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 serious, realistic, melancholic, dramatic, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, loneliness, adaptation, husband wife relationship and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure 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), Avonlea (1990), The Paradise (2012), A Dangerous Method (2011), Anne of Green Gables (1985), Mathilde (2017), A Room with a View (1985), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

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, life is a bitch, surgeon, workplace situations, gory, medicine, power relations, realism, 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, realistic, serious, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, investigation, hotel, master and servant, high society, heir heiress, social differences, maid, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
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, manager, american in the uk, department store, fashion, boss and employee, city life, workplace situations, seduction ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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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: heroine, family life, small town life, mischievous children, parents and children, teacher, small town, friendship, brother sister relationship, aunt niece relationship, uncle niece relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: canada, medical school
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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, high society, love and romance, love affair, workplace situations, department store, workplace, rise to the top, shopping, power relations, urban, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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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, sexual perversion, psychoanalysis, patient, mentally unstable, historical character, sexuality, mental illness, seduction, human nature, introspection, therapy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, central europe, zurich switzerland, austria
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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, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, countryside, adoption, love and romance, farm, young heroes, teenage love, island, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, family life, golden years ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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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, theater, female nudity, love and romance, family, secret love, czar, father son relationship, impossible love, moral dilemma, passion, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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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: tennis, love triangle, romance, looking for love, fall in love, couples, kiss, self discovery, travel, female protagonist, novel, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, florence, england, europe, london
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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: stylized, meditative, melancholic, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, tragedy, suicide, unsolved mystery, friendship between girls, coming of age ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: australia, south australia
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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, obsession, oil, rivalry, money, marriage, small town, evil ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1890s ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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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, single parent, actor, death, funeral, human nature, artists and showbiz, widow, rehearsal, doctor ...
Time: 1900s, 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, humorous, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, mechanic, revolution, feminism, adventure, destiny, cons and scams, uninhibited rivalry, partners, buddies, disorder, journalism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1920s
Place: alaska, new york, usa, france, europe ...
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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, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, fall in love, war, political unrest, leadership, ambition, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rabbit, friendship, artist, first love, painting, writer's life, couples, proposal, friends, unsupportive parent, snobbism, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
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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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ship, dangerous animal, mermaid, countryside, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, 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
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, serious ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, tiger, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, danger, expedition, imperialism, respect ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
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Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: endurance, horse, friendship, adventure, contests and competitions, rivalry, old west, unlikely partners, chases and races, horse riding, pursuit, ex prostitute ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: california, texas
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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, love and romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, confined, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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Somewhere in Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Young writer, Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to, "Come back to me." Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, obsession, hypnosis, love triangle, playwright, romance, altering history, love affair, love and romance, supernatural, hotel, dream ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: usa
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostages, confined, missing person, ransom, woman in danger, danger, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: morocco, africa, usa, washington d.c., north africa ...
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, gothic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monk, train, monster, murder, expedition, creature, anthropologist, supernatural, mystery, zombie, alien, death ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, europe ...
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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: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, rich and poor, life is a bitch, parents and children, buddies, human nature, best friends, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: siege, imperialism, politics, military, against the odds, political unrest, political conspiracy, tragic hero, culture clash, human spirit, revolution, rescue ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: england, china, france, asia, europe ...
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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, women, rebelliousness, working class, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, idealism, workplace ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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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, escapades, unfulfilled love, buddies ...
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, clever, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, generation gap, boat, americana, self discovery, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, montana
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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, family life, eccentric family, family relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, tokyo
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, terminal illness, self defense, small town, gambling, widow, criminal heroes, vengeance, against the odds, deadly, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: nevada, tucson arizona, california
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: maid, butler, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, rich and poor, master and servant, society, high society, social differences, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe
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