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, exciting, cult film, serious, entertaining and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, chase, dialogue, runaway, redemption, catastrophe, death, heroes, murder and vengeance plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as twentieth century: 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), True Lies (1994), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

List of twentieth century movies

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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, hopes, cinderella story, human spirit, charity, folk hero, rise to the top, love and romance, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
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, Belgium, UK
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: factual, captivating, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: chase, world war one, soldier, rescue, dog, animal rescue, army, battles, baseball, adventure, friendship, battlefield ...
Time: 20th century, 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 ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: ghost, castle, mistaken identity, haunted castle, dinner, sleeping pill, telephone, erotica, piano, piano playing, manhole, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 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: martial arts, art, teenage boy, mentor, radio broadcast, fight, gang, gangster, winner, flashback, boxing ring, teenage protagonist ...
Time: year 1988, 80s, twentieth century, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing
Plot: found footage, rebellious youth, fear, prank, terror, stalker, ritual, dare, urban legend, mallet, gypsy, murder ...
Time: twentieth century, 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 ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: pope, election
Time: 2000s, 1990s, twentieth century, 1960s, 2010s ...
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, semi serious, parody, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, magic, good versus evil, fantasy world, gunfight, film within a film, dark humor, magical object, ticket, cartoon cat, projectionist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993, twentieth century ...
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa, 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, girls' night, kids
Plot: twins, fish out of water, reunion, on the road, family relations, partners, brother brother relationship, road trip, perfection, orphanage, adventure, long lost brother ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, twentieth century
Place: usa, los angeles, new mexico, texas, houston texas ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, secret agents, espionage, secret service, marriage, adventure, terrorist plot, surveillance, undercover, truth serum, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, florida, 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, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot vs. robot, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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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, neo noir, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids and robots, killer robot, protector, androids, time paradox, dystopic future, time travel, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 21st century, 2020s ...
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, dictatorship, generation gap, fencing ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s, 50s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, budapest hungary, israel ...
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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: realistic, feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, society, love and romance, ambition, romance, rivalry, social differences, working class, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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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: car chase, scavenger hunt, quest, disorder, family relations, chase, fish out of water, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, twentieth century
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: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, chase, chases and races, dystopic future, future dystopia, danger, resistance, gadget, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, death sentence ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century, year 2019, year 2017 ...
Place: los angeles, california
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, revenge, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, martial arts, street gang, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union, russia ...
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: alien, monster, deadly creature, survival, hunting, jungle, warrior, creature, trap, evil alien, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1987, future
Place: latin america, central america, south 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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, investigation, serial killer, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, chimpanzee, doctor, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1985
Place: switzerland, europe, munich germany, alps
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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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: childhood, haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, filmmaking, village, friendship, censorship, generation gap, funeral, child's point of view, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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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, humorous, sincere, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, working undercover, kindergarten, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, disorder, small town, chase, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1990, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, los angeles, california
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, fish out of water, folk hero, superhero, greek god, contests and competitions, legends and myths, obsessive quest, gangsters, super strength, mythology, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, twentieth century, year 1969 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, greece, california
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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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, treason, rogue agent, witness protection, gunfight, witness, woman in danger, on the run, corporate crime, deception, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, california, san francisco ...
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: u.s. president, lookalikes, politics, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, coma, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s, twentieth century
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, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, warrior, heroic mission, master warrior, imaginary, danger, heroes ...
Time: stone age, ancient history, 80s, 20th century, 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, mercenary, commando, gunfight, kidnapping, father, heroes, danger, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, 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: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: posing nude, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, romance, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couples, infidelity, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era, twentieth century
Place: cornwall, england, london
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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: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, secret identity, crime fighter, fighting crime, undercover, superhuman powers, rivalry, crimes, crime, super vehicle ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1997, twentieth century
Place: india
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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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cloning, clones, genetic engineering, cyberpunk, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, helicopter, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, year 2000, twentieth century ...
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, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, young heroes, superhuman powers, youth, radiation, family relations, disorder, teenage life, danger, undercover, mad scientist, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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