Movies about the 20th century

Movies about the 20th century
List of the best films about the 20th century according to the audience: Against the Ice, Rebecca, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Blind Man's Bluff, Love and Pigeons, Bastards, A Dangerous Method, X-Men, Titanic, The Mist.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryIceland, Denmark
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Cold

In 1909, two explorers fight to survive after they're left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Orphans
PlotLove, True love, Investigation, Obsession, Love at first sight
PlaceEngland, Estate
StylePsychological problems, By books, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersRich, Disabled people, Miners, Veterans
PlotPassion, Obsession
PlaceEngland, Mansions
TimeWorld War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotPads, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, Laboratory
StyleBlack humor, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie stars in the film, but you will not be able to recognize them immediately since they are all in disguise.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, True love
PlaceSea, Village, Russia, USSR
StylePopular, Light, To cry, Soulful, Vital signs

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia returns to his wife and children.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Difficult teens
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersJews, Psychologists, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotPassion, Mental disorders, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Intellectual, Serious

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

Duration01:45
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Heroes, Immortals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany, USA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, By comics, Serious, Disturbing

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Death, Fog, Fear
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration03:00
CharactersScammers, Rich, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, Wall Street, New York
StyleBeautiful, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor, For a group of friends

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersAlcoholics, Businessmen, Priests
PlotMoney, Obsession, Success, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic, Intellectual

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration02:38
CharactersRich, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Success
StyleInspirational

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Netherlands, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersDoctors, Courtesans
PlotLove, Jealousy, True love, Seduction, Freedom
PlaceGermany, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A chance meeting between Nicolai and Nina, a friend from the past, makes Nicolai return to an abandoned hotel in which, many years ago, he experienced his only love, full of tragedy and an overwhelming feeling.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Heroes, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Death
PlaceJapan, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, Patriotic, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotBoxing, Rivalry
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Heavy, Serious

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration02:08
CharactersNurses
PlotFuneral
PlaceAfrica
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Kilian is a young man who has never left the mountains of Huesca which saw him grow up. In 1953 he will travel to the exotic island of Fernando Poo to work in a cacao field alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island he will undertake a journey towards maturity and knowledge, but will also have to deal with pain and loss.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountrySpain, Bulgaria, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Hired assassins, Rich, Journalists
PlotLove, On real events, Motorcycles
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Russia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.

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Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Tough guys, Billionaires
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Chase, Multi-part, Snow
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

Duration01:43
CharactersPianists, Actors, Singers
PlotDancing, Jealousy, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Cute

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Criminals
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Womens in main roles, Worth watching

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Disturbing

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersJournalists, Millionaires, Businessmen
PlotMoney, Obsession, Loneliness, Depression, Success
StyleUnexpected ending, Soulful, Makes me think, Black and White

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Tough guys, Old men, American Mafia
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceYugoslavia, Serbia
StyleAction, Patriotic

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTough guys, Tourists, Captain of the ship
PlotAdventure, Supernatural
PlaceJungle, Cruise ships
StyleExciting, Light, Womens in main roles

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his dilapidated boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal – a discovery that will change the future of medicine.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountrySweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersPhotographers, Housewives, Artists
PlotOn real events
PlaceSweden
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehistory, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.





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