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 melancholic, realistic, stylized, interesting, talky and serious films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, destiny, adaptation, greed, catastrophe, betrayal and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
1920s
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1920s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1920s: The Artist (2011), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Michael Collins (1996), Chicago (2002), The Lodgers (2017), Cable Girls (2017), Mobsters (1991), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Great Gatsby (2013), Raise the Red Lantern (1991).

List of 1920s movies

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: exciting, entertaining, fairy tale, light, semi serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, magic, magic wand, teleportation, magical creature, chase, friendship, rescue, adventure, robbery, fantasy world, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, dungeon, arizona, england
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 7.9
 216K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
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: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, silent film, dog, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, stenographer, flapper, pursuit, amateur detective, opposites attract, farce, power relations, workplace romance, couples, boss and employee, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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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, secret service, treason, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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 7.2
 199K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, crimes of passion, fame, ambition, warden, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 5.1
 7K
The Lodgers (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: gothic horror, haunted house, twins, supernatural, falling in love, ghost, curse, creature, supernatural power, ghosts, witchcraft, period piece ...
Time: 1920s
Place: ireland
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 7.8
 8K
Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, motivational, romantic
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, workplace romance, female friendship, female protagonist, workplace, telephone, love and romance, independence, woman, flapper
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: spain
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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, true crime, death, valentine's day, crime boss, gun violence, gunfight, gang, crime, deadly, criminal heroes, battles ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.9
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, coming of age, abortion, orphan, new job, nurse, love and romance, romance, first love, orphanage, farm, storytelling ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, millionaire, obsessive love, love and romance, love triangle, loneliness, high society, destructive relationship, party, american dream, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: feminism, marriage, singer, rivalry, jealousy, mistress, insanity, romantic rivalry, wealth, polygamy, intrigue, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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 7.8
 37K
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, absurd ...
Plot: therapy, great depression, switching roles, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, character study, parody, supernatural, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
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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, debate, occupation, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
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 7.1
 147K
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, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, couple relations, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, brussels belgium ...
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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: atmospheric, rough, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 101K
The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, psychological ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, suicide attempt, translator, torture, death, theft, princess, morphine, sacrifice ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
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 6.7
 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, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forgery, art, expatriate, couples, love affair, intrigue, actor's life, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, collector, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, canada, new york
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 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, adventure, human spirit, opposites attract, isolation, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
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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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, grudge, small town, mosque, hindu, cave, doctor, politics, friendship, legal, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
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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, humorous, fairy tale, touching, witty ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: princess, family, cinderella story, magical, fall in love, adventure, human becomes animal, prince, wizards and magicians, transformation, firefly, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, mississippi
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 7.4
 19K
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: serious, captivating, tense, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, journalism, love triangle, politics, romance, political unrest, infidelity, couple relations, writer's life, rebelliousness, love affair, war correspondent ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, middle east, france ...
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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: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, infidelity, introspection, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.1
 36K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, exciting, feel good, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: wolf, daring rescue, dog, adventure, rivalry, against the odds, danger, dog sled, goose, lone wolves, family, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately ...
Style: witty, satirical, stylized, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, treasure hunt, chase, odd couple, adventurer, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero, partners, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, gothic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, ghost, attic, occult, paralysis, workplace, suspicion, supernatural, nurse, soul transference, nursing, mysterious character ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wrestling, sex, romance, friendship, gays and lesbians, couple relations, sexual relations, siblings relations, love and romance, family relations, society, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps
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Heart of a Dog (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, offbeat, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: medical experiment, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, chaos and mayhem, society, farce, revolution, dog, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: russia, ussr
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Running for Grace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine ...
Plot: forbidden love, running, orphan, prejudice, blonde girl, serum, love, mentor, jazz, adoption, jungle, racism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: hawaii
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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a 1976 film directed by Michael Winner.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, ambition, pets, animal life, heroes, disorder, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california
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