Film- & Serienliste

Immer wieder werden wir nach Film- oder Serienempfehlungen gefragt. Auch in unzähligen Foren und in den sozialen Medien werden ebensolche Fragen gestellt, jede Woche aufs Neue. Und jedes Mal gibt es einige Antworten und Kommentare dazu, aber niemals bekommt man wirklich eine gute Übersicht über Filme und Serien, die genren-unabhängig in der Vergangenheit spielen. Dem schaffen wir nun ein für alle Mal Abhilfe! Wir haben die ultimative Filmeliste mit ausgewählten Filmen und Serien für Nostalgiker und Retro-Verliebte.

Hinweis: Unsere Liste beinhaltet ausschließlich moderne Filme und Serien (produziert nach 1970), die in der Vergangenheit in unterschiedlichen Jahrzehnten spielen. Die Liste ist aufgrund der Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten nicht nach Genres sortiert. Durch eine Kooperation mit der IMDb werden Informationen aus der Datenbank in englischer Sprache angezeigt. Die Verfügbarkeit auf Streaming-Plattformen wurde nicht geprüft, alle Filme sind jedoch auf DVD oder BD im Fachhandel erhältlich.



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Downton Abbey  | TV Series (2010–2015) 3480min | Drama, Romance | TV Series (2010–2015) Summary: A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Coco Chanel – Der Beginn einer Leidenschaft (2009) 105min | Biography, Drama | 13 August 2009 (Germany) Summary: The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Countries: France, BelgiumLanguages: French, English

Das Sacher. In bester Gesellschaft  | TV Mini-Series (2016– ) 200min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2016– ) Summary: A soap-operatic mini-series about the history of Hotel Sacher in Vienna. Starts with the takeover by Anna Sacher after her husband Eduard died aged 59. Most of the time, someone high or low… See full summary »
Countries: Germany, AustriaLanguages: German

Titanic (1997) 194min | Drama, Romance | 8 January 1998 (Germany) Summary: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Swedish, Italian

Peaky Blinders – Gangs of Birmingham  | TV Series (2013– ) 60min | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2013– ) Summary: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England; centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.
Countries: UKLanguages: Italian, Yiddish, English, Romanian, Irish

The Paradise – Haus der Träume  | TV Series (2012–2013) 60min | Drama | TV Series (2012–2013) Summary: The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Z: The Beginning of Everything  | TV Series (2015–2017) 1620min | Biography, Drama | TV Series (2015–2017) Summary: Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant … See full summary »
Countries: USALanguages: English

Krupp – Eine deutsche Familie  | TV Mini-Series (2009– ) 270min | Biography, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2009– ) Summary: The story of Alfried Krupp and his family and of the Krupp company, which has been preeminent in German industry. The family company was a key supplier of weapons and material to the Nazi regime during WWII.
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Carnival Row  | TV Series (2019– ) 3360min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | TV Series (2019– ) Summary: A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Freud  | TV Series (2020– ) 3300min | Biography, Crime, History | TV Series (2020– ) Summary: Young Czech-Austrian psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, investigates a murder conspiracy in 1880's Vienna.
Countries: Austria, GermanyLanguages: German

La Révolution  | TV Series (2020) Adventure, Drama, History | TV Series (2020) Summary: In a reimagined history of the French Revolution, the guillotine's future inventor uncovers a disease that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.
Countries: FranceLanguages: French

Greatest Showman (2017) 105min | Biography, Drama, Musical | 4 January 2018 (Germany) Summary: Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Monsieur Chocolat (2016) 119min | Biography, Drama | 3 February 2016 (Belgium) Summary: The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality.
Countries: FranceLanguages: French

Harriet – Der Weg in die Freiheit Action, Biography, Drama, History | November 1, 2019 (United States) Summary: The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and c… Read all
Countries: China, United StatesLanguages: English

Anne with an E Drama, Familienfilm | 12. Mai 2017 (Deutschland) Summary: Die Abenteuer eines jungen Waisenmädchens am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Serie folgt Anne, wie sie lernt, ihr neues Leben auf Prince Edward Island zu entdecken. Eine neue Version von L.M…. Alles lesen
Countries: KanadaLanguages: Mi’kmaq, Französisch, Englisch

In guten Händen – Oder die Geschichte der Erfindung des Vibrators | 22. Dezember 2011 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigtes Königreich, Frankreich, Deutschland, Schweiz, LuxemburgLanguages: Englisch

