Movie Timeline

This list is inspired by The Cinereelists' Kyle's list.

All movies I've seen in chronological order of when they take place.
View in "list view" for years added.

Some rules:
1) Any movie that takes place roughly the year of its release is not here (e.g. Romancing the Stone or The Net or Easy Rider).

2) If a movie takes place in multiple time periods, I placed it in its most prominent time period; or when the movie spends most of its time or is the most "important" (e.g. Back to the Future II would be 2015, Fried Green Tomatoes is 1925).
- - 2a) If it spans many years and there is no one time period more important than…

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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Dances with Wolves
  • The Retrieval
  • Andersonville
  • Cold Mountain
  • The Sleeping Room
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Lincoln
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Young Sherlock Holmes
  • John Carter
  • The Searchers
  • Seraphim Falls
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Wild Wild West
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Damsel
  • Dead Man
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • News of the World
  • Jane Got a Gun
  • Hickok
  • The Salvation
  • The Professor and the Madman
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • True Grit
  • True Grit
  • Anna Karenina
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Rio Bravo
  • Brimstone
  • Traded
  • The Wind
  • The Proposition
  • Rustlers' Rhapsody
  • Pale Rider
  • Silverado
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • El Topo
  • High Plains Drifter
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Sweetwater
  • Slow West
  • High Noon
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Maverick
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Young Guns
  • Black Beauty
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Tombstone
  • The Kid
  • The Last Outlaw
  • Stagecoach
  • Doc
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Unforgiven
  • Young Guns II
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Appaloosa
  • Open Range
  • The Long Riders
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Enola Holmes
  • The Four Feathers
  • A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Shanghai Knights
  • The Duel
  • Outlaws and Angels
  • Crimson Peak
  • Hang 'em High
  • The Illusionist
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Woman Walks Ahead
  • The Lighthouse
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Tess
  • The Wolfman
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Hostiles
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Far and Away
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • The Prestige
  • In a Valley of Violence
  • White Fang
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Wizard of Oz