1920s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1920s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, melancholic, talky and interesting films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, adaptation, period piece, love and romance, destiny and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 1920s: The Great Gatsby (2013), The Artist (2011), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Zelig (1983), The Call of Cthulhu (2005), The Danish Girl (2015), Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), The Fall (2006).

List of 1920s movies

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, obsession, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, social differences, american dream, destructive relationship, obsessive love, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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 7.9
 227K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, murder, crimes, aristocracy, private investigator, heroine, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Plot: magical creature, magic, good versus evil, wizards, fantasy world, magic wand, adventure, friendship, teleportation, dark fantasy, rescue, magician ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, london, arizona, england
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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hotel, stenographer, pursuit, flapper, farce, show tunes, silly humor, workplace romance, boss and employee, opposites attract, love and romance, amateur detective ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 39K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, chameleon, character study, parody ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, new jersey
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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, silent film, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, inheritance, ocean or sea, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
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 7.1
 160K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gay, painter, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, artsy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, love affair, music, follow your dream, ambition, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, life turned upside down, refugees ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: mistress, feminism, jealousy, intrigue, romantic rivalry, insanity, wealth, dignity, tragic event, social differences, love triangle, gender ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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 7.9
 106K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, hospital, storytelling, adventure, friendship, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril, horse ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
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A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, tourist, adventure, sexual abuse, racism, grudge ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, kashmir, himalaya, london ...
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, war, ira, leadership, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
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 7.1
 213K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, warden, crimes of passion, fame, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, tense, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, unrequited love, basketball, small town life, romance, americana, teenage love, small town, childhood sweetheart, adulthood, repression ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york, connecticut, yale university ...
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Not on the Lips (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, infidelity, disorder, uncover truth, love triangle, couple relations, romance, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, opposites attract, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, japan, france, europe, asia
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 6.3
 3K
Agatha (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In real life, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that time. The film gives a fictional account of Christie's time away, showing her as a woman ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, murder, crimes, mystery, private detective, uncover truth, historical figure, electric chair, mystery writer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: fashion, family relations, society, workplace situations, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
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 6.1
 4K
Therese (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: serious, realistic, sad, melancholic, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, marriage of convenience, suburban life, unfulfillment, dull life, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, bourgeoisie, female protagonist, women in society, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, rough, epic, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, corruption, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, murder, torture, prohibition, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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 6.6
 2K
The Moderns (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He ...
Style: surreal, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, lifestyle, romance, intrigue, couple relations, love affair, celebrity culture, cons and scams, alcohol abuse, actor's life ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, new york
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The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, scenic ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, couples, doctor, unfaithful wife, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
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The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, family, cinderella story, transformation, prince, human becomes animal, fall in love, adventure, curses spells and rituals, magical, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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 7.3
 20K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: sentimental, serious, tense, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, finland ...
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, strong female presence, bittersweet, friends, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, broadway, playwright, actress, rehearsal, crime, crimes, actor, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 31K
Togo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: dog sled, blizzard, plague, storm, training, snow, dog, adventure, save the day, friendship, escapades, delivery ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska, usa
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Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her ...
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense, light
Plot: female detective, private detective, crime solving, investigation, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, adventure, uncover truth, pursuit, female partner
Time: 1920s
Place: canada
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 7.7
 234K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
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