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, touching, unusual plot structure and psychological films and TV shows about / with world war two, nazi, friendship, death, photograph, murder, jewish, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
year 1938
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year 1938 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1938: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020), The Tobacconist (2018), The Children of Huang Shi (2008), The Eternal Road (2017), 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

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, this saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, disturbing
Plot: supernatural, police detective, manipulative woman, murder investigation, corrupt cop, pretending to be someone else, witch, mysticism, racism, brutality, deadly, corruption ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938
Place: los angeles
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The Tobacconist (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: psychiatrist, political repression, nazi occupation, friendship, world war two, historical figure, friends, rivalry, society, wartime life, danger, european history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: vienna, central europe
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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: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, rescue, selflessness, self discovery, society, danger, soldier, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, 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 ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, beating, arrested, escape, loss of child, secret police, mass murder, idealism, fear, violence ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: soviet union
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 6.4
 10K
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: intense, suspense, suspenseful, realistic, factual ...
Plot: female spy, atomic bomb, woman, world war two, interrogation, suffering, oppression, propaganda, interrogation room, war crime, escapades, kgb ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1930s, 2000s, 1940s ...
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: captivating, disturbing, tense, psychological, non-linear
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: ballet, defection, kgb, desertion, politics, painting, friendship, dancing, friend, journalist, cold war, adaptation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1938, year 1961
Place: moscow russia, ussr, paris france
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 6.5
 374
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: dark humor, based on true events, macabre, pre war
Plot: coffin, lie, following someone, neighbor neighbor relationship, dancer, false name, portrait, death of sister, death of friend, wheelchair, evidence, performance ...
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, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, 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, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: rocket, space mission, cosmonaut, training, communism, moon, satire, found footage, test pilot, female nudity, male nudity, outer space
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: soviet union, chile, ussr
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 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, sentimental, captivating, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, lesbian, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, nazi, love and romance, orgy, war, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, love affair, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, california
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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: psychological, unusual plot structure, touching, contemplative, tense
Plot: family, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, family relations, father son relationship, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, marriage, brother brother relationship, baby, photographer, funeral ...
Time: year 1937, year 1938, year 1965
Place: austria, america
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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, tragic ending, lyrical, based on true events
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, education, world war two, diabetes, mother love, promise, writer's life, autobiography, life is a bitch, based on a novel, aviator ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: france, poland, africa, mexico, paris france ...
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 5.7
 404
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, british colonialism, zionism, conspiracy, female nudity, englishman abroad, married woman, female spy, skinny dipping, love interest, beach ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: alexandria egypt, palestine, egypt
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 7.3
 17K
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, captivating, serious, 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, year 1943, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, palestine ...
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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, consulate, suicide, refugee, border crossing, anti semitism, nazi germany, visa, orphan, nazi occupation, holocaust ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: prague, marseille, paris france
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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, female director, nazi, suspect, inheritance, secretary, jewish, flight attendant, aunt nephew relationship, nazis
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
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 7.6
 65
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: true love, nurse, rooftop, best friend, full moon, grandfather grandson relationship, argument, wedding, world war two, father son relationship, reading a letter, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1938
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, scary, rough
Plot: survival horror, curse, murder, fight, love, college student, death, death of friend, ghost, loss of friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blood ...
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, massacre, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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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.
Style: captivating, touching, suspense, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: nazism, love triangle, ambition, selfishness, mistress, intrigue, husband wife relationship, actress, filmmaking, railway station, contemplating suicide, bathing ...
Time: year 2000, year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, year 1945 ...
Place: switzerland, czech republic, czechoslovakia, austria, germany ...
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 6.9
 550
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 ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, sincere, exciting, tense ...
Plot: parrot, chase, tv interview, foot chase, czech german relations, friendship, interview, world war two, journalist, photograph, airport, kidnapping ...
Time: 2000s, year 1938, year 2008
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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 8.1
 7K
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, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, world war two, deadly, danger, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, war crime, religions or cults, atrocity, wartime life, urban, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia ...
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 7.0
 22K
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, emotional, psychological, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: funeral director, solitude, uncover truth, haunted by the past, gossip and rumors, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, mysterious character, social relations, oldtimer, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, appalachia, california
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 7.7
 14K
Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
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, melancholic, bleak, controversial, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, hinduism, friendship, widow, sin, child bride, bollywood, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: india, asia
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.2
 4K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti semitism, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, artists and showbiz, state affairs, performer's life, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, berlin germany, germany, europe, poland ...
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'38 - Vienna Before the Fall (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. ...
Plot: nazism, world war two, journalist, actress, nazi, jewish
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: vienna
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 7.6
 128K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, childhood, human spirit, nazi germany, nazi, war, adoption, against humanity, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, rise to the top, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
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