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, interesting, stylized, complex and serious films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, dancing, destiny, interwar period, world war one, corruption and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
1920s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1920s: The Artist (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Chicago (2002), The Danish Girl (2015), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), The Cat's Meow (2001), Peaky Blinders (2013), A Passage to India (1984), Togo (2019).

List of 1920s movies

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: romantic, sentimental, thought provoking, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, actor, ambition, love and romance, dog, movie star, actor's life, actress, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1929 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: stylized, sentimental, bad ending, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, high society, love triangle, millionaire, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, social differences, forbidden love, american dream, love story, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, midwest, long island
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, investigation, murder, private detective, private investigator, riddles and clues, heroine, aristocracy, crimes, murderer, evidence, maid ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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: sexy, witty, stylized, colourful, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, lawyer, dancing, jazz, broadway, legal, rising to stardom, musician, music, music business ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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: touching, emotional, romantic, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, gay, lgbtq, artist, couple relations, gays and lesbians, painting, portrait, transvestite, secret ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, brussels ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
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, political, sexy, factual, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain ...
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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, dark fantasy, exciting, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: magic, wizards, witch, good versus evil, magical creature, fantasy world, friendship, magic wand, adventure, sorcerer, teleportation, chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, england, london ...
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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, romantic, clever, light ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: hotel, chase, stenographer, love, farce, dancing, jazz, jewish, theater, white slavery, tap dance, trapped in an elevator ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Crime, 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: stylized, cynical, witty, tense, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, yacht, infidelity, gossip, adultery, secrets, police investigation, mistress, crimes of passion, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, greece, usa, san diego california, los angeles
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, mafia, determination, power struggle, cruelty, crime boss, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, britain
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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: epic, talky, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, lawyer, small town, racism, british raj, culture clash, investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, society, legal, tourist ...
Time: 1920s, year 1984, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, england, asia, himalaya, kashmir ...
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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, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, dog sled, escapades, adventure, plague, puppy, blizzard, save the day, friendship, disney, delivery, snow ...
Time: 1920s, future, 1910s
Place: alaska, usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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, epic, atmospheric, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, prohibition, friendship, rape, betrayal, mafia, gunfight, criminal heroes, corruption, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, society, family relations, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, ambition, photographer, dressmaker, notoriety, rise to the top ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, britain
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Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female friendship, female protagonist, women, love and romance, job, workplace romance, workplace, class differences, independence, lesbian, spanish civil war, woman ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
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, stylized, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, mistress, arranged marriage, marriage, intrigue, jealousy, wealth, insanity, massage, romantic rivalry, tragic event, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: political, harsh, brutal, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe ...
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Downton Abbey (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the ...
Style: family saga, sincere, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: chick flick
Plot: estate, aristocracy, servant, butler, aristocrat, intrigue, domestic servant, british royal family, class differences, country estate, country house, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london
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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: surreal, talky, humorous, funny, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, psychiatrist, therapy, satire, character study, fictional biography, justice, artists and showbiz, switching roles, missing person, disappearance, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, new york, bronx new york city, vatican, germany ...
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The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: intense, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, gangsters, music, crimes, nightclub, prohibition, gang war, love triangle, ambition, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem
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Easy Virtue (2008)
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, sexy, stylized, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high society, family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, parents and children, love and romance, meet the parents, mind game, manipulation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, future
Place: england, london, europe, france, britain
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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, scenic, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, loveless marriage, couple relations, cheating wife, love and romance, adultery, marriage, couples, epidemic, cholera, doctor, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 50s
Place: china, london, england, shanghai, asia
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, valentine's day, death, true crime, hitman, gunfight, historical figure, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, year 1929, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, talky, intense, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, art, music, ballet, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love affair, refugee, couples, life turned upside down, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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Gun City (2018)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Barcelona, ​​Spain, 1921. A tough cop from Madrid arrives in the city to locate, under the suspicious scrutiny of corrupt local police officers, a significant amount of military weaponry stolen from a train, allegedly by revolutionary anarchists.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: prostitution, cabaret, police corruption, train robbery, chief of police, bribery, assassination, corruption, violence, corrupt cop, anarchism, interwar period ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain
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Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: neo noir, stylized, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, prohibition, mafia, betrayal, revenge, chase, love, criminal, friendship, murder, police ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, massachusetts, miami, cuba
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, mob boss, criminal heroes, crime boss, smuggling, organized crime, prohibition, corruption, politician, businessman ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city, new york ...
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Porco Rosso (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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: talky, light, stylized, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, aviation, transformation, romance, pilot, airplane, cartoon pig, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, croatia
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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, mind bending, light, fairy tale, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, suicide attempt, imagination, imaginary kingdom, adventure, friendship, escape from reality, surrealism, adventurer, good versus evil, disguise, peril ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, india, istanbul turkey, taj mahal
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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, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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