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, contemplative and sincere films and TV shows about / with pre world war one, world war one, mother son relationship, family relations, letter, sex, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, pianist and kiss plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in UK, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pre world war one: Austeria (1982), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), 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).

List of pre world war one movies

 6.9
 530
Austeria (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of World War I, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks.
Plot: extramarital affair, boy, sleeping, theatre production, violin, husband wife relationship, face mask, hungarian, flash forward, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blowing a kiss, flashlight ...
Time: year 1914
Place: poland, austria
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, clever, based on true events, educational film ...
Plot: genius, mathematics, mathematician, imagination, husband wife relationship, scientist, indian lead, university, doctor, science, self discovery, chosen one ...
Time: 1910s, post world war one, year 1976, 1920s, year 1914
Place: england, india, bombay india
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 8.0
 197
The Irish R.M. (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
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: englishman abroad, court, pre world war one, landlord, irish, judge, legal
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: ireland
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
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, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, head of state, state affairs, escapades, love and romance, politics, desert, queen, spy ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1914 ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, jordan, ottoman empire ...
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 5.8
 251
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: pianist, domineering mother, overbearing mother, friendship, genius, friend, jumping out a window, folk song, sadist, piano, obsession, nipple ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: new york, london, melbourne australia
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 6.6
 533
Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives.
Plot: female director, medical examination, birthday party, braided hair, snow, screaming, hiding under a table, bedroom, childbirth, gramophone, doctor, pianist ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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 6.8
 239
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, father son relationship, tyranny, torture, rebel, boarding house, teenage boy, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism, religion ...
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: movie theatre, reenactment, theatre audience, filmmaker, dream, watching a movie, pre world war one, film history
Time: 1900s, turn of the century
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague
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 6.6
 40
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: death of daughter, mother daughter relationship, rite of passage, anti authority, horse, rabbit, battlefield, father son relationship, symbolism, handicapped, family relations, battles ...
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: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, children, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, teacher, cruelty, torture, priest ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
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, world war one, servant, friend, piano, house, letter, memory, dating, train, classical music ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, year 1917
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, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, secret agents, conspiracy, frame up, murder, espionage, uncover truth, danger, crimes, state affairs, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1910s
Place: scotland, london, big ben london, england, europe ...
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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: semi serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war one, ambition, against the odds, parents and children, obsession, family life, eccentric family, fighting the system, nothing goes right, factory, fish out of water, father son relationship ...
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, hypocrisy, mathematics, fascism, torture, bullying, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, hardcase students, youth ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: europe, germany, vienna
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 7.8
 2K
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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: small town, pregnancy, family relations, prodigy, artists and showbiz, couples, society, parents and children, rich and poor, couple relations, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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 7.4
 6K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, painter, art, painting, artist, mental illness, lifestyle, anti conformity, art dealer, fame, paint, art critic ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: island, undercover, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, conspiracy, battles, couples, political corruption, dangerous attraction, heist ...
Time: 1900s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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 7.6
 3K
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: witty, clever, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, betrayal, state affairs, war, dishonesty, political unrest, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: austria, czech republic, germany, europe
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 7.7
 17K
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: gay cinema, realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay lead character, forbidden love, homosexual, lgbt, society, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, france, italy ...
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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: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: epilepsy, royal family, disability, prince, family relations, intrigue, state affairs, nanny, family in crisis, separation from family, world war one, royalty ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, sentimental, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, romance, love and romance, fall in love, siblings relations, destructive relationship, couple relations, family relations, couples, platonic, first sex, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1900s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, france, europe, wales, normandy
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 7.8
 53K
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, psychological, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: impossible love, love triangle, farm, farmer, class differences, harvest, society, loneliness, couple relations, love, stabbing, countryside ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.2
 11K
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, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, prostitute, older woman younger man sex, age difference, society, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, fall in love, matchmaking, obsession, couple relations, seductress ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe
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 5.8
 4K
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, married woman, cheating wife, life is a bitch, extramarital affair, love triangle, world war one, intergenerational friendship, adultery, older man younger woman relationship, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, year 1914, edwardian era ...
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
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