot: composer, bourgeoisie, pianist, friend, friendship, genius, marriage proposal, mental illness, syphilis, jumping out a window, masochist, nipple ...
Time: edwardian era, 1910s
Place: melbourne australia
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Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: unwed pregnancy, flowers, undressing, wedding cake, cross dressing, artist, underwear, death of father, hiding under a table, singing, outdoor sex, garter ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Plot: female nudity, sadism, religion, skinny dipping, coming of age, boarding house, rebel, revolution, pre world war one, cruelty, elementary school, pessimism ...
Place: poland
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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, dream, movie theatre, theatre audience, reenactment, pre world war one
Time: turn of the century, 1900s
Place: prague czechoslovakia
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The Wars (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels compassion for his weak and conventional father. He avoids any ...
Plot: soldier, father son relationship, world war two, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, horse, matriarch, accident, battle, affair, death of daughter, canadian ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: epic, disturbing, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, death, children, oppression, search, cruelty, fear, teacher, village ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
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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, memory, piano, student, friend, flashback, classical music, invitation, blackout, sex ...
Time: year 1917, turn of the century, 1910s
Place: paris france
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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
Genre: Crime, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination attempt, on the run, murder, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, chases and races, uncover truth, crimes, secret agents, danger ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, big ben london
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The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Alfred Carlton Gilbert invented the Erector Set and is trying to get it onto the toy shelves of the country. A.C. is startled to be summoned to the White House, where top officials ask him to convert the toy factory into a weapons manufacturing ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, single parent, misfit, against the odds, fish out of water, fighting the system, family life, eccentric family, disorder, parents and children, family relations, family ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: washington d.c.
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Young Torless (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, mathematics, fascism, hypocrisy, torture, bullying, emotionless, dishonesty, kids in trouble, social relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: germany, europe
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Shortcuts (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Francin, manager of a small-town brewery, has a charming wife whose abundant blonde locks are an adornment to the town. Maryska looks ethereal but loves meat and beer, while Francin is an ascetic. The strict members of the brewery board of directors ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, society, rich and poor, prodigy, couples, small town life, small town, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: czech republic
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: artist, nun, painting, homosexual, german, master and servant, artists and showbiz, power relations, unfulfillment, downfall, optimism, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: island, dangerous attraction, heroic mission, state affairs, love and romance, adventure, secret agents, love triangle, espionage, heist, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 1900s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: biting, realistic, clever, serious, witty ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, military officer, gays and lesbians, politics, betrayal, rise and fall, battles, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, czech republic, germany
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, college life, british, lgbt, romance, couples, hypocrisy, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, argentina, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: disability, royal family, epilepsy, prince, society, intrigue, family relations, state affairs, family in crisis, countryside, nanny, epileptic seizure ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: love triangle, platonic, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, love and romance, family relations, romance, siblings relations, couple relations, englishwoman abroad, puritan ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: europe, france, paris france, wales, normandy
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, philosophical, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, farm, class differences, impossible love, harvest, farmer, society, loneliness, couple relations, runaway, love, stabbing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
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Cheri (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.
Style: sexual, witty, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, arranged marriage, rich and poor, society, love affair, power relations, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, drugs/alcohol, romance, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 19th century
Place: europe, paris france
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A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: infidelity, married woman, forceful separation, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, betrayal, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, edwardian era
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
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