NETFLIX Genre: 20th Century Period Pieces



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Netflix box art for 42 42
2013 / 4.3 / 128
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This biopic focuses on baseball icon Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 became the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.

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Netflix box art for Across the Universe Across the Universe
2007 / 133

An American girl and a British lad fall in love amid the social and political upheaval of the 1960s, in this musical featuring songs by the Beatles. Counterculture kids embark on voyages of self-discovery in Vietnam War-era New York City. Is love all you need?

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Netflix box art for Adventureland Adventureland
2009 / 102
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Unable to afford the European vacation he'd dreamed of, recent college graduate James Brennan reluctantly takes a summer gig at an amusement park. Summer turns bummer for a seriously uptight Gen-Xer. But a crappy job may be just the thing to loosen him up.

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Netflix box art for Ali Ali
2001 / 3.3 / 150
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali stirred controversy when he ruled the ring, as shown in this biopic that also frames the social climate of his heyday.

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Netflix box art for Almost Famous Almost Famous
2000 / 123

In the early 1970s, William Miller writes about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour, learning about friendship and love along the way.

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Netflix box art for American Graffiti American Graffiti
1973 / 112

On the night before two of them leave for college, four high school pals cruise around town finding love and mischief in this coming-of-age classic.

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Netflix box art for Angel Angel
2007 / 113

Romola Garai plays Angel Deverell, a grocer's daughter who writes her way to success as a romance novelist and then falls for a libertine nobleman. Bodice-ripping novels make her dreams come true. For a while. She can't keep rewriting her own life's chapters, can she?

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Netflix box art for Apollo 18 Apollo 18
2011 / 83
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This sci-fi thriller suggests that Apollo 17, despite official statements to the contrary, wasn't NASA's last manned mission to the moon. Three astronauts on a lunar mission discover they're not alone. Now, their only mission is survival.

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Netflix box art for Awakenings Awakenings
1990 / 120

When a neurologist tests an experimental drug on a catatonic patient, he must come to grips with life as an adult as he awakens from a 30-year coma. Catatonic patients with frozen bodies. His discovery brought them back to life. And they taught him how to live.

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Netflix box art for Baadasssss! Baadasssss!
2003 / 3.2 / 104
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Mario Van Peebles honors his father, Melvin, by playing him in this account of how the famed director made his opus Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

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Netflix box art for Battle of Britain Battle of Britain
1969 / 131

This star-studded epic re-creates the 1940 air battle over England, as the Royal Air Force fended off a Nazi attack in the early days of World War II. In 1940, World War II took to the skies. Lives were lost, heroes were made and history changed forever.

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Netflix box art for Behind Blue Skies Behind Blue Skies
2010 / 3.6 / 107
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After taking up a summer job at a restaurant, young Martin finds himself working for the manager on some outside projects -- which are not legal. A working-class teen at a summer playground for rich kids. To get by, he's going to have to get creative.

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Netflix box art for Big Fish Big Fish
2003 / 125

A reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his tall tales and legends of epic proportions. He blended fact and fiction his entire life. Now that he's dying, can his son separate the man from the myth?

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Netflix box art for Black Book Black Book
2006 / 139

A beautiful Jewish woman averts Nazi capture, then assumes a new Aryan identity and joins the Dutch resistance movement. No hope of escape. A persecuted woman will change her name, her look, her identity -- and tangle with the enemy.

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Netflix box art for Black Friday Black Friday
2004 / 161

This docudrama based on the same-titled book tracks the aftermath of a 1993 bombing in Bombay through the eyes of a journalist covering the story.

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Netflix box art for Black Hawk Down Black Hawk Down
2001 / 4.0 / 144
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When U.S. forces attempt to capture two underlings of a Somali warlord, their helicopters are shot down and the Americans suffer heavy casualties. A U.S. military mission to Somalia goes horribly wrong. Without help from above, who will survive on the ground?

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Netflix box art for Boogie Nights Boogie Nights
1997 / 155
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A well-endowed busboy is taken in by a tight-knit group of 1970s porn actors and transforms himself into skin flick celebrity Dirk Diggler.

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Netflix box art for Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain
2005 / 3.3 / 128
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Two sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming become involved in an increasingly passionate affair, but hiding the relationship from their wives proves agonizing. Their love was forbidden. Their passion was real. Their torment took them through a lifetime of joy and bitterness.

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Netflix box art for Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers
2001 / 3.1 stars / 94
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A clerk in a U.S. Army battalion stationed in Germany runs a black market that supplies drug dealers with everything from kitchen cleaners to heroin.

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Netflix box art for Call Girl Call Girl
2012 / 134

The underage prostitution scandal that rocked Sweden's government in 1976 serves as the inspiration for this political thriller. When corruption like this goes all the way to the top, how can you find justice for those at the bottom?

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Netflix box art for Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The First Avenger
2011 / 124

During World War II, frail weakling Steve Rogers volunteers for scientific experiments that turn him into Allied super soldier Captain America. A patriot by nature. A soldier by science. A 90-pound weakling becomes a superhero for a nation at war.

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Netflix box art for Carlos Carlos
2010 / 158

Carlos the Jackal is a Venezuelan terrorist who executed scores of assassinations, abductions and bombings across Europe and the Middle East.

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Netflix box art for Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can
2002 / 3.9 / 140
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An FBI agent makes it his mission to put cunning con man Frank Abagnale Jr. behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit. A charming con man plays cat and mouse with an FBI agent. But they may end up needing each other.

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Netflix box art for Chinatown Chinatown
1974 / 130

With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks. 1930s Los Angeles was a town full of secrets. Dark pasts, shady politicians and an unquenchable thirst -- for water.

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