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The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1938 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, dramatic, captivating and emotional films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, world war two, nazi, runaway, train, jewish, murder, death, singer and german plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, Czech Republic, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1938: October 30th (2018), Promise at Dawn (2017), Anthropoid (2016), Justine (1969), Phoenix (2014), The Girl of Your Dreams (1998), The Grandmaster (2013), A Prominent Patient (2016), The Birthday (1980), Don't Cry, Nanking (1995).
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
USA
127 min.
 8.3
The Cremator
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Czechoslovakia
95 min.
 8.1
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Promise at Dawn
Biography, Drama, Romance
France, Belgium
131 min.
 7.4
Anthropoid
Biography, History, Thriller, War
Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
120 min.
 7.2

List of year 1938 movies

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: museum, family, adventure, magic, save the day, kids and family, curses spells and rituals, night watchman, escapades, fantasy world, obsessive quest, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, egypt, usa
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October 30th
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Story: Three friends escape into the wilderness after hearing only a portion of the Orson Welles radio play: The War of the Worlds. They seek refuge in an old hunting camp to ride out the fictional attack, and soon learn that they are being stalked by ...
Plot: cabin, radio broadcast, paranoia, fear
Time: year 1938
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, chess, birthday present, piano, nazi, brother sister relationship, water fountain, nazi flag, swastika, nun, selfishness, crying woman ...
Time: year 1937, year 1965, year 1938
Place: austria, america
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Promise at Dawn
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and ...
Plot: bankruptcy, barefoot woman, jumping into water, mosquito, la marseillaise, novel, diabetes, seaside, snail, gun duel, education, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: africa, mexico, paris france, poland
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 7.2
 35K
Anthropoid
Genre: Biography, History, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: dramatic, tense, factual, intense, emotional ...
Plot: assassination, nazi, assassin, betrayal, brutality, conspiracy, rebellion, nazis, wartime, torture, jews, holocaust ...
Time: year 1938, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, prague, israel, england ...
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 5.7
 330
Justine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and ...
Plot: beach, female nudity, conspiracy, female spy, poet, married woman, banker, love interest, englishman abroad, skinny dipping
Time: year 1938
Place: palestine
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 7.3
 14K
Phoenix
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, nazi, holocaust, german, jewish, neo noir, hidden identity, jews, divorce, hospital, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, tokyo, west germany ...
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The Girl of Your Dreams
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, pre war
Plot: artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, politics, couple relations, prisoner, jewish, political unrest, showbiz, actor, nazi, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, germany, spain, berlin germany
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The Grandmaster
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, vengeance, master warrior, revenge, fight scenes, brutality, drinking, heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, japan, tokyo
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A Prominent Patient
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Plot: diplomacy, diplomat, politician, minister, hospital, politics, czech history, czech abroad, president, european history
Time: 1930s, year 1939, year 1938, year 1937
Place: prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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 5.6
 22
The Birthday
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: tragic event, german army, resistance fighter, nazi occupation, military hospital, stepmother stepson relationship, rich, librarian, ruins, german occupation, bribe, military school ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s, year 1938, year 1943 ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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Don't Cry, Nanking
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1937, during the Second Japanese-Sino War, a Chinese doctor, his Japanese pregnant wife, their teenage daughter and their young son travel from Shanghai to Nanjing seeking shelter in the Capital during the Japanese invasion. The family ...
Plot: massacre, chinese, world war two, war crime, german, sino japanese war, japanese occupation
Time: year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: china
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 6.7
 82
Flame Top
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically ...
Plot: class struggle, death of child, revolution, assassination, terrorism, historical event, actress, civil war, execution, childhood, cheating wife, terrorist ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, turn of the century, year 1938, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, finland
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A Friendship in Vienna
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade ...
Plot: jewish girl, farewell, beating, hospital, broken leg, girl, train, falling down stairs, jewish, priest, escape, packing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: austria
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: national socialism, pre war
Plot: rabbi, world war two, death of father, police, jewish, prayer, suicide, german, border crossing, visa, refugee, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: paris france, marseille, prague
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The Lady in Question
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, along with Larry "Cash" Carter, a theatre director ...
Plot: suspect, murder, flight attendant, aunt nephew relationship, nazi, inheritance, secretary, jewish
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
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 7.7
 63
Blue Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Corazon (Boots Anson Roa), an old Filipina who lives in Boston, wrote to each Manuel Pineda in her home a letter. She hopes to find her love again. In the Philippines experiences of the old Manuel Pineda (Eddie Garcia), meanwhile, that he has cancer ...
Plot: nurse, true love, dance, graduation, pendant, runaway, reading a letter, japanese soldier, separation, best friend, full moon, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938
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The Man in the Maze
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While doing research in the woods, four college friends find a mysterious and troublesome trail. Megan, Alex, Christi, and P.T. soon find that they may not be the only ones on the trail and that the dark figure following them is much more than he ...
Style: suspense
Plot: red eyes, death of loved one, shooting, maze, heart in hand, unconsciousness, fight, death of friend, killer, tattoo, gunshot, forest ...
Time: year 1938
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 7.8
 3K
Nanking
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough
Plot: rescue, soldier, survival, sexual abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, fascism, daring rescue, rape, against humanity, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: asia, china, japan, shanghai china
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The Gangs of OSS
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: crime, going straight, down on your luck, small town, criminal heroes, crimes, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, starting over, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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The Devil's Mistress
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair.
Plot: actress, social climber, workplace romance, crying male, released from prison, female chauvinism, female chauvinist, international relations, cabriolet, czech history, heavy smoker, clothed male naked female ...
Time: year 1945, year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, austria, berlin germany, switzerland, central europe ...
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 7.0
 435
Lost in Munich
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir "P" a 90 year old gray parrot, formerly living with Edouard Daladier, the French prime minister responsible for signing the Munich Treaty, comes to Prague to give his "account" of the past events. But can he do it, being just ...
Plot: parrot, filmmaking, film within a film, manipulation, ambassador, lack of money, film festival, manipulative behavior, repeated scene, unfaithful wife, misunderstanding, press conference ...
Time: 2000s, year 1938, year 2008
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe
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 8.1
 5K
The Cremator
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering.
Style: dark humor, surreal, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: losing-it hero, family in danger, murder, urban, life is a bitch, wartime life, religions or cults, danger, deadly, atrocity, war crime, surrealism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, czechoslovakia
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 8.1
 4K
Holocaust
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, captivity, war, racism, wartime life, injustice, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, germany, poland
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 7.1
 20K
Get Low
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, small town, solitude, storytelling, death, golden years, mentor, life & death, guilt, loneliness, haunted by the past, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: tennessee, usa, california
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 7.8
 13K
Water
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia, newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: bollywood, friendship, politics, sacrifice, religion, prostitute, death, prostitution, indians, marriage, idealism, political ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: india, asia
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Up at the Villa
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, stylized, romantic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, fascism, british, marriage, couple relations, period piece, love story, destructive relationship, beautiful scenery, destiny, fall in love, dialogue ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century, year 1938 ...
Place: florence, europe, italy, england, rome italy ...
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 7.2
 2K
Stalin
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: head of state, leadership, society, paranoia, state affairs, murder, politics, deadly, power relations, life is a bitch, historical figure, kgb ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1919 ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Sound of Music
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, romance, children, nazi, nazis, nanny, convent, chase, music, opposites attract, kids and family, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, germany, alps
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 7.3
 62K
Seabiscuit
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: underdog, depression, rags to riches, storytelling, oldies, horse, racing, book, american dream, contests and competitions, mentor, sport ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, pasadena california, tijuana mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

