The film industry has developed and the concepts have got better, but as they say “Old is Gold”, it indeed is. Movies from the 20th Century are of a different genre. Every concept and technique involved in them are so different from the current ones.

Many of you would think it’s a bad idea to sit for an old movie but watch any of them given below to find out old is surely gold.


  1. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

    Cool Hand Luke Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    This movie was released in the year 1967 and is based on a novel of the same name. The movie stars, Paul Newman and George Kennedy. It is about a prisoner who is reluctant to the system. This mellow man from the south had been sentenced to two years imprisonment.

    This movie upon release had received a great review and was a success at the box office. The actors and the team have received several awards for their contribution to this movie.

  2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)Dawn Of The Dead Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    Dawn of the Dead is an American zombie horror film, released in the year 1978. The movie revolves around the certain unidentified cause of death who in origin does not die, and they prey on human flesh. As the undead rise as zombies, the characters in the movie are the survivors who are left in a secluded mall.

    This movie had gained a lot of popularity and had four official sequels, there was also a remake of the Dawn of the Dead in 2004.

  3. Forrest Gump (1994)Forrest Gump Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    Forrest Gump is an American comedy-drama released in the year 1994. It is based on a novel of the same name, however, differs from it substantially. The story is about the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but generous man, who witnesses and also influence the happenings of late 20th Century United States.

    It has been an award winning movie and is being watched yet. It had a very good earning at the box office and also was a huge success in the film industry the same year.

  4. Goodfellas (1990)Goodfellas Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    A crime, drama filled movie to be released in the year 1990 was also a big success in those days. The story is about the lead character Henry and his teen life. His life had been circled around mafia. He had to keep his relationship with his wife a secret and worked with his partners in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

    This movie had great popularity and also has won a number of awards. Some viewers also mention the movie as a master piece.

  5. L.A. Confidential (1997)L.A Confidential Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    L.A. Confidential is a perfect blend of mystery and drama. It involves a crime in the story as well. The story is about corruption and how three differently characterized policeman tries to tackle the growing corruption on their rules.

    This movie was again an award winning movie and had great nominations. This sort of movie created a world for the people to understand the ethics of the crime and corruption of that time.

  6. Rocky (1976)Rocky Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    This American movie of 1976 is sports based, but also involves drama. The lead Rocky, a small-time boxer, gets a very rare chance to participate in a heavy weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout, where he will have to strive to keep his self-respect.

    Another award winning movie of the era, Rocky has been a very big hit on the box- office. The ratings and reviews and the must watch suggestions have taken it even higher.

  7. The Godfather (1972)The Godfather Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    Released in 1972, this movie has marked a level for criminal movies. The story is about an ageing father of an organized crime dynasty who transfers control of his underground empire to his reluctant son.

    The sequels of this movie are even a must watch. The Godfather has been a favourite of movie lovers since ages. No doubt it was a hit at the box office, it had also gained popularity and won several awards.

  8. The Matrix (1999)The Matrix Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    An American action and sci-fi movie, released 1999 is yet being watched by youngsters today. In this movie, a computer hacker learns about his nature in reality and his role in the war of its controllers.

    The matrix being a top rated movie has won several awards too. The sci-fi violence is a must watch because the tagline says, “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself”.

  9. The Terminator (1984)The Terminator Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    Another action sci-fi movie from the States is a favourite even today. This movie was released in 1984, followed by its sequels. It is about a humanoid cyborg sent from the future to destroy a waitress whose unborn son is believed to lead humanity against the machines in war.

    An extremely low budget film resulted in a grand success in that era. You can watch this movie anytime you want and you will love it for sure and would strive for the sequel.

  10. Pulp Fiction (1994)Pulp Ficition Must Watch Movie of 20th Century

    This American movie released in 1994 is all about crime and drama. It is about the lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife and a pair of diner bandits, who indulge in crime and violence.

    This movie is another masterpiece with a great story and direction where the actors have done justice to their characters. This has won a great number of awards and several nominations. Once you watch this, you will keep recommending the same to others.


These movies of the 20th century will enchant you and you would love to watch the same more than the movies being released nowadays.  Most of the above movies are Oscar winning movies.


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