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The list contains the best, new and most relevant 20s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, interesting, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, dialogue, death, destiny, love and romance, brutality, friendship, culture clash and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, China and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20s: The Godfather: Part II (1974), Changeling (2008), Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Artist (2011), Cinderella Man (2005), The Painted Veil (2006), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Seabiscuit (2003).
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Berlin Alexanderplatz
Crime, Drama
West Germany, Italy
931 min.
 8.8
Boardwalk Empire
Crime, Drama, History
USA
55 min.
 8.6
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The Light Between Oceans
Drama, Romance
UK, New Zealand, USA
133 min.
 7.2
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Drama, Romance
UK
89 min.
 6.4

List of 20s movies

The Godfather: Part II
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, revenge, immigrants, organized crime, corruption, gangster, violence, betrayal, brutality, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, italy, cuba, sicily, europe ...
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
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: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, english channel, paris france ...
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Boardwalk Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, intrigue, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, prohibition, political corruption, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
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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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 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, boxing, poverty, depression, sport, rags to riches, athlete's life, comeback, training, supportive spouse, courage, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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The Painted Veil
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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, redemption, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, hospital, period piece, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, england, london, shanghai china
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, jazz, crime, crimes, mystery, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, private investigator, maid, aristocracy ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: australia
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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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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.3
 62K
Seabiscuit
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, depression, rags to riches, storytelling, oldies, horse, racing, book, american dream, contests and competitions, mentor, sport ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, pasadena california, tijuana mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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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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The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, police investigation, gangster, corruption, violence, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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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 7.0
 355K
The Mummy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, adventure, treasure hunt, supernatural, deadly creature, archaeology, fight scenes, tomb, chase, desert, adventurer, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt, north africa
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Miller's Crossing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
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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, captivating, serious, 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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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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Jeeves and Wooster
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: master and servant, boss and employee, rich and poor, social differences, society, power relations, valet, servant, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, usa, london
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The Princess and the Frog
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: stylized, fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jazz, firefly, voodoo, adventure, family, dreams, transformation, princess, cinderella story, talking animals, disney, sacrifice ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, mississippi, usa
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Water for Elephants
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: circus, romance, brutality, fall in love, train, animals, performer's life, love story, forbidden love, period piece, adaptation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
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Any Human Heart
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Story: A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, introspection, love affair, artists and showbiz, elderly, love and romance, mature, mistress, oldtimer, aristocracy, historical character, king ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, france, london, new york ...
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 6.6
 113K
J. Edgar
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, factual ...
Plot: cross dressing, corruption, surveillance, fbi, organized crime, politics, homosexuality, gay, government agency, investigation, aging, kidnapping ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 20s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new jersey, united states, washington d.c.
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 7.8
 57K
The Wind Rises
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love, obsession, dreams, aviation, follow your dream, firefly, imagination, mentor, storytelling, fantasy world, love story, wartime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, germany, asia, tokyo
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The Skeleton Key
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery, voodoo, supernatural, lawyer, ghost, magic, attic, nurse, twists & turns, death, plot twist, secrets ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, anti semitism, fascism, hitler, against humanity, politics, racism, ambition, state affairs, head of state, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, germany, austria
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Brideshead Revisited
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, aristocracy, couple relations, infidelity, romance, catholicism, mistress, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: venice, oxford university, england
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Berlin Alexanderplatz
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
Story: Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, ...
Style: epic, surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: going straight, destructive relationship, urban, political unrest, criminal heroes, city life, prostitute, crimes, hopes, ex convict, betrayal, starting over ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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 7.4
 72K
Frida
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: disability, art, life, couple relations, storytelling, relationships, obsession, painter, love of one's life, loneliness, female protagonist, bisexuality ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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Of Mice and Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, farm, loneliness, tragedy, strong sexual content, buddies, book, literature, disability, adaptation, unlikely friendships, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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8.8
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1930s
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1910s
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Admiral 2008
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world war one
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6.6
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prohibition
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period piece
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7.2
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7.9
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