Films and series during the Roaring Twenties

Looking for inspiration for your 1920s outfits? To organize an event with a Roaring Twenties theme? Or simply to escape for a while into the retro era of the Charleston?

Many movies and TV shows are set in the 1920s. Here is a non-exhaustive list!

Movies set in the 20’s

The Great Gatsby / Gatsby The Magnificent

This is certainly the must-see movie when you think about the 20s! Adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby features Leonardo Di Caprio and immerses us in the sublime settings of the great parties organized during the Roaring Twenties. Art Deco motifs, sumptuous dresses and period costumes are in the spotlight.

The Artist

Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo take us back to the late 1920s (1927 to be exact) and early 1930s in the silent film The Artist. Set in Los Angeles, the film shares the adventures of the famous silent film actor George Valentin and Peppy, a young actress. A film just as essential as the 1st one to (re)discover the outfits and decor of the Roaring Twenties.


Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere bring the 1920’s back to life with Chicago. A musical that makes us discover the flappers of the Prohibition era.

Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight is a film set in the late 1920s in the south of France. Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in this romantic comedy.

Series set in the 1920s

Downton Abbey

Season 3 of the TV series Downton Abbey takes place after the First World War, in the early 1920s. The opportunity to rediscover the day and evening wear (dresses, suits, jewels, hairstyles) of men and women of the time in England, as well as the fashion of the 20s, thanks to the family of the Earl of Grantham whose adventures the series proposes to follow.

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a series set in the 1920s (from 1919 to be exact) whose story focuses on the criminal gang called Peaky Blinders and located in Birmingham, England. A perfect series to get inspired by the looks of men in the 20’s!