Der denkwürdige Fall des Mr Poe | 22. Dezember 2022 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch, Französisch, Latein

Im Westen nichts Neues | 28. Oktober 2022 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Deutschland, Vereinigte Staaten, Vereinigtes KönigreichLanguages: Deutsch, Französisch

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Miss Fishers mysteriöse Mordfälle  | TV Series (2012– ) 60min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2012– ) Summary: A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

Die Telefonistinnen  | TV Series (2017– ) 3000min | Drama | TV Series (2017– ) Summary: Set in the 1920s, this is the story of four women from different backgrounds newly hired as operators for a phone company.
Countries: SpainLanguages: Spanish

Live by Night (2016) 129min | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 February 2017 (Germany) Summary: A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Spanish

Babylon Berlin  | TV Series (2017– ) 2700min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Series (2017– ) Summary: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Der große Gatsby (2013) 143min | Drama, Romance | 16 May 2013 (Germany) Summary: A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Countries: Australia, USALanguages: English

Aviator (2004) 170min | Biography, Drama | 20 January 2005 (Germany) Summary: A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Countries: Germany, USALanguages: English

Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button (2008) 166min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 29 January 2009 (Germany) Summary: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Russian, French

Die Blechtrommel (1979) 142min | Drama, War | 19 September 1979 (France) Summary: In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
Countries: West Germany, France, Poland, YugoslaviaLanguages: German, Italian, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Latin

Der fremde Sohn (2008) 141min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 22 January 2009 (Germany) Summary: A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 99min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 6 March 2014 (Germany) Summary: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Countries: Germany, USALanguages: English, French, German

Miller's Crossing (1990) 115min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 February 1991 (Germany) Summary: Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Italian, Irish, Yiddish

Frantz (2016) 113min | Drama, History, Romance | 15 March 2017 (USA) Summary: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Countries: France, GermanyLanguages: French, German

Genius (2016) 104min | Biography, Drama | 10 June 2016 (USA) Summary: A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

1922 (2017) 102min | Crime, Drama, Horror | 20 October 2017 (USA) Summary: A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) 114min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 November 2017 (USA) Summary: When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
Countries: Malta, USALanguages: English, French, German, Arabic

Mrs Dalloway (1997) 97min | Drama, Romance | 20 February 1998 (USA) Summary: In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's (Vanessa Redgrave's) well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known thirty-three years earlier.
Countries: UK, USA, NetherlandsLanguages: English

The Painted Veil (2006) 125min | Drama, Romance | 19 January 2007 (USA) Summary: A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Countries: China, USA, CanadaLanguages: English, Mandarin, French

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) 94min | Drama, Music | 18 December 2020 (Belgium) Summary: Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Gray Man | 2007 (Vereinigte Staaten) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch

Babylon – Rausch der Ekstase | 19. Januar 2023 (Deutschland) Summary: Babylon spielt in den 20er-Jahren, der goldenen Ära Hollywoods, in der die ersten Tonfilme den Stummfilm ablösen und eine neue Branche entstehen lassen.
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch, Spanisch, Italienisch, Kantonesisch, Französisch, Ungarisch

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Serena (2014) 109min | Drama, History, Romance | 18 December 2014 (Germany) Summary: In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.
Countries: Czech Republic, France, USALanguages: English

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Eine Mississippi-Odyssee (2000) 107min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 19 October 2000 (Germany) Summary: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Countries: UK, France, USALanguages: English

Wasser für die Elefanten (2011) 120min | Drama, Romance | 28 April 2011 (Germany) Summary: Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Polish

Was vom Tage übrig blieb (1993) 134min | Drama, Romance | 10 March 1994 (Germany) Summary: A butler, Stevens (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.
Countries: USA, UKLanguages: English, French, German

Ein Sommer am See (1995) 85min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 November 1996 (Germany) Summary: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other … See full summary »
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

The Camomile Lawn  | TV Mini-Series (1992) 258min | Drama, Romance, War | TV Mini-Series (1992) Summary: In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.
Countries: UK, AustraliaLanguages: English

Der Duft von Lavendel (2004) 104min | Drama, Music, Romance | 6 October 2005 (Germany) Summary: Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.
Countries: UKLanguages: English, German, Polish, French

The Green Mile (1999) 189min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 10 February 2000 (Germany) Summary: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Countries: USALanguages: English, French

Public Enemies (2009) 140min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 6 August 2009 (Germany) Summary: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Countries: USA, JapanLanguages: English

