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 exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, serious, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with mentor, chase, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, death, transformation, redemption, storytelling and vengeance plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as twentieth century: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018), Bollenti spiriti (1981), Karate Warrior 2 (1988), June 9 (2018), Call Me Francesco (2015), Last Action Hero (1993), Twins (1988), True Lies (1994), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), The Terminator (1984).

List of twentieth century movies

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Canada, USA
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: vintage
Plot: baseball, cooking, soldier, dog, chase, animal, rescue, stray dog, immigrants, food, american history, americana ...
Time: twentieth 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 ...
Plot: mistaken identity, castle, ghost, erotica, female nudity, lawyer, sex, piano, misunderstanding, piano playing, telephone call, telephone ...
Time: year 1981, 20th century, twentieth 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: radio broadcasting, winner, training, karate, teenage protagonist, tournament, united states of america, teenage girl, teenage boy, hospital, boxing ring, gang ...
Time: twentieth century, 20th century
Place: usa
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June 9 (2018)
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: suspense
Plot: found footage, rebellious youth, closet, video camera, gore, television, ice, credit card, nerd, summer, walkie talkie, ritual ...
Time: twentieth 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 ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: pope, election
Time: twentieth century, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 1960s
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, surreal, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, magic, fantasy world, gunfight, magical object, projectionist, ticket, cartoon cat, child's point of view, heroes, miraculous event, explosions ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: humorous, funny, entertaining, road movie, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: twins, fish out of water, reunion, family relations, partners, on the road, brother brother relationship, adventure, road trip, long lost brother, culture clash, delivery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona, new mexico ...
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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, semi serious, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, terrorism, secret service, marriage, secret agents, surveillance, gunfight, undercover, terrorist plot, truth serum, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1994, 1990s ...
Place: usa, florida, washington d.c., california
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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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, save the world, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, bleak, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, manhunt, androids and robots, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, danger, protector, sent to the past, heroine, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, time travel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 2020s, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
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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: epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, politics, siblings relations, state affairs, society, family life, political unrest, generation gap, dictatorship, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, bodybuilding, gym, social differences, society, working class, americana, love triangle, ambition, fall in love, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: alabama, usa
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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, offbeat, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: car chase, scavenger hunt, disorder, dishonesty, treasure hunt, fish out of water, chases and races, contests and competitions, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1979
Place: california, san diego california
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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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, massacre, against the odds, gadget, resistance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, drug cartel, soviet, buddy cop ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union ...
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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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, small town, fbi, vengeance, crime, law enforcement, against the odds, rebellion, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, deadly, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, jungle, deadly creature, invisibility, chase, alien, trap, warrior, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, mine, south america, central america
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Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
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: atmospheric, surreal, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, freak, disfigurement, slasher, revenge, doctor, maniac, chimpanzee, sleepwalking ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, munich germany
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, first love, filmmaking, village, generation gap, funeral, movie theatre, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, twentieth century, 1940s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: 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: humorous, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, disorder, small town, chase, danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, year 1990, 1990s, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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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: humorous, feel good, absurd, light, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, farce, inventions and discoveries, fall in love, baby, switching roles, experiment gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, fertility ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: san francisco
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Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: folk hero, superhero, good versus evil, fish out of water, hercules, gangsters, rivalry, time travel, rescue, disorder, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: 1960s, twentieth century, year 1969, 20th century, future ...
Place: new york, usa, greece, california
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Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, 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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, one man army, gunfight, witness protection, witness, arms dealer, on the run, corporate crime, deception, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., california
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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: touching, clever, witty, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: white house, coma, secret service, politics, political corruption, tour guide, chief of staff, congress, president, romance, lookalikes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, 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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, warrior, adventure, barbarian, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, master warrior, heroic mission, imaginary, heroes, danger ...
Time: ancient history, twentieth century, year 1984, stone age, prehistoric times ...
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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, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, kidnapping, father, vengeance, mercenary, danger, gunfight, commando, machismo, warrior, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
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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: realistic, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, siblings relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, family relations, romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, twentieth century, 1900s
Place: england, cornwall
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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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, double life, crime fighter, secret identity, undercover, superhuman powers, master villain, fighting crime, crime, super vehicle, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century
Place: india
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The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cloning, genetic engineering, birthday, back from the dead, helicopter, good versus evil, murder, lookalikes, terminator, suburbs, pets, couples ...
Time: future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s, twentieth century
Place: patagonia, argentina
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My Secret Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, disorder, teenage life, heroes, escapades, family relations, adventure, mad scientist, danger, youth, friendship, laboratory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, twentieth century, year 1990 ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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