Period Drama's-The Edwardian Period 1901-1910

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.

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1.
A Room with a View (1985)
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views... (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ 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. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
2.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
3.
The House of Mirth (2000)
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A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved. (135 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
4.
Doctor Zhivago (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives... (226 mins.)
“ Aslo see the original:
Dr. Zhivago (1965) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
5.
Skylark (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay... (95 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
6.
The Color Purple (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years. (154 mins.)
“ 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??? ” - eliza_gaskell
 
7.
My Fair Lady (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ beautiful costumes, wonderful singing, ” - eliza_gaskell
 
8.
Gigi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
 
9.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ also see:
The Winslow Boy (1988) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
10.
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
11.
Michael Collins (1996)
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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. (133 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
12.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
13.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
14.
Breaker Morant (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
15.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
16.
Eight Men Out (1988)
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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
17.
The Golden Bowl (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A man marries an heiress for her money even though he is actually in love with her friend. (130 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ also see:
The Golden Bowl (1972) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
18.
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
 
19.
The Forsyte Saga (2002 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920. (276 mins.)
 
20.
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently... (150 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
“ Also see:
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
-personally I like the black and white version ” - eliza_gaskell
 
21.
Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim... (99 mins.)
Director: Sarah Harding
 
22.
Chaplin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ 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 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
23.
Bride of the Wind (2001)
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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. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
24.
Berkeley Square (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (50 mins.)
 
25.
All Passion Spent (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician... (55 mins.)
Director: Martyn Friend
 
26.
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel... (50 mins.)
 
27.
The Cazalets (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Suri Krishnamma
 
28.
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
29.
Shackleton (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (206 mins.)
“ also see:
Shackleton (1983) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
30.
The Basket (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling... (105 mins.)
Director: Rich Cowan
 
31.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural 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. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Peter Weir movie, that is full of suspence, drama and mysteries. Love the Australian outback and the natural textures of the movie ” - eliza_gaskell
 
32.
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that. (99 mins.)
 
33.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
34.
Nora (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank... (106 mins.)
Director: Pat Murphy
 
35.
Masterpiece Classic (1971 TV Series)
Episode: The Railway Children (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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 (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
 
37.
Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
It's the post WWI era Toronto. Despite Prohibition, Daniel Small continues to operate Corman Distilleries... (92 mins.)
Director: Stefan Scaini
 
38.
Mrs Dalloway (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
 
39.
Dust (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story... (127 mins.)
 
40.
The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy. (180 mins.)
 
41.
The Last Station (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
42.
The Last Emperor (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
43.
Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Story of the last viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten (306 mins.)
 
44.
Edward the King (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (50 mins.)
“ 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. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
45.
Sons & Lovers (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic. (192 mins.)
“ I was a surpised to see full on male nudity in this production. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
46.
The Moth (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard... (152 mins.)
Director: Roy Battersby
 
47.
Maurice (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
48.
Death in Venice (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based... (130 mins.)
 
49.
Fall of Eagles (1974 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns. (50 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
“ 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. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
50.
The Lost Boys (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (274 mins.)
 
51.
Strumpet City (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule...
 
52.
Chéri (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ during my life time I have to watch this production ” - eliza_gaskell
 
53.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ 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. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
54.
December Bride (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers... (88 mins.)
“ Date set: 1909 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
55.
August (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility... (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Hopkins
 
56.
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (251 mins.)
Director: Billy Hale
“ Date se:1913.
This is a 3 years out of the Edwardian Era, still it is post World War I ” - eliza_gaskell
 
57.
The Assassination Bureau (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it... (110 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden