Most Popular "Pre World War One" Titles
- Movies or TV
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1. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
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 before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?
Votes: 57,793 | Gross: $2.22M
4. 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: 11,884 | Gross: $3.13M
5. A Promise (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
6. 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: 9,394 | Gross: $2.71M
7. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
9. The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)
PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery
In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.
10. 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.
Votes: 810 | Gross: $1.45M
11. Manor House (2002– )
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...
12. 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 »
13. 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 »
Votes: 2,198 | Gross: $0.00M
15. Young Torless (1966)
Approved | 87 min | Drama
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 »
17. Two English Girls (1971)
130 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 »
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 »
20. 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. 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.
22. 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 »
23. 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.
24. Four Flights to Love (1940)
Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War
Before World War 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 »
26. 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 »
28. 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".
29. Bájecní muzi s klikou (1979)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Returning home to Prague, the magician Pasparte (Rudolf Hrusínský), an owner of a circus caravan, meets his dying colleague who entrusts his beautiful daughter Aloisie (Hana Buresová) to ... See full summary »
30. Crimson Dynasty (1935)
96 min | Drama, History
Vignerte, a preceptor at the court of a German principality, falls in love with Princess Aurore, whose first husband died under mysterious circumstances. Vignerte suspects the deceased's brother to be responsible for the death.
31. 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 »
33. 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 »
35. 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 »
36. 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. 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 »