Period Drama's-The Edwardian Period 1901-1910by eliza_gaskell | created - 06 Feb 2011 | updated - 25 Oct 2012 | Public
This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 1901-1910
The Edwardian era or Edwardian period is covered by the the reign of King Edward VII.
Please note: some movie may be a decade past the Edwardian era, but I placed them in there because they are just so good.
For those who are serious about Period Dramas and deem a movie/mini series worthy to be listed, add your comments.
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1. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »
Votes: 32,788 | Gross: $20.97M
Date Set:1907 2 years ago I saw the 2007 version of "A Room with a View" and it was really difficult to tell which is better ar first. Having stated that I took the Merchant & Ivory version and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can tell the difference easily between the 2007 and the 1985: (1) the actors/actresses. I'd much prefer Julian Sands as the eccentric George Emerson and Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Lucy Honeychurch. She has face that can go in any period drama. Elaine Cassidy was very good but not to the standards of Helena. (2) Direction:-the most vivid image that comes to mind in the 1985 is where Lucy is standing in a field of flowers and George strides up and kisses. WOW what a scene. Visually that production is better and the scenery is wonderful. James Ivory certainly knows how to direct.***SPOILER*** I did find the ending to the 2007 more realistic as it showed what happened after the death of George and what Lucy remembers.
2. A Little Princess (1995)
G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
Votes: 27,331 | Gross: $10.02M
4. Doctor Zhivago (2002– )
226 min | Drama, Romance
Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »
Aslo see the original: Dr. Zhivago (1965)
5. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)
G | 95 min | Drama
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
6. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 66,545 | Gross: $98.47M
Wonderful period piece with fabulour acting. Who can forget when Mister (played by Danny Glover) forcefully torn apart the two sisters. And Nettie screaming "Nothing but Death can keep me from her." Who would of thought Steven Spielberg can draw that much emotion from such a young actress named Akosua Busia. And Whoopi was perfectly cast as Celie Johnson. The only time I saw her act with such conviction is in "Clara's Heart". Fantastic movie....and now Hollywood producers have decided to remake this classic movie to be released in 2013....WHY???
7. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 73,916 | Gross: $72.00M
beautiful costumes, wonderful singing,
8. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
9. The Winslow Boy (1999)
G | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,713 | Gross: $3.96M
also see: The Winslow Boy (1988)
10. The Wings of the Dove (1997)
R | 102 min | Drama, Romance
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
Votes: 9,380 | Gross: $13.72M
11. Michael Collins (1996)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Votes: 26,076 | Gross: $11.09M
14. Breaker Morant (1980)
PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Votes: 10,730 | Gross: $7.14M
16. Eight Men Out (1988)
PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Votes: 16,168 | Gross: $5.68M
17. The Golden Bowl (2000)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend.
Votes: 3,914 | Gross: $3.04M
also see: The Golden Bowl (1972)
18. Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance
After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.
Votes: 1,703 | Gross: $1.40M
20. The Magnificent Ambersons (2002 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left ... See full summary »
Also see: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) -personally I like the black and white version
21. Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)
G | 99 min | Drama, Family
Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim, the chauffeur-handyman, can handle, grudgingly lets her late sister's... See full summary »
22. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
Votes: 46,678 | Gross: $9.49M
a fantastic adaptation, Robert Downey Jr is a great actor and when you watched the movie you can see why he has been casted as the great Charles Chaplin
23. Bride of the Wind (2001)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.42M
24. Berkeley Square (1998– )
50 min | Drama
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
25. All Passion Spent (1986– )
55 min | Drama
After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »
26. The Duchess of Duke Street (1976–1977)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama
Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French Chef, ... See full summary »
28. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)
G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.
29. Shackleton (2002– )
Approved | 206 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
also see: Shackleton (1983)
30. The Basket (1999)
PG | 105 min | Drama
A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »
Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.61M
31. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.
Votes: 27,706 | Gross: $0.23M
Peter Weir movie, that is full of suspence, drama and mysteries. Love the Australian outback and the natural textures of the movie
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
Votes: 14,588 | Gross: $10.90M
33. Legends of the Fall (1994)
R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.
Votes: 123,701 | Gross: $66.64M
34. Nora (2000)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,468 | Gross: $0.01M
Masterpiece Classic (1971– )
The Railway Children
108 min | Drama, Romance
Dramatization of E. Nesbit's classic novel about three children whose lives change Dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.
36. Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A tragic love story between a Jewish young man and a Welsh woman in the beginning of the century. The movie is mostly in English with parts in Welsh and Yiddish
Votes: 1,052 | Gross: $0.30M
37. Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998)
92 min | Drama
It's the post WWI era Toronto. Despite Prohibition, Daniel Small continues to operate Corman Distilleries, while his son, Ambrose Small, has just sold his chain of theaters for $1 million. ... See full summary »
38. Mrs Dalloway (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier.
Votes: 3,101 | Gross: $3.26M
39. Dust (I) (2001)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »
41. The Last Station (2009)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.
Votes: 16,214 | Gross: $6.62M
R | 306 min | Biography, Drama
The Story of the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten
44. Edward the King (1975– )
50 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
This movie was very hard to place. I've placed it in the Edwardian era, even though the Edward was born in 1841. There are two reasons why I've done this (1) he passed away in 1910 (2) I felt he belonged to his era.
45. Sons & Lovers (2003 TV Movie)
192 min | Drama, Romance
An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic.
I was a surpised to see full on male nudity in this production.
46. The Moth (1997 TV Movie)
152 min | Drama
Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »
47. Maurice (1987)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Votes: 12,228 | Gross: $3.13M
49. Fall of Eagles (1974– )
50 min | Drama, History
British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.
Date set: 1848 to 1918 Please note due to the expense of time, covering nearly 80 yrs, this has also been added in the Victorian era period drama list.
50. The Lost Boys (1978– )
274 min | Biography, Drama
The story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn-Davies family. Barrie writes PETER PAN for the five boys, and later adopts George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas.
51. Strumpet City (1980– )
The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule. It is set in the years leading up to WW1 and the Irish Easter ... See full summary »
52. Chéri (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Votes: 9,475 | Gross: $2.71M
during my life time I have to watch this production
53. The Woman in Black (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Votes: 156,243 | Gross: $54.33M
What a let down this film was. It ending...well let's not go there. This film had a really bad script and director. Sure it had Daniel Radcliffe and Ciarán Hinds but it was painful to watch them in such poorly made film. Come on Hammer Film Productions, audiences are not dumb....please for the love of Heaven...go back to the golden days of Hammer Films.
54. December Bride (1991)
88 min | Drama
At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.07M
Date set: 1909
55. August (1996)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »
56. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988– )
PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History
In early twentieth-century Atlanta, the murder of a young girl prompts strong reactions from the community, and ultimately leads to the arrest of a man who may actually be innocent.
Date se:1913. This is a 3 years out of the Edwardian Era, still it is post World War I