20th century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 20th century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dialogue, family, mentor, chase, love and romance, brutality, danger, murder, vengeance and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
20th century
20th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20th century: Titanic (1997), Downton Abbey (2010), Bewitched (1964), Joy (2015), Life in Squares (2015), Red Tails (2012), Stay Hungry (1976), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), One Life to Live (1968), Starsky & Hutch (2004).

List of 20th century movies

Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, ship, love story, romance, drowning, iceberg, survival, tragic love, opposites attract, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, tragicomedy, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, love and romance, family relations, family life, high society, countryside, manners, parents and children, inheritance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Bewitched (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Bewitched is an American fantasy situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and stars Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, sincere, witty ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: housewife, witch, temptation, family disapproval, supernatural ability, family, love and romance, supernatural, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, connecticut
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Joy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: witty, stylized, realistic, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: inventor, family relations, parents and children, divorce, businesswoman, single parent, bankruptcy, sunglasses, drawing, party, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
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Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, gender, rebelliousness, love and romance, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, family relations, writer's life, self discovery, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, military, aerial combats, fighter pilot, military base, soldier, discrimination, war, battles, danger, heroic mission, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, social differences, society, rivalry, ambition, friends, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, politician, deception, womanizer, muslim, danger, political intrigue, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: friendship, family problems, family life, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, police detective, undercover, car chase, informant, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, power relations, working undercover, reluctant partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, talky, feel good ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, sitcom, living with parents, dog, father son relationship, psychiatry, radio show, doctor, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, manchester, manchester england ...
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric
Plot: family problems, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, living with parents, looking for love, small town life, homecoming, family relations, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, one man army, gunfight, witness, witness protection, arms dealer, on the run, corporate crime, deception, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., california
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, soviet, buddy cop, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union ...
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Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, deadly, dishonesty, heroic mission, crimes, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 19th century, 1860s ...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, map, escape, artifact, adventurer, courage, underwater, father son relationship, diary, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, berlin germany, usa ...
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Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
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Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, royal family, adventure, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, family, childhood, love and romance, destiny, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, danger, dishonesty, undercover, tragic hero, seductress
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, france
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early ...
Style: stylized, sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, politics, society, state affairs, couple relations, royal court, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, prince, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, french riviera, europe
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, post modern, art house, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, amateur detective, mystery, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, sexuality, surrealism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Narrowly escaping death, outlaw Johnny Madrid is on the run from the hangman, with the hangman's sensuous daughter Esmeralda by his side. Along with Madrid's gang, Johnny and Esmeralda embark on an adventure filled with colorful and ...
Style: rough, tense, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, fugitives, survival, good versus evil, gory, supernatural, outlaw gang, desert, blood, street shootout, brutality, outlaw ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, texas, spain ...
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NYPD Blue (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast. The show ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police, police station, robbery, murder, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, deadly, workplace, human nature, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, nurse, poetry, war injury, compassion, aspiring writer, nursing, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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Anthropophagus (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: slasher, island, cannibal, serial killer, psychopath, stranded, confined, danger, isolation, gory, survival, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece
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Secretariat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: horse, against the odds, underdog, rise to the top, horse race, ambition, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, legendary, animal training, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, a young machinist named Maurice Richard distinguished himself as a ice hockey player of preternatural talent. Although that was enough to get him into the Montreal Canadiens, his frequent injuries cost him the confidence of his ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sport, rivalry, ice hockey, discrimination, factory, athlete's life, protest, working class, ambition, underdog, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal
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The Cinder Path (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, crimes, war, hopes, siblings relations, romance, witnessing a crime, love triangle, infidelity, axe, murder, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: doctors and patients, addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, surgeon, gory, medicine, power relations, realism, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, department store, american in the uk, owner, ambitious, fashion, materialism, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
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