Movies about the 20th century

Movies about the 20th century
List of the best films about the 20th century according to the audience: Rebecca, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Against the Sun, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Low Down, The Walk, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed, Freaky Deaky, Savannah, Lovelace.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Rebecca (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40

An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.

Against the Sun (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration02:01

Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. The scars of the past hide differences that will either tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions.

Low Down (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

The Walk (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A group of American GIs work their way through war-torn France during the final days of the Second World War.

Freaky Deaky (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA

Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

Savannah (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family, history
CountryUSA

Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

Lovelace (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

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Fortress (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.

The Idealist (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller
CountryDenmark, USA

A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.

Stonewall (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

"Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.

Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

Ginger Baker is known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world's greatest drummer didn’t hit his stride until 1972, when he arrived in Nigeria and discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. After leaving Nigeria, Ginger returned to his pattern of drug-induced self-destruction, and countless groundbreaking musical works, eventually settling in South Africa, where the 73-year-old lives with his young bride and 39 polo ponies. This documentary includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and more. Beware of Mr. Baker! With every smash of the drum is a man smashing his way through life.

The Playroom (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

Four children in their attic hideaway make up a fantastic story, while downstairs their parents weave a drunken intrigue of their own.

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

Fight for Your Right Revisited stars Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, and Elijah Wood as the "young" Beastie Boys from the past and Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell as the "old" Beastie Boys from the future. The story begins where the video for "Fight for Your Right (1987)" ended. It features music from the band's album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

2 Jacks (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?

Code Red (2013)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA

A female doctor struggling to find her daughter after a long lost World War II biological weapon explodes on a U.S. military base in Bulgaria, turning people into mutant zombies.

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

The Untold History Of The United States (2012)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryUSA

Oliver Stone documentary charted the post-WW2 history of the United States.

The Audition (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, short
CountryMacau, USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia
Duration01:00

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio must compete for the lead role in Martin Scorsese's next film.

The Front Runner (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:18

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

The Coldest Game (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, history, sport
CountryPoland, USA

During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

Red Tails (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Pride (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00

Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem - the union seems embarrassed to receive their support. However the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village of Onllwyn, in the Dulais Valley in Wales, and later set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

Mighty Fine (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

Set in the 1970's, MIGHTY FINE is the story of Joe Fine (Chazz Palminteri) a charismatic, high-spirited man, who relocates his family--wife Stella (Andie MacDowell), a Holocaust survivor, daughters Nathalie (Jodelle Ferland) and Maddie (Rainey Qualley)--from Brooklyn to New Orleans, in search of a better life. Unfortunately, Joe's spending spree is wildly out of touch with reality, as his apparel business is teetering on the brink of collapse, a fact he refuses to accept. Written and directed by Debbie Goodstein, MIGHTY FINE is told from the perspective of an adult Nathalie remembering the events of her youth, and is inspired by Goodstein's memories of her own father. MIGHTY FINE ultimately shows how coming to terms with the past without judgment is the most fruitful way to move toward the future.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Capone (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada

The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Jersey Boys (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and many more.

Big Miracle (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.




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