Most Popular "Pre World War One" Titles
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1. Days of Heaven (1978)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
2. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 115 min | Drama
In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at ... See full summary »
3. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
4. 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.
5. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
6. 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.
7. The Lost Prince (2003 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.
8. Young Torless (1966)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, History
At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The ... See full summary »
9. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
PG | 102 min | Thriller
The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, ... See full summary »
10. Spies (1928)
Unrated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller
The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.
11. Pascali's Island (1988)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
12. Anne and Muriel (1971)
120 min | Romance, Drama
At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »
13. Manor House (2002 TV Mini-Series)
50 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV
21 people from the 21st century are being brought together in an Edwardian Country House. 6 of them are the Upstairs family and the 15 others are the servants. For three months, these people have only the rulebook and each other...
15. Colonel Redl (1985)
R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »
16. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)
When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »
17. Shortcuts (1981)
93 min | Comedy
An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.
18. Villa des roses (2002)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She ... See full summary »
19. The Wars (1983)
120 min | Drama, War
Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels ... See full summary »
21. The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.
22. Passion (1999)
102 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The complicated relationship between Percy Grainger, famous Australian-born early 20th century folk musician, and his abusive unstable mother that lead to his interest in S&M, instability and failed relationships with women.
24. The Last Express (1997 Video Game)
T | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
1914: Innocent fugitive Robert Cath boards the Orient Express three days before the outbreak of WW1 and must stay alive until "the end of the line".
25. Appointment in Bray (1971)
90 min | Drama, Music, War
In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter ... See full summary »
26. Zmory (1979)
100 min | Drama
Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the ... See full summary »
28. Four Flights to Love (1940)
Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War
In pre-World Ward I in Paris, a budding artist, Pierre LeBlanc, falls in love and marries Janine, a dressmaker's assistant. Pierre has a flair for designing clothes, and he and his bride ... See full summary »
29. Gigolo (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War
The heir to a family business travels to Paris to try to stop his youth-obsessed mother from squandering the family fortune with her new husband, who's married her for her money. After he ... See full summary »
30. Atlantic City (1944)
Approved | 87 min | Musical, Romance
Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.
34. Love Me and the World Is Mine (1927)
Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In Old Vienna in the days prior to The Great War, a beautiful woman, Hannerl, has her choice of two men; the first is a dashing young army officer who can provide blazing romance and little... See full summary »
Writers: Rudolph Hans Bartsch, Imre Fazekas, Ewald André Dupont, Paul Kohner, Albert DeMond, Walter Anthony | Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Betty Compson, Henry B. Walthall
35. Private Izzy Murphy (1926)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Isadore "Izzy" Goldberg changes his name to I. Patrick Murphy because his store is in an Irish-neighborhood in New York City. He meets Eileen Cohannigan, the daughter of a meat-packer, and ... See full summary »
37. Rose of the Tenements (1926)
Passed | Drama, Romance, War
Rose Rosetti, the orphaned daughter of a New York gangster, and Danny Lewis, another orphan, have been brought up by Sara and Abraham Kamisnsky, an elderly Jewish couple with an ... See full summary »
38. Forever After (1926)
Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War
From the day they first met in the schoolhouse in a small New England town, Theodore Wayne, son of a respected lawyer, and Jennie Clapton, daughter of wealthy parents, have been sweethearts... See full summary »