20s movies and TV shows – page 4

List of 20s movies

The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, gangsters, murder, conspiracy, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Zigeunerweisen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.
Style: experimental, serious, stylized, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: sexual content, human nature, mystery, sexual relations, couples, destructive relationship, love and romance, love triangle, rage, insanity, death, literature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: japan, asia
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Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: spiritualism, faith, religions or cults, society, charity, mystery, medium, religion, clergy, supernatural, superhuman powers, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 70s, 60s
Place: brazil
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Little Laura and Big John (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: celebrity culture, crimes, teenage life, small town life, criminal heroes, hotshot hero, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, heist, chase, gang, best friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: florida
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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: captivating, tense, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, crimes, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, mafia, determination, power struggle, rise to the top, cruelty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, ireland, london
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem.
Style: witty, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, manipulation, estate, investigation, betrayal, who done it, society, golden years, dishonesty, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, russian civil war, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, illiteracy, village people, countryside, world war one, rape ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, europe
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Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, infidelity, lady, sexual relations, passion, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, world war one, family relations, pianist, paralysis ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, rich and poor, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, disability, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, southern usa ...
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Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, farm, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, syphilis, culture clash, lion, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
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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, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
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Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: With Gandhi My Father, producer Anil Kapoor and director Feroz Abbas Khan have shed light onto Gandhi the person, rather than Gandhi the icon. Using Gandhi’s political career as a canvas, the film paints a picture of his intricate, complex, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: racism, tragedy, human spirit, rebelliousness, rebellion, rise to the top, fighting the system, redemption, political unrest, parents and children, state affairs, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sequel to "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines". This time an international car rally from England to Monte Carlo provides the comedic farce.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, road movie
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, rivalry, cheating, car race, smuggling, friendship, fall in love, on the road, silly humor, friends, disorder, car chase ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, monte carlo, rome italy, italy, france ...
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March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreign legion, archaeologist, french foreign legion, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, adventurer, rescue, heroic mission, military, adventure, gypsy, desert ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, sahara, middle east
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The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, uncle nephew relationship, hopes, friendship, childhood friend, farm, immortality, death, birthday, jealousy, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, Portugal
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. His memories are in no particular order, they move back and ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: childhood, infidelity, baron, voyeurism, writer's life, artists and showbiz, society, gays and lesbians, romance, human nature, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: refugee, village, on the run, wartime life, tragic love, orphan, greek, politics, political unrest, self discovery, genocide, fall in love ...
Time: 1920s, year 1936, 1930s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: greece, europe
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This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, betrayal, family relations, revenge, infidelity, forbidden love, social differences, siblings relations, love affair, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, dramatic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, aging, impossible love, true love, tragic love, love and romance, life & death, child as adult, existentialism, journey, elderly, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, louisiana, new york ...
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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, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, child abduction, uncover truth, fighting the system, disorder, life is a bitch, serial killer, pedophile, corruption, court ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, canada
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, warden, bird, life sentence, solitary, redemption, self discovery, alcatraz, rebel, obstacle, defiant, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
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Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: dog, wolf, dog sled, rivalry, adventure, daring rescue, goose, against the odds, family, courage, alienation, bully ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: alaska, usa
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, family history, emigration, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, family saga, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, destiny, love and romance, priest, catholic church, sex with a priest, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: australia, vatican
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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Austria, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Story of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov, the only surviving daughter of the Czar and Czarina of Russia.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: russian revolution, amnesia, royalty, political unrest, cons and scams, memory loss, royal family, missing person, love affair, dishonesty, state affairs, hidden identity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: russia, usa, new york, europe, germany
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The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, lust, sex with a minor, lolita, age difference, fall in love, virgin, love affair, true love, interracial relations, sexual awakening ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929, 1930s
Place: vietnam, indochina, asia, france, paris france
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Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Western
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, gloomy ...
Plot: great depression, friendship, farm, village life, hopes, society, follow your dream, life is a bitch, social misfits, mentally challenged, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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