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, captivating, serious, stylized, humorous and semi serious films and TV shows about / with escapades, storytelling, dialogue, danger, mentor, destiny, death, friendship, adventure and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 20th century: Anastasia (1997), Grace of Monaco (2014), Blue Velvet (1986), Mathilde (2017), Ip Man 3D (2015), Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (2014), Hap and Leonard (2016), 11.22.63 (2016), Joy (2015), Dexter's Laboratory (1996).
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Blue Velvet
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.8
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
100 min.
 8.6
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Gotti
Biography, Crime, Drama
Canada, USA
112 min.
 4.9
The Predator
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, Canada
107 min.
 5.9

List of 20th century movies

 7.1
 99K
Anastasia
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, factual, exciting, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: royal family, adventure, family, disney, princess, runaway, hopes, destiny, childhood, magic, happy ending, music ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, europe, france, paris france
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Grace of Monaco
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, family relations, royal court, royal family, couple relations, politics, society, state affairs, mother daughter relationship, teaching the ways of the world, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
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, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
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: tense, bleak, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, gory, survival, fugitives, outlaw gang, supernatural, street shootout, brutality, blood, desert, brothel ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, spain, texas ...
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 5.4
 1K
Mathilde
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, psychological, tense
Plot: ballet, father son relationship, passion, czar, family, love and romance, impossible love, moral dilemma, secret love, theater, female nudity, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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 7.1
 36K
Ip Man 3D
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.
Style: breathtaking, twists and turns, disturbing, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight scenes, mentor, martial arts school, mentor protege relationship, protection, culture clash, gangsters, gangs, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo
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Kidnapping, Caucasian Style
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shura journalist comes to the Caucasus to shoot a report about the local beauty and tradition, and into Gorski, fiefdom of the local city mayor George Gadzhievich Saahova. Those supporting fashion, given the governor planned to marry a young beauty, ...
Style: feel good, light, entertaining, humorous
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: life philosophy, adventure, love and romance, escapades, society, youth, romance
Time: 20th century
Place: ussr
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Hap and Leonard
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, bounty hunter, small town, interracial relations, racism, crime, fighting crime, justice, flashback, escapades, society, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.2
 56K
11.22.63
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, assassination, period piece, kennedy assassination, conspiracy, historical event, changing the past or future, surveillance, time, twists & turns, conspiracy theory, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, future, 50s, year 1963
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 6.6
 112K
Joy
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, inspirational, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, storytelling, divorce, businesswoman, family, parents and children, life philosophy, loneliness, bankruptcy, flashback, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey, dallas texas
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Dexter's Laboratory
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated children's television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius with a secret laboratory filled with his collection ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, witty, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: laboratory, mad scientist, villain, inventions and discoveries, goofy hero, family, mischievous children, young heroes, siblings relations, family relations, intelligence, experimenting ...
Time: 20th century
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together ...
Style: humorous, sweet, light, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, winnie the pooh, talking animals, goofy hero, family, childhood, disorder, goodhearted, respect, treehouse, toy comes to life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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The Adventures of Tintin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Travel with Tintin, the young and intrepid Belgian reporter, and his faithful dog Snowy as they take you from Tibet to the Moon, or from Egypt to the depths of the sea -- solving mysteries, pursuing truth and justice, and gambling with their lives.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: amateur detective, adventure, young heroes, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, friends, escapades, journalism, chases and races, cult, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, belgium
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 7.3
 5K
The Flash
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Flash is a 1990 American television series that starred John Wesley Shipp as the superhero, the Flash, and co-starred Amanda Pays. The series was developed from the DC Comics characters by the writing team of Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, tense, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, superhuman speed, adventure, save the day, danger, chases and races, urban, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
Style: dark humor, satirical, art house, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sexual promiscuity, gluttony, obsession, social decay, greed, society, capitalism, cooking, meal, decadence, suicide pact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 7.6
 30K
The A-Team
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, ex soldier, improvised weapon, commando, chases and races, partners, gunfight, mercenary, off the grid, good versus evil, vietnam war veteran, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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Agatha Christie's Poirot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, whodunit, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, murder mystery, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: england, london
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 8.1
 23K
Quantum Leap
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, stylized, witty, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, hologram, partners, impersonating, adventure, fish out of water, hidden identity, odd couple, righting the wronged, experiment gone awry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 908K
Titanic
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, dramatic, romantic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: titanic, love, survival, star crossed lovers, tragic love, romance, shipwreck, love story, ship, sea disaster, iceberg, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england
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 8.7
 135K
Downton Abbey
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: tragicomedy, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, family relations, parents and children, master and servant, social differences, family life, intrigue, aristocracy, love and romance, inheritance, traditional versus modern, engaged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 7.2
 133K
Steve Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: factual, serious, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, dialogue driven, rise to the top, apple computer, ambition, technology, friendship, inventions and discoveries, alter ego, loneliness, adaptation, depression ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
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Drunk History
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, mumblecore, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, american history, guest, absurd humor, interview, comedian, political satire, drunk, cultural icon, americana, religion, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 53K
Continuum
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The series centers on the conflict between a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC, in 2012, and a police officer who accidentally accompanies them. In spite of being many years early, the rebel group decides to ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: policewoman, computer genius, fighting crime, partners against crime, time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, crimes, danger, hopes, time machine, terrorist group ...
Time: 20th century, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, vancouver
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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The Angry Beavers
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, funny, dark humor, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, siblings relations, in the woods, brother brother relationship, escapades, beaver, family relations, when the parents are away, friends, teenage life, animal life, danger ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, offbeat, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, murder, murder mystery, inheritance, existentialism, prison escape, greed, storytelling, eccentricity, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, year 1985 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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Life in Squares
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: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: writer's life, rebelliousness, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, couples, artist, family relations, gays and lesbians, self discovery, friendship, love triangle, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.3
 209K
The Sting
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: clever, witty, atmospheric, surprise ending, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, gambling, mentor, organized crime, corruption, heist, gangster, murder, revenge, poker, chase, con men ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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realistic
realistic movies
Saving Private Ryan 1998
8.6
Schindler's List 1993
8.9
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Everest 2015
7.1
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runaway
runaway movies
Catch Me If You Can 2002
8.1
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Crossing 2018
7.3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
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Chicken Run 2000
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dialogue
dialogue movies
What Men Talk About 3 2018
6.4
Impulse 2018
7.5
Unfriended 2014
5.6
The Big Lebowski 1998
8.1
Aloha 2015
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mentor
mentor movies
Kung Fu Panda 2008
7.6
Peaceful Warrior 2006
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Doctor Strange 2016
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storytelling
storytelling movies
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
7.4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
6.7
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
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serious
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Parker 2013
6.2
Orphan Black 2013
8.3
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
Under the Dome 2013
6.7
Homefront 2013
6.5
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catastrophe
catastrophe movies
Colossal 2016
6.2
The Mist 2007
7.2
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016
5.7
The Grey 2011
6.8
Final Destination 3 2006
5.8
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culture clash
culture clash movies
Nothing to Declare 2010
6.4
Welcome to the Sticks 2008
7.1
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002
6.6
Little Indian, Big City 1994
5.6
Step Up Revolution 2012
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