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, interesting, captivating, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, mentor, violence, friendship, murder, chase, redemption, danger and escapades plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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20th century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 20th century: Titanic (1997), Downton Abbey (2010), Life in Squares (2015), Anastasia (1997), Grace of Monaco (2014), Blue Velvet (1986), The Sting (1973), Pulp Fiction (1994), Schindler's List (1993), Big Fish (2003).

List of 20th century movies

 7.8
 908K
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, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, fall in love, love and romance, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance, young lovers, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s
Place: england
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 8.7
 135K
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, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners ...
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: emotional, serious, 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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 7.1
 99K
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, family, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, destiny, childhood, love and romance, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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Grace of Monaco (2014)
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: stylized, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
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
 156K
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, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
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, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, good versus evil, survival, fugitives, supernatural, outlaw gang, street shootout, brutality, blood, desert, brothel ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, spain, texas ...
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 8.3
 209K
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: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, criminal's revenge, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, boxing, criminal heroes, violence, crime, rape, crime boss, overdose, strong sexual content, accidental killing, heroin ...
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: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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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, offbeat, feel good, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: witch, parents and children, mermaid, escapades, true love, fish, fantasy world, love and romance, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, russia, cuba ...
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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, epic ...
Plot: battles, war, military, heroic mission, sniper, courage, army, rescue, d day, obsessive quest, cowardice, bravery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, 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, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loner, young heroes, loneliness, sniper, lone wolves, mafia, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 8.1
 377K
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, based on true events, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, rise to the top, sport, 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 1986, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, italy, ibiza, mount fuji, brazil ...
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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, escapades, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, anthology, murder, legal action, legal investigation, racism, police, criminal, crime investigation, crimes, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.2
 57K
11.22.63 (2016)
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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, imaginary, period piece, time ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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 6.6
 114K
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: family relations, single parent, parents and children, divorce, businesswoman, flashback, bankruptcy, storytelling, ambition, sunglasses, drawing, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
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 7.8
 2K
The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, downfall, life is a bitch, village life, love and romance, polish, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, witch doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, manhunt, fugitives, friendship, criminal heroes, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, runaway, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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 7.6
 438K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspense, comic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, parallel world, save the world, superhuman powers, investigation, good versus evil, human nature, uncover truth, alternate reality, hidden identity, vigilantism, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, russia, afghanistan, vietnam, antarctica ...
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Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
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, humorous, exciting, witty, dark humor
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: laboratory, mad scientist, intelligence, inventions and discoveries, mischievous children, villain, family, secret identity, goofy hero, young heroes, siblings relations, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century
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The Adventures of Tintin (1991)
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: riddles and clues, amateur detective, adventure, dog, young heroes, investigation, cult, mystery, friends, escapades, pets, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, belgium
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 7.3
 5K
The Flash (1990)
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, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, adventure, save the day, danger, urban, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, lawyer, family, father son relationship, family problems, single father, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 10K
The Big Feast (1973)
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, humorous, satirical, art house, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, sex, weekend, social decay, cooking and food, society, sexual relations, strong sexual content, gluttony, sexual promiscuity, friends, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, turkey
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 7.6
 84K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, false accusation, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, legal, human spirit, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, talky, humorous, stylized, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forgery, fall in love, heist, love and romance, couple relations, museum, adventure, couples, farce, romance, unlikely criminals, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.6
 30K
The A-Team (1983)
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: partners, righting the wronged, mercenary, adventure, ex soldier, chases and races, off the grid, improvised weapon, commando, escapades, good versus evil, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
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