Belle Époque Europe

by kittahgerhardt | created - 03 Jan 2018 | updated - 03 Jan 2018 | Public

1870-1914 (Victorian Era, Edwardian Era)

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1. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 37,046 | Gross: $6.11M

2. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 254,088 | Gross: $57.39M

3. So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

Vicky Barton visits Paris with her brother Johnny, only to discover the following morning he has gone missing, and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin

Votes: 1,410

4. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,115

5. The Assassination Bureau (1969)

M | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 2,067

6. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 110,709 | Gross: $51.27M

7. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 10,126

8. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 339,250 | Gross: $39.87M

9. 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.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 18,017

10. Chéri (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 10,108 | Gross: $2.71M

11. A Breath of Scandal (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Princess Olympia, despite her life status cannot resist the urge to satisfy her sexual appetites. Exiled to the countryside, Olympia falls in love with American millionaire Charlie Foster.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 672

12. Houdini (2014)

TV-14 | 174 min | Biography, Drama

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

Stars: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 10,552

13. A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance

Weary of her very public life in Paris, an aging courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home and relocates to Monte Carlo to begin a new life. Determined to bury the past, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 679

14. House of Tolerance (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

75 Metascore

At an elegant Parisian bordello at the dawn of the 20th century, exists a cloistered world of pleasure, pain, hope, rivalries, and most of all, slavery.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 5,664 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Unconscious (2004)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

59 Metascore

A Freudian comedy set in Barcelona, 1913, that playfully questions sexual taboos through a Sherlock Holmes-style investigation.,

Director: Joaquín Oristrell | Stars: Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Alex Brendemühl, Mercedes Sampietro

Votes: 1,969 | Gross: $0.07M

16. Cezanne et Moi (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - ... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François

Votes: 850 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 11,615 | Gross: $40.22M

19. The Grandfather (1998)

PG | 151 min | Drama

57 Metascore

After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.

Director: José Luis Garci | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Rafael Alonso, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Agustín González

Votes: 1,596 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Seis hermanas (2015–2017)

Drama

The series is about the life of six sisters of a high class Spanish family, and the difficulties of taking over the family business after the dead of their father, in 1913.

Stars: María Castro, Celia Freijeiro, Mariona Tena, Marta Larralde

Votes: 178

21. Grand Hotel (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The story of a family-owned hotel set in the fictional coastal Spanish town of Cantaloa in 1905 which is scene to love, blackmail, jealousies, crime, comedy, plots and counter-plots all involving the hotel's owners, guests, detectives and residential employees.

Stars: Adriana Ozores, Amaia Salamanca, Yon González, Eloy Azorín

Votes: 7,529

22. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,716

23. La Ronde (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Vignettes revolving around a circle of interconnected love.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Simone Simon

Votes: 4,447

24. Madame Curie (1943)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 2,354

25. The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 8,027

26. Romance (1930)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon, Elliott Nugent

Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.73M

27. 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 »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

82 Metascore

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?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 63,542 | Gross: $2.22M

29. Radetzkymarsch (1994– )

255 min | Drama, History

At the battle of Solferino Joseph von Trotta, a lieutenant in the Slovenian infantry, is wounded while saving the life of the young Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph I. The Emperor rewards him ... See full summary »

Stars: Max von Sydow, Charlotte Rampling, Claude Rich, Tilman Günther

Votes: 185

30. The Boys of Paul Street (1968)

G | 110 min | Drama

In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Sándor Pécsi, László Kozák, Anthony Kemp

Votes: 2,270

31. 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.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 905 | Gross: $1.45M

32. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 16,544 | Gross: $0.01M

33. And the Ship Sails On (1983)

PG | 128 min | Drama, History, Music

In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Victor Poletti, Peter Cellier

Votes: 4,958

34. Dark Eyes (1987)

118 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,665 | Gross: $2.20M



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