Tag: 1930s

The Eight Hundred (2020) 7.2

The Eight Hundred (2020)

From the acclaimed filmmaker behind Mr. Six comes a riveting war epic. In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Ja...

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV) 7.9

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV)

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England....

Water for Elephants (2011) 6.9

Water for Elephants (2011)

After his parents' death, Jacob Jankowski is left penniless and homeless. Events lead him to joining the circus as their vet, working under their unstable boss August whose violent tendencies give everyone reason to be c...

Thieves Like Us (1974) 7

Thieves Like Us (1974)

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in love along the way with a girl ...

Buddy (1997) 4.9

Buddy (1997)

This is a fact based story about a socialite and her husband who live in a mansion with a brood of animals including chimpanzees who are raised as her children. When she discovers an ailing baby gorilla, she decides to c...

Piccadilly Jim (2004) 6

Piccadilly Jim (2004)

It's the 1930's. American sisters Eugenia Crocker and Nesta Pett are extremely wealthy and extremely competitive, with each disliking the other. Their latest quest of oneupsmanship has Nesta trying to marry off her niece...

The Babe (1992) 5.9

The Babe (1992)

Traces the career of Babe Ruth from his days as a youngster in an orphanage to his last days as a manager. Includes such moments as the famous predicted home run and the promise to little Johnny....

My Life So Far (1999) 6.4

My Life So Far (1999)

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Through the household...

The Silence of Others (2018) 8

The Silence of Others (2018)

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they org...

Angela’s Ashes (1999) 7.3

Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of...

Victor Victoria (1982) 7.6

Victor Victoria (1982)

In 1934 Paris, trained coloratura soprano Victoria Grant (Dame Julie Andrews), a native Brit, can't get a job as a singer and is having trouble making ends meet. She doesn't even have enough money for the basics of food ...

Mr. Jones (2019) 6.8

Mr. Jones (2019)

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller "Gareth Jones" chronicles a British investigative journalist as he travels deep into the Soviet Union to uncover an international conspiracy. His life-or-death journey inspires...

When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010) (TV) 6.8

When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010) (TV)

Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.::KristiAngusFan...

Charms for the Easy Life (2002) (TV) 6.7

Charms for the Easy Life (2002) (TV)

The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.::Ciaran O'Shea...

The Last Tycoon (1976) 6.3

The Last Tycoon (1976)

Young film producer, Monroe Stahr, is a rising star in 1930's Hollywood due to his ability to get anything he envisions done even if it means breaking a few rules. The latest film he's working on stars two popular actors...

Lighthouse Love (1932) 6.5

Lighthouse Love (1932)

Two marines stationed in the Chinese port of Hang Chow decide to swear off women and join the lighthouse patrol.::wmorrow59...

Eighteen Springs (1997) 7.1

Eighteen Springs (1997)

Factory worker Shijun encounters an office girl, Manjing, as they work in the same company together. Manjing's sister, Manlu, is a dance hostess who works to support her family, and who marries a rich client. Shijun belo...

The Locket (1946) 7.2

The Locket (1946)

Lovely Nancy seems like the ideal bride to fiancée John Willis... until, just before the ceremony, Willis is approached by Harry Blair, claiming to be Nancy's former husband. The tale Blair unfolds (in a flashback within...

Hachi-ko (1987) 8.1

Hachi-ko (1987)

The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.::Jonas Thers...

The Plot Against America s1 e2 Part 2 7.7

The Plot Against America s1 e2 Part 2

Lindbergh's increasingly popular campaign captures some in the Levin family, as well as Bengelsdorf; Alvin must decide between serving a local real estate magnate or not doing so.::PB...

The Apostle-1997 7.2

The Apostle-1997

Eulis 'Sonny' Dewey is a preacher from Texas living a happy life with his beautiful wife Jessie. Suddenly his stable world crumbles: Jessie is having an affair with young minister Horace. Sonny gets enraged and hits Hora...

Three Texas Steers-1939 6

Three Texas Steers-1939

Nancy Evans, lovely circus owner, has a ranch that she's never visited, but for sentimental reasons won't sell to Mike Abbott. Her partners, secretly in league with Abbott, sabotage the circus to force Nancy to sell the ...

La fin du jour-1939 7.9

La fin du jour-1939

Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of love affairs. Passions come bac...

Cold Comfort Farm-1995 7.2

Cold Comfort Farm-1995

In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste (Kate Beckinsale), recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred pounds sterling a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone o...

Mientras dure la guerra-2019 7.2

Mientras dure la guerra-2019

July 18, 1936. Salamanca, Castilla and León (center to Spain). The Spanish army declares in the city the state of war, hoping to extend it to the rest of Spain and improve the unstable situation in the country after the ...

Vabank-1981 7.9

Vabank-1981

Set in Warsaw in 1930's. After six years in jail, framed for bank robbery by an accomplice, the legendary Kwinto has only revenge on his mind. He is a safecracker in the old style, a thief with a sense of pride and loyal...

The Good the Bad the Weird-2008 7.3

The Good the Bad the Weird-2008

A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a ...

Holiday Inn-1942 7.4

Holiday Inn-1942

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the settin...

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny-2010 7.7

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny-2010

Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John Lukacs explains,...

Till Death Us Do Part-1968 6.1

Till Death Us Do Part-1968

The film version of '""Till Death Do Us Part" (1965)'. tells the story of Alf Garnett and his family living through the London Blitz.::Steve Crook ...

Freakshow-2007 3.1

Freakshow-2007

In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they plot with an insider to steal t...

Shanghai 13-1984 6.4

Shanghai 13-1984

A patriot finds evidence that the government is collaborating with a foreign power. He gets assistance from a local rebel leader who is in charge of a motley group of fighters called the Shanghai 13....

Kisna: The Warrior Poet-2005 4.5

Kisna: The Warrior Poet-2005

The film is set in the India of the tumultuous 1930's when nationalists fighting for the country's independence rose up as one, urging the British to quit. At this time, a young Indian, Kisna befriends and then shields a...

The Boy Friend-1971 6.8

The Boy Friend-1971

The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Polly Browne) is forced to understudy for the leading lady (Rita) at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director (Cecil B. DeThrill) is...

Johnny Dangerously-1984 6.5

Johnny Dangerously-1984

Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills....

Mr. Canton and Lady Rose-1989 7.1

Mr. Canton and Lady Rose-1989

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra's "A Pocketful of Miracles" set in the 1930s. Jackie plays a country boy who rescues a gang boss. Jackie becomes the head of a gang through the purchase of some lucky rose...

I Capture the Castle-2003 6.9

I Capture the Castle-2003

The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Her father is desperate to repeat the spectacular success of his first novel,...

Shadrach-1998 6.4

Shadrach-1998

In 1935, ninety-nine-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie, and their seven children, a...

Something the Lord Made-2004 8.2

Something the Lord Made-2004

Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), a cardiologist (therefore, self-confident to the point of arrogance), leaves Vanderbilt for Johns Hopkins taking with him his lab technician, Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). Thomas, an African-Amer...

Dogville-2003 8

Dogville-2003

Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace (Nicole Kidman), arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive; following the sound of gunshots in the distance which have been heard...