The Danish Girl (2015) 119min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 7 January 2016 (Germany) Summary: A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Countries: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, JapanLanguages: English, French, German

The Last Tycoon  | TV Series (2016–2017) 61min | Drama | TV Series (2016–2017) Summary: Centers on Hollywood's first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s, Monroe Stahr, and the power struggle between him and his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Der Trafikant (2018) 117min | Drama | 1 November 2018 (Germany) Summary: Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
Countries: Austria, GermanyLanguages: German, Czech

Gosford Park (2001) 131min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 18 January 2002 (USA) Summary: The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Countries: USA, UK, ItalyLanguages: English

Enola Holmes (2020) 123min | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 23 September 2020 (USA) Summary: When Enola Holmes-Sherlock's teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Billy Bathgate Krimi, Drama, Thriller | 20. Februar 1992 (Deutschland) Summary: In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch

Mein Kampf | 3. März 2011 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Österreich, Deutschland, SchweizLanguages: Deutsch

Nacht über Berlin | 20. Februar 2013 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: DeutschlandLanguages: Deutsch

Tod auf dem Nil | 10. Februar 2022 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte Staaten, Vereinigtes KönigreichLanguages: Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) 114min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 November 2017 (USA) Summary: When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
Countries: Malta, USALanguages: English, French, German, Arabic

Bonnie & Clyde | 23. Juni 2014 (Deutschland) Summary: Basierend auf der wahren Geschichte von Clyde Barrow, einem verurteilten bewaffneten Räuber, der Bonnie Parker entführt und die beiden auf einen der berüchtigtsten Banküberfälle der Geschich… Alles lesen
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch

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1940er Jahre

Lonely Hearts Killers (2006) 108min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 21 October 2006 (Taiwan) Summary: Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
Countries: Germany, USALanguages: English

Die Frau des Zoodirektors (2017) 127min | Biography, Drama, History | 31 March 2017 (Czech Republic) Summary: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Countries: Czech Republic, UK, USALanguages: English, German, Hebrew

Ein Sack voll Murmeln (2017) 110min | Drama | 17 August 2017 (Germany) Summary: The adventure of a Jewish boy and his brother escaping Nazi persecution in occupied France.
Countries: France, Canada, Czech RepublicLanguages: French, German, Yiddish, Russian

Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama (2008) 94min | Drama, War | 7 May 2009 (Germany) Summary: Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English, Spanish

Maikäfer flieg (2016) 100min | Drama | 27 April 2017 (Germany) Summary: Vienna 1945: The powder keg of war and the Russian occupation as seen through the innocent eyes of nine-year old Christine. Bombed out and penniless, she and her family are put up in a … See full summary »
Countries: AustriaLanguages: German, Russian

Schindlers Liste (1993) 195min | Biography, Drama, History | 3 March 1994 (Germany) Summary: In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Hebrew, German, Polish

Der Pate (1972) 175min | Crime, Drama | 24 August 1972 (West Germany) Summary: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Italian, Latin

Walk the Line (2005) 136min | Biography, Drama, Music | 2 February 2006 (Germany) Summary: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Countries: USA, GermanyLanguages: English, Russian

A Rózsa énekei (2003) 98min | Drama | 20 March 2003 (Hungary) Summary: Autumn 1944. Yellow star, ghettos, Arrow Cross terror. The inhabitants of Hungary's capital, Budapest, await the tragic fulfilment of their fate with helpless resignation. However, above … See full summary »
Countries: Hungary, ItalyLanguages: Hungarian

Wie ein einziger Tag (2004) 123min | Drama, Romance | 2 September 2004 (Germany) Summary: A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Der Pianist (2002) 150min | Biography, Drama, Music | 24 October 2002 (Germany) Summary: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Countries: UK, France, Poland, GermanyLanguages: English, German, Russian

Ihre beste Stunde (2016) 117min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 July 2017 (Germany) Summary: A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Countries: UK, SwedenLanguages: English, Hungarian, Polish, French

The Collection  | TV Series (2016– ) 60min | Drama, History, Romance | TV Series (2016– ) Summary: A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.
Countries: UK, USA, FranceLanguages: English

The Dressmaker (2015) 119min | Comedy, Drama | 29 October 2015 (Australia) Summary: A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

Krieg der Knöpfe (2011) 100min | Adventure, Family | 12 April 2012 (Germany) Summary: Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.
Countries: FranceLanguages: French

