This is an ongoing list of films that fit in each of the categories listed below! Leave a comment for any films you’d like added to the list.

Gilded Age America (1870-1915)
The House of Mirth (2001)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
A Little Princess (1995)
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Ragtime (1981)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Titanic (1997)
A Night to Remember (1958)
The Buccaneers (1995)
The Great Race (1968)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
The Harvey Girls (1946)
The Lady With Red Hair (1940)
The Great Caruso (1951)

Late Victorian Britain (1880-1901)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Angel (2007)
The Prestige (2006)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
The Secret Garden (1994)
The Ideal Husband (1999)
The Blue Lagoon (1949)
Gaslight (1944)
So Evil My Love (1948)
The Lodger (1944)
Hangover Square (1945)

Edwardian Britain (1901-1914)
Miss Potter (2006)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
A Room with a View (1985)
A Room with a View (2007)
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)
Finding Neverland (2004)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Howard’s End (1992)
The Golden Bowl (2000)
The Winslow Boy (1999)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

Belle Epoque Europe (1870-1914)
A Breath of Scandal (1960) – Austria-Hungary
Chéri (2009) – France
Coco Avant Chanel (2009) – France
Gigi (1958) – France
The Illusionist (2006) – Austria-Hungary
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948) – Vienna
Moulin Rouge! (2001) – France
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) – France
The Assassination Bureau (1969) – Europe
The Swan (1956) – fictional German principality
So Long at the Fair (1950) – France
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) | (1952) – Ruritania (fictional Edwardian Balkan country)
Zaza (1939) – France

Great War (1914-1918)
In Love and War (1996)
A Farewell to Arms (1932) and (1957)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Testament of Youth (1979)
The Return of the Soldier (1982)
The African Queen (1951)
My Boy Jack (2007)
Gallipoli (1981)
The Red Baron (2008)

  • henry

    hello Evangeline, just came across your site and i think it is absolutely fantastic. This list you have posted is marvellous and even though i have seen some of them, i will try and checkout these movies. Great job

  • Cheryl

    Shoulder Arms–Chaplin’s Great War film.

  • Stephen Schultz

    I can’t quite believe that The Go-Between is not here. Fantastic film, beautiful, powerfully evocative of the age. It’s set in 1900 to be precise, but I consider it Edwardian.

  • Thanks so much! I found a couple of titles I had missed; I’ve added them to the Period Films List on Willow and Thatch, in the Edwardian era.

  • Muga

    one wonderful movie taking place 1905-1915 is the “GRAN HOTEL” or alternatively “GRAND HOTEL” – just so wonderful !!

  • Georgia Haines

    What about “Mary Poppins”?! :O