NETFLIX Genre: 20th Century Period Pieces



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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 / 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
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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 Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom
2010 / 112
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A teenager finds himself drawn into the clutches of a diabolical criminal family until a good-hearted detective tries to change the boy's fate.

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Netflix box art for Apollo 18 Apollo 18
2011 / 86
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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 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
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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
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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 Beloved Beloved
2011 / 138
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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 Beyond the Steppes Beyond the Steppes
2010 / 3.0 / 83
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A young Polish single mother at a labor camp in post-World War II Siberia must escape so she can seek treatment for her sick baby.

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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 The Black Dahlia Black Dahlia, The
2006 / 120

In an effort to crack the high-profile case of a murdered young actress, two Los Angeles cops venture into Hollywood's darker side. When they started delving deep into a Hollywood murder, they dug up more than they ever could have dreamed.

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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 A Bridge Too Far Bridge Too Far, A
1977 / 176
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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 / 134
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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 Broken Embraces Broken Embraces
2009 / 3.6 / 127
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In this indie drama, an aging filmmaker recounts his life before the accident that left him blind, when he became entangled with an aspiring actress. Past mistakes won't stop haunting him. Some trips down memory lane are full of nothing but shame and scandal.

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Netflix box art for A Bronx Tale Bronx Tale, A
1993 / 116

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 Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The First Avenger
2011 / 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 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 Cemetery Junction Cemetery Junction
2010 / 94

After taking a new job, young Englishman Freddie Taylor gets involved in more drama than he bargained for when he runs into his former flame. Childhood's gone. Adulthood is calling. A young man juggles a job, his dream girl and dumping his working stiff legacy.

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Netflix box art for Chéri Chéri
2009 / 2.9 / 92
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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 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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Netflix box art for Chocolat Chocolat
2000 / 3.7 / 121
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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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