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Movies Set in The 1920s

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The Princess and the Frog(2009)

3.6/5 (with 2,036 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 4,364 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 6,835 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 Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,926 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.

Porco Rosso(1992)

3.9/5 (with 1,095 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

Lolita(1997)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 535 votes)

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

Midnight in Paris(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 2,892 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 Light Between Oceans(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 564 votes)

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

Christopher Robin(2018)

3.7/5 (with 1,053 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.

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.9/5 (with 1,070 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.

Scarface(1932)

1h 33min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 179 votes)

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

Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

PG
| 3h 47min | War, History, Adventure, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,037 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.

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The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,002 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.

Legends of the Fall(1994)

3.7/5 (with 901 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.

Citizen Kane(1941)

PG
| 1h 59min | Mystery, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,982 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.

Singin' in the Rain(1952)

4.1/5 (with 1,079 votes)

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Live by Night(2016)

R
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 514 votes)

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

The Danish Girl(2015)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,457 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.

Gandhi(1982)

PG
| 3h 11min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 846 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.

Frida(2002)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 792 votes)

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

Fullmetal Alchemist(2017)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
2.6/5 (with 189 votes)

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Directed by Fumihiko Sori - With Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka

Hitler: The Rise of Evil(2003)

1h 28min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 82 votes)

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

Fried Green Tomatoes(1991)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 475 votes)

Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

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

The Quest(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 234 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.

The Lover(1992)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 193 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.

Love in the Time of Cholera(2007)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 129 votes)

In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a telegraph boy, falls in love with Fermina Daza, the daughter of a mule trader.

Seabiscuit(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 297 votes)

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

A River Runs Through It(1992)

PG
| 2h 3min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 354 votes)

A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920's.

The Fall(2006)

R
| 1h 57min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 457 votes)

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

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