Mudbound (2017) 134min | Drama, War | 17 November 2017 (USA) Summary: Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Deutschstunde (2019) 125min | Drama | 3 October 2019 (Germany) Summary: Siggi is in prison during the post-war period. He should write an essay. He remembers that his father was supposed to ban his profession from a friend who was a painter. Siggi should help him, but he rebelled.
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Ratched  | TV Series (2020– ) Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2020– ) Summary: In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Rebecca (2020) 121min | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 21 October 2020 (USA) Summary: A young newlywed arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Countries: UKLanguages: English

Unsere wunderbaren Jahre  | TV Mini-Series (2020) 270min | Biography, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2020) Summary: The history of the Wolf family in post-war Germany in the 40s and 50s.
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Capone Biography, Crime, Drama | May 12, 2020 (Canada) Summary: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Countries: Canada, United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, Spanish

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American Graffiti (1973) 110min | Comedy, Drama | 23 August 1974 (West Germany) Summary: A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Cry-Baby (1990) 85min | Comedy, Musical | 28 June 1990 (West Germany) Summary: In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Grease – Schmiere (1978) 110min | Musical, Romance | 28 September 1978 (West Germany) Summary: Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Wanderers – Terror in der Bronx (1979) 112min | Drama | 23 August 1979 (West Germany) Summary: Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers. Slight comedy, slight High School angst … See full summary »
Countries: USALanguages: English

Bad Boys Never Die (1994) 95min | Action, Drama | TV Movie 22 July 1994 Summary: Cynical look at a 50's rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Die Outsider – Rebellen ohne Grund (1983) 91min | Crime, Drama | 16 June 1983 (West Germany) Summary: The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.
Countries: USA, FranceLanguages: English

Die Geschichte einer Jugend (1993) 115min | Biography, Drama | 11 November 1993 (Germany) Summary: The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Dem Himmel so fern (2002) 107min | Drama | 13 March 2003 (Germany) Summary: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Countries: USA, FranceLanguages: English

Pleasantville – Zu schön, um wahr zu sein (1998) 124min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 4 March 1999 (Germany) Summary: Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Suburbicon (2017) 105min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 9 November 2017 (Germany) Summary: As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

California Kid (1974) 74min | Action, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 25 September 1974 Summary: A deranged desert town sheriff has a murderous habit of forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it.
Countries: USALanguages: English

GoodFellas – Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia (1990) 146min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 11 October 1990 (Germany) Summary: The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Italian

Masters of Sex  | TV Series (2013–2016) 60min | Drama, Romance | TV Series (2013–2016) Summary: Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  | TV Series (2017– ) 3420min | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017– ) Summary: A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Ku'damm 56  | TV Mini-Series (2016– ) 100min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2016– ) Summary: Caterina Schöllack runs a dance school in Berlin in 1956. It is her goal to give her three daughters the best possible opportunity, meaning to ensure that they marry well, but until then … See full summary »
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Ku'damm 59  | TV Mini-Series (2018– ) Drama | TV Mini-Series (2018– ) Summary: This is a story about a woman and her three daughters in Germany in the 50's. One of her daughters wants more from life and becomes a part of the Rock and Roll subculture.
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Dirty Dancing (1987) 100min | Drama, Music, Romance | 8 October 1987 (West Germany) Summary: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Brother's Keeper (2013) 118min | Drama | 29 May 2015 (USA) Summary: Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. But in a cruel twist of fate, orchestrated by the town's most powerful family, their lives are forever altered…. See full summary »
Countries: USALanguages: English

Great Balls of Fire (1989) 108min | Biography, Drama, Music | 21 September 1989 (West Germany) Summary: The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Der Buchladen der Florence Green (2017) 113min | Drama | 10 May 2018 (Germany) Summary: England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
Countries: UK, Spain, GermanyLanguages: English

Mona Lisas Lächeln (2003) 117min | Drama | 22 January 2004 (Germany) Summary: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Italian

Peacock (2010) 90min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 4 November 2010 (Germany) Summary: A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Nowhere Boy (2009) 98min | Biography, Drama, Music | 8 December 2010 (Germany) Summary: A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Countries: UK, CanadaLanguages: English

Der Vorleser (2008) 124min | Drama, Romance | 26 February 2009 (Germany) Summary: Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Countries: Germany, USALanguages: English, German, Greek, Latin

The Paperboy (2012) 107min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 17 October 2012 (Belgium) Summary: A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Brooklyn – Eine Liebe zwischen zwei Welten (2015) 117min | Drama, Romance | 21 January 2016 (Germany) Summary: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Countries: UK, Canada, IrelandLanguages: English, Latin, Irish

