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Movies Set in 1919

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It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

| 2h 10min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 1,618 votes)

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.


| 1h 52min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 1,868 votes)

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Legends of the Fall(1994)

3.7/5 (with 991 votes)

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

The Phantom of the Opera(2004)

| 2h 23min | Thriller, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 645 votes)

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding Christine be given lead roles. Things get worse when Christine meets back up with her childhood acquaintance Raoul and the two fall in love.

Chariots of Fire(1981)

| 2h 3min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 331 votes)

In the class-obsessed and religiously divided UK of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams overcomes anti-Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart in his single-minded quest.

Michael Collins(1996)

| 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.

The Water Diviner(2014)

| 1h 52min | War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 510 votes)

In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.

An American Pickle(2020)

1h 29min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 132 votes)

An immigrant worker at a pickle factory is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. He learns his only surviving relative is his great grandson, a computer coder who he can’t connect with.

Directed by Brandon Trost - With Seth Rogen

Eight Men Out(1988)

| 1h 59min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.


| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 45 votes)

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.

The Childhood of a Leader(2016)

| 1h 55min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 60 votes)

The chilling story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mold his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.


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.

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2h 8min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 77 votes)

Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. The couple has an illegitimate child, and Jeanne's bigoted parents send the baby to a faraway convent to be raised by nuns.

Sardar Udham(2021)

2h 44min | Crime, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

A young Sardar Udham Singh left deeply scarred by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, escaped into the mountains of Afghanistan, reaching London in 1933-34. Carrying an unhealed wound for 21 years, the revolutionary assassinated Michael O’Dwyer on 13th March, 1940, the man at the helm of affairs in Punjab, April 1919 to avenge the lost lives of his beloved brethren.

Directed by Shoojit Sircar

This Happy Breed(1944)

| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 18 votes)

In 1919, Frank Gibbons returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel, carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint, sister-in-law Sylvia and three children. Years pass, with the daily routine of family infighting and reconciliation occasionally broken by a strike or a festival.

No God, No Master(2014)

| 1h 34min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, History
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's most powerful politicians and leaders of commerce, New York millionaire John D. Rockefeller, Sr. among them. Flynn's investigation takes him on a journey into the underworld of homegrown terrorism and introduces him to a competitive culture of violence and murder. Greed, power, and politics are at the center of the story and Flynn must distinguish the villains from the merely discontented. Along the way, he discovers that terrorism has many faces and that a determination of guilt or innocence often lies in the psychology of fear that constricts individuals at every level of society. Sedona International Film Festival.

Directed by Terry Green

Just Noise(2021)

1h 42min | War, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

How the citizens of Malta fought for independence from Britain in 1919. When the Army was sent to quell the riots and the British government covered up the bloody encounter, more than 100 Maltese were accused of instigating the violence and jailed.

Coup de Grâce(1976)

| 1h 35min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.

A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia(1992)

1h 47min
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

In 1919, the great English military man T. E. Lawrence tries to help the king of the Syrian in the Conference of Peace in Paris.

The Forty-First(1956)

1h 28min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Pete Kelly's Blues(1955)

1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Music
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Signed, Arsène Lupin(1959)

1h 40min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

At the end of the Great War, Arsène Lupin resumed his adventurous life. Theft of three paintings committed by an adversary leads him to the treasure of the Golden Fleece.


1h 20min
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Six stories, six films that follow on from each other; this is a glance at the childhood of renowned directors whose style has marked the history of film. A group of young directors focus their cameras on the story of these filmmakers, these childhood stories that sometimes shape an entire life and thus shed light on their cinematic works. The stories overlap to merge into one film about childhood, filled with emotional wounds, frustrations and encounters.

Just a Gigolo(1978)

2h 27min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 9 votes)

After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

Directed by David Hemmings, Charlotte Läuffer-Roll - With David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Marlene Dietrich, Kim Novak, David Hemmings, Maria Schell, ...

The Treaty(1991)

1h 47min | Drama, History, TV Movie, War
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

How the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic, represented by Michael Collins, and the British government was concluded after high-stakes negotiations in 1921.

Directed by Jonathan Lewis - With Brendan Gleeson, Ian Bannen, Julian Fellowes, Barry McGovern

Buddha's Little Finger(2015)

1h 23min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A drama set during the failed coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev.


1h 32min | Drama, Horror, Western
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Set in rural Nebraska following the First World War, six veterans on motorcycles ride into the sleepy little town of Bingo. The locals are friendly until one of the vets beats a local kid in a drag race, after which the six are driven out of town. After coming upon a small farm, the fugitives are allowed to hide out by the two sisters who run the place. Things go smoothly until one of the vets, after smoking the locoweed growing nearby, tries to rape one of the hosts. Being part Native American, her sister decides to get revenge by casting a hex that steadily does in each of the unwelcome guests.

Spider's Web(1989)

3h 16min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar opposite, a Jewish anarchist.

The Punishment(1976)

1h 52min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.

The Unforgettable Year 1919(1951)

1h 47min | Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Soviet propaganda film in two episodes about Stalin's strong and cruel suppression of the 1919 anti-communist uprising in St. Petersburg, Russia. Stalin and Lenin are shown as heroes who destroyed the efforts of anti-communists led by White Russians with support from "bad" British capitalists headed by Sir Winston Churchill and Lloyd George.

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