The Best Movies That Describe The Past 100 Years

I’m someone who loves movies with a passion. I'm also someone who always feels like they belong in a different era. It changes every day, but whenever I watch a movie about a particular decade I always feel nostalgic to go back there even though I never once saw those days. There are many movies about specific time periods so I decided to make a list of my favorite films that each tell a story about these decades from the last 100 years.

1. 1910s: "Titanic"

The classic tale of rags and riches beautifully highlights the simple but dramatic time of the early 1910s.

2. 1920s: "Midnight in Paris"

A film about time traveling into the roaring twenties included with Hemingway, jazz and a whole lot of dancing with booze.

3. 1930s: "It's A Wonderful Life"

The 1930s were a time when family meant everything. This movie shows how complicated life can be when the economy crashed and how far someone will go for their life back.

4. 1940s: "A League of Their Own"

A truly feel good film about the forties, feminism and baseball.

5. 1950s: "Grease"

Greasers, Pink Ladies, drive-ins, diners and a classic sock hop; this iconic movie has everything about the teenage years rolled up into one singing masterpiece.

6. 1960s: "Across the Universe"

A truly unappreciated film that showcases highlights from the 1960s into another singing masterpiece: the Beatles, counterculture kids, the Vietnam War, drugs, rock & roll -- it has everything!!

7. 1970s: "Almost Famous"

If you never wanted to be a teenager in the seventies you will after seeing this movie. Though I don’t think every teen was a groupie to a famous rock band or a teenage journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. Either way, this movie has the music and fashion to make me want to groove back in time to these hippie days.

8. 1980s: "The Breakfast Club"

The eighties will always have my heart so any film from this decade makes me want to have grown up in it. The breakfast club shows one thing that the others don’t though and that is how simple the eighties really were. All anyone cared about was music and friendship.

9. 1990s: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

The best coming of age film of all time in my opinion. It takes you back to the nineties with numerous amounts of mix tapes, typewriters and plaid.

10. 2000s: "Mean Girls"

I can't think of any other film that showcases being a teenager in the early 2000s as well as "Mean Girls" does. A time before Facebook and Twitter, the only way these girls communicate and sabotaged each other was via flip phone.

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