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, melancholic, dramatic, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with world war two, husband wife relationship, nazi, murder, death, runaway, jewish, train, dialogue and party plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, Czech Republic and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1938: A Prominent Patient (2016), October 30th (2018), Promise at Dawn (2017), Anthropoid (2016), Justine (1969), Phoenix (2014), The Girl of Your Dreams (1998), The Grandmaster (2013), The Birthday (1980), Don't Cry, Nanking (1995).
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
USA
127 min.
 8.3
The Cremator (1969)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Czechoslovakia
95 min.
 8.1
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October 30th (2018)
Sci-Fi, Thriller
Promise at Dawn (2017)
Biography, Drama, Romance
France, Belgium
131 min.
 7.3

List of year 1938 movies

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: diplomat, politician, diplomacy, czech abroad, psychiatrist, president, nazi germany, european history, snorting cocaine, seaside, politics, airplane ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937, year 1939, 1930s
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
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: humorous, not serious, clever, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: curses spells and rituals, museum, family, night watchman, adventure, save the day, escapades, obsessive quest, magic, kids and family, fantasy world, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: england, london, usa, egypt
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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: cabin, radio broadcast, 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.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, german, selfishness, old woman, pregnancy, reading a book, memory, crying woman, death of mother, death of wife, cemetery, grave ...
Time: year 1938, year 1965, year 1937
Place: america, austria
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Promise at Dawn (2017)
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: jumping into water, la marseillaise, snail, novel, gun duel, diabetes, seaside, mosquito, barefoot woman, bankruptcy, church, train station ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: africa, paris france, mexico, poland
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 7.2
 36K
Anthropoid (2016)
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, third reich, female protagonist, nazi, assassin, betrayal, brutality, conspiracy, rebellion, torture, death, strong female lead ...
Time: year 1942, year 1938, 1940s
Place: prague, germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague czech republic ...
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 5.7
 330
Justine (1969)
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: poet, married woman, love interest, englishman abroad, skinny dipping, banker, beach, female nudity, conspiracy, female spy
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: palestine, egypt
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 7.3
 14K
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, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: physical appearance, haunted by the past, neo noir, auschwitz, survivor, singing, obsession, hidden identity, neo-noir, cons and scams, under the surface, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, tel aviv israel, west germany, west berlin 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, realistic, pre war
Plot: prisoner, jewish, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, politics, couple relations, political unrest, showbiz, german expressionism, chalet, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, germany, spain, 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: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fist fighting, kung fu master, starvation, loss of daughter, master warrior, heroes, contests and competitions, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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 5.6
 22
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: military hospital, bribe, stepmother stepson relationship, librarian, rich, nazi occupation, german occupation, ruins, german army, tragic event, resistance fighter, military school ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
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: japanese occupation, sino japanese war, chinese, massacre, world war two, german, war crime
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china
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 6.7
 82
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: marriage ceremony, ink, lower class, publisher, russian revolution, assassination plot, working class, poor, historical event, childhood, terrorist, actress ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, year 1917, year 1938, 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: jewish girl, farewell, beating, broken leg, girl, train, falling down stairs, jewish, priest, escape, packing, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: 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: national socialism, pre war
Plot: rabbi, consulate, czech abroad, internment camp, refugee, border crossing, visa, passport, anti semitism, suicide, german, orphan ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: paris france, marseille, prague
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The Lady in Question (1999)
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, aunt nephew relationship, flight attendant, nazi, inheritance, secretary, jewish
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
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 7.7
 63
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, sword, full moon, best friend, grandfather grandson relationship, evacuation, separation, japanese soldier, runaway, graduation ...
Time: year 1938, 1940s
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The Man in the Maze (2011)
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: unconsciousness, maze, shooting, death of loved one, red eyes, heart in hand, killer, death of friend, fight, loss of friend, panic, survival horror ...
Time: year 1938
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 7.8
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough
Plot: atrocity, rescue, sexual abuse, rape, testimony, war crime, massacre, invasion, soldier, survival, chinese woman, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, 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, crime, going straight, down on your luck, small town, criminal heroes, crimes, hopes, 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 (2016)
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, czech, death by shooting, deal with the devil, workplace romance, released from prison, international relations, clothed male naked female, crying male, female chauvinism, female chauvinist ...
Time: year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, switzerland, austria, central europe ...
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 7.0
 439
Lost in Munich (2015)
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, stalking, stalker, translator, filmmaking, lack of money, film festival, manipulative behavior, jealous husband, producer, press conference, allergy ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 1938
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 5K
The Cremator (1969)
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, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, losing-it hero, family in danger, 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 (1978)
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, rebellion, deportation, starvation, war crime, massacre, survival, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 20K
Get Low (2009)
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, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, funeral director, redemption, dying, golden years, solitude, haunted by the past, small town life, elderly, misfit, unfulfillment, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: tennessee, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 13K
Water (2005)
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, child bride, widow, hinduism, sacrifice, bollywood, sin, dying, freedom, innocence, lost ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: india, asia
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Up at the Villa (2000)
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: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: blackmail, widow, theft, refugee, vacation, infidelity, seduction, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938, pre world war two ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, florence italy, paris france ...
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 7.2
 2K
Stalin (1992)
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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: paranoia, leadership, murder, head of state, historical figure, society, state affairs, politics, deadly, power relations, life is a bitch, kgb ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, year 1938 ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Sound of Music (1965)
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, feel good, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: nun, nanny, opposites attract, love and romance, convent, fall in love, mischievous children, novice, nazi occupation, puppet show, governess, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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 7.3
 62K
Seabiscuit (2003)
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, realistic ...
Plot: horse, follow your dream, boxing, businessman, underdog, american dream, against the odds, cowboy, jockey, great depression, racehorse, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, albuquerque new mexico, pasadena california, tijuana mexico
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