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, serious, exciting, entertaining, cult film and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mentor, runaway, dialogue, chase, death, catastrophe, redemption, storytelling, vengeance and destiny plots mostly in Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi 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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, cinderella story, hopes, love and romance, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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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, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, dog, animal rescue, army, battlefield, battles, baseball, adventure, friendship ...
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, mistaken identity, castle, haunted castle, sex, lawyer, piano playing, legs, leg, telephone call, dinner, manhole ...
Time: year 1981, 20th century, twentieth century, 80s
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: teenage boy, boxing ring, flashback, karate, teenage girl, martial arts, radio broadcast, radio, teenage protagonist, fight, gang, mentor ...
Time: twentieth century, 20th century, year 1988, 80s
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, rough, disturbing, psychological
Plot: found footage, rebellious youth, fear, stalker, prank, terror, dare, urban legend, ritual, video camera, walkie talkie, dinner ...
Time: 20th century, 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: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s, 1960s, twentieth century ...
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, surreal, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, magic, fantasy world, heroes, parody, gunfight, good versus evil, film within a film, magical object, child's point of view, ticket, projectionist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1993 ...
Place: new york, california, los angeles, 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, family relations, partners, on the road, brother brother relationship, twins separated at birth, perfection, adventure, road trip, orphanage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, twentieth century
Place: usa, los angeles, arizona, california, 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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, secret agents, secret service, marriage, adventure, terrorist plot, surveillance, undercover, espionage, 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, France
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, save the world, post apocalypse, terminator, chase, robot, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century ...
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: man versus machine, cyberpunk, cyborgs, sent to the past, androids, androids and robots, killer robot, protector, dystopic future, manhunt, artificial intelligence, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, twentieth century, year 1984 ...
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, holocaust, fascism, politics, family relations, society, family life, political unrest, siblings relations, generation gap, dictatorship, 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: feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, romance, society, love and romance, social differences, americana, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1976
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: humorous, offbeat, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: car chase, quest, scavenger hunt, rivalry, contests and competitions, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, treasure hunt, fish out of water, disorder, family relations, master and servant ...
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, chases and races, danger, dystopic future, resistance, distopia, gadget, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s ...
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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, police detective, drug cartel, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
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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, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
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, scary, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, deadly creature, hunting, jungle, warrior, trap, evil alien, danger, creature, tough heroes ...
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, investigation, serial killer, boarding school life, sleepwalking, disfigurement, supernatural, doctor, chimpanzee, mind game ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, 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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, childhood, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, friendship, censorship, funeral, generation gap, 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, realistic ...
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, boss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, twentieth century, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, los angeles, 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: feel good, light, absurd, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, science, scientist, farce, fall in love, switching roles, baby, experiment gone awry, inventions and discoveries, disorder, nothing goes right, fertility ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century
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: 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, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 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, gunfight, witness protection, witness, woman in danger, on the run, corporate crime, deception, one man army, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., san francisco, 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: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: u.s. president, lookalikes, politics, coma, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
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, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, danger, master warrior, imaginary, heroes, magic ...
Time: ancient history, 80s, 20th century, prehistoric times, twentieth century ...
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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, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, twentieth century, edwardian era, 1900s
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: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: superhero, double life, batman, secret identity, good versus evil, crime fighter, undercover, fighting crime, superhuman powers, super vehicle, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1997, 1990s
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clones, cloning, genetic engineering, lookalikes, good versus evil, murder, one against many, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, mistaken identity, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, twentieth century, year 2000 ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
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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: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, young heroes, superhuman powers, youth, radiation, disorder, family relations, teenage life, danger, undercover, mad scientist, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, 1990s ...
Place: north dakota, usa, canada
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