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, atmospheric and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, death, rivalry, mentor, storytelling, society, friendship, love and romance, culture clash and crimes plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France 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
 123K
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: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, 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, sentimental, captivating, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, lesbian, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, nazi, love and romance, orgy, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
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: adventure, russian civil war, vengeance, obsessive quest, heroic mission, vigilantism, righting the wronged, escapades, rivalry, siblings relations, civil war, horse chase ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 7.4
 11K
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, undercover, ambition, performer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, espionage, magic, wizards and magicians, husband wife relationship, stage magician ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, san francisco, new york, budapest, washington d.c. ...
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 7.2
 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, immigrants, citizenship, romance, society, social issues, prejudice, couple relations, farmer, eviction ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
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, crime, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, private investigator, heroine, aristocracy, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.7
 78K
Porco Rosso (1992)
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, feel good, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, romance, pilot, adventurer, escapades, transformation, heroic mission, haunted by the past, save the day, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s
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, friendship, lesbian, small town life, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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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, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey ...
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The Cat's Meow (2001)
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: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, crimes of passion, party, mistress, gossip, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gangsters, police investigation, gunfight, jail, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, murder, prohibition, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 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, atmospheric, semi serious, exciting, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, young heroes, adventure, godparent, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, save the day, rivalry, disorder, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 20s, 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, organized crime, gangsters, smuggling, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crimes, tough cop, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Twelve Chairs (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 159 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, cynical ...
Plot: treasure, con artists, partners, cons and scams, crimes, treasure hunt, soviet, jewelry, escapades, adventure, rivalry, improv ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, society, murder, police investigation, gang, uninhibited rivalry, blood, greed ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
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: based on true events, rough, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, storytelling, chase, death, danger, violence, russian civil war, murder, josef stalin, red army, lenin ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 1910s, 19th century ...
Place: ussr
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 6.5
 405
Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: austria, europe
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The Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, bandit, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, adventure, graphic violence, battles, misfit partners, escapades, adventurer, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: central america, latin america, mexico
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 7.2
 2K
Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hypnosis, assassination, clairvoyant, nazism, uncover truth, world war one, distopia, battles, a vision, oracle, totalitarianism, war ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 5.9
 334
The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.8
 74K
The Wind Rises (2013)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Japan, France, USA
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: tuberculosis, hopes, love, earthquake, world war two, dreams, follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, love and romance, letter, airplane, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, germany, tokyo
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 7.5
 10K
Snow White (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gothic, silent film ...
Plot: matador, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, evil stepmother, good versus evil, physical appearance, danger, intrigue, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: spain
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 6.6
 30K
The Immigrant (2013)
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, exploitation, exploit, performance, society, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, poland, latin america ...
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 8.1
 5K
Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, dog, bittersweet, pets, dog actor, dog movie, loyalty, waiting, owner dog relationship
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.7
 13K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, counterculture, censorship, gay, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, idaho ...
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 5.1
 424
My Kingdom (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the 19th century, the Prince Regent of the Qing Dynasty orders the mass execution of the entire Meng clan. Before his beheading, the leader vows that his family will avenge this travesty of justice. Awaiting his death, a five-year-old Meng boy ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, desire for fame, ambition, teachers and students, love and romance, actor's life, romance, family relations, siblings relations, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
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The Valdemar Legacy (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services ...
Style: serious, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, curses spells and rituals, private detective, estate, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: spain, europe
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 6.5
 63K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, boarding school life, afterlife, boarding school, investigation, fear, haunted by the past, gothic horror, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a rabbi and his talking cat, a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's teenage daughter.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rabbi, cat, jewish culture, pets, misfit partners, religions or cults, disorder, on the road, partners, obsessive quest, animal that acts human, french colonialism ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: algeria, africa
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High Road to China (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Plot: world war one, missing person, pilot, aerial combat, biplane, love and romance, adventurer, danger, goofy hero, heroes, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, afghanistan, nepal, asia
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