Year 1938 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1938 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, melancholic and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with world war two, murder, nazi, female nudity, train, cigarette smoking, jewish, runaway, photograph and brutality plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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year 1938 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1938: Resistance (2020), The Children of Huang Shi (2008), The Eternal Road (2017), The Rocketeer (1991), Red Joan (2018), The White Crow (2018), Black Journal (1977), Under the Rainbow (1981), First on the Moon (2005), Head in the Clouds (2004).

List of year 1938 movies

 5.9
 1K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, torture, train station, sister sister relationship, world war two
Time: year 1943, year 1941, year 1945, year 1939, year 1938
Place: swiss alps
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, self discovery, selflessness, rescue, soldier, daring rescue, heroes, danger, society, escapades, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: asia, china, east asia
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, new identity, socialism, secret police, summary execution, american history, communism, mass murder, family relations, getting home, execution ...
Time: year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: soviet union
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 6.5
 51K
The Rocketeer (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, flying man, family, gangsters, nazi collaborator, treasure hunt, adaptation, betrayal, unlikely friendships, magic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, 30s, year 1938 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.3
 8K
Red Joan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Style: serious, intense, depressing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: female spy, suffering, atomic bomb, world war two, interrogation, propaganda, woman, interrogation room, war crime, escapades, betrayal, kgb ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: soviet union, montreal
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The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Serbia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, captivating, non-linear
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kgb, desertion, ballet, defection, politics, painting, friendship, friend, dancing, cold war, journalist, homosexuality ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1961, year 1938
Place: paris france
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 6.5
 338
Black Journal (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: macabre, pre war, based on true events, dark humor
Plot: head cut off, cat, crying woman, blood on face, helicopter, letter, corpse, female antagonist, taking a bath, mentally unstable, screaming woman, woman hits a man ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
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Under the Rainbow (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from ...
Style: feel good, realistic, not serious, light, funny ...
Plot: hotel, farce, espionage, disorder, secret agents, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, spy, secret service, mistaken identity, assassin ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kansas
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First on the Moon (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In spring 1938 in the mountains in the north of Chile a fiery UFO, later named "Chilean Sphere ", fell down. The investigation of this episode, made by a film crew, has led to a sensational discovery. It appeared that before the Second ...
Style: semi documentary, realistic, clever, serious
Plot: rocket, space mission, communism, training, cosmonaut, moon, satire, found footage, female nudity, male nudity, outer space, test pilot
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: ussr, soviet union, chile
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, couple relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, serial killer, pimp, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crimes, crime, police corruption, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, california
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October 30th (2018)
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: radio broadcast, cabin, paranoia, fear
Time: year 1938
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
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.
Plot: family, sea captain, candelabra, large family, dead wife, burial, heil hitler, salute, military uniform, radio news, legacy, austrian ...
Time: year 1965, year 1937, year 1938
Place: america, austria
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Promise at Dawn (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
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 ...
Style: touching, lyrical, based on true events, tragic ending
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, education, diabetes, world war two, mother love, promise, writer's life, desire for fame, life is a bitch, aviator, letter ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: france, poland, mexico, london, paris france ...
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 7.2
 41K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, 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: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, nazi, betrayal, suspicion, friendship between men, conspiracy, repression, world war two, murderer, ss, female protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: germany, prague, munich germany, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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 5.7
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Justine (1969)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
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: poet, transvestite, female nudity, beach, jailed, belly dancing, englishman abroad, love interest, skinny dipping, married woman, teacher, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: palestine, egypt
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 7.3
 16K
Phoenix (2014)
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: psychological, serious, captivating, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, palestine, west germany ...
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The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
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: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: prisoner, showbiz, couples, love and romance, politics, film within a film, actress, political unrest, artists and showbiz, couple relations, jewish, movie studio ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: spain, europe, germany, berlin germany
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The Grandmaster (2013)
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, heir heiress, rivalry, instructor, opponent, contests and competitions, vengeance, kung fu, loss of daughter, starvation ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
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, politician, diplomat, frustration, hospital, abroad, czech abroad, international relations, czech history, betrayal, death of father, politics ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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 5.7
 23
The Birthday (1980)
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: female director, stepmother stepson relationship, librarian, tragic event, german occupation, rebellion, resistance fighter, german army, ruins, love, nazi occupation, military school ...
Time: year 1938, year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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Don't Cry, Nanking (1995)
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: sino japanese war, chinese history, japanese occupation, world war two, german, war crime, massacre, chinese
Time: year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: china
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 6.6
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Flame Top (1980)
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: female director, bomb, blood, marriage, revolution, assassination, poverty, terrorism, teacher, marriage ceremony, ink, class struggle ...
Time: year 1938, 1900s, year 1917, turn of the century, 1910s ...
Place: finland, russia, st. petersburg russia
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A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
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: nazi occupation, priest, teen angst, catholic priest, catholic, best friend, friendship between girls, amusement park, domineering father, anti semitism, braided hair, childhood friend ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: vienna, austria
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
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: pre war
Plot: rabbi, national socialism, leg wound, jewish, river crossing, nazi occupation, consulate, police, ss, nazi germany, fascism, exile ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: marseille, paris france, prague
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The Lady in Question (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, 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: murder, suspect, female director, inheritance, secretary, jewish, aunt nephew relationship, nazi, flight attendant, nazis
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
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 7.6
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Blue Moon (2006)
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, hospital, grandfather grandson relationship, argument, road trip, wedding, father son relationship, airplane, doctor, rooftop, dancing ...
Time: year 1938, 1940s
Place: boston
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The Man in the Maze (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 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: bare feet, death, bare breasts, murder, death of father, hit on the head, love, missing person, fire, death of loved one, dead man, lost in the woods ...
Time: year 1938
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, rape, invasion, war crime, testimony, daring rescue, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, shanghai, shanghai china
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The Gangs of OSS (2011)
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: gang, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime, starting over, redemption, hopes, down on your luck, small town, violence, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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