History 1900 - 1949by DouxM | created - 15 Jan 2018 | updated - 3 days ago | Public
Based either on historical events/persons or fictional stories set in the era. WW1 & WW2 films are in their own lists.
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1. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,115,281 | Gross: $96.90M
3. 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.
4. Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Not Rated | 350 min | Drama, History, Romance
While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in Parliament, especially ... See full summary »
5. Wallis & Edward (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world. Wallis and Edward is an ... See full summary »
6. The Woman He Loved (1988 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Romance
The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.
8. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
9. Bertie and Elizabeth (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the life of George VI, who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth.
11. W.E. (2011)
R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Votes: 11,455 | Gross: $0.58M
12. Suffragette (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.
Votes: 34,946 | Gross: $4.69M
14. The Winslow Boy (1999)
G | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Following the theft of a postal-order, a fourteen-year old cadet is expelled from Naval College. To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre-eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might the Admiralty.
Votes: 6,980 | Gross: $3.96M
15. The Edwardians (1972–1973)
50 min | Drama, History
This series covers the turning points in 9 different figures during the Edwardian era of the United Kingdom - Henry Royce and Charles Rolls - of Rolls Royce fame; Horatio Bottomly founder ... See full synopsis »
16. 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: 14,479 | Gross: $3.13M
17. My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.
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.
19. A Woman of Substance (1984)
300 min | Drama, Romance
This mini-series charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings... See full summary »
21. Enid (2009 TV Movie)
82 min | Biography, Drama
Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »
22. Shackleton (2002)
206 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
23. A Summer Story (1988)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay ... See full summary »
Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.46M
24. Cavalcade (1933)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War
The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.
Votes: 4,087 | Gross: $7.63M
25. 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 »
26. 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 »
27. Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015 TV Movie)
89 min | Drama, Romance
In 1913 Connie Reid marries wealthy Nottingham colliery owner Sir Clifford Chatterley but he returns from the Great War disabled and in a wheelchair. Connie is loyal but begins to feel ... See full summary »
30. An Inspector Calls (2015 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.
34. The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In 1901, two British yachtsmen visiting Germany's Frisian Islands accidentally discover a German plot to invade England.
35. Raffles (1975 TV Movie)
Adventure, Drama, Romance
Most people know A.J. Raffles only as a gentleman of leisure and a top-rated cricketer, but he is also "the amateur Cracksman", an expert jewel thief. Alternately aided and hindered by his ... See full summary »
36. The Missionary (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy
In 1905, after ten years of missionary work in Africa, the Reverend Charles Fortescue (Michael Palin) is recalled to England, where his Bishop gives him his new assignment, to minister to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,911 | Gross: $7.24M
37. 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: 1,832 | Gross: $1.40M
39. House of Tolerance (2011)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 5,700 | Gross: $0.02M
40. Gran 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.
41. 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.
42. 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: 2,469 | Gross: $0.00M
43. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, 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: 63,817 | Gross: $2.22M
44. Pascali's Island (1988)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama