TV series about the 20th century

TV series about the 20th century
List of the best TV series about the 20th century according to viewers: My Mother and Other Strangers, Brand New Cherry Flavor, I Am the Night, The Last Dance, Perry Mason, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Moonbeam City, Howards End, Amazing Stories, Fresh Off the Boat.

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

Genre
Country
My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA

A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.

I Am the Night (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:52

Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.

The Last Dance (2020)
Markimdb: 9.1
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA

A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.

Perry Mason (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA

Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage. L.A. is booming while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression — but a kidnapping gone very wrong leads to Mason exposing a fractured city as he uncovers the truth of the crime.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:45

It's the first day of camp in this outrageous prequel to the hilarious 2001 cult classic movie. And at Camp Firewood, anything can happen.

Moonbeam City (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26

An absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. The series follows undercover detective Dazzle Novak, a handsome idiot who commits more crimes than most criminals. His tyrannical chief, Pizzaz Miller, won't get off his back, and hotshot rookie Rad Cunningham is dying to see him fail. With the world against him, Dazzle is thrust into a living nightmare: having to do actual police work.

Howards End (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Amazing Stories (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA

Each episode transports the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg.

Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A '90s-set single-camera comedy about a hip-hop-loving Asian kid growing up in suburban Orlando, being raised by an immigrant father obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother often bewildered by white culture.

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The Righteous Gemstones (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:57

The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.

Harley and the Davidsons (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration00:15

Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century.

Houdini (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

Waco (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

The harrowing true story of the 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh in Waco, TX that resulted in a deadly shootout and fire.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

Show Me a Hero (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.

11.22.63 (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

The Liberator (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA

A diverse, dedicated, rough-and-tumble squad of soldiers spearheads the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II.

Drunk History (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, history
CountryUSA

Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.

The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts’ families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. As their celebrity rose and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.

Life In Squares (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

The three-part series centres on the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, and Vanessa’s sexually complicated alliance with gay artist Duncan Grant as they, and their group of like-minded friends, navigate their way through love, sex and artistic life through the first half of the 20th century.

When the Streetlights Go On (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA

A double-homicide in a small midwestern suburb rattles the lives of a group of teenagers and sends investigators searching for answers in the fall of 1995. A meditation on growing up, the passing of time, and the insidious violence that lurks in the suburbs.

The Kennedys (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration06:00

The Kennedys is an Emmy-winning Canadian-American television miniseries chronicling the lives of the Kennedy family, including key triumphs and tragedies it has experienced. It stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson among others, and is directed by Jon Cassar. The series premiered in the United States in April 2011 on ReelzChannel and on History Television in Canada.

Black Dynamite (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Black Dynamite is an American animated television series based on the 2009 film of the same name, although the series follows a separate continuity, with some back-references to the film. The series was announced shortly after the release of the film, the 10-minute pilot episode was released on Adult Swim Video on August 8, 2011, and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, on July 15, 2012. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively.

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrebiography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets.

The Pursuit of Love (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Longing for love, obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hunt for the perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than she thought.

Hotel Adlon (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany
Duration04:30

A three-part German mini-series about the luxury hotel in Berlin.

X Company (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada

An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

Bomb Girls (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration00:43

Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.

The Sleepers (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCzech Republic

In this spy thriller, Marie and her husband Victor return from exile to Czechoslovakia on the cusp of the Velvet Revolution — but when the couple gets in a car accident, Marie wakes up from a coma to find her husband mysteriously gone.




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