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 talky, melancholic, realistic, stylized, enigmatic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, destiny, adaptation, culture clash, love and greed plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 1920s: Heart of a Dog (1988), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Twelve Chairs (1970), The Artist (2011), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), The Danish Girl (2015), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Fall (2006), Michael Collins (1996), The Moderns (1988).
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Raise the Red Lantern
Drama, History, Romance
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
125 min.
 8.2
The Artist
Comedy, Drama, Romance
France, USA, Belgium
100 min.
 7.9
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We Were Tomorrow
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Australia
Becoming Astrid
Biography, Drama
Sweden, Denmark
123 min.
 7.4

List of 1920s movies

Heart of a Dog
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: intellectual, philosophical, thought provoking, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, dog, medical experiment, obsession, adaptation, life philosophy, communism, psychiatry, farce, chaos and mayhem, surgeon ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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The Great Gatsby
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, colourful, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, loneliness, rags to riches, unfulfilled love, millionaire, obsessive love, love triangle, love and romance, romance, high society, tragedy, impossible love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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The Twelve Chairs
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: satirical, stylized, witty, talky, philosophical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, farce, adventurer, odd couple, obsessive quest, chase, road trip, hidden treasure, mentor, nothing goes right, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, russia
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 7.9
 211K
The Artist
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: stylized, clever, sentimental, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, romance, destiny, french, dog, actor's life, actor, filmmaking, artist, downfall, storytelling, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Raise the Red Lantern
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, serious, captivating, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: marriage, loneliness, adultery, tragedy, death, contests and competitions, storytelling, crumbling marriage, secrets, women, betrayal, feminism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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 7.1
 136K
The Danish Girl
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: art, artist, transsexual, cross dressing, gay, hospital, artists and showbiz, love story, doctors, period piece, gender, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
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Once Upon a Time in America
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA, Canada
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, prohibition, friendship, rape, organized crime, gangster, gunfight, violence, brutality, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1960s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 99K
The Fall
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: surreal, stylized, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hospital, friendship, imagination, storytelling, adventure, sacrifice, suicide attempt, childhood, revenge, suicide, surrealism, fantasy world ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, india, taj mahal
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Michael Collins
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: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: civil war, politics, war, irish, idealism, rebellion, assassination, leadership, violence, murder, revolution, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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 6.7
 2K
The Moderns
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: clever, surreal, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: art, forgery, drinking, cons and scams, artist, love, love and romance, period piece, romance, actor's life, dialogue, mentor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, canada, new york, paris france
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A Passage to India
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, politics, friendship, sexuality, indians, colonialism, false accusation, small town, british, complex characters, sexualized violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, england, bombay india
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Thoroughly Modern Millie
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, love, dancing, boss and employee, farce, chase, music, love and romance, jewish, dance, workplace, stenographer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 194K
Chicago
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: stylized, clever, sexy, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, prison, lawyer, dance, murder, femme fatale, crime, music, dancing, broadway, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 19K
Reds
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: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, revolution, romance, journalism, communism, cold war, political, idealism, love, genocide, writer's life, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, california, france ...
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, prohibition, addiction, friendship, writing, poetry, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, writers, relationships, rise and fall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Bullets Over Broadway
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: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, broadway, infidelity, murder, hitman, gangster, writer's life, writing, prohibition, mob ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Midnight in Paris
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: talky, clever, witty, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, romance, mentor, love, artist, writer's life, postmodernism, writers, relationships, artists and showbiz, literature, life philosophy ...
Time: 1920s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, colourful, touching ...
Plot: vengeance, adultery, tragedy, infidelity, murder, storytelling, relationships, brutality, obsession, love story, mentor, rich and poor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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The Call of Cthulhu
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, obsession, cult, monster, ocean or sea, island, adaptation, storytelling, legends and myths, splatter, expressionism, mythology ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20s, 1930s, 20th century
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 6.6
 25K
The Immigrant
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, corruption, survival, drinking, quarantine, chase, sisters, prostitute, period piece, women, relationships ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, poland, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city
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The Sand Pebbles
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: adventure, romance, war, friendship, military, redemption, politics, revolution, civil war, gunfight, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Chariots of Fire
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, friendship, race, racing, period piece, sport, courage, prejudice, religion, christian, jewish, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, france, paris france
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The Cat's Meow
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: talky, cynical, witty, clever, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, love, betrayal, adultery, death, actor's life, drinking, mistaken identity, murder mystery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 7.3
 3K
Sweet Land
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: friendship, romance, immigrants, german, prejudice, human nature, love story, marriage, fighting the system, wartime, ethnic conflict, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: germany, minnesota, europe, usa
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 7.3
 11K
The Front Page
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: witty, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, corruption, prohibition, censorship, media satire, verbal byplay, greed, workplace situations, adaptation, vengeance, media, workplace ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 297K
The Aviator
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, aviation, corruption, paranoia, eccentricity, losing-it hero, hollywood, pilot, drinking, rise and fall, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
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 7.8
 58K
Porco Rosso
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, transformation, fascism, romance, aviation, adventurer, imagination, storytelling, fantasy world, daring rescue, mentor, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, japan, tokyo
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Farewell My Concubine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: opera, friendship, childhood, betrayal, love, obsession, homosexuality, male nudity, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, revolution, runaway ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, spain, japan, beijing china ...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 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, dark, interesting, entertaining, clever ...
Plot: magic, teleportation, good versus evil, witch, dark fantasy, betrayal, steampunk, friendship, chase, wizards, fantasy world, adventure ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, england, manhattan new york city, dungeon
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 6.7
 18K
Easy Virtue
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, dysfunctional family, divorce, marriage, comedy of errors, manipulations, british, period piece, dog, verbal byplay, runaway ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, france
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