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, talky, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, destiny, period piece, dancing, adaptation, catastrophe and beautiful scenery 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: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), The Artist (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), The Danish Girl (2015), Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), A Passage to India (1984), Chicago (2002), Zelig (1983), The Call of Cthulhu (2005).

List of 1920s movies

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, murder, crimes, heroine, private investigator, aristocracy, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.9
 235K
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, dog, movie star, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, dancer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high society, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, obsession, love triangle, social differences, destructive relationship, obsessive love, american dream, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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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: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, light ...
Plot: magic, wizards, magical creature, magic wand, teleportation, fantasy world, good versus evil, magician, witch, rescue, friendship, sorcerer ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, arizona ...
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 7.1
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, gender identity, artist, painter, society, gender, love and romance, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 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, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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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, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hotel, chase, flapper, pursuit, stenographer, farce, opposites attract, love and romance, amateur detective, boss and employee, workplace romance, silly humor ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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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: british raj, small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, adventure, tourist, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, london, kashmir ...
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 7.2
 221K
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, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, satire, rivalry, court, trial, execution, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.7
 41K
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, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, psychiatrist, fall in love, fictional biography, therapy, electroshock therapy, chameleon ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: paris france, vatican, bronx new york city, new york, germany ...
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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
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, suspenseful, silent film, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, religions or cults, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
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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: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, childhood friend, gunfight, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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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, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, interracial relations, nightclub, mafia, gang war, gangsters, music, crimes, crime, love triangle, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The theatrical movie spin-off of the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Essie Davis’ private detective as she embarks on a global adventure to find missing treasure, solve murders and break aviation records... After freeing a ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: treasure hunt, riddles and clues, artifact, female detective, private detective, mind game, murder mystery, disappearance, young girl, imprisonment, missing person, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929, year 1918
Place: australia, melbourne australia, scotland yard, london, jerusalem ...
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Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, captivating, tense, light
Plot: female detective, private detective, crime solving, investigation, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, adventure, uncover truth, chase, pursuit, female partner
Time: 1920s
Place: canada
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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, arranged marriage, intrigue, insanity, wealth, tragic event, dignity, love triangle, young woman, resentment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.
Style: twists and turns, romantic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: magic, love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, fish out of water, dishonesty, relationships, clairvoyant, wizards and magicians, love story, romance, spiritualist ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, provence, cote d'azur, french riviera, south of france ...
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 7.8
 109K
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, hospital, suicide attempt, escape from reality, adventure, friendship, storytelling, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, princess, disguise ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, india, istanbul turkey
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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, secret service, treason, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
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You Rang, M'Lord? (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: You Rang M'Lord? is a British comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the creators of Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi! It was broadcast between 1990 and 1993 on the BBC. The show was a comedy set in the ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: farce, master and servant, high society, servant, domestic servant, social differences, eccentric family, family relations, dysfunctional family, family life, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: london, england, europe
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 7.0
 404K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: adventurer, archaeology, mummy, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventure, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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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, teenage love, americana, small town, young lovers, childhood sweetheart, adulthood ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, new york ...
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, infidelity, disorder, love triangle, uncover truth, couple relations, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, romance, opposites attract, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: paris france, japan, europe, asia, france
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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, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, uncover truth, private detective, mystery, crimes, murder, 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.
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, workplace situations, family relations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
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, dull life, unfulfillment, 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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 7.4
 44K
Downton Abbey (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aristocracy, estate, servant, butler, british royal family, class differences, husband wife relationship, family relations, inheritance, lie, mother daughter relationship, intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london
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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, collector, love and romance, romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, lifestyle, intrigue, couples ...
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, scenic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, unfaithful wife, couple relations, love and romance, adultery, marriage, cheating wife, crumbling marriage, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, shanghai china ...
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