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Movies Set in 1916

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Jungle Cruise(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 2,087 votes)

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his dilapidated boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal – a discovery that will change the future of medicine.

Anastasia(1997)

G
| 1h 34min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 2,260 votes)

This animated adventure spins a more optimistic twist on the long-mythicized story of the "lost daughter" of Russia's last czar. A wicked sorcerer places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia is separated from them during their attempts to escape from a rowdy revolt seizing their palace. Years later, after growing up with amnesia in an orphanage, "Anya" encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by the Dowager Empress Marie, for the return of her missing granddaughter. They decide to travel together to visit the Empress in Paris. Will Anya finally be reunited with her remaining family and find a loving home at last?

Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

The Lost City of Z(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Adventure, Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 1,142 votes)

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 643 votes)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

Winter's Tale(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 576 votes)

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

¡Three Amigos!(1986)

PG
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Western, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 358 votes)

Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Paths of Glory(1957)

NR
| 1h 28min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 1,083 votes)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Dorian Gray(2009)

R
| 1h 52min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 879 votes)

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray's obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.

Michael Collins(1996)

R
| 2h 12min | War, Drama, Thriller, History
3.5/5 (with 170 votes)

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Days of Heaven(1978)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 376 votes)

In 1916, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.

Ace of Aces(1982)

1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 114 votes)

In this action comedy the French boxer Jo Cavalier is charmed on the train to Berlin for the Olympics in Hitler's Germany by the little boy Simon Rosenblum who asks his autograph; when it turns out his adorable young fan is a Jewish orphan in danger of persecution, he risks his one shot at Olympic glory to save Simon and his family, helped only by a German officer-gentleman who became his friend in World War I, by an adventurous escape to Switzerland, Nazi troops on their heals and braving impossible odds in roller coaster-style.

Secret Agent(1936)

1h 26min | Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 52 votes)

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

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Ed Gein(2000)

1h 29min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 39 votes)

The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen.

Directed by Chuck Parello - With Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Steve Blackwood, Danny Keogh, Pat Skipper, ...

The Red Baron(2008)

PG-13
| 2h | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
3.3/5 (with 93 votes)

Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of honour. Before long he begins to understand that his hero status is deceptive. His love for Kate, a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality of war.

Admiral(2008)

2h 3min | Drama, War, History
3.2/5 (with 50 votes)

This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his heart faces the revolution in his own country His destiny is to become the Supreme Rules of Russia.

Theeb(2014)

1h 40min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 69 votes)

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

Nicholas and Alexandra(1971)

PG
| 3h 9min | Romance / Love, Drama, War, History
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

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

The Happiest Millionaire(1967)

3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes?

Britannic(2000)

3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a shattering demise. With the world at war, an undercover British agent (Amanda Ryan), embarks the Britannic in search of a German spy believed to be on board to sabotage the ship. Posing as a governess, the undercover agent finds herself falling in love with the ship's chaplain (Edward Atterton). In a stunning discovery, the lovers suddenly find themselves enemies of war. And when a massive explosion deals a deathblow to the ship, their battle becomes one for their own survival. With a dynamic, international cast and a story line that hosts a chilling tale of espionage, politics and romance, Britannic brings one of history's most devastating events to riveting, new life.

Quiet Flows the Don(1957)

5h 40min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 8 votes)

Based on the novel of the same name by Mikhail Sholokhov, about the fate of people broken by the First World War, the October Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), about the collapse of the foundations and ideals of the Don Cossacks of Russia at the beginning of the XX century, about the personal tragedy of the protagonist — Grigoriy Melekhov.

12 Days Of Terror(2004)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Drama, Horror, TV Movie
2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beachgoers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting over a period of 12 days, the unidentified shark kills four people and seriously injures a fifth before the attacks stop, and threatens New Jersey's thriving tourist industry. Based on true events, and one of the inspirations behind Peter Benchley's Jaws.

Directed by Jack Sholder - With Colin Egglesfield

For Me and My Gal(1942)

1h 44min | Music, Romance / Love, War
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

They Came to Cordura(1959)

NR
| 2h 3min | Western
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.

Blood in the Water(2009)

This gripping drama brings to life the true rogue-shark story that inspired Jaws. In 1916, the New Jersey shore became a feeding ground as five people were attacked in 12 days, triggering a nationwide panic. It was the first multiple shark attack in American history, and the reason we fear sharks to this day.

I Escaped From Devil's Island(1973)

R
| 1h 27min | Action, Adventure
2.3/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1916, a group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

The Hero(2016)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Andrey Kulikov goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees a woman, Vera, who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.

Directed by Yury Vasilyev - With Dima Bilan

The Return of the Soldier(1983)

1h 39min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

The horrors of World War I have robbed returning veteran Chris Baldry of his memory. The traumatized soldier doesn't even recognize his own wife, Kitty, or remember their years together. While Baldry attempts to cope with the unfamiliar surroundings of his own home, he seeks out the company of an old flame from his childhood, Margaret Grey. His amnesia also makes him a ready target for the affections of his older cousin, Jenny.

Bandido!(1956)

NR
| 1h 32min | Action, Western
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing by selling to the "regulares" in the 1916 Mexican revolution. American mercenary Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar, and they plot to hijack Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife. Raids, counter-raids, and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets.

Running Free(1999)

1h 21min | Kids & Family
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.

Trader Horn(1973)

1h 41min | Adventure
1.3/5 (with 1 vote)

In the tradition of "King Solomon's Mines" and "Mogambo." Now the greatest adventure of them all.

Directed by Reza Badiyi - With Rod Taylor
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