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Movies Set in 1926

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 7,799 votes)

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

The Princess and the Frog(2009)

3.6/5 (with 2,050 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.

Hidden Figures(2016)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 3,575 votes)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Anastasia(1997)

G
| 1h 34min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 2,149 votes)

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

The Mummy(1999)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 3,425 votes)

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,191 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

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 Dressmaker(2015)

1h 58min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 639 votes)

In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

England, December 1926. Although her personal life is in tatters, the famous writer Agatha Christie decides to leave everything behind to help unravel an unsolved murder committed on a train six years ago, unable to imagine the disproportionate consequences that such a selfless act will cause.

The Sand Pebbles(1966)

PG-13
| 3h 2min | Adventure, War
3.6/5 (with 80 votes)

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

The Call of Cthulhu(2005)

3.6/5 (with 46 votes)

A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own.

Directed by Andrew Leman

Death Defying Acts(2007)

PG
| 1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 91 votes)

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

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The Great Waldo Pepper(1975)

PG
| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.

Easy Virtue(1928)

2.6/5 (with 22 votes)

Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.

Agatha(1979)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

England, 1926. An American journalist looks for mystery writer Agatha Christie when she suddenly disappears without explanation, leaving no trace.

The Moderns(1988)

R
| 2h 6min | Drama, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

Nick Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He becomes involved in a plot by wealthy art patroness Nathalie de Ville to forge three paintings. This leads to several run-ins with American rubber magnate Bertram Stone, who happens to be married to Hart's ex-wife Rachel.

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