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, captivating, stylized and emotional films and TV shows about / with world war two, nazi, murder, female nudity, husband wife relationship, death, jewish, singer, german and train plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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year 1938 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1938: Red Joan (2018), The White Crow (2018), Black Journal (1979), Under the Rainbow (1981), First on the Moon (2005), Head in the Clouds (2004), Coup de torchon (1981), October 30th (2018), Promise at Dawn (2017), Anthropoid (2016).

List of year 1938 movies

 6.3
 1K
Red Joan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Plot: female spy, kgb, interrogation room, year 2000, propaganda, world war two, cambridge university, female scientist, interrogation, mother son conflict
Time: year 1946, year 1938, year 1945
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The White Crow (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
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 ...
Plot: defection, ballet, kgb, singer, flashback, dancing, friendship, father son relationship, drink, drinking, cigarette smoking, snow ...
Time: 1950s, year 1938, year 1961
Place: paris france
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 6.5
 275
Black Journal (1979)
Genre: Biography, 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, based on true events, pre war, dark humor
Plot: female killer, corpse, variety, sacrifice, psychopath, priest, dancer, coffin, jealousy, woman kills woman, interrogation, tied to a chair ...
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, secret agents, disorder, showbiz, nothing goes right, artists and 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
Plot: rocket, outer space, male nudity, found footage, moon, female nudity, communism, test pilot, space mission, cosmonaut, training
Time: year 1938, 1930s
Place: chile, soviet union, ussr
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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: chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, false accusation, soldier, romance, love and romance, lesbian, war, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
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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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, french noir ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, pimp, serial killer, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, police corruption, love and romance, unlikely criminals, village ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, 1930s, year 1938
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: 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, runaway, austrian, legacy, leaving home, novice, military uniform, broken down car, lighting a candle, war hero, dead wife, large family ...
Time: year 1938, year 1965, year 1937
Place: austria, america
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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: train, prostitute, jumping into water, barefoot woman, bankruptcy, female nudity, police, hotel, newspaper, champagne, single mother, gun ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: paris france, poland, africa, mexico
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 7.2
 38K
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: intense, factual, emotional, realistic, clever ...
Plot: assassination, female protagonist, third reich, nazi, assassin, betrayal, friendship between men, suspicion, conspiracy, repression, nazi occupation, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: prague, germany, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
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 5.7
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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, female spy, married woman, englishman abroad, skinny dipping, female nudity, conspiracy, beach, banker, love interest
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, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, singing, auschwitz, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, cons and scams, obsession, neo-noir, betrayal, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, palestine, 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, pre war
Plot: jewish, prisoner, politics, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, couples, political unrest, injury, nazi germany, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 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: stylized, gloomy, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, loss of daughter, starvation, kung fu master, fist fighting, opponent, instructor, rivalry, heir heiress, heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, 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: politician, diplomacy, diplomat, minister, sex scene, death of father, politics, betrayal, president, european history, nazi germany, snorting cocaine ...
Time: year 1937, year 1938, year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
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 5.7
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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: marriage, husband wife relationship, soldier, wedding, world war two, male female relationship, german occupation, tragic event, stepmother stepson relationship, resistance fighter, german army, ruins ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, 1940s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
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: massacre, world war two, war crime, sino japanese war, japanese occupation, chinese, german
Time: year 1937, year 1938, 1930s
Place: china
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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: assassination, death of child, assassination plot, working class, publisher, poor, class struggle, ink, marriage ceremony, bomb, teacher, blood ...
Time: 1900s, year 1917, turn of the century, 1910s, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia, finland
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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, braided hair, anti semitism, amusement park, childhood friend, friendship between girls, roller coaster, school uniform, memory, grandfather granddaughter relationship, train station, teen angst ...
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, police, death of father, anti semitism, czech abroad, internment camp, fascism, ss, exile, leg wound, holocaust, nazi germany ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: paris france, prague, marseille
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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, inheritance, nazi, aunt nephew relationship, jewish, secretary, flight attendant, nazis
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, best friend, separation, marriage, world war two, airplane, doctor, father son relationship, wedding, rooftop, reading a letter ...
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: killer, death of friend, loss of friend, gunshot, dead man, lost in the woods, tattoo, college student, forest, fight, panic, curse ...
Time: year 1938
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 7.7
 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, serious, rough, suspense, touching ...
Plot: rescue, sexual abuse, atrocity, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, survival, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia, 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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gang, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, hopes, down on your luck, crimes, starting over, going straight, small town, redemption, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: holland, europe, 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: nazism, european history, emigration, death by gunshot, invitation, fireplace, loss of mother, unfaithful husband, nipples visible through clothing, villa, gallows, unfaithful girlfriend ...
Time: year 1937, year 1946, year 1938, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague, central europe, prague czech republic ...
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 7.0
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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, jealousy, mask, revenge, film producer, airport, newspaper, journalist, funeral, affair, extramarital affair, flashback ...
Time: 2000s, year 1938, year 2008
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague
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 8.0
 6K
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, urban, war crime, danger, family in danger, religions or cults, deadly, wartime life, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, atrocity, rhinoceros ...
Time: 30s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, 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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rebellion, concentration camp, deportation, massacre, genocide, war crime, anti semitism, starvation, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
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