Retro movies

List of the best retro movies selected by our site visitors: The Great Gatsby, W.E., Inglourious Basterds, The Help, Revolutionary Road, Water for Elephants, An Education, American Psycho, Alien, The Notebook.

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersMillionaires, Friends, Lovers
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, Estate, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:59
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Obsession, True love
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious, Retro

In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love story. As she learns more about the sacrifices involved, Wally gains her own courage to find happiness.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33
CharactersSpy, Hitler, Heroes, Jews, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Fear, Self-sacrifice, Undercover
PlaceFrance, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Black humor

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWriters, Maids
PlotFriendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Jealousy, Fate, Moving
PlaceParis, Party
StylePsychological problems, Heartbreaking, Serious, Retro

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersClowns, Elephants, Artists
PlotLove, Adventure, Love triangle, Fear
PlaceTrains, Circus, USA
StyleTouching, Retro

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students
PlotLove, Love with age difference
PlaceEngland, London
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric, Retro

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Millionaires
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StylePsychological problems, Black humor, Creepy, Disturbing, Worth watching

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Monsters, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Multi-part
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceHospitals
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:50
CharactersLovers, Maids
PlotInvestigation, Snow, Seduction, Mystery, Holidays
PlaceFrance, Estate
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Retro

Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Losers, Wizards, Clairvoyants
PlotInvestigation, Life after death
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Kind, Twisted plot, Light, To cry

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:50
CharactersSoldier, Poets
PlotWar, On real events, Passion, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous and felt same adventurous nature in this charismatic poet, Dylan Thomas, also.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersWriters
PlotJustice, Lost memory
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleLight, To cry, Inspirational, Patriotic, Touching

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:12
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion, Love triangle
TimeWorld War II
StyleRetro

A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily, Friends, Housewives
PlotFriendship
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersHorses, Jews, Writers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Cancer, Political
PlacePrison, Party, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTwisted plot, Inspirational, Tense, Touching

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersMusicians, Managers, Artists, Singers
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Retro

Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
StyleStar Wars

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Directors, Stars
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Success, Jealousy
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, Basketball
PlaceParallel worlds, Small cities
StyleTouching

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:42
CharactersLosers
PlotTravel, Friendship, Death, Love triangle, True love
PlaceSchool, Ships, Ireland, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
Duration01:56
CharactersGay, Spy, Scientists, Orphans, Janitors
PlotDancing, The escape, Friendship, Loneliness, Water
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
TimeCold War
StyleUnexpected ending, Oscars, Touching

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:21
CharactersGeniuses, Special agents, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Adventure, Money, Chase
StylePopular, Exciting, To cry, Fascinating, Smart

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Actors, Stars
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Oscars, Smart

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotRelationship, Music, Love triangle, Chase, Cheating
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Black and White

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersSharks, Monsters, Fish
PlotSurvival, Killer animals, Fear
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersBikers
PlotJustice
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug, struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.





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