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, stylized, melancholic, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, culture clash, adaptation, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, friendship, loneliness and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1900s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1900s: The Knick (2014), Grand Hotel (2011), Mr Selfridge (2013), Finding Neverland (2004), The Paradise (2012), Anne of Green Gables (1985), A Room with a View (1985), Mathilde (2017), There Will Be Blood (2007), Avonlea (1990).

List of 1900s movies

The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
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, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: doctors and patients, addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, surgeon, gory, medicine, power relations, realism, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
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
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, heir heiress, master and servant, social differences, hotel, maid, society, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, high society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, visionary, high society, department store, american in the uk, owner, ambitious, fashion, materialism, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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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, emotional, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, parents and children, actor, death, single parent, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, rehearsal, doctor ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: fashion, love and romance, workplace situations, love affair, high society, department store, urban, rise to the top, workplace, power relations, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: orphan, love and romance, adoption, countryside, teenage love, island, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, family life, fall in love, farm, golden years ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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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: realistic, witty, touching, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kiss, self discovery, love triangle, tennis, romance, liberal, pianist, love and romance, couple relations, free spirited, coincidence, tourist ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, florence, england, europe, london
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Mathilde (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: based on true events, psychological, thought provoking, tense
Plot: ballet, female nudity, theater, secret love, moral dilemma, czar, impossible love, love and romance, father son relationship, passion, family, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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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, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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Avonlea (1990)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: teacher, small town, small town life, family life, heroine, marriage, friends, couple relations, parents and children, island, family problems, mischievous children ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada, medical school
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 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, stylized, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, politics, friendship, communism, death, execution, idealism, political unrest, fall in love, leadership, society, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ship, dangerous animal, mermaid, countryside, danger, escapades, deadly, rescue, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, russian soldier, nature, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventurer, hopes, adventure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
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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 ...
Plot: prison, murder, escape, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, confined, couple relations, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, 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, intellectual, talky, serious, sexy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, patient, sexual perversion, sexuality, mental illness, human nature, mentally unstable, introspection, seduction, psychoanalysis, historical character, therapy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, zurich switzerland
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, alcohol abuse, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, best friends, buddies, twists & turns, terminal illness ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
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A Monster in Paris (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
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, humorous, fairy tale, thought provoking ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: monster, adventure, friends, love and romance, social misfits, misfit, friendship, transformation, music, terrorizing, police chief, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, generation gap, boat, americana, self discovery, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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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: friendship, teacher, countryside, summer, hill, provence, coming of age, native, youth, family relations, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, marseille, tokyo
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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, humorous, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mechanic, on the road, revolution, feminism, adventure, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, goofy hero, cons and scams, adventurer, old west, rivalry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: alaska, new york, europe, usa, france ...
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: maid, butler, lifestyle, power relations, rich and poor, couple relations, love and romance, social differences, society, high society, couples, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, first love, painting, rabbit, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, friends, snobbism, family relations, success, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, uncle niece relationship, family relations, best friends, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
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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, surreal, stylized, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, coming of age, expedition, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, trip, orphanage, boarding school life, mystery, boarding school, repression, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: australia, south australia
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebellion, rebelliousness, working class, women, gender, discrimination, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, estate, haunted house, gothic horror, isolation, supernatural, lawyer, curses spells and rituals, revenge, tragic event, loss of son, village ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
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, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, pirate, adventure, first love, childhood, imaginary, mermaid, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, fantasy world, island, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
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Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: farce, critic, playwright, transvestism, writer's life, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couple relations, gender ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Hibernatus (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His descendants take care of him: to spare him the cultural ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, ironic, light ...
Plot: hibernation, fish out of water, disorder, family life, misfit, culture clash, make believe, society, grandfather granddaughter relationship, grandfather, time travel, abbey ...
Time: 60s, 1900s
Place: france, greenland
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Joe Hill (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, immigrants, rebellion, impossible love, society, rise and fall, ambition, fighting the system, leadership, false accusation, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: utah, usa, california, san diego california
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