1900s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1900s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, visually appealing and stylized films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, family relations, culture clash, dialogue, friendship, society, mentor, adaptation and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1900s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1900s: The Knick (2014), Anne of Green Gables (1985), Grand Hotel (2011), A Room with a View (1985), Avonlea (1990), Mathilde (2017), Mr Selfridge (2013), A Dangerous Method (2011), A River Runs Through It (1992), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971).

List of 1900s movies

The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, medicine, society, nurse, nun, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, countryside, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, foster home, best friends, imagination, love and romance, young heroes, little girl, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, hotel, investigation, intrigue, crimes, master and servant, high society, love affair, maid, society, heir, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, tennis, looking for love, fall in love, couples, self discovery, female protagonist, travel, spinster, choice, coincidence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: family outing, girls' night
Plot: family life, heroine, parents and children, teacher, small town, small town life, friendship, mischievous children, countryside, marriage, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
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Mathilde (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: ballet, female nudity, mistress, ballerina, coronation, theater, impossible love, moral dilemma, secret love, forbidden love, doomed love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, ambitious, success, materialism, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, boss, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intellectual, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, introspection, s&m, psychologist, sexual perversion, mental illness, sexuality, patient, mentally unstable, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master servant relationship, domestic servant, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: snobbism, writer's life, family relations, first love, painting, rabbit, lifestyle, forbidden love, success, unsupportive parent, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, high society, fashion, love and romance, flirting, rise to the top, love affair, eligible bachelor, ambition, workplace, nouveau riche, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: secret relationship, family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, estate, friendship, bittersweet, boy, childhood memory, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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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: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, friendship between girls, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: australia, south australia
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My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: countryside, friendship, teacher, family relations, summer, hide and seek, coming of age, parents and children, family gatherings, eccentric family, family life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, provence, europe, south of france, marseille ...
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55 Days at Peking (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, imperialism, siege, politics, military, state affairs, rivalry, political unrest, against the odds, tragic hero, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, year 1900, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, beijing china, asia ...
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Elisa & Marcela (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Elisa Sanchez Loriga.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbianism, lesbian couple, gay love, lesbian, lesbian sex, forbidden love, gay marriage, hopes, escapades, love, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 19th century
Place: spain
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, male nudity, leadership, war, society, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
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A Monster in Paris (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris,1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric ...
Style: feel good, touching, thought provoking, humorous, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, love and romance, friends, friendship, transformation, monster, misfit, social misfits, music, heroes, obsessive quest, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, oil, bowling, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, misanthrope, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, pacific ocean, los angeles
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, heartbreaking, inspirational ...
Plot: parents and children, friendship, single parent, writer's life, family relations, death, funeral, actor, human nature, artists and showbiz, writers, widow ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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, car race, feminism, revolution, steampunk, destiny, cons and scams, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: new york, paris france, alaska, usa, france ...
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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, ship, dangerous animal, countryside, escapades, rescue, creature, metamorphosis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark past, creature feature, sailor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ireland
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Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jail, photographer, family problems, artist, dysfunctional family, feminism, troubled marriage, female protagonist, female photographer, unrequited love, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sweet, light, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, confined, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, 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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, self defense, small town, widow, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, against the odds, hitman, retirement, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century, 70s
Place: nevada, el paso texas, tucson arizona, california
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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: peasant, school, countryside, farm, village, family life, parents and children, clergy, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, rich and poor ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, women, feminism, feminist, rebellion, rebelliousness, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fairy, fantasy world, first love, imaginary kingdom, childhood, adventure, pirate, young heroes, captain, magic, mermaid, boy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
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