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, suspense, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, murder, mentor, dialogue, brutality, chase, violence, runaway, vengeance and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
20th century
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20th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20th century: Titanic (1997), Downton Abbey (2010), Life in Squares (2015), Red Tails (2012), Anastasia (1997), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Frasier (1993), Red Heat (1988), Asylum (2005), Grace of Monaco (2014).

List of 20th century movies

 7.8
 942K
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, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, ship, love, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, tragic love, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s, edwardian era
Place: england
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 8.7
 140K
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, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, master and servant, family relations, family life, countryside, manners, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, inheritance, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, writer's life, rebelliousness, bohemian, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians, self discovery, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.9
 32K
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: military, fighter pilot, soldier, war, discrimination, military base, aerial combats, interracial relations, heroic mission, military life, danger, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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 7.1
 102K
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, family, good versus evil, love and romance, destiny, childhood, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, france, europe, paris france
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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: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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 8.1
 66K
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, talky, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Plot: sitcom, radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, psychiatry, father son relationship, radio show, verbal byplay, dog, sibling relationship, doctor, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, manchester, manchester england ...
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 6.1
 58K
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: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, stereotypes, russian mafia, revenge, police, life philosophy, buddy cop, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia ...
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 6.1
 5K
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, psychiatrist, love and romance, hospital, destructive relationship, mental illness, love, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
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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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: royal family, mother daughter relationship, royal court, family relations, couple relations, politics, society, state affairs, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, cinderella story, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: monte carlo, europe, french riviera
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 7.8
 160K
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, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, innocence lost, sexual perversion, eccentricity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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, adventurer, artifact, escape, father son relationship, diary, nazi, courage, underwater ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, middle east, utah ...
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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, suspense, bleak, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, gory, survival, fugitives, supernatural, outlaw gang, desert, brutality, street shootout, brothel, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, spain, texas ...
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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, psychopath, serial killer, stranded, gory, survival, isolation, ocean or sea, confined, anthropophagus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, athens greece, greece
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: sport, hockey player, ice hockey, factory, rivalry, athlete's life, discrimination, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada
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 6.6
 2K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police station, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, partners, workplace situations, police detective, society, inspector, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Houdini & Doyle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Stratton are tasked with the cases that nobody else can solve. It challenges their sense of what is real and what is not. Houdini is a skeptic, while Doyle believes in the unseen. Their diverse viewpoints ...
Style: captivating, exciting, twists and turns, intellectual
Plot: murder investigation, magic, amateur detective, skepticism, writers, illusionist, partners, dispute
Time: 20th century
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 8.3
 216K
The Sting (1973)
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, violence, horse race ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, violence, hitman, crime, boxing, criminal heroes, crime boss, overdose, gangster, rape, drugs, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: war, military, battles, sniper, army, heroic mission, courage, rescue, d day, self sacrifice, bravery, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, europe, france, poland, germany ...
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, mentor, killings, loner, neighbor, partners, loneliness, murder, lone wolves, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 8.1
 387K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, world champion, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, desire for fame, rising to stardom, racecar driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1975, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, england, italy, france, belgium ...
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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, emotional, based on memoir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, nurse, love affair, poetry, aspiring writer, nursing, compassion, war injury, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, romantic, touching ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, soldier, love and romance, wooing, drugs/alcohol, homecoming, wartime life, friends, looking for love, military, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: michigan, usa
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Hap and Leonard (2016)
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: small town, partners against crime, bounty hunter, crime, interracial relations, racism, fighting crime, society, against the rules, chase, flashback, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: college, coming of age, buddies, haunted by the past, college life, youth, moral dilemma, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, campus, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: anthology, courtroom drama, murder, racism, crime investigation, police, criminal, crimes, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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