Twentieth century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant twentieth century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, cult film, entertaining, suspense, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, death, runaway, chase, catastrophe, vengeance, storytelling, adventure and heroes plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
twentieth century
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twentieth century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as twentieth century: Stay Hungry (1976), Summer in February (2013), Evita (1996), Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018), Bollenti spiriti (1981), Karate Warrior 2 (1988), June 9 (2008), Call Me Francesco (2015), Last Action Hero (1993), Twins (1988).

List of twentieth century movies

 5.6
 5K
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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, romance, ambition, society, love and romance, social differences, fitness, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: birmingham alabama, usa, alabama
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Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Newlyn School of artists flourished at the beginning of the 20th Century and the film focuses on the wild and bohemian Lamorna Group, which included Alfred Munnings and Laura and Harold Knight. The incendiary anti-Modernist Munnings, now ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, lifestyle, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfilled love, family relations, couples, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 20th century, pre world war one, year 1914 ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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 6.3
 36K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: lyrical, intense, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, dancing, rise to power, political unrest, redemption, ambition, female protagonist, hopes, charity, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, south america ...
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
Style: captivating, factual, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, animal rescue, army, battles, friendship, adventure, hopes, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, yale university
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Bollenti spiriti (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Giovanni is a rich Italian aristocrat. He inherit a castle occupied by the ghost of an ancestor. Part of the inheritance is of a young beautiful blonde tourist, far relative of Giovanni. The two have to pay a ticket to the ghost to be free to own ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: mistaken identity, ghost, castle, haunted castle, lawyer, piano, sex, same actor playing two characters simultaneously on screen, sleeping pill, heir, misunderstanding, dinner ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: italy
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Karate Warrior 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After studying martial arts in the Philippines and defeating his opponent Quino, Anthony Scott heads back to the U.S. to attend college. Making the promise to his teacher that he will not fight, Anthony finds himself the target of the Tigers, a ...
Plot: bully comeuppance, surprise party, art, martial arts, gang, teenage girl, tournament, teenage boy, training, teenage protagonist, hospital, winner ...
Time: year 1988, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 4.4
 628
June 9 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What happened on june 9? On a search for some harmless fun at the end of the school year, 17 year-old Derek boggman led his friends on a mischievous journey of caught-on-camera pranks. But on their quest to find even bigger thrills, something else ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, depressing
Plot: found footage, rebellious youth, prank, fear, stalker, terror, ritual, urban legend, high school, clown, gypsy, murder ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ohio
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Call Me Francesco (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A biopic of the rise of father Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ from a teacher in a Jesuit High School in Argentina to archbishop and cardinal of Buenos Aires to Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The story touches on his relation with his fellow Jesuits in ...
Plot: pope, election
Time: 60s, 90s, year 2013, 80s, 70s ...
Place: rome italy
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Last Action Hero (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, parody, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, magic, heroes, chase, satire, parallel universe, boy, villain, grim reaper, gunfight, miraculous event, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1993, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, new york state ...
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 6.1
 126K
Twins (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage ...
Style: funny, humorous, road movie, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: road trip, twins, adventure, fish out of water, partners, family relations, on the road, brothers, culture clash, brother brother relationship, buddy, long lost brother ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles, austin texas, texas, arizona ...
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 7.3
 260K
True Lies (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
Style: exciting, humorous, intense, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret service, secret agents, adventure, marriage, surveillance, terrorist, love and romance, truth serum, undercover, terrorist plot ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, maryland, california, usa
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: time travel, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, terminator, cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalypse, child in peril, robot vs. robot ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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 8.1
 863K
The Terminator (1984)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, neo noir, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: time travel, cyberpunk, cyborgs, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, sent to the past, androids and robots, terminator, good versus evil, post apocalypse, dystopic future, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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 7.5
 15K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, dramatic, political ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, nazi, sex scene, society, political unrest, family life, siblings relations, politics, public humiliation ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, eastern europe, israel, serbia, europe ...
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Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, quest, car chase, contest, competition, family relations, disorder, escapades, master and servant, rivalry, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: california, san diego california
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 6.6
 155K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: rough, futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, dystopic future, chase, prison, rivalry, resistance, gadget, tough heroes, future dystopia, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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 5.5
 35K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, small town, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.8
 424K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, jungle, military, creature, deadly creature, hunting, predator, squad, chase, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1987
Place: latin america, south america, central america
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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, scary, suspenseful, macabre, slasher ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, investigation, psychopath, chimpanzee, boarding school, school, disfigurement, amateur detective, mind game, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: switzerland, europe, munich germany, alps
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 8.5
 261K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, inspirational, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, childhood, first love, filmmaking, nostalgia, cinema, haunted by the past, friendship, philosophy, life philosophy, movie theatre, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: light, funny, humorous, sincere, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, teacher, kindergarten, mischievous children, small town, police investigation, children, bullying, chase, police, undercover, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: california, oregon, plymouth, los angeles
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 4.7
 70K
Junior (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: pregnancy, pregnant man, scientist, baby, happy ending, fall in love, science, inventions and discoveries, farce, romance, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: san francisco
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Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, surprise ending, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, fish out of water, super strength, chase, farce, folk hero, mythology, muscleman, strongman, contests and competitions, bear, weightlifting ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, california, usa, greece
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 6.2
 113K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rogue agent, conspiracy, treason, gunfight, corporate crime, witness protection program, police investigation, witness, justice, deception, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, 80s, year 1996
Place: new york, maryland, usa, baltimore, san francisco ...
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 6.9
 54K
Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, political, humorous, witty, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: u.s. president, politics, political corruption, president, lookalikes, romance, conspiracy, congress, head of state, americana, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: barbarian, sword and sorcery, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magic, good versus evil, medieval, warrior, rescue, heroic mission, beast, female warrior ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, prehistoric times, 20th century, stone age
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 6.7
 162K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, machismo, rescue, gunfight, commando, warrior, one man army, mercenary, hostage, assassination, violence, father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: california, los angeles, latin america
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 3.7
 255K
Batman & Robin (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, justice, crime fighter, transformation, mad scientist, chase, death, secret identity, adventure, superhuman powers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1997
Place: india, south america
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 5.9
 123K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cyberpunk, cloning, lookalikes, dystopic future, genetic engineering, clones, conspiracy, murder, rivalry, dishonesty, one against many, apocalypse ...
Time: future, year 2000, 2010s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: argentina, patagonia
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My Secret Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: My Secret Identity was a Canadian television series starring Jerry O'Connell and Derek McGrath. Originally broadcast from October 9, 1988 – May 25, 1991 on CTV in Canada, the series also aired in syndication in the United States. The series ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, super powers, high school, missing person, radiation, family relations, disorder, mad scientist, young heroes, youth, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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