Solange ich atme (2017) 118min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 19 April 2018 (Germany) Summary: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
Countries: UKLanguages: English, German, Spanish

Carol (2015) 118min | Drama, Romance | 17 December 2015 (Germany) Summary: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

Stand by Me – Das Geheimnis eines Sommers (1986) 89min | Adventure, Drama | 26 February 1987 (West Germany) Summary: After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Velvet  | TV Series (2013–2016) 2580min | Drama | TV Series (2013–2016) Summary: A feel-good, compelling Spanish story of a fashion house in Madrid in the late 50's, which is scene to money, fashion, drama, entanglements, love, jealousies, plots, counter-plots involving its owners, customers and residential employees.
Countries: SpainLanguages: Spanish

Mademoiselle Populaire (2012) 111min | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 11 April 2013 (Germany) Summary: 1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.
Countries: France, BelgiumLanguages: French, English, German

Die Berufung – Ihr Kampf für Gerechtigkeit (2018) 120min | Biography, Drama | 7 March 2019 (Germany) Summary: The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Palmen im Schnee – Eine grenzenlose Liebe (2015) 163min | Drama, Romance | 24 March 2016 (Germany) Summary: After the death of her father, a young Spanish woman discovers a partial letter. As she searches for the answers, she embarks on a journey that takes her back to Africa, where she unfolds the secrets of her family.
Countries: SpainLanguages: Spanish, Kriolu, Aragonese

Wonder Wheel (2017) 101min | Drama | 11 January 2018 (Germany) Summary: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Devil All the Time (2020) 138min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 16 September 2020 (USA) Summary: Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Hours (2002) 110min | Drama, Romance | 14 February 2003 (USA) Summary: The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Countries: USA, UK, France, Canada, GermanyLanguages: English

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) 109min | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1984 (USA) Summary: The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.
Countries: UK, Canada, USALanguages: English

The Queen's Gambit  | TV Mini-Series (2020– ) Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020– ) Summary: Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and… See full summary »
Countries: USALanguages: English

Someone Has to Die  | TV Mini-Series (2020– ) Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Mini-Series (2020– ) Summary: The story begins with a young boy being asked by his parents to return to Mexico to meet his fiance. He returns accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer.
Countries: MexicoLanguages: Spanish

Manchmal kommen sie wieder | 7. Mai 1991 (Vereinigte Staaten) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch

Elvis | 23. Juni 2022 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte Staaten, AustralienLanguages: Englisch

Blonde | 28. September 2022 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch, Italienisch

Devotion | 20. Januar 2023 (Deutschland) Summary:
Countries: Vereinigte StaatenLanguages: Englisch, Koreanisch

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The Help (2011) 146min | Drama | 8 December 2011 (Germany) Summary: An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Countries: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, GermanyLanguages: English

Loving (2016) 123min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 15 June 2017 (Germany) Summary: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English

Legend Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller | September 9, 2015 (United Kingdom) Summary: Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.
Countries: United Kingdom, France, United StatesLanguages: English

In den Straßen der Bronx (1993) 121min | Crime, Drama, Romance | 28 July 1994 (Germany) Summary: A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Italian

Catch Me If You Can (2002) 141min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 30 January 2003 (Germany) Summary: A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Countries: USA, CanadaLanguages: English, French

Good Girls Revolt  | TV Series (2015– ) 3300min | Drama | TV Series (2015– ) Summary: A look at the personal and professional lives of employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 104min | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 December 2013 (Germany) Summary: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Countries: USA, UK, FranceLanguages: English

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) 161min | Comedy, Drama | 15 August 2019 (Germany) Summary: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Countries: UK, USA, ChinaLanguages: English

Hairspray (2007) 117min | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 6 September 2007 (Germany) Summary: Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Countries: USA, UK, CanadaLanguages: English

Mad Men  | TV Series (2007–2015) 2820min | Drama | TV Series (2007–2015) Summary: A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 129min | Drama, History, Thriller | 16 October 2020 (USA) Summary: The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Countries: USA, UK, IndiaLanguages: English

Ku'damm 63 Drama | March 21, 2021 (Germany) Summary:
Countries: GermanyLanguages: German

Le Mans 66 – Gegen jede Chance Action, Biography, Drama, Sport | November 13, 2019 (Austria) Summary: American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 2… Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, French, Japanese

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