Retro and vintage movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix

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Is there something better than a relaxed movie night at home, especially during the cold season? I don’t think so. The only problem is, the (German) TV programme can be quite boring, so Amazon Prime and Netflix are my best friends. Of course, I especially like series and movies taking place in past, and the good thing is, there are a lot of such movies available! So in this blogpost, I give you an overview of all the retro and vintage movies on Amazon Prime and Netflix I know. Thereby, I mainly focus on modern productions taking place in the first half of the 20th century (with a few exceptions).

Modern retro and vintage Movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix

My aim with this article is to create a kind of timeline, chronologically sorted by the time in which the action of the movies take place. Therefore, it should be easier for you to pick the ones from the era you like most. Or you start a movie marathon and go on a travel through time on your sofa. 😉 So let’s start with the historical movies.

PS: I’m going to update this blopost on a regular basis, so it can definitely make sense to check it out more than once.

Historical Movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix

Historical Movies on Amazon Prime

  • A little Chaos
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Colette
  • Young Victoria
  • Titanic (fee required)

Historical Movies on Netflix

  • The Duchess
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Mary Poppins

Movies on Amazon & Netflix taking Place in the 20s & 30s

20s & 30s Movies on Amazon Prime

  • Murder on the Orient Express *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Midnight in Paris *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Changeling
  • The Immigrant
  • A Nightingale Falling
  • The Danish Girl (kostenpflichtig)
  • The Sting
  • Red Joan (should be available, soon)

20s & 30s Movies Netflix

  • Serena
  • The great Gatsby *RetroCat’s favourite
  • Out of Africa

1940s Movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix

40s Movies on Amazon Prime

  • Their Finest
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Suite Francaise
  • Darkest Hour
  • Violette
  • Allied (fee required)
  • The Godfather

40s Movies on Netflix

  • Julie & Julia
  • Inglourious Bastards
  • Dunkirk

50s & 60s Movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix

50s & 60s Movies on Amazon Prime

  • A beautiful Mind
  • Phantom Thread
  • Pleasantville (kostenpflichtig)
  • Das krumme Haus (kostenpflichtig)
  • Grace von Monaco
  • Grease

50s & 60s Movies on Netflix

  • Mona Lisas Lächeln *RetroCats Favorit
  • Carol
  • The Miracle of Bern
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Reader (Flashbacks)
  • Back to the Future

Retro Movies on Amazon Prime & Netflix taking Place in the 70s to 90s

70s to 90s Movies on Amazon Prime

  • The Post
  • Diana

Modern Movies with great Fashion Moments

Modern Fashion Movies on Amazon Prime

  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Tourist

Modern Fashion Movies on Netflix

  • Sex and the City 1 & 2

My Essentials for a Movie Night at Home

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What are your favourite retro movies? Do you maybe know even more retro and vintage movies on Amazon Prime or Netflix? Tell me in the comments! I’m really thankful for every recommendation. Winters in Germany are long and cold, so enough time for watching a lot of movies. 😉

*No liability assumed. Which series is provided by which provider can change and differs from country to country.  😉

By the way: Find the best vintage and retro series here.

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