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Movies Set in The 1920s

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The Power of the Dog(2021)

R
| 2h 5min | Drama, Western
3.4/5 (with 840 votes)

A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother's new wife and her teen son, until long-hidden secrets come to light.

The Princess and the Frog(2009)

3.6/5 (with 2,195 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 4,766 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 7,265 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.

Lolita(1997)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 629 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 5,259 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.

Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

PG
| 3h 47min | War, History, Adventure, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,144 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.

Legends of the Fall(1994)

3.7/5 (with 991 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.

The Danish Girl(2015)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,576 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.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil(2003)

1h 28min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 96 votes)

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

Memoirs of a Geisha(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.9/5 (with 1,179 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.

Singin' in the Rain(1952)

4.1/5 (with 1,194 votes)

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

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Christopher Robin(2018)

3.7/5 (with 1,085 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.

Live by Night(2016)

R
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 545 votes)

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

Citizen Kane(1941)

PG
| 1h 59min | Mystery, Drama
4.0/5 (with 2,181 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.

Downton Abbey(2019)

PG
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love, History
3.6/5 (with 418 votes)

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

The Light Between Oceans(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 585 votes)

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

The Quest(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 263 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.

Scarface(1932)

1h 33min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 208 votes)

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

Fried Green Tomatoes(1991)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 521 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.

The Lover(1992)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 235 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.

Frida(2002)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 850 votes)

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

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,160 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.

Midnight in Paris(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 3,095 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 Last Emperor(1987)

PG-13
| 2h 43min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 621 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.

Doctor Zhivago(1965)

PG-13
| 3h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 430 votes)

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Miller's Crossing(1990)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.8/5 (with 627 votes)

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Seabiscuit(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 326 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.

Cinderella Man(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 855 votes)

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

Balto II: Wolf Quest(2002)

3.2/5 (with 210 votes)

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

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