NETFLIX Genre: 20th Century Period Pieces



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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 American Graffiti American Graffiti
1973 / 112
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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 / 128

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 Angela's Ashes Angela's Ashes
1999 / 145
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This adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir tells the grim story of the author's impoverished childhood in 1940s Ireland.

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Netflix box art for Anita & Me Anita & Me
2002 / 88

A 12-year-old Indian immigrant is so desperate to become part of the British in-crowd that she swears allegiance to the local bad girl. It's hard out there for a Sikh -- especially for a girl who wants to fit in. Step One: Find an English bestie.

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Netflix box art for Any Day Now Any Day Now
2012 / 98

Rudy and Paul take in their neighbor's teenage son Marco, who has Down syndrome, when his neglectful mother throws him out of her apartment. In 1979, two gay men made a promise to their disabled neighbor. To help him, they must be true to themselves.

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Netflix box art for As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying
2013 / 110
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In a sobering story based on William Faulkner's novel, a poor Southern clan fulfills the family matriarch's last wish to be buried in a distant town. They don't have much, but what they do have is their word. They'll have to risk everything to keep it.

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Netflix box art for At the Sinatra Club At the Sinatra Club
2010 / 3.2 / 85
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Mafia gangster John Gotti schemes and murders his way to the top in this biopic told from the perspective of Sinatra Club owner Salvatore Polisi.

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Netflix box art for Battle Ground Battle Ground
2013 / 94
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Trapped in a no man's land between the German and Allied trenches during WWI, three British soldiers try to survive and find their way back to safety.

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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 Beloved Beloved
2011 / 132

Thirty years after her own heart was broken, Madeleine watches history repeating itself in the life of her daughter, Véra. Love stories fizzle again and again for a woman and her daughter. It's only the scenery that changes.

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Netflix box art for Beneath Hill 60 Beneath Hill 60
2010 / 122
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A World War I-era Australian engineer sent to the Western Front becomes part of a plan to detonate an explosive charge under the German front lines. The most explosive moment of World War I didn't take place on the battlefield. He went even deeper.

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Netflix box art for Berberian Sound Studio Berberian Sound Studio
2012 / 3.3 / 92
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A shy sound engineer agrees to work on a depraved horror film, only to find that the dysfunction surrounding the project blurs fiction and reality.

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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 Big Sur Big Sur
2013 / 81

In the wake of his literary success, Beat writer Jack Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur to try and sort out his life. Fame can be lonely when mixed with alcohol and depression. Not everyone is meant to be successful.

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Netflix box art for Billy Bathgate Billy Bathgate
1991 / 3.1 / 106
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This gangster epic details the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his protégé, Billy Bathgate. You never want to be the enemy of a mob boss, but being his right-hand man isn't necessarily better.

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Netflix box art for Black Book Black Book
2006 / 3.8 / 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 / 144

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 Bobby Bobby
2006 / 116

The lives of strangers intersect on June 6, 1968, a day that culminated in the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

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Netflix box art for Brighton Rock Brighton Rock
2010 / 110
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In hopes of silencing a waitress who saw him kill another criminal, a young thug decides to romance her and suss out how much she knows. Some marriages are built on a foundation of true love -- others, over a dead body. No couple's perfect.

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Netflix box art for A Bronx Tale Bronx Tale, A
1993 / 4.0 / 116
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A Bronx boy grows to adulthood worshipping disparate heroes: his hardworking father, who drives a city bus, and the neighborhood mob boss. His father is a bus driver nobody notices. His hero is a hoodlum everyone fears. Whose footsteps will he follow?

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Netflix box art for Brooklyn Rules Brooklyn Rules
2007 / 3.5 / 99
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In this coming-of-age indie drama, three Brooklyn friends end up in trouble when one of them feels the lure of the mob's flashy lifestyle.

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Netflix box art for Cadillac Records Cadillac Records
2008 / 3.6 / 108
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The sounds of 1950s Chicago color this drama based on the true story of a bar owner who signed several future legends to his fledgling record label.

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