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, melancholic, captivating, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with mentor, runaway, storytelling, adaptation, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, childhood, friendship and family relations 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), The Paradise (2012), Finding Neverland (2004), Mathilde (2017), Anne of Green Gables (1985), Avonlea (1990), A Room with a View (1985), Suffragette (2015).

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, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, surgeon, life is a bitch, gory, medicine, realism, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, power relations, 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, master and servant, heir heiress, social differences, hotel, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, society, high society, maid ...
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, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, american in the uk, department store, high society, ambition, urban, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, fashion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, department store, workplace, urban, rise to the top, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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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: writer's life, friendship, parents and children, actor, human nature, single parent, widow, artists and showbiz, death, funeral, friends, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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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, impossible love, father son relationship, secret love, moral dilemma, passion, czar, family, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, love and romance, countryside, fall in love, teenage love, young heroes, golden years, adoption, family life, teaching the ways of the world, island, farm ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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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, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town life, small town, family life, heroine, teacher, couple relations, family, island, parents and children, friends, mischievous children, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada, medical school
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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: witty, serious, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, kiss, love triangle, romance, tennis, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, male nudity, coming of age, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florence, italy, england, europe, london
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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: dangerous animal, ship, mermaid, countryside, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, dark past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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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, serious ...
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, rebellion, women, working class, gender, politics, discrimination, prejudice, adoption, courage ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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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, not serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, adventure, revolution, mechanic, adventurer, buddies, car race, goofy hero, destiny, old west, uninhibited rivalry, feminism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1920s
Place: alaska, new york, europe, france, usa ...
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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: atmospheric, epic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, nature, tiger, russian soldier, culture clash, adventure, map, exploration, trapper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, forbidden love, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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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, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: missing person, valentine's day, girls' boarding school, trip, orphanage, boarding school life, mystery, coming of age, expedition, boarding school, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century
Place: australia, south australia
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, touching
Plot: butler, maid, master and servant, social differences, servant, family life, society, family relations, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, summer, countryside, hill, provence, coming of age, young heroes, parent child relationship, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, tokyo
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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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, execution, death, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
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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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, parents and children, mermaid, young heroes, magic ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
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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, talky, sexual, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual perversion, psychiatrist, patient, psychologist, psychology, sexuality, psychoanalysis, cigar smoking, mental illness, insanity, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, zurich switzerland
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, british horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: train, monk, evil alien, monster, alien, zombie, good versus evil, anthropologist, fossil, crate, cossack, gothic horror ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, england ...
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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, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: greed, villain, character study, rise to the top, oil, ambition, obsession, alcoholic, bowling alley, money, lone wolves, american dream ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: factory, family business, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, love affair, social differences, village, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: incest, domestic violence, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, letter, slavery, african american, adoption, self discovery, reunion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, amazon rainforest, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: sincere, surreal, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, funeral, ghost, siblings relations, orphan, child abuse, dysfunctional family, young heroes, small town, child prodigy, theatre group ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, virginity, doctor, marriage, love letter, ship, cholera, extramarital affair, love triangle, romance, honeymoon ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, seaport, caribbean, paris france, latin america
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Coco Before Chanel (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers ...
Style: stylized, factual, sexy, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, feminism, rise to the top, fashion designer, gender, ambition, relationship vs career, designer, social climbing, loss of loved one, lifestyle, feminist ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, england, new jersey ...
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Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Biography, 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: feminism, photographer, human spirit, wine, self discovery, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, parents and children, artists and showbiz, gender, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, sweden
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: judaism, tradition, milkman, village, tavern, constable, russian soldier, elopement, dream, social differences, love and romance, anti semitism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
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