1910-1920, #3. Life and events.

by road-traveled | created - 13 Sep 2015 | updated - 25 Nov 2017 | Public

Rather than a WWI list, this covers the times before, during and after.

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1. Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Smith, Walter Brennan

Votes: 252

2. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,753 | Gross: $2.45M

3. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 5,211

4. The Children of the Marshland (1999)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Jacques Gamblin, André Dussollier, Michel Serrault

Votes: 2,649 | Gross: $0.32M

5. All the Way Home (1963)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, Pat Hingle, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 364

6. Gandhi, My Father (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son.

Director: Feroz Abbas Khan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Shefali Shah, Bhoomika Chawla

Votes: 1,508 | Gross: $0.24M

7. Montparnasse 19 (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama

Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Lilli Palmer, Lea Padovani, Gérard Séty

Votes: 1,000

8. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

Votes: 1,040

9. The Insect Woman (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,707

10. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,296

11. The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

Theodore Hickman, a hardware salesman, makes by-yearly visits to Harry Hope's 1910-era waterfront bar for his periodical drinking binges. But on this visit he has decided to try to save the bar's patrons from their "lying pipe dreams."

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick

Votes: 276

12. Heartland (1979)

PG | 96 min | Western, Drama

A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Votes: 803

13. House of Sand (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge

Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $0.53M

14. Run, Man, Run (1968)

Not Rated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

Several competing groups and mavericks (including the lead character Cuchillo) are hunting a gold treasure of $3,000,000. The gold was reserved for the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Tomas Milian, Donald O'Brien, Linda Veras, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 1,446

15. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi | Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale

Votes: 1,817

16. Christy (1994 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennessee in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly, Randall Batinkoff, Tess Harper

Votes: 312

17. Our Town (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

The story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robby Benson

Votes: 194

18. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 909

19. Mirror, Mirror (1995–1998)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Petra Yared, Michala Banas, Nicholas Hooper, Judy McIntosh

Votes: 508

20. No Time for Nuts (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: David Crommett, Darin De Paul, Dann Fink, Vanessa Lemonides

Votes: 3,422

21. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous twenty-five years in his home town of Browdley. As Councilman and Newspaper Editor, George ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

Votes: 383

22. Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)

40 min | Documentary, Short

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Conrad Anker, Iain Fraser, Michael Gambon

Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.16M

23. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,981

24. 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: 297

25. 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.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,106 | Gross: $7.63M

26. Ah Wilderness! (1935)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Aline MacMahon, Eric Linden

Votes: 619

27. Heroes for Sale (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Gordon Westcott

Votes: 1,938

28. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Votes: 1,641

29. Mercenaries' Trap (1981)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Gheorghe Cozorici, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Mircea Albulescu, Ion Besoiu

Votes: 331

30. The Missouri Traveler (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Family, Western

During the early 1900s, a runaway Missouri orphan reaches a town where the townsfolk are enchanted with him and where a wealthy rancher and a local newspaperman compete to give him an education.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Brandon De Wilde, Lee Marvin, Gary Merrill, Paul Ford

Votes: 186

31. Ace of Aces (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy, Theodore Newton

Votes: 284

32. The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.

Director: Axel von Ambesser | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Ernst Stankovski, Franz Muxeneder, Ursula von Borsody

Votes: 522

33. Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Turner | Stars: Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington, Llio Silyn

Votes: 331

34. Margreet (2015)

9 min | Short, Drama, Romance

In Paris during World War I, the notorious femme fatale Margreet stage name Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer-courtesan and a French Officer fall madly in love until he's told she spies for Germany.

Director: Katharine Nova | Stars: Riley Smith, Zoya Skya, Frank Ashmore, Sam Meader

Votes: 9

35. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The close friendship of three German soldiers is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman, who is dying of tuberculosis.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,529

36. Arthur & George (2015)

60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle recaptures his zest for life by pursuing and challenging a notorious miscarriage of justice.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Arsher Ali, Charles Edwards, Art Malik

Votes: 1,023

37. 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: 10,192

38. Adama (2015)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

When his brother runs away to join the army during WWI, a young African boy stows away on a ship and travels to Europe in an effort to locate him.

Director: Simon Rouby | Stars: Azize Diabaté Abdoulaye, Pascal N'Zonzi, Oxmo Puccino, Jack Mba

Votes: 260

39. Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Family

This movie is the inspiring true-life drama of seventeen-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Chris Sarandon, Chantal Contouri, Chynna Phillips

Votes: 113

40. Valentina (1982)

PG | 92 min | Drama

In 1939, in a French prison camp, José Garcés of the defeated Spanish Republican army raises the spirits of his fellow prisoners by telling the story of the year he was 8 years old, 1911, ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio José Betancor | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jorge Sanz, Paloma Gómez, Saturno Cerra

Votes: 372

41. I Was a Spy (1933)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Conrad Veidt, Madeleine Carroll, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 131

42. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 21,431



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