20s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 20s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, clever and tense films and TV shows about / with friendship, rivalry, murder, mentor, love, crimes, storytelling, death, couples and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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20s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20s: J. Edgar (2011), Head in the Clouds (2004), The Elusive Revengers (1967), Houdini (2014), Sweet Land (2005), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Porco Rosso (1992), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Cat's Meow (2001).

List of 20s movies

 6.5
 128K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, politician, ambition, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, orgy, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
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The Elusive Revengers (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Dan'ka's and Ksanka's childhood in the village has been brutally ended when their father was killed by the White Guard officer in front of their eyes. Seeking revenge they join forces with an intellectual from the city Valerka and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, vengeance, russian civil war, righting the wronged, heroic mission, vigilantism, escapades, rivalry, siblings relations, civil war, hopes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 7.3
 12K
Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, ambition, undercover, performer's life, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, magic, wizards and magicians, husband wife relationship, magic show ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, budapest, san francisco, new york, new jersey ...
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 7.1
 4K
Sweet Land (2005)
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, sincere, stylized, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: countryside, friendship, wedding, citizenship, mail order bride, romance, society, immigrants, social issues, prejudice, couple relations, farmer ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: minnesota, usa, germany, europe
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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, private investigator, heroine, murder, crimes, murderer, aristocracy, australian, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.7
 87K
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, talky, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, pilot, heroes, romance, escapades, transformation, good versus evil, daring rescue, save the day, haunted by the past, heroic mission, adventurer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, croatia, japan, tokyo
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, small town life, friendship, feminism, lesbian, midlife crisis, generation gap, tomboy, american south, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mob boss, criminal heroes, crime boss, smuggling, businessman, corruption, politician, americana, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, new york, chicago illinois ...
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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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, yacht, infidelity, crimes of passion, gossip, mistress, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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 5.7
 3K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, murder, prohibition, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
Genre: Action, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1920's Vienna, this is the tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, atmospheric, exciting, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, adventure, young heroes, nutcracker, godparent, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry, disorder, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, austria
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The Untouchables (1987)
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, smuggling, tough law enforcer, tough cop, bribery, court, crimes, police investigation, mob boss, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, exciting, clever ...
Plot: treasure, con artists, partners, treasure hunt, cons and scams, crimes, escapades, adventure, gem, rivalry, improv, jewelry ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
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Bandits Can't Rule the World (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the life of Hizir Cakirbeyli. It has entered the realm of the mafia at a young age.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, uninhibited rivalry, violence, gang, society, rage, rivalry, leadership ...
Time: 1920s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 2K
Trotsky (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, tragic ending ...
Plot: rivalry, russian civil war, crimes, chase, violence, death, murder, lenin, red army, assassination, communism, hitman ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: ussr
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 7.0
 5K
The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Qatar, France, Lebanon, Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, scenic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wise man, wisdom of life, introspection, single mother, friendship, painter, mute child, healing, fantasizing, girl, house arrest, cause and meaning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
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 7.7
 42K
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, chameleon, electroshock therapy ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, new york, germany, bronx new york city, vatican ...
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The Bottom of the Sea (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An architect (Daniel Hendler) trails a man (Gustavo Garzón) who was hiding under his girlfriend's (Dolores Fonzi) bed.
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: jealousy, love, obsession, investigation, stalking, couples, infidelity, rivalry, lovers, unfaithful, graphic violence, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: argentina
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The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chinese mafia, mafia, love triangle, graphic violence, criminal heroes, gang, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 90s
Place: china, asia, shanghai
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The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, parody ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, dog, chaos and mayhem, celebrity culture, legends and myths, friendship, bus, showbiz, family, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: california
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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, prison rape, redemption, crimes, prison life, introspection, human nature, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, catholicism, mistress, soldier, love and romance, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: oxford university, venice, england
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The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, ambition, introspection, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, life sentence, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, legal, police brutality, freedom fighter, court ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, performer's life, couples, friends, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, tragic love ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.8
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, adventure, society, heroes, adventurer, social relations, social differences, feminism, strong female presence, aviation, aviator, pilot ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, mojave desert
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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: destructive relationship, rise to the top, couples, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mental illness, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1916, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
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Balto III: Wings of Change (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Balto and the other sled dogs are feeling dejected because the mail that used to be delivered by dogsled is now being delivered by airplanes. But when a mail plane crashes in the mountains, the dogs come to the rescue.
Style: semi serious, tense, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: airplane, friendship, rescue, survival, friends, heroic mission, against the odds, adventure, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska, usa
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