NETFLIX Genre: 20th Century Period Pieces



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Netflix box art for 1911 1911
2011 / 120
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In early 20th-century China, a man schooled in the ways of modern warfare returns from a stay in Japan to unite his splintering country. When his homeland's in trouble, this elite warrior steps up. Welcome to the Chinese Revolution.

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Netflix box art for 42 42
2013 / 128

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 Adventureland Adventureland
2009 / 106
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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 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 Apollo 13 Apollo 13
1995 / 139

Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in this chronicle of a true story. The true story of how an early moon mission almost turned into America's first outer space tragedy.

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Netflix box art for Apollo 18 Apollo 18
2011 / 3.2 / 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 Argo Argo
2012 / 129

In 1979, six Americans take shelter from Iranian militants in the Canadian embassy, prompting the CIA to concoct an elaborate plot to rescue them. American hostages are trapped in Iran -- until one CIA agent takes on a mission with a real Hollywood ending.

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Netflix box art for Awakenings Awakenings
1990 / 120
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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 Battle of Britain Battle of Britain
1969 / 131
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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 A Beautiful Mind Beautiful Mind, A
2001 / 135

This Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness. A brilliant mathematician suffers from schizophrenic hallucinations. Will he crack up, or crack the code?

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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
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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 / 138
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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 A Bridge Too Far Bridge Too Far, A
1977 / 167
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This wartime drama details a pivotal day in 1944 when an Allied task force tried to win World War II by seizing control of key bridges in Holland. It was the perfect plan to move the Allies quickly into Germany. But the Germans had plans of their own.

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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 Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The First Avenger
2011 / 4.0 / 124
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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 Casino Casino
1995 / 4.1 / 171
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This tense and sordid tale chronicles the rise and fall of a casino owner, his friend and Mafia underboss, and an ex-prostitute with expensive taste. The mob made him their man in Vegas. But if they want him to rake in the bucks, they've got to keep him alive.

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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 Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson's War
2007 / 101

A Texas congressman sets a series of events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels fighting the Soviets. OK, so he doesn't break the politician-as-womanizer mold. But this puffy legislator will fight hard ... at great cost.

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Netflix box art for Chéri Chéri
2009 / 2.9 / 88
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When French courtesan Madame Peloux sets up her pampered son, Chéri, with a middle-aged fellow courtesan, she never expects them to fall in love.

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Netflix box art for The Children of Huang Shi Children of Huang Shi, The
2008 / 3.9 / 113
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A British correspondent attempts to save 60 war orphans during Japan's occupation of China in the 1930s, leading the kids across hundreds of miles. A reporter in 1930s China learns about war and courage. A communist, an aristocrat and 60 orphans are his teachers.

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Netflix box art for Chocolat Chocolat
2000 / 3.7 / 116
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A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop during the height of Lent. A town forgotten by love's sweetness. A wise stranger with a lush passion. To embrace life, they just need one taste.

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Netflix box art for Citizen Gangster Citizen Gangster
2011 / 3.4 / 104
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This crime drama based on true events profiles a WWII vet's frustrations and eventual transformation into an eccentric bank robber in Toronto. A family man with a Hollywood itch turns to crime to support his family. Surprise -- the media love him.

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