year 1937
year 1937 movies
Shanghai Surprise 1986
3.1
Good 2008
6.2
Hindenburg: The Last Flight 2011
5.3
Amelia 2009
5.8
Appointment with Death 1988
6.2
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japanese flag
japanese flag movies
Nanking 2007
7.8
Rush 2013
8.1
The Railway Man 2013
7.1
Cloverfield 2008
7.0
Come See the Paradise 1990
6.7
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gestapo
gestapo movies
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 2005
7.6
'Allo 'Allo 1982
8.3
Flame and Citron 2008
7.3
The Last Butterfly 1991
7.1
Jacob the Liar 1974
7.3
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year 1941
year 1941 movies
In the Crosswind 2014
7.6
Special Section 1975
7.8
1941 1979
5.8
The Boat 1981
8.4
Fortress of War 2010
7.5
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japanese soldier
japanese soldier movies
Operation Bikini 1963
3.7
Empire of the Sun 1987
7.8
Japan's Longest Day 1967
7.8
Yuki – The Snow Fairy 1981
7.8
The Railway Man 2013
7.1
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nazism
nazism movies
American History X 1998
8.5
The First Purge 2018
5.3
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 2005
7.6
Good 2008
6.2
Hanussen 1988
7.3
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book burning
book burning movies
Fahrenheit 451 2018
4.9
Pleasantville 1998
7.5
Fahrenheit 451 1966
7.3
Equilibrium 2002
7.5
The Book Thief 2013
7.6
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japanese army
japanese army movies
Japan's Longest Day 1967
7.8
Empire of the Sun 1987
7.8
The Last Samurai 2003
7.7
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006
7.9
City of Life and Death 2009
7.7
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