THE HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY I (1900-1914)

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1. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 20,586

2. Siberiade (1979)

206 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Vitali Solomin, Sergey Shakurov, Natalya Andreychenko

Votes: 1,732

3. The Legend of 1900 (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, Music, Romance

58 Metascore

A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn

Votes: 52,612 | Gross: $0.26M

4. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 35,473 | Gross: $80.50M

5. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 194,000 | Gross: $0.16M

6. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,513

7. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 85,841 | Gross: $43.98M

8. Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, History

29 Metascore

A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

Directors: Sanping Han, Jianxin Huang | Stars: Bingbing Fan, Yun-Fat Chow, John Woo, Daniel Wu

Votes: 5,545 | Gross: $0.15M

9. 1911 (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

37 Metascore

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

Directors: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun

Votes: 5,567 | Gross: $0.13M

10. 72 Heroes (2011)

112 min | History

Huizhou, Guangdong, China, October 1900. After failing to assassinate the governor-general by blowing up his mansion as part of the anti-Manchu Huizhou Uprising, revolutionary Shi Jianru is captured and executed.

Director: Derek Chiu | Stars: Elanne Kwong, Kai Chi Liu, Eric Tsang, Kwan-Ho Tse

Votes: 7

11. Fearless (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Votes: 69,882 | Gross: $24.63M

12. Golden Door (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

74 Metascore

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli, Aurora Quattrocchi

Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $1.06M

13. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 36,297 | Gross: $20.97M

14. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 367,446 | Gross: $1.59M

15. The Murri Affair (1974)

120 min | Crime, Drama, History

Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Tina Aumont

Votes: 166

16. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 20,485

17. 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: 2,659 | Gross: $2.20M

18. The Best Intentions (1992)

Not Rated | 182 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $1.25M

19. 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: 11,572 | Gross: $40.22M

20. Love & Rage (1999)

R | 100 min | Drama

This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond

Votes: 405

21. Out of Africa (1985)

PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 65,351 | Gross: $87.10M

22. Broken Trail (2006)

Not Rated | 184 min | Western

A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Chris Mulkey

Votes: 5,418

23. Breaker Morant (1980)

PG | 107 min | Drama, History, War

72 Metascore

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters, Bryan Brown

Votes: 11,362 | Gross: $7.14M

24. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 8,752

25. 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: 2,342

26. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

Czar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,042

27. Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

122 min | Biography, Drama, History

After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Daniel Olbrychski, Otto Sander, Adelheid Arndt

Votes: 1,100

28. Strike (1925)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov, I. Ivanov

Votes: 6,327

29. The Wind and the Lion (1975)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In early twentieth century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston

Votes: 7,583

30. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 8,059 | Gross: $21.02M

31. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 134,690 | Gross: $66.64M

32. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 468,658 | Gross: $40.22M

33. Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 188 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

King Edward ask Sherlock Holmes to perform one more task before his retirement: to safeguard the Star of Africa on a trip to Cape Town. Soon the fabled jewel is stolen and several people end up being murdered.

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Jenny Seagrove, Joss Ackland

Votes: 397

34. December Bride (1991)

88 min | Drama

At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Donal McCann, Saskia Reeves, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.07M

35. August (1996)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Phillips, Kate Burton, Gawn Grainger

Votes: 700

36. This Is My Affair (1937)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 481

37. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

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.

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 613

38. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 13,049 | Gross: $11.80M

39. Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

203 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.

Stars: David Huffman, Mackenzie Phillips, Lilia Skala, Ed Flanders

Votes: 294

40. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)

155 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

Votes: 249

41. Nostromo (1996– )

Drama

In an unstable South American country, capable Nostromo, a person of trust and a legend among his shipmates, is ordered to secure a shipment of silver and stop any revolutionaries who might... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Dennehy, Albert Finney, Colin Firth, Roberto Escobar

Votes: 219

42. 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.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Daniel Williams, Matthew James Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks

Votes: 1,773

43. Young Winston (1972)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War

Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-famous politician.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 1,947

44. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 6,492

45. Summer Storm (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In this filmed Chekhov adaptation, Olga is an alluring peasant woman who lures cynical aristocrat Fedor away from his milquetoast fiancée, with tragic consequences.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 386

47. Young Törless (1966)

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Fred Dietz

Votes: 1,969