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, interesting, intense and clever films and TV shows about / with mentor, catastrophe, destiny, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, justice, culture clash, brutality and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
20th century
20th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20th century: Titanic (1997), Downton Abbey (2010), The Walk (2015), Bewitched (1964), Joy (2015), Life in Squares (2015), Chicago (2002), Malcolm X (1992), Red Tails (2012), Red Joan (2018).

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, romantic, emotional, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love, romance, love story, ship, fall in love, love and romance, drowning, sea disaster, opposites attract, tragic love, iceberg, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england, atlantic ocean
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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, realistic, serious, tragicomedy, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, master and servant, family life, manners, countryside, high society, family relations, social differences, love and romance, inheritance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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The Walk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: skyscraper, planning, obsession, ambition, danger, artists and showbiz, escapades, mentor, street performer, circus performer, world trade center manhattan new york city, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1973, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, france
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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: semi serious, humorous, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: housewife, witch, temptation, family, supernatural ability, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, imaginary, supernatural, family life, eccentric family ...
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: businesswoman, inventor, family relations, parents and children, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy, party, sunglasses, drawing, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 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, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, gays and lesbians, gender, writer's life, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, love and romance, rebelliousness, couples, self discovery, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, crimes of passion, warden, fame, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, military life, aerial combats, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, danger, interracial relations, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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Red Joan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Style: intense, serious, suspense, depressing, suspenseful ...
Plot: female spy, interrogation, world war two, propaganda, woman, interrogation room, war crime, oppression, kgb, suffering, escapades, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s, 1930s, 2000s ...
Place: soviet union
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Steve Jobs (2015)
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: serious, factual, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, dialogue driven, computers and web, technology, friendship, father daughter relationship, inventions and discoveries, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa, california
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The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, countryside, cons and scams, goofy hero, competition, eccentricity, doctor, nurse, friendship, spa, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: michigan, usa
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, semi serious, witty
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, love and romance, romance, ambition, rivalry, social differences, society, friends, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, reunion, british, princess, imagination, attic, servant, rescue, fantasy life, french, little girl, rich poor ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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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, state affairs, political intrigue, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, elimination, deadly, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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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: love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, family life, family problems, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
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The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: family life, family problems, intrigue, rivalry, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance, rich and poor, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, betrayal, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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, drug dealing, power relations, working undercover, reluctant partners ...
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, talky, witty, feel good ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, sitcom, dog, father son relationship, psychiatry, radio show, doctor, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, uptight character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, manchester england, manchester, washington state ...
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Aftershock (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, factual ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, haunted by the past, family reunited, moral dilemma, redemption, family in crisis, earthquake, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presumed dead, loss of sibling ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: china, asia, canada
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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, serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, love and romance, family problems, family life, living with parents, looking for love, small town life, homecoming, family relations, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, injustice, homecoming, human spirit, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, mexico, latin america, asia ...
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Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, gunfight, witness protection, witness, arms dealer, on the run, corporate crime, deception, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., california
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Rush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, human spirit, world champion, racecar driver, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, brazil, new york, south africa, austria ...
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Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, danger, multiple suspects, mansion, maid, butler, board game, amateur detective, strangulation, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new england
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Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
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, police, stereotypes, buddy cop, soviet, revenge, russian mafia, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia ...
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, martial arts, time machine, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, heroic mission, danger, politics, imaginary, violence ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1860s, 2000s ...
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, artifact, archaeology, tombs and skeletons, good versus evil, adventurer, adventure, danger, child driving car, violence, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: india, mine, shanghai china, china
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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