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Movies Set in The 1920s

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The Princess and the Frog(2009)

3.6/5 (with 1,986 votes)

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

The Godfather: Part II(1974)

R
| 3h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,247 votes)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

The Imitation Game(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | History, Drama, Thriller, War
4.0/5 (with 6,722 votes)

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

The Light Between Oceans(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 551 votes)

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Lolita(1997)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 513 votes)

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,813 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins .The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Live by Night(2016)

R
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 503 votes)

A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered on a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

PG
| 3h 47min | War, History, Adventure, Drama
4.0/5 (with 996 votes)

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Citizen Kane(1941)

PG
| 1h 59min | Mystery, Drama
4.1/5 (with 1,829 votes)

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

Porco Rosso(1992)

3.9/5 (with 1,055 votes)

In Italy in the 1930s, sky pirates in biplanes terrorize wealthy cruise ships as they sail the Adriatic Sea. The only pilot brave enough to stop the scourge is the mysterious Porco Rosso, a former World War I flying ace who was somehow turned into a pig during the war. As he prepares to battle the pirate crew's American ace, Porco Rosso enlists the help of spunky girl mechanic Fio Piccolo and his longtime friend Madame Gina.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.9/5 (with 1,039 votes)

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Gandhi(1982)

PG
| 3h 11min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 814 votes)

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

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Balto II: Wolf Quest(2002)

3.2/5 (with 203 votes)

Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.

Directed by Phil Weinstein

Christopher Robin(2018)

3.7/5 (with 1,033 votes)

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Scarface(1932)

1h 33min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 164 votes)

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Frida(2002)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 776 votes)

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

The Danish Girl(2015)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,427 votes)

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Legends of the Fall(1994)

3.7/5 (with 873 votes)

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil(2003)

1h 28min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 69 votes)

This biopic profiles history's most spectacular madman, tracing his journey from humble roots to complete mastery of Germany.

Midnight in Paris(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 2,826 votes)

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,958 votes)

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Chicago(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 965 votes)

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

The Quest(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 219 votes)

Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes.

Out of Africa(1985)

PG
| 2h 41min | History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 473 votes)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.

The Last Emperor(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 43min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 536 votes)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

The Lover(1992)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 163 votes)

A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings and torrid encounters.

The Painted Veil(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 406 votes)

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

J. Edgar(2011)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama, Crime, History
3.1/5 (with 898 votes)

As the face of law enforcement in the United States for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life.

Legionnaire(1998)

2.9/5 (with 175 votes)

Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he seeks escape by joining the foreign legion. As part of the legion he tangles with abusive lieutenant Steinkampf and bonds with legionnaires Luther, Mackintosh and Rosetti.

Cinderella Man(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 781 votes